Maggie's questioning of Cypress Memorial Hospital gets off to a rocky start, so the Chief Administrator cuts to the chase and says she fired Dr. Agon's ass after Mrs. Johnson's death and then set about trying to figure out why they hired the idiot in the first place. "Why --?" Eli starts to ask, but when Maggie glares at him, he continues, "Is my favorite vowel," and continues doodling on his legal pad. The hospital administrator elaborates on that Agon came highly recommended from St. Vincent's Hospital and they didn't hear any of the rumors about him until after Mrs. Johnson's death. "What rumors?" Maggie pipes up. Negligence, malpractice, and a mortality rate 15% higher than the norm. "The truth is," hospital admin continues, "St. Vincent's unloaded this guy on us. They knew about Agon's track record and covered it up because they were exposed all over the place." Maggie says they can't blame another hospital for malpractice committed at theirs. "You wanna sue us? Go ahead! Shut me down. I haven't slept in three years. Of course, you'll be depriving the community of the only ER in twenty miles." Eli speaks up again with a better idea, "We drop our lawsuit against your hospital, and you retain us as counsel. Peter Johnson will be your co-plaintiff." Maggie blusters and scolds and asks who they are suing. Eli says, "St. Vincent's. My client and your hospital both suffered because St. Vincent's lied by omission." The hospital admin is in and asks what the next step is. "I avoid getting killed by my brother -- St. Vincent's is his hospital." Eli goes back to doodling.
And now the fireworks. Nathan comes slamming into Eli's law library asking, "Dude, what the hell?!" Eli tries to talk calmly and defensively, but Nate is all fired up because he spent the morning in the chief of staff's office listening to him lose his mind because "some jackass" is suing their hospital for malpractice committed at someone else's hospital. Eli offers that he didn't name Nate in the lawsuit. Nate goes on that it doesn't matter, "What we don't need is to be dragged into court because some -- [Nate tries to get control of himself] because someone is looking to make a buck." Now Eli's mad. "St. Vincent's dumped this guy, Nate, and a fifteen-year-old's mom died because of it. So, you can go back and you can tell your boss that you tried your best, but the money-grubbing ambulance chaser that you're related to? Just couldn't be swayed." Nate breathes hard and slams out.