"What was that about?" Carter whispers suspiciously. Abby coughs that she was about to tell him everything, and hands over a copy of Eric's medical records. "I said we were treating him," she confesses. Carter lists the things she'd need -- Eric's signature and a written statement from his doctor -- and as he speaks, locates both items, which Abby had forged. He's stunned to see his own name involved. "You forged my name, too?" he asks, softly. "Do you know how much trouble we could get in for this?" Abby just urges him to read the file, but Carter won't, so she gives him the skinny: Eric took a leave of absence for post-traumatic stress disorder after a near-miss incident as an air-traffic controller. He was in therapy, but not medicated. Carter insists that in a high-stress job, such things happen, and drugs weren't necessarily required. "What if it wasn't PTSD?" Abby whispers, convinced that Eric's turning bi-polar. Carter insists Eric's too old; Abby swears that if he was depressed six months ago, he's now cycling into a manic phase. "Why didn't the Air Force catch it?" Carter sighs, exasperated. Abby triumphantly, if a bit sadly, reveals her ace, which is that Eric lied to the Air Force about his family's history of depression. "He's lying to his doctors," she says. "Like you did to get those records," Carter says importantly. And as irritating as that remark came off, I have to agree that Abby acted a bit stupidly. Couldn't she have called as Eric's next of kin?
Nathan walks in on Susan, who is filling out the final death paperwork for her swollen-scrotum patient. Evidently, size does matter: It kills. "I thought this was a surgical consult," he says, confused. "It was," she sighs. Malik says the fat lady sang. "Fat man," corrects Susan. "We did everything but order him a deep-dish pizza." Malik chortles, "Say no to drugs and double-bacon cheeseburgers." Nathan gets all self-righteous about how the poor guy couldn't control his size. "Certainly not if he was running downhill," Susan snickers. Nathan turns to leave and she apologizes for offending him. "I'm having a really bad day," she frets. "Not as bad as him," Nathan says humorlessly. Aw, man. Bring the funny to Nathan, please. This show's making his character insufferable and overly moralistic. They bring a Parkinson's character to the show and make him completely fucking irritating. The only reason he's not unwatchable is because Cheadle is one talented man.