ER Episode Scripts

s15e15

How about your husband? I'm not married.
Boyfriend? I don't have one.
Anything changes with Jody, call me.
Or just call me.
I will.
It's not over with Sam.
Not for me, anyway.
Did you realise that before or after you had sex with Daria? It was a mistake.
You still love him? And at some level, The faculty will always see you as "Little Neela".
You go somewhere new, you'll be taken seriously in a way that will not happen if you stay.
Food's here! I have never had so much takeout in my life.
Well, I thought you liked Vietnamese.
Yeah, I like it, but there are places in Chicago with chairs and tables and food on plates.
Ah, but no bed.
That's an excellent point.
Yes.
Now we're not on for another two hours, so we should ride in together.
Unless someone might see you.
Mm, being covert is more exciting, isn't it? Yeah.
Oh, wait.
No-no-no-no, leave it, leave it.
Ah! Hello? Yeah.
Really? Yeah, that's great.
Can I can I take a number? Yep, thank you.
That was Duke.
The department chair wants to meet me.
What, uh, about the attending position? Yeah, I can't believe it.
I thought I'd sunk myself in the interview.
Well, Dr Corday must have been very impressed.
When is it? This weekend.
This? Wow, that's soon.
That's that's great.
Can you actually imagine me being in North Carolina? I mean, I only took the interview to get the banker off my back.
I didn't consider moving there.
Well, that is the risk of being a brilliant surgeon.
Are you leaving? Yeah, I should, um I should get back to my apartment and grab some clothes before my shift.
But I thought we were gonna You save me a spring roll, yeah? No fractures of the alveolar ridge.
I knew better than to play that shady-ass club last night.
Belly's soft, no obstruction.
Lost my health insurance.
Two teeth in the small intestine.
Thank God.
Can you get 'em out? They should pass on their own in a day or two.
Um here.
Flush discriminately.
Poor guy.
That's disgusting.
I gotta call my accountant.
Tooth guy's going home.
Botox lady's up in psych, and Mr Lam's sleeping it off in 2.
You talking to me? No.
Where's Brenner? Break room, suiting up.
Oh, come on.
Come on! I gotta go! So what did you decide on? Gibson's or Divina Cucina? None of the above.
Claudia made the plans.
I like the sound of that.
Yeah, meeting her at some address in Elmhurst.
I'll bet it's something romantic.
A river walk under the stars.
Ooh, or wine-tasting? I bet it's hot cop fantasy role-play stuff.
Handcuffs and whatnot.
No! Grady! I'll let you know.
What kind of operation you run around here, doc? My back's killing me.
I'm so sorry.
We're still waiting on HMO approval for your MRI.
Someone should be down soon.
Well, hurry it up.
If I'm gonna rot, I'd rather do it in my lazyboy.
That's the last of the marcaine.
All right, thanks, Cecilia.
Dilantin level on your seizure guy came back low.
All right.
Push 500 milligrams, I'll get him ready to go.
That's it? For now.
All right, you know, this is still weird for me.
What are you talking about? Us.
We've broken up.
We're working together.
It's weird.
We said we weren't gonna screw up our schedules.
Some awkwardness while we're finding our bearings is Weird? It's expected.
That's what you say.
Guys, listen up.
Banfield is out sick, but she left instructions to get patient satisfaction scores up.
Tony, congratulations.
Yours are the worst in the department.
She's had me on geriatrics study for weeks.
They're not the most enthusiastic bunch.
Just rub their feet, work a jigsaw puzzle.
at home, combative in the rig.
Ten minutes out.
Bingo.
Oh, come on.
Banfield's not here.
Give me someone a little less salty? I got a kid mixing X and valerian root.
Dawn, you get Dr Gates' numbers up this shift, it's dinner at Gibson's.
I'll foot the bill.
Don't blow this for me.
Sam, you're with me.
Hey, you know department policy about switching weekend shifts at short notice? Depends on Banfield's mood.
You going out of town? No.
