As the second season of Hawthorne opens, several Richmond Trinity doctors and nurses have been transferred to James River, a failing hospital in terrible shape. There, Christina butts heads with the ER’s head nurse, Gail Strummer, who is extremely set in her ways. Christina is impressed, however, by the charming Dr. Steve Shaw, who hails from England, and the hard-working ER clerk Marcus Leeds, who has his eye on Camille. This season, Christina and Tom will try to forge a romantic relationship, especially now that he is no longer serving as Chief of Surgery and can devote more time to patient care and a private life. Bobbie will once again find herself helping out homeless mother Isabelle. Ray’s lust-hate relationship with Dr. Marshall will hit some snags over Ray’s continued feelings toward Candy, who is serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Kelly’s confidence as a nurse will slowly build, thanks in part to her work with a nurse who’s even more insecure. And Camille takes a step toward adulthood that her mother isn’t sure she’s prepared to take.