Shane and Neela are still working on Shelley and her stab wounds. Abby bursts in and asks Shane if he ever followed up with Social Services on Bertie and Rebecca's case. Shane is kind of confused as to why Abby is bringing this up now, in the middle of a trauma, and Abby explains that Bertie stabbed Shelley because Shelley was trying to strangle Rebecca. Shane says that he called Social Services, but that he can't follow them around all day. Shelley loses her pulse, so they start compressions and the conversation gets interrupted. Shane asks if Shelley has a cardiac history and Abby snipes, "You're the only one that's ever met her."
Carter stands at the foot of Ma Kem's hospital bed as she laughs with Kem and Michel. Ma Kem notices Carter there and asks Kem and Michel to get her some lunch. Kem and Michel leave. Ma Kem thanks Carter for her flowers, and he walks up to her bedside. Ma Kem says that Michel is handsome, but something of a fool. Carter doesn't comment. Ma Kem asks when Carter is going home, and Carter says he's leaving that night. Ma Kem thinks he's giving up too easily, and Carter says he was "rather firmly discouraged from continuing to try." Ma Kem sighs and says that life is "joy and grief hand in hand." She notices her husband's bracelet on Carter's wrist and says that you can't have true happiness until you have true sorrow for contrast, and Kem hasn't had that yet. Kem walks back in and tells her mother to leave Carter alone.