A bunch of people from the hospital join Malarkey at the bar. It's Jake, Darlene, and the other two students from earlier. Darlene asks why no one is there yet. Malarkey acts all magnanimous and orders a round. As much as I hate Malarkey, Scott Grimes really cracks me up in this role. I mean, he's no Romano, but he does seem to take pleasure in being a big jerk. I enjoy that. Jake asks where Abby is, and she pops up behind him. Jake asks where she's been, and Abby, evading the question, says she's been around. She asks Malarkey what the gathering is about, and Malarkey says, "In a word? Mentoring." Darlene hilariously asks, "Is Dr. Pratt coming?" Malarkey says he had better be, because he and Pratt are supposed to split the bill.
Pratt walks into his apartment, grabs a beer, and turns on the game with a big grin. If he's home, and everyone else is at the bar, who in the hell is working? I guess Shane and Neela are technically working, but they're not at work.
Ellie's facial droop is completely gone. Luka tells her that he's going to take out the breathing tube. Sam reports on her vitals. Luka removes the tube, and Ellie coughs. Sam promises that the coughing will stop as Luka fits her with nasal oxygen. Ellie touches her face, and then realizes that she did so with her right hand. She stares at it in disbelief. She looks at Luka, and then Sam. Luka asks her to try to say something. She says softly, "Thank you." Her family bursts in at that moment, and she hugs her kids. If I ever have to have a stroke, I hope I have the kind they can completely reverse like that.