Lounge. Kerry finds Sally making coffee. Kerry tries to ask who Sally is and what she's doing there, but she can't get a word in edgewise -- Sally's raving on about "Kenyan fresh ground" and how she brought bagels and on and on, and she introduces herself as Maggie Wyczenski and then continues to overwhelm Kerry with a gust of verbiage while showcasing the selection of bagel varieties. Malik comes in to get coffee, and Sally tells him it's not ready yet, and Kerry keeps trying to tell her that the lounge "is for ER staff only," but Malik notices the bagels and tries to dodge in between the two women to get one, and Kerry tells him to "get outta here," and he reaches in and snags a raisin bagel while shooting Kerry a "drop dead, bizzotch" look. Yeah, really, Kerry. Every place I've ever worked, we'd have let Ted Bundy do the can-can on the conference-room table if he'd brought bagels in. You bring breakfast, you get to stay. ["Seriously. Bring in a box of donut holes at my old office and they'd treat you like freaking FDR." -- Wing Chun] Kerry tries again to explain that Sally can't just hang out in the lounge; Sally reassures her that "it's fine, really, my daughter's a doctor here," and says she's Abby's mother. Kerry stares at her in frank horror.
Cut to Abby assisting Elizabeth "Wherefore Art Thou, Bore-Me-O" Corday with a Mr. Patterson, who threw his back out while surfing. Mr. Patterson doesn't look like much at first, but then he busts out the Zambian accent, and I start to find him attractive. Chit-chat about surfing, how the flight to Chicago "nearly killed" Mr. P, where Corday's accent originates, blah bling blah. Short version: Corday and Mr. P have a rapport, and therefore Mr. P is doomed. OW! Frank throws the door open to inform Abby that her mother's here. Abby thinks quickly, decides it's impossible, and turns to look Frank, who confirms that Sally's "out front." Abby snorts, "No she's not." Frank describes Sally. Abby looks annoyed and follows Frank, who gives her the rundown: Sally's serving breakfast at the admit desk, she doesn't know Abby's back to nursing, he guesses they don't talk much. Put a sock in it, Frank. Abby looks at Sally, who's entertaining the entire staff with some story, and says flatly, "That's not my mother." She books, turning to a puzzled Frank and adding firmly, "I have no idea who that woman is." Fade out on Sally, still telling the story and dancing around while Malik laughs.