Cut to Michael standing in a fountain of water beside a water tanker, yelling, "Somebody, help!" Chen, Carter, and Malik rush over to a prone Curt, and Carter asks what happened, and Michael shouts over the sound of running water, "He was trying to put our stuff in the trunk! We should move him!" I still don't know quite what happened, but I think Michael backed over Curt and squashed him into the water truck. Anyway, Carter says they shouldn't move him till they get the stabilizing equipment, and he tells Malik to go get an airway kit and Dr. Greene, and Chen adds that he should get the driver to turn the water off. "I thought I had it in first gear -- it just went backwards!" Michael hollers as Carter and Chen work on Curt, and Carter observes, "He's not moving much air," and Michael wails, "Curt, I'm sorry," and Carter says they've got it and asks Michael to stand back as we fade to commercial.
Get a job, Shania. You too, Maury.
Carter and Chen, soaked from the water pouring out of the truck, and Mark follow Curt into a trauma room. Carter says Curt will need a couple of chest tubes; Mark announces that he'll intubate and tells Michael he needs to wait outside. Michael watches through the trauma room's window as the team gets ready to do a thoracotomy, and Mark asks, "He just backed into him?" and Carter says incredulously, "Yeah -- actually pinned him up against the water trough." Well, that answers that question, but it brings up a new question: the captioning says "trough," but I heard Carter say "truck." Whatever. The team tries to relieve the pressure on Curt's insides, but the ThoraSeal doesn't work, as Chen explains, because the suction is generated by the flow of water, and since they don't have water, they don't have suction. Curt's blood pressure and pulse ox continue to drop, and he goes into cardiac crisis as Chen and Carter jury-rig a suction device using the maintenance guy's wet vac and a bunch of sponges. The device works, and Chen and Carter give each other "nice going" looks; Mark nods at them, "Good save." See? See how well they work together? Any bets on how long it takes them to get naked? I give it two more episodes. ["Two more episodes and a bottle of peroxide, maybe." -- Wing Chun]