ER s12e03 Episode Script

Man with No Name

Previously on E.
Officer on deck.
- Me.
I'm the chief.
- Yeah, Chief Pain-In-The-Ass.
- Welcome to County, Inez.
- Thank you.
I don't need anything from you.
I never have.
Don't come back anymore.
But I couldn't leave without seeing you.
- I need to think things out by myself.
- Where are you going now? - I'm looking at an apartment before work.
- So, what, that's it? We don't talk about this? Sam's moving out.
Why? I've got a feeling it's a communication problem.
12x10 "MAN WITH NO NAME" You're watching the sunrise movie on WMAQ- TV, Chicago's Channel 5.
What did you say your name was, again? I didn't.
No, I guess you didn't, at that, did you? Morning, Zoila.
I think you at work.
First Thursday of the month.
It's when Samantha told me to come.
I'm running a bit late.
You don't have to clean up today.
- But Samantha say- - Samantha doesn't live here anymore.
Um, I'll have her call you.
All these was at the lobby.
- The dishes.
- Hmm? You're gonna get cucarachas.
Currently, patient throughput is 8.
7 hours.
Now, the problem is- - Dr.
Weaver, can we-? - Not a good time, Morris.
If they need to be admitted to the hospital, that goes up to over 19 hours.
Certainly room for improvement.
That's where Caduceus Systematics come into the picture.
- Houston, we have a problem.
- One moment.
Why don't you? Here, take a look at these.
Keep it down, doctor, I've got grant officers with me.
Grant officers? They're considering funding a pilot study here at County.
Kudos to you.
Now, what do we do about this new nurse czar, Eve something-or-other? Peyton.
She met with the Emergency Services Committee, and we all loved her.
Is it her job to slow the floor down? I thought that was your job.
My point being, the nurses are in there, just yakking away.
- They're entitled to a staff meeting, - Not unless I say so.
We say so.
Not unless Dr.
Weaver says so.
Who's the Attending on today? - Supposed to be Susan.
- That's not gonna happen.
So it's true? She's leaving for a tenure position? Not yet, she's just interviewing.
Isn't Kovac coming in? - He's running a little late.
- What else is new? - Dr.
Weaver? - Hold down the fort.
When's the last time anybody even saw a nurse? Malik did an EKG for me six minutes ago.
Just let them have their powwow.
Chief say powwow over.
Guess he hasn't met the new nurse manager yet.
As part of the upcoming JCAHO site visit, any individual practitioners- - I need you to step out.
- What? can and will be asked questions by the surveyor.
I need you to be familiar with this booklet.
Shut up.
- I need a nurse, okay? - I'm sorry.
Morris, is it? Yeah, I I have a patient with an abscessed tooth.
Needs IV penicillin.
You need one of us to administer IV antibiotics for you? That's what nurses do.
Oh, I'm sorry, I wasn't aware of any literature on the benefits of IV antibiotics in dental infections.
- Literature? - As far as I know oral antibiotics are still the standard of care.
Yeah, I know that.
Oh, good.
Then maybe you can educate the nurses about inferior alveolar dental blocks.
What? Doing a study to track patients is the best way to determine how to improve Uh, hey, Tony, can you give my friends here a tour of the rig? Sure thing, Dr.
- Your shift started 40 minutes ago.
- Morning, Kerry.
- There's no Attending on the floor.
- We seem to have a shortage.
- Don't make me look for you.
- Can we talk about this later? Okay.
No, I need to know that I- Sir, stop where you are, sir.
I need a gurney here! So did you straighten those nurses out, chief? They're autonomous professionals.
If they wanna have a meeting, we're in no position to question.
- She spanked you raw? - It was a blur.
Can't find a femoral pulse through the eschar.
Got a carotid, two plus.
- Need some help? - We got it.
Can you check on my guests? They seem freaked.
Hey, Sam.
We need a nurse here.
- Inez, you go too.
- Hey.
Unidentified burn victim.
No history, walked himself in.
Do you want me to start an IV or check the BP? - Yeah, fine.
- Access, vitals, fluids, let's go.
What's up with the camera? - Sending Michael a care package.
- To Iraq? Figured I'd include photos of everyone.
Is there anything you wanna send? Sure.
