Abby walks into Trauma Yellow as Pratt and Luka gown up to perform a DPL (which I'm going to look up later, but I'm going to assume is some sort of lavage, based on what happens next). Pratt says they hardly do them anymore, because it's archaic. Luka thinks CTs have made doctors lazy, and that DPL is a more highly sensitive test under these circumstances. Pratt reminds him that Dubenko didn't want them touching his patient. Luka says DPL is "safe, it's faster, and it's indicated in penetrating thoracic injury." Lysander asks if there is always this much debate, and Abby pipes up that it's only for the really important stuff. Lysander is excited. Abby says she's stealing their rapid infuser, and Luka tells her to send Darlene in to watch the procedure. Luka explains to Lysander that they are going to make an incision in his belly, and then run a liter of saline through. If the fluid is clear, Lysander is fine, but if there's any blood in it, he needs an operation. Lysander thinks it makes sense. Pratt says again that Lysander's not their patient, and that Dubenko will freak out.
Carter walks into the break room, where Susan is drinking coffee. He reports that Arrowbelly went up to the OR. Susan is quiet, and it's awkward. Carter says he was never in a fraternity. He stops and apologizes to Susan for not being the best team player. Susan sighs with relief that they're apologizing, and says she was out of line, because even though she's juggling a lot, she shouldn't have taken it out on Carter. She totally should have! He was being a dick. Carter says it was lot easier being a resident, because the Attendings made all the tough calls and protected them from administrative crap. Susan says it didn't seem that way at the time, because "students want to be residents, residents want to be Attendings." That's why I've learned (at my day job) to just realize that I like my current job instead of bucking for promotion. I'll take quality of life over money any day. At least while I make enough money to fund my opulent lifestyle (e.g. buy Pop-Tarts by the case and keep my dog in rawhide bones). Carter says that Attendings just want to be left alone. He smiles at Susan as he walks out, and she smiles back.
Wendall tells Carter that she's not consulting for the ER for the rest of the day. Carter asks who is covering, and Wendall says that no one is: "The ER's blacklisted." Can she do that? Carter is shocked. Wendall is pissed that doctors only listen to other doctors, and tells Carter to call a candy striper if they need someone to keep a patient company. Yeah, but then the candy stripers will try to pass it off on the Girl Scouts who are volunteering that week, who will just fuck off and go eat some cookies, and then where will we be? Carter watches Wendall walk away and blinks in surprise.