Eleanor appears, and the woman promises she's having an appendix rupture and asks for a Valium drip and some Merlot. Eleanor's awesome: "I'm not saying no." All they have to do is rule out pregnancy and get her a CT. The woman is just beside herself because why do they keep mentioning pregnancy when she's 49, it's so impossible, which is how you know she is totally pregnant at 49, because you have seen a TV show before.
What isn't yet clear is what this means to the staff of All Saints: Is it going to be one of Jackie's caretaker issues, where the bald head of Grace turns out to be this lady's baby's congenital something or another? Are we going to talk about Gloria's crazy son some more? Is Zoey going to break down about her imaginary pregnancy? The answer will surprise you, and then immediately you'll be like, "Nope, that makes total sense."
Marco Prince's wife shows up -- this actress is great, do we know her from other things? -- and he immediately starts apologizing. Again, not hysterical or anything, just calmly and sort of with a deep inner horror. It really gets to Jackie. She gets real bedsidey with both of them, offering food, and it's so sad. He's like, "Where did I go?" Supervalue. "What did I do?" Took off your clothes. He nearly starts crying and the wife just laughs sweetly down at him and goes, "Baby, no, it's not a big deal! Good looking guy like you, you made their day." He's sad that she had to go to work, and she's like, "Lucky me." She's got an answer for all of it.
Writing it down like this makes her seem like Mary F. Sunshine but she's not like that at all. Just clearly carrying a lot, and unwilling to let whatever's going on with him be a problem for either of them. (Not pulling the hair out of her head, for e.g.) Gloria sees him across Emergency and pops in to be incredibly sweet with him about this one tackle he did, and says he's her hero, and that sense of foreboding just keeps getting stronger and stronger. Everybody is being so awesome! That is death on this show! (Plus, hospitals are really scary this week.)
At the snack bar -- out of left field, which is where God put her -- Zoey praises Eleanor's bravery in coming to "a foreign country." For one, she says, she would miss the candy. Eleanor shakes her head and says she'd only miss her people, and when Zoey snorts and says she has no people, oh, here we go: "Excuse me? I beg your pardon, you have me, you have Jackie. You have Lenny..." (Zoey has Eleanor!) She wrinkles her nose adorably about having Lenny, because it's scary, and Eleanor watches her consider not having Lenny, and how scary that would be, and nods while she puts it all together. Lovely! This scene is just lovely. (Scary!)