Like what? Well, something you think he'd miss, something he can't get there.
- Oh, a movie? That's not a bad idea.
- Yeah.
Let me put it this way: It ain't Disney.
I know you're not sending him porn.
- Just a three-way, nothing dirty.
- I like the way you think, Frank.
I'm not mailing this.
He'll get in trouble, I'll get arrested.
I buried it inside some nature snoozefest about snow leopards.
That'll get it past the Army hounds.
This cannot be a good idea.
Listen, dear, I've been to war.
I know how horny a guy can get.
Thanks, Frank, that'll do.
, I need you to make a run for me, man.
Again? I just got back from getting her that camera.
Hey, hey, hey, no slouching, right? Like a shark.
Now, take this $20.
The generous Dr.
Catch me in a minute.
And help restock that cart.
What are you doing? We still getting together later? I had a case upstairs, thought I'd stop by.
Oh, what case? Eleven-year-old Latin Queen recovering from a stab wound.
- Knife missed her heart by an inch.
- How's she doing? Says she made one mistake.
She should've stabbed the bitch first.
Aren't they're so cute at that age? You got anything for me? - I always got something for you.
- I meant work.
No GSWs yet, but the day is still young.
I saw Charlie Pratt at Ceasefire.
He said he stopped by here last week.
- How'd it go? - Quick.
It was quick.
I mean, we really have nothing to talk about.
So I'll see you for lunch, then? - Definitely.
- All right.
Lungs are wet.
He's very tachy.
- I need that line, please.
- I'm working on it.
Morphine and fluids.
We need access, Sam.
- I know.
- No ID, doesn't know what happened.
Worry about ID after you've got him on monitor.
And start a Foley to document renal function.
Got it.
Eighteen-gauge in the left antecube.
A liter wide open.
Feet and perineum are clear of burns.
- Sam, what are you doing? - I'm gonna hang saline.
I can see that.
Why? Because fluid requirements are 4 cc's per kilo.
You're familiar with the Parkland Formula? Yeah.
So you must know that lactated Ringer's is the preferred crystalloid.
- Excuse me? - Oh, Dr.
Kovac, I'm Eve Peyton.
- Our new nurse manager.
- It's Kovac.
Sats are down to 78.
This is a bad time to start pimping the nursing staff.
Worst times are the best times to learn.
Didn't Yoda say that? - Suction.
- Suction.
All right.
You've got this.
Eve, why don't you come with me and I'll introduce you to the bean counters? All right.
Did you call that woman? Yes, your daughter's on her way.
Oh, hey, hey, you might wanna check in on Penny.
Penny Nicholson? If at first you don't succeed I believe that would be my kidney.
- Hi, Penny.
- Nice to see you again.
- I'm Dr.
Rasgotra, Mr? - Trimbody.
- It's my stage name.
- How apt.
I do elementary school health shows.
"The Respiratory Rumba.
" "Hygiene, Goodbye BO," "The Heart is a Lonely Beater.
" - We get it.
- Discomfort after a fall.
I slipped on a puddle of Jell-O in the cafetorium in the middle of my number on the reproductive system, " Ova Here, Ova There.
" Breath sounds are equal.
Check for splenic tenderness.
All right.
Take a deep breath, sir.
She was about to feel my liver, wasn't she? I mean, come on, you're not in the fifth grade.
My spleen is right here.
There's no need to get excited, sir.
- Ms.
Nicholson is a medical student.
- It's right in front of you.
- The entire human anatomy.
- Actually, sir, it's not.
You have no genitalia.
- Ready? - Hmm? - You blocked it.
- What's that for? Michael's care package.
I'm getting photos of everyone, plus anything people wanna send him.
Frank's giving him porn.
Ah, the gift that keeps on giving.
What are you gonna send? Well, I made this mix CD, but I don't know.
"Weekend in New England.
" "Mandy.
" Michael's got a weak spot for Barry Manilow.
Very weak.
I could send him a menu from Gibson's, or a Cubs program.
Or I've got some pressed flowers I could You'll figure it out.
Here, sign this for him.
The lighting in here is brutal.
That's all you got from him? No family, no address? The guy was in pain, okay? Well, I'll go up with you in case he wakes up.
Maintain the PEEP around 10 and tell the unit they'll need central monitoring on this guy.
