Frank tries to fend off the vicious midget and one of his buddies, who is dressed like an elf. "He won't let us see our friend!" they shout to an inquiring Luka. "Don't you have reindeer to mount?" snarls Frank. "That's IT!" shouts vicious midget, shooting his fist up and connecting with -- I did check -- Luka's left cheek. He grazes it at such an angle that Luka's head still jerks to the left; it looks weird, but I think it's plausible.
The Flash of Do As I Say, Not As I Do. Abby's in the drug locker when Erin appears on an errand from Luka. She asks for a certain drug, and Abby opts to give her an alternative. "I'll ask Luka if that's okay," Erin says. "It's okay," Abby retorts firmly, a mite offended. Then she softens. "Practicing your suturing?" she asks. "Thanks for the kit," Erin replies, so that we all know why she had one on her during the accident scene. Abby pauses and chomps on her lips. Do they give her flavored lipstick or something? She's always eating her own mouth. "You know, you should be careful," Abby warns her. Erin doesn't get it, so Abby lets her know that there's gossip flying around. "There's nothing going on," Erin swears. "It's just that he's a doctor and you're a med student..." Abby trails off. Erin again denies that anything's happening, but senses Abby isn't finished. She would be right, because Abby has an inherent need to meddle and suck us back into the geometric vortex that is her pain-in-the-ass love life. "Luka tends to not think things through," Abby analyzes. Since when? Since he started drinking casually even though he's an alcoholic, and he drove away his entire family because he was so pushy? Oh, right, that was you, Nurse Wretched. "And I don't think it would be good for either of you..." Abby adds. Erin silences her by thanking her for the pills with a pointed tone and expression.
Erin returns to Luka, who's in with Mr. Doric. Suddenly, an old man in Trauma Yellow starts screaming, "That's him! Don't help him! Let him die!" "Shut up," Doric bellows. The guy in Trauma Yellow is still shrieking and flailing his arms in an unintentionally comical display. It's The Grumpiest Old Men: So Grumpy, It's Dangerous. Doric insists the other man is just insane, and Pratt and Luka glare at him hatefully. Interesting. By which I mean, "Feh."
The Flash of That Other Storyline In This Episode . Erin and Luka are treating Jane, who's complaining of a headache and trying to downplay the whole thing. Luka makes her stand and try to walk; when she does, she stumbles a little and Erin has to catch her. Next, Luka makes her hold out her arms and maintain balance, and the girl fails this test, too, falling dizzily against Erin. Erin and Luka exchange "aw, shit" looks. Luka cutely prods Jane into admitting that, at hockey practice, her helmet flew off after a rough check. The coach had her sit out, but she wanted to keep playing, so she pretended to be fine. "Make sure she gets a CT," Luka says. And again, the dialogue's all jacked because the episode's in reverse. If this was playing out properly, he'd have treated her like a non-moron and just said, "Order a head CT." But because we already know she didn't act soon enough, we get, "Do not under any circumstances, no matter what they might be, refrain from getting her a head CT." This show makes me tired. Jane begs them not to tell her father what happened because he'll make her stop playing hockey. "We'll just get you better, okay?" Luka promises. Jane's dad enters with some hot cocoa for her. Aw. Can I have some?