Wicked Ugly Braces Kid, who has a cut on his cheek and blood on his shirt, says to Kovac, "I don't get this -- you're a regular old doctor, but you don't work here." Kovac explains that he does work there, but only when they call in a moonlighter. "Because you're from another country?" Braces Kid prompts him. "No," Kovac says patiently, "because I only work here from time to time, when they need me." Kovac and Braces Kid continue to debate Kovac's exact job -- Braces Kid seems to be worried that Kovac doesn't know what he's doing -- and finally Braces Kid figures out that Kovac is "like a sub." Then Braces Kid asks, "What kinda accent is that?" "Thick," Kovac answers. I would have said "the kind that makes clothes melt off," but I'll throw a "heh" in here anyway -- heh.
Meanwhile, the paramedics bring in a crying baby; apparently, the neighbors heard him wailing and called the cops. Jeanie "Haven't I Suffered Enough?" Boulet asks if he and his mom, who came in at the same time, have any known relatives, and the paramedic says that the mother, who has end-stage AIDS, lived alone with the boy. Jeanie asks if the boy has HIV, but the paramedic doesn't know; then Jeanie orders a bunch of IV medicine and tests on the mother and walks over to check on the baby. Finch examines the baby and orders tests, and Jeanie asks, "Pneumonia?" and Finch says yes, probably, and Jeanie then asks if Finch plans to order an HIV test, and Finch says they can't without consent from that mother, which isn't going to happen. Jeanie worries about whether the baby has the virus, but Finch repeats that they can't order the test without the mother's or the court's permission. Then Finch mutters, "HIV positive, goes ahead and has a baby, no sign of any support -- what was she thinking?" Jeanie sort of flinches and gives Finch a resentful look as Haleh comes in with X-rays on Michelle, and she tells Finch to go see Michelle and she'll fill out the labs on both the mother and the baby. Finch leaves, and Jeanie gives the lab orders to Haleh, but before Haleh leaves, Jeanie stops her and orders an HIV test on the baby anyway. Gee, I never would have seen that coming. Well, except for the "never" part.