In a phenomenal display of bad timing, the CTV station ID features a very spry Carter jogging purposefully up to the camera.
Donald "Tubby McFats" Anspaugh marches over from the nearby set of The Others and straight into anaesthesia, where Benton and Dr. Snackwells are prepping Carter for surgery. Anspaugh says he "just heard" and asks what happened, and Benton says he isn't sure, and then harasses the scrub nurse about the blood being used for Carter's transfusion. (Turns out Carter's type actually is O-Negative.) Anspaugh announces that he's going to scrub in, and tells Carter to "hang in there" as he departs. Benton checks the blood again, and Carter asks how many units he's had. Benton admits that this is the fifth, but that Carter "shouldn't be counting." Carter murmurs, "It's bad, isn't it?" Benton and Dr. Snackwells exchange a glance, and Benton further admits that they're having trouble keeping Carter's "crit up," but they attribute that to Carter's renal laceration. Dr. Snackwells dopes Carter up some more. Carter suggests that it could be the aorta. Benton adds, "Or the vena cava, or the mesenteric vessels..." Carter mumbles, "Oh, God," but, since he's anaesthetized, says it without much affect. Benton very seriously tells Carter not to worry -- that he's going to explore the abdomen. Carter says simply, "I'm glad it's you," and I start crying. Again. Benton promises he's going to get Carter through this. Carter's eyelids flicker, and Dr. Snackwells says that he's ready to intubate. Benton says that he wants to be ready to cut in two minutes, and stomps out....
....just in time to see Lucy being pushed into an adjacent OR. Elizabeth and Robert "Rocket" Romano are both in scrubs, following close behind. Benton asks what happened, and Elizabeth tells him. Romano tells her he'll take care of Lucy's anaesthesia, and tells Elizabeth to go scrub. She and Benton go in together; Anspaugh's already there, and they all exchange anxious looks as they scrub.
And now it's time for The Blame Game, which we join in progress. Down at the desk, Luka is asking Amira, "You need a six-inch butcher knife to cut cake?" Amira tells him that she didn't bring it; someone just told her that's what they use. Luka says, "Yes, and we just leave it out?" Amira insists, "I didn't!" Mark steps between them to ask whether it was at admit, or in the lounge.