New Amsterdam (2018) s04e08 Episode Script

Paid in Full

1 - She's coming for us.
- Why does it feel so personal? Because it is.
Do you guys know that Veronica is forcing me to see patients again? - Seriously? - Yes.
And she knows that you were threatened and attacked by a patient, right? Yeah, made that pretty abundantly clear and yet You know, she's been pitting me against Baptiste playing us off each other.
A real "there can only be one" vibe.
Well, she's extorting me.
- Wait? - I'm sorry, what? For for actual money? Donations for the hospital's endowment fund.
She expects you to fund this whole hospital? That's ludicrous.
What is she thinking? I don't know.
Maybe she heard my family has money or something.
You you guys know what's happening, right? She's trying to push us out.
Mm-hmm, she sees us as a threat.
- We're Max's people.
- Yeah.
Yeah, well, in two weeks Max is jumping ship leaving the rest of us here to sink.
Whoa, whoa, hold up, no, back that up.
That's not happening.
We've known Max for three years.
Has he ever let you down? Not me, all right? He is going to handle Veronica.
And I'll bet you money right now he is ten steps ahead of her.
- Oh, God, I I am so behind.
- You think? I mean, here I am with multiple graduate degrees, and I'm struggling to pack a container full of other bloody containers.
Luna's grandparents are never allowed to buy her another stuffed animal again.
"We've got acres of time to pack," he said.
"We'll start packing tomorrow," he said.
Yeah, well, what happened to all that highly organized Bristol fashion I kept hearing about? It booked passage on the "Titanic" the minute I fell in with you.
What do you say we just burn it all down? - Wait? Even the Tupperware? - Especially the Tupperware.
We're really leaving, aren't we? - Yeah.
- I feel like I'm abandoning our hospital after all it gave me.
Don't you feel pangs of guilt? Yeah, I did, but then I packed it up with the rest of the bathroom stuff.
We're not abandoning anybody.
We're just choosing ourselves.
That's okay.
- Yeah.
- It's gonna be okay.
Say it with me.
It's gonna be okay.
Yeah, but say it again like you actually believe it.
BOTH: It's gonna be okay.
Yeah, you can do better than that.
BOTH: It's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay.
- It's gonna be okay.
- It's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay.
This is not okay.
I think you're actually allergic to a balanced budget.
That's not balanced.
That's upside down and you're gonna leave this place unrecognizable.
Do you know what else is unrecognizable? This hospital's operating expenses during COVID.
There wasn't enough room on the form for a number that big.
So desperate times, desperate measures.
You are calling for the firing of three dozen of this hospital's top doctors, Dr.
Reynolds, Dr.
Bloom, Dr.
Frome, Hartman, Flores Laying them off, yes.
Those top doctors have departments that are top-heavy.
Look at the numbers, Max.
This isn't personal.
It's math.
Yeah, well, here's some math for you.
You need two signatures for this, and you're never getting mine.
If I don't co-sign this piece of garbage, then it is dead on arrival.
Who's got the leverage now? If you'll excuse me, I've got some very important emails to attend to.
Hey, here's one on compassion and empathy in the workplace.
Maybe I'll just forward that one to you.
I'll let you know when I get it.
I understand, Dr.
Sharpe, I just wish it was gonna be you.
Oh, so do I, Gillian, but believe me, I'm leaving you in good hands.
Is now a good time? Speaking of, I would like to introduce you to the wonderfully talented Dr.
Agnes Kao.
She's the acting interim chair of our neurology department.
Actually, I've been the full chair for quite some time now.
- Really? - For several months, yeah.
Sorel, it's a pleasure to meet you and equally important, you have to talk to me about this cool bag.
It's my daughter Trini's favorite.
And in true fourth-grade fashion, she forgot it at home.
So after today's treatment, I'll be running it over.
Yes, we should talk about today's treatment.
I know your expressions at this point, Dr.
Just say it.
Your lymphoma didn't respond to the last round of chemo as we hoped.
But there is a new option available for central nervous system lymphomas like yours.
Instead of the normal chemo infusion, we would like to inject high-dose methotrexate directly into your cerebrospinal fluid.
It requires we bore a small hole in your skull just to access the area.
Hang on, guys; you want to inject chemo directly into my brain through a hole in my skull? Despite how it sounds, it's an outpatient procedure.
Very safe.
With Dr.
Kao and I, you are in great hands.
