Kerry and Carol walk past, and Kerry asks what happened at the school, and Carol grouses that the school said they'd follow through, "but the girls saw me there." "I suppose they didn't listen to you this time either," Kerry says mildly, and Carol says no, they ran away. Kerry assures her that she did the right thing; Carol studies her messages and says she's still going to call Andrea later. Yeah, good luck with that.
Kerry crutches over to Abby, who's tending to a patient, and tells her that Ron has gone up to the OR for a laparotomy; Abby says she'd heard that: "Is he gonna be okay?" Kerry says probably, and that he has a bleeding diverticulum, and I would give you the definition of "diverticulum," but when I got to the words "stagnant fecal matter," I had to go and lie down for about a year and a half, but long story short, it isn't related to the hemorrhoids, so Abby called it correctly. Kerry then says oh-so-casually, "You know, it's pretty lucky that he checked himself back in." Abby says, "Yeah. I'm gonna go check on him later." Kerry tells Abby, "You were right. There was something else wrong with him." "Just a gut feeling," Abby says modestly, and Kerry says pointedly that Ron could have bled to death if he hadn't come back, and Abby remarks that "it's a good thing he felt flu-ish," and Kerry smiles, "That's exactly what he said -- 'flu-ish.'" Busted! But she doesn't seem angry, and as she heads off, Abby looks embarrassed and pleased with herself at the same time.
In the OR lounge, Peter comes out to talk to Mrs. Williams, a.k.a. Laura's Mom. Luka sits next to Mrs. W. Peter tells her that Laura "came out of surgery very well," and she smiles broadly with relief as Luka closes his eyes and rests his head on his folded hands. Peter tells Mrs. W that the nurse will bring her to see Laura, and she rushes away, but stops to say, "Thank you -- both of you," to Peter and Luka. Peter makes to leave; Luka gets up and follows him and apologizes for his behavior before. "Yeah, come on, I understand," Peter says. Luka asks if Peter repaired Laura's hepatic vein, and Peter says he put some kind of shunt in: "It'll be a long recovery, but she should be fine." Then he smiles and tells Luka, "You saved her life." Luka sighs, "Yeah, I'm not so sure. You had to open her chest in the ER to fix my mistake." Peter points out that they would have had to do that anyway, because "the liver laceration was a life-threatening injury. Look, if you had waited for the ambulance, she might not have made it." "It's impossible to know," Luka mutters. Luka, please. Enough with the modesty. You're a stone fox who's handy with plumbing. That's enough for me, really. Please go down to the flaw store and pick yourself out something nice, because the perfect-man thing is killing me. Anyway, Peter tells him, "Listen to me, you made a call. That took a lot of guts." Luka looks doubtful.