Kevin, in a hospital gown with a print on it I'm sure Glynis would like, is being wheeled around a corner as a doctor is telling him that the X-rays show nothing's broken. Kevin wants to know if he can go. Doc wants to keep him for a couple of hours: "That's a hefty hematoma on your hip. Wanna make sure we don't have to drain it." Kevin asks how long that will take. Doctor: "A couple of hours, which is why I said we want to keep you here for a couple of hours. There was a young lady who was asking for you -- I told her to wait with your friend." Kevin says it was probably his sister as the attendant wheels him away. The doctor clears his throat pointedly and says, "I don't think so." Hee.
As they round the corner, we hear Rebecca ask if he's all right. Kevin tries to sit up a little straighter and pulls at his hospital gown, which is halfway up his thighs. Bear's there, too. Kevin's genuinely caught off guard by her presence. He says it was just a little basketball injury. She makes no secret of her relief. Then there's a little awkward pause, and he asks, "So you met The Bear?" He says he actually told her his name (Barry Caldwell, in case you forgot). Kevin wonders how she even knew he was there; Rebecca replies, "I have a source who lets me know if anyone interesting shows up at the hospital." Politicians should remember that the next time they go sniffing around the ER for treatment for STDs. Kevin laughs, surprised: "Why am I interesting?" Wow, the Girardi kids really are short on radar, aren't they? (How ironic for the children of a cop.) Rebecca doesn't know how to reply to that; Bear gives her a sidelong glance, wondering how she'll respond. Kevin, cluing in a bit, quickly supplies an excuse: "Oh, my dad, the police chief..." Rebecca gladly grabs that and runs with it: "Ex-police chief -- rumour has it he's been offered a big job in the Sheriff's Department." Kevin lapses into his usual mode: "So, what, you're here looking for confirmation?" Rebecca's honestly insulted: "No! God, Kevin, I'm here because..." He's giving her a very challenging look. She concludes, "I don't know why I'm here." She turns, and says, "Nice to meet you, Mr. Caldwell."
The attendant, who's been waiting unbelievably patiently through all this, starts wheeling Kevin into his holding area (it's not really a room so much as an area off a hallway, so far as I can tell) and before Bear can say anything, Kevin tells him, "It's complicated." Bear: "No, it's not. You're an idiot." Frink loves that one. Kevin: "She's my boss. She's...difficult and manipulative and..." Bear: "And she's got a thing for you? And romance scares you to death?" The attendant leaves. Kevin: "I am not afraid." Yeah, Bear buys that: "Like I told you, everywhere you're going, I've already been. If you want some pointers on how guys like us deal with the sex act, I got a few hints." Kevin: "Well, I don't need hints." Bear laughs. Kevin says he's not comfortable with this conversation. Bear tells him it's up to him: "Spend the rest of your life looking at naked women on the internet." Friedman can probably give you some URLs. He wheels off, and Kevin calls out after him, "Hey, I am not afraid to have sex. Hey, I got moves you never even heard of! Okay? There's a list of women a mile long who have no complaints about Kevin Girardi between the sheets!" He looks up at the other entranceway and naturally, his entire family's standing there, dumsquizzled. Ha! Of course you could see it coming and it's sitcommish, but it was well done, and the issue needed to be gotten out there with the whole family. Joan looks more amused than the rest of them. Kevin kind of scrunches up his face and whimpers, "I'm on painkillers." Joan: "I -- I need a beverage." She wanders off as Kevin flops back against the pillow and puts his hands over his face. I can't even tell you how much I'm hoping the show confronts this issue head-on. There's a storyline I haven't seen done to death -- or, you know, hardly at all.