Carol comes into a curtain area to find Andrea and Terri gossiping on a cellphone. They get off the call and look at her expectantly. Carol asks Terri to leave so she can speak to Andrea privately; Terri is reluctant, but Andrea tells her it's okay. After Terri gathers her things and goes out to chairs, Carol closes the door and tells Andrea without preamble that her test results have come back, and the Pap smear showed some abnormal cells: "You might have cervical cancer. We have to do a biopsy, just to make sure." Andrea looks sick: "Cancer? Was it caused by having sex?" Carol tells her she got it from an infected partner: "It's called HPV, human papilloma virus. But not everybody with HPV --" "No, you can't tell my parents," Andrea interrupts, on the point of tears. Carol sits beside Andrea and says softly, while fixing Andrea with The Gaze Of Saintly Sympathy, "Andrea, if you have this, you need to be admitted to the hospital." Andrea says furiously, "Anyway, they're in Europe. You said everything I told you was confidential." Carol says that Andrea could get very sick if she doesn't get treated, and "we have to inform your partner." "We"? Stay out of it, Carol. Andrea looks away. "Andrea," Carol prompts her. Andrea says she doesn't know which of her partners infected her. Carol adopts a wildly inappropriate and obnoxious "you've gotta be kidding"-type tone and asks, "Well, how many have you had?" "Not sure," Andrea whispers. "We -- we have these parties." Her lip trembles. Carol looks away from her, shocked that the writers would rip off that Frontline special so shamelessly.
Upstairs, Luka dashes down a hallway and catches up to Laura's gurney. "Peter, I wanna scrub in," he says breathlessly. Peter does that thing where he rolls his eyes without actually rolling them and says no. Luka asks why not. "You're not a surgeon," Peter tells him, and Luka shouts that he's not asking to operate, but Peter waves him away again and tells him to wait, and he'll find Luka "as soon as I'm finished." Peter tells Chuny he's got it, and as he enters the OR area, he calls to Luka, "She'll be all right." Chuny asks Luka if he's going back down to the ER. "In a minute," he murmurs, standing at the double doors leading to the OR and watching Laura. Chuny leads Laura's Mom to the waiting area. Luka broods. If any man on earth can wear a black turtleneck better than Goran Visnjic, I'd like to meet that man and shake his hand.