Suddenly, Finch comes tearing down the hall and tells Mark that Laura's crashing. Mark takes off, asking Finch what happened. Finch says that she slumped over and stopped breathing. Mark curses himself, saying he knew he should have Heparinized. In the trauma room, Mark starts calling out orders, including telling staff to paralyze Laura. Finch indicates Laura's limp wrist and says she doesn't think they have to paralyze her, after all. Everyone works on her. Finch determines that Laura has no muscle tone in her legs, either. Mark wearily announces, "The blood clot knocked out the corticospinal tract. She's a quadriplegic." Finch looks blank, and then suggests using TPA to bust up the clot. Mark rejects the idea: "Not after a car crash. She has pulmonary contusions -- she could bleed into her lungs." Randi appears at the door to tell Mark that she took a message from Dr. Alexander, saying that she would come to see Laura. Mark tells Randi to forget it: "She stroked out." Randi has no reaction, and leaves.
Det. IA is confirming that Benton heard Officer Kimball asking Mrs. Howard to drop the gun. Benton says he did. Det. IA asks what happened next. Benton replies, "Mrs. Howard was startled, and she raised the gun." Det. IA asks whether she pointed the gun at anyone in particular. Benton says that there were other patients around, but that Mrs. Howard didn't point the gun at anyone specifically. Det. IA puts on his coat, and says that they'll notify Benton if they need anything else. "That's it?" Benton asks incredulously. Det. IA sarcastically asks whether there's anything Benton would like to add. Benton spits, "Yeah! They could have grabbed the gun." Det. IA asks what makes Benton say that. Benton explains, "She was a frail, frightened, demented, elderly woman. She didn't know where she was or what she was doing." "But she still could have fired it," Det. IA observes. Benton concedes, "Maybe." "But?" Det. IA prompts. "They didn't need to shoot her," Benton concludes. Det. IA stares for a moment, and then leaves.