Abby gives George one more chance to accept treatment that would stop the hemorrhaging. "Will it cure my cancer?" he asks. Abby smiles at him, getting the point. George shakes his head. "You're sure?" she asks. "Yes," he says. This actor actually does a pretty good job. You can see the agony and the anticipation in his eyes as he knows that, scary as it is, this is the right thing. Congrats, George -- death is an option. You're saved from ever having to make the choice, "Roseanne Barr, or Courtney Love?" George is still a little scared, begging Abby to stay with him; she promises she will, but then gets called away to see another patient. Abby is torn, unsure whether to go with her heart or her head. It's the nurse in her that wants to see this through the way she always has been able to do. Haleh notes this and pipes up comfortingly, "I'll be here, George." Abby thanks her, but gets in one last promise that she'll return.
Chen watches Pratt's eyelids flutter open. She quickly tells him that he's been intubated, lest Pratt wonder why, for the first time in their joint history, he is the one with something massive down his throat. He wants a pad and pen, so Chen summons a nurse; Pratt scrawls a note and hands it over to her. "I have a shift at 8 AM," she reads with a smile. "Well, you're late," she starts to joke lightly. "It's already noon." But as soon as the words are out, concern washes over her face and she leans back onto her pillow to continue watching him. ...Whoa, the first time, I accidentally typed that she was washing him, and wow, am I happy we were also spared THAT WaterCam scene.
Abby scribbles things onto the board. Luka smiles at her. "That coat suits you," he says quietly. He's sort of right, but as Wing Chun pointed out, she shouldn't have chosen one without lapels because it makes her look very matronly. ["Susan should quit wearing them, too." -- Wing Chun] "Thank you," she grins at him. A nurse interrupts that Luka has a collect call, and he goes off to take it, baffled.
Neela appears in fresh scrubs and cheerfully invites Abby to breakfast. Abby wonders half-seriously if Neela moved into County. "I slept in the call room," she admits. "I [already] gave up my apartment." Abby wants to know if Pratt and Chen are okay. "Greg's not up," Neela says. Silence. "Well, it's only been a couple hours," Abby attempts.