Well, maybe.
North Carolina, maybe.
Hey, Dr Brenner, my delivery was short.
You mind if I steal some Kerlix from your supply room? Yeah, sure, you go ahead.
I'll grab it for you.
Here.
What's in North Carolina? Uh, n-not, not sure, really, nothing, no-nothing definite What? Nothing.
All right.
I get it.
Secret getaway.
Well, whoever it is, my advice: keep it casual, fun.
You think? Believe me, it's a long way down.
Is that the rig? They said it was ten minutes out.
Stop, stop! Mom! What happened? Check on Zadro! I'm Dr Brenner.
Joanie.
OK, Joanie, any trouble breathing? Um, Lucy, are you OK? I think so.
Honey ow, ow, ow.
Ow, ow.
Oh, Mom.
What is it? My hip, my hip, my hip.
Don't move, Joanie.
That goes for you, too.
I want you to take a big, deep breath.
Pulse rate 120.
I'm OK.
I can get out.
Lucy, Lucy, you stay there.
Let us check you first, OK? I need a collar! Ugh, hit my head.
We got to get you on a backboard.
Are you serious? Look at this rig.
You're lucky to be alive, man.
C-spine, chest and pelvis.
Clear bilaterally, sternal contusion.
Yeah, the seatbelt hurt your chest.
Ouch.
Right hip tender with internal rotation.
Mom! Your daughter's here.
Are you OK? We cleared her neck outside.
Listen to what the doctors say.
She just has a minor forearm burn from the car's airbag.
Put her in sutures; I think mom has a broken hip.
Could have an intra-abdominal bleed.
They were separated outside.
Just give 'em a minute, OK? OK, fine, we need a hemocue.
I want to go home.
You got this.
Frank has my sign-outs.
Make sure the back pain gets an MRI; his HMO won't approve it.
So, what do you want me to do about it? Talk them into it.
No, Archie, no, not today.
Look, you stay if you feel that strongly about it.
But I can't.
I'm sorry.
Pulse ox 97 on two litres.
Set up for a fast.
All right, your neck is fine.
I just need to sew up your forehead.
What about steri-strips? Ah, it's well into the sub-Q.
Well, how about that super glue? You'll have much better results with sutures.
You should listen to your doctor.
Hey, Sam, drunk driver? Mom and daughter.
Not sure why.
Huh.
Well, I hope they're OK.
Dr Gates, that old guy with syncope is here.
Go.
Someone else can stitch me up.
OK, I'll come back to check you out.
I need a signature for Dr Gates on this patient satisfaction form before you go.
It's already filled out.
Just sign it.
This is Leo Malcolm, found down at home, unconscious on the scene, Woke up in the rig after a litre.
I'm Dr Gates.
Do you know where you are? Some fleabag hospital, looks like.
Tachy at 118.
BP: 98/40.
Sats 97.
Heart's beating pretty fast.
Does anything hurt? I'm fine.
Man can't take a nap without big brother knocking at the door.
Family installed some kind of motion detector in the house; no movement for an hour, paramedics get a call from the monitoring company.
All right, let's go, Mr Malcolm.
May as well get it over with.
I feel the same way.
Dr Gates.
I mean, welcome to County, sir.
We're so glad you're here.
Acetabular fracture.
That's bad? You broke the socket of your hip joint.
We can reconstruct it surgically, but you'll need to stay at the hospital while it mends.
How long will that take? A week, another month of rehab.
No, I can't.
I have Lucy.
If the pelvis doesn't heal properly, you'll develop arthritis, chronic pain.
You could need a total hip replacement.
All set.
I got a tetanus shot, Mom.
Your daughter was very brave.
She's my angel.
I don't know what happened.
I mean, one minute we were driving along, singing with the radio, and the next, my car won't stop.
You're lucky it happened in front of the hospital.
Yeah.
God's plan, right? Right, right, Mom.
Excuse me.
Dr Fazzio is on the phone.
