Matt returns to Mr. McNeil, who's looking pretty bad nowadays, and says that the medical history is too long for him to deal with. Hey, Matt -- suck it up. He wants to ask the patient's family instead. Nurse Debi says that, as the guy came in from a nursing home, his family probably abandoned him there. That's right: if you send a family member to a nursing home, you're not trying to make sure he gets the best medical care; you're abandoning him. Thanks for the tip, 7th Heaven! Now, when my parents get old and start having difficulties living on their own, I'll just leave my children in the arms of a teenager, drop everything, and fly to Arizona to visit them every few weeks. That's much better for everyone. Suddenly, McNeil's blood pressure drops and his fever rises. Debi suggests getting a resident, but Matt says that Dr. Sterling is "swamped" with work. Maybe this hospital needs to start staffing some more doctors and stop letting stupid medical students do work they're entirely unqualified for. Matt tries to listen to McNeil's lungs, but can't hear them because McNeil is lying down. Matt asks Nurse Debi to lift him up. She says she doesn't think that's a good idea when his blood pressure is so low, but does it anyway, even though, as Assbeard said, she is under no obligation to follow his orders if she doesn't want to. Of course, McNeil's heart rate drops and he goes into v-fib. Matt starts freaking out: "What do I do?" Nurse Debi takes control and orders him to get a crash cart while the Dramatic Piano plays.
Matt has no idea where the crash cart is, so he runs around the ER looking for it like a chicken with his greasy head cut off. After a few suspense-free moments, Dr. Assbeard finds him and yells at him, not for killing his patient, but for not ordering Nurse Debi to get the crash cart. Right, and what was Matt going to do with Mr. McNeil while Nurse Debi looked for a crash cart? Cry and run around in circles? That's not going to help anyone. They get back to McNeil, where, fortunately, Dr. Sterling has already arrived and gotten him breathing again. Dr. Assbeard asks Matt if he checked the patient's BP before examining him; Matt says he didn't. Wait -- didn't he? Didn't Nurse Debi tell him that it was ninety over sixty? Which she knew because McNeil was hooked up to machines that monitor it? Matt's a liar. Oh, hilarity -- his phone rings again. Without speaking, Dr. Assbeard throws it in the dirty laundry bin, where it continues to ring audibly and probably disturb any and all nearby patients.