When Wrongside’s old Viet Nam NCO SARGE wants Wrongside to store some stolen swag, Wrongside is reluctant – but Sarge holds some dark secret over him. Jonathan stands up for his new friend, though, and there’s a tussle – resulting in Wrongside dislocating his shoulder.
But here’s the weird thing: Jonathan knows how to fix Wrongside’s shoulder, and he doesn’t know how he knows – because he has amnesia. No idea who he was before waking up in a hospital last year. But he’s beginning to think he was a doctor, because these medical skills keep cropping up.
As Jonathan finds himself drawn to Wrongside’s old flame – bartender DINAH – one of his search engines reveals an army medic who deserted from Iraq fits his description. But before he leaves to find the man’s family, he exorcises Wrongside’s demons with a fire ceremony he learned from Dinah – and Wrongside, who generally makes a joke out of everything, is finally able to cry.
Unfortunately Sarge, angry over his beef with Jonathan, decides to get even by setting the bar on fire. Chaos ensues – some people are heroes, some cowards, some just leaves in the wind – as Sarge reaps his karmic rewards, while the Jonathan/Dinah/Wrongside triangle reaches a poignant conclusion. And in a climax both surprising and inevitable, Jonathan and Wrongside realize it’s not who youwere that’s important, it’s who you are.