Is he approving the MRI? Fork over the four grand, he says you can do anything you want.
Unbelievable.
I'm ordering it.
Be careful, let's not stick a patient with a huge bill for an unauthorized procedure.
Hey, Lucy, have you ever seen a newborn baby close up? Come on.
I'll take you to where they're sleeping.
It's OK.
OK.
I'll be right back.
I've been looking after her alone for so long.
You never expect something like this to happen.
Well, we can hold off on surgery while you find someone to take her home.
Do you have any family nearby? Uh, my mom died when I was in college.
Do you have any friends that can take her, uh, siblings? I have a brother Stuart, but we haven't talked in a while.
Last I heard, he works a bar on Cicero.
I can call him if you want.
If he's reachable, we need to try.
Look, Lucy was three the last time we saw him.
He shows up late one night, and he says he's in trouble; he needs a place to stay, regroup, whatever.
When we woke up, he was long gone.
He'd stolen a bunch of cash from my wallet and my mom's wedding ring.
My family's gotten pretty small since then.
I have a neighbour that looks after her sometimes.
We, we can just ask her.
OK.
What labs do you want? CBC, BMP, and a blood culture.
Oh! All right, mid-epigastric tenderness.
Yeah, your stomach would hurt like this, too, if I pushed you like that.
There's nothing wrong with me.
Systolic only 88.
So this doesn't hurt? Don't be so disappointed.
Little stick here.
That's it.
That's it.
I'm out of here.
Where are you going? I'm going home.
No, no, come on.
Get out of my way, kid.
No, you're not going anywhere.
Do you want me to call Dr Brenner? I got this.
Yeah, that's it.
Goodbye.
Leo, put this back.
The paramedics would not have brought you in here if they thought nothing was wrong with you.
Your heart's beating way too fast.
Your blood pressure is very low.
Let me help you.
I'm fine, you know.
I'm fine.
Finger? Now, doctor Everybody wants to help me.
Draw some blood, will you? What?! Wait, hold it.
Wait a minute, man.
My, my daughter, you know? She had these computers all over my house.
Couldn't even go to the can without this little light blinking at me.
She's probably just worried about you.
Yeah, but she should have let me go to the assisted-living place.
At least there I wouldn't be bothering nobody.
All right, let's order an abdominal series.
What's that? Take x rays of your belly.
I'm fine.
Now, come on.
Look, if it's clear, I'll call you a cab.
Deal? Ah um Deal.
No fever, no neuro deficit.
That it's an epidural abscess is a long throw.
Worsening pain for weeks, not relieved with Vicodin.
Think we should image him before he's paralyzed? Of course I do, but it's not our call.
Dr Brenner, someone called this guy about his sister.
You're Stuart Moore? You're the one said Joanie was asking about me? Yeah, I called you, yeah.
Must be bad, man.
I'm the last person she'd call.
OK, she's back here.
Uh, Dr Brenner! Frank, his sister His sister's in Trauma 1.
Would you mind? I'll be with you in a minute.
Look.
Dr Fazzio promised he'd be down in the next hour.
If he doesn't approve it, call my cell.
I'll deal with it.
Fine.
Really? I can go? Hallelujah.
Thank you.
Hey, Sam! I, uh, talked to Dubenko about the roux-en-y with the robotic surgery system next week.
Cool.
Thanks.
We've seen you upstairs quite a bit lately.
Yeah, I'm taking as many OR shifts as I can.
I'm not really having a great time down here.
Tony.
Breakup.
Oh.
You seem to be managing.
For the most part.
You know him.
Yeah.
We had coffee.
He apologised.
I yelled.
Then we both decided we didn't want it to affect our jobs.
So that's that.
I'm sorry.
It's OK.
For now, I'm keeping my work life out of my life life.
Well, sounds like a plan.
I figured you were done loaning me money.
So you rob me? My car was in the shop, Joanie.
How was I supposed to get to work? Guys, we need to calm down in here.
I am talking about what you did to me.