You didn't even get a name? He really wasn't up for an interview.
- Nice way to start the day, huh? - Yeah.
How's the new place? It's okay.
You know, we're getting used to it.
Oh, here.
Some of it's a few days old.
Oh, thank you.
Are you gonna take Alex to that soccer game on Saturday? - If you still want me to- - Yeah, no, I think- - No, I mean, I wasn't sure that - I think - No, maybe you should.
- Yeah.
Think it'd be good for everybody.
Well, okay.
I was thinking- I've been thinking.
We let things get away from us, but we don't have to leave it like that.
- Luka- - No, a lot happened fast.
Too fast.
Maybe we should just take our time, make sure we know what we're doing.
I don't want this to be one more thing I messed up.
We're pretending, Luka.
I don't wanna pretend anymore.
Sam, do you have that-? Your piggyback.
Yes, right here.
How much did you drink? I'm fine, let me out of here.
All right, sit down and relax, okay? - How old are you? - Sixteen.
- Pretty stupid.
- I got a 2200 on my SATs.
You work for the county.
Who's stupid? Two liters of saline.
Send off a BAL, and don't light a match around our little genius here.
That's why they call me the whiz kid.
Oh, yeah.
Okay, go with God.
Oh, yeah, look at that.
This is an 18 French Foley catheter, Erik.
What's it for? I'll need you to remove your pants.
- Labs are back on your UTI.
- Thanks.
- How's your burn guy? - In ICU.
- Any leads? - Cops are looking into it.
He just walked in here like that? High tolerance for pain, I guess.
Okay, well, let me know if you hear anything.
Robbie Beckwith, 11, blunt face and head.
He's on a motorized scooter, hit a lady on skates.
- They're unloading her right now.
- I'll get that one.
- Robbie, can you squeeze my hand? - Maybe Pratt should take this.
- He's altered and he had no helmet.
CT? - Chuny, where's Pratt? With a new-onset seizure in 2.
Guess it's you and me.
- Trauma panel, C-spine, chest and pelvis.
- And facial CT? After the plain films.
Yankauer, please.
My mom.
I want my mom.
They called her.
She's on her way.
You lost a couple of teeth, Robbie.
Wear a helmet from now on, okay? - Promise.
- Need anything here? Probably just gonna tube him and get him to CT.
- I'll call for a vent.
- We may not need it.
- You're not gonna tube him? - I don't know yet.
Well, I've got three nurses here for the traumas.
I can float in a fourth if you want.
There's a lot of bleeding from the nasopharynx.
I can't visualize the source.
He's getting wheezy.
Okay, he's gonna need help breathing.
That's all I was saying.
I'm going in with Abby on a diffuse abdominal pain.
Show her how to secure the airway.
- Really? - Yeah, I'll be next door.
Sux is onboard.
Pulse ox 99 on 2 liters.
- Pupils equal and reactive.
- What happened? - We were Rollerblading.
- My first time.
She got dizzy and rammed into some kid on a scooter.
- No breakfast.
- I tried to catch her, but I- Why are you wearing those in here? We left our shoes at the rental place.
- Good breath sounds bilaterally.
- Have you ever had any seizures? - Any heart problems? - No, I'm healthy.
- You on any medication? - Nothing, just multivitamins.
HemoCue's low, 6.
- You ever been anemic before? - No.
- Luka.
- Is that a burn? It's probably from the scooter's tailpipe.
Belly CT, ultrasound, Call Surgery and hold an O.
- What's happening? - She's losing blood.
- But I'm not even cut.
- No, it's internal.
- You good in here? - Hemorrhaging? He needs that lac looked at.
Yes, he does.
Come with me.
I'll be back soon, Stephanie.
Hey, how do you like those things? They hurt your knees at all? That Morris guy, what's he do? He's chief Resident.
No, seriously.
- Ton of blood, cords are swollen.
- What if you can't get through? - Plan B.
- What's Plan B? - Set up the fiber-optic.
- How long will the paralytics last? Look it up in the PDR.
I got the scope, but the light source, I gotta find one.
Morison's is clear.
No free fluid.
Fiber-optic light source in here? I saw it in Exam 3.
- How's it going in there? - It's going.
- First unit of O-neg is up.
