As Susan uses a stethoscope to listen to Patrick's breathing, she talks to him about how she hates rodents and other vermin. There's some jokes about how she can't keep a pet alive. Miss Lonelyhearts sure knows how to work it. "But you're a doctor," Patrick observes. "Please," she scoffs. "I'm only good with people." Then, we're forced to listen to dumb prattle about how she bought into the packaging on the box of sea monkeys and thought she was breeding a new master race of regal-blooded creatures. Somehow, this charms Patrick further. I think the knit cap he's wearing must render him deaf. Susan excuses herself.
Chen catches Susan on the rebound. Wait, hang on a sec -- did I just speak Jive? Slap my 'fro! "I thought I buffed him up good enough last time," Susan says, bending Grammar over and spanking her handprint into its ass. Chen teases that Patrick must have a crush on her. "Please. I'm old enough to be...well, I'm an older woman," Susan amends. "Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson," Chen snickers. Chuny appears and adds to the crazy non-fun. "The labs are back on your boyfriend," she grins. Susan pretends she doesn't love being the subject of someone's -- anyone's -- crush. Chen talks about the stamina young men possess, just as Susan reads Patrick's lab results and reminds us all that, yes, he's dying, and yes, his sctorum is jacked, so no, he's not going to be the most voracious of lovers. "Sorry," Chen says guiltily. "You know, sometimes I forget that they're sick." Um, okay, but how is that possible, really? When you're digging around inside someone's innards or trying to keep the blood from liberating itself from its bodily prison, I would imagine it's pretty easy to think to oneself, "Goodness. This person is sick." Susan changes the subject to whether Chen and Pratt are an item, which stops Chen in her tracks. "Do you think he thinks that?" she asks, frozen. "I don't know what would give him that idea," Susan giggles. Before Chen can resemble...er, "resent" that remark, Carter and Maggie show up looking for Abby. Susan points them to Trauma Green.