Reese, having located Cleo's treetop star, taps on his father's back and interrupts the kiss. Delighted, Cleo and Peter stand up, the latter hoisting Reese high so he can set the star atop the fir. Cleo pecks Reese on the cheek, and they have a nice family moment.
At County General, Randi appears, anxious to fill that last nagging blank space on her acting CV. "I'm working New Year's Eve?" she complains. "I don't think so." Dr. Mark "Rachel Got Run Over By a Reindeer" Greene aptly notes that someone has to work on Dec. 31. "Someone else," sasses Randi. And then she's gone, back through the eternally revolving door of supporting characters. Send our best wishes to Lydia and Yosh.
Mark gets distracted by a gunshot victim coming in from the ambulance bay. The frantic mother squeaks out the typical plea for Mark to save her son's life, as though Mark's going to send her kid to die in a corner unless his mother asks very nicely for competent care. Don't forget the magic word! Mark examines her son, Teddy, and deduces that the bullet crossed his thorax. Teddy's struggling to breathe on one side, and will need a chest tube. "How'd it happen?" Mark asks. "I shot him," the mother says calmly.