Kerry turns to face the other two and snarls at Carol, "You deliberately violated a patient's wishes." Carol folds her arms and corrects her, "No, I did what I thought was best under the circumstances." Um, same thing, Carol, so get over yourself. Oh, and by the way? Just because you still love Doug doesn't mean you can get away with acting like him. Kerry squawks that "it's not [Carol's] decision to make!" and when Luka breaks in to tell Kerry he's sorry, Kerry barks, "Damn right, you should be!" and finishes bitching Carol out as Luka hangs his head: "You're a senior member of this staff, Carol. We discussed this earlier; we disagreed [Carol actually has the gall to roll her eyes at Kerry here], I listened to your point of view, I told you exactly what I wanted done! If you can't respect my authority, then you shouldn't be working here." Tell it, girlfriend. Carol raises her chin insolently at Kerry. Kerry lowers her voice and tells them that, if Mrs. O codes again, she doesn't want either Carol or Luka "touching her -- is that clear?" and crutches off. After Kerry leaves, Carol rolls her eyes again in a getting-busted-for-a-high-school-dress-code-violation way that's completely inappropriate to the situation and says perfunctorily, "I'm sorry, Luka," but he's already leaving. She rolls her eyes YET AGAIN and whines, "Luka, don't just walk --" but trails off when he throws his gloves in the trash and keeps going out the door, and then she heaves a put-upon sigh. I know I've ridden Carol pretty hard in my recaps, and a lot of people think I give her too much guff, but really -- everything I cannot abide about the character is right there in the scene I've just written up. She's arrogant, she's self-righteous, she's full of herself, and if a woman in my employ rolled her eyes like that at me, I'd hand her face back to her on a plate. Defend her to me till you turn blue, but she used what she knew about Luka's tragic past to get her own way. We've got a word for people like that where I come from, and it isn't "nurse."
Elizabeth finds Mark in the hall. He expresses surprise at seeing her down in the ER, and she says she came down to discuss Dave with Kerry; when Mark asks what Dave did "this time," Elizabeth says she doesn't want to get into it right then, and she asks if he got his dad "sorted out." Mark says he did. Elizabeth asks, "Where is he now?" and Mark confides that actually, he's in the trunk of Mark's car: "I didn't have time to go home." After determining that Rachel is at her grandparents' house, Elizabeth draws the pearls from her pocket and hands them to Mark: "I thought you might like these back." She doesn't feel right about keeping them, she says, and when a slightly offended Mark points out that Holling gave them to her, she says she knows, and she appreciates the sentiment, but Mark should keep them to give to Rachel instead: "I was twelve once, I know what they'll mean to her." Mark's face falls, and Elizabeth tells him not to overthink it; it doesn't bode ill for their relationship that she's given the pearls back. Lydia tells Mark that they've got an acute MI on the way in, and after she walks away, Mark asks if Elizabeth still plans to come over that night. Elizabeth doesn't think so, what with Rachel staying there, but Mark tells her to come anyway and they'll figure something out: "I'll leave the light on."