Abby charges through the front desk with a dress bag over her shoulder. Hee. A hag with a bag. A bag with a bag, even. "Ten minutes," she promises. Carter follows her down the hall, double-checking that she actually wants to go with him. Abby sasses that it's worth it for the free canapés alone. "What is a canapé, anyway?" she teases. Because she's déclassé, see. See? Carter stares at her. He sees. "Don't worry, I'll use the right fork," she rolls her eyes. "Next time, we'll do something fun -- we'll do something that you want to do," he promises. Next time? He makes it sound like this is their first date. Maybe he means, "Next time you clean up and wear a dress, we'll do something you want to do." Hmm. "Oh, you mean like golf, or bowling? Things my people enjoy doing?" Abby sasses. "Too bad Cats closed." Ha. With that, she muscles into the bathroom. "I'll just shut up now," Carter says to no one.
Chuny passes and wolf-whistles at Carter. "That's sexual harassment, isn't it?" he calls out. "You bet," she winks sassily. "I'm going to circulate a petition," Carter jokes. Chuny grins, because it's fun to make light of how she tried to besmirch Luka's record when he dumped her sorry butt. Although, actually, it was kind of funny, but also, go away, Chuny. Suddenly, Liz Torres wheels around the corner and reintroduces herself as Ed Asner's assistant at his clinic. She is worried that he's making himself sicker by working twelve-hour days, straight through the week, without anyone to cover for him so that he can go to County to get checked out. Luka interrupts with Tom, Jessie's husband, who has just shown up on a gurney. Tom wants his wife. "She's here, and she's stable," Carter calls out, promising to tell Jessie Tom's there. Liz begs Carter to come to the clinic and talk some sense into crazy old Ed. "What makes you think he'll listen to me?" Carter asks blithely. "He likes you," Liz insists. "He has a funny way of showing it," Carter laughs. "He's going to kill himself," Liz whines. Carter stops and suddenly things turn deadly serious. Oh, except that Liz isn't talking about suicide. She just thinks he'll run himself into the ground, and as she pleads with him one more time, Chuny interrupts that Jessie Callahan crashed on the CT table. This means, in layman's terms, "Buzz off, Liz."