Hathaway walks into the trauma room where Kovac is explaining all the machines and monitors to Michelle. Somehow, the conversation turns to water wings, which Hathaway has to explain to Kovac. The man speaks letter-perfect English, but he doesn't know what "water wings" are? Kovac tells Michelle that now they'll go find the doctor to look at her arm. St. Carol beams beneficently at them both. Whatever.
The OR. A tight close-up of Punkish Guy's neck tattoos pans out to Benton and Romano. Romano observes that, ten minutes into the operation, he hasn't heard Benton "so much as whisper an I-told-you-so." Benton chooses not to take the bait. After requesting a few things from the nurses, Romano asks in his patented Voice Of Pointed Casualness if Benton has met Charles Cameron, the guy who came to have coffee with Corday. Benton says yes, Cameron has privileges at County and does cardiothoracic cases. Romano asks if Corday is still interested in that specialty, and Benton does his patented Leftward Eye-Shift Of Mild Discomfort and says noncommittally, "I wouldn't know." Romano presses Benton to see if Corday has mentioned it lately, and Benton sighs impatiently, "No, not to me." Romano says that she hasn't mentioned anything to him either, "which is odd," because he sponsored her in the first place, and then he asks Benton's opinion on why she hasn't said anything: "I only ask you that because I know you two have been friends, you obviously know her much better than I do." Try a shovel next time, Rocket -- it'll make that digging a lot easier. Benton wonders aloud, "Dr. Romano, do all our conversations have to revolve around Elizabeth?" Word. Romano gives him a flat stare before saying pleasantly, "Well, Dr. Benton, perhaps you and I don't need to have any further conversations, at all." Benton glares at him. Romano asks for a specific suture and announces that he "will close," basically dismissing Benton. Whatever, Rocket. Elizabeth Corday does. Not. Want you. God gave you a right hand for a reason. Use it.
Greene asks to speak with Weaver as she cleans up after the last trauma; Lucy stays to write the "death note," and Yosh yells after them, for no reason I can discern, that he'll get the death kit. Yeah, Yosh, you do that, and make sure to thank your agent for getting you that totally unnecessary line. Greene, his weak chin practically disappearing into his neck, mumbles, "The rumors are true." Weaver slumps against the wall, and we can see the wheels turning as Greene adds that Anspaugh wants to get back into general surgery and spend more time with his daughter, "and Romano taking over is a possibility." Weaver says they have to fight the decision; Greene says he got Anspaugh to agree to a meeting so they can "weigh in" on whether Romano should get the job, and Weaver says, "He's not the right one for us."