Carol goes into Mrs. O's room and asks how Mrs. O's doing. Conni murmurs that Mrs. O's resps have gone down to seven, and Mr. O asks Carol, "So she's not getting any better?" Carol allows that she isn't, saying that they've done what they can to rehydrate her and they've arranged for the hospice care; then she asks, "Where are your daughters?" Mr. O says they've gone to the cafeteria with a couple of the nurses. He begins talking about how peaceful his wife looks, telling Carol she should have seen Mrs. O two years ago and describing his wife as "alive and vibrant, always laughing." Carol smiles beatifically, but the smile fades as a hail of bricks begins to rain down on the trauma room and Mr. O says he wishes he could get back the time he missed with his wife, "traveling for work, late nights at the office, all the weekends I was prepping for trial." Tears closing his throat, Mr. O says that he kept working when Mrs. O was first diagnosed: "Do you believe that? Instead of spending time with her, I kept working." Carol mulls this over; Irony comes over and sits in my lap. After a close-up of Mrs. O's wasted face, followed by a close-up of poor sad Mr. O, Carol says she'll call social services and hustle them up.
She makes to leave, but at that moment we hear a machine flatline, and Conni says tensely, "She's not breathing." Carol comes back to Mrs. O's bedside, and she and Mr. O both call "Sheila!" into her face, as if that would actually have an effect, and then Mr. O says, "Please -- the girls aren't here -- I, I, I didn't think it was gonna happen this fast," and Carol looks around wildly for a moment before making a decision, then puts her hands on Mrs. O's shoulders and saying, "Um, Conni, can ya help me?" Conni reminds Carol gently that "she's a DNR," and Carol says that doesn't mean they can't stimulate Mrs. O's breathing; Mr. O pleads that his daughters didn't get to say goodbye. Conni offers to get Weaver, but Carol says firmly, "No. I want you to go and get Kovac, tell him I need him, and then go downstairs and get the daughters."