Luka walks into Trauma Yellow, where Sam is cleaning up, and wonders why the detective is sticking around. Sam roughly tells him not to be so dismissive of her in front of people. Luka says that Louise deserves privacy, and Sam says that she also deserves a chance to help police find her attacker. She reminds Luka that there are other options, like deflating the crike balloon so that Louise can whisper. Luka can't believe that Sam wants to take Louise off the vent, and Sam says that she does it every time she has to suction Louise's chest anyway. Luka agrees that it's technically possible, but wonders why they would risk it. Sam thinks Louise wants to help, and Luka asks if Louise wants to help or Sam wants to help. He adds softly that Sam is sensitive about these kinds of cases, and always wants to stand up for women who have been assaulted. Sam retorts that Luka does too, and Luka hesitates and asks if it's because of her relationship with Steve. Sam says, "Steve never raped me." Luka asks if there was physical abuse, and Sam changes the subject and says it's irrelevant. She kicks it promo-style: "There's a violent rapist out there. How are you going to feel in two days, two weeks, a month from now, when we get another woman like Louise in here?" Sam stares at Luka real hard. Malik bursts in to report on another one of Luka's patients, and Sam tells Luka to go, then juts her lower jaw out defiantly.
Abby fills Carter in on Mi-Cha's mother, who is waiting in the family room. Carter lectures that teenage denial can be "fairly intransigent," and that you can't attack it head-on. Remember when Abby was good at her Psych rotation? The writers apparently don't. Carter bursts into Mi-Cha's room, and Mi-Cha lisps that it's hard to sleep with the baby crying. She wants to go home, and Carter says they're still waiting on some test results. Mi-Cha wants to leave because her parents get mad if she's not home after school. Carter asks Mi-Cha if she's checked out the baby, who is nearby. Mi-Cha wonders why everyone keeps asking her about the baby. Abby asks if she likes babies, or ever wanted to have one. Mi-Cha says maybe when she's married, but seems confused. Carter offers to let her hold the baby. Mi-Cha asks why she would, and adds that his mother should be dealing with him. Carter tells her to calm down, and he and Abby leave. Mi-Cha asks if she'll get to go home soon, and Carter cheerily says that he hopes so.