Susan confronts the prison guard about whether he beat Kinney in the trauma room. "What do you care? He's a murderer," the guard says. Susan's upcoming and no-doubt-touching tirade about human rights is thwarted by a crashing thud from the trauma room.
Rushing inside, Susan helps Weaver right the gurney, which Kinney flipped by throwing his weight against one side. The left side of his head is bleeding profusely onto the pillow, and his pulse is plunging, in addition to a trickle of blood coming from his ear. Weaver orders up a host of things to help save his life, and Susan resists. "The guy's going to die in a couple months by lethal injection," she argues. "He asked for no heroic measures." Fed up, Weaver angrily points out that death-row inmates attempting suicide in the ER aren't allowed to request DNRs. Spying Sandy out in the hall, Weaver demands that Susan bag Kinney, and flees the room. "Whatever you say, Kerry," bitches Susan under her breath. Which is completely uncalled for, since there are rules Susan's expected to follow, and she's trying not to follow them. If the writers had her say it just to set up a Susan vs. Kerry loathing, it's pretty sloppy work, because it just makes Susan look petty.
Kerry's demeanor totally changes when she's with Sandy. She's gentler, quieter, and her voice is...well, schmoopy. There's no other way to phrase it. Sandy is guarded, wondering why Kerry called; Kerry explains that she'd actually left another message telling her not to come by because she's swamped. Sandy pretends she only came by to check on her co-worker, who was injured in a fire. Malik interrupts to say that Chen is looking for Weaver. Weaver dismisses Malik, then leans in to Sandy and coos that she was really worried about her after that big fire. Abby interjects this time, trying to make Weaver authorize sending a social worker to counsel Joyce. Again, Weaver dismisses her. She hangs her head slightly, like she's trying to hide the fact that something very personal is happening between her and Sandy. "So that's it?" Sandy asks, sadly. "You're going to keep playing this game?" Her eyes are alight with affection. Kerry inches toward her, crumbling, before her nerves kick in and propel her backward again. "I'm not playing any games," she whimpers. "So, what, you just want to check on me?" Sandy says gently. "Is that all right?" Weaver whispers brokenly, and so quietly that I didn't catch it until I watched the show with subtitles. She tries to hide behind her hand as Abby approaches to bug her again about Joyce. "Abby, I'm the treating physician, okay?" Weaver asks softly and shrilly, obviously crying. Sandy, who had warmed to Kerry briefly, freezes up again and gets frustrated. Kerry desperately tries to convince Sandy that she's just busy and isn't trying to avoid their relationship issues. Chen muscles in and snipes, "Kerry, okay, you want to talk to me? Talk to me. I'm not gonna be hanging around for your convenience." It's so obvious Chen was interrupting something. What a brat. And Ming-Na is certainly playing her one-dimensional character to the terrible hilt.