. . about . . . now. Carol remarks hopefully that it seems quiet, but Amira disabuses her of that notion as a gurney goes past the desk. Chuny goes to meet it, and Carol says she'll follow Chuny in a second as Luka "Just Don't Argue Anymore" Kovac gets the bullet from Doris, who has a mondo sasso new haircut. The guy on the gurney, a trapeze artist in the circus, slipped off the platform during practice, but he caught his arm in the cable, and "that's what saved him," or so the two other Flying Wallendas following the gurney tell Luka. The team hoists the injured Wallenda onto a table, and Mark comes in and mock-introduces himself to Carol, adding, "You must be the new nurse." Carol laughs, "Hi, Mark," and Mark goes to wash his hands, but the spigot just sputters and coughs up a bit of spray; nobody knows anything about it, so Mark goes to deal with the plumbing. The Wallenda's pressure crashes. Luka calls out some orders, and Carol is a little slow on the uptake, and a little defensive about that, and Luka tells her, "It's okay if you're a little rusty," and Carol snaps over-cheerfully, "I'm fine, thank you," and Luka shoots her a look designed to give her guff, and have I mentioned that the man can really wear a safety goggle? Enter Robert "Little Big Mouth" Romano, who "didn't know the circus was in town," and Luka fills him in on the Wallenda's condition and asks Carol for something, and she gets defensive again, and Romano introduces himself and yanks the Wallenda's arm out at an angle, and the Wallenda yells in pain, and the other Wallendas protest that Romano is "hurting him," so Romano orders morphine, but Luka says, "His pressure is too low," and the Wallenda speaks to the other Wallendas and they beg Romano to stop, and Romano tells the Wallenda to hang on and yells at Luka, "Kovac, get these guys outta here," and Luka tries to calm everyone down, and after a short conference, the other Wallendas each grab one of Romano's arms and drag him from the room, and Romano struggles and splutters and howls, "Call Security!" Luka tries not to smile, and as Romano makes his loudly enraged and involuntary exit, Luka and Chuny watch open-mouthed. Cue credits.
Mark tells a maintenance guy to put four liters of water at every sink. Lucy "White" Knight, all bundled up and clutching a big old cup of perkalicious coffee, asks what happened; Mark explains that a water main broke, and they can fix it, but it might take awhile. Amira comments that Lucy doesn't come on until that night, and Lucy says that Valerie Page, the bad-heart girl, called her at home. Apparently, Valerie matched with a heart donor, so she's on her way in. John "Courtesy" Carter appears, and Mark busts his chops for all the cases stacking up in chairs, and Carter says he's on the code team and got called to the cafeteria for a false alarm, and then Lily bitches to Carter that his amoebic dysentery patient just used the toilet. "So?" Carter asks. Lily reminds him that they have no water, so they can't flush. Yuck. Carter escapes to another case; Mark tells Lily to put an "out of order" sign on the door and call Housekeeping. Then he tells Amira to find port-a-potties for the ambulance bay, "and maybe some air freshener." Amira looks nonplused.