Alex is reporting back to Jackson how awesomely the "Mayfield in 22" excuse went, even though he has no idea who that is. Is this a male/female difference too? Because I think the very first thing I'd go do was check out who Mayfield was to at least be able to delivery my phony excuse with more confidence next time. Cristina walks up and they all gown up in anticipation of the incoming traumas. Owen joins them and explains that there was a stampede at a comic convention; Richard chimes in excitedly that this means lots of crush injuries for them. They all turn the corner and are greeted by an array of people in various geek-tastic costumes. A nurse then comes up and pulls Hunt aside to take an important call and it's with great reluctance that he leaves the chaos in the ER.
As the patients are brought in Richard isn't fast enough to lay claim to any of them or, in the case of Mere, she won't hand over her patient because she insists it's far too routine a case for him. Finally, when a sexy zombie nurse is wheeled in with cuts and blood all over her, he practically steamrolls Cristina in running over and laying claim to the patient.
A stormtrooper walks by making sounds like he is equipped with Darth Vader's breathing device. Look, dude, you've got to pick one costume and then go with it accurately! Stormtroopers don't make menacing mechanical breathing noises. Alex's patient Carter is sitting on a gurney, hugging two fake furry feet to his chest. His real feet seem to hurt a little but overall he seems fine. He explains to Alex that the convention was giving away collector's edition replicas of Dr. Who's TARDIS in the original packaging, signed by Russell T. Davies to the first 15 people through the door. Coincidentally, after stumbling upon and becoming mildly obsessed with the last couple of seasons of Dr. Who this summer, I understand what every one of those words means and I thought, "Oh yeah, that would cause a stampede at a comic convention for sure." When I went to find a picture for y'all, I found this, which now I think I need for my home. Hey, I never claimed to be cool. Alex appears not to be a Whovian and is therefore unimpressed by all of this. But Carter doesn't care; he can't get over his excitement of actually being in the middle of an exciting catastrophe. His excitement is replaced by fear that he'll never walk again when he hears that he needs an x-ray, and then turns to disappointment when he's told that he just has broken toes and won't even be getting a cast to prove he took part in this battle.