After the break, Lisa is in the trauma room putting a sheet over Mrs. B.B. Luka asks where B.B. is, and she doesn't know; Luka steps out into the hall and sees B.B. barrelling up to him with the requisite sad little baggie of medication. Luka suggests that B.B. sit down, and gently breaks the news that Mrs. B.B. didn't make it. B.B. cries, but tries to be strong. It's sad. Flustered, B.B. quavers, "You see? I should have called the ambulance sooner. I should have gotten her here quicker!" Luka gently says, "There is nothing you could have done differently that would have saved her. It was just her time." He asks B.B. whether he'd like to see his wife. B.B. nods, and starts to get up, but loses his strength and falls back down into his chair. Luka helps him up by the arm...
...as Mark and Elizabeth round the corner. She (in bright blue rubber gloves): how was I supposed to know? He: leaves of three, let it blah. She: there is no poison ivy in England, so how would I know that? He: my balls are itchy. Ow! Mark checks out his own action using a penlight, and moans, "Oh, man." She asks to see (ma'am, haven't you seen enough to scar you for a lifetime?), but Mark pushes her off, saying, "You've done enough damage." She: do you have it? He: yes. Me: would that it were all over your phallic body and so severe that you'd have to stay home.
Mark and Elizabeth emerge into the hallway as he continues admonishing her for her mistake, because that's productive. Lily gives him Mike's x-rays, and Elizabeth, apparently incapable of leaving well enough alone, reminds him of the circumstances by which he contracted poison ivy in the first place. It seems that skinny-dipping was involved. I'M SORRY. Mark continues dissing her over the high cost he's had to pay for her hand-job (which, if I were Elizabeth, I'd take as my instruction never to put my hand anywhere near his job again) and then heartily tells Mike that his x-rays are fine. Haleh tells Mark that Mike's mom is out in chairs. Mark heads off to chairs to find Mrs. Palmieri. On his way out, Elizabeth asks whether Mark wants the cream or the shot, and Mark says, "Probably both." I hope he plans to apply that cream himself then, and I further hope the transaction doesn't make it anywhere near a camera.
In chairs, the poor man's Lesley Ann Warren (or the white-trash Sally Field, according to Gustave), a.k.a. Kay Lenz, is anxiously rubbing her eyes. Mark introduces himself and tells her that Mike's neck x-ray came back normal. She asks why his hands were numb, and Mark suggests that it's because Mike was hyperventilating, which can cause numbness in the extremities. She confirms that Mike hasn't suffered any nerve damage, and Mark assures her that there are, further, no broken bones, spinal-cord injuries, or paralysis. Mrs. Palmieri asks whether she may see him, and Mark directs one of the med students (Queen Pushy; remember? We met her earlier) to take Mrs. Palmieri to Mike's trauma room.