Brian walks in to Andrea's hospital room, where their doctor is there talking to a bunch of other, younger doctors. He's telling them to take meticulous notes because Andrea's value as a research subject can't be overstated. Brian walks in and starts pushing people around, telling them to get away from her. He even pushes their regular doctor, who tells him this is a teaching hospital and when something unexpected happens, they teach. What's unexpected? The drug is working. Her white cells are up slightly. There's reason to hope. Apparently, God really wanted Brian back in the fold.
Karen shows up at Nick's apartment, where the door's open. She walks in calling for Nick, and Chase shuts the door behind her. She's like, "Who are you?" and briefly thinks he's someone she slept with and doesn't remember. He says he's Ellen's brother, Chase, and Karen says she's sorry about Ellen. But it's not at all sincere. Chase asks why she's there, and she says she's looking for Nick since they had a tiff. Chase says him too. Karen says she's going to leave, but Chase pulls a gun on her. It's really ridiculous. He tells her she's not going anywhere.
In Simon Elder's office, Nola comes in. She asks what he wanted. He thanks her for the Senate file, and then shows her her brother's report card. He tells her her brother's quite a capable learner but is having some issues with self-control. He says he has been thinking of having her chat with him, but she might be a bad influence given her own issues with self-control. He tells her she shouldn't have told Jeremy; that makes Simon think she doesn't know what the stakes are. She admits she did tell Jeremy. Simon thanks her for being honest. Then he folds the report card back up and says, "He is a smart kid. I know you're proud of him," all sweet and nice. Then, evil, "I'm done." He is a psychopath, I think.
Chase is telling Karen that money doesn't make you happy. She says she knows. He says he had to lose his wife and take money from Nick to know that. He tells her she should be sorry, because the Darlings are jerks who make everyone chase money. Yeah, it's the Darlings' fault we're all greedy. He says Nick's the worst of all, tying it all up in a pretty bow. Karen says Nick's not that bad, and Chase says Ellen told him she had a thing for Nick. Then he says, "She hated you, you know?" Karen says that's disappointing since she always thought of Ellen as a friend. Chase says Ellen would make fun of her, too, for wanting to jump a guy who was married with a kid. Then he tells her she's a real slut. She can't really stick up for herself, given his gun and everything. But then a phone rings and he goes to answer it. She runs toward the door. He follows (without hanging up the phone, I think) and asks where she thinks she's going. She says, "Nowhere," and he agrees, punching her in the face and knocking her out.