The Power Rounders head into the hall, where Lydia is pushing the gurney of a girl who is doing a really admirable job of looking sick and miserable. Mark asks where she's going, and Lydia explains that Romano wants "thin cuts through the mandible before he discharges." Mark stops the bed and asks Chen and Dr. Dave whether they've ever seen a tongue blade test. They haven't, so Mark takes a tongue depressor out of his pocket and tells the patient to bite down on it as hard as she can; he then instructs Chen to "give it a twang," which she does. It vibrates for a few seconds, and the patient confirms that it didn't hurt. Mark says that indicates that there's no fracture, and that Lydia should therefore cancel the CT. Hey, wasn't this the kind of behaviour that really ticked off Mark when Hawkeye did it? ["That was, in fact, excessively folksy." -- Sars] Cool, just checking.
Conni, Carter, Carol "Priss" Hathaway, and a bunch of paramedics are hoisting the OD'ed guy onto a bed in a trauma room. Doris -- who has cut her hair into a much shorter, way sassier style -- says that they found empty Benadryl packs in his bathroom. Adam -- the patient -- is slurring, "I just want to die!" Carol asks if he took anything else, and he moans, "Leave me alone!" Carter orders a bunch of tests, and Conni asks him to "scoot over" so she can "put on the dynamap." Carter peevishly asks why Conni can't do that on the other side, and she points out that the IV is on the other side. Carter crutches very slowly to the opposite side of the bed. Randi appears in the doorway to tell Carol she has a call from her nanny. Carol yells at Randi to tell the nanny to hold, muttering to Carter, "She's new." Carter tells her to take it, so she does. Excuse me, but...a nanny? On the salary of a single nurse in a county hospital? Is there some kind of government-subsidized nanny program in the U.S. of which I'm not aware? Or maybe she got the money from Doug? Or considers it a worthwhile expense now, since she knows eventually she'll be able to put the twins in day care at the hospital? In any case, she picks up the phone and, as the rest of the staff works on Adam -- who is clearly in some distress -- suggests that the nanny try "the bouncy seat" or "running the vacuum" to stop one of the twins from crying. Adam pushes at Carter and tells him to "get away," and promptly starts crashing, at which point Carol finally gets off the phone and returns to the task at hand. Carol asks Carter if he's okay, and he says he is, and calls for some soft restraints for Adam. Carol, Carter's not the one on the bed. Get on the trolley.