Lou is the most loveable patient they've ever had on this show, as the entire hospital staff cannot wait to tell you, but they're also right. Just wanna eat him up. He is fifty, and he passed out in the lobby of the Time-Life Building. He was on his way to his first interview in months, but now must stick to charming the pants off everybody in the hospital with his winsome sweet ways and sad-puppy eyes and generally doomed aura. I wish he was in every episode of this show just getting hugs and secret treats and special treatment from everybody.
Coop, as Eleanor makes fun of his shoes and notifies him that he has a bunion and not hoops-related b-ball injuries, warns the Chief that he is a fierce competitor. Because there is no reasoning with Coop, Eleanor "indulges" him to the tune of pretending to race him to the next trauma, even giving him a headstart, so he hobbles off on his bunion. I don't even really know what a bunion is but it seems like something that would happen to Fitch Cooper.
Coop: (Tags Eddie into the race, as though that makes sense.)
Eddie: (Can't stop being nervous about his big barbecue date with Kevin and his sister.)
Coop: (Spaz spaz spazzing.)
Lou: "I was interviewing for an ad sales job, because I am the only person on earth who has ever enjoyed doing that. I recently quit my hypertension medicine because my life is going down the toilet. It started with doing a sensible alternative-treatment regimen that was actually working, but now that I am poor and have no job and a family, and I'm living out that sad park-bench cliché of a man with no job and a family, I can no longer afford real medicine, much less fake rich-people pretend experiment medicine."
Jackie: "For being Lou, you deserve real medicine. Luckily, I am a champion stealer of medicines of all kinds."
They: (Are totally cute some more, because Lou is the best.)
Coop: "I am here to ruin everything!"