ER (1994–2009): Season 15, Episode 2 - Another Thursday at County - full transcript

The ER is on guard as Gates gathers the new interns to treat a terrorist, but it's the new doctor and her tough disposition that has everyone on the defensive.

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Hi, Jane.

Um, the answer's yes.

Previously on ER...

Are you a sociopath?
a sadist? Stoned?

I heard that
you were tightly wound,

but I had no idea.

What am I giving up,
a dumpy OR?

Overnight call?
below-market pay?

This is not what you want.

Everything was
going really well

till the ambulance blew up.


don't screw this up.

There's an open artery.

I can either let
him bleed out

or we can accept
the risk of a stroke.

MORRIS: His heart's gone.

His brain's gone.

We're pronouncing him.

He was going to be
the chief of the ER.

We embrace the memory
of our colleague

and our dear friend.

MORRIS: Helipad access,
ortho supplies, suture cart.

Nurses' station,
drug lockup, call room.

There's a call room?

Yeah, but don't
plan on sleeping.

Oh, I didn't
come here to sleep.

Don't be snarky.
We just got here.

Nice dress.

Oh, Barney's sale,
1,800 bucks,

got it for four, I love that.

OK, these
are the trauma rooms.

Take some time to familiarise
yourself with the equipment.

Ah, the new interns.
Welcome to County.

Those are some shoes.

Oh, I always wear heels.
Anything else hurts my feet.


Everybody get a chance
to look around Chicago?

No, we were at a friend's
wedding in Denver yesterday.

Drove all night.

Yeah, I washed my hair

in a gas station sink
and I came straight here.

Hmm. Uh, you're
from Texas, right?

Went to med school
in San Antonio,

but I'm from New York.

Ah, muy bien.

Sabes bailar el two step?

Er...I don't speak Spanish.


Ah! everybody meet
Dr Tony Gates,

third-year resident, and
Sam Taggart, one of our nurses.

Gates oversees you, >

I supervise him, and Sam's
got her eye on all of us.

Be careful
or she'll kick your ass.

Trust him, he knows.



Charts, forms, lab recs...
it's all here.

Is this...? Are these
who I think they are?

My friend, it's true.
Your replacements have arrived.

Tracy Martin, it's nice to meet...

Oh, thank you, God!

I'm not an intern anymore.

Kaya, come meet
your partners in crime.

Hey, you guys.

How's it going?

You're an intern, too?

Yep. Skipped the orientation.

Y'all need to get your newbie
behinds down to personnel.

You can't work without ID

And this is Frank.
Donuts will make him your friend.

Avoid coconut, it gives him gas.

You can say that again.

Hi, I'm Tracy Martin

and I'm an intern
in the emergency department.

Oh, wait! I need a touch-up.

Andrew Wade -
intern, general surgery.

Surgeon, wow.


Daria Wade, intern,
emergency department.

I should really go find where
I'm supposed to be right now.

Call you later.

Honey, yeah, I know.

I gotta go now. I love you, bye.

Ryan Sanchez, intern.

My wife, she's home with the kids.

Still getting used
to the new place.


I did my MBA
while I was at Stanford.

The programme there is real...

Hold on. I wasn't ready.

WOMAN: That's enough, you're done.

Put the little penis away.

And you... You're a doctor now.

Try to look like one.

And on that note, three-inch heels
have no place in the hospital.

Catherine Banfield,
attending physician,

Chief of the ER.

Hello, everyone.

I'm your new boss.

We're staying here?

Have I ever
let you down?



Trust me, this is big-time!

Good afternoon, sir.

It is now.

Ah! Now, that's what
I'm talking about. (chuckles)

I love you too, baby!

Fantastic. And just some bread
for my companion, please.

Hey! I found something small-time.

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I need to change my job.

I need to change my ticket.

We see an average of
250 patients a day,

300 if it gets crazy.

A few years in this place,
you can handle anything.

I'm sure.

So what made you come
back from Indonesia?

It was time. Chicago's home.

I don't get the whole
medical mission thing.

Why chase tragedy overseas when we've
got disaster right at our front door?

It's not for everyone. I thought
the nurse ratio was four to one.

My ex went on a medical mission.
Total mistake.

Where are all the nurses?
Doesn't look four-to-one around here.

HALEH: We're short, as usual.

This is Haleh Adams,
our charge nurse.

Haleh, meet Dr Banfield,
our new chief.

Welcome to County.
Coffee anyone?

I'm not into coffee, it's a crutch.

Uh, meet me to run
the board in five minutes.

Do I know you? You look so familiar.

I don't think so.

Ever work at St Mark's?
I pick up shifts there sometimes.

Moonlight in urgent care?

You know, I could swear
I've seen you before.

No, it's my first day.

Well, if there's anything you need
to know about this place, just ask.

Cuticle cream?

Latex gloves are murder
on your hands.

Do you think
this used to be a sandwich?

