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.
Hathaway finds Kovac in the supply closet, putting away opened suture kits; he knows they don't save them, he says, but it seems wasteful to him to throw them away. He asks if she's okay after the delivery they just performed, and she says she feels lucky, and then she says that, whatever Greene and Weaver think, he's a good doctor. He thanks her. Oh, just sleep together already.
Outside an Italianate mansion, Carter -- wearing a tan suit that he has to have back in Matlock's closet by midnight -- meets Elaine coming out of the fund-raiser. She has a black dress on now. She leers, "What was it you said -- 'I'll be thinking of you tonight'?" Carter leers back, "I guess I meant it." He offers her a ride in his Jeep, which I seem to remember getting burnt to a crisp late last season, and suggests that they go get a drink or something, and she pulls her shawl around her shoulders and says absently, "I don't really want a...drink." Carter grins lasciviously. Oh, for the love of Pete.
Lucy gives Weaver an update on her patients and asks about any reading she should do, but Weaver blows her off, saying it might seem like favoritism if she mentored Lucy and telling her to ask Greene, "he might have some time." Chuny says that a phone call has come in for Greene, and Weaver tells her to take a message, but Chuny says Weaver should take it -- it's Greene's father, calling to say that Greene's mother has died. Weaver takes the call.
Greene. Batting cage. Corday watching. Corday making a trite comment about American males venting their anger and frustration; Greene saying, "I figured a Romano-Weaver double homicide was overkill." Corday saying she heard what he did in the meeting. Greene taking a cut at a curveball and saying, "What I did was commit career suicide, open the door for Kerry to become chief." Corday saying that speaking his mind in front of Romano took a lot of courage, and that she's proud of him because he did the right thing. Greene thanking her. Corday saying the baseball "thing" doesn't look that hard and taking a few cuts. Both of them laughing at Corday's flails in the batting cage while exhibiting not one iota of chemistry.