Mark tells Michael he has a fractured hand and will require a cast. "Guess I'm lucky, it coulda been worse," Michael says, and asks about his boyfriend, Curt, the hockey-stick guy. Mark says Curt is fine and is having his forehead sutured, then says, "Actually, I'm a little concerned about you." Michael says he feels fine now, but Mark tells him his seizure came from an overdose of theophylline, and asks, "Were you trying to, uh, hurt yourself?" Michael gives the not-terribly convincing excuse that his asthma flares up when he's under stress, so he took "a few extra pills." Mark doesn't buy it and presses him, "Stress at work? At home?" Michael says he's a landscaper, so "January's a tough time -- work stops, the bills don't," then asks, "Why the third degree?" Mark explains that, "under the circumstances, I have to ask about depression," and Michael says he'd find "a better way" to kill himself if he really wanted to do that. Curt appears and asks if they figured out "what was wrong," and Michael explains what happened with the asthma medication, and Curt asks Mark if Michael will be okay, and Mark nods, "Yeah, should be," as Curt and Michael chat about finding someone new "to play left wing" and how Michael totaled the car but at least he has insurance, and Michael seems nervous during the entire exchange, and Curt whips out a cell phone and says, "We'll just get a rental." Mark looks disapproving.
Elsewhere, Romano diagnoses an older man as "full of stool." Peter looks on with zero expression as Romano announces that "Dr. Benton will see that you get an enema." Enter Lucy, who tries to approach Romano; Romano in turn tries to brush her off with "not now," but she trails along behind Romano and Benton and tells them Valerie has a fever. Romano says he didn't know that and asks if Lucy called the transplant coordinator, and when Lucy says, "Not yet," Romano tells Peter to call the transplant team and "pass on that heart." Lucy continues following the two men like a little puppy, her nappy-ass unsanitary hair flapping on her shoulders like little spaniel ears, wanting to know why they can't operate and listing all sorts of medical-testing pros that apparently overrule the con of Valerie's fever, and Romano again tries to get rid of her with "fever spells infection," but Lucy won't let him -- she thinks Valerie has an infection of her L-VAD, she did a bunch of research on it, treatment with antibiotics, you can still operate, blah blah blah fishcakes. Romano stares at her for a moment, then tells Peter to go work Valerie up. He compares Lucy to the Energizer Bunny, in that she just keeps going and going and going, and Lucy looks pleased. She's a real go-getter, that Lucy -- I wish she would go get herself a job at another hospital.