Carter waits until they are well away from the Chase family and then fills Henry in on Neela's research. Henry defends the drug, saying that if there were any real risk, the FDA wouldn't have approved it. Carter chuckles condescendingly and brings up Vioxx. Henry continues to sing the praises of Zorictal. Haleh tells Carter that dialysis is ready. Carter asks her to page Dubenko to do a biopsy, and then tells Henry in his faux-jovial voice that he hopes Henry is right, and that it's not kidney failure. Henry says he wants to be certain, and then says he's surprised that Carter is still working in the ER, because he thought Carter would have moved on by now. Carter mumbles that he's "just a masochist that way," and Haleh smirks. Carter says he thought Henry was going into research. Henry says he got tired of it. Carter thinks Henry was good at it. Henry says he's married with two kids, which changed his priorities. Carter asks if he's talking about money, which seems like kind of an obtrusive question. Henry admits that his practice offers him three times the salary of an academic position. Haleh eyeballs him, like, "Child, you did NOT just say that to someone who is currently in an academic position, namely Carter." Yes, Haleh can say all that by moving her eyes slightly. She's that good. Henry asks Carter if he has a family. Carter says briefly, "Not yet." Haleh gives him a look like, "I'm sorry this guy is a dillweed." Carter promises to find Henry when Dubenko arrives and claps him on the back. As soon as Carter turns to walk away, his face falls and the faux-joviality is gone. It was a nice moment by Noah Wyle, whose acting choices I don't always like.
Susan asks Neela, who is printing out a bunch of stuff, if she's moonlighting as a word processor. Neela explains her research. Sam walks in and says hello, then bitches at Neela for using the nursing schedule as a coaster for her coffee mug. Neela apologizes. Hey, if it's that important a document, don't leave it lying on the counter. It's an ER. She's lucky it wasn't puked on.