...where she is examining a Mrs. Reynolds, who had abdominal pain and a fever. "Which magically resolved...after passing gas," Elizabeth says impatiently. Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen and Michael "Remember When I Insulted Romano In Front of A Patient? Do You Think The Writers Do?" Gallant stand by with their patient, listening. Gallant frets that her belly is tender. "Admit her to service and work her up," Romano says brightly. Elizabeth refuses, and he angrily chases after her. Now, I confess, I don't really get this part -- was he telling her to admit Mrs. Reynolds to the surgery ward and be responsible for her up there? He must have been, because Elizabeth crabs at him that if he wants to re-consult her after a CT scan, that's fine, but otherwise she refuses to admit Mrs. Reynolds just so that Romano can empty ER beds. Wait, I guess that wasn't so complicated. Maybe it's later that I get confused. We'll soon find out.
Abby interrupts Elizabeth and Romano's tense confrontation to bring Lizzie into the trauma room. Romano adopts a "duh" expression and points toward the trauma room, as if that's all he was going to say when he chased her, and she got her knickers in a sharp twist. "Let me guess: infectious gangrene from a paper cut?" she sneers at Romano. I guess she wasn't happy that they called for a consult without having done more thorough tests on Mrs. Reynolds? I don't really know. Romano, very unfortunately, chooses this moment to release his inner child, and actually does that idiotic thing where he mimics what she's saying in a sing-song, mocking tone. It's pretty awful. I'm embarrassed for him.
Mac's proving not nearly as tough as that long-wearing face paint he's sporting. Luka regularly murmurs to Gordana in Croatian, explaining various things they're doing, which I found condescending until I remembered she's a surgeon and, therefore, is allegedly as inept at ER procedures as this show claims Romano is. "What's your excuse for not taking this one up, Lizzie? No exposed bowels?" Romano sneers. "Give it a rest, Robert," she says sharply. Abby looks impressed. Elizabeth spies some internal bleeding. "All bleeding eventually stops," Romano snipes. "You could probably leave this one here, too." Elizabeth stops what she's doing here and fixes him with the most contempt-filled glare ever, and it's really pretty brilliant. Alex Kingston is great at the withering stares, although sadly this one bounces off Humpty's reconstructed shell.