You'll be dropping off that amazing bag to Trini in no time at all, okay? Okay.
I am so sorry, Agnes, I had no idea that you'd been made full chair.
- It's fine.
- No, it's not.
It's unconscionable.
You've been so focused on your big move to London.
No reason to keep tabs on the rest of us.
Agnes, you have received a position of power at one of the top medical institutions in the country.
As a woman of color, do you realize the rarefied air you are in? I'm guessing pretty rarefied.
Yes, it's stratospheric.
And it's happening right at a time when Veronica is taking over.
There's no way I can leave you to face life under her regime unequipped.
I definitely don't want to be unequipped.
Look, starting from today and for the rest of the time I'm here, we are gonna meet, and I'm gonna tell you everything I know.
I'm gonna help you strategize, I'm gonna tell you where the bodies are buried.
Like a mentor? Yeah.
Yeah, exactly like a mentor.
We are gonna get you battle-ready.
Okay, great.
So until next week, all right? - Thank you.
- Tough session? Oh, my God.
I should not be in there.
- That's not true.
- Yes, it is, Gladys.
I I used to at least know what to say, you know.
I used to be able to help a patient contextualize a breakthrough or navigate them through the weeds.
Now it's, like, nothing.
I'm like a question mark in there.
You're still getting your sea legs back.
No, I'm not.
You know, when therapy is going well it feels like music.
It's like, I can I can hear music in my heart and in my mind like there's a rhythm.
It's a dance.
I know when to push.
I know when to listen.
I know how to help.
Now I'm just I I don't hear it.
I'm not hearing a single note.
Oh, Iggy.
All right, I'm just I need some air.
I'll be back.
Veronica stopped me again.
Said she found a way to "take some pressure off my department.
" Well, she all but begged me to sell your ass down the river.
Divide and conquer.
Mm-hmm, till the best man wins.
I don't want to have to fight you to keep this job, Floyd, but I'm not gonna lay down.
Who says we have to play her game? What are you up to? I don't know.
If you ask me, the woman don't know who she messing with.
All right, folks, today we will be performing a robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass graft using this baby right here.
Now, three-dimensional images of the heart will be displayed on these monitors.
I'll be running point operating the arm over here, and watching my back today and every day is our very own chair of surgery, Dr.
Claude Baptiste.
Let's dance.
- Chester Larkin, returning.
- I'll take it over there.
Chester, hey, thanks for calling us back.
Yeah, I got a voice mail saying I had to get my pacemaker interrogated.
It's not a good cop, bad cop kind of thing.
Just a simple procedure.
Oh, well, that's good to hear, but the only thing is, I can't have a surgery today.
I'm on a shift.
Oh, well, we don't even need you to come in.
We run the diagnostics remotely through your cardiac pacer just to make sure it's doing its job.
Does it hurt? - You ready to find out? - I guess so.
All right, so open the app on your phone.
Okay, now what? And it has started.
Easy peasy.
I got to be the only bionic handsome cabdriver in all of New York.
Wonders of the internet, right? Schedule is still not done? My system was set up for four residents, and now we got five.
Just takes longer.
Who knew I'd ever need long division again? Well, wrap it up, Einstein; we need you out there.
My point exactly.
We're so short on nurses, but we have extra residents.
It's weird.
Don't you think it's weird? You know what, Casey? Who cares how many residents we have? Four? Five? I mean, they're all talented.
Would it kill you to do a little math? God.
Okay, Gladys, I am back.
I had a moment there.
I apologize.
And what the heck are you doing to that mouse? All our patient files are missing.
That's impossible.
No, I looked everywhere.
They're just gone.
Okay, did you click on the little house? The little house is gone.
The little house can't be gone.
What the hell? So there's no room for negotiation? Always be extremely firm in your position with Veronica.
Never back down, or she'll steamroll right over you.
Hang on.
That can't be right.
What's the matter? The chemo reservoir.
It's empty.
But isn't all dosing networked through the pharmacy? Yeah, they're supposed to control everything that gets delivered down to the microgram.
Wait, but if the reservoir's empty They just pushed five times the chemo directly into Gillian's brain.
But that would be fatal.
Agnes, our patient is gonna code within ten minutes.
We need to get to the ED now.
Dissecting the LAD.
Isolating the graft insertion site.
The margin on the left is looking a little narrow, Floyd.
