Shane checks out Eugene's feet, and says that there's some swelling, but that they can't treat him without his mother's consent. Eugene has a note, but Shane says that unless it's an emergency, they need his mother there in person. Eugene says that it hurts really bad. Shane asks what he's taking, and Eugene says that he's taking morphine, but that the pills don't really work, and that his mom said he probably needs an IV. So far, exactly what the other doctors predicted he would say. Shane clearly knows from drug usage, so he offers to get Eugene some taxi vouchers, and says that Eugene should go home, take his pills, stay off his feet, and then have his mother bring him back if that doesn't help. Eugene complains that he'll have to wait when he comes back, and Shane tells Eugene to ask for Shane.
Carter finds Susan in the drug room, organizing the shelves. Did she take some of Shane's lady friend's speed? Carter nonchalantly leans against the wall and asks if Kerry has found Susan yet. Susan says she hasn't, and asks why. Carter says, "Because they're making the tenure announcements today...and you're not the only one getting it." Susan looks shocked, and not that happy, and asks when it happened, because she didn't even know that Carter had applied. Carter asks if she's surprised. Susan backtracks and says that it's great, but that she thought Carter was planning to wait a few years. Carter says that they encouraged him to apply early. Susan says worriedly that no one encouraged her to apply. Carter is sure that Weaver just hasn't found Susan yet, because Susan's been hiding in the drug room all morning. He asks if she's been avoiding Morris. They both spot Morris talking to some students. Susan rolls her eyes and says she'll get this over with.
Morris tells one of the students to give a patient a particular drug, and the student reminds him that the drug is contraindicated because the patient is going into surgery. Morris doesn't answer and notices Susan standing there, so he suddenly tries to act like he cares about his patients. Susan pulls him aside as Morris looks worried. Susan gets him into an exam room and blurts, "You're the new Chief Resident!" Morris starts celebrating and talking about how his father will eat his words. Susan continues rambling about "a three-month probation period" which I feel might be important later. Morris finally babbles, "It is so gratifying to see that, that meritocracy is alive and well at County, that hard work is rewarded, and that an individual's ability is valued over politics, wealth, and the proverbial old boy's club." Susan just blinks at him, probably thinking, "You have so much to learn." She tells him that he starts the new job today, and walks out.