Alex sustained a nasty scrape that Carter is examining. "I can't believe he sutured himself," Sam exhales. God, neither can I. With what? Where in his school did MacGyver Jr. find the right kind of thread and a needle? The Home Ec room? Carter is impressed at what a good job Alex did. "I numbed it with an ice cube," Alex says proudly. Carter can't hide his interest. "Don't encourage him," Sam groans. Carter smiles that he's adding one more stitch to be safe, and that they can come out in seven days. "I can do it!" Alex chirps. "I don't think so," Sam says immediately. She thanks Carter, and then forces a laugh. "You ever see a kid do something this crazy before?" she asks, and you can tell that through the mirth she's desperately hoping Carter will say, "Oh, all the time -- five times today, in fact." But he doesn't; rather, he shakes his astonished head. Sam's face falls.
Pratt and Gallant continue to spar verbally over Ruthie's sick body. "She's a grown woman," Pratt says. "We work together -- some respect for that would've been nice," offers Gallant. Pratt would prefer it if Gallant acknowledged that they're all consenting adults with consenting genitalia. "Take it outside," Luka snaps. Thank God someone finally said it -- these people argue all the time in the trauma rooms and I've long wanted one of the patients to sit up and be like, "This is about ME, nadsucks!" They leave as Luka gently props Ruthie up. "Just when it was getting good," she scolds him.
Outside, Gallant insists, "It's not personal." Pratt figures that being deemed unsuitable for entry certainly is personal, especially when Valerie herself was fine with it. "I got news for you, Mike -- it's not your call," Pratt seethes. Valerie was totally the one who pursued Pratt, too. Granted, not because Pratt was respecting Gallant's boundaries, but because he didn't know if he should nail a girl with MS. Still, she pounced the most. Suddenly, the door of an exam room flies open, and a tousled, unrested Abby darts out. "I give up," she grumbles. Gallant argues that Pratt barely knows Valerie, and right when Pratt's trying to blame that on Gallant himself, Sam interrupts that Martin's finished with his MRI, and Pratt's presence is required.