Desert Of The Damned. Time's a-wasting, the heart's a-melting, and Wise Guy's no closer to a-fixing his goddamned contrivance. Kellerman and Wee Willie hike off towards a nearby highway to hitch a ride, hoping to reach Vegas before the three hours remaining on the ticker's ticker run out. This should suck. By the way, Wee Willie hasn't uttered a word in the last fifteen minutes.
Highway Of The Damned, sixteen minutes later. A product-placed Jeep blows past the boys. Kellerman bitches. The heart goes, "Sloosh!"
Hospital. Skippy The Wonder Dweeb sneaks up behind Yang and suggests that they "collaborate" on a paper regarding Mr. Lin's miraculous recovery entitled "Spontaneous Resolution of Massive Pulmonary Emboli, by Posner and Yang." That should capture the Nobel committee's attention. Not. Yang's enthused, until Skippy suggests they "get together after work and bang it out." Christ on a stick. Who talks like this? Aside from poorly-written characters appearing in third-rate HMO satires featured on floundering broadcast networks, of course. Maggie grimaces in revulsion. Word, Dr. Yang. Skippy gets snippy, noting that not all interns get to write papers. Perhaps, but no intern gets off on desperate single entendres, so shut it. Idiot. Maggie reluctantly agrees to meet him in the lobby after her shift. I hope that lobby's roomy enough to accommodate the pile-up of misguided, sick-making lust that's scheduled to appear at five o'clock.
Joyner enters an empty conference room for one of Shelley's ever-popular budget lectures. Conveniently enough, the conference room's windows overlook the lobby below. The lonely ladies bond over the uniformed hotness that is Levi. Also, Joyner tells Shelley that she lives alone, which directly contradicts what she told Kellerman about her kid. Madonna's improbable boyfriend from Desperately Seeking Susan interrupts the girl talk to relay the news that Wise Guy's Contrivance disappeared with the boys and the heart over the Sierra Nevadas. Shelley bolts with MIB for some damage control while Joyner purses her lips and stares into the middle distance.