Cleo walks down the hall and spots Jackie waiting in chairs. Cleo asks why she's there, and Jackie asks where's Peter, and Cleo tells her he's up in the OR, "why?" Jackie, clearly struggling not to lose control, stutters that she tried to reach Peter, they called her at work, "it's Jesse," they told her they'd brought him to County, and "the man over there said that he was brought in a few minutes ago...that he was shot." Cleo's Horrified Realization 3.3 module activates, but a virus stalls the program, and only part of the command line executes. Jackie clutches at the neckline of her jacket: "Somebody shot my boy." Cleo: "Continue to run scripts on this page? [Yes] [No] [Help]." Actually, she sighs. Whatever, same difference.
Could Third Watch hype this "Aftermath" episode a little more? What, the entire main cast dies?
Aw, eToys asparagus boy. He's cute.
Cue The Vibraphone Of Great Urgency as Cleo scampers all Tekno past the OR main desk to ask where to find Peter. We see her dash through a set of double doors, and the camera moves over to show Peter beyond two more sets of double doors. Moments later, Cleo appears beside Peter, gowned and masked. Cue Piano Of Personal Tragedy. Peter comes busting through the first two sets of OR doors...
...and smash cut to him busting through the trauma-room doors. "What the hell are you doing?" Peter wants to know. Dave and Corday bend over Jesse; Dave says smugly, "We found a hole in the right ventricle," and Corday adds that she's just cross-clamped Jesse's aorta. Dave then seals his eventual doom with, "Thank God for bangers, huh? Better than a good shooting war." The remark prompts a glowering Benton to elbow Dave out of the way. Dave gripes, "Hey -- that's my patient!" and Corday patiently tells Peter that they've got it. Peter, ignoring them, gets into trauma gear; Mark tells Peter in a clipped tone that "Dr. Malucci's assisting," and Dave splutters that Jesse's not going to make it anyway. An entering Cleo spits at Dave, with more emotion on her face than we've seen from her in the entirety of her time on the show, "It's his nephew." Everyone freezes. "It's Jackie's son Jesse." That shuts Dave up. Peter shouts for two-oh silk.