Luka watches Ante's surgery from the gallery, and calls Ante's mom to tell her that everything is going smoothly. When he hangs up, he just stares at the surgeons. Kerry, behind him, quietly promises to calm the outrage that will spill from the Fat Cats when they find out that their hypothetical situation so unexpectedly became terribly, terribly, terribly real. "I thought if I could save him, it would make me feel...I don't know, like, uh, maybe I was a doctor again," he whispers brokenly. We would have liked to see what Kerry said, but apparently TPTB decided to end the scene instead. Okay then.
Carter yawns. Jerry hangs up the phone and informs him that Abby is on her way down. "That'd be a first," Carter's pants think. "Ah, memories," Luka's pants think. A nearby Gallant sees Romano charging toward the exit and calls out, "Dr. Romano, how's it going?" Romano glares, "How's what going?" Gallant gulps, "Nothing." Good bitch.
Diana gets wheeled into a room, so Carter follows her in and pleasantly asks how she's feeling. "Is Curtis here?" she asks. Carter coughs that he had to go briefly, but promised to come back for a visit. "You're a doctor, and you dress so nice," she swoons. Carter's all, Yeah, thanks, cow, I'm grieving. And Diana's like, Sucks to be you, Puffy. And Carter's like, Yeah, it does, you think I like it that my face blew up suddenly? Seriously, I hope it's just that Noah Wyle's just tired from the baby, or something. He's looking rougher than usual. Diana asks when Curtis will be back, and Carter swears he'll have the doctors send him in when he arrives. "He's a good boy, my Curtis," she coos. Carter gives her the "You Hide Your Ignorance With Your Wig" look and leaves, shaking his head in pity.
Apparently, Ante's surgery is over, because Dorsett and Elizabeth are now strolling around outside. He asks how Luka convinced her to help. "He asked," Elizabeth shrugs. "Oh, that was easy," Dorsett teases. They walk for a bit, until he finally asks her what she'd like to do now. Elizabeth seems interested, but uncomfortable. "Look, normally at night, I'd be sitting at home watching Trading Places," Dorsett says. Either he misspoke and meant Trading Spaces, or Dorsett is the world's biggest Dan Aykroyd fan and likes to watch Principal Vernon get sexually assaulted by a gorilla. "But for you, it's ladies' night," he continues. Elizabeth laughs that he's absolutely right -- Ella is waiting. "I see, well, have I mentioned how much I love kids?" he says smoothly. Then, surprisingly earnestly, he offers her a lift home. She acts embarrassed by the attention, and hesitates. "Which way are you going?" she asks, a slight smile on her lips. "Whichever way you point me towards," he says. Again, he seems pretty genuine, but maybe that's just because I'm easy and he's pretty and I really, really need a hug. Elizabeth seems tempted, but in making her choice, she turns her head to the right and catches sight of a lone figure on a bridge, staring off over the water. She realizes it's Romano, and turns back to face Dorsett. "I'm really sorry, I just can't tonight," she states. "Can I take a rain check?"