Oh, God. Behind the desk, Malik tells Carol that Andrew can do "imitations," and he does an extended impression of Keanu Reeves as Ted from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Good thing that movie isn't more than ten years old. Oh wait. It is. Andrew looks a lot less cute to me now. He also claims that he mostly does improv at Second City, and that this is just his day job. Don't go quitting it, dude. Anyway, Weaver comes in to ask Malik if he's been able to reach Jeanie. He says that she told him she's not coming in. Weaver grouses that she hasn't been in all week, and tells Malik, "Call her again and tell her to come in here -- if not to work, then to explain to me why I shouldn't fire her."
Lucy "Van Pelt" Knight comes into what looks like some kind of lab. Her hair, miraculously, is in two very tight braids, which just leads me to think, once again, that someone is reading Sars's recaps. Dr. Dave, who is standing beside a burning Bunsen burner, tells her he just had a "great pickup." He starts bragging about it, but she is totally unimpressed, and tells him that the burner is still on, and that the tap he's using sticks, and he has to jiggle it. He's so busy crowing over the case that he ignores her and leaves the burner on. At the end of his narrative, she diagnoses pneumonia. In a deflated tone, he says, "Right." Lucy tells him that the patient was lucky to have Dr. Dave as her physician. Dr. Dave says, "Damn straight." At the door, Lucy pauses, and says, "Haleh told me that she heard the rhonchi on the patient; told you." Busted! Elsewhere, Haleh calls the Tribune and takes out a classified ad to announce Dr. Dave's lack of diagnostic acumen. Okay, she doesn't, but she should have.
In the trauma room, Barry has an oxygen mask over his face and is trying to talk to Mrs. Barry. She calls to Carter and says that she can't understand Barry. Carter says that he's not getting enough oxygen, which can lead to confusion and disorientation. He explains, "His lungs are very sick. Right now, our only option is to place a tube down his throat to help him breathe. But I don't know that that will be helpful." Mrs. Barry asks if there isn't a chance that Barry might get better. Reluctantly, Carter admits, "There is a chance," and adds, "but in his declining health, I'm not optimistic." Desperately, Mrs. Barry says again, "But he could get better!" Carter agrees, "Yes, he could." Mrs. Barry says, "Then let's try it." Carter says, "It could also be his heart." Mrs. Barry's face immediately falls, and Carter quickly suggests that they run some more tests, and make sure that they're doing the right thing first, before putting him on a ventilator.