Benton. Jesse. Your mom says you're bad. She worries about you. You got new friends? Using a condom? Jesse says that Jackie worries unnecessarily, that (as regards the condom issue) he isn't "stupid," and that he's "a man," and his parents can't get used to it. Benton suggests that they would if he treated them with respect: "Sometimes you gotta do what you don't want to do. That's part of being a man." Elizabeth appears in the doorway, clearly very excited. He asks her to wait a minute, and tells Jesse to do what Jackie says. Jesse nods. Aw. He's not bad.
In the hall, Elizabeth tells Benton that the job in Philadelphia is his if he wants it. Benton lets out this bellow of relief as she says he's a full surgical attending on the academic track. He wearily, and gratefully, hugs her, and of course this is the exact moment Finch appears, attempting to activate her jealousy chip, to ask why they're celebrating. Benton tells her that Elizabeth got him a job, and Finch diffidently says that's great, and asks where the job is. Benton says it's at "Hahnemann," and Finch recognizes it as a location in Philadelphia. Elizabeth gives him a slip of paper with a number for Benton to call, and, sensing the bad vibe, takes off. Before Finch can say anything (and, really, there's not much she could say that her big, scary neck cords don't express more eloquently), Benton tells her that he didn't have much of a choice, since he's being blackballed in Chicago. She asks when he'll see her, and he tells her Philadelphia's only an hour from Chicago by plane: "We'll work something out." "I guess we will," she deadpans. Oh, lord. You make a lot of money. He makes a lot of money. Buy a car. Take a train. Deal. Jackie walks between them, carrying Reese, and asks him if he's coming home with her; Benton says he has to make a stop first, and asks her to take Reese home. Jackie agrees, and Benton leans in and does this growling, kissing thing on Reese's neck that makes Reese giggle. Man, Reese is cute. Benton smiles -- because Reese makes him smile -- and turns that smile to the still-frosty Finch. She has no reaction. He tells her he'll call her, and gives her a quick peck on the lips. Lily rushes over and pours warm water on their mouths so that Benton can remove his lips from her icy metal case.
Luka and Lisa walk outside, arguing about the score of the foosball game. He sort of accuses her of cheating, and she calls him a bad sport; he says it's that he can't handle losing to a girl, and then admits that he's joking, and very formally says, "I actually enjoy losing to you, Abby." Aw! Okay, sorry Sars, they are cute. ["Meeee...eee?" -- Little Joe] And unlike Mark & Elizabeth, or Benton & Finch, they actually have a lot of chemistry together. Luka reaches out and takes her hand -- very naturally, in fact -- and tells her that her hands are freezing. He asks if she wants to catch a cab, but she says she's okay: "This is strolling weather in Minnesota." They pass a doorway without seeing a Common Street Thug lurking there; Luka has just finished asking Lisa, "Is that where home is?" when the CST emerges from the shadows and clubs Luka in the back of the head with a pipe. He staggers forward and falls. CST turns around and just when I'm thinking he's about to vamp out, he goes the rather pedestrian route of demanding Lisa's purse. She hesitates out of shock, and he menaces her with the pipe, clutching her by the lapels so that it's actually impossible for her to hand him her purse. Maybe you want to think about workshopping that particular maneuver, Thuggy. As Lisa is frozen in shock, CST is seized from behind and thrown up against a fence. Is it Angel? No, it's the other angel. Of death. (Luka.) Luka throws CST up against the fence again, and then knocks him to the pavement and proceeds to slam his head onto the ground again. And again. And again. Ten times. Each time Luka picks up the thug by his shoulders to throw him down again, we can see a small smear of blood on the ground below his skull -- the smear getting a little bigger with each successive slam. Lisa calls Luka's name several times and finally snaps him out of his...well, murderous rage. Because killing people in a trauma room is fine -- and is, indeed, expected of him -- but killing people on the street is not. Luka stares at Lisa as if he doesn't know her.