I'd inch over a bit to accommodate.
Thank you very much.
I mean, I would move over just a touch.
I'm trying to.
Is there lag time in the command? - No.
- Hmm.
Floyd, wh what are you doing? It's not me.
Floyd, Floyd, BP's dropping.
Stop the robotic surgery before more damage is done.
It's not responding.
Doctor, we're not controlling the arm.
What? Then who the hell is? The hack's a work of a group known to us as Disco Bunny.
Doesn't sound very scary.
Disco Bunny is a former GRUNTS cyber cell who have attacked 253 hospitals and healthcare clinics around the world.
Maybe a little scary.
Yeah, they're ruthless, cruel, greedy, and when you opened that email, Dr.
Goodwin, you gave them the keys to your kingdom.
What are our options? Limited I'm afraid.
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control is quite clear.
Those who pay a cyber-ransom may face civil and criminal penalties.
What? Are you serious? Yes, it only encourages further attacks, and this year has already seen an increased targeting of hospital and healthcare providers.
So what are we supposed to do? Well, our cybersecurity experts can help restore New Amsterdam's compromised network department by department.
What's the timeline on that? - Weeks to months.
- Months? Listen, we're not a tech company or some oil pipeline.
We're a hospital with patients who depend on us every day.
We have to pay that ransom.
Well, in situations like this you can request a certification of OFAC compliance to avoid the penalties.
Great, that's what we're gonna do.
Uh, uh, no, hang on.
This is a public hospital.
We do not have $10 million just lying around.
Yeah, but HCC does.
The fact that I am here right now is living proof they do not trust you with money.
They are not giving you a dime, Max, and you know it.
But HCC might give it to me.
Of course, we have to prove to them that we are serious about our fiscal responsibility.
Sign the budget, Max.
Get them out of our network.
We're gonna weather the storm.
Lauren, you need to put the ED on diversion now.
- Why? What's going on? - This might sound like something out of a James Bond movie, but a Russian-backed cyber cell has hacked the hospital and are currently worming their way through every department.
Holy hell.
Walsh, order a Special Services Diversion.
Ship 'em all to Baptiste.
- You got it.
- Turan, treat and transfer.
This is really happening? Yeah, the FBI is here, and every minute that goes by these hackers gain more control, and every piece of equipment networked to our system could be compromised.
- Chester.
- Who? Chester Larkin.
I was running an interrogation on his cardiac pacer.
Can you give him a call? - Computer is jacked.
- They're locking us out.
Walsh, try yours.
- That's not good.
- He's not answering, Lauren.
- You've gotta find him.
- In all of Manhattan? How? He's a horse carriage driver in Central Park.
No patient files.
No SOAP notes.
No session schedules.
I mean, Iggy, all of our patients' prescriptions, they vanished.
Hi, yeah, this is Dr.
Frome from Behavioral Health.
We're having a bit of an IT problem that Yeah, yes, I'll hold.
We have a floor full of inpatients with no record of what they take or when they're taking it.
We don't even know when they got their last dose.
I'm sorry.
I don't understand.
What does a rabbit have to do with extortion-ware? Oh, my God.
Maybe I can just No, no, no, no, no, don't, Gladys.
Okay, and there's the rabbit.
Okay, we've been hacked.
The entire hospital has been compromised.
For how long? I don't know.
She said weeks maybe.
Iggy, how are we gonna figure out what medications our psych patients need before they all start going through withdrawal? I I don't know.
Thorax filled with blood.
Where's it coming from? [INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
I found Chester.
He's tachycardic.
BP 185 or 115.
- Chester, can you hear me? - [GROANS.]
What's happening to me? Your pacemaker defibrillator is misfiring.
- It's shocking your heart.
- Why? Why? It's been triggering every few seconds the whole way here.
Okay, let's get him to Trauma One.
Let's go.
- Incoming.
- Chemo overdose.
Okay, find me a donut magnet.
- Copy.
- What the hell? Cranial infusion chemotherapy.
She got a massive dose of methotrexate.
Fever, tachypneic.
I mean, it must have been a truckload of chemotherapy.
Turan, let's set 'em up in the procedure room.
- Let's go.
- Got it.
Come on.
- What's her mental state? - Altered.
Her blood pressure was down 80 over 40.
The chemo is flooding her brain.
It's destroying her cells.
We need to start leucovorin now.
We can't; her blood pressure is way too low.