- No hemothorax.
- Is that good? - Yes, it is good but it still doesn't explain the blood loss.
- I'm here.
- Blunt abdomen, severe anemia.
- FAS is negative.
- BP? Hasn't dropped yet.
She's tachy but maintaining a systolic of 110.
- Any pain there? - Not really.
Extra red top, please.
- Here you go.
- Microscope? Obviously, there's an occult bleeding source.
Kovac, normally this might be the part where we argue over whether you were hasty in calling me down.
I'd question the accuracy of your assessment.
We'd play mind games in a futile attempt to one-up each other.
But you know what? I'm just not in the mood today.
Why? I don't know.
Lack of sleep? Stress? Maybe you people have just worn me out.
Yet even then Dr.
Lockhart, what do you see? - Microcytic hypochromic anemia.
- And is that an acute condition? - No.
- No, it is not.
It is a chronic condition, the differential of which includes? Iron deficiency, thalassemia, sideroblastosis, lead poisoning.
Are any of those surgical? Anybody? New nurse? Next time, please consider the innate skills and abilities that I suspect led us to be doctors.
Dust them off and put them to use before you summon me.
Good luck, dear.
Was it something you said? - Light source on high.
- Sats are 92.
All right, here we go.
This is Mrs.
Beckwith, Robbie's mom.
I've explained the situation.
- Is he in a coma? - No, ma'am, he's just sedated.
Oh, I told him be careful on that thing.
To wear a helmet.
- Turn up the suction.
- Has Dr.
Kovac been in here? He left to work on that lady.
Sam, cricoid pressure.
Got it.
Is he coming back? I'll go update him.
Here, Penny.
- You're sure you've never been anemic? - Positive.
- Ever had an ulcer? - Luka.
- What is it? - You might wanna look in on this.
- Not right now.
- PVC's on the monitor.
- Okay, is the first unit in? - No, IV's infiltrated.
- She's only got 50 cc's.
- She needs some blood.
Anything from your medical history we need to know? Anything else you can think of? Nothing important.
I mean, I tested positive for BRCA1 last year.
- But I'm tumor-free.
- BRCA1? Genetic mutation that indicates an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
Try an 85 percent chance, but I know I don't have cancer yet.
- I cannot get an IV.
- Neither can I.
Okay, set me up for a central line.
Betadine and sterile gloves.
- Sats are in the low 80s.
- Did Dr.
Kovac say how long? - Damn it.
- Actually, he didn't say much.
- Let's get those sats up.
- Is he not breathing right? - Maybe you should crike him? - Too young.
Not in children under 12.
- Line is primed and ready.
- Dr.
- Guidewire.
- Cordis introducer.
Pratt needs a more experienced physician to help him get the fiber-optic.
Wire is passing, 100 of lidocaine.
Pratt is experienced with airways.
He'll get it.
Anything unusual you might have ingested? He needs you in there.
- Multifocal PVCs.
- This woman is decompensating.
- And that child is hypoxic.
- Run of four.
Because to fix it, we have to know what it is.
I didn't take anything.
- There should be an Attending in there.
- I'll be in as soon as I can.
Okay, then.
- Where's your difficult-airway box? - It's over there.
Do you work with pottery or stained glass? Those have heavy metals in them.
Excuse me, Miss Peyton? I have a Ph.
, so if you'd like to get formal, call me doctor.
Open the crash cart.
Stephanie, what is it? I've been going to Mexico for treatments.
To prevent cancer? A three-day juice fast with herbal enemas.
And some natural medicine to boost my immune system.
Lead poisoning.
Send a level.
Okay, BAL, 35 milligram, IM for chelation.
Why didn't you say something sooner? I was scared.
I didn't know what it would do to my coverage.
- What's going on? - Laryngeal mask airway.
Tip of the cuff on the palate, and guide with your index finger until you feel the resistance of the hypopharynx.
And inflate.
And bag.
You might wanna educate about the LMA as a rescue device in can't intubate/can't ventilate patients.
- Sats are coming up.
- It's working.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Take it from here, doctor.
I'm gonna go find a bedpan that needs emptying.
I didn't even know we had LMAs on the floor.
Been on order since July, arrived last Friday.
As part of my orientation, I went through the supply lists, item by item.
