Abby and Jake have changed into standard-issue scrubs, and Abby tells Jake that he looks ridiculous, because his pants are enormous. Jake says that they only had sizes small and extra large. Abby is so mean to him! I'm sure he feels self-conscious enough as it is. Chuny and Pratt rip on Jake as he walks in. Abby apologizes for being late. Shane West walks up and notes that Abby and Jake should wear matching outfits every day. Pratt smarms, "Victim of assault for Abby, and low blood sugar for your boy toy." Abby tries to tell him to cut it out. Frank comments, "It's rough when everyone knows you're an item." Jake suggests that he could call Abby his "item," which for some reason to me suggests "unit" and "package," although I don't think that's what he was going for.
Sam takes Elena's temperature and reports that it's 96.1 degrees. Susan offers Elena a warm blanket, which she accepts. She adds that she's thirsty, but when Neela offers her orange juice, she says that she can only have water. Benjamin Coe, Elena's lawyer, enters the room. He's played by Chip from Kate & Allie, and I'm pretending that he never played Vern's druggie creepy Neo-Nazi son on Oz, because the less said about that role, the better. Benjamin's young, and he works for Legal Aid. Benjamin asks how Elena is doing, and Susan spits that she's "malnourished and dehydrated, heading for a coma." Benjamin thinks this is good news, because it might finally get the INS to take action. Susan asks if Elena's son is an illegal alien, and Benjamin corrects her, "Undocumented immigrant." Sam is surprised to hear that they'll just send kids back without their parents. Benjamin explains that Elena has her green card, and that Elena's brother brought her son, Santiago, to the U.S. seven years ago. Susan asks how the INS got involved. Benjamin admits that Santiago was put in juvie for attempted robbery, and that as soon as his sentence was up, he was transferred to Immigration. Elena adds that her son won't last in El Salvador. Benjamin explains that the police there beat and kill gang members. Benjamin hands over the paperwork explaining Elena's wishes, which are basically that she refuses all care, even if she's unconscious. Sam asks if they can at least give her an IV, and Benjamin says very seriously, "That would be felony assault." Do you get the feeling this is Benjamin's first serious case, ever?