You want your half of Mom's ring? What is he doing here? I told you that I did not want him called.
All right, I'm sorry, but we called your neighbours; they're out of town.
Stuart's the only family Lucy has.
It's him or foster care.
She'd be better off with strangers.
We're fine.
CT can take her.
Everything OK? OK.
My brother here needs to leave.
Call CT.
We're going to take her upstairs.
Wait.
Wait.
If something's happening with Lucy, I should know.
Why? Why should you know? You don't deserve anything! OK.
You know what? Your problem.
Have a nice life.
Get out! Stuart, look.
I'm sorry about all this.
I didn't realise Yeah, look, it was my mistake to come.
Look, your sister's sick.
Now someone needs to take care of Lucy for a while.
That ain't me.
Sam, he's not interested.
I'm leaving, all right? Hey.
Just leave me alone.
Just gonna walk away? Believe me, it's what she wants.
It's not what your niece wants.
What do you know about it? She needs someone.
Stuart? Lucy's not my niece.
She's my daughter.
So Joanie's not her mother? I don't know where her mom is.
She took off when, uh, Lucy was three.
And Lucy has no idea? I haven't exactly been around.
Yeah, I know.
Look, I didn't know what I was doing.
I wasn't supposed to have a kid.
I figured leaving her with Joanie was the best I could do.
Asking your sister to raise your child-- That's a pretty big favour.
Guess that's why I didn't ask.
Joanie's in trouble.
She needs your help now.
I got a tiny apartment.
I-I play guitar at a bar.
I can't take care of a 9-yr-old kid.
Hey, maybe you'll maybe you'll surprise yourself.
I doubt it.
Yeah, look, I got to go.
So, uh, Tell Joanie I had to go to work.
Uh, maybe I'll come visit later.
Sure.
So? He's not going to do it.
Call foster care when you're done with the CT.
It's been over an hour.
You said you were going to call me a cab.
The results are on their way.
Huh.
Hey, look, I got light-headed, and I fainted.
It's no big deal.
Why can't you understand that? Whatever you have, Leo, let us try to fix it.
Ah.
I'm sure you will.
Hi, I'm Dr Rasgotra.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
Got tied up.
I've got the OR standing by.
Free air under the diaphragm.
Yeah, it's most likely a perfed ulcer.
He's been taking large doses of Ibuprofen for his arthritis.
Do you have any belly pain? No.
Well, the nsaids could be masking the symptoms.
Mr Malcolm, air in the abdomen is not normal.
We need to go in, find the perforation, and repair it.
Go in? Lady, I'm 78 years old.
It's true there's some increased risk associated with surgery at your age, but there should be a good outcome.
If you don't do this operation, you could die.
What are we waiting for? Cancer? I've seen that.
No, thank you.
You sure this is your decision? Yes.
No, thank you.
His daughter's here.
All right, have 'em hold on a second.
Look, Leo, this is one relatively routine operation.
You could be home in a few days.
Oh, yeah, that's what they told my wife.
Two years later she was still in the hospital tied to to the hoses and machines.
I can't do that, ma'am.
You get to stay here and watch all the action.
We're going to see inside my mom? Yeah, it's pretty cool.
I can do a 3-D reconstruction.
Wow.
How are you doing? A little dizzy.
It's probably the morphine.
Will I be able to meet the foster family before she goes? Of course.
And she can visit me here? Yeah.
Every day.
Two weeks are going to fly by.
You'll see.
She deserves better than Stuart.
Does she remember him at all? She knows that she has an uncle.
She knows she met him once.
That he lives in the city.
My brother he wasn't always like this.
But I'm worried that if I'm stuck here, he'll use it against me.
He could use custody to blackmail me for money.
It's what he does.
But you're her mom now.
Not legally.
I always thought adoption was just a formality.
I never thought that I could ever really lose her.
You won't.
Joanie, he's not coming back.
So what happens now? Well, he's refusing treatment.
There's nothing we can do.
