Gloria's suspicious, but they have that nurse thing they have, that officer-of-the-court thing where if I tell you a thing is true, if I pinky-swear it, then we'll let it go this time because it's something I would never lie about. "Jackie, if a co-worker so much as raises the specter of substance abuse, I am required by law to inform HR, that's just the way it is. Fix it." Maybe just to shut her up, the constant talking, calling everybody into question in whatever way she can; maybe because she wants to solve the issue between her best nurse and her best doctor. Maybe because she loves Jackie Peyton.
Fitch Cooper comes in unannounced, whining about how he doesn't want to work with Sam -- Sam who punched him, Sam whose girlfriend he fucked -- and that since Zoey and "what's his name," Thor, are in Admitting, he needs Jackie. They take off, and Eleanor replaces them.
Coop's patient Pete has a dentist's mirror stuck up his nose because he wanted to see his brain. "I bet you are five," Jackie grins, and Pete asks Coop why his nose is broken. "My friend Sam didn't wanna share," he admits, and gives the mirror a little tug; it's lodged in his sinuses and he doesn't want to pull it out. Zoey appears in the doorway: "Tried to look at your brain, huh? Done that." I would be so scared to see Zoey's brain.
Pete's mom's horrified to hear Coop ask for surgical booties, but he assures her it's just to protect his new shoes; Jackie giggles with the little boy about the quality of his brain, and everything is normal for a second. In an aside, Jackie suggests that they give him a scan, so he can see his brain after all. "Using my powers for good," Coop muses. "Pretty tempting..." And before you know it, he's telling Pete his great idea.
"I've worked desperately to cultivate a remote and heartless persona for this exact reason. Well, no, actually it comes quite naturally. Point being, I suddenly am in the middle of something terribly private between Jackie and her husband." Gloria nods, waiting for Eleanor to blow the gig and force her to pursue the rabbit, but of course Eleanor doesn't. She loves Jackie too. "I would prefer that we didn't work the same shifts," is all she will say, and when Gloria can't help, she suggests she might be looking at other hospitals rather than follow this road with Jackie.