In the pedes ward, Jeanie checks on the Ortega baby. Kit says he's improved. The baby puts his fist in his mouth and kicks happily. I don't like kids much, but I mean to tell you that that baby is cute enough to eat. Jeanie asks about his mother, and Kit says she hasn't heard anything, except that the mother has end-stage AIDS, which she hadn't known before. Jeanie tells her to start the baby on the triple cocktail, and Kit points out, "He hasn't even been tested yet," but Jeanie says again, "Get him started, Kit." Kit gives her a knowing look before saying, "Okay." Jeanie watches the baby sucking on his fist.
Downstairs, Carter asks Randi if she's seen Greene, and Randi says Greene left for the night. Weaver asks Carter for a minute, and he says he heard that the rumor was true about Romano, and Weaver says yes, "And although I haven't made an official announcement, he's appointed me chief of the ER." Carter rubs his neck and adds, "While they keep up their endless search for somebody permanent?" Weaver corrects him, "No, actually, I am the permanent." I guess that clears that up. Boy, what a beeotch. Carter congratulates her, and after she thanks him, she summarily boots him out of the basement room she rented him because she doesn't feel it's "appropriate" to have someone from the department living there. Carter makes nonplused noises; Weaver tells him to take his time, "a week or two," finding another place.