Nothing? This is a hospital.
You can't just let someone die.
It's his choice.
It's been one battle after another since my mom died.
Trying to move him out of his house, give up his car.
Feels like I should know how to do this.
Well, you know, sometimes people make this kind of decision when they're depressed.
Maybe we can have him talk to somebody.
Like a psychiatrist? Yeah, they can offer counselling, medication.
I know he's not ready to say goodbye.
Hi, Archie.
I'm late.
I'm sorry.
Don't worry about it.
Come on in.
Nice place.
Here, these are for you.
Oh.
I have a surprise for you.
Oh, yeah? What kind of surprise? Hey, are those cupcakes? Yes.
And balloons.
I like balloons, I guess.
Archie, this is my mom, Olga.
My sister, Lorraine.
My cousins Bianca, Javier, Gabriella, Jose.
And these are my grandmothers, Carmen and Alicia.
Hi.
Hey, I'm having Psych see Leo.
What? Why? Well, if we can have him declared incompetent, then we can have power of attorney transferred to his daughter and have the operation.
But he's not incompetent.
He simply doesn't want treatment.
Well, if not incompetent, then depressed.
It's natural at his age.
Part of the process of letting go.
You know what? If a 25-year-old kid came in and refused surgery, you'd get Psych involved just like that.
He's not 25.
And it's his right to decide whether he wants his last years spent in and out of hospital beds.
You have to respect his wishes.
Frank, isn't it a bit ridiculous to file four different copies of the base station report? Gee, that thought has never occurred to me.
Neela, um look, just put the rest of them in the break room.
Also, your father-of-the-year is out there in waiting.
Stuart Moore? He came back? Yeah, I'm watching my wallet.
I suggest you do the same.
Car crash in the ambulance bay.
Dysfunctional family drama-- a little bit of everything.
Yeah.
Well, listen, I was about Duke Yeah, I'm sorry about that.
I don't know why I was going on.
I guess I got caught off guard.
Well, it's a big move.
You're probably right to be a little hesitant.
Listen, I was thinking maybe we could I booked my flight.
You did? Yeah, Lucien switched my schedule.
He said if I couldn't come up with a better reason than nerves Of course.
That's that's good.
Well, it's just an interview, right? No need to make any big life decisions.
I'll see you later.
All right.
Bye.
Need some help here! Mom! I need some help! Mom, wake up! I need a doc.
Dr Brenner! Mom? Mom She needs to rest now, honey.
Dropped her pressure in CT; dropped her sats; lungs are wet.
What are you guys doing? Pink, frothy sputum, pulmonary edema.
What is that?! Congestive heart failure? OK, we're helping her breathe, Lucy.
She might have bruised her heart in the crash.
Mommy! Mommy, are you OK? Mom! Bipap, 40 of Lasix.
I got the airway! Mom, tell me you're OK! You need to calm down, OK? But what are you guys doing? Let's see if we can avoid intubation.
Multifocal PVCs.
Hundred of Lidocaine.
Mommy, please talk to me! Mommy! She's sleeping, Lucy, because her oxygen level's low.
Sometimes when the heart isn't pumping well, the lungs fill with fluid.
Damn.
Diffuse hypokinesis.
Ejection fraction 20%.
Looks like a dilated cardiomyopathy.
That can't be from the crash.
What's happening? Your mom's heart isn't doing its job.
We're trying to find out why.
Run of six on the monitor.
Did she present in failure? No, she was compensating.
She couldn't handle the two litres of saline we gave her.
Mommy! Mommy! V-tach.
Charge to 300.
Stop! We're charged.
All right, clear! Can someone get her out of here, please?! All right, clear.
Stop! No change.
No, no! Mommy! Mommy! I want to stay! I want to stay! Yeah, OK, that sounds good.
You call me when you're ready.
Was that cardiology? Fulminant myocarditis.
A heart biopsy is gonna tell us if it's treatable with steroids.
