As Gallant passes, her, Abby grabs him and says that Rudy's due in the morgue, so he needs to get the decedent packet from Frank. She then spies Luka returning from his brooding break, and flags him down on the pretense of having treated one of his patients. "Everything okay?" she pushes. "She's leaving town," Luka says curtly. He doesn't know why. "What about the baby?" Abby noses. "There is no baby," he spits, leaving before Abby can say those four little words: Next time, think, dumb-ass. But she doesn't delight in his misery.
Again with the confusion! Now, Susan chases down Abby to ask why she tried to discharge a patient prematurely. Somehow, they decide that Carter's messy writing didn't stay between the lines and confused Abby. That transparent board looks like a total nightmare. Do hospitals actually use those? They look impossible to read even at close range. Might as well use a pinned-up sheet of loose-leaf and a Bic.
As Benton arrives, fresh from court, he yells to Carter that one of his patients has returned. Sure enough, it's Ralph and Alice. "We followed our bliss," he says. "To our pick-up truck," Alice adds, glowing. She's on a gurney and has begun scratching anew; Susan offers to get her started while Carter contemplates gloating. Buoyed by his success, Carter bumps Peter in a friendly way and compliments his dapper suit, asking where he's been all day. He should check his airway for toe fungus -- last time Carter and a suit shared a plotline, Abby pulled the embarrassing "Nice suit -- who died?" routine. Ouch. RIP, Gampa Carter. Peter, in clipped tones, shares that he was in court all day. Carter asks if it was related to a patient, and Benton sort of brushes him off, but not rudely. Frank saves the moment by summoning Benton to the OR.