Gil is dying. "Why tell me all that if you're not going to fight!" Elizabeth yells at him. "You have a daughter who needs you, dammit!" Yeah, we know, thanks. She tries everything, including changing the leads on the paddles, but it's no use. Gil is deader than David E. Kelley's talent. "God, I hate this," Elizabeth curses.
Luka promises Matilda that they'll attend to her every need until such time as she's wheeled into surgery. She's scared, the old coot. "You'll be fine," he assures her. "No wedding ring," she notices. "A good-looking man like you?" Luka frowns, embarrassed. Matilda goes on and on about how she's a lonely old woman with no family, but at least now there's less of a stigma attached to spinsters. As a never-been-a-mom, maybe she's a DMOW variant -- Delinquent Mother of the Week #6: The Selfish Egg-Hoarder. Matilda sighs that all that spare time made her a killer chess player. Luka listens patiently, then merrily challenges her to a game. Matilda is charmed, as would I be if Luka was offering to attack my pieces.
Yosh dumps another Weaver duty on Susan: She's got to cover a finance committee meeting. Susan's pissed that she's Kerry's whipping girl simply because she's been Touched by a Weavus. "Dr. Lewis," Gallant calls out. "I used to think that would be so cool to hear," Susan sighs tiredly. Gallant bounds up and informs her that Melody's toxicology tests showed an aspirin overdose. Susan, confused, remembers that Melody's a nurse, and would therefore know that it's not safe to take twenty aspirin, but that it's also not enough to kill her. "Do me a favor -- pull her medical records," she decides. So, wait. They treat people for mystery ailments, or even non-mystery ailments, without studying their files or patient history? Is that normal? That scares me. It's like writing the thesis first and then researching it.
"Dr. Lewis?" someone calls. Groaning, Susan whirls, only to see Chen and Nursie cooing over Rex and trying to name him. "Don't ask me," Susan says flatly. "I named my dog Puddles. Talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy." They all laugh at Susan's urinary misfortune. Except, I thought she named her pet dog Happy. Maybe I'm remembering wrong, and Happy wasn't a dog. But, I think it was. I'd also, in light of the next exchange, like to point out that in the same paragraph to which I just linked, I made a crack about Carter preferring really pretentious names. Damn, I'm good. Carter appears, because he can. "Which do you like -- Percy or Oliver?" Nursie asks. "Rudyard," Carter replies. Chen groans. "What's the matter with Rudyard?" Carter wonders cluelessly. Oh, honey. Go back to prep school.