In CST's trauma room, Elizabeth saws his head open. She can't find the source of the bleeding. CST loses his rhythm, then gets it back. Elizabeth orders a drug that Carter says will induce a coma; Elizabeth says, "It's either that or watch him die."
Lisa brings Finch to suture Luka's head. He tells her his injury is superficial. Finch asks whether he lost consciousness, and when he doesn't answer, Lisa says, "For a moment, yeah." Finch gently asks to fix him up, and he turns partway toward them, without looking at either of them, and shrugs Finch off with a curt "no." She asks whether he has a headache, and he yells, "Leave me alone!" Finch and Lisa stare at him, stung, and he lowers his voice again to assure them (unconvincingly) that he's fine. Lisa sucks her cheeks.
Peter strolls past a mentoring poster (a sign of more Jesse to come?) and enters Romano's office. Romano looks as if he's been expecting to see him, and gestures for Benton to enter. Not pictured: the four shots of Wild Turkey Benton needed to knock back so that his pride wouldn't be such a daunting lump for him to swallow. Also not pictured: the countless lawyers of the greater Chicago area who would have been delighted to represent Benton in a wrongful dismissal case if only Benton had picked up a damn phone.
CST continues to die. Lisa and Luka continue to watch. CST's been down for forty-five minutes. Elizabeth holds Luka's gaze, and removes her yellow gown, saying nothing to him. Carter stares even more reproachfully at Lisa. Lisa and Luka remain on the wrong side of the trauma-room doors. Lisa reaches out a hand and rests it lightly on Luka's back; he sidles away and leaves the room. She follows him, calling his name and asking him to wait; he hurries out to the ambulance bay (to vomit, I would imagine), and the automatic doors glide closed on Lisa's mournful face.
Is this storyline going to drag on? Because I really don't need to see Carter and Luka in a damn race to see who can be more traumatized. What I want to see is [Sars, look away] Luka gettin' some. ["Hey, for the record, I don't mind if Luka's getting some. I just don't want him to get it off of Whine Daly, that's all." -- Sars]
Next week: Benton's back in the ER doing regular ER work. Um. Luka? Carter? Not mentioned at all. I hate CTV.