Another paramedic wheels in a man dressed as a woman and gives Susan the bullet. It's Ed Jemena, age thirty-five, and he has "full thickness burns to the hands and forearms." Ed says that a guy was on fire, and that he tried to put it out with his hands. Susan asks Luka to take over. Luka asks Chuny for a trauma room, and Chuny snots that he's lucky to get a bed.
Susan finally gets back to Nathan. After determining that he's a medical student, she hands off a chart for a guy with "cellulitis of the leg after a bug bite to the ankle." Bug Bite Guy is in the same room as Ed Jemena. Nathan asks what he should do, and Susan tells him to trace the leading edge of the rash with a marker so that they can see if it's spreading. She tosses a marker to him, which falls to the floor, and adds, "Nice catch." Man, is she going to feel like an asshole later.
Carter wades through the hallway, trying to reach the Admit desk. Waiting patients holler questions after him, and he tells them that they have to wait in chairs, because if a doctor or nurse can't find them, it could cause a delay in their treatment. Shouldn't all of their new security measures be helping out here? A woman wants to know what's happened to her things, because her apartment was on the fourth floor and the fire was on the second. I don't know why she thinks Carter would have any freaking clue -- ask a fireman, lady! Another woman wants to know whether they'll be allowed to go home after leaving the hospital, and whether anyone knows how the fire started. Again, those would be questions for the fire department, not Carter. Someone calls Carter away, and he takes off. Some old homophobe claims that the fire was started because "the fruits upstairs were smoking dope." A guy dressed as a gladiator denies that anyone was smoking anything.
Nathan traces the edge of the rash with a marker as instructed. Bug Bite Guy asks what it's for. Nathan explains that it's to keep an eye on the infection. His girlfriend, Not Martha Plimpton, asks what drugs they're administering; Nathan checks the IV bag and says that it's an antibiotic to stop the infection. Luka calls over and asks if Nathan is a doctor. Nathan says that he's a med student. Luka orders Nathan to roll over the Mayo stand for Ed's hands. Nathan does, and Luka just leaves, despite Nathan's protests. Ed asks what the doctors are going to do, and Nathan says they'll make him better. Ed asks why he can't feel his hands, and Nathan explains that the burns damaged his hands. Ed asks if it's permanent, and Nathan admits that he doesn't know.