Inside, Doug and Mark are wheeling Discharged Passenger toward a trauma room when Lydia runs up to tell Doug that a kid with a temperature of 105° is seizing. Doug takes off to attend to him, and Lydia joins Discharged Passenger's gurney. As they hurry down the hall, they pass Deb "Once and Future Jing-Mei" Chen, who's holding a tray of something; she asks the passing group something about Benton, but no one answers, and Lydia brushes past her too close, shoving Chen out of the way and upsetting her tray. Slapstick?
In a trauma room, Haleh bustles in as "Brown-Eyed" Susan Lewis orders, "Give her three of morphine." "Make it five," Peter "Big Momma's Boy" Benton overrules, adding, "Call x-ray down here, stat!" Funny. They would say Radiology now, I think. I guess the writers figure we're smarter now. Mark comes through the adjoining door and calls Susan in to attend Discharged Passenger. The camera pans to show that, duh, Mrs. Benton is on the bed. John "Lil' Bow Wow" Carter is standing to her right as Mrs. Benton moans to "Petey" that "it hurts!" Benton impatiently bats Carter out of the way to examine his mom; she keeps slapping his hands away from her. Benton orders a bunch of x-rays. Carter adds, "What about a C-spine?" Benton barks at him to "get the hell outta" there (heh). Carter -- who, by the way, is wearing an argyle cardigan vest which has the unfortunate effect of making him look like a young fogey -- throws up his hands in an exasperated gesture, and Susan tells him to come with her into the next room...
...where Mark and his posse are working on Discharged Passenger. Lydia drawls that "he's bleeding somewhere." Chen comes in and gloves up, asking what Benton's doing. Carter says that Mrs. Benton broke her hip. The rest of the room groans in commiseration, and Lydia informs us all, "That's bad at her age." Whereas if you break your hip at twenty-six, it can actually be good for you. Not. Mark drones some orders, and then prompts the med students: "Carter, Deb? Guy's out of it. Primary survey's done. Now what do you get?" "Get a CT?" Carter guesses. Mark makes a buzzer sound to indicate, as humiliatingly as possible, that Carter's wrong. Lydia answers for Carter: "Narcan, 0.8." Mark says, "And then you gotta get the --" "Glucose, eighty-five," Lydia replies. "Get smart nurses and nod sagely," Susan dryly tells Carter. Hee!
Lily enters Mrs. Benton's room, where Benton is still calling out orders. Haleh goes to unbutton Mrs. Benton's housedress, but she pushes at Haleh's hands and feebly protests, "No, no, no! Don't take it off!" Benton screams at the room at large to get the Chief of Orthopedics "off his ass" and to the hospital immediately. Haleh gently tells Mrs. Benton, "We need to undress you." "Please!" she quavers. "Not in front of Petey!" Benton, working furiously, is oblivious to this exchange. Haleh quietly says Benton's name a couple of times before he glances up and snaps, "What?" Haleh explains, "She doesn't want to be naked in front of her son." This possibility had apparently not crossed his mind, and he backs away, stammering that he'll be outside. Mrs. Benton nods and cries.