You guys get settled,
meet me out at the desk.

You OK?


You've been here for,
like, 96 hours straight.

We're a little short
staffed right now.

Us, too. Abby took
a few days off with Luka

and you look like crap.

Look who's talking.
You live here.

Well, it's easier
than going home.

Sleep is overrated.
Another day, bring it on.

These patients have been
on the board since yesterday.

The hospital's full.
They never discharge at night.

Which makes it impossible
to admit anyone.

I'm friendly with the nursing
supervisor on med/surge.

I bet you are.

She can always find a bed for me.

You get her to open things up?

Lubricate the logjam?

Do it.

Oh, Dr Banfield.

I just wanted to let you know,

I have to take off
a little early tonight.

I'm starting the nurse
anaesthetist programme,

and I have to drop my kid
off at a friend's house.

Leave when your shift's over. I'm
kind of a stickler for that, Sam.

It is Sam, right?

Yeah. It's only like 20 minutes.

We all have commitments, just don't
let them bleed into your work.

Wow, new chief seems great.

Alex can hang out with me
and Sarah tonight.


He's been home all week.
I don't want him to be alone.

No problem, I'll pick
him up after work.

Thank you, Tony. It's a big help.

MORRIS: James Silcott, 26,

burns and minor trauma from a
chemical explosion in an apartment
next to theirs.

Decca Richards, 24, same explosion.
Complaining of abdominal pain.

Baby, you OK?
Yeah, I think so.

I'm Dr Gates. What happened?

We were reading
on the couch when boom!

This blast just came
through the walls.

Both trauma rooms are open.

BRENNER: OK, Kaya, with Dr Morris.
Gates, with me. Trauma one, let's go.

Follow me.

You're gonna be right
next door, OK?

I'll bounce between and supervise.

For attendings we don't
need to be supervised.

Just watch this time,
get a sense of how things go.

Screw that.

TAGGART: 18 gauge in the NQ.

KAYA: Tachy at 118,
pulses are good.

MORRIS: Second degree burns to chest
and arm. Kaya, let surgery know.

All right, on my count -
one, two, three...

TAGGART: What exploded?

Don't know, just heard
this breaking glass.

Probably like his meth lab
or something - guy's a freak.

Sam, haemocue, trauma panel,
type and cross.

Why the ultrasound?

Explosion, blunt trauma-
that's why.

KAYA: How's your pain?

JAMES: It's pretty bad.
My arm's killing me.

We can get you
something for that.

Five of MS,
titrate up from there.

Get another set of vitals before you
go drop his pressure with narcotics.

Is Decca OK?

BANFIELD: I'll go check.

Good idea.

GATES: So what kind of music
does your band play?

It's hard to explain. Imagine
a punk version of '40s standards.

That makes no sense.
OK, no fluid, looks good.

You'll have to come
check it out sometime. Ow!


Do you want me to try?

I said stand back and watch.

GATES: I had a band once.
Bunch of sexually frustrated
adolescent boys.

All right, IV's in.

Hang a litre.

Litre of what?

Normal saline.

So be clear.

Everyone knew what he meant.

We knew one song,
You Got Lucky by Tom Petty

and we played it over and
over again in this guy's garage.

# You got lucky, babe

# You got lucky, babe

# When I found you. #

Over and over again.
I'm not kidding you.

It was sad.

You have a patient on the table.

A stable patient.
It's cool, really.

A trauma case can turn on a dime.

I know that. We're good here.

Every single patient that comes in
that door is my responsibility

and I have to know that
I can trust your judgment.

CRENSHAW: I'm sorry
for calling so early, but I've got

DUBENKO: You know what?
You gotta stop doing this, Dusty.

Would you jump straight to
pancreaticojejunal anastomosis

or do a sphincteroplasty first?

If the proximal duct is open,
option one, otherwise two.

Intermittent dilation,
go with a Puestow procedure.

You are my hero.

'Yeah, yeah, I know.'

I gotta run.
I'm doing grand rounds at Rush.

Dr Crenshaw?

Oh, finally,
I've been looking for you.

Andrew Wade, new surgical intern.
I'm supposed to shadow you today.

Is black OK?


Where is she?

You probably should be
getting back to work.

It's my day off. I only
came in because I wanted to...

Neela, I know where
this is going.

But Lucien's a fantastic
teacher, and the patients love him.

And he's an amazing
trauma surgeon.

I don't disagree.

Well, then how can
you let him leave?

I don't like it either,
but he forced our hand.

He was upset.
He didn't mean...

The board voted for dismissal.

It's done.

MORRIS: Listen, Captain Haemolysis,
you use the same excuse every time.

Spare me
the dog-ate-my-homework crap,

and get me the damn
potassium level, thank you.

Impossible to get
anything done around here!

You OK?


When was the last time
you had a day off?

I got a guy with bullous pemphigoid
in curtain three, you should
check it out.

Why don't you get out of here for
a while? It'll be good for you.