Sounds like something Weaver would make you do.
Actually, I did it on my own.
Is there some sort of history between you and Dr.
Kovac? Uh, nothing to worry about.
It's a nurse-doctor issue.
If I don't worry about it, who will? It's a personal thing.
Won't come up again.
Sam, is our kid up in CT? - Yeah, he's with his mom.
- Hey, since when do we have LMAs? Since last Friday, from what I'm told.
Man, I hope I didn't blow it.
- Kovac shouldn't have left you.
- I told him I had it.
Hey, Dr.
Got it.
All right, we all set up? Let's go find Neela.
I wasn't a feminist, I'd call that new manager a bitch.
She's all up in my stuff, writing everything down.
Are we getting evaluated, Sam? I guess so.
Beware the Blood Countess.
A pizza? You wanna send a pizza to Iraq? - It's a deep-dish.
Mikey loves it.
- I understand that, but- We got the dry ice, we got the waterproof shroud.
- It's gonna be a week in transit.
- It will? I could look into flash-freezing.
It's all good.
Just, you know, take the picture, come on.
Well, all right.
Say cheese.
- Cheddar.
- Cheddar.
- So should I? - No, don't worry about it.
I'll take care of everything.
I got this.
What's with you? This thing won't make it to Baghdad.
- What were you thinking? - Hey.
CT's on the line.
Your scooter boy's heart rate dropped.
Is Stephanie okay? They said that I still can't talk to her yet.
How deep into this thing are you? What? We only met a few nights ago, at a JSpeedDate.
- But we really hit it off.
- J what? It's for Jewish singles.
You go around each table, chatting for a few minutes with each person.
- See who responds to whom.
- Oh.
- Are you Jewish? - No, no, no.
I had a crush on a Semitic girl once.
That's a holy prayer that you just said.
Yeah, yeah.
I spent a lot of time at synagogue.
I guess you could say stalking her.
Those rabbis, man, they hit hard.
I think I really like her.
- Ow! - Sorry about that.
Diffuse brain edema.
Facial CT shows a Le Fort II fracture.
What does that mean? Need surgeries to fix the bones in his face.
- I'll put him back on monitors.
- And set up for a formal trach.
What's that, trach? We need to put a surgical airway in his neck.
All right.
We're gonna need 12 of Decadron, IV push, and 60 of mannitol.
Number eight sterile gloves.
- Betadine and Steri-Drape.
- One percent with epi.
CT report.
- Norma, you need anything? - 410 blade to Dr.
My husband.
We're separated.
- Do you need me-? - Yes, he's been called.
Do you have a washroom? Chuny, I'll get that.
You show Mrs.
Beckwith where that is.
- Vertical incision.
- Come with me, ma'am.
- Bring you back when they're done.
- Cricoid cartilage to sternal notch.
I'm glad you found time to supervise your Resident.
Cauterize here for the hemostasis.
There's no excuse for what happened earlier.
- I was with another patient.
- She's less critical.
- Not by my assessment.
- Then it was wrong.
Ready to divide the thyroid isthmus.
Two Kellys.
Kid with severe head trauma takes priority.
Shouldn't need a nurse to tell you.
Shouldn't need a doctor to explain it's not always clear who the most critical is.
Then next time, you call in a second Attending or get a more senior Resident.
Hey, I'm an R-4.
I thought I had it.
You and I need to talk in private about which nurses you're willing to work with and not.
That way, this won't have to happen again.
Number 6 Shiley.
- Hard to come up with right thing.
- People sending Michael loser presents? Well, Pratt thinks he can send him a pizza, and Chuny got him these.
- But I meant from me.
- Well, what's your current plan? Well, I wrote him a poem.
Are you sure you want me to? Scented.
It rhymes.
- Is it too high school? - Yeah, it's kind of cheesy.
- I'm an idiot.
- No, you're not.
Look, you're his girlfriend, right? Well, I guess, yeah.
Well, Neela, a man at war has certain needs.
You're beginning to sound like Frank.
I get that a lot.
Meet me in the Family Room in 10 minutes.
- Dr.
- I'm tired of fighting with you.
- There's issue between you- - It's my job to assess where I'm needed.
- I understand that.
- As for me and Sam, we're a couple.
I mean, it's not a problem.
