Finch, Benton, and Reese take the El to her cousin's house. She remarks that Benton hasn't said a word since they left the hospital: "We can talk to each other. That's what people do in relationships." Benton reluctantly offers that he's "pissed" that Romano's docking his pay for punching Dr. Dave. This seems to satisfy Finch, who says that Benton should be furious, since Dr. Dave was way out of line, adding, "Not that I'm surprised." Benton asks her what that's supposed to mean, and she snorts, "You get docked because Malucci's a jackass. Your nephew gets crappy care because they assume he's a banger. And today our patient couldn't get her meds!" Benton wearily tells her that she needs "to stop trying to teach everybody how to be black!" Finch gives him a neck snap and scoffs that he needs to face reality: "Debbie Marlin couldn't get the pain medication she needed today because her pharmacy was in a black. Neighbourhood." Benton snaps, "You grew up in the suburbs. What the hell do you know about that woman's problems?" Finch demands, "What, and I can't relate because I wasn't poor?" Benton replies, "No, I mean, I'm just saying, you know what? I know who I am. I don't have anything to prove." Finch snips, "And I do because my mother's white?" Hee -- there's a cute shot of Reese, with only his eyes visible, watching Finch over the collar of his little parka. Benton tells Finch he didn't say that, but it's too late; she gets up and storms to the door. He tells her that this isn't their stop, but she barks, "It's mine. I don't want to see you tonight." They're on their way to her cousin's house. Save the hissyfit for after dinner, biznatch. I'm told that, at this point, Glark screamed, "She's HIGH-MAINTENANCE! Let her go!" And he was right.
Episode Report CardWing Chun: B | 288 USERS: C+
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