Hahn's got the entire circus in a patient's room and when she asks who wants to present, nearly every arm shoots up. The patient is Kyra, who desperately needs a heart transplant. Her antibody levels were so high they feared her body would reject any heart, so they bombarded her with chemotherapy to kill the antibodies. Since her immune system is so compromised, she's been living in a sealed-off, sterile environment -- a bubble. In the middle of all this Hahn notices that Cristina is not jumping to participate but rather staring into space. Snottily, she asks Cristina if she's boring her, and offers her the chance to go harvest hearts from cadavers for research. Cristina says she'd love to do it and leaves. Hahn tells the others, slightly less sarcastically than one would expect, that "there's no shame in grunt work." They all go in to meet Kyra. What they find is a woman having a panic attack, crying, moaning and begging them to get out. She says she was told it would be three weeks to get a heart, and it's now been eight. I realize we're supposed to be all sympathetic towards her but her emoting is so over the top that I found myself hoping someone would slap her a la Airplane. I'm not sure what this says about me as a person. Hahn tries to calm her, but can't make herself heard over Kyra's screaming. Eventually she puts her hand into a glove and manages to get Kyra to take her hand. Hahn looks her in the eye and tells her that they have a heart for her. Her panic turns to sobs of joy.
Richard and Mark are walking down the hall and Richard explains testily that he got a call from human resources that the nurses are boycotting Mark's surgeries. He complains he didn't do anything to them (that wasn't consensual) but Richard informs him that they felt strongly enough about what he did that they sent a union rep. He opens the door to the room where they will be meeting and comes face to face with his amazing ex-wife. (Are they actually divorced? I can't quite keep track.) "Wait, your wife's the union goon?" Mark asks. "Nurse mediator, Doctor Sloane," she replies. Also known as the woman who is going to eat you alive, methinks. An HR rep, Wayne Sheehan, is there as well. Richard tells Mark that Adele used to be a nurse and it seems she's gone back to work. She declares pointedly, "I'm not just a housewife any more." She tells them there have been complaints against Sloane and adds that the hospital has ignored them until now. He can't help himself -- he says that everything was consensual, "In fact, some of them even begged for it." It's like he's got Sex Tourrette's. Wayne explains that there have been no formal complaints but to protect themselves from possible litigation in the future, they're going to start making people register any sexual relationships they have with other hospital employees. Mark is appropriately horrified but Adele asks if he wants a $20 million lawsuit, and Richard orders him to shut up and fill out the form. I think he's going to need a few extra pages for this list.Richard bristles when Adele coolly orders him to fill one out too.