The firemen get out the equipment and Richard explains to Ray and Stan that the second the ambulance is lifted, they'll get them out. Ray wants him to promise to take Stan first, but Richard tells him firmly that they'll assess and see who needs to get out first. Ray is having none of it and orders them to take Stan, who turns and tells Ray that he's feeling better and he thinks he'll be okay. Ray's not having any of that, either, and tells Stan not to screw with him. Stan insists he's not, saying he could get out and just be paralyzed, and he turns to ask Richard if that might happen. Richard's silence is deafening; Meredith can't take it and, her eyes red from tears, too-confidently says that it could be possible. Ray has a ray of hope and accepts it, and Stan makes sure that Sarah is inside and won't see what's about to happen. He also makes sure Meredith will be where he can see her, and she promises. The medics clasp hands, and Stan declares, "Let's do this." Ray tells him he's going to live and Stan manages to say, "You too," and then the jaws of life start to pull the metal apart. After a moment, though, Stan looks up and then starts protesting for them to stop. Meredith screams at them to stop with a voice hoarse from crying.
Richard's confused, but when he hears it's Stan, he rushes over. Stan manages, through labored breathing, to say that something's in deep, and that Ray will bleed out if they move him. Richard looks and sees the oxygen regulator embedded in Ray's back. He calls to Ray, who can barely talk, and while Stan adjusts his head as best he can, Richard runs to Ray's side of the rig and calls out to Meredith that he's sweating and breathing fast. Mere replies, "It's cardiac tapenade." I know that whatever she actually said wasn't something comparing his heart to a delicious olive spread, but it's all I hear each time they say it, so I'm going with it. And now I'm wishing I made it to the deli before they closed to stock up on recapping snacks. They explain to each other -- rather needlessly, except that the audience needs to know -- that if they move him, the tear could get bigger, and Ray replies, "Please let's don't flood my heart." Richard says they'll stabilize him there, and then calls to Stan to tell him he's a hero who saved Ray's life. Sadly, Stan didn't live long enough to hear the praise, and Mere begins to cry again looking at his lifeless face.