We leave Weaver, and the camera starts following Carter, as he eats an apple and takes a cursory look at the chart in his hands. He rounds a corner, finds a film on a light box, and asks Malik if it's Zack's, which it is. Malik offers to take it up to the PICU, and Carter says he'll do it.
Also, Sars and Djb just got here. They're downstairs watching the Bring it On DVD while I try to finish this up.
So...people die. The End.
Admission committee. The three confer on the applicants. They sum up by agreeing to recommend two to the full committee, and to reject fourteen. As Romano and Dr. Aquino prepare to leave, Benton says that he has one more applicant he'd like to consider. Long story short -- because we all see where this is going, anyway -- he says it's William White, and that they didn't interview him that day. Dr. Aquino asks where William went to school, and Benton says, "The University of Illinois-Chicago." Romano sniffs, "My gardener could have gotten a three-eight at the U of I, and he had his head run over by an ice-cream truck as a kid." Benton quietly says, "I went to the University of Illinois." Dr. Aquino says that William's MCATs -- in the ninety-first percentile -- are well below their admission standard. Benton argues, "MCATs don't predict how good a doctor you'll be -- just what you'll do the first two years of med school. This kid is bright, he's dedicated, he's --" "He's black," Romano finishes. "Yeah, he's black," Benton agrees. "Affirmative Action's against the law, Peter," says Romano. Benton notes that they didn't interview one black or Latino applicant that day (though there were about six Asian students among the ones we saw). Romano shoots back, "We have a colourblind admissions policy. If he was good enough to get in, he would have been here." Benton PSAs that minority students don't have the same access to academic opportunities. Romano snaps, "And, what? You want to address that by advancing underqualified applicants at the expense of our integrity, and theirs?" Benton leans forward and says, "I want him to have an interview." I think William's going to get one.