Weaver gets Mr. Mellonston back in bed; Malik administers ativan. Mitchell knocks on the window, and when Weaver rushes into the hall, Mitchell tells her that when she contacted the VA hospital, she found out that Mr. Mellonston's a deserter; he's been AWOL since 1951. The VA will put him in the brig. Weaver asks if there's anything they can do, and Mitchell replies, "Legally? No. But I'm your Doug Ross, so I'll find a way to beat the system."
Benton enters the office of Elizabeth "First Aid Brit" Corday. She asks what he's doing there, and he asks her, in turn, whether she got any of his messages. Without looking at him, she says she did, but that she's been "incredibly busy." Benton makes a slight "whatever" face at the back of her head, and she guiltily corrects herself: "Uh. I just didn't know what to say." Benton says it's okay, and she says it's not okay that she's been avoiding him for days. She sits down at her desk and very seriously says, "I'm sorry. What Robert did was wrong, and I've told him as much. I just wish there was something I could do." Benton wryly says he didn't exactly expect her to resign in protest, and Elizabeth laughs and says that's a relief. He asks her to put the word out to her contacts at other hospitals that he's looking for work, and she comments that she's surprised he hasn't been "snatched up already." Benton tells her that Romano's had him blackballed, and Elizabeth replies, "He's a horrid little turd, isn't he." She adds that she'd recently spoken with a friend in Philadelphia who'd been looking for someone, but that she didn't think Benton would care to move there. Benton eagerly replies, "At this point, I'm open to anything." Shirley enters and tells Benton that he's needed in the ER. Benton wearily answers that he no longer works at County, and Shirley explains that Weaver called, and that Jackie's in the ER. Elizabeth's like, "Run." Benton's like, "Busted."
In the trauma room, Carter's gunshot victim is stable and ready for transport to Surgery. Haleh takes off to get the drug box and Carter is straightening up and making sure everything's attached when a young woman strides purposefully into the room. She asks Carter, "How is [the patient]?" Carter asks who she is, and she replies, "Her sister." Carter affably says, "She was shot in the chest. She's critical. She needs surgery." He goes on without noticing that the woman has taken her hands out of her pockets, and is holding a gun; she levels it at the patient and discharges three quick shots at close range. Carter yells and ducks, covering his head. The woman drops the gun on the floor and strides back out the way she came in. Haleh, Lily, and Luka appear in the doorway and ask what happened; all the machines hooked up to the patient are beeping and Carter is standing at the head of the bed, somewhat in shock and with blood sprayed across his lab coat. Weaver crutches in last; since Lily, Luka, and Haleh are all occupied with the patient, Weaver anxiously demands to know if Carter's all right. He nods unsteadily and moves aside, angrily (and awkwardly) flicking off his protective glasses with the outside edges of his hands, as if he's momentarily unable to remember how to use his fingers. He slowly moves toward the door as Weaver calls for them to start compressions. Haleh remarks that the girl "must have been a gangbanger." Carter pauses at the door to growl, "You won't get her back. She blew her brains out." Luka's like, "Aaaaaah. That's more like it." Nobody stops what they're doing as Carter staggers out into the hall.