Carter and Wendall are in bed, and it looks like they just finished doing it. The sex couldn't have been that good, because she's got on a camisole and panties, and neither are the least bit pushed around or removed or whatever. She sets her alarm early, so that they can go for a morning jog. Ugh. ["Outside? In the dark? In the winter? I would cry." -- Wing Chun] She turns out the lights and they share a good night kiss. Carter stares at her back, probably thinking about how he still hasn't said that he loves her.
Neela and Shane do some grocery shopping at the Jumbo Mart. Shane tells Neela that Malarkey is applying for Chief Resident, and Neela is horrified. She thinks Pratt should get the job. Neela spots Tucker's "dad" walking down the aisle, and calls out to him. She follows him around the store and reminds him that Clayton needs supervision tonight, due to his concussion. The guy turns around and tells Neela that they weren't his kids, and that Tucker gave him seven bucks to pretend that he was their father. Neela and Shane are shocked.
Ellie is still in the procedure, and now she's babbling about memories. She can apparently only get out single words at this point.
Back at the hospital, Neela tries to reach a social worker to go check up on Tucker and his siblings, but there are none available. She asks someone to send a 911 page. Shane tells her that if a kid was smart enough to hire someone to pose as his father, he's probably also capable of monitoring a concussion. Neela wonders why he would need to lie. Shane says that his real parents might be deadbeats, or he didn't want them to know about Clayton's injury. I figured his mom was a crackhead, but I'm all clichéd like that. Neela finds an address on the chart, and Shane says that it's a crappy neighborhood. Neela tries the phone, but it's been disconnected.
Malarkey and Susan wheel in a gunshot victim. Neela tries to consult her on the Tucker case, but Susan tells her to ask Pratt. Neela finds him and says that she needs to leave due to an emergency, and asks his permission. Pratt wants to know what kind of emergency it is. Neela tells him the story. Pratt checks the board and says that they're pretty caught up, so she can go, but that she should take Shane with her, because she'd headed into a dicey neighborhood. On the one hand, Pratt could have shown more concern about the case. On the other hand, he did show way more concern than Malarkey did earlier.