Well, then we need to fix it.
Okay, come on; we got you.
I'm gonna lower the bed.
Hooking up your IV.
Come on, Gillian.
- My daughter.
- Come on.
BP's up to 100 over 60.
Now we can start leucovorin.
Hang in there, Gillian.
Shut it down.
Yes, I'm serious.
Transfer the ICU to Uni now.
We're falling apart here.
Yeah, I just came from ortho.
Their whole department is in chaos.
We gotta do something.
Well, we are doing something.
We're listening to the FBI's guidance.
Do not pay, and do not embolden the criminals.
We can't weather this, okay? I was wrong.
Someone is gonna get hurt.
Do you want me to use my back channels to pressure HCC to find the money? Would you do that? Max, this is a political job.
If I'm cashing in a chip that big, I'm gonna need something in return.
Your signature.
These are good people, the ones you'd be firing.
We are both trying to save this hospital.
You might not see it right now, but we're on the same team.
Okay, 5 mils morning, 10 mils night.
You are a lifesaver.
Thank you very much.
Yeah, talk soon.
Okay, so I was able to reach out to ten of our patient's previous doctors and confirm our regimen.
11 of our patients had family members who were able to reconstruct their doses.
Okay, and nine of our patients are currently on drug washout, so they don't take any meds.
So what do we do about the last five? Purple circles.
No, used to be circles, now triangles.
Sodium Valproate.
80 milligrams of Prozac every day since 1991.
- Thank you; that's great.
- Why do you think I'm so damn peppy all the damn time? Oh, gosh, there's so many of them.
It takes like two glasses of water to swallow 'em all.
Of course, I can't remember what they're called now.
So sorry, I'm totally ruining your day.
No, no, no, you're not.
It's okay.
They're for anxiety.
Aripiprafy, two pills.
I usually get my midday dose about now.
That's great, Angelo.
Thank you so much.
No clue what you give me, but I used to feel like wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka, chh-chh-chh-chh-chh, And now I feel like shhooo.
Okay, thank you.
Hey, you okay? How can I help? Oh, hey, I've got a question for you.
Have you ever called a dozen parents to see if they might know their kids' medications? Sorry about all this.
FYI, blaming all of this on Russian cyber pirates really just raises more questions than answers.
- Yeah.
- This is This is horrible, Max.
There's gotta be a better solution.
Well, there is a solution, but the cure is worse than the disease.
What whatever it is, pull the trigger.
If you knew what it was, you wouldn't be saying that.
If it helps the patients, do it, all right? - Suction.
He's gonna flatline if we don't find that bleeder.
What if it's not down, it's up? - What do you mean? - We've been searching the bottom of the surgical field, not the top.
There, internal mammary artery along the chest wall.
Aw, yeah, good eye, but damn tricky location.
Can you reach it? Yeah, just need you to retract the heart.
I got you, brother.
- Clamp.
- Suture.
- Okay.
- Got it? - Yeah.
- Okay, hold.
- Okay.
- Uh-huh.
Get in there.
- That looks good.
- Looks good.
- Come on.
- You got it.
You got it.
Come on.
Come on.
You got it.
You got it.
Ohh, let's go.
There you go.
Nice job.
I know, buddy, I know, okay? Hang in there.
We're gonna try and suspend these shocks, okay? Your ICD has a magnet-sensitive switch.
This should reset it.
Yeah? Maybe.
Maybe not.
Try another angle.
Come on.
Come on.
Please make it stop.
Lauren, I don't understand.
This should have worked.
They're in the network.
Okay, push 100 milligrams of Atenolol.
We're going with plan B.
What the hell is plan B? I'm gonna have to take that pacemaker out of his chest.
What's happening? What happened? I don't know.
His pulse is racing; his tongue's swollen.
I need an EpiPen now.
He's anaphylactic.
All right.
- He's so warm.
- Hurry, hurry, hurry.
Thank you.
Okay, stay with me, Angelo.
Stay with me, buddy.
Stay with me.
There he is.
There you are.
There you are.
Hey, hey, look at me.
Look at me.
You're okay.
You're okay.
Take a deep breath.
Keep breathing.
Keep breathing.
It just happened so fast.
Yeah, because we gave him the wrong meds.
- Hey, you got a sec? - Oh, Max, please tell me there's a plan to solve this.
I've got patients - Veronica's using the hack against me.