All right, then.
Look, normally I try to resolve internal issues as calmly, as civilly, as possible.
And you probably don't understand that, because in this case well, I didn't.
Look, from now on, I'm just gonna focus my attention on determining how the nurses should be utilized.
That sounds good.
Don't be so serious.
Try to relax a little bit.
Have some fun.
- It just feels too weird.
- It's okay, it'll be fine.
Come on.
Oh, grab those lollipops.
You're kidding, right? No.
Come on.
This guy's asking for you again.
Secret of my success, Chuny, always leave them wanting more.
And done.
- You don't need the bra.
Take it off.
- No, I can't.
It'll be fine.
Like this? Nice.
More open.
Oh, I just feel weird.
Do my legs look okay? Yes.
You have the gams of a patriot.
Now, make love to the camera.
That's great! Excellent.
Thank you.
Where's your Roller-date? Lou.
He said he'd come back with pizza and sneakers.
Seems like a sweet guy.
So your lead levels came back critical.
Is that from my treatments? It's probably from the herbs you were taking.
You're gonna need a series of injections, but the anemia should resolve.
More importantly is what you're doing about the BRCA.
- What I'm doing? - Yeah.
Can you hold onto this for a minute? If you like, I could get an oncologist to come down here and talk to you.
I don't want that.
You okay? I saw an oncologist when I first found out.
And what made you get tested? My doctor recommended it, on account of my mother.
Is she positive too? She beat cancer once when I was little, but it came back to get her.
I watched her getting smaller and smaller all winter.
And then, as soon as the leaves began to go green, she passed away.
It was right before my senior prom.
Just 44 years old.
I'm sorry.
Did the oncologist you spoke with mention anything about prophylactic surgery? - You mean having my breasts removed? - And an oophorectomy.
I'd never do that.
That's why I tried Mexico.
I wanna fall in love.
I wanna have a child, a family, while there's still time.
Then you might wanna consider just the mastectomies.
- And wait for the ovarian- - Just the mastectomies? Would a man even wanna look at me then? There have been advances in reconstructive surgery.
And you need to protect yourself.
Can you promise me that giving up my breasts would protect me? It would decrease your chance of getting cancer by 90 percent.
And I would lose months of my life to recovery with no guarantees.
And the clock is ticking, and I'm not getting younger.
So tell me which poison to pick.
The cancer risk or the surgery? Well, I can't.
But maybe an oncologist could.
- Mr.
Beckwith? - Are you Doctor? Kovac.
Yeah, please, come with me.
Where is he? Can I see him now? - I'd like to talk to you about his condition.
- Is my wife here? - She's in with Robbie now.
- Is he awake? I wanna see him.
- You will, soon.
- I told her not to get him that thing.
She's always making me out to be the bad guy, spoiling that kid rotten.
Why don't we go inside so I can explain to you where we're at with Robbie now? I'm not going.
I know why you take people there.
- Sir, please- - No, my boy is not dead! Robbie? - Mr.
- Robbie.
- Where is he? Sir, can you just calm down? Where is he? Robbie? Robbie! - Robbie! - Mr.
Beckwith! There's swelling in his brain.
We hope it's gonna go down soon.
We had to put an emergency airway in his neck.
Oh, buddy, what did you do? What did you do? I'm sorry, Jack.
I'm sorry.
- No! No! - Oh, God! - Security! - No! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Get off me! Get No.
I didn't want that floor to be without an Attending.
That's all right.
My shift starts in 35 minutes anyway.
- Your shift? - Yep.
Till we get new faculty, it's just you, me and the moonlighters.
Hey, doc.
Wife doesn't wanna press charges.
- How about you? - No.
When she leaves the room, we'll let him go inside, see his son.
Hey, that burn victim who went up to ICU, how's he doing? He's hanging in there.
The guy's such a mess, he can't even tell us his name.
- How you doing? - That floor came out of nowhere.
Hey, I signed out to Morris.
- He's our mini-chief, right? - Just go.
Neela, you L-train-bound? - In a minute.
- All right, I'll walk out with you.
- What are you doing? - Found it in Sutures.
It was wrapped in a death-kit shroud.
- It's kind of soggy.
- Frank, that was for Gallant.
Hey, try Lou Malnati's.
