They work efficiently and admirably, but the kid stops breathing and Zoey kicks into high gear, deciding to intubate even though they're not allowed to do it. Thor, of course, gives the words of protest but also snaps into gear, and Zoey does a brilliant job. It's funny that we've watched enough TV that even without ever working or being in a hospital the sight of watching Thor and Zoey intubate a little kid seems wrong somehow, no matter how quickly and well they do it.
The kid's color comes back, but then they lose his pulse, so Thor does the breathing while Zoey does compressions, and Thor's impressed -- just as Eleanor's walking in. "Zoey just saved his life... Twice. Also she intubated. Don't be mad. No one can know. She could lose her license." I think that's the most words Thor ever said. Eleanor stares at him for a sec after she bounces, and then tells him to just stop talking about the legal issues here. Outside, Zoey gives Eleanor all the credit for the save and goes, "Dr. O'Hara's here now. She's an amazing doctor." Zoey is pretty much neat as hell this week.
At the station, Jackie and Thor talk about how nasty Lenny is (Doritos, Mountain Dew and dip) and the second Zoey appears Lenny congratulates her on the save earlier. Zoey keeps her head down -- "I just made sure someone didn't die" -- and Thor tells it the way they've agreed to tell it, that O'Hara swooped in, "in her Oscar de la Renta skirt" at the last moment. "He's alive, that's what matters," mumbles Zoey a little more proudly, and Thor grins at her. Lenny tells a story about this one time he shocked somebody back to life, and Zoey is drawn in, but remembers to tell him his food stinks, so he leaves.
"Did you intubate without a doctor?" Zoey doesn't smile yet, but when Jackie says how risky it was, she grins hugely. "Just doing what you would have done." Jackie hands her a warning tone and Zoey, feeling her oats today more than ever, doesn't drop that sly crazy smile of hers: "Huh. I never would have pegged you as someone to give me shit for getting the job done." Jackie's surprised, and just kind of stares as she wanders away. Gloria wanders through with a barked drive-by to Lenny -- "Don't eat by the urine" -- before summoning Jackie to her office later for unspecified reasons, without either of them looking at the other.