Carter and Chen, chatting about the glut of burn victims, pass Martin standing vacantly in the hallway. "There's your new boyfriend," Carter joshes. Chen sighs, "He's a little on the simple side." And even though he acts "simple," she comes off so arrogant saying that. I really don't understand why people like Chen. I don't fault them for it -- I just can't see her as anything but wooden and unappealing, which is partly due to my lack of interest in Ming-Na as an actress. Still, I hope they're paying her a lot, because this non-storyline can't have been what wooed her back to the show. It's an insult. "Martin, did you talk to the lady from Psych?" she asks loudly, as if he's deaf. Tearfully, he hands her the gloves that match his toque. "That doesn't mean anything to me," she replies rudely. Martin proffers the scarf. "I don't get it, okay?" Martin cuddles the stuff and rubs his cheek against it, so Chen deduces that something happened to the person who knit him that stuff, and then we abruptly and mercifully cut away from the scene.
Weaver checks on a little boy rescued from the burning building; he's fine, and merrily spinning around on a stool. He comments that he told "the fire lady" he wasn't hurt, but that she rode in the ambulance with him anyway. Weaver hears "fire lady" as "loins-afire lady" and brightens. "Is the fire lady here with you now?" she smiles. The kid shrugs, but does supply that he doesn't think she was hurt because she was cracking jokes in the rig. Weaver orders Jerry to call the unit and verify that all firefighters there are safe. Then she bounds outside to see if Sandy might still be there; she isn't. Weaver's hopeful face falls, and she reluctantly returns to the ER.
Carter can't find Mark, and asks Susan where he might be. She avoids answering the question; this inexplicably leads to a bit about I'll Take "Things Carter Has Fished Out of People's Insides" for $500, Alex. Among them is an old pen of Susan's that she tests, and which still works. Carter smirks that he took that from someone's anus and she throws it back in his little dish. So it wasn't gross when it was in someone's belly? Weird doctors. Weird scene.