Hey, I need you to sign off
on a bunch of stuff.

I'm all yours.

One of the nurses had me
order bactrim on tricycle girl.

Is that approved for kids?

You're missing the point.
She asked me.

Didn't need my order
cosigned or anything.

Hallelujah, I am so sick of
getting my orders co-signed.

I'm just saying, there's always
been someone double-checking

our decisions.
Making sure we didn't mess up.

Now you're feeling like you're
flying without a net, right?


Completely normal.

Yeah, all this
responsibility, I mean...

I want it, it's just a little scary.


Well, if you're not ready,
then you shouldn't be here.

You're all ready, it just takes a
little time to grow into this job.

You have complete backup.

No-one expects you to run
a code the first day.

Now, come on,
let's start with the basics.

Fever with a murmur.

What's the workup?

TAGGART: Surgery wants to admit

the explosion couple
for observation,

but they have no beds.

What else is new?
OK, park them in the hallway.

I'll write orders for
vitals and fluids.

Hey. See this guy, will you?

He's been waiting
five hours already now.

Oh, sorry, Frank. We were eating
bonbons in a bubble bath.

Totally lost track of time.
Go say hi.

TAGGART: Hey, I'm Sam.

I'm one of the nurses.

Finally - I was ready
to give up on you guys.

Check this out.

Do I have flesh-eating bacteria?

No, I don't think so.

But, I'll have one of
the doctors take a look at it.

How long will it take? I got a test
tomorrow, I can't be here all night.

And if it were up to you,
what would you do?

I just got here 30 seconds ago.

Sometimes, that's all you get.

OK, um...severe cellulitis,

IV antibiotics.

What kind?

I don't know. Um...


No, IV Vanco to cover the MRSA.

And don't answer a question
with a question - I hate that.

Well, you gonna
give me some medicine?

What was that?

Just trying to get
a sense of how you think

and what you're capable of.

Oh, well, that's kind of hard

to come up with
a plan on the fly...

Hard? You're an ER nurse.

You're the first line against
gunshot wounds, stabbings -

you scrape brain off your shoes.

Think a little
bedside teaching's hard?

40-something male, found
by the explosion site.

I don't want this! Let me go!

Your leg's broken, you can't walk.
Minor burns to the neck and torso,

probable tib/fib on the left.

All right, Gates, take this
with the interns. I'll be right in.

Listen to me! Why won't
you listen to me?!

- Can I run it?
- No. I'm Dr Gates...

I don't need a doctor!
RYAN: What's your name, sir?

I don't want this!
DARIA: We gotta call you something.

Felix! you don't know
what you're messing with!

Airway's good, he's breathing.

But he's really tachypneic.
Could be edema from the fire.

GATES: Ryan, on my count.
One, two, three!

- Stop!
- OK, I'm only gonna listen.

Don't touch me!
Sats 91.

Your oxygen level is low.
We need to evaluate your lungs.

Leave me alone!

Let me just cut your shirt, OK?

Don't touch... don't touch my stuff!

Sir, relax!

Listen to me! Listen to me!
Sir, relax!

What the hell?

Oh, my God. Now you did it.

Is this cocaine?
You cut through the damn bag!

Bag of what?

You shouldn't have done that!
It's weaponised ricin.

It's extremely lethal.
I made it myself.

Ricin? I am so out of here.
You shouldn't have done that.

Whoa, stop! You open those doors,
the whole ER is exposed.

I told you not to touch me!
Now we're all dead!


Frank, call HazMat.
We have a situation here.

Cops said he's a real whack job, had
stuff on anthrax, botulism, plague...

All right, let's keep it down.
We don't want people to panic.

We're moving people out of the area.
They'll know something's up.

Environmental services won't touch
it. They said call HazMat.

OK, did you?

Yes, but the fire department
is supposed to respond first.

What's their ETA?

Ten minutes out.

All right, I think
we should seal off Exam two.

With what, duct tape? I'll find some.


Right behind you!

If they get sick, we need
access to that room.

Be a few hours before
any symptoms manifest.

We can't just leave them in there.

They got to be quarantined till
we know what we're dealing with.

Let's just concentrate
on evacuation now.

Evacuation where?

You know this hospital, you tell me.

ANDREW: Hold the elevator.
Where are you going?

Upstairs for observation.
I thought you had no beds.

We can't leave them
here in hot zone, can we?

Surgical lobby. Come with me.


Dr Gates, the hazardous materials
team is on the way.

I have an unstable patient, three
freaking interns - please hurry up.

I knew the cops would be all over
my place, so I took my stuff and ran.

There are no masks in here!
There's no gowns either!

I didn't count on
the fire escape collapsing.

DARIA: You know what, Felix? Shut up.

Inhalation of aerosolised ricin
can kill in 24 hours.

Does it say if it's absorbed though
the skin? We should wear gloves.

How's his pulse ox?
They're trapping us in here!

