Commercials. Jon Bon Jovi, stat!
Gallant approaches Susan, who is standing at the vending machine while talking on her cell phone to her blind date about the fact that he doesn't eat chicken, but does eat fried tofu. She gets off the phone and tells Gallant that her date is "a vegan, whatever the hell that means." You know, it's not as if I expect great realism from this silly show anymore, but just for the record, the notion of a doctor of Susan's vintage not knowing what "vegan" means is asinine. And it's not like her bewilderment is necessary -- she could just have said what I always say, which is, "Vegans are not to be trusted." (Just kidding, vegans!) (Confidential to non-vegans: Totally not kidding.) Anyway, Fugit -- conveniently nearby -- answers her by saying, "Nothing with a face. No eggs, no meat, no dairy." Uh, cute line, Fugit, but eggs don't have a face, and neither does cottage cheese. In my experience, the "nothing with a face" rule is used by people who DON'T eat meat, fish, or chicken, but DO eat milk, cheese, and eggs. Your mileage (when speeding up to run over vegans) may, of course, vary. The whole point of a vegan is that they don't eat animal products at all, face or no face. So thanks for the sloppy writing, writers. Susan thanks Fugit for giving her this bullshit answer to something she would undoubtedly know anyway. Fugit introduces himself to her as Sean, and then she gives him whatever she just got out of the machine, because she has to go work on what's coming down the hallway, which is a very old woman with very low blood pressure. The patient is accompanied by her daughter.
Chen is counting out drugs when Pratt comes up behind her and asks for some. They have a little chat where he claims that he doesn't want to start gossip any more than she does, and then he gets sent off to see a patient. Chuny gives Chen some crap about Pratt, and then leaves. I'm sorry, what was the point of that scene? Good grief, there certainly is some raggedy-ass writing going on.