Back in Mama's room, she has been intubated and put on life support, so she's apparently in for the duration, thanks to her faithless Daughter. Susan tells Kerry they need to talk about Helen, so they leave. In the corridor, Susan lets on that she's not sure that it was entirely an accident that Helen went all Revenge of the Nerds on the popular girls. Kerry argues that it could easily be the disease, but Susan isn't so sure. "She seems disappointed that more of them didn't die," she says simply. Kerry looks alarmed, but then is called away when Yosh tells her that somebody is looking for her. Yosh then continues down the corridor with Susan, telling her that her blind date called and said he'd meet her there at the hospital. He also adds that he himself has a brother who's single. Susan's like, "Yeah, great."
And then at last, Susan gets her peaceful moment with Fugit, who is sitting in chairs. He tells her that waiting so long gave him time to "people-watch," so he doesn't mind. As she sits him down on a bed, she asks why he's got a PIC line. "Stage III-C testicular cancer," he says simply, and then gives a little nod. Why, how tragic. Who knew he'd have something terminal? Oh, yeah -- everyone and everything, including plants. And complex bacteria. And not-so-complex bacteria.
Romano drops in on the "pretty girl" from the opening, and she's pleased to see him. "I remember you -- Rocket!" she says perkily. "How'd I do?" she says. "Very, very well," he says. "'Cause you promised you'd take care of me, right?" she says. "Get some rest," he answers. Well, that's a relief. He's only 99\% prick.
Apparently inspired by this exchange, Romano heads in to talk to Anspaugh and once again beg for his surgical career back. Anspaugh is having none of it. Romano just wants to supervise fifth-year residents, but gets a no. Wants to be kept on the schedule "in name only," but gets a no. Anspaugh reiterates that right at the moment, his place is in teaching. Romano pouts miserably, a little thundercloud very nearly visible above his tiny, pointed head. He's such a jackass, but at least he's interesting, which is more than I can say for the rest of these saps.