They overnight.
So, Neela, I feel you should know that I minored in photography.
- So if there's anything you need a hand- - Shut up.
- What's he talking about? - Nothing.
Okay, different tack.
As Chief Resident, I think I need to know what you and Abby were doing in that room.
And by know, I mean see.
You know what, Morris? Just because you're so cute.
Sebaceous cyst abscess.
On somebody's ass.
Oh, that was my fat guy in Curtain 2.
Weighing in at an easy 400 pounds.
Looks like it's leaking, Morris.
You might wanna check that out.
I won't have to sleep up here, will I? No, we have a bed for you on the third floor.
We both know what they're gonna say.
The safest thing would be for me to have the double mastectomy.
Well, I know it's a sacrifice but it's not as though you'd have to live without breasts forever.
It won't be the same.
It won't feel like my body.
Well, the things you want, you can't have if you get cancer.
So if you were me, you would do it.
Well, sometimes, we want life to stay the same, but it doesn't it changes, and if I were you, I hope I would be brave enough to change.
Hi, Abby.
Is this Miss Lowenstein? - Yes, it is.
- Dr.
Geary can see you now.
I'll check on you tomorrow.
Someone picking you up? Erica's dropping off Alex.
Heard you had a little throwdown with a patient.
Not a patient.
The scooter kid's father.
Yeah, Robbie.
He was having some purposeful movements.
More than I can say for myself today.
I shouldn't have left him.
It was the wrong thing for the wrong reason.
- We'll figure it out.
- Yeah.
Let's start again tomorrow, huh? Tell Alex I'll be seeing him for that soccer game tomorrow.
He's gonna be real happy.
What, are you off? No, coffee.
I got six more hours.
Hey, walk with me.
Is something wrong? You're sleeping with him? I was.
It's over.
It's never over, hon.
Trust me.
I don't think it's appropriate for you two to work together.
- What? - Since I can't control physician shifts - I guess I gotta rejigger yours.
- Rejigger? - I took a look at the schedule - Come on, wait.
and it seems to work out if you work Tuesday and Friday nights and pick up a third shift Saturday or Sunday.
That's two less than I'm doing, which I can't afford, and I'll never see my kid.
- I'm doing you a favor.
- Doesn't sound like it.
I could do what any manager would do.
How do you feel about ICU or Recovery? - Geriatrics always has openings.
- Threatening to transfer me? I am giving you a choice.
I'm an ER nurse.
So be here Friday, - Hey.
- Don't you have work? Nope, 48 hours off.
- Oh, lucky you.
- Yeah.
Oh, there's more in the fridge.
Well, who's the other one for? Having a sleepover.
I ordered a caesar salad and a root beer.
- That should be right out.
- Thanks.
Hey, sailor.
New in town? Have a seat.
No, I have to get going.
I took our BRCA lady up to Oncology.
Yeah? It was sad.
She was telling me how she's at this point in her life where she's worried that some of the things she wants she's never gonna have.
She could never imagine feeling that way.
It's sad.
You must miss it.
You'd be a terrible sponsor.
Yeah, I could never give up.
I'd miss it too much.
Well, you might wanna think about suspending it for the evening.
Need a ride home? No, but I think you do.
- I do? - Mm-hm.
- You're not driving like this.
- I'm not? Ray, I can't concentrate! - Help yourself to something.
- Wow.
Didn't take you long to embrace the bachelor lifestyle.
It's like riding a horse.
Or living in a barn.
Can't get him out of my head.
Who? That guy.
What a mess.
All melted of flesh, but even so, enough will to keep walking.
Body ruined, but still desperate to live.
And he's alive.
Yeah, I wonder if I If I were hurt like that If you'd keep on walking? If anyone would know who I was.
I would.
You know, you might wanna think about getting a housekeeper.
Because it's really disgusting in here.
In a charming sort of way, of course.
Do you want a coffee? You 're watching the movie on WMAQ- TV, Chicago's Channel 5.
Probably don't want a coffee, but I got you a black coffee and It's about time we got out there, huh? There's plenty of time.
Yeah, but they'll be here any damn minute.
I think Sam's right.
We ought to.
- Yeah.
- What about after? What about after we do it? - Hmm? - What do we do then? Then you live with it.