It's Nate, who tells him that his efforts to get Eli an appointment with that one great neurosurgeon were successful, causing Eli to look confused. Don't worry, Eli, George Michael has that effect on a lot of people. Just look at Mr. Jordan Michael over there.
In Nate's office, the doctor is telling him and Eli that it's a risk, but he can burn the aneurysm out. And hey, given that Berlanti is so prone to reusing actors on different shows, am I the only one who's a little bummed that Andy Brown isn't Eli's prospective neurosurgeon? Nate thanks the doc, who takes off, and then Nate enthuses that Eli could be having the surgery in a couple of weeks. Eli uncertainly wonders if this is the guy, but Nate tells him that he can't make that choice for him. Eli tells him about George Michael showing up for real, and you'd think Nate the skeptic would at least raise an eyebrow at that, but he doesn't, leaving Eli free to go on about running into Beth. Nate's all, "Beth...Keller?" which is about as convincing as Jordan's "George...Michael?" Eli says he might call Beth for a date, and Nate stutters a bit but simply tells Eli to be careful. Dude, I know this is awkward, but come on.