Oh, my God.

Annie, honey,
I'm with a patient - gotta go.

All right, let's stay focused.
Secondary survey, let's go.

I've got a year's
supply of valium in here.

Don't forget the IV tubing
and the infusers.

I don't know what they have upstairs.

How much you think this
would be worth on the street?

After today, I'm thinking
about an alternate career.

You doing all right?

I should bring some Fentanyl, too.

He's got a phone in there.

You can call and talk to him.

Nah, he's busy.

I'm busy, too.

Gotta start my new career
as a drug dealer.

I don't want that.

I'm not too interested in
what you want at this point.

I didn't mean for this to happen.

You should have told us about this
before we started working on you.

I tried! Listen, my leg
is really killing me.

Yeah, it's broken
and unfortunately for you,

we can't help, because
we're stuck in this room.

Please, something's really wrong.

DARIA: That doesn't look right.

GATES: Yeah, compartment syndrome.
He needs a fasciotomy.

You're bleeding from the fracture
into the soft tissue.

That's why blood is not
getting to your foot.

Ryan, get me some morphine.
Morphine for this guy?

We treat everybody the same.
What's morphine look like?

It's a clear bottle, black top,
says, "Morphine".

It's really killing me!
I don't think there's any here.

All right, I'm sorry,
this is gonna hurt, man.

You...what's your name?

Talk to him.

Talk to the patient!

Oh...OK. So, so how did
you become a bioterrorist?


Damn it!



What's going on?

HazMat team's about ten minutes out.

In the meantime,
discharge whoever you can

and bring the rest
to the evacuation area.

You moved all the portable
monitors upstairs?

Grab your instruments,
medicines, whatever you need,

when Hazmat gets here,
they won't let you back in.

- OK, let's move...
- Excuse me.

Mr Burke, you can't leave yet.
What the hell is going on?

First I heard bomb scare,
now they're saying anthrax.

It's not anthrax.
Whatever it is, I don't need it.

Stop for one minute, OK?

You have a serious infection,
and you need to be admitted
for IV antibiotics.

I can't be admitted.
I'm taking the GED tomorrow.

I'm finally gonna get my diploma.

BANFIELD: Sam, we're going up.

Please, don't leave. I'm gonna try
to work something out for you, OK?

OK, go slow. He needs an
expiratory phase.

Any chance we could give oral
antibiotics to the cellulitis guy?


- He's gonna go home, AMA.
- Change his mind.

I said we were taking
the rule-out MI's to family practice.

We don't have enough staff
to cover an additional area.

I got the clinic nurses
to agree to help out!

The rule-outs will wait
upstairs like everyone else!

You just let me know when you
need my help, OK? I'm here for you.

You think the docs in that room
are gonna be OK?

I don't know.

I hope so.

I heard you worked
in Thailand after the tsunami.


Well, this must seem
pretty minor compared to that.

Yeah. It is.

ICU says they're not allowed
to lend out their EKG machine.

Don't ask, just take it!

Intubated patients, through there.

How many more
are left down there?

Another 20 or 30.

We need more space.

Respiratory's on the way
with more O2 tanks,

and rehab's sending
three vents they aren't using.

Rehab was Marisol's idea.

- This one's a keeper.
- Sorry. Gotta take this.


DUBENKO: Eleven hang-ups, Dusty?

We are under siege!

You do know your number
shows up, right? I can tell it's you.

'I am stuck with a new intern,'

and the ER was the target
of a bioterrorist attack.

I used to call that a Thursday.

'Oh, you love this, don't you?'

Me getting my ass kicked

while you get to sleep in
and go to yoga.

I wish that was the case,
but with all the lectures,

conferences and interviews
out here, it's been gruelling.

Speaking of which, I got to run.

Yeah, no way. Lucien...Lucien!

The ER's being attacked, and
you're catching up on phone calls.

Any headway with Anspaugh?

No. But he knows it's crap.

He wouldn't even
look me in the eye.

We got a transplant kid
who pulled out his g-tube.

Oh, that's Neela's speciality.

Oh, you owe me.

The guys in the moon suits
are here.

Oh, good, I feel
so much better now.

They must have an exit strategy.

Fracture must have severed
the tibeal artery.

I can't see crap.

RYAN: It says here
that low-micron ricin particles

may be suspended in the air
for hours. We're screwed!

Put the phone down
and get me a suture kit.

I'll have to make this incision
bigger to find the bleeding vessel.

You ready? Here we go.
One, two, three....


All right, four by fours!
Give me four by fours!

I don't feel so good.

TRACY: You need to lie down.
What are you being admitted for?

Asthma. It's really bad this time.

We were here all night. Mom went home
for a shower. I can't get any air!

It's gonna be OK, I promise.

Daria, find a large BP cuff
and put it around his thigh.

Heart rate's up to 135.

Look in the drawer for
a haemostat.
Like a clamp?

