Mrs. Lomax storms up to the front desk. "Thank you for calling," she says to a scared-looking Abby, in a tone that seems to say that at least Abby admitted to screwing up. "Where are they?" Mrs. L wants to know. Abby thinks DD went up to the cafeteria, but she can take Mrs. L to Jessamyn. She has the grace to look sheepish as she gathers up some files and starts to lead the way. They walk past Kerry, who looks surprised but doesn't say anything, and up to the door of Delia's room, where through the window they see Jessamyn and Delia laughing together. Instead of leaving well enough alone, Abby says in a huffy tone of voice, "Everybody wants this, Mrs. Lomax." They exchange a look. Then Abby looks at Kerry, who looks back at her and smiles a little and takes the x-ray she's looking at down from the light board. Abby looks down. I guess we assume that Mrs. L gives in and okays the procedure, but the plot ends here, at least for this episode.
Kerry starts to crutch away, then sees Edgar and stops. They wave at each other; Edgar gives her a mischievous grin. Kerry crutches off. The hell?
It's nighttime now, and Luka and Carol sit on the hood of her car, waiting for a tow truck. We enter mid-convo as Luka asks, "A lemonade stand?" and Carol describes how she and her friends would set up a card table at the curb with a sign that said "ten cents a glass." Damn, that's bargain lemonade -- my best friend and I charged at least thirty cents. Anyway, Luka smiles, and Carol says, "Of course, it wasn't as lucrative as the chicken-and-cow trade. If we made a dollar fifty we were riding high." Luka points out that a lemonade stand is "less clean-up" than the chicken-and-cow trade. "True," Carol says; Luka watches her intently, and she smiles and says she looks forward to that "for Kate and Tess, you know, when that's the most important thing in their world, when all they think about is did they put in enough sugar, and when the next car is driving by." During the first part of this, Carol looks out into the middle distance, but towards the end, she starts to gaze at Luka, and she gets that cross-eyed flirty look on her face. Luka whispers, "Yeah," and looks down, and then he looks back at her to find that she's still giving him The Look. She breaks the tension momentarily: "I expected the tow truck to be here by now." Luka says softly, "But then, nothing has gone as expected today." He starts to laugh, but Carol's got him in the tractor beam; she gives him that short-focus look from the eyes to the lips and back to the eyes, and she leans in and kisses him lightly, and then she turns to the camera and says, "Hey, Sars? Boom! I got your boyfriend!" Okay, she didn't do that. Actually, Luka lifts his hand to her face and they start kissing in earnest, and we fade out on them smooching. I dreaded that, but it wasn't so bad, really.