Cut to Yang pressing on Robin's gut in the lobby. Dalgety is there, too, busily studying Robin's x-rays and stuff. Yang asks him what she's supposed to be looking for. A sharp cry from Robin suggests that she's just found it. Looks like there might be a lump in Robin's groin area. It's taking every ounce of strength I have not to touch that one. Dalgety starts poking and prodding, asking Robin how long she's had chills. Yang asks him what they should do. He says they should "go in and take a look." He gets up to leave, and Yang trails him, saying she thought they needed authorization for that. Dalgety points out that the HMO has already sent Robin home, and they won't authorize anything unless the doctors can prove that it's life-threatening. He suggests they do a "Macedonian procedure." Yang nods and pulls out her little booklet of procedures, flipping through it. Dalgety laughs that it's not in her book; it's his name for an unauthorized procedure. Yang, suppressing the urge to wet herself, asks if he's suggesting that the two of them do an unauthorized procedure. Dalgety thinks that's a splendid idea. She asks if it will be just the two of them. He laughs again and informs her that he's done surgeries all by himself before. Yang remembers to blink. She also manages to swallow. Dalgety hustles off, calling out for her to hide Robin until he can find somewhere for them to work on her. Yang sees her career flash before her eyes. "I'm not even supposed to be here!" she protests weakly. ["All right, Dante, calm down." -- Sars]
Lopez, meanwhile, is looking pretty ragged. Kellerman pops in and drags Little Lopez behind him. Even though he's barely breathing, Lopez can't help smiling at the unexpected sight of his son. He asks why Little Lopez is there, and L.L. hangs his head, unable to look his dad in the eye. Kellerman gets right to it, telling Lopez that he needs a new heart, but there's some risks now that he's had problems with the artificial valve, blah blah blah death's door. "So, my life-saving surgery is probably gonna kill me? " Lopez asks wryly. Kellerman admits that it could. He also make sit clear that the artificial valve Lopez has now is not a permanent solution. He pulls out a consent form and tells Lopez to sign it so that they can get going on the transplant as soon as they get a heart. Lopez just stares at him. "Hey, I'm not gonna let you die," Kellerman says. He strides out of the room. Lopez looks at his son, reassuring him, "He's not going to let me die." Little Lopez acts like he doesn't care. Me, I don't have to act.