Mark rounds a corner, where he's intercepted by Lydia. She tells him she can't find Ted's father, and that she thinks he's figuring out the truth about his dead mom. She begs Mark to talk to Ted. Mark says he will. A single high string thrums on the soundtrack. Mark tells Carter to prep Trauma One for the gunshot victim coming in. Mark passes in front of the camera, and Carter returns to the x-ray he and another doctor have been examining. This other doctor is an older woman (she played one of Elaine's J. Peterman co-workers on Seinfeld), and while she's been on this show before, she played a pathologist, not an oncologist. But, fine, whatever; I guess if I'm allowed to play fast and loose with the recap of the season's last episode, the producers can do the same with continuity. Anyway, Carter and Dr. Peterman are discussing Martin's treatment. She recommends a course of action. Carter thinks it's too aggressive. She tells him it's a rare manifestation and that Carter might want to "write it up." Carter is not cheered by this suggestion. Dr. Peterman asks whether he wants her to talk to Martin's parents, and Carter tells her Martin has none. Dr. Peterman makes a "whatever" face and takes off.
The camera follows Dr. Peterman for a moment until she passes by Ted's bed in the hall. Ted's asking Mark where his mom is. Lydia gives Mark a "you're on your own" look, and sidles off. Mark sighs heavily -- because his mind is, you know, elsewhere -- and says, "The bullet...uh, she was shot in the back. The bullet passed through her heart. She lost so much blood that her heart stopped beating." Ted continues drawing, not looking at Mark, who continues, "We opened up her chest for an emergency surgery, gave her blood transfusions. The best surgeon in the hospital did it." Ted glances up. Mark concludes, "She wasn't in any pain. She didn't suffer. We worked on her for a long time. We couldn't stop the bleeding. We couldn't get her heart to beat again. Ted, your mother died." Ted looks impassive. Mark says he's sorry. Ted tries really hard to cry. But fails.
Benton busts into Mr. Jeffries's trauma room with a bottle of water and a tiny cup of pills, ordering Finch to take them. Finch asks whether they shouldn't wait until they draw "baseline labs," but Benton basically tells her to shut her fool mouth and demands that she take them now. Behind them, Lily says she can't get Mr. Jeffries's blood pressure above 80. Benton's like, whatever, the damage is done, I stopped caring fifteen minutes ago. Finch says, "He's already drug-resistant." Benton says, "You don't have a large viral load." "He does!" Finch retorts. I don't really know what that means, but then, it's the last recap of the season, and I don't care, either. Is she saying that Mr. Jeffries has some sort of Super-AIDS strain so she shouldn't bother trying to fight it if she's got it now? I don't know. Don't email me to tell me, either, because I don't care. Machines start beeping in the background. Benton blahs about "conversion rates." Lily tells Benton that if Mr. Jeffries is to have surgery, he has to go now. Benton gives Lisa some last-minute instructions, pecks Finch on the cheek, and makes for the OR. Finch tosses back her pills.