Hastings and Chloe descend the stairs from what used to be his office, and he addresses his troops one last time. "I've never been very good at goodbyes," he begins. Who ever claims to be good at goodbyes? I'm going to start doing that. I'm going to get so good at goodbyes that I'll say them and leave and then come back and say them again. This is he way of announcing that he's being replaced, with Chloe taking over for now. "I'm sure you will show her the same level of loyalty and commitment that you've all shown me." Way to sabotage her right away. He smiles, thanks them, and walks toward the exit, making sure to cross in front of the big screen so everyone has plenty of opportunity to give him a round of applause if they want. Looks like they don't, though. Chloe catches up to him and says, "I just want to say we had a rough start, but I eventually really enjoyed working for you." Eventually? Like as in the last 12 hours of the month they worked together? Hastings returns the compliment: "If I'd listened to you in the beginning, maybe things would have turned out differently." They reach the door, and Hastings says he'll be at Division for his debrief, but she can ask him any questions she might have. "Okay, why don't you ever stand up straight?" she doesn't ask. Just as he's about to walk out, a security guard at the front desk tells Hastings that Cole is calling about a situation in Medical. "This one's all yours, Chloe," Hastings all but smirks, and leaves her to it. Chloe picks up the phone, and Cole's first question to her is "Where's Hastings?" Off to a great start. He's currently getting into the back of a town car in the background, so Chloe asks what happened. "Samir's just gone into cardiac arrest," Cole says. Samir is indeed seizing hard, foaming at the mouth and everything. Chloe says she'll be right there, and the doctors try to save Samir, but get nothing.
He's dead by the time Chloe charges into the OR demanding to know what happened. Well, who can tell, in this dimly lit cave they expect the doctors to save lives in? Cole in turn asks where Hastings is, and Chloe says Division removed him and put her in command, "until they find a replacement." Commandingly, Chloe asks Cole if he was with Samir the whole time, and Cole has to admit that there were a few minutes Cole wasn't, but the paramedics were. Cole suggests an autopsy, but Chloe insists they hold off and do a tox-screen at once. Cole points out that Samir couldn't have taken anything in his semi-conscious state. "No, but somebody could have given it to him," Chloe says. Cole gets what she's saying, and tells the waiting doc, "Do as she says." So we're really going to do this Chloe-in-charge thing. She says, "I'll be in Hastings' office -- my office," she says. "Let me know when you find something." It's 8:35:38.