Bee Man is a bloody mess. They've cut him open and are chopping up all kinds of things while packing him with lap pads to absorb the blood. When they run out, they just wring dry the bloody ones and hope that will do it. It's pretty foul. They've fixed up the liver, removed the spleen and a chunk of lung, and need to repair the diaphragm and the bowels. Angelique staples the duodenum shut. Carter shoots her Stunned Look #72: You Can Do That With A Stapler? "Faster than sutures," Angelique says curtly. Then, the lights go off. "Out of time," Angelique says, like this is some kind of game show and Carter failed the lightning round and now he's going to have to go home with nothing but a spleen and some bowel fragments. "Leave him open. If he survives, I'll come back tomorrow and repair the bowel," Angelique says. Ew! Leave him open? So that a small family of insects can build a home in his abdomen? That's the worst idea ever. Carter fights it until Gillian notices that Bee Man is oozing blood from his gums and fingertips. Gillian loses his pulse, so Carter digs around inside his chest for the heart. He can't find it. Try the left side, Carter. The left. Under the ribs. Ah, there you go. He begins manual compressions while Angelique and Gillian watch in surprise; Luka wears a smirk. I guess that's supposed to mean that he's all jaded and he knows better. Angelique yells at Carter to stop this futility, and then stomps away, her braids all in a knot over this shameless display of dedication. By the light of dim lanterns, Carter perseveres for a few seconds, then sighs and realizes that Bee Man won't live to buzz another day. The brother looks distraught. "Tell him I'm sorry," Carter says with difficulty. "He knows," Gillian whispers, affected.
Luka is in what passes for the lounge, looking so hideous. The opposite of hot. And he's sweating. I bet he smells. Yeah, that's right. He's ugly and smelly. I need a Diet Coke. As Luka rubs his foul, foul temple, Carter plops down next to him. "When did you get here?" Luka asks. "Didn't you see the graphic?" Carter replies. "Six days ago." He asks how long Luka will stay, to which Luka replies that he's not sure. He's headed back to Matanda the next day because he has patients that can't be moved; he only came back this time to get supplies. Carter acts sort of disappointed that Luka didn't greet him with more fanfare.