And speaking of life, it's seeping out of Mr. Dressler. His family arrives just in time to watch Carter struggle to revive the man. Carter spies them and asks Malik to hand over the letter. Malik's like, This man's dying and you want the what now? "He asked for a pen and paper. To write his kids," Carter demands angrily. "Didn't you give him the pen and paper?" Malik swears that Dressler never asked him for that, and as he was speaking, Carter realized he's the one who dropped that particular ball. Gritting his teeth, he throws himself into CPR.
Quietly, Elizabeth clamps off a small bleeder on Romano's stump. "Don't contaminate the field," he slurs. Elizabeth seems amused. "Robert, it's Elizabeth," she says slowly. "Lizzie," he says, groggy. "She's one hell of a surgeon. So beautiful." Elizabeth finishes what she's doing and gives us our first glance at Romano's stump, which is...stumpy. "You're taking good care of me," he drools. "I'm trying, yes," she says, entertained. Romano is still all Lizzie In the Sky With Diamonds, so he slurs, "I love you, Elizabeth," and she just sits there for a second before realizing that the way to handle this is to blame it on the crazy drugs, and then borrow some for herself. Barely missing a beat, and certainly not appearing to take it seriously -- or at least as any kind of problem or temptation -- Elizabeth calls for a fresh dressing and promises to check on him later.
We dissolve from Romano and his stump to Mia, next to whom the baby appears. Pratt has wheeled him in, and proudly introduces Mia to her son. She's delighted.
Dressler is a goner. He's been down for sixty-two minutes, and even Carter, the King of Hey, Baby, I Can Go All Night If You Want Me To, has to admit that no amount of pumping will revive this man. Angrily, he tears off his gloves and faces the terrified Mrs. Dressler and her wide-eyed moppets. This is the scene Pratt witnessed at the beginning of the show when he looked down the hall and saw Carter talking to a random family; this is why Carter was in such a crap mood way back then. Except that then is now. This is so Spaceballs. I'm channeling Rick Moranis somehow. Tiredly, Carter explains that Dressler went into arrest just as they were wheeling him upstairs for special attention. "I couldn't get him back," Carter chokes. The moppets widen their eyes. "Did he know what was happening?" asks Mrs. Dressler, stunned, her eyes fast becoming lakes. "He wanted me..." Carter begins, staring down at the children. "To, uh, tell you that he loved...loves...you all very much," he finishes with difficulty.