Thor obviously can have anything he wants. He's wondrous.
Coop: "[Wedding stuff]."
Nobody: Cares at all.
Coop: "I wish I was marrying Nurse Kelly."
Jackie puts Zoey on cake duty after she unwisely admits being excited about Coop's birthday, which is slash-his-wedding if you recall.
Lenny: Starts shit with Eleanor about Patient One, who has a pipe coming out his chest; she goes with his instincts.
Patient Two: Not sure what's going on with him.
There's a neat/meaningless transition involving scattered tongue depressors, and we switch back and forth between the two scenes.
Patient Two: Is deaf and cannot speak and is blind, so he hands Slater a card detailing these many bummer afflictions instructing them to call his brother. I will give you fifty dollars if the brother is anyone on the planet except for the pipe guy. It's more likely that the brother is Eleanor O'Hara than anybody else but the pipe guy.
Jackie calls the brother, with Gloria yelling at her about the piss test, and the pipe guy's phone rings over with Lenny and Zoey. It's kind of funny how they're having this conversation in the hospital, which is confusing for a second, and then they quickly figure out the obvious situation. The real itchy part of it is, without the brother to Annie Sullivan the deaf guy, how do you tell him what's going on?
Maybe this is a metaphor for Jackie's complete disconnect from everyone around her, particularly those that love her. Maybe the juxtaposition is with poor Fiona whom we haven't seen since Kevin's meaningless sister was around. I just can't think of anything more awful than -- even if you're used to it, even if it's the whole universe as far as you know -- being in this silent blackness and hurting and waiting for somebody to comfort you, and nobody comes.
That sounds like what it's like to be Jackie Peyton. You could have angels all around, holding you up, calling your name, urging you onward, and you'd never even know. All the love in the world.
Brother: "Write in his hand."
Jackie runs back and Annie Sullivans the guy.
You are okay.
He nearly cries with relief; he can barely let go of her hand to write on it. She lies and says his brother is okay. He grasps at her. He doesn't know who she is. He loves her anyway.