Pratt successfully inserts a chest tube into Lysander, who is relaxing with his arms behind his head, thoroughly enjoying the whole situation. Pratt asks how Lysander got shot. Dubenko interrupts to explain that Lysander was a character in Midsummer Night's Dream who "spent the whole play being pushed around by Puck." Dubenko asks Luka why he's doing an ultrasound on the abdomen when the wound is in the chest. Luka says that the bullet could have ricocheted. Dubenko points out that the exit and entrance wounds are aligned, so the bullet must have traveled straight through. Pratt finishes sewing in the chest tube, and Dubenko says that Lysander can go to the ICU. Lysander asks if he needs an operation, and Dubenko says no as Luka says it's not clear yet. Pratt looks at Luka like, "Did you just contradict a surgeon? Awesome!" Luka says that they can't be sure whether Lysander needs an operation without looking in his belly, and Pratt offers to call for a CT. Dubenko asks, "Why do you ER doctors radiate the hell out of people instead of trusting your own clinical judgment?" Luka says he does trust his clinical judgment, which is why he wants a CT. Pratt hangs up and reports that the scanner is down for a few hours. Luka says that if the bullet nicked the bowel, Lysander can't wait a few hours, and thus needs an immediate ex-lap. Dubenko suggests that they let the surgeons decide when surgery is needed. Lysander asks Pratt excitedly if the doctors are fighting over him. No, they're fighting over dick size, but pretending it's about you. Dubenko condescends, "Come on, Kovac. Let it go." Luka says that Lysander is his patient. Dubenko fills out a chart and says that Lysander is officially admitted to Trauma Service, and that the ER is just supporting him until a bed opens up. So now Lysander is Dubenko's patient. Dubenko concludes his little Performance of the Macho by snipping to Luka, "You can go." I still don't get the Dubenko attraction some of the forum posters have. He's weird, and kind of a dick. I can understand enjoying him as a character -- I was one of the biggest Romano fans out there. But finding him attractive? I just don't get it. But, to each his or her own.
Episode Report CardKim: B | 916 USERS: B-
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