A honking horn breaks Carter and Angelique's conversation, followed by the sight of a speeding truck. It screeches to a stop in the mud as Carter and Angelique run to it. Dr. Luka "The African Queen" Kovac hurriedly unloads four injured people, one of whom has a bullet wound and one of whom sustained a machete wound to the upper thigh. Angelique screams for Charles to fire up the generator.
Bursting inside Trauma Shabby, everyone shouts frantically at everyone else: put him there, cut this, pack that, peas and carrots. "Water's cold," Carter points out. "Want to wait for someone to boil it again?" yells Angelique snarkily. Carter's face is like, "Well...no...but... Gamma, help!" Carter gets assigned the fourth trauma -- they don't know yet what's wrong with him, and it's Carter's job to find it. Encyclopedia Carter is on the case.
The lights flicker on, and there is much merriment, if by that you mean jaded mock-joy. Carter asks Gillian how they stabilize necks here, and she points him to some sandbags. He then asks for tubes that they don't have, because in case you missed it, they can't do fancy medicine here. A brooding boy who we learn is the patient's brother stands with Patrique, the outpost's driver. "Mai Mai?" Carter asks. Gillian nods. Patrique translates that the brother claims a bee flew into Injured Man's armpit. They're all, "Whaaa?" Carter checks, and sure enough, there's a bee-hole right under the arm. Welcome to Volunteer Medicine 101: "Bee" Is For "Bullet." French French French, wailing, French French. Carter makes a face. French. Carter figures out that the bullet ended up lodging in Bee Man's thigh. Meanwhile, Luka and Angelique are stressing that the generator only has an hour of juice in it; they decide to switch off all other hospital lights, which buys them closer to four hours. Gillian darts a look at Luka, who's too wrapped up in his trauma to notice her. She seems upset about it and vows to pass him a note later with a scathing quiz: U R A QT. Do U Think I'm Gr8? Yes, No, Maybe, Circle One.