Alex has followed the example of his friends, and takes Norman down to the clinic for the "good experience." He gets in some ass-kissing about how Bailey is the best and Norman will really learn from her. Without batting an eye, Bailey calls him on dumping Norm there so he can troll for surgeries. There's a lot of nervous laughter, and he pulls her aside to explain, "The dude's got a bum hip and he smells like arthritis cream." He adds that Norm can't keep up and begins outright begging, promising to owe her one. She uses the moment to call it in just then and sends Alex over to see a patient, bringing Norm with him. "Show him how we do an H&P." Am I dumb? Multiple viewings and watching every episode of this show haven't helped me in guessing what that means. ["'History and physical.' The only reason I know it is from Googling it every damn time ER mentioned it." -- Sars]
What it means this time, at least, is dealing with a sullen kid and his mom, who insists he is on drugs. He vehemently denies it, but she cites his lethargy, irritability, mood swings, and dropping grades as proof. Alex says they'll run a series of tests, but she thinks a drug test is the only important one; she's directing this and all her other questions to "Dr. Shales," since she assumes he's in charge. He jumps right in and starts waxing eloquent about his own children and the power of a mother's instinct.
Ever the professional, Izzie doesn't seem to be working so much as outright stalking George, and she pulls him into Really Old Guy's room to ask what happened the night before. Izzie does a lot of sighing and looking put-upon as George explains that he didn't do it, and then babbles about how mad he is at her but how much she helped him through and then how mad he is because "Who marries someone who just buried their father?" I love Callie (or Old Callie, at least) but...it's not a bad question. Kids, don't marry people at the most vulnerable and needy moment of their lives. Izzie's interns then pile in to the room despite her yelling at them that she needed a minute, and they gawk admiringly at George and his Intern Skillz. He flees, so Izzie starts rounds right there. She has Graciella, one of her outspoken female interns, give the bullet on Really Old Guy. She points out that he has a name, but Bad Mood Izzie snaps that it's "Really Old Guy" and tells her to catch up. He's been there a year, which is very convenient for our interns who wanted a quiet spot to lunch, and Izzie blithely runs through his normal treatment: labs and dialysis. No one is more shocked than Izzie when Really Old Guy himself tells her not to bother with dialysis, since "I plan to die today. So it won't be necessary." Izzie, blissfully, is speechless. He continues, "And while I think 'Really Old Guy' is charming, in a neglected-patient kind of way, my name is Charlie. Charlie Yost." Izzie smiles, and her interns laugh; it does certainly appear that they are laughing at her instead of with her.