Carter is erasing the board with Weaver when Luka arrives, sulking. "Nice of you to grace us with your presence," Weaver says snidely. "Family emergency. I'm back now," he retorts shortly. "I don't need you now. Go home," Weaver says. Yeah, right. Isn't County perpetually short-staffed? I mean, except when Luka's working, at which time it's absurdly long-staffed and can go for hours and hours. Luka, recognizing this, wants to put in those hours he owes, but Weaver would much rather walk around a noseless, pulpy freak than accept the help. She barks that it's not a co-op, and that Luka can just stay away next time he decides to leave mid-shift. Luka huffs to Frank that he should call the nursing administrator and tell her that Sam's never coming back. Then he stomps out. "He doesn't even have a family," Frank mutters conspiratorially to Carter. For his part, Carter looks concerned about Luka, but distracts himself by complimenting Kerry's suit. "Another court date?" he asks. "How'd it go?" Weaver stiffly replies, "Okay." I had to think back to realize that she'd have arrived straight from the tearful-plea scene.
A girl and a burly man ["You can't fool me; I recognize the voice of Bender B. Rodriguez!" -- Wing Chun] are fighting. "She's LYING, she's a drug dealer!" Burly shouts. As Weaver approaches, Malarkey introduces the two of them: Burly is a cop, and Tiffany is the alleged dealer and has "a foreign body in the vagina." Big whoop -- anyone who's slept with Luka has been able to say the same. Burly alleges that Tiff stuffed her stash up her birth canal when she got busted. "No problem. I can fish it out," Malarkey says brightly. You know he's hoping she'll let him smoke it out. Weaver snaps that he'll do no such thing, and asks the woman if she's in any pain. "No," Tiffany says triumphantly. Weaver points out that since it's not a medical emergency, doing a pelvic without consent constitutes assault. "This guy said he would [do it]," Burly says, pointing at Malarkey, who shrugs innocently. Weaver gives him a look that would shatter a bong.
Outside, Carter calls out to a departing Luka. The whole scene is shot in near pitch black, which is a technique I really hate. Realism, shmealism, people -- LIGHT YOUR SETS. God. "Something going on with Sam?" Carter asks. "She left," Luka replies simply. "To go where?" Carter asks. "I have no idea," Luka admits. "Did she take Alex?" Carter wonders. "Is she coming back?" Luka doesn't know but he doesn't think so. Silence. Luka insists that he's fine. "Say goodbye to Kem for me," he adds, patting Carter on the arm and exiting toward the camera. Carter watches him go with puffy concern.