Doug climbs back into the pipe. The water seems to be coming faster now. He calls Ben's name; we can't hear singing. The water is up around Ben's chin now as Ben chatters that he sang the song four times. Doug says, "I knew you could do it." Ben starts to nod off again, but Doug grabs his face to keep him awake, and explains that he's going to use the jack to get Ben's leg out. He places the jack between the bars between which Ben's leg is trapped, and asks whether Ben's a Cubs fan. Ben nods. Doug asks who his favourite player is. Ben starts to pass out again before he can answer, but Doug revives him, and Ben offers, "Mark Grace." Doug, trying to draw Ben into an argument, opines that "Shawon Dunston's the man" and "the best shortstop in the league." Ben has no response, because he's starting to pass out again. Doug revives him again as he promises to take Ben to a game at Wrigley Field next season so that they can compare Grace to Dunston. The jack doesn't work right away. Ben keeps nodding off, his mouth underwater most of the time. Doug brings him back over and over, eventually challenging Ben to quiz him on baseball trivia. Finally, the jack parts the bars. Doug tells Ben to push his leg out. Ben says he can't, so Doug helps him. He pulls Ben forward and tells him to hold onto the bars and keep his head above water. Ben repeats that he can't, and Doug repeats that he can, finally ordering him, "You hold on, dammit! You! Hold! On!" Doug uses a crowbar to bang at the grate. Ben slips underwater. Doug goes to reach for him, and then desperately resumes his crowbar-bashing. The grate gives way. The rush of water propels Doug out into the pond; once he can stand again, he starts yelling Ben's name and swimming around looking for him. The rain, it raineth. In a truly great shot, Doug dives down and surfaces with Ben in his arms, illuminated by the searchlight of the helicopter that has just arrived on the scene. Doug struggles to the bank of the pond and sets Ben down. He checks for breath sounds and, evidently finding none, starts to perform CPR (but not before yelling that Ben isn't going to "die on" Doug). He does compressions in the light of the helicopter as we fade to commercial.
You know, I'm beginning to think Susan isn't in this episode at all.
After the commercials, we fade up on Mark, at the desk, staring intently at the computer. Duh, he's playing Doom, too. Carol advises him to watch out for fireballs. Jeanie comes strolling nonchalantly around the desk, pushing a cart full of charts. As Benton walks to the near end of the desk to meet her, Jeanie casually tells him that she sorted through all the charts and compiled all the discharge summaries, and that she thinks Benton's patient has a periesophageal hernia. She hands Benton a crisp sheaf of papers, and says that she'll be in the suture room if he needs anything else. Benton watches her go with a "curses, foiled again!" look.