Back from commercials to Carter entering the room of Mrs. Wyatt -- "pyelo lady" -- and asking how long she's "been experiencing the burning." A couple of days, she says; usually she just drinks cranberry juice to get rid of it, but it didn't work this time. Carter asks Malik about fever, and Mrs. W does have a slight temperature; Carter takes a look at her throat, and just then Yosh wheels in a man who's having an asthma attack. Carter asks Mrs. W to excuse him, listens to the asthma guy's chest for about five seconds, then tells Yosh to put Asthma Guy in bed and give him Albuterol. He goes back to Mrs. W and asks her if it hurts when he touches her lower back, and when she gasps in pain, Carter diagnoses pyelonephritis (a.k.a. kidney inflammation); she asks if that's serious, and Carter makes a "nah" face and tells her she'll be fine. Chen comes in; she heard Carter had two patients, and she offers to help, but Carter says he's got it and asks Asthma Guy if he's gone on steroids before. "Last year," AG says, "for a few weeks," so Carter orders prednisone and continuous nebulizer treatment, then turns his attention back to Mrs. W, asking her when the symptoms started. Chen again offers to pitch in, but Carter says he's fine and asks if Mrs. W has any allergies, and she says she gets hives from sulfa; then Carter leans over to AG and asks which inhalers he uses. Chen looks worried at this juggling act, but she leaves the room, only to stop at the window and look in on Carter; from Chen's POV, we see Carter asking, "Any chance you're pregnant?" and when AG answers, "No," Carter laughs, and in the foreground of the shot, Chen looks apprehensive.
In Mrs. O's room, Mr. O tells Kerry that he got scared when his wife wouldn't wake up, so he called 911. Kerry reassures him that he did the right thing: "She's dehydrated." Mr. O tried to get Mrs. O to drink more, but "sh-she's so weak she can't swallow, she can hardly hold a straw." Carol enters with a chart and hands Mrs. O's labs to Kerry, who tells Mr. O that Mrs. O's liver isn't making clotting factors; when Mr. O asks what that means, Kerry tells him, "It's a sign of severe liver failure." Mr. O, fighting tears, asks if there's anything they can do. No, not really, Kerry says, besides make her comfortable. Mr. O covers his eyes with his hand and struggles to control his emotions before saying, "So this is it?" Kerry waits a moment before answering quietly, "I think probably so." Mr. O covers his eyes again, heaves a sigh, and asks where his girls have gotten to; Carol says a couple of nurses are minding them in the lounge. Mr. O says, "Do everything you can -- I, I don't want her to suffer, please." "Of course not," Kerry murmurs.