When we return, Weaver is talking to Shane West -- um, "Ray" -- about his clothing. It's curious that they left in this scene after excising just about any other in which we actually see Ray wearing anything but a lab coat. Shane West must be sucking it up like a colonic. I heard he's having trouble with the medical jargon. Hey, TPTB -- it's called an audition, ratmonkeys. Febreze the casting couch and get out and do it right next time. Anyway, Ray is wearing a CBGBs shirt as Weaver tells him that his whole look is creating discomfort. "For patients, or other doctors?" he asks. "It's the jewelry, isn't it?" Weaver shrugs. "Nah," she says. Good, because...what jewelry? "Fingernails, tattoo, hair?" he asks, holding up his jet-black manicure. "It's the whole package," she says. Ray tells her that he'll ask his bandmates if he can pull up on the bad-ass rock image for now, and as he walks away, Weaver is wearing what can only be called an affectionately amused smile. What? What have we missed? She doesn't smile at anybody that way. There are some who think it can't even be done. Also, for the record, I don't care about Ray. I love how much cash the show has probably wasted on him, only to use him in the compelling and historic "His Manicure Was His Downfall" scene. Incidentally, too, almost all he's done so far is (a) flirt with Weaver, and (b) make Weaver smile, as we see here. If they have him try to turn her, then by God, I will sit back and watch and yell a lot. Mark my words.
There's a stupid, clunky transition involving an eavesdropping Carter and a bad Ozzy Osbourne joke, and then we get right into the meat of the scene: Weaver asks Carter if Kem got home okay, and if he's heard from her. "Email," he says shortly. "She and I are taking a little time...how's Henry?" he says, changing the subject midstream as best he can. Weaver shoots him a soft smile of understanding (wow, that's two in a row) and says simply and without inconsideration, "Pretty great." She thanks him for asking and they part.