A girl sits morosely on a bed in an exam room while Trent paces the hall outside. Carter rolls up, peers in the window, and asks whether she's a friend of Trent's; Trent says she's his girlfriend. Carter raises his eyes in a disappointed expression, and says, "Thought you said you didn't have one." Yeah, I can't believe Trent violated the trust you established in your twenty-minute relationship. Trent whispers, "I brought her here, man. You think that was easy?" Carter sternly tells Trent that he must be honest: "Is she the only one?" Trent admits that he's kissed other girls. Carter asks, "No sex with anyone else?" and Trent quickly says, "No, no." Carter narrows his eyes and asks, "And you didn't use condoms?" You know what, Carter? I think Trent gets the point. But cut him some slack; he was a virgin, and she probably was, too, and he probably didn't think that they had much to worry about if she was, say, on the Pill. I'm just saying. Kids, you should always use condoms -- and this is exactly why -- but Jesus, Carter, he just found out he's had HIV his whole life, like, an hour ago. Enough with the disappointed-dad routine. Seriously. Trent looks away, and then tells Carter, "I love her, man." Carter tells Trent they'll run some tests.
Back in Tetanusville, Mark and Nurse Extra are putting Tom into an ambulance. The paramedic tells Mark that the nearest hospital is Oakdale Community, seven minutes away, but Mark insists that they go to County. Mark? Why?! Yes, Janet is on her way there, but you know what? She can get in a damn cab. This man is dying. Take him to the nearest hospital, you fucking putz. The paramedic says that County is twenty minutes away -- that's nearly three times as far, y'all -- and that "Dispatch doesn't want [them] to leave [their] catchment area." Mark curtly says that he'll take responsibility. Paramedic #1 tells his partner that they're going to County on Mark's orders, and Paramedic #2 tells Mark that County is closed to paramedics. Mark assures him that they'll let him in, since he's an attending there. He doesn't, however, bust out his cell phone and call ahead. Why? Because he's annoying and dumb. It's for this and so many more reasons that I. Hate. Mark.
At the desk, Elizabeth is asking someone to patch her through to the ambulance. Conni comes by to tell her she's needed for a surgical consult, and Elizabeth dismissively says, "I'll be there." A woman appears in front of her and says she's looking for "Dr. Corday." Elizabeth asks, "Are you Janet?" She is, and Elizabeth introduces herself and says that Tom is expected to arrive very soon. Janet asks how he is, and Elizabeth calmly says, "Quite well, I understand. Apparently, no one was hurt in the landing." Alex Kingston's pregnancy is really starting to show in this scene. "What landing?" Janet asks, and Elizabeth leads her off, minimizing the story of the emergency landing and non-deftly changing the subject by asking how long she and Tom have been engaged. "Three years. So he's not in the helicopter?" Elizabeth breezily says that he's in an ambulance, and remarks that three years seems like a long time. Janet explains, "Right after he gave me the ring, he got the flu. We thought it was no big deal, but then the virus went to his heart. We spend a lot of time in hospitals."