Yeah, a needle driver,
anything - come on!

Do we have any albuterol
in here?

It's too much!

He's not moving air very well.

Felix, talk to me -
who was the ricin for?

- It doesn't matter.
- If we're all gonna die,

you can at least tell us why.
You owe us that much.

I was gonna send it to
a few officials, prove my point.

Systolic's only 84.

This cuff is way too small!

And I'm not finding any clamps.

I'm serious, this guy needs a neb.

We don't normally keep
respiratory meds in here.

Check the cart,
look through all the bottles.

FELIX: Homeland security,
what a joke! We let anyone in.

Anything can happen!
it's not right!

Neither is exposing a bunch of
innocent people to a deadly biotoxin.

She has a point there, Felix.

FELIX: My wife, she used
to work near the Pentagon.

She got killed
by one of the planes.


All right, I need Prolene.
Get me Prolene.

What's Prolene?


So this is a dose
of Vancomycin now.

You're gonna go home
with this IV tonight.

In the morning,
before your test,

you'll come in,
show your bracelet.

They're gonna bring you back and
give you a second dose. Deal?

Deal. Thanks.

It's cool you're getting
your GED, you know.

I got tired of telling people
I dropped out of high school.

You're challenging yourself.
I admire that.

MORRIS: This is Devon,
eight years old.

Floor collapse, fell into a basement.
Crush injuries to chest and pelvis.

His mom jumped down to get to her
kid. Arm looks broken, vitals OK.

OK, this way.

- Mommy?
- Devon, honey, I'm right here.

- Where are you?
- Get me off of this thing!

- In a minute, ma'am.
- I need to see my son!

What's going on?
We're closed to trauma.

I didn't...
MORRIS: I did.

Diverting an unstable kid
across town would have been crazy.

I authorised them to come.

KAYA: Sats only 82.
TAGGART: Come on, wake up.

Morris, throw me that bag.
This kid's not breathing.

KAYA: Devon?

All right, I think I got it.

There we go.

God... Crap!
Another Prolene?

- His sats only 81.
- All right, turn up the O2.

- It's up, it's all the way up.
- Felix? Felix!

I can't...under the...
She went out of snow...

Dr Gates, he's altered,
and there's no albuterol in here.

All right, mac three and a seven-0.

Jacob, hang in there,
I'm gonna be right back.

What's a mac?

Macintosh laryngoscope, size three,

seven-O ET tube.

Got it. We're going to intubate?

Yeah, looks like we might have to.

V-tach, I can't feel a pulse.

All right, start CPR.
I can't take my hand out of here.

Come on, let's go!
Ryan, start compressions.

Daria, bag him. Tracy, charge
the defibrillator, let's go.

This is the real thing now.


Yeah. Put the paddles on his chest.

Come on, put the paddles
on the chest!



Still v-tach.

All right, resume compressions.
Daria, switch with me.

Put pressure on the artery
like your life depends upon it.

Tracy, give me that tube.

It's for Jacob -
there was only one.

This guy's not breathing,
Jacob is - let's go.

- He's just a kid...
- Shock him again.

- Clear.
- All right.

Wait, so you're gonna
let some innocent kid

suffer and maybe even die to save
a lowlife who tried to kill us?

RYAN: Still v-tach.

I'm sorry, but why do you
even want to save this guy?

Because we prioritise the sickest
patient. That's what we do here.

If you guys don't get it,
you don't belong.

Fine...then you tell
that to the kid's mom.

(over radio) He's in.

We can trust him
to take care of this.

So what's this all about?

An aircraft?

It's not an aircraft
we're talking about.

The Insignia Project.

What are they doing down there?

It's not like
other cars.

It's as if it can see.

It reads road signs?

How's that

I don't know what kind
of technology they're using.

It can adapt

to impossible conditions.

What else
can it do?

Brian, it's Sue on 3rd...

..yup, going to have to reschedule

..I bet you would.

Tony, but I'm at work now so I can't
talk can I?...Not much.

I know how you like your muffins....

Well, if you ask me Stephanie, she
needs to go on a diet!

Sudafed Congestion & Headache... with the cause of congestion
and also relieves your headache.


I have to tell you,
that looks absolutely exhausting!

Is it disappointing to you
that you do this strenuous stuff

and yet your cholesterol
is still raised?

Well, yes. Yes, it is.

As you know,
I was quite taken aback.

So in total, then, what differences
have you made every day?

I've introduced
the pro.activ drinks.

So I have one of those
with a meal every day.

I'm having
my three portions a day.

My yoghurt in the morning,

milk in my tea all day long,

and I'll have the spread
on baked potato or toast.

It's just part of the day,
part of my life.

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GATES: All right, I'm in.

Got it.

Two milligrams, right?
Yeah, give it to
Daria and, er...

Always hold the tube
against the soft palate

until it's secured in.
Going again.


- Still v-tach. Resuming.
- All right.

