Neela prepares to present a case to Luka. "She speaks English pretty good," the patient tells Luka. "Better than you, in fact," Nella says smoothly, without missing a beat. Go Neela! The case itself isn't that interesting, so I'll skip it. Romano interrupts them by loudly shouting, "Is that Pratt in there with Lewis?" We see the back of a head. Neela, confused, corrects that it's Gallant. "Oh, I always get those two mixed up," Romano says. "Must be the goatee." Neela winces. So do I. Someone on the forum suggested that perhaps Romano is making an allusion to the fact that Pratt's skills should be more advanced than Gallant's, but aren't, and therefore they're indistinguishable as doctors; if that is the case, it's badly executed, because I doubt most people would look past the surface to see that, and anyway, I doubt the writers put that much thought into the quip. So in sum, TPTB can congratulate itself on the birth of yet another racist-sounding asspump. The focus shifts back to Luka, who tells Neela to discharge the patient and call him if his lab tests come back with anything. Romano -- happy that Luka's clearing triage so quickly -- snarks, "We ought to send the whole staff to the dark continent." Yeah, starting with you and Frank, C-3PO.
Pratt coasts by asking where his surgical consult is. Romano hitches his high horse to the scruff of Pratt's neck and trots them into the patient's room, sassing that the supposed bowel obstruction is nothing more than an ileus that requires no surgery. "Do not pass go, do not occupy another bed, and do not continue waiting for Dr. Godot to come down from Surgery!" he steams. Pratt argues that he'd rather be sure, so Romano starts to perform a cursory and crabby surgical consult until a figure in a white coat emerges from the background. "Hi," says Abby "Old School" Lockhart. "Nice costume," Romano snaps. Abby stops their argument in its tracks by announcing that she's returned to med school, she's on her surgical rotation, and she's here for the consult. The hell? No one in the ER noticed that they were down a head nurse? That "I'd hate to lose you" anvil from Kerry broke my foot, and yet I'm denied watching her head explode when Abby gives notice? I call shenanigans. Romano looks totally appalled. "You waited three and a half hours...for Abby?" he seethes. Abby lets a secret little smile flit across her face. We fade to black wondering why, despite being happy that she's changed her career, she took pleasure in that particular insult.