Romano breezes, "Yeah, sure. Anything but Legaspi." Weaver tells him he's making a mistake. Romano says, "My main mistake was not firing her three months ago when I first found out." Weaver seizes on his slip: "Found out what?" "That she is incompetent!" Romano covers. Weaver snorts, "That's not what you were going to say." Romano makes a stupid crack about Weaver's being a mind reader. Weaver asserts, "You're trying to get rid of her because she's gay!" Romano sniffs, "Of course I'm not! That would be wrong, or at least politically incorrect. I want to get rid of her because she's a pain in the ass." "Like Maggie Doyle was?" Weaver asks. Point to Weaver. Romano makes a face and tells her to stop right there. Weaver shrills, "And avoid your history of discrimination? If you don't rethink this, Robert, there's a good chance you'll be the one out of a job." They duck into a doorway, standing very close to one another. Romano puts his hands on his hips and declares, "Dr. Legaspi has demonstrated not only poor judgment, but a reckless attitude toward her patients, contempt for her colleagues, and a blatant disregard for authority. She's out. She's fired. End of discussion." Thinking he's had the last word, Romano bangs into the men's room, in front of which they've been standing. Weaver crutches right on in after him and, sounding like it's draining the will out of the rest of her body to say it, announces, "If she goes, I go." "What?!" he snaps. "You heard me," Weaver says. Romano incredulously asks, "Are you giving me an ultimatum, Kerry?" They talk over each other, as she insists she will walk out the door if he doesn't back off, and he bellows that he doesn't respond well to ultimatums. Romano wheels around and barks, "You had better choose your battles very carefully! You are the Chief of Emergency Medicine, not the County's lesbian advocate!" Weaver calmly (but loudly) says, "That's where you're wrong, Robert, because I am both -- I am the Chief of Emergency Medicine, and I am a lesbian, and if you pursue this matter any further [getting louder and more agitated], I will take it to the County Board of Supervisors, the ACLU, the press, and anyone else who will listen, so I suggest you choose your battles very carefully!" Oh, no she di-in't! Wow. I did not see that coming. No, I really didn't! Romano, obviously, is completely gobsmacked and can't respond. Weaver stomps out, gets into an elevator, and steadies herself against the side. As the door slides shut, she gently puts her hand over her mouth, clearly wondering whether that actually just happened.
Episode Report CardWing Chun: C+ | 310 USERS: C+
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