Carol asks Hawkeye if he can see a patient. He tells her to ask Carter so that he can finish charts. Lucy comes up behind Carol and snipes, "You took my spot." "What?" Carol says. "My patient's detox spot," Lucy reminds her, and Carol says amiably that Dr. Myers said Lucy's patient could go into an outpatient program; Lucy grouses, "Yeah, after you convinced him." Carol plays the pregnancy card. Lucy plays the "you can't do that, you're a nurse" card, and Carol sneers, "[And] you're a what? You're a med student!" She takes a deep breath and goes on to apologize and say that Art Boy will get the next bed, and Lucy snaps, "That's easy for you to say, you got the bed." Strictly speaking, Carol's right, but her sanctimonious attitude has really got to go.
In the lounge, Mark asks Kerry what happened with Hawkeye's "meltdown in the trauma room," a description Kerry calls "a little melodramatic, don't you think?" Mark makes "whatever" noises. Kerry points out that other doctors have lost their tempers "in the heat of the moment" before; Mark asks snidely, "Over a lavage kit?" Kerry, who would never miss a chance to point out how long Hawkeye has practiced emergency medicine, admits that after thirty years Hawkeye is "set in his ways" and resistant to the newer equipment. Instead of confronting the issue directly, Mark busts out the passive aggression with, "I know you two are close . . ." but Kerry cuts to the chase: "What are you trying to say, Mark?" With a wimpy clear of his throat, Mark observes that "he's acting a little strange. I don't think he's setting a very good example." Kerry responds, "Yeah, he's eccentric. He's also one of the best doctors I've ever worked with." Mark answers this dig by telling Kerry not to get defensive, and she snaps, "I'm not," although, clearly, she is, and she continues, "You don't like that I hired Gabe, but I did, so deal with it." Although Kerry's got a point, I wish she'd made it three weeks ago when Mark was tagging crash carts with his own urine instead of waiting until Hawkeye began exhibiting obvious signs of senile dementia, but whatever.