Kerry asks softly, "Did you ever want to keep me?" Helen says, "Oh, of course! Cody and I had a whole plan. He was going to quit school, get work. There was a room over his parents' garage where we could live." Kerry turns away, tears in her eyes. Helen continues, "But in the end, you're fourteen, fifteen; you got no money. So, I came to believe that the best thing for you would be to be with people who could care for you and do things for you. It's true, right?" Kerry says she doesn't know. Helen tries to explain what she means, but Kerry understood the question. She says that she had two loving parents, but it still "always felt like rejection." Kerry asks if that makes sense. Helen says they took her so fast, and she never got to hold or even see her daughter. Kerry wipes away tears. Helen concludes, "And nobody ever told me anything about no birth defect." Kerry sniffles and says that when she was younger, she used to wonder if she was given away because she was "not quite perfect." Helen replies, "All Jesus' children are perfect!" Kerry changes the subject and asks about her father, Cody. Helen says that she never saw him again. Kerry is surprised. Helen says that when she heard he'd died, it "kinda pushed a button." Helen says she thought about Cody over the years, but not as much as she thought about Kerry. Just then, Kerry's beeper goes off. Kerry grabs it and says it's work.
Neela talks to the drug-seeking couple. The husband is upset that Neela won't give him the Demerol. Carter recognizes that the situation is escalating and joins them, and then calls Neela away. Neela tells him that the patient is still in pain. Carter asks if she explained that they already gave her Demerol, and then realizes that Neela was suckered into giving her a second shot.
Weaver practically skips back into the building and tells Jerry she's back. Jerry's hair is completely gray. That makes me feel old. Maybe it's for a part or something. Susan walks up and says that when she told Kerry to take a break, she didn't mean it literally. Weaver apologizes for having been gone so long. Susan says they're being slammed, and details everything that's going wrong. Frank sees Weaver and asks if she's going out again, and Weaver cheerfully says, "Yes!" Susan can't believe her ears. Haleh brings a chart up to Susan, for an "obnoxious bald guy," and Weaver offers to take it. Susan is confused, but accepts.