Finch comes out and announces to the Broken-Nose Couple and Dr. Jacobs that they got David stabilized and sent him into surgery. She adds that he'll probably be okay, and they can go see him if they want to. The Broken-Noses thank Finch and shake hand all intensely; a nurse takes them upstairs, and Dr. Jacobs holds out his hand to shake Finch's also, but she walks away. He calls after her, "Dr. Finch -- you did well to catch that." She turns on him: "If we'd waited for the tests, we would have seen this; we could have operated in a controlled manner rather than having to rip an eight-year-old's chest open." Dr. Jacobs blows this off with, "We had no choice," but Finch argues, "I did. I shouldn't have let myself listen to you." She glares at him and walks away again.
Corday checks on a post-op Brassy. Brassy comes to, and Corday asks her how she's feeling; Brassy murmurs sleepily, "I'm good," and Corday tells her, "It went well. There was no evidence the cancer had spread, but we will have to wait for the pathology reports on the lymph nodes." Brassy blinks and looks relieved as Corday continues in this weird little-girl voice, "I got a plastic surgeon in to close so we could minimize scarring, and of course within the next couple of weeks we can begin reconstruction." Brassy asks when she can go home, and Corday says they had to put in drains to collect any extra fluids; Brassy says weakly, "Like I'm a sewer system." Um, okay -- time to cut Brassy's dosage of Demerol, methinks. Anyway, Corday says that Brassy can probably go home tomorrow, and she says tenderly that she's given the nurse all of her numbers, so if Brassy needs anything or has any questions, she should call, any time. Brassy thanks her. I suppose the writers intended this scene to remind us that, in spite of her administrative problems, Corday Really Cares, but I still think she's a weak-willed wimp.
Downstairs, Kerry tells Luka, without looking at him, that now that they have Dr. Lawrence on staff, "I don't believe that we're gonna be needing you anymore, okay?" Luka says, in a "whatever" tone, "Okay." Carol comes in behind the desk and asks Luka if he's on that night, and he says in a strangled voice, "No, I'm not," and he looks past Carol; she follows his gaze to see Loren walking out with Paulie. Paulie has his arm around Loren's shoulders, and he shoots Luka a triumphant look while holding the door open for her. Carol looks over at Luka. Luka hangs his head and walks off.