Airport bar. Weaver has her notebook computer open on the table in front of her, but she's staring into space. Red Herring returns and asks her how the wine was. She says it was nice, and thanks him. He offers to buy her another glass, and she demurs. He insists. She says he's tenacious, and relents, but only if he'll let her buy this round. Red sits down and introduces himself as "Mike"; he indicates her computer and asks her whether she's working on her novel. Okay, their banter is so bland that I'm just going to shorthand it. She's writing a letter. It's a lost art. The last letter he wrote was to Marcia Brady; she never answered it. She's a doctor. "Brains too." Whatever.
Traffic. Mark's phone is dead, possibly because he dropped it. Mark makes a loud grunt of impotent rage, and squeals that he's "missing it." Benton tells him he's not. Mark checks his watch and tells Benton it's "already started." Benton, patiently: "Obviously, it hasn't." Plus, are we really supposed to believe that Benton doesn't have a cell phone? As if. Mark says he's screwed. Benton says she'll wait. Mark gets out of the car -- dressed in his tux, now, mind -- and climbs up on the hood of Benton's car to get a better view. Benton yells at him to get off his car. Mark neither gets down, nor slips, in his new shoes, on the slick, wet surface of the hood, falling to his death and cutting this recap real short, real fast. Damn. Mark thinks he sees what looks like an accident.
Ambulance bay. It's the hypothermic kid. Chen checks his face and marvels, "This is ice!" One of the paramedics tells her that the rain is freezing everything. They wheel inside as the paramedic goes on; a janitor found Iceboy on the soccer field, and guessed that he was to have been in the soccer game that got rained out. Luka asks after his teammates, and Chen adds, "Or his parents." The paramedic has no answer to either question, and gives Iceboy's vitals. Luka calls out some orders. Chen accompanies Iceboy into a trauma room, and Luka says he'll be right there; he continues down the hall to Lisa, who's on the phone, imploring someone, "She just wants to see you! Is that so hard?...Yeah, I know it's been a long time; how many years has she served for you? Hello?!" She hangs up and sniffs, "Jerk." Luka asks who the jerk is, but Lisa whatevers, "Nobody." He asks whether she's feeling any better, and she chuckles, "No!" He tells her to go lie down in the lounge, and says he'll take her home when his shift is over. What woman could refuse an offer like that? Not her, evidently, because she agrees to take a nap as soon as she's finished with the chart she's holding. There's a pause, and then Luka asks, "Are you mad at me?" She looks up, surprised, and says, "Me? No!" She looks back down at her chart and, raising her eyebrows, notes, "You were a little hard on Carter." Luka smirks, and replies, "He wasn't listening to me." Which is true. Lisa says that Carter is a good doctor, and that he's been at County a long time. "And I'm his attending," Luka reminds her. Lisa shrugs, "I know. It's just...he's my friend." "So?" says Luka. Exactly. I mean, I'm all for sticking up for your friends, but whatever's between Luka and Carter really doesn't involve Lisa. I mean, it does actually involve Lisa -- I think we can all see that -- but professionally it's none of her business. And she didn't bring it up, to her credit. So...I don't really know what the point of that scene was.