Bailey and Avery go back to Clara and explain the new procedure that might help, where they would put a device with islet cells into her body that would produce insulin and basically act as a new pancreas. As they explain Eli comes in and defensively watches the proceedings with his arms crossed in front of them. Sean and Clara don't notice because they are so overjoyed that something might actually help her. After Avery tells them that they are waiting on FDA approval, Eli aggressively demands to know what the risks are, adding that they must be serious or else it would already have been approved. I don't know how these things work but I figure this is both true and an oversimplification, as supposedly this is a brand new idea for a procedure that hasn't been tried before, so of course it's not yet approved. Bailey is taken aback and says she was about to get to that; she's been thrown off by his interruption and tries to regain her composure as she lists the potential (bad) side effects that could result. She concludes, though, that this is the best option since everything else has failed, but Sean is confused now and Clara asks them for time. Bailey of course gives it, and then demands that Eli follow her outside.
In the hall she orders Avery to scram and then confronts Eli about his interruption, which made her seem like she was hiding something when she was of course going to tell them the risks. Eli doesn't have a hint of remorse about him as he sasses that in his experience, most doctors do try and hide things. He claims he was standing up for his patients, asking a question they didn't know to ask. As I've been kind of iffy on Eli up until this point, this little show of bravado isn't helping my opinion of him, especially as we all know that Bailey is one of the most awesome and honest surgeons around so this kind of treatment is ridiculous. He's totally cocky as he informs her that this is patient care, helping them understand an experimental procedure. Bailey sasses right back that she thought it was her job as she is the expert on the procedure, and then finally pulls rank on him since nothing else seems to work, reminding him that there is a doctor-nurse protocol in place for a reason. He bitches that he gets it, he should know his place as a nurse, and Bailey is totally fed up with him. She wants them to agree to follow protocol but he just snipes, "Not if it hurts the patient," and saunters off, incredibly self-satisfied. Don't get me wrong, I think patient care should always come first, but I think Eli's needlessly swinging his dick around to try and show he's the big man on campus, rather than actually reading the situation and the participants and choosing his reactions accordingly.