Pratt wheels Melted Mask Man into the elevator. Terry follows alongside and promises to wait right there, and that he loves MMM. The elevator doors close, and Terry sighs that he should have told them he was MMM's brother. Pratt says that ICU has strict rules, and starts to walk away. He advises Terry to go home, and that ICU will probably let him see MMM in the morning. Terry chuckles dryly that his whole life was in the apartment that burned, and now all he has is the dress he's wearing. Come on, Pratt. Give a brother some scrubs or something.
Simone watches over her baby. Luka walks in. Simone tells him that the baby's heart rate goes down when she touches him, which she thinks is proof that the baby knows that she's there. Simone asks if the fever has gone down, and Luka admits that it has a little bit. Simone says that she waited five years for her baby, and that she had two miscarriages and an in-vitro procedure, and lost two boyfriends because she wanted a baby so badly. I just can't relate to that deep of a desire for a child, so I'm not going to say anything about it, because I know that any remark I make will be insensitive. Simone was about to give up, and then she got pregnant. Luka says they'll keep treating the infection, but that the baby will go into organ failure soon, and his systems will shut down. Simone doesn't seem to hear him, and she tells her baby that he's beautiful. Luka yells out that the baby's heart might stop and he needs to know what Simone wants them to do. Luka is just pulling out any reason he can think of so that he can kill this baby. Luka hates this baby! He's like, "This baby will grow up to be horribly deformed and he will kill you in your sleep! And he might be fat and annoying!" Simone doesn't know what she wants. Luka says they might have to open the baby's chest and shock him to keep him alive. Simone tearfully says that she doesn't know.
Elizabeth and Carter wheel Amy down the hallway. They see Nathan sitting with Ella on a gurney. Elizabeth says that she wishes Nathan had told her about his disease, and Carter says that it's not an easy thing to lead with. Elizabeth steels herself and walks up to Nathan, who stands with Ella in his arms, and explains that Lily had to run up to the lab. Elizabeth could not be more anxious to get Ella away from him. Nathan asks about Amy, and Elizabeth says that she'll still need dialysis; she then practically snatches Ella away. Nathan says that he couldn't reach Amy's parents, because she was only in the building as a babysitter. Elizabeth non-sequiturs that Nathan could have told her sooner about his condition in order to save Elizabeth some embarrassment. Nathan says, "Well, I certainly didn't mean to embarrass you." Heh. Good one, Nathan. Elizabeth asks how long it's been. Nathan says that it's been eight years, but that he was misdiagnosed for the first two. Elizabeth asks why he was late today, and Nathan says that he had to get an MRI. Elizabeth apologizes and says that she wouldn't have made him stay if she'd known. She offers him a fresh start; she tells him to make as many rounds as he can, complete the required reading, and take the exam. Nathan says that he's been doing all of that for two years, and that this is supposed to be his hands-on training. Elizabeth reminds him that it's the surgical rotation, and that it's "the most physically demanding, emotionally exhausting, stressful six weeks any physician ever experiences." Nathan says that it's part of being a doctor. Elizabeth says that she's offering him a pass, and that he should take it. Nathan says that he's there to treat patients. Elizabeth reminds him that he has "a degenerative neurological disease." Nathan says he knows it, but that it doesn't mean he needs a pass. He says that he doesn't want special treatment, and that he wants to learn like the other students. Elizabeth says he's not like other students, and Nathan says that he's older and smarter. Frank tells Elizabeth that the burn unit needs her. Elizabeth wants him to take a message, but he says that it's about Melted Mask Man. Elizabeth says she'll be right there. She tells Nathan to go home and think about it, and then report back the day after tomorrow. Nathan insists that he's fine, but Elizabeth doesn't think it's very practical. I have to agree. It's like if I wanted to be a WNBA player, and I could do everything but dribble. But they offered to make me a substitute foul shot shooter, and I'd never have to dribble the ball. Or something. That metaphor sucked, but I've been working on this recap for like six hours. Cut me some slack.