Male Nurse shows up in a Mrs. Santa costume. He's terrible. Backstage, Ollie asks where Wyatt is, and Sid goes to find him. Wyatt is up on the roof, watching the planes take off. Wyatt explains that Child Bride is spending Christmas with her parents, and is going to stay out there "a while" because she "needs time." Sid asks how Wyatt feels about it. Wyatt doesn't know. They both head inside. Wyatt asks if Sid is spending Christmas with his family. Sid says he'll be at the hospital, which in some way means that he is. That would be funny and original, except I just watched the ER last night where Jeanie puts the star on top of the Christmas tree, and Doyle tells her that she should put it on her family tree, and Jeanie says, "I just did."
Male Nurse is finishing up his song. It's still terrible. Ben and Max chat in the back of the room. Ben takes off, and Max wonders where he's going. Ollie runs up to Stiles and says there's another act that isn't on the schedule. Ben walks out on stage and starts reading the story of the birth of Christ from the Bible. All of the residents stand in the back. I was wondering why there was no "And That's One To Grow On" segment this week -- I guess Ben reading the Bible takes its place. As Ben reads, we see Buscemi packing up to go home. Buscemi high-fives a janitor on the way out. He hugs a nurse. He stops by the holiday show and sees Ben finishing. I think I'm going to hire Andre Braugher to come to my house and just read things out loud. Ben says that there are many Christmas stories, and the things they have in common are "faith, hope, mysteries, and the miracles we find in humble places." Buscemi mouths, "Thank you," as everyone applauds. Everyone starts singing "Deck The Halls." A little kid hugs Lab Guy. He looks uncomfortable. The Male Nurse dances. I'm scared.
Next week: While you are all celebrating the holidays, I'll be recapping an episode where the doctors "can't save one of their own" on "a shocking Gideon's Crossing." I hope I get combat pay.