Jaime, whose severe injuries are represented by bandages covering parts of her head and blood delicately painted on the otherwise unaffected rest of her face, is taken away in a helicopter as various medical personnel fuss over her and discuss her "crush injuries." Professor Dorkus has his head wrapped in a bandage that disturbingly resembles the horrible way Christian Laettner started wearing assy-looking headbands all the time after he got to the NBA, and that never looks like it would do your bleeding head very much good. He's reassuring Jaime that she's going to be fine. Although for the moment, she's going to be unconscious, because they're shooting her up with some really good drugs. And then, the helicopter is landing at -- hey! -- the Wolf Creek Biotech Research Facility! That will come in handy if she's looking to wear a white jacket and get killed. The sign at the big fence behind the landing chopper reads "Remote Station No. 41." Not very informative, so: well done, sign-makers.
Jaime is wheeled into surgery as the apparently uninjured Professor Dorkus (a.k.a. Doctor Dorkus, I guess) rattles off a list of her injuries to his collection of secret government nurses. When another member of the medical staff starts chiming in with medical information, it doesn't sound very good for Jaime. Among other things, there's no fetal heartbeat. Aw. "Prep her," Professor Dorkus says.
And then! Getting into an elevator made of cage parts is Miguel Ferrer, who is joining the lady I can think of only as Third Watch lady. Miguel wants to know why Professor Dorkus wasn't stopped before he operated on Jaime, and Third Watch says they didn't have the authority, actually. They wind up in an observation room bathed in green light, watching from above as Professor Dorkus works on Jaime below. Miguel calls this the price of being tied up with a "so-called genius." He adds, "Guess he must have left his I.Q. in the car." I don't think I even get that, although I can certainly co-sign the fact that Professor Dorkus's genius appears to be extremely so-called in nature. In the green-tinted operating room, Professor Dorkus continues to fuss over Jaime's vital signs. Third Watch asks if they should interrupt him, and Miguel tells her that the operation and Jaime herself don't actually exist, so they will do nothing. This gives them "deniability," and they "can always terminate later, need be." Professor Dorkus continues the surgery, consulting various scanning machines to check his progress. Jaime's eyelids flutter slightly under the anesthesia, and she apparently is having a vision of Starbot bearing down on her in the giant truck, despite the fact that she wasn't even looking that way when the accident happened.