Trauma Green. Sam enters as Abby struggles with Luka's patient. "Find Kovac?" Abby asks. "Couldn't find him," Sam lies. Oh, never mind, it's not a lie -- because she couldn't find him, because she knows full well he is escorting her son to a soccer game right at that moment. Way to go, Sam. Howard starts checking a needle over and over again to make sure the dosage is right. Abby crabs at him to hurry up and push it already. Impatiently, Sam reaches out to snatch the needle, and it knocks over a tray of things that Howard had carefully arranged. He all but screams. "You ruined everyting!" Howard screams. Abby tries to calm him down, but he's in pieces. "She messed it all up," he trembles. Sam is wigged out. "Give her the damn meds!" Abby yells, growing impatient. Howard whines that this is his patient, but Abby doesn't care and grabs a tube from him so she can intubate. "It was on the floor," he sputters. Well, that is kind of gross, but since the woman can't breathe, there isn't much choice. In it goes, as Howard turns green. "I always check four times," he says absently. As the woman's color returns, Howard turns silently and leaves the room. Sam and Abby are left alone, swapping confusd glances, and we fade to black sort of bored with an act-out that hinges on a character about whom we don't really care.
Alex's kiddie soccer game is in full swing, and parents are clapping. Alex dribbles toward the goal. "Shoot," Luka shouts lamely. Alex does, sending it very slowly right into the arms of the opposing goalkeeper. Game over, apparently; Team Alex loses. Alex walks away, irritated by the celebrating of the other team. As they leave the field, Luka tries to be all sympathetic and complimentary, but Alex just shrugs that his entire team blows. "Just try your best," Luka says. "Want to grab a pizza?" Alex does. Luka then offers to kick around the ball sometime, since he used to play a little. In addition to doing Hamlet? That Luka is a Renaissance man. "Look, Luka," Alex says. "I'm glad we're friends, but I've got a dad, and he's coming back." Luka doesn't seem that hurt by this announcement. I think it mostly reflects their buddy-buddy rapport, and honestly, I think that frankness is only in the show so that they can have a scene way down the line where Alex does need a father, because his is still missing in action, and he goes to Luka and it's all "sweet" and stuff.