Mercutio's sketching a heavily bandaged man in a hospital bed. He's much more bandaged up than Mercutio himself, who's in a hospital, in a wheelchair with his leg in a cast -- although I supposed this could have been a rendition of Mercutio immediately after the accident. A nurse compliments the drawing, which Mercutio says is for his son, who's going to be two next week (and thus we learn this is about three months after the accident, since Walt was 21 months old at that time). And the nurse grills Mercutio on whether he ever gets to visit Walt, and Mercutio points out that he had a little run-in with a car. When Mercutio says he never knows what to write, the wise nurse suggests a joke. "What kind of joke?" asks Mercutio suspiciously, as if maybe she's suggesting he send a few dirty limericks to his two-year-old son. She gives him "What's black and white and red all over? A penguin with a sunburn," which she promises will absolutely kill, and she should know because she's the mother of four kids. Now that she's finished her contribution to Mercutio's "I really wanted to be an excellent father" backstory, she leaves, and we hear, "Hello, Mercutio." It's Baby-Mama, looking nicely turned out in lawyer-wear. And we finally learn her name: Susan. She says she finally called Andy since she hadn't heard from Mercutio for three months, and she chastises him for not telling her about his accident. Uh, it took three months of not hearing from her son's father to wonder if something was wrong? Get bent, Susan. Mercutio says he was reluctant to call after the fun times of their last conversation (he's speaking here not of the accident but of finding out that Susan was seeing someone). She apologizes for that. And Mercutio's briefly excited at the thought that she brought Walt, but she left him back at home. "With Bryan," says Mercutio. Well, yeah.
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