"I take offense to that," she says curtly. "Really? Well, I take offense to you having come out to your patient, which was grossly inappropriate." Anspaugh jumps in to defend Mitchell as an asset to her department, and to the hospital: "I think that her instincts were correct, and her intentions very honorable, considering the situation." Romano allows that her action may have been honorable, but opines that it was also stupid. Mitchell glances at Weaver as Romano and Anspaugh bicker back and forth a bit; for a moment, Weaver flicks her eyes over to Mitchell, but she's too much of a coward to hold her gaze and goes back to staring at Romano as Anspaugh says, essentially, that unstable patients falsely accuse doctors of all kinds of crazy shit all the time: "I had a guy today, blamed me for hypnotizing him in order to drink his blood." Ha! Romano says that the difference is that Anspaugh isn't actually a vampire, whereas Mitchell is actually a lesbian. Mitchell, her voice breaking slightly, says that she's never hidden her sexual orientation from the hospital administration, nor from her colleagues. Romano adds that she hasn't, apparently, hidden it from her patients, either, wherein lies the problem. Mitchell calls him on his equating homosexuality with pedophilia, and, hey! Despite what you may have heard, they're not the same. Romano makes a face, and suggests putting Mitchell on administrative leave pending a criminal hearing. Anspaugh says he thinks that's premature, but Romano argues that it's pre-emptive, and that if there are no criminal charges, Mitchell may come directly back to work having learned a lesson. Mitchell glares, and says nothing. Romano asks, "Do you have anything to add, Dr. Weaver, considering that you are one of them?" "Them?" Weaver repeats faintly, as the colour drains from her face. Romano clarifies that he meant she is a female physician dealing with female patients." "No," Weaver says, and then continues, in a tiny, feeble, halting voice, "Yes. I think that Dr. Legaspi is a wonderful doctor, and I don't think that she did any of the things that she's accused of doing." Mitchell sadly looks down. Romano sarcastically says that she was very convincing, and asks her to remind him never to ask her to testify on his own behalf. He and Anspaugh get up. Romano leaves out one door, and as Mitchell gathers her things, Anspaugh kindly tells Mitchell, "Pay no attention to him. This, too, will pass." Anspaugh leaves.
Episode Report CardWing Chun: C+ | 292 USERS: C+
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