Back in the ER, Dr. Sterling is yelling at the lab for being late with the tox screen results. Stupid bitch -- nine times out of ten, the results are delayed because of mistakes made in the ER. Like not labeling the blood, or labeling it with the wrong name. Or sending blood but not ordering the tests in the computer, or vice-versa. And last, but certainly not least, there's the ever-popular letting specimens sit on the counter for a while until someone decides to actually send them to the lab. And then they have the nerve to call and yell at the lab for being "late" with the results. I liked Sterling before, but now I hate her, and I'll be calling her Dr. Bitchface for the rest of the recap. Bitchface asks PC if she's dating Matt. PC admits that they "know each other," but won't say much more. Bitchface says Matt's cute, and she's glad to hear that he's available for dating. I won't make fun of Bitchface for finding Matt attractive, since he does look a thousand times better with the short hair. Bitchface complains about the fact that the lab has had her on hold "forever" (and why could that be, Bitchface? Possibly because you're yelling at them and they have much more to deal with than the stupid tox screen that you probably bungled up in the first place? Damn straight they put you on hold), then gives the phone to PC and orders her to write down the tox results whenever the lab gets back to her. Matt walks up and asks if they can talk, but then the lab finally comes back to the phone with the results, so PC has to go.
Clock-wipe (woooo!) to Marie looking at her food tray but not eating anything. Oh, just die already, Marie. She whines to Matt that she wants to go home and feed her dog. Marie doesn't like being in the ER; it's "too quiet." She says she's used to hearing noise because her friend is "a talker," and she was always, of course, talking about "that one thing." What one thing? Let's allow Marie to clarify: "The one thing that she could really be good at, the one thing that would make her stand out; her contribution to life." She's tried painting, writing, and running, but never had any success. Don't be too upset, Marie; maybe your friend had the best stroke ever. Assbeard spies on Matt and Marie from between the curtains. He is so going to become Matt's surrogate father. Matt tells Marie that if she wants to talk, he'll listen. Marie says that Matt can talk, and she'll listen. Assbeard strolls in and says that no one is going to talk or listen because the students have to meet at the desk. As he leaves, Marie thanks him. Matt says he "didn't do anything." That's the first thing Matt and I have ever agreed on.