A woman from CPS shows up to take Tesoro. Abby finds out from her that it might be a good six to eight months in foster care for Tesoro before she gets approved to return to her family in Mexico, and a pall washes over her face. She objects really fervently to all the process and procedure, but the CPS woman shrugs that it's all they can do. Abby pulls herself together long enough to lie that she's going to fetch Tesoro. The CPS woman, who is really stupid, sits down with a smile on her face.
Cut to Neela gasping, "The train station?" Abby says "she" will need an ID at the airport -- and it's apparent she's smuggling Tesoro out of the country. Won't she still need an ID at the border? Abby scrapes together her cash and asks Neela for help, promising to pay her back. "I'll call her parents and tell them she'll be there in two days." There is one funny, honest moment where she hands a credit card to Neela for their emergency use, then thinks better of it and chooses a different credit card that probably has less debt on it. Neela can't believe this. "I can't just hop in a cab and whisk her away!" she insists. "What, you have something better to do?" Abby says cruelly. Neela can't argue with this, so just like that she becomes the sidekick who gets roped into all the leader's hare-brained schemes and ends up taking the flack. Abby rushes into Tesoro's room and tells the girl that she has to leave now. Tesoro pauses to ask Abby her name and then says, "Muchas gracias, Abby." She hugs her savior. Abby lets her do it for a moment, and then hustles her out the door with Neela. However unrealistic this whole scheme is, I do like Abby for doing it, although I suppose Neela could get seriously arrested. And I don't think it's Abby the Super Doc or anything absurd like that. If Abby were shown screwing up all the time, what justification would there be for her to still be working there at all? She has to redeem herself when she whiffs, or else she's either a nonstop failure or a nonstop saint. I think the show's done good job of showcasing her foibles as a doctor without removing the idea that she has promise.