Joan, Helen, and Adam arrive at the hospital and find Judith's mother there alone, worried. Joan and Helen sit down on either side of her and Joan asks how Judith is. Fran: "They don't know. They operated, but there's so much internal bleeding. They tried to stop it, but --" Joan hastens to reassure Fran that Judith will be okay: "She'll be fine. It's Judith." Well…even a cat eventually uses up its nine lives. Fran tells Helen that her husband's coming back from the conference, but can't get a plane out until tomorrow: "But I'll -- I'll be fine." Helen says they'll stay with her. A doctor comes up and says that Judith's awake and seems to be stable "for the moment," and asks, "Is one of you Joan?" She tells Joan that Judith's been asking for her and that she should only stay a few minutes. Joan looks at Fran, who says, "I was just with her. You go. She'll be glad to see you." Joan gets up and takes Adam's hand, and they walk toward Judith's room. Adam shoots some worried glances over his shoulder at Judith's mother.
Man. For a non-medical show, this show sure has a lot of hospital scenes. Joan and Adam slowly approach Judith's bed. And for someone who's been stabbed multiple times, and suffered a ton of blood loss, Judith sure does look good. And clean. Very, very clean. A little pale, maybe, but frankly she looks better here than I do on a daily basis. I highly doubt the nurses would have had time to wash and dry her hair. Not to nitpick too much, but Judith was going into this drug deal near the beginning of Joan's and Adam's meal. Even if they stayed at the restaurant for three or four hours, which seems unlikely, or went for a walk afterward, and were out for maybe a total of five hours, that still isn't a lot of time to get stabbed, get found, get transported to hospital, get operated on, come out of anaesthesia, and be scrubbed up for visitors. Even if we add a couple of hours of waiting around the hospital, it's still not a lot of time. She only has a tube up each nostril, too. Frink can't believe she doesn't have a punctured lung, or something. And…if they haven't stopped the internal bleeding, shouldn't they still be trying to do something about it? Geez, it's not like she's a crack whore with no medical insurance. Her parents seem quite affluent. Where is the medical care, here? Adam stays near the end of the bed, looking anxious. Joan reaches down and curls a finger between Judith's fingers, gently prying her hand off the sheet. It's the same tenderness with which she touched Adam's hand when they were kissing, even if the intent is different. Judith's eyes flutter slightly and then open slowly. When she sees Joan, she says, "Hey." Joan makes an effort at a smile and returns the "hey." Judith's first question: "How was it?" Joan says it was fine. Judith looks disappointed: "That's all? Come on." Joan says it doesn't really matter now: "You should just rest." Judith: "It totally matters. Was it great?" Joan nods. Judith weakly pulls Joan down toward her: "How was the kissing?" Joan emits a small chuckle and then glances in Adam's direction, though not far enough to make eye contact, and whispers, "It was perfect." She smiles, and Judith laughs faintly.
Adam asks, "Why'd you go there, Judith? Didn't you know how stupid that was?" Joan admonishes him: "Adam." His eyes are glistening as Joan moves her eyebrows questioningly at him. In a remorseful tone, Judith replies, "I didn't really think about it." Adam: "Well, you should have thought about it." Judith nods almost imperceptibly. Adam: "You should have." Joan tells her she's going to be fine. Judith nods, but she clearly doesn't believe it. Joan shoots Adam a look. He says, "I don't think…there should be this many people in the room. I'll be outside." He leaves. Joan turns back to Judith, who tells her to forget it: "I did sorta bring you guys down." Joan denies this and sits on the bed. She tells her, "You were a bad girl. I'm gonna have to ground you." Suddenly you can see in Joan's face that the girl really has aged a bit. Judith struggles not to cry, squeezing her brows together as she confesses, "I might've really blown it this time, JoJo. Doctors, they won't look at me. And my mom, she has this look on her face." Joan: "No…" She insists Judith is going to be fine. Judith: "I think…this is the first time in my life…I ever really wanted to live. It's bad timing, huh?" Joan hears footsteps behind her; it's her father and Judith's mother. She asks what's going on. Will comes in while Fran lurks by the door. Will says he has to talk to Judith and that Joan should wait outside. Joan leaves reluctantly.