- What do I do with this?
- Squirt it in the tube.


Here you go.

That one's for Jacob.
Two cc's in the IV.

Won't intravenous epi
mess with his rhythm?

Maybe, but it'll dilate his
bronchioles and help him oxygenate.

All right, do it,
Tracy, with a flush.

Here goes.

- No change.
- All right, shock him again.

Might work now
with the drugs on board.



Back in sinus.

All right.

Aren't we the heroes(!)

Come on, we just saved a guy's life.

Dr Gates, it worked.
Jacob's sats are coming up.


'It's Cate Banfield.'

How you guys doing?

Oh, honestly,
we're a little bored in here.

When you open the doors, you'll
be in a quarantine corridor.

What the hell?

This is so surreal.

BANFIELD: Gates, what have you got?
Severed tibeal artery.

I got vascular standing by.

Status asthmaticus.
He needs a terb drip in the ICU.

I'll make sure they have room.

The four of us - dry martinis,
straight up, with a twist.

You'll all be decontaminated
and admitted for observation.

I hope they can
decontaminate our insides,

because we've been breathing
that crap for a long time.


Positive Murphy sign - any fever?

Uh, yep - white count's 24.

Ultrasound showed
acalculous cholecystitis.

It looks like you need an operation
to take out your gallbladder.

Will I have to stay home
from school?

Only for a few days.
We'll do it laparoscopically.

Which means we'll only
be making a tiny cut.

If you make a bigger cut,
could I stay home longer?

Don't like school, huh?

I just moved here, and
everyone already knows each other.

Did you write a pre-op note?

Uh, not yet.

It's hard, I know.
I just moved here, too.

The girls in my new school,
well, they're all into being cool

and making out. I miss Detroit.

Listen, you don't want
to be cool in seventh grade.

I don't?
No way.

Seventh grade cool kids
peak at 16

and spend the rest of their
lives missing the glory days.

Me and Dr Rasgotra here?
Huge nerds at your age.

- Am I right?
- For sure.


We've got a trauma -
they're asking for you.

Make sure you get
consent from Mom.

You know, the truth is,

every cool adult will tell you
they were an unpopular kid.

You're just saying that.

No, it's like, um...
a rule of the universe.

You'll see.

I will?

Yeah. The adventure
is just beginning.

Somebody grab me another cordis,
this wire is kinked.

Fluid in Morrison's -
he needs a repeat haemocue.

I'm on it.

Hey, hang in there,
I know it's hard to watch.

This is all my fault.

I took him with me on the job.

I don't have anyone to watch him,
stay with him after school.

Believe me, I get that.

I'm a locksmith and the banks
have us running ragged,

changing locks
on foreclosed houses.

Sounds depressing.

Who knows why some people's lives
work out and others' don't?

It all seems so random.


OK, subclavian's in.

Get the blood bank
to rush our packed cells.

HANNAH: Devon thought that
he saw a cat in the house,

and he went inside to see and...

The next thing I know,
he was screaming through a hole
in the floor.

Your tube's in
the right mainstem.

MORRIS: I know.
So why don't you pull it back?

I put it there intentionally
to decrease the risk of pneumo.

Then you should decrease
tidal volume.

You know what? You really need
to stop micro-managing everyone.

Do your job,
and I won't have to.

Have this out later.
We need to get him to surgery now.

I'll get ortho in here
to reduce that arm.

OR's ready.

OK, let's go -
I'll update you as soon as I can.

No, no,
give her a moment with her son.

You know, we don't
have time for this.

Two minutes?

Listen, baby boy.

I want you to be strong
in there, OK?

Because...if anything
happened to you...

..the world would stop.

You know that, right?

Felix made it to the OR.

RYAN: Baby, they do it every year -
it's tradition.

What about Jacob?

He's tucked away in the picu.

They keep us overnight the first
day - it's a ritual. Should be fun.

I love you, too.
Kiss the kids good night.


Why are you lying to your wife?

- She'd freak if she knew the truth.
- Give her a little credit.

- Yeah, got it.
- Thanks.


RYAN: Annie grew up in west Texas

in a town with, like, 4,000 people.

Never meant to end up
with a guy from Brooklyn,

and she was totally against
moving to the city,

but I fought for it.

Can't really practise emergency
medicine out in the sticks, huh?

Exactly. I talked her into this.

Ooh, boy.

She was nervous about smog,
traffic, purse snatchers...

So, I can't quite bring myself
to tell her that, on my first day,

I was the target of a weapon
of mass destruction.

Hey, you.

You OK?

I'm not coughing up blood,
but the night is still young.

Yeah, there's only eight more hours
till we find out if we're gonna die.

OK, well, they're looking for
beds for you guys upstairs.

Uh...can I get you some lunch?

Burgers, fries, onion rings,
all on me.

I mean, after all, it could
be our last day on this earth.

What's up, Ryan,
you a vegetarian?


Hey, we need a gurney here!

