Chen strolls outside and tries to unwind, sipping coffee. She spies Malucci sitting out there dejectedly. "Weaver change her mind?" she asks, gently. Dave smiles ruefully and says, "Nah, not yet." Chen believes she will, once the anger subsides, but by now even Malucci understands this is different from the usual spite with which Weaver regards him. He cops to erring enormously on Paul's case, blaming himself for telling Chen the x-ray was clear and thus prompting her to ignore it. "I thought I was doing the right thing," he says sadly. "I just wanted to save him." Chen helpfully recalls an old saying: "You're not a real doctor until you've killed a few patients." I prefer to recall an old joke: what do you call a medical student who graduates last in his class? The answer: Doctor. Dave's mouth twitches, but he's utterly glum. Chen quietly asks what he's going to do next. "This is the only thing that I've ever been any good at," he says. "I'm going to be a doctor." And with that, he reenters the ER.
Episode Report CardHeathen: B- | 289 USERS: C+
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