Cut to a bowling alley. The Cordays and Holling bowl. Elizabeth has a cropped top on, which looks really wrong on her. Her mother expresses the desire for a martini, and I can totally relate. Holling encourages them and asks what's become of Mark. "He'll be here," Elizabeth tells him, and then mutters, "I hope." The Cordays talk some more about the sad state of their relationship, and I really don't care enough to transcribe much of it, so suffice it to say that nothing gets resolved but they end up laughing.
Carol comes into the trauma room and takes over from Conni. A listless Andrea has charcoal residue all around her mouth and on the front of her gown. Carol tucks a blanket around her and whispers that she had to tell the school about the HPV so the other students could get tested -- which I don't buy -- but that she hasn't told Andrea's parents, or Terri's. "You haven't?" Andrea says hopefully. Carol says she hoped Andrea would tell them herself. Andrea's face hardens and she looks away. Carol makes an impatient moue and asks, "If something happened to one of them, wouldn't you want to know?" Andrea looks back at Carol, shakes her head, and looks away again. Carol practically rolls her eyes. Dear writers: if you think we'll side with Carol on this, think again. She's a self-righteous busybody. Bring Doug back, marry them off, and get rid of her meddling ass. Signed, the world.
Back to the bowling alley. Mark watches the cheerful tableau of Holling and the Cordays and waits for them to notice him. Holling eventually hails him, and Elizabeth asks what kept him; Mark says, "Nothing," and Mama Corday invites him to sit down and have a drink. Holling jokes with Mark about how terribly the Cordays bowl, and then tells him he'll "be back on the sofa tonight" because MC has decided to stay with Elizabeth for a "mother-daughter fest." Mark sits down to put on his bowling shoes and watches his father advising Elizabeth on her technique.
Peter and Cleo, walking to the jazz club. Cleo says she didn't know Carter used to be a surgical intern, and Peter explains that Carter "wasn't really cut out for it" even though he was good at it and smart: "He used to spend all of his time talking to the patients, used to drive me crazy." Peter tells a story about the time Morgenstern made Carter hold a retractor for four hours, and Carter "never broke a sweat, never dropped it." "He's gonna be all right, Peter," Cleo tells him as they arrive at the door of the jazz club, and as Peter hunts in his pockets for the tickets, Cleo wonders if he's sure he wants to go in, since they won't "be able to talk." She suggests getting a coffee instead, and Peter looks at the tickets and says as he puts them away, "You're gonna disappoint Carter," and as they walk away, Cleo wants to know what that means, and Peter keeps laughing, "Nothing."