The paramedics wheel the perp in. Braids straddles his chest, does compressions, and explains that he has multiples GSWs to the chest and abdomen, and had no pulse in the field. Backseat Cop runs up and verifies that it's the guy that shot Eddie. Neela asks how long the perp was down, and Braids says that the cops had to secure the apartment building first, which took forty-five minutes. Chen and Neela complain about the delay, but Backseat Cop points out that if there had been a second shooter, the paramedics would be at risk. Yeah, I'm sure that was totally the reason why the cops took their time saving the life of someone they think shot one of their own.
The perp is wheeled into Trauma Green. Chen tiredly calls for two units of O-neg as they try to transfer the perp to the table. Malik notices that the patient is cuffed to the gurney, so no transfer is possible. Neela asks for the key, but the cops deny any knowledge that keys even exist in the world. Chen is disgusted, and tells Neela to handle the thoracotomy, but Neela can't do the procedure until the guy is uncuffed so that she can access his side. Finally, a key shows up. Neela asks Backseat Cop if he really needs to be there, and he says that as long as the suspect is uncuffed, he's sticking around. Yeah, this half-dead guy is a real threat to society. And aren't there crimes going on in Chicago? It seems like every cop in the district is waiting for Eddie to recover. I get that they are worried, but can't they be worried while they drive around and stop crime? Neela points out that the patient isn't about to hop up and shoot someone, and Chen tells the cop to back off. Backseat Cop asks if the guy has a chance, and Neela mutters, "Why do you think they're letting me crack his chest?" Good point.
Frank and Abby argue over whether or not the miniature pony can stay. I bet you can guess what side Frank is on. Remember when Frank had a heart attack and he was nice for, like, three minutes? Carter walks up, and Abby introduces him to Mrs. Gelden, a blind woman, and her guide horse, Ruby. I half expected Carter to have a flashback to that old dude, Ruby, played by Red Buttons. Strange name choice by the writers, because I can't be the only longtime viewer that made that association. Carter strokes the horse's mane for a minute and tells Frank that the horse stays.
As Carter walks off, a cop comes up and tells him that Eddie's son has arrived. Carter promises to check and see if Eddie is able to accept visitors. The cop walks back over to the son, who's fifteen, and his mom, Eddie's ex-wife (hereafter "The Ex").