Back to Hapless Howard, who is asking Luka for advice and then answering his own questions immediately, interpreting the quiet as agreement. When Hapless leaves, Sam creeps over and gently removes Luka's sunglasses to reveal that he has been asleep the whole time. We smash to the credits hoping that Luka feels guilty when Howard kills a patient based on that silent assent.
Ding! The elevator brings us back into County, where we see that Carter has corralled the med students. He introduces them to Pratt, who has apparently decided that his brain is plenty undamaged. Carter wants Pratt to instruct them on the initial management of chest pain. "All chest pain consistent with ACS gets O2, IV, aspirin, beta blockers, and nitro," Pratt says mechanically and without much energy. A semi-cute student named Urbanus, according to the captioners, asks a question, and Pratt grouchily repeats exactly the same answer. Getting clocked on the noggin hasn't improved his temperament any. Pity. Pratt doles out charts and then shouts too loudly after them, "Make me proud! First one to kill a patient buys me lunch." Then he swings around and makes eye contact with a guy being wheeled into the ER, now looking very green around the gills because he overheard Pratt's remark. It's about time somebody overheard the typical County unprofessional junk. Flee, sad sick man!
Carter is surprised to see Pratt back at work. "A guy can only play so much X-Box," Pratt replies. Tell that to every college kid in the country. Carter wonders if he's experienced headaches or dizziness, but Pratt insists that he's just fine and wouldn't miss July for the world: "New interns, new med students -- I know more than the newbies this time of year." Then there's an awkward exchange where Carter asks about Chen. "I think she's good," Pratt hedges. When Carter asks if Pratt has spoken to her, Pratt is saved by the yell.
The yell of a paramedic, that is: A twenty-four year-old stabbing victim has arrived, and he is shouting up a storm. In particular, he seems to feel that he is not a victim. His pierced bowels probably disagree. Nonetheless, Non-Victim insists that he is bulletproof and thrashes around in the hope of being released. Pratt assures Carter that he can take care of "Bulletproof Monk here," and wow, is that a culturally irrelevant reference. What's next? A Super Trooper?
Luka is on his way out for the day, but first he stops to see if Sam wants to hang out later. "Maybe," she says. "Alex has a soccer game. Steve talked him into signing up, but he never stuck around long enough to see any of the games." I presume she means that he talked Alex into it in other cities, and that Alex kept signing up to do it in new places just because he wanted Steve's approval. Otherwise, it's awfully revisionist of the Chicago days -- she left first. Luka winks that he'll call her later.