Back in King's Court, a psychiatrist named Dr. Cynthia Crayton (not "Cretin") comes in with Turner to look at old Ossie. She calls him "Mister" and he gets all huffy for her youthful impertinence. You can tell that about this point, the writers were scrambling over their worn copies of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare looking for a word that would translate as "bedpan." Ossie decides all of a sudden that the psychiatrist is a disguised princess. I decide that I'd rather try to eat some yogurt from 1997 that's still in my fridge than sit through this scene. When I come back, the psychiatrist has concluded that Ossie is, well, a little loopy and delusional. But not before Ossie does his impression of a horn, yelling, "Doo-hooooo! Doo-hoooo!" My ears hurt. They decide they can proceed with the surgery. Against Jackson's request, Turner wants to go ahead instead of letting the man die. Dr. Jackson apparently skipped over the Hippocratic Oath in med school.
The blood lab lady hand delivers the HIV test results to Dr. Price. Dramatic, life-changing music swells. Suddenly, this could become the Jeanie story arc from ER. Price tears opens the envelope as we fade to black and white.
Alert to my fellow minorities: If you don't fill out your census forms, they might cancel City of Angels. Just sayin'.
Nighttime at Angels of Mercy. Poor Wesley Williams is sitting by himself in the lunchroom, the poor sap. Tempestt Bledsoe finds him there and invites herself to sit down. "So I hear you're in that Skulls movie," she says. "Yeah. I was kind of a jerk," he answers, "I kind of hope the movie tanks." Tempestt commiserates about the botched appendix diagnosis from earlier in the day. Apparently, Tempestt's gut reaction (ha ha!) was right all along. Dr. Wesley Williams starts feeling sorry for himself, saying that he's not as good as Ben Turner. He feels stupid for making boneheaded mistakes and for getting pounded by Turner. Tempestt says that he's supposed to make mistakes so he can learn from them. Also, she and her roommate are throwing a party and maybe Wesley and Ana Syphax would want to come... "You knew about that?" he asks. "Everybody knows everything," she says. Except Wesley doesn't know how not to be incompetent and Blair Underwood doesn't know how to keep women from swooning when he takes off his shirt. These are known as "constants." Wesley tells her about the break-up, and Tempestt looks terribly curious. I think I've seen this movie before, and its name is Booty Call!