In another part of the hospital, Dr. Boies looks after his father, who is dying of lung cancer. I guess the radical treatment just isn't working. Apparently, his kidneys are having trouble with the medicine. I can relate. I have a disease that affects my kidneys too. Poor Billy Dee Dad, he's just not doing well. After he leaves the room, Boies takes a deep breath and stares down at his feet. Dr. Shandar walks up, and they have a Moment. Blah dee blah dad was the biggest thing in my life, blah dee blah experimental drugs blah, lung cancer is a "rough go" blah dee blah, he's a tough bastard blah. Apparently, Non-Lenny hated his father, but now that he's about to die, he's not dealing with the situation very well. Dr. Shandar sympathizes. Non-Lenny can deal with doling out dosages but not death. Yeah, he seems like he's going to make a fantastic doctor with a really healthy bedside manner.
The Symphony of Serious Surgical Mishaps twinkles as Ellenor opens her eyes. She's very pale. Then she's very concerned: "I can't feel my baby." She pants. Then she grabs the nurse button as the piano does some strange non-melodious plunking about. She screams, "I can't feel the baby!" Dr. Klein, who just happens to be outside the door, comes running in: "What's the matter, Ellenor?" Well, she can't feel the baby. Ollie shows her the fetal monitor; it's just the anesthesia. It'll wear off in a couple of hours. Gideon magically appears. Is this man always around when you need him? Ellie asks how the baby is, and, of course, she's just fine. He eyebrows over to Dr. Klein, and she busies herself right out of the room as Ben explains to Ellenor that her appendix burst during surgery. After she leaves, he continues, "We can only give you antibiotics at a low dose because of your pregnancy." Her eyes well up with tears: "Should we deliver her?" Not right now. "I thought you said after twenty-four hours on the steroids, she would be ready." Well, the baby would be ready, but Ellenor would not be. To induce labour or to do a c-section at this point would corrupt Ellenor's system; her body couldn't handle it. She whispers: "I just want to feel her." The Paradox of Parallels plays as Mrs. Cooper's Angry Husband peers through the window. And then he stomps away like a man with a serious purpose. Here's the message: midwives are bad and hospitals are good. Except that here, when the doctors are supposed to be so good, they can't seem to stop the bad things from happening.