What about the hip surgery? We'll keep her in traction for a couple of days, give her lungs a chance to dry out before we subject her to general anaesthesia.
Hey, uh, I put the little girl in the break room.
Social Service is on their way down.
Geez, poor kid.
Two weeks is scary enough, but a month? And then if the biopsy shows scarring Well, the brother's out in waiting.
I'm going to speak to him.
Maybe he'll reconsider.
Whoa, we're not sending her home with that guy.
Sam, he's the father.
He deserves to know if his child's going to be sent off to live with strangers.
He didn't mind abandoning her in the middle of the night.
That was six years ago.
Sam, this is different.
You think? Hey, it was a slow night.
How'd the surgery go? She hasn't had it yet.
We discovered Joanie was in heart failure.
I don't from the car crash? No, it's something else, I think.
We're running a test now to assess the damage.
Stuart, your daughter was with Joanie when she needed CPR.
She's scared.
She needs a place to stay tonight.
Yeah.
Well, all right.
Is my mom OK? Uh, she might be upstairs for a little while.
Lucy, there's someone here to see you.
This This is, uh, Stuart.
Your, uh, mom's told you about me, I think.
A little.
You're my uncle? You probably don't remember, but we met when you were little.
Yeah, it was a long time ago.
Uh, I've been busy.
Yeah, I, uh Stuart here is a musician.
Really? That's cool.
What kind of music? Um, rock mostly.
You like music? I like the Police.
What? Come on.
The Police? Really? My mom and I like the song about dinosaurs.
You ever, uh, you ever listen to the Clash? They're all right.
Liz Dade's here.
OK, um, Lucy, do you mind if I, um, leave you guys alone for a minute? No, it's OK.
OK.
You know, your mom and I used to listen to the Police when we were kids.
We had it on a cassette tape.
You know what that is? We used blast it so loud, it drove your grandma crazy.
That's Stuart Moore? Yeah, he's the father.
Technically.
That's what the birth certificate says.
He has no criminal record, no history of violence, no record of abuse.
So, given the gravity of Joanie's condition, he's a candidate for temporary custody.
If he wants it.
I think he will.
What? You can't just show up after six years and act like nothing's happened.
I'll try to get a sense if he can handle it.
But yeah, he's the father.
What about Joanie? She knows Lucy best.
She'll need to sign off.
We are not gonna add to the stress of her illness.
I think it's a mistake.
# Won't you send it southbound? # Give it a cool bluesman name? # Like Lucy.
Check this out.
Here it comes.
All right, you ready? # But on the southside of heaven # Won't you take me home? # Cos I been broke down for so long # Lord, it's getting cold # Sing that part with me.
# But on the southside of heaven # Won't you take me home? That's it! # Cos I been broke down for so long # Lord, it's getting cold # So, uh, her nephew's seventh birthday party.
Seven years.
Boy, what a fun age, huh? Just running around with other seven-year-olds.
Disculpenme, abuelitas.
Le voy a ensenar la casa a Archie antes de irnos.
Come on.
Come on! They don't speak English.
Kinda wish I knew that.
Yeah, why? You speak Spanish? No, not really.
Ay, Rogelio.
I'm fine! I'm fine! That's my cousin, Rogelio.
He always does this.
Lorraine, don't worry.
It'll be fine.
We'll just serve the cake.
No.
Superhero Gary is like Philip's favourite TV character.
If he sees this, he'll freak.
What can we do? I don't know.
Superhero Gary! Superhero Gary! Greetings, small children! You're not Gary? Nice tights.
It's, uh, a beautiful day in the neighbourhood.
A beautiful day for Uh a birthday! It's somebody's birthday, right? It's Philip's birthday.
It's somebody's birthday! Philip! Yes! What a rip-off.
Uh, how old are you, Philip? You're not Superhero Gary.
Of course I am.
Yeah, I'm Superhero Gary.
I'm the strongest man in Chicago.
With, uh, behold my biceps of superness! Ooh, those are fake.
Your hair looks different.
And his legs.