Keloid cowboy can go home.

He has a follow-up
in surgery clinic.

Cholecystitis girl will have
to hang here till a bed opens up.

She won't mind.
She's crushing on Dr Andrew here.

Too bad I only have eyes for you.

That little boy's going to the OR,
I'm pretty sure it's a liver lac.

Tell them to start prepping.
I'll be right there.

You want to grab a coffee?

You know, after this settles down?

Or maybe a stiff drink's
more in order. It's been quite a day.

Yeah, it has.

I just thought we could
talk about what happened.

Don't mind her,
she's in a foul mood.

Today's her day off.
She struck out with Anspaugh,

and got sucked into this mess.

Struck out with Anspaugh?

Yeah, she's on a campaign
to bring Lucien back.

I told her it was a lost cause.

But Neela's stubborn.
Your uncle's worse.

Marisol, you work on
the surgical floor...

The elective surgery guys
were asking how they could help,

I suggested they take the obstructive
pancreatitis case off your plate.

Unless you wanted to
do that one yourself.

Are you for real?

We have blood pressure yet?

BP at 85/51 -
it's too low to get access.

Is he satting OK?

- Go back to the tent.
- Is it the ricin?

Go back inside,
you haven't been cleared yet.

Is this what happens?

Let's let Dr Banfield
fix him up - come on.

You think it's the ricin?

It seems early, but it's possible.

Brachial artery's here.
Slightly medial, you'll hit the vein.

Got a flash.


Welcome back.

REIDY: Drug overdose in PEA.
Found him two blocks away

with a syringe still
connected to an IV

We're closed to trauma.

He's wearing a County ID
bracelet, registered for today.

Must have wandered off
for a drug fix.

It's my cellulitis guy.

BANFIELD: All right, move him
upstairs, let's go.

(over radio) He's in.

We can trust him
to take care of this.

So what's this all about?

An aircraft?

It's not an aircraft
we're talking about.

The Insignia Project.

What are they doing down there?

It's not like
other cars.

It's as if it can see.

It reads road signs?

How's that

I don't know what kind
of technology they're using.

It can adapt

to impossible conditions.

What else
can it do?

MORRIS: Resuming compressions.

Narcan's in.

It's the fourth dose.

Are we sure it's opiates?

Some guy told the paramedics they
shot heroin together an hour ago.

He has track marks
all over his ankles.

It's called a head-to-toe exam
for a reason.

Hold compressions.

Still PEA.

Another epi.

He was taking his high school
equivalency test tomorrow.

He was not the type of guy who
was gonna walk out and shoot up.

Did you ask about IV drug use
before you sent him out

with a portal into a mainline vessel?

Not specifically, no.

You cannot judge people based on how
they look or what they're reading.

I expect you to know that.

Just heard from the CDC.

The ricin powder was
too coarse to vaporise.

No chance a toxic dose
could have got into the lungs.

Oh! That's good news, Frank.

FRANK: Exam two needs to stay sealed
pending environmental detail.

That's just a precaution.
Otherwise, we're all clear.

BANFIELD: Thanks, Frank.
Hold compressions.

No change.

That's it, we're done.


Four rounds of cardiac meds, and
still he's in an agonal rhythm.

Core temp's dropping.

This guy's dead.

CRENSHAW: What's our EBL?

- 400 cc's.
- Not bad.


How's it going?

Liver lac, grade three,
just like you thought.

Repair's going well,
vitals are solid.

I think Andrew here's
a good luck charm.

Irrigate right here.

I'll let the ER know.
Is it cool if I go then?

Yeah. Check out the sit-in outside
Anspaugh's office on your way out.


Brenner organised
some kind of protest.

Everyone's talking about it.

MAN: ..the humanity of this
department, Dr Dubenko has been...

What's going on?

We want Dubenko back.

Dr Brenner says his uncle responds
to the strength in numbers concept.

Sit down, join us., I've, er...
got some loose ends downstairs.

When can I see Devon?

As soon as he's in recovery,
they'll let us know.

While you were asleep,
the police came by.

They investigated the house.

It seems the prior owner
intentionally broke a water pipe,

flooded the whole first floor.

Kind of a screw-you to the bank.
We see that kind of thing.

With the heat and humidity, the
floorboards rotted and just gave way.

Doesn't change the fact that
I've been dragging my son

all over the Southside
changing locks.

He's only eight years old.

He deserves to be protected
from the world.

You know, this idea that
we can protect our children -

you believe it
because you have to -

but it's an illusion.

So, what, it's all just luck?

All you can do is
hope for the best?

You love him,

you spend time with him.

That's all any kid wants.

One second, she's a raging bitch, and
the next, she's Mother Teresa?

I don't get it.

Well, she's pretty good
at faking compassion.

Hey, I know you know this,

but what she said about
the OD - that was crap.

It wasn't your fault.

Thanks, Archie.

FRANK: Hello?


They disconnected every damn phone.

