In the trauma room, Chen and Lily are working on a ten-year-old girl in anaphylactic shock. To make a long recap marginally shorter, they need to do a fiberoptic intubation. Chen goes to do it but doesn't do it quite as quickly as Carter would like, so he very rudely shoves her out of the way to bag the patient instead, and then Chen pouts.
At his apartment, Mark ushers the nurse, Mrs. Fredriksson, out the door, apologizing for Holling and assuring her that he'll be better tomorrow. She testily replies that he couldn't be any worse. From within, we hear David "Holling" Greene yelling, "Is she gone?" Mrs. Fredriksson makes a "well, I never" face and continues on her way.
Inside, Holling leans in the kitchen doorway looking way, way more frail than he did last week; he's using both a cane and an oxygen tank. Mark tells him he'll be lucky if Mrs. Fredriksson comes back, and Holling sneers, "Speak for yourself." Mark says that they need her, and that someone has to be home when Mark can't be. Holling reminds him that Mrs. Fredriksson's presence wouldn't be required if Mark had let Holling go to the hospice as Holling himself had wanted. The camera pulls back to show a wider view of the living room, which is now dominated by a hospital bed. Various other boxes lie around the room; as they talk, Mark busies himself by unpacking them. Mark points out that if Holling were at the hospice, he'd be surrounded by strangers, but Holling argues, "They don't get much stranger than Nurse Von Bulow," and complains that the room looks like a "damn hospital" and that all the gear must be expensive. Mark, still unpacking boxes, tells Holling not to worry about that. Holling asks what Mark's taking out of the box, and Mark tells him it's a portable toilet. Horrified, Holling gasps, "You got me a -- a Johnny-on-the-Spot?" Mark wearily assures him that it's "just for convenience," but Holling declares that he has no intention of "taking a dump in [Mark's] living room," and that he's "not a damn invalid" and "can still make it to the bathroom." By now, Holling is quite agitated and is having trouble breathing, so Mark puts his arm around him and leads him to a chair, getting him some albuterol and promising to return the portable toilet.
Lisa walks through the desk and out to chairs, where Kerri's husband is waiting to speak with her. He is played by Bradley Gregg, most widely known as Eyeball Chambers, the older brother of River Phoenix's character Chris in Stand By Me. Lisa introduces herself and tells him Kerri was "a little dehydrated and tired." He says that he was told Kerri had to be brought in by ambulance, and Lisa admits that it's true, but that that is the standard procedure when patients lose consciousness. Eyeball says, "Oh, God," and Lisa assures him that it's okay -- that Kerri had a small abrasion on her forehead, but that she mostly needed to rest. Eyeball says she overdoes it, and Lisa suggests that he look into getting Kerri some help at home. He says "yeah" in a tone that sounds more like "whatever" and asks if he may see her. Lisa takes a breath and starts lying: "She went upstairs for some tests." Eyeball asks what kind of tests, and Lisa says that since Kerri was anemic they had to do some blood work and check her heart, and smoothly suggests that she take Eyeball to see his kids. As they go, he reminds Lisa that she'd said that Kerri only needed to rest. Lisa agrees that she did say that, but that the doctors are "just being thorough." Eyeball says, "I should really be with her," and Lisa says, "That might be difficult." I don't know how she can walk around when her pants are on fire like that.