Romano opens the door to his office and lets Elizabeth inside. He's wearing a purple shirt and a fuchsia tie, yet somehow he pulls it off. This confirms my thesis that Romano is a superhuman who can do absolutely anything. Elizabeth hesitates when she notices that Babcock is there; it's gonna get ugly. Romano busts her for trespassing and allows her to defend the action. "I wanted to talk to him," she begins, trying very hard to be pleasant. "You knew I was in surgery!" protests Babcock. Elizabeth leans forward and intensely blurts that Babcock was involved in all her cases that ended up dead from infections, and she's gathered evidence to prove it. "So what?" Babcock grunts. "So, you have made it abundantly clear on more than one occasion that you are not opposed to euthanasia!" she bellows. I remember the first time I ever heard that term, I thought it was some kind of social action group called Youth in Asia, so I couldn't for the life of me understand why we had to debate its legality in class. I was all, "Go youths! Get in there!" Then I saw it on paper and realized the depth of my error. Ahem. Babcock grouses that all humane doctors should be pro-euthanasia. "I HAVE FOUR BODIES IN THE MORGUE!" yells Elizabeth, giving the NBC promo department yet another orgasm. Babcock tells her to take responsibility for her own "gross misjudgment," and Romano gets sick of the bickering and calls a time-out. "This is a load of crap!" argues Babcock. "You allow her to operate on these elderly lost souls who should never be in surgery, and then when they die, which they inevitably will, she comes crying to you looking for someone to blame!" Um, Babcock? Get a lawyer, because you sound awfully defensive. Elizabeth seethes that they died from post-op infections, not from surgery, although the latter can't happen without the former -- which Babcock notes gleefully. "OKAY!" shouts Romano. "ENOUGH!" Bless you, Robbie. He bans both of them from the OR, pending the CDC's investigation results. Elizabeth and Babcock both protest this, and swear up and down that they'll never work together again. Romano kicks them out of his office. "God is Love," he reminds them before slamming the door. Incongruity, thy name is Robert. I'm thisclose to building a shrine. This was the best moment of the episode, and one that I missed until I romanced my rewind button.
Episode Report CardHeathen: B+ | 285 USERS: C+
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