Pain assessment forms?

File them next to
the H and P sheets.

These are all filled out.

I'll take those.

And this looks like an old handout
on renal failure by Greg Pratt.

Should I toss it?
it's from 2002...

No, you should not toss that.

That's his work. That's his legacy.

Dr Morris?

Do you mind if
I give you some feedback?

Oh, here we go.

You need to get better
control of your emotions.

Act like a leader.
Oh, come on!

All the, all the criticism,
the bullying.

You think that's how you
get people to respect you?

You have been storming
around sulking all day.

You are an attending physician,
not a toddler.

Did you think that I was finished?

You know what, lady? Shut up!

We have been through hell
here the last few weeks,

but somehow we're
getting through it,

and you know how?

By showing up here

every day and dedicating
ourselves to this work.

You don't know us.

You don't know this place.

And the last thing we need

is for some stranger
to come in here

and tell us how it's done.

I know that you lost a friend,

and I'm sorry about that.

But we will never have
a conversation like this again.




Can I talk to you?

Yeah, I'm all ears.

Uh...thank you for what you did.

I mean, the thing for Lucien.

Um...I don't know if it will work,
but I appreciate it, I really do.

No big deal., maybe
I'm being presumptuous here,

but, um...if this was in any way
some kind of gesture intended for, guess
I just want to be clear.


We're work colleagues,
and that's all.

I don't want to go for coffee
or drinks with you.

Not now, not ever, OK?

So, let me get this straight,
me going to bat for Lucien is,

actually, some sort of er...
romantic overture to impress you?

You've lost me there.

But, um...
don't worry about the drinks.

It's, er...message received.

KAYA: Dr Brenner, your favourite
water skier's asking for you.

Thank you.

I've got the old records
on your thalassemia guy.

Thank you.

I called the pneumonia kid's
insurance company,

told them to go to hell,
we're not transferring.


Uh, listen...I know things
have been a bit rough

with you and Dr Morris today -

I hope you don't mind my saying,
he's not himself.

He took Dr Pratt's death
harder than any of us.

But he's a good guy,
he's a good doctor and I...

I don't have a problem
with Dr Morris.

You don't?

Nope. He cares about his patients,
has an opinion, takes a stand.

Works his ass off, which is more
than I can say about you.

Excuse me?

You better get things in order,
Frank. It's a mess around here.

I can't believe they made me
throw away my shoes.

Louboutins - do you know
how much those cost?

No, but I'm sure you're
going to tell us.

That was quite
the first day, huh?

TRACY: You could say that.

I got to perform a liver lac
on an eight-year-old boy.

That is so cool.

So, they're not admitting you?

No. You all heard the ricin
isn't dangerous, right?

So, then what happened?
I mean, why'd you faint?

I was reading about psychosomatic
responses to perceived toxic threats.

Apparently, it's pretty common.

Oh, so you're a hypochondriac.

I said psychosomatic.
It's different.

GATES: Either way, you'll live
to see another day of scut.

Welcome to internship.
The dream starts now.




Health department said
you're cool to go. You're free.

Oh! Sweet.


See you, kids.


Cute couple.


So, when are you
going to class?

Oh, forget it. It was a bad idea.

What? why?

Cos I'm missing things at work,
I'm barely there for Alex.

The last thing I need
is to complicate my life.

I don't know what happened today,

but you're a kick-ass nurse,
and a good mother,

and this is important to you,
and this is something you should do.

You'll be great at it.


Besides, I want to spend time
with Sarah and Alex anyway.

All right.

I mean, I guess I can make it,
if I really hurry.

Course you can. Go.

I'm just going to get some beer,

we're gonna play some quarters,

spark up the bong.

Hey, I'm glad
you didn't die today.

RASGOTRA: The whole
department was there.

Doctors, nurses, techs, clerks.

They were all sat outside Anspaugh's
office, demanding your return.

You know, can we talk about
this later? I'm about to go out.

What's there to talk about?

Neela, these things
usually happen for a reason.

Maybe it really is
time to move on.

Time for a new chapter.

You belong at County.

You know it, and I know it.

Don't make me beg.

It's healthy
to change things up, you know?

I was stagnating there.

'Oh, that's bollocks.'


That's what my yogi says, and
I'm telling you, he's always right.

Lucien, don't be an idiot.
Come back to work.

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I have to tell you,
that looks absolutely exhausting!

Is it disappointing to you
that you do this strenuous stuff

and yet your cholesterol
is still raised?

Well, yes. Yes, it is.

As you know,
I was quite taken aback.

So in total, then, what differences
have you made every day?

I've introduced
the pro.activ drinks.

So I have one of those
with a meal every day.

I'm having
my three portions a day.

My yoghurt in the morning,

milk in my tea all day long,

and I'll have the spread
on baked potato or toast.

It's just part of the day,
part of my life.

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level with Flora pro.activ.

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managed to reduce theirs?

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