Carol busts into Meg's room, whips back the curtain, and demands of a sleepy Meg, "Are you taking any pain medication?" Meg murmurs, "No, why?" Meg's urine tested positive for opiates; Meg pretends not to know what she means, but St. Carol says Meg knows full well what she means -- Meg is taking drugs, which means her baby is taking drugs too. Carol snaps, "What is it -- codeine? Heroin?" Meg again denies using. Carol warns her about the adverse health effects of needle-sharing, and Meg denies sharing needles. Busted! A self-satisfied Good-Cop Carol tells Meg she knows Meg cares about her baby and doesn't want to hurt it, so she has to stop taking drugs, and Meg rolls her eyes and says, "I'm hardly using -- just a little, so I don't get sick," and Carol thunders, "You can't use at all." She offers to get Meg into a detox program. Meg nods shamefacedly. Carol says, in the you-don't-deserve-my-beneficence tone that has become all too familiar, "I'll see what I can do."
Dr. Myers from Psych tells Lucy that Art Boy can come into the program under voluntary admission, and that he'll call down when the bed opens up. She goes in to tell Art Boy the news, and he says they won't let him paint, but he doesn't mind -- "they said I could sketch." Art Boy thanks her for helping him and says he "really needed it." That, and a shave. ["I know I'm alone, but I thought Art Boy was fine." -- Wing Chun]
In the hall, Dr. Myers glances at his notes. Carol speed-waddles up behind him and flags him down, asking him if Meg can get a bed. Dr. Myers says he just gave away his last bed. Carol reiterates that her patient is pregnant. Dr. Myers suggests an outpatient program, and Carol suggests that maybe the guy he just gave the bed to could do the outpatient program, because "we're talking about the welfare of an unborn child here." Convinced by the halo of saintly light that has sprung up around Carol's head, Dr. Myers agrees to see Meg.
Peter wants to talk to Brother Hearn privately. BH asks if something is wrong with Ben, and Peter says no, Ben will be fine, but when he screened BH's blood, he tested . . . "HIV positive," BH finishes for him. "You should have told me," Peter says quietly, and after a long pause, BH says, "I didn't know for sure, until now." Peter says awkwardly, "Well, I -- I'm sorry," and BH says he should have known this would happen sooner or later, and when Peter asks if he didn't practice safe sex, BH says with a bleak chuckle, "Apparently not." Peter offers to direct BH to a clinic to start treatment as soon as possible, and BH worries that Peter will tell his parents, and Peter says that's up to BH, but that "family support is very important with HIV." "'Support'? Are you kidding?" BH snorts. Apparently, Mr. Hearn is a virulent homophobe, and when BH tried to come out to his father in a roundabout way, Mr. Hearn made bigoted comments. Peter says again that it would help BH's treatment "if your family knew the truth." BH says, "No. Forget it. Every family has their secrets anyway, right?" Peter looks disappointed.