Carter updates everyone on some patients and then gives the room the kiss-off and says he's about to head off to Belize. He is warned about airsickness and bugs, and then, standing over at the patient tracking board -- transparent for your Inventive Camera Work pleasure -- he asks Chen about her and Pratt. She kind of blows it off and kind of doesn't, in that way that makes you wonder why the hell they even put that conversation in the episode, considering that it is not at all interesting, and tells you nothing you didn't know from the incredibly steamy Soporific Wine Dance of Seduction Or Possibly Not of a minute ago.
An exhausted-looking Abby approaches Frank asking about an OB bed, but he changes the subject by passing the unwelcome news that her mom is on the phone. Abby makes herself scarce, telling Frank to make her apologies to the Flying Mom. As she leaves, Carter joins her, and they chat about the fact that her mother has called a couple of times, but Abby's just not up to it today. They head to the lockers, and Abby tells Carter that she's just had enough of mom's cycle of making up and making trouble. She next tells him that she took a split shift so that she could say goodbye to him. He points out rather dimly that his flight doesn't leave for quite a while, and she says, "I know," with her little do-I-have-to-draw-you-diagrams smile. He finally gets it. Or gets that he's about to get it. Get it?
Apparently, the police department has found a way around the child-labor laws, because an officer who looks to be about fifteen is interviewing Sasha the Surviving Social Butterfly while Susan and Gallant discuss her progress. Helen smashed into Sasha in the accident, but didn't die. Like many popular girls, she's stronger than dirt. She's not all that badly injured, so Susan gives some advice about stitches, and then they move on to the matter of Helen, the driver. She injured her ankle in the accident, and Gallant mentions that she "apparently lost control of her car." As they walk, Chuny comes up and directs Susan's attention to Patrick Fugit of Almost Famous, who is sitting in chairs in an ominous knit hat waiting to see someone about his PIC line. Susan says she needs a couple of minutes, and he nods his assent.