Chen turns around and warmly greets Carter. "Just the man I want to see!" she chirps. "Look, I've got six patients for you!" But she's interrupted by the arrival of Randall, The Randall, the one who won't leave her alone, the one who only exists to prove Chen has a life outside County General. ["I thought I recognized Randall as Groosalugg from Angel, and indeed, it is he." -- Wing Chun] Chen is clearly uncomfortable that Randall chose to follow his myriad phone calls and the huge bouquet of roses with a personal appearance at her place of business. "Are you off?" Randall asks. "Uh..." Chen fumbles. "Aren't you supposed to be covering Dr. Greene?" Carter interrupts innocently. Chen, relieved, runs with the excuse. But it's not flying, so she uncomfortably breaks up with Randall, who's incredibly dense about it, yet manages to look sort of hot in the process. Chuny is bewildered. "We just went out once," Chen defends herself. "One date and he's buying you flowers?" Carter gapes. "Can you believe it?" Chen quizzes rhetorically. "You give a guy a hand release during Harry Potter and he wants to marry you!" Of course he does, Chen. Unexpected "hand releases" -- what a stupid, stupid term -- get every guy in the world excited. But the image of Chen choking Randall's chicken makes Carter choke on his coffee. I can't tell if she was kidding or not, because Ming-Na isn't terribly adept at comedy anyway, plus it sure sounds like she's playing that line straight. Still, I laughed, because that movie's about as sexual as Mark in leather.
Abby arrives at Luka's door and knocks uncomfortably, then has second thoughts when no one answers and she detects music blaring from behind the wall. She turns to leave, but a pretty blonde opens the door and greets her. "Can I help you?" asks the very young strumpet. No wonder the cops were chasing Luka this morning. She's practically jailbait. Luka appears behind her and is genuinely delighted to see Abby. "I...just wanted to say hi," she says lamely. Luka dismisses his company as "just a couple friends," and seems hopeful that Abby is accepting his offer of free temporary lodgings. Abby weighs this in her head, wanting to accept, but inclined to decline until Luka smiles gorgeously and implores, "Please. For me. I need you." She looks up tentatively. SAY YES. Don't be stupid, Abby. He's the kind of eye candy that could solve world hunger. "They're kicking my ass at Pictionary," Luka adds mischievously. He grabs her arm and Abby lets him draw her inside.