Yeah! Superhero Gary has man legs.
These are my bionic legs! Yes, for leaping buildings in a single bound.
What's a bound? It's Oh, nice shot! Don't throw that.
Hit him! Get him! OK, Phillip, seriously.
You guys, come on.
Get him! Whoo! Yeah, yeah! How are you feeling, Joanie? Better.
Setting well on Bipap.
Switching her to ten litres by mask.
I felt like I was drowning.
Over a litre of urine output with the Lasix.
You get the results? Joanie most of your heart muscle has been replaced by scar tissue.
I don't understand.
A virus attacked your heart.
A virus? What kind of virus? Well, it could have been a cold or flu.
Something in the last 12 months, perhaps.
How does something like this happen? It's extremely rare.
Now, unfortunately, the damage is irreversible.
Now, we'll wait to see if your heart Responds to IV medication, but if it doesn't, we may have to put you on the transplant list.
Mom.
Mom.
Mom.
What about Lucy? I'm gonna take her, Joan.
No.
Just for a couple of weeks till you're better.
It's a lot of responsibility.
Every day.
He knows that.
It's more than just watching her.
There's an old woman who lives in my building.
She baby-sits.
She can help out if I need it.
Is that cool, kiddo? It's cool.
We'll catch up for lost time.
Stuart Hey I can do this.
Let me prove it to you.
You don't have to if you don't want to.
I want to.
Here we go again.
What did the psychiatrist say? He says you're not suicidal, you're not clinically depressed, and you have the right to refuse treatment.
Finally, a doctor around here who listens.
But refusing treatment is just the first step.
We need to walk you through the rest.
The rest of what? He means the hospice.
If that's the path you're choosing.
Yeah, it is.
You know, contents of your bowel could spill into your abdomen and cause a massive infection, get through your bloodstream, infect your lungs.
Which we will treat with antibiotics.
Fine.
Your blood pressure could drop so low that fluid could get in your lungs.
We'll give you medication to keep you comfortable.
If you have to.
Morphine.
Which will make you out of it.
You won't be able to see.
You can't talk.
Your daughter will be there watching you lose the ability to breathe.
You want that? You want to put your daughter through that? Your granddaughters through that? Tony.
Can you step outside, please? What the hell was that? He's making a mistake.
So you think scaring him into it is the best solution? What other choice do I have? Let it go.
Hey.
What is it? I want to apologise for earlier.
I watched my wife turn into a corpse before my very eyes.
What makes you think I can't handle a little, uh, shortness of breath? Hey, you, uh you religious or something? Uh, you afraid that God's gonna get mad at me? It's not about that.
Huh.
Well, why-why can't I, uh, show my family that I'm still strong? That, uh, I can, uh, leave this world with some kind of dignity? You want to protect your family; I get it.
You know, I sat with my wife for two years waiting, watching her disappear.
I did that so that my family didn't have to.
Two years.
And then when it was over, sh She didn't even remember who I was.
What kind of cruel joke is that? Leo, you don't have cancer.
We could fix this, man.
Ah, you did what you need to do.
Now you just let me do mine.
I was talking to your granddaughter Alyssa.
Yep.
She's going to, uh, Wisconsin in the fall, huh? Civil engineering.
Building cities.
Must be a tough field to get into, huh? Yeah.
She said she talked about it, when she was a kid with you, that you wanted to do the same thing.
They never had anything like that when I was in the Navy.
She's got more opportunities than I ever had.
You must be proud.
Oh.
I'm proud of all my grandchildren.
They always remember what they come from.
You know, I have a daughter.
Oh, yeah? Haven't always done the right thing.
That's for sure.
Seeing you with your family, meeting them and the way they look up to you, all that you've accomplished, it's You figure it out as you go.
Yeah.
The college, the classes, the career.
You-you've talked to her about that your whole life.
That's cool.
And she's doing it.
Mm-hmm.
She's doing it, and she's doing it not just for herself, but for you.
