Weaver deals with some reporters by screeching at them to get out, and castigating them for letting their paper endorse Bush. And while I wholeheartedly agree with Weaver's political leanings, that seemed more than a little out of place. Susan wonders what could go wrong next, and Weaver reports that someone has to go talk to the press. Like, I don't know, the hospital's media relations person? Or someone from the public relations office? I do know that in a delicate situation like this, no major institution would ever let anyone without media training talk to the press. And yet, Susan suggests that Carter, known loose cannon, take care of it. She reminds him to say that they are respecting the privacy of the family and can't release any details. Carter isn't excited about the idea, but does it anyway.
Neela and Sam care for Graham in the darkest room outside of Luka's apartment. Neela asks if they need to talk, and Sam insists that they don't. Neela tries to explain why she fell for Luka, and ends up saying, "I got confused." Sam chuckles and allows, "I get confused every time I look at him." She changes the subject by asking if Neela worked on the Chase family. Neela did. Sam says she's sorry.
Carter fields questions from the media in the ambulance bay. They know about Carter's internet activities. While Carter continues to struggle, Jake calls out to Abby as they are both leaving for the day; he asks her to get something to eat. Abby says no, and tells him not to take it personally. She walks away and he chases after her. Jake laughs that he was under the impression there was sort of a thing going on between them. Abby agrees, but says nothing can happen. She adds that there are many reasons, but that she doesn't feel like going into her checkered past or various neuroses. But she has one big reason. Jake guesses that she misses his beard. Jake, no one misses the beard. Abby says that he's her student, and that she has to give him a grade. Jake laughs, and Abby tells him good night. As she walks away, Jake yells after her that he's willing to take an F, and then tries to say that he's dropping out of medical school.
Everyone stands in Admit and watches Carter's taped interview on the television. A reporter asks, "Don't you think it's incumbent on you to share the information on the possible fatal side effects of a popular new drug?" Carter hems and haws and then says that he believes that Zorictal ruined Angela's kidney. Susan snaps off the TV and wails to Carter that he should have kept his trap shut. Carter thinks the reporters already knew everything. Susan says that Carter's potential slander could cost the hospital millions in pharmaceutical dollars. Carter gets pissy and asks if Susan is worried about free pens and coffee cups. Susan reminds him of research educational grants and patient confidentiality. Carter yells at Susan that she should have talked to them, since it's her ER. Word, Carter. Although dial down the hissy a bit there, Junior. Haleh tells Susan that Weaver's on the phone. Luka stops and tells Carter that he did a good thing. Carter sighs and says, "You say that like it matters." Luka and Sam head out.