Now that Rex is in his death throes, it's Luka's time to shine. Regina begs him to do anything (oh, he will -- he'll finish him off, don't you worry), but no one's really breaking their necks to revive Rex, because everyone apart from Regina knows there's no point. Lisa asks whether there's a heartbeat, and Luka says there isn't, and asks Lisa if she wants to call the time of death. "Oh, God!" Regina sobs. Joseph asks if that's it, and Lisa nods and says, "Time of death --" Rex, having no sense of occasion whatever, chooses this opportunity to resume breathing; Regina notices and calls out that he's still alive. Luka confirms that he's got a heartbeat again. Rex, dude, enough. You are scaring me. Die, already.
In an anguished phone call, Weaver reaches Glenda's brother Danny, who, despite her advice, chooses to put Glenda on a respirator. Danny, you SUCK. He doesn't even want to speak to Mrs. Glenda, when Weaver offers her the phone. Mrs. Glenda looks sad.
Hee! Romano calls Dr. Dave "Malatucci" and asks whether he's seen the OIG officer in the ER. Dr. Dave asks, "Who?" and Romano exposits, "Deputy Inspector General, regulates our Medicare compliance? I heard she was snooping around." Dr. Dave asks, "Short battle-axe, no sense of humour?" "That's her," Romano replies. "Curtain Two," says Dr. Dave, and goes off to cash a very small cheque.
In Curtain Two, said officer is confirming Benton's story with Mr. Fletcher. Romano appears at Mr. Fletcher's bedside, all hale-fellow-well-met, announcing that they're ready for Mr. Fletcher. He greets the officer (Sandy) as if he didn't know she was there, and asks why she's there, as if he didn't know. Romano plays dumb about the possible EMTALA violation, and she tells him that she got a call alerting her that County was trying to "bounce" Mr. Fletcher. Romano asks who called, and she claims it was anonymous. Romano says that "anonymous does not always equal reliable," and that he was just coming to take Mr. Fletcher upstairs, since they now have an OR ready. Sandy asks Benton whether that's true, and Benton shifts his weight from one foot to the other and dodges, "I'm sure Dr. Romano has found a room." Romano hands Mr. Fletcher his consent form, and Mr. Fletcher growls that he knows the drill. Sandy follows them toward the elevator, grilling Romano, "Please tell me you don't have policy to redirect all non-paying Medicare HMO patients." Romano replies, "How could we? We're a County hospital." Sandy adds that, as long as she's here, she'll be auditing all of County's patient transfers for the past month. Romano over-cheerily bluffs, "Audit away! No skeletons here." "I hope so," says Sandy, and leaves. Over Mr. Fletcher's bed, Benton starts to tell Romano, "I felt I had --" "Not a word, Peter. Not a single...word," Romano interrupts. Mr. Fletcher grouses, "You're not going to leave a scar, are you?" Romano tersely tells him to shut up. Big talk from such a little man.