HMO Husband asks Carter if they really have to take his wife to the ICU. Carter explains that, until the contraindicated medication clears her system, HMO Wife needs to stay on a continuous breathing treatment for twenty-four hours. HMO Wife removes the medicated-mist tube from her mouth to apologize for making "such a fuss." Yosh reassures her that the ICU will take good care of her, and she says that they did last time after her operation. Carter asks about her operation, but she can't remember the name of the procedure -- she only knows they "took something out of" my stomach. HMO Husband asks if that would make a difference now, and Carter says he'll check the old chart. The HMOs get into the elevator, and Carter tells Randi as she buzzes past that he's going to Medical Records.
Luka and Carol at Wrigley, eating hot dogs. No comment. Carol attempts to explain the infield-fly rule to Luka, who correctly guesses that she's talking out of her ass (in all fairness, I had to look it up myself), at which point Carol jokes, "Can we go now?" and reminds him that she still doesn't have a car. As they walk up the steps to the exit, Luka says that his first mode of transportation "was a tractor," a confidence which Carol greets by snorting; Luka says that when he was eleven or twelve, his grandfather, a farmer, let him drive the tractor until he mowed down a couple of fences and one of his grandfather's cows. Carol asks if Luka's father was a farmer too; no, Luka's father was a train conductor. More quaint "PBS Presents: A Croatian Childhood"-type reminiscences -- L'il Luka riding on his father's lap, L'il Luka and his brother raising hell in the train cars, blah dee blah. Carol asks if Luka spent a lot of time with his father. Luka says he did, and asks the same of Carol, and she tells him that her dad died when she was little and she never really knew him, and Luka says, "I'm sorry," and Carol says, "Yeah, so am I." They pause at the top of the seating section, and Luka says, "It must make you think about Kate and Tess -- about their knowing their father." We don't know how much Carol has told Luka about The Doug Situation, but this comment seems kind of intrusive. Carol looks away and tucks her hair behind her ear: "Yeah, I guess." Then she looks back at him: "But you would know what they're missing more than I do." We've seen some spirited debate on the forums as to what Carol means by this, but for the record, I think she means that Luka knew his father and she didn't know hers, so Luka would know what the twins are missing and she wouldn't so much; I don't think she's referring to Luka's children here. Anyway, after regarding him for a moment, Carol brings him back on task: "Are we going to buy a car, or are we going to buy a car?" Luka gives her a big dramatic eye-roll and says, "We are going to buy a car."