They then all walk in and immediately start to tell the patient, Leslie, and her husband about how they got her tumor all out and that the surgery was successful. Leslie, however, has a different take on things and asks them how well the part went when she woke up and could smell her own burning flesh. She's shaking and glaring at all of them as she goes on angrily about how she could feel them butchering her insides. So, here's the thing -- this situation is one of my absolute worst nightmares, yet already I'm totally emotionally removed and sick of this woman. Is it her acting or the direction? I'm not sure, but I think it's that and a combo of the writing. She's mad at them for "butchering her insides," but... that's what surgery IS. This woman had a tumor and they got it out, and that's not really a pretty process. She did know that was going on, and yes it's horrifying to imagine waking up during that, but it wasn't like the doctors were sitting around playing Operation for giggles while they were in there, but yet that is the position she now seems to be taking. And yes, she's scared, blah blah blah. Maybe that's where her acting comes in to it. Overall, I just know that something has gone wrong in the telling if I'm already over this woman's angst from the ordeal.
Warren follows Bailey out of the room and immediately takes charge, saying he'll check the woman's cells and Bailey should do x, y and z tests. He's new enough that he doesn't know that you don't give Bailey orders, and she's predictably (for the rest of us that know better) put out. She retorts that the woman is traumatized and they are clearly getting sued, which is all because of him. His good nature finally falters and he snaps back that they have no idea what happened, so she informs him of what she knows: he's new, he's probably got a chip on his shoulder because he's a Mercy Wester, and he makes "buckets of money" working regular hours while reading a magazine as someone else does the real work in surgery. He tries to jump in but she's on a roll, and tells him that here they expect the "gas man" to do his job so that the surgeons can do theirs, and that they stay awake no matter how long and boring it is and pay attention enough to keep the patient unconscious. He's stunned into a very angry silence at the implication that his magazine reading caused the problem.
Alex is with Arizona, and he's checking out the abdomen of a teenager, Brad, while Brad's mom tells the doctors that he has had pain for months. Brad tells them it's bad in the morning, and his dad pipes up to point out that is because that is when he goes to school. Brad immediately says that he feels it at other times too, clearly used to this, but his dad retorts that yes, he feels it when he has a test or presentation. Ah, another candidate for Father of the Year, folks. What do you want to bet Brad really does have a problem and his dad will Learn A Lesson later? Brad's mom looks weary from dealing with this before, and as Alex defends Brad his dad just says not to encourage him since he's only faking symptoms to miss school. Alex tells Arizona in medspeak that everything seems normal, but she wants to make sure they cover everything and orders a CT. Dad then decides to outdo his behavior thus far and informs Brad that this is going to cost thousands of dollars and won't all be covered by insurance. Jeez, if this is in fact just nervous stomach, it's probably from having an asshole for a dad that manages to pin every little thing on his son. Mom just shakes her head at the scene, while the docs look on uncomfortably.