Yang, meanwhile, is checking Mr. Lin, pressing her stethoscope to his back and asking him to breathe. She's surprised to find that his lungs sound clear, but assures Mr. Lin and his wife that he'll be fine. Posner comes in and tries to break the language barrier by means of breaking the sound barrier. Slowly and very loudly, he assures Mrs. Lin that they will help her husband. Yang looks mortified. Posner pulls her aside for the lowdown on Lin. She tells him that he has an elevated white blood count and a lower left lobe infiltrate. Posner's pleased to hear it, telling Yang that she's "got an easy one here." He prescribes a course of antibiotics and baby-sitting. Yang adds that there's something odd: Lin's lungs sound clear. Posner clarifies that there is a lung infiltrate. Yang hesitates briefly and confirms it. Posner is satisfied. He tells Yang to get ready because they're "heading for another hit," and then heads over to Mrs. Lin. "He. Has. Pneumonia," he shouts. He widens his eyes and points frantically to himself and Yang, yelling, "We're. Going. To. Make. Him. Better." Then he adds an emphatic thumbs-up. Mrs. Lin assumes that he must be deaf, and hollers that Mr. Lin has had pneumonia before. Posner mouths "okay" and scuttles for the door before he gesticulates himself a hernia.
Meanwhile, the Rinpoche's surgery is interrupted by a call from Thor in the ER. Over the speakerphone, he informs Kellerman that his friend, Neil Ryder, is there to see him. Kellerman sounds surprised, and wracks his brain for a guy named Ryder. He finally says there's a guy in his building named Ryder and asks what he's got. Never too sick for scorn, Thor answers, "Pain in the neck. Mine." He mutters, "Guy's a Y.O.D.A." Ah, acronyms. Next to "crapper," they're the medical profession's favorite part of the language. One of the doctorlings asks what a Y.O.D.A. is. "Yuppie on drugs or alcohol," Kellerman answers. Thor says he's going to move the guy along, but Kellerman tells him to keep him there for half an hour. Thor hangs up, and the surgical team commiserates with Kellerman over the Y.O.D.A. on his doorstep. Kellerman can't believe the guy showed up at the hospital. "It's that kind of day," Que Paso says ominously. Well, I wonder if something bad is going to come of the Y.O.D.A.'s appearance? Kellerman tells everyone to get the Rinpoche off bypass, which, as we've learned by now, means they're almost finished. Well, except for that geyser of blood shooting out of the Rinpoche's chest, that is. Everyone scrambles to clamp the leak as blood sprays around the room. You know, if they hadn't let us know fifty times that the surgery was cursed from the start, that might have freaked me out.