Gamma approaches the desk, dragged by her chauffeur. He claims she fainted, but Gamma pooh-poohs it as a simple dizzy spell. Susan, not recognizing her, won't let them see Carter as requested, trying vehemently to refer them to a triage nurse down the hall. Gamma wants to leave, but the driver won't budge. "John?" Gamma calls out. Susan begins to snap at her, until Carter charges over, worried, wondering what Gamma is doing there. "She fainted outside Marshall Field's," the chauffer tells him. Yeah, right. She shops at Saks or not at all. Gamma staunchly insists that she didn't faint, but Carter is clearly panicked and knows she's blowing him off. Chagrined, Susan realizes this is Carter's grandmother; he introduces them. "Terribly sorry, ma'am," Susan apologizes. Gamma smiles sharply. "Well, I guess you're only rude to strangers," she says, smiling falsely. Yeah! Go Gamma! Susan flinches as Carter leads his grandmother away.
Elizabeth wheels her patient, Mrs. Wilson, out of the OR and shouts that her surgery went brilliantly. "You're on your way to Recovery," she booms. "I need your address," Mrs. Wilson mutters groggily. "Gotta send you a thank-you note." Uh, you might want to hold onto that, because it seems it takes a few days to fully survive Elizabeth. A pretty young woman in a lab coat jogs up behind Elizabeth and introduces herself as Carmen from Infection Control. Again, no one seems worried that she's pursuing Elizabeth in front of a patient. Carmen at least has the good grace to ask for a private moment, so Elizabeth reluctantly lists some instructions for Mrs. Wilson's care and lets the nurses depart with the gurney.
And now, the "private moment" begins, right in the middle of the hallway. Carmen explains that the death of Elizabeth's patient that day triggered an investigation. "You need to be cultured," Carmen says. Elizabeth whips out her Les Miserables CD and beats Carmen over the head, screaming, "Culture this!" But apparently, Carmen just means that Dr. Corday should be tested to ensure that she's not carrying an insidious bacterium that's being transmitted to her surgical patients. Affronted, but more than a little startled, Elizabeth tries to blow off Carmen, claiming that she simply can't spare the time. Carmen politely points out that Elizabeth's surgical privileges could be revoked if she fails to cooperate, to which Elizabeth icily replies, "If you have concerns, talk to my chairmen." But Carmen already has, and got full support from Drs. Anspaugh and Romano. Elizabeth looks primed to spit nails into Romano's eye sockets, although sometimes in the Corday/Greene household, that look passes for loving concern.