- What do you mean? In order to get the money to save this hospital I had to sign this budget.
People we know and love are about to be hurt.
Max, this is bad.
- Yeah.
- Wa was there any other way? No, I mean, unless you got $10 million lying around.
I keep telling myself that we're not abandoning our friends, that we're not turning our backs on this hospital, but I don't know what to do.
The only thing you can do.
You have to tell them yourself before they find out from someone else.
Max, look at me.
It's gonna be okay.
Say it.
It's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay.
- It's gonna be okay.
- It's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay.
- Hey, is he stable? - He's stable.
This is my fault.
The other patients we asked described pill shapes, colors, feelings that they had.
Angelo specifically asked for Aripiprafy, specifically for two pills.
He knew he was allergic? Why why would he want to hurt himself? Good question.
Talk to him and find out.
- What happened? - She's bleeding from her gums.
BP's down, heart rate's up.
She's going into hemorrhagic shock.
I've already hung 2 units of blood.
I'm gonna die, aren't I? We are not giving up on you, Gillian.
Look at me.
Don't go there.
Reverse your thinking, okay? You still have to drop off that cool backpack with your daughter, right? Trini.
Right, don't give up, not yet.
For Trini.
Reverse your thinking.
We somehow need to reverse the chemo.
What does that mean? It is a it's a intravenous dose of Uridine Triacetate.
Has it ever been done before? I've only read case reports of it ever working, but I don't see a better way, do you? Almost got it.
Oh, got it.
Oh, his heart's crapping out.
No pulse.
Run a pacing wire.
Isn't it connected to the same network? Oh, damn it.
Move, move.
At least we know this way works.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven Come on, you can't keep that up forever.
- Eight, nine, ten - I'm I'm gonna get Lucas in here.
No, we don't need Lucas.
Casey, I don't want Lucas.
Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Come on, Chester, come on, come on, stay with me.
- Lucas coming in hot.
- Five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Actually, it wasn't a bad idea.
Chester, meet Lucas.
Lucas, meet Chester.
What's the longest you've ever used him? I'm pretty sure it's gonna be today.
Two, three So I'm guessing you knew you were highly allergic to Aripiprafy.
All right.
Why don't you tell me why you're here in New Amsterdam and just start there? Okay.
Angelo, I am going to shoot you straight.
It's that kind of day.
The way you treat a suicide attempt varies based on the patient's medical history.
And today we We lost every shred of data we have on you, and you clearly don't want to talk, and I would rather let you not talk, but it would be criminally irresponsible and negligent of me to not get your basic info.
So why don't you give me the quickest, shortest version of why you're here, and I will get out of your hair? Why? So we can help you.
I'm here because I had an Adderall overdose.
I I went days without sleep, brought on a psychosis, now I have brain damage.
My brain works at 1/2 the speed it used to.
I used to be smart, and now I'm dumb.
Can you help with that? Not with the processing speed, no.
That that will probably never come back.
Not probably; it's gone.
You don't know what it's like to to Christ, I can't even find words anymore.
It's like I'm Like you're not you.
I mean, you know, everyone sees the same you on the outside, but on the inside it's, like, that's different.
Something is missing.
But no, it's worse than missing.
It's it's gone.
You don't recognize yourself.
I look in the mirror, and it's my face, but I'm not in there.
Even the positive feelings feel like foreign.
Like they're someone else's.
I don't feel happy the way I feel happy.
I don't feel sad the way I feel sad.
Everything's wrong, and I'm just Less.
You feel like you're less.
You know, the old version of you is gone.
That's true.
It's okay to mourn him.
He deserves it.
But I am not talking to him.
I'm talking to you right now.
You are here, and you can't send this new you packing because you're not who you wish you were.
You can't even make that choice until you find out who you are now.
So what do you think? You want to find out together? [GENTLE MUSIC.]
- Okay.
- Okay.
Coronary artery is isolated.
First vein graft is ready.
Vascular clamp.
Do you mind if I Yeah, I'll connect the anastomosis.
Take a break.
I got your back.
News on the cyber-attack? Still waiting on a page.
Listen, I gotta talk to you about something.
- All right, you okay? - Not really.
This is harder than I thought.
Floyd, I Look, you're a good friend, so I wanted you to hear it from me first Floyd, V-fib.
Intra-thoracic paddles.
And wait stop.
The monitor, look at the charge.
Can't isolate a specific current.
