Bed and breakfast. Enter Mark and Corday with their bags. Corday raves about the room. Her hat is still retarded. Mark says something about the big bed, and I wrest one of the chickens away from Hobey and sacrifice it on a small altar made from an anvil left over from last season so that I never have to hear any references made by Mark to sexual activity ever again. The phone rings. Mark hands it to Corday. A look of fear settles itself onto her features. Bok bok bok BOK!
Musical interlude. Cleo finds Peter in the trauma room, preparing to clean Jesse up for transfer. She goes in, dons gloves, and silently begins to help him, glancing over occasionally to check him okay. Peter slowly removes tubes and blood-soaked bandages from Jesse's body. It's sad, but it played better the first time we saw it, when Lucy died. Still, it's a nice moment as Peter gently wipes Jesse's face clean of blood.
Abby finds Sally shivering and crying on a bench at the El stop. Abby sighs, "Where's your coat? You look like you're freezing." Sally weeps that she's sorry, she knows she ruined everything, she knows Abby and Eric hate her. Abby rolls her eyes at the guilt trip and takes her coat off to wrap it around Sally, saying in a tone of mild irritation that she doesn't hate Sally. Sally sobs even louder, saying that she loves Abby, "you're my angel." The El platform begins to rattle and pitch, weakened by the bite marks taken out of it, as Sally wails that she never meant to hurt Abby, "please forgive me, please forgive me," and she huddles in Abby's arms and remembers that when Abby was born, it was like she was the answer to all of Sally's prayers, she told herself she'd be okay because Abby was there, "and I loved you, God how I loved you!" and as she goes on in this soggy vein, we pan up from Sally's tear-streaked face (and paint-streaked teeth) to Abby, rocking her mother and saying "I know" over and over, not even present because she's heard it so many times before. "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry." A train comes by, and I'm sorry too -- sorry that Sally didn't Gant in front of it.
Next week: Corday has something to tell Mark. Sally has no place to go. It's a Thanksgiving event. Thank God Carol's not involved, that's all I can say.