Carter and Susan spent the commercial break ordering Chinese food, and are now huddled in the lounge eating lunch and flipping through skiing brochures. Carter extols the virtues of Aspen and its varied-skill slopes. I can't tell if they're vacationing together, or if being rich has made him boring. When he notices Susan's faintly popping jaw, Carter tries to press his ear up to it; Susan flirtatiously fights back and ends up getting kissed. A cold wind blows in from the reception area. It's an Abby gale. Carter and Susan leap apart and pretend they're just casually going about their business. Susan even bolts the room. Wordlessly, Abby opens her locker and digs around inside. "Sorry about that," Carter says. Abby plays dumb. "I should've said something sooner," he clarifies. "It snuck up on me." Yes, if by "snuck," he means "developed slowly from Thanksgiving until today." Abby totally knows he's full of shit, especially when he tries to play it off like a friendship. "Never seen you kiss Frank like that," she says, pointedly and with a slight smile. Carter is being an ass. He should grow some hair on his chest and take ownership of his love life. I think he just feels guilty because he rejected Abby's ham-handed advances and wasn't completely honest about why. She brushes off his attempt at diplomacy. "Don't sweat it, Carter," she says, tiredly crossing the room and exiting.
Douglas is still alone, playing "Nobody Knows The Trouble I Seen" on the guitar of our heartstrings. Abby kindly sits down and offers to buy him some pizza or a hamburger. "Mom says fast food isn't good for you," he answers sweetly. Abby catches herself mid-eye-roll and lies that hospital fast food is fortified with nutrients. Eagerly, Douglas accepts her offer of French fries -- after all, if his mother turns out to be gone forever, he can use them to build a crude potato replica. Abby scurries to Frank and hisses that he'd better work harder and faster at finding Dougie's mother because he's been waiting for a few hours now. "If I find his Mom, can I have the hockey tickets you pinched off the stiff?" Frank whispers sensitively. Abby refuses. Gallant rushes in looking for Luka, because Miranda's blood pressure plummeted. Abby runs toward the trauma room.
In Trauma Green, Abby and Gallant prep some oxygen and dopamine for Miranda, whose heart sounds are muffled. Gallant makes a diagnosis that I don't understand because I'm ignorant; apparently, they'd figured Miranda had a blood clot, but Gallant just figured out that it was something else. Gallant gloves up to assist Luka, who has just entered, and Abby is already working frantically on the other side.