County. Chen's in the hall, standing in front of the window through which we can see Brian, lying in bed. She's telling a person I think we may safely assume is Brian's dad that Brian was found unconscious on a soccer field, and that he was hypothermic, but they were able to bring him back. Mr. Cooley sheepishly says he thought Brian's mother was picking him up, and asks whether Brian will be all right. Chen says they'd like to keep him overnight for observation, judgmentally adding, "He thinks you forgot about him." Mr. Cooley gazes through the window and, after a moment, admits, "I guess we did. It's just...uh, it's been a real bad few months." Chen starts in on him: "Mr. Cooley, Brian almost died. He understands you both are very busy and you work a lot --" "His mother and I are going through a divorce," Mr. Cooley interrupts. "We haven't told him yet." Chen gives him an even more judgmental neck-crook, fixing him with a look that screams, "You sicken me." Aloud, she tells Mr. Cooley that his divorce is no excuse for forgetting about Brian. Mr. Cooley fails to tell Childless Chen to cram it.
To break the awkward silence, Haleh shows up and tells Chen about the mother on her way, in active labour after a car accident. (Again, I think it's safe to assume the mother in question is the improbably named Brenna.) Chen excuses herself from her excoriation of Mr. Cooley, and follows Haleh to the ambulance bay, asking whether the patient is full-term (she is), and how far apart her contractions are. Haleh says they're eight minutes apart, "according to Dr. Greene." "Who?" Chen squeals. Haleh's like, "Do you really care, at this point? Really?" Mark bursts through the doors with Brenna's bed, calling out her stats. Chen, indicating the blood on his shirt, asks, "What happened to you?" He tells her he's fine. Luka meets the bed coming down the hall and exclaims, "Mark! We'll take it from here. Go to your wedding!" Doris says she needs her gurney, and Luka tells her to take it later. Mark stops a moment, realizing that he needs a new shirt. And a new suit, since I'm sure the hems of his pants are all nice and muddy now, in addition to the overall moisture going on, but I guess morons can't be choosers. Lisa orders Luka to give Mark his shirt. Good call -- it's probably soaked in Kovac pheromones, which will only help Mark on the honeymoon.
Fancy waiting room. Romano pokes his head in and asks whether it's a private party. All three Cordays are calm, and Elizabeth says she thinks Mama Corday knows Romano. Mama Corday plummily says, "Yes, I believe you were operating on a dog last time we met." Romano pleasantly replies, "That's right! You were in town attending an astrology conference." Heh. "Astronomy," she corrects him. Romano's like, whatever, the guests are getting restless: "I have fifty bucks Greene will be a no-show." Hee! Elizabeth stands and breathes, "Robert --" He concludes by telling her that they've just heard from the hospital, and fills her in on the accident that waylaid Benton and Mark. Elizabeth's like, "Huh?" Romano tells her that if she gives Greene a few more minutes, Romano will lose that bet. No one quite knows how to react to the news that Mark definitely is not ditching Elizabeth (or so it would seem, since they all just fail to respond), so Romano smiles and makes to go, turning back for a moment to add, "You look beautiful, Elizabeth." She quietly thanks him. Romano says that "Greene's a lucky man." Elizabeth says -- my hand to God -- she says, "I know." "I know"?! What the hell kind of...what?! No, you say "thank you" or "I'm lucky, too" (not that she is, but we're supposed to think so) or "I appreciate the sentiment" or "oh, come on, knock it off." You don't say "I know." Even if you do know it. You just don't say it.