Downstairs, the camera's all arty diagonal as Weaver continues shocking Watts. Which is ironic, under the circumstances. Dr. Dave comes back in to start CPR, and sends Carter out.
Carter follows Benton with the bed, as Benton updates Carter on the state of the patient. Carter apologizes, but explains that he's not allowed to push controlled substances. Benton snarls that the patient was about to arrest, and Carter insists, "It's part of my diversion agreement." Benton declares, "You know what? Sometimes you make exceptions." "No exceptions," Carter replies. "Well, then you don't need to be in there," says Benton. "What?" sniffs Carter. Second base! Benton goes on, "If you can't treat a patient, you don't need to be in the room." Carter says he didn't make the rules, and Benton says, "You know, sometimes you've got to use your own judgment." Carter says, again, "It's non-negotiable! If I push the Versed, I'm out of here!" Benton asks, "How long has it been? Eight months?" Looking away, Carter semi-lies, "Yeah." Benton huffs, "This is ridiculous. I'll talk to Weaver." Malik shows up with an x-ray for Benton, and Carter tells Benton not to bother Weaver with it: "I'll handle it. It'll just piss her off, anyway." Benton replies, "Yeah, well, you know what? I'm pissed off." He pulls the bed into the elevator adding, "You should be pissed off." Carter says it's his own problem, and Benton clichés, "No, Carter. It's everybody's problem." As the doors slide shut, Carter begs, "Just don't talk to Weaver. Please?"
Elsewhere, Ernesto continues to die. In fact, he asks Chuny exactly when he's going to die, and Luka says it'll be in about a week, from infection; his body won't be able to keep the bacteria out. He'll also suffer a severe fluid imbalance, and possible kidney failure. And, on top of that, they'll have to intubate him. Before they stick the tube down his throat, he asks if they can find his wife. Luka asks whether he has a number for her, but Ernesto says that she's in Guatemala, and there's no phone there. Ernesto tells Chuny that he has $520 in a little box by his bed; he lives in a garage at 395 Londale Street. He asks Luka if he can get they money to his wife, and tell her what happened to him. Luka says he will. Ernesto asks Luka also to tell his wife that he loves her very much. It's all very sad and quiet.