She's gonna graduate, and she's gonna look out there, and you're not gonna be there.
That how you want it to be? You're buying me dinner.
Holy Moses! Morris? Dislocation of the left elbow.
Needs postreduction films and an ortho consult.
Come on, kids.
I'll show you where they reattached Evil Staxx's arm after I threw him off the Sears Tower.
These are from the county, state and DCFS saying that you agree to the terms of the four-week custody arrangement.
There's a lot of forms.
Here's a map and directions to Lucy's school.
You're responsible for getting her to and from every day.
And her paediatrician's office.
She's got an annual physical scheduled in two weeks.
Can't some of this wait until Joanie's better? No, it's important to keep her routine stable during the transition.
Now, you need to bring her here every day.
Contact with Joanie is vital.
How am I supposed to work? You'll figure it out.
Call me if you have any questions.
You OK? Yeah.
Now, this is nothing you can't handle.
Listen, uh, Lucy's with your sister until we take her upstairs.
Why don't you go down the, uh, street and pick up some food? Ike Ryan's is a block down; shouldn't take you too long.
Grab yourselves some, uh, dinner, maybe a couple of sodas.
All right.
You need some money? No, man, I got money.
I'll see you in half an hour.
And, um, this is a bench, yeah, where-where people wait to hear matters of life and death.
Oh, oh! And this, this is one of Superhero Gary's favourite nurses, Sam Taggart.
Sam, this is Claudia and her whole family.
Hi.
Superhero Gary? Kid's birthday party.
Morris.
Gates has got neurosurgery coming down on your patient.
What patient? I'm not on.
Your back pain guy.
His BP dropped and he can't move his legs.
He's still here?! Excuse me.
Two litres of saline wide open.
Temp spiked to 103.
BP: 85/50.
Oh, good, here he comes.
What the hell? Can you feel this? No.
I can't move my legs.
Spinal shock.
Probably septic, too.
I'll throw in a central line.
Why can't I move my legs? You have an infection that's pressing on your spinal cord.
Costume party? Seventh birthday.
Sats are down 87%.
Mix Levophed, four migs in 500ccs.
Vanco and Ceftriaxone are hanging.
Introducer and guidewire.
Neurosurge will meet us in MRI.
Holding an OR.
We need to take you up to surgery to prevent permanent paralysis.
God! I'm going to be paralyzed? No, we hope not.
Don't worry.
I've got you.
OK, let's roll.
The clock is ticking.
You're our hero.
Coming through! Lucy, Luce Yeah? Yeah, Mom? Listen, do you have your backpack and your sweatshirt? Yeah.
Don't worry, Mom.
OK.
Here, listen.
You be a good girl, OK? All right? I'll see you tomorrow.
OK.
I love you.
I love you more.
Come on.
Good night, guys.
Bye, Dr Morris.
Happy birthday, Philip.
You know, impersonating a superhero's a misdemeanour? It is? And resisting arrest will only make it worse.
I guess I'm in big trouble.
I guess you are.
# When I die, Lord # Won't you put my soul up on a train? # Won't you send it southbound # Give it a cool bluesman name? # Cos I've been lost on them back roads # So many times I've gone blind # Losing faith in my family # Had put me out of my damn mind # On the southside of heaven, won't you take me home? # Cos I've been broke down for so long # Lord, it's getting cold # I've been a desperado in West Texas for so long # Lord, I need a change # Ten long years this old place ain't # Seen a drop of rain # Now the wind blows every day, Lord # Oh, like a desert snow # Like a lostbound train # Running on cocaine and out of control # But on the southside of heaven # Won't you take me home? # Cos I've been broke for so long # Lord, it's getting cold.
# He probably went to get his place ready for you.
We can wait out here for a few minutes, if you like.
He's not coming.
How do you know that? I could tell.
It's kind of cold out here.
I'm OK.
How long is she going to be here? It's hard to say.
I hope it's not too long.
Me, too.
# On the southside of heaven, won't you take me home?