A mightily pissed Corday bursts into Romano's office. He notes that it took her twenty minutes to come see him, and says he's shocked because he thought it would be "five, ten, tops." She coldly asks him what this is about. He wheedles her some more: "No 'Thank you, I'm honoured'? No 'Hope I don't disappoint'?" She tells him everyone thinks he's serious, and he says that's because he is; the way he figures it, he's bound to "ruffle a few feathers" as Chief of Staff, and he needs her to help smooth things over. She asks why he didn't offer her the job privately. He says there would be no fun in that, and adds that he knew she'd take it. She reminds him that she hasn't taken it. He asks if that's a "no." She doesn't say anything, and he says, essentially, that he thought so, and that even if she views him as "a loathsome toad," she is pragmatic, and that her ambitious nature would decide the issue, since this isn't a job offer she should have any right to expect for another five or six years. She says that isn't the point. He says that the point is a fast-track career in which she'd have freedom in the OR, the chance to make her own schedule, and a bunch of other things that sound pretty good to me, particularly after all the crap she had to go through when she was bounced back down to intern last year. Finally, he says that the fact that all the good comes with the "minor annoyance" of having to deal with him shouldn't be a prohibitive consideration. Very carefully, she says, "I don't view you as a loathsome toad, Robert." Genially, he replies, "I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that, Elizabeth." Heh. She has to take it, obviously. Come on!
In the nursery, Jeanie plays with Carlos, who is still criminally adorable. Kit says it's time for his cocktail. Jeanie asks if there have been any side effects, and the answer is no, and that he's doing better in every respect. Beaming at him as Kit gives him his medication, Jeanie looks happier than she ever has since she's been on this show. Kit says, "Such a good boy. I'm going to miss you!" This pulls Jeanie up short, and she asks if he's being discharged. Kit says that DCFS will be there soon, and that he's going not to a foster family, but to an "emergency intake centre." Jeanie shakes her head and says he needs foster care: "One-on-one nurturing." Kit says that the intake centre is only temporary, and that they'll find a foster family soon. Skeptically, Jeanie asks, "Someone who'll want to adopt an HIV baby? That mother is not going to pull through." Kit tells Jeanie that Carlos's mother died yesterday.