Shawn and Gus are recruited into a think tank to help prevent the murder of a business tycoon, but once the group has disbanded, they realize that one of the members plans to use the assassination ideas.
A convict, being treated at County General, manages to take a hostage and demand news coverage. When the newscaster covering the event is shot down, Dr. Sloan takes it upon himself to figure out what went wrong.
A Los Angeles earthquake apparently causes an armoire to topple over on top of a good friend of Dr. Sloan's, Martin Garfield, killing him. Sloan goes to work and discovers that Garfield may have been killed before the earthquake.
A gangland 'protector' under surveillance by Steve becomes infected with the plague when a medicine bottle is mysteriously switched. Dr. Sloan tries to find the source of the virus before the murderer starts an epidemic.
When Katherine returns home after her husband passed, she meets a veteran who is on his own holiday journey. As Christmas nears, they learn of a bond that may be the miracle they need. Stars Alison Sweeney, Lucas Bryant.
While planning an annual Christmas party, Peyton is forced together with Ben to care for a friend's daughter. While finding their Christmas spirit, will there be some romance along the way? Stars Ashley Williams and Paul Campbell.
After a year's worth of letters exchanged between Audrey Brown and soldier Matt Evans, their worlds collide for the first time off the page. Will the spirit of the season bring Matt and Audrey's love beyond their letters?