And then you've got Jackie, who is more rooted in the real world than anyone I've ever seen... And more willing to dwell in fantasy, and her own obstructionist perversity, than anyone I've ever seen.
Jackie tries to reboot the Pill-O-Matic, but nothing happens. She taps the keys, repeating the same thing over and over, but it does no good. She calls Eddie, finally, and he ignores the call since he's chatting with her husband. She thinks she's doing something wrong; she tells him she loves him. It's not Eddie's pharmacy anymore, it's Plato's.
They bring in a guy with a hernia, intestines outside his body like a horror movie. Thor is none too impressed. There's a cute EMT chatting with Jackie when he arrives at the ER, talking about how he's planning on going to school to become a mortician. "I'm just tired of people yelling at me when I'm trying to save them," the guy says, which Jackie can identify with, and he tries to flirt with Zoey, but she's not having it. "Heard you put a guy in a coma," he says, trying to be sympathetic, and she's mortified. "I can be near patients," she clarifies, "I just can't treat them." He tells her to keep her head down: "And don't get all mea culpa with the nuns here. They're the worst!" He asks her out, but she's punishing herself, so she goes, "No. No, no. Nooooo." Of course, he has no idea of how she works, or what that means, so he slinks off.
"Zoey. Just go to your locker and put on your happy monkey scrubs, please. Truly. Nutterman is going to come out of this thing, I promise. So just go." Zoey rolls her chair over and says she never wants to administer meds again. "You fall off the horse, you get back on," Jackie says, taking off her finger splint as Zoey complains that she nearly killed him. "Okay, keep that to yourself." Zoey wants to tell him the truth, even if he never wakes up, and Jackie gets very intense for a moment: "You know what, Zoey? Clearing your conscience is not going to make him feel better. It's going to make you feel better. You feel like you're doing the right thing, but you're not. It's selfish." You can see how she got there, certainly, and in some cases -- even this case, maybe -- she's right. But she's not talking to Zoey. "Honesty is the best policy," Zoey singsongs, and Jackie assures her that it is not. She takes off, telling Zoey to stay put. Gloria is now sitting around on the elevator floor, playing with an invisible thread, making her skirt hem dance. It's pretty weird.