Jerry interrupts to give Chen a phone message from someone called Randall, who has called five times in the past eighteen hours. Frank noses his way up to Chen. "Sounds like a stalker," he whispers. "Want me to talk to him?" Chen rolls her eyes and refuses, and a mite rudely, too. Who among us would mind having a Frank to do our dirty work? Jerry is skeptical, though. "What are you looking at?" Frank gritches. Before Jerry can answer, Chen runs off to greet the incoming Teresa Matthews, who's been comatose for a year but whose mother thought Teresa was experiencing discomfort. "How could she tell?" Chen wonders. "That was my question," sniffs the paramedic. Oh, but don't worry -- we won't see Teresa again, so put her misfortune right out of your mind.
Abby "Bangs" Lockhart breezes past Reception, sporting her new hairdo rather nonchalantly, as if she thought we wouldn't notice. She's also sporting traces of a shiner underneath the eye Brian battered before the Olympics stole our hearts. Frank flags her down and says that Luka needs her to meet him in the ambulance bay with x-rays from a previous night's patient. This sparks a quick Jerry/Frank spat about who proffers more helpful details.
Abby runs outside just as a black sports car screeches to a halt in the ambulance bay, tailed by a cop car with its flashers on and siren screaming. Dr. Luka "Crotch Rocket" Kovac bolts out of the sleek ride, waves at the cop and makes a grand show of studying the x-rays intently. Abby impatiently demands an explanation. "He was going to ticket me," Luka admits sheepishly, darting back to his Dodge Viper as soon as the cop drives away. Lord. A Dodge Viper. That's the best you can do, Luka? It's a midlife-crisis car for people who aren't fully financially committed to having a midlife crisis. Abby snarks that she's glad he yanked her away from needy patients just so he can skip traffic school. Luka cranks his stereo, shrugs boyishly, and winks. "I owe you one," he giggles, driving away. Oh my. Is it hot in here? It must be, because even my stuffed bear just tore off his shirt and ordered a Bud Light. Abby chuckles affectionately as she watches him go.