Abby finds Howard in the lounge, cleaning out his locker. He's furious with Abby for stopping him in his hyper-organized tracks. He storms out as she gives chase. "You need help," she insists. Howard rants that they didn't check for a transfusion reaction. Abby: "Nobody did anything wrong, Howard. We didn't kill her. Her father did. And you're not going to get any better unless..." Howard whirls around in triage and screams that he was just being thorough: "Why is that such a problem for you people?" Because it gets in the way of their talking about their personal lives at work, Howard. Come on. Think. Howard flees angrily as Susan creeps up behind Abby. "He has OCD," Abby spits, as though the condition is psychological poison. Again, very sensitive handling of this issue, guys. Really. "Please don't tell me I just lost a doctor," Susan gulps. We fade to black relieved Howard And The Sudden-Onset OCD is finally a distant memory.
Through a window, Abby watches Carter clean off Kali's dead body, and after a moment she enters the room silently. "She would've started kindergarten this year," Carter whispers. "You all right?" Abby asks. "Hanging in there. How about you?" he asks. "Personally or professionally?" Abby hedges. Carter cracks that as an intern, the two are inseparable. Abby takes a deep breath and admits that today was really, really hard. "I can't imagine what it must feel like to lose a child," she says. Carter doesn't really need to be reminded of that again, does he? But he nods and murmurs, "Yeah...Yep." An uncomfortable silence ensues, because once you've invoked the dead baby, you can't really start talking about the pink plaid Nine West pumps you found last weekend. Pratt interrupts the awkwardness by ducking in and telling them that the children's father hasn't been seen in a year because that's how long ago he died. In Carter's brain, a record gets scratched. Confusion dawns on his face.
Susan is frustratedly trying to find somebody to replace Howard. There's one person in the Dominican Republic and one in Milwaukee she can interview, and as she sets this up, Ray trots around making stupid and pointless jokes. I'm not going to bother with the rest because let's face it -- we all know that Susan's going to offer the job to Neela. Sam changes the tone by telling Susan that Tamira died in the operating room. Clunk. We are sad.
Wendall, Carter, and Abby confer about Manic Mom. Apparently the regulars at his favorite bar confirmed that her husband is dead, and Saige filled in the blanks: Manic Mom stopped eating and sleeping, and went off her valium when she ran out of money. They all realize that this means she could have been hallucinating or otherwise altered when the incident happened in her home. Ray calls Abby away, because she has to go apologize for ditching out on her ride-along. Chuny has given Manic Mom her valium, so she should be coming down soon and able to talk about what happened. "If she knows," Carter intones dramatically.