It's connected to the network.
You use those paddles you'll fry his heart.
It doesn't leave us a hell of a lot of options.
Hey, I got your page.
Tell me it's good news.
I asked HCC for the $10 million ransom, and they are considering it.
No, no.
Considering it? What can I say? It's out of my hands.
No, no.
We had a deal, okay? You promised if I played ball you would take care of this.
- No.
- I did what you wanted, and you promised me that you would take care of this.
I said that I would ask them, and that is exactly what I did.
But there is some good news here.
HCC is very appreciative of the balanced budget that we both signed.
Couldn't have done it without you, Max.
Floyd, his heart needs a spark or this man is gonna die.
- What about thermal cautery? - Great for a vasectomy.
Yeah, but the Bovie is the only thing that has electricity that's not connected to the network.
Yeah, but it has to be grounded.
Wait, wait, but isn't it A.
? Damn it.
Unless, change it to unipolar.
You got it? Almost.
Come on.
- Here we go.
- All right.
- All right.
- Here we go.
It's just like starting a car battery.
Come on.
Come on.
Come on.
Come on.
We got a heartbeat.
That's a new one.
All right, let's get him stabilized.
You were right, you know.
About what? Fuentes.
She doesn't know who she's messing with.
I never would've thought to reverse the chemo.
That was incredible.
Well, I I have many, many tricks to share, you know, as your unofficial mentor.
Yeah, about that, I can't tell you how honored I am.
But? But I've been thinking about it all day, and it would be so comfortable, so familiar, like my little talks with Dr.
Then he left, and it completely knocked me off my game, and you'll be leaving too.
So maybe I need to learn how to embrace the uncomfortable.
I'm the chair of neurology now, and I need to figure out how to be that, and I need to do it on my own.
Come here.
I guess maybe I should be listening to you.
- Thank you.
- Okay.
Hey, how did it go with Angelo? Good.
You know, I think we've been really focusing on the drugs and the PTSD, but there's a whole identity layer there that we can dig into.
So I'm thinking art therapy, drama obviously, maybe help him try on some new guises, expand his sense of himself, and Wait.
Do you hear that? No, do I hear what? Sounds like somebody found their music.
Well, Lucas may not exactly be subtle, but he gets the job done.
Schedule's done.
Hey, let's hear it for the power of your third-grade long division.
A banner day.
How does your girlfriend have a residency slot here? A fifth slot that we never had before? I wrote her a letter of recommendation.
That's all, and I don't actually appreciate - Please don't lie to me.
- I'm not.
Fine, whatever.
and Mrs.
O'Brien to Admitting.
and Mrs.
O'Brien to Admitting.
I made a donation, okay? To the Dean's discretion refund.
There's nothing illegal about it.
It was all completely above board.
Which is why you've been hiding it from everyone? Does Leyla know? - No, but she doesn't need to.
- Unbelievable.
Leyla is the best resident we've ever had here.
I mean, why should it even matter how she got here? - Because it matters.
- Casey.
It's immoral.
It is self-serving, and you have completely undermined everything that she's earned for herself.
You're right.
You're right, okay? Okay, but you get why I had to do it.
I had to.
Please, please don't Please don't say anything.
You know, when the staff finds out, and they will find out, you're gonna lose all their respect.
Hell, you already lost mine.
Great, now what? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE.]
Ah, the wire transfer just went through, and we got a certification of a compliance from OFAC.
- No fines? - No, and no penalties.
Disco Bunny may look like a deranged Russian Fraggle, but those bastards kept their word, and we are back online.
Most people would consider this a win, Max.
You know, for years I've been asking HCC for money to improve things, to make things better for our patients, for so many things, and now we finally get that money, and we have to hand it over to hackers who are leveraging human life.
Well, Agent Maldonado seems to believe that they can recover some of the funds.
That's great.
What about us? What do we recover? I know how difficult it was for you to sign that budget.
No, you don't.
These people are not your friends, Max.
They're your employees, and today sacrifices were made for the greater good.
Believe it or not, you did what was best for this hospital.
You wanted to see us? I I had to make a tough decision today.
I got backed into a corner, and I had to let some people go People who make this hospital everything that it is.
And you were all in that list.
But I found another way.
What? Is this some kind of joke? I wish it was.
How many? How many were laid off? Oh, my God.
Today I protected you from Veronica.
But I can't protect you tomorrow.

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