Jackie takes Dr. Cooper aside: there's blood in Pete's urine and this means certain medical things that I don't necessarily know about, but Nurse Jackie obviously does and I assume Dr. Cooper ought, and he laughs at her. Right in her face: "Jesus, Bossy!" Cooper wants to do Leg Medicine on Peter, but she knows he's bleeding in his head. "Knock knock," Cooper says, louder, and the kid responds. Cooper squeezes her arm and takes off, tells the kid he's going to fix him up "real good," calls him "Chief." There's a moment where she could get more forceful, take it up with somebody else, but we don't see it. The world is too soft. The edges are fuzzy and time doesn't work right.
Peter is flatlining; Jackie stares down at him, dead, and takes his glove, putting it in her pocket. It was a bleed, "acute subdural hematoma," just like she said. "Brain puffs up," she explains, and you bleed to death right inside your skull. It gets dark; the whole world constricts itself to his face. Just him right now. Then it's later and she's forging his name on a donor card, screaming at the transplant people on the phone while she blows on it, so his name will dry. "You should not have died, Peter Michael Donavan." She nods to him, somewhere else. "It may have been a shame, but it will not be a waste. That I promise."
Peter's mother sits between his two great big brothers, civil servants of some large and beefy kind; she's getting smaller by the minute. The boys aren't impressed by the organ donor card, and they smack each other irritably over their mother's head; they hate Peter's girlfriend Beth. Mom seems neutral about her ("Beth is the girlfriend"); in any case, the Donovans as a group aren't too interested in Beth's wellbeing. The one on the left doesn't really get it, and keeps asking about the bicycle -- Peter was a bike messenger -- which offends the one on the right, who is brusque and coarse but at least gets it.
I'm thinking the smaller but still huge mean one on the left is a cop, and the slightly more heroic but still scary and butch one on the right is a fireman. But that's only because I get most of my knowledge about things from pornography, and this is how they would behave. I guess a normal person could decipher this from their uniforms, but when I look at that stuff I just feel hatred for authority rather than individual, like, patches and insignia? Anyway, fuck Beth, Fireman -- let's check the credits and yes, I am correct, I think, so score one more for porno -- can't believe they made it through 9/11 without a scratch, while Peter rode a bike and died of it. Jackie tries to be real with them, but they suck and yell a lot, and finally they're sad for a second before Cop starts in with the bike again, and Fireman punches him in the head for real.