Then it's later and Akalitus is holding up a biohazard bag with a familiar body part in it. "Ears don't just jump into toilets, do they?" (Starring Elizabeth Taylor.) Zoey asks if this is a rhetorical question and I so want people to answer this question with a non-rhetorical answer, when they say this on TV. "No, I'm asking. Because sometimes, Zoey, they do. And it's important. Especially because sometimes, when you least expect it, or when you're too sleepy to turn on the bathroom light, in the middle of the night, and you just want to doze and drop trou and take a leak without actually waking up all the way, Zoey, and you're sitting there with your feet on the cold tile and wishing you were wearing your slippers, sometimes they JUST JUMP OUT AGAIN."
Jackie approaches with trepidation, since she is the ear flusher, but also because she doesn't want Akalitus to start telling the story about the impossibly long finger coming out the sink that she always tells first-years. So they fill Jackie in on how Zoey was just whining about her effin' muffins with mommy and then: ear. Zoey calls the Libyan "that guy [Jackie] treated yesterday," which obliges Jackie to point out that Zoey was technically the last person to handle the ear. "I handed it to you, sweetie? She got sick," Jackie explains to Akalitus. And of course, it's Nurse Jackie, so it's not like she's scared of getting arrested over yelling at an attaché's ear. He totally threatened to cut her up, I mean, it's not like she's making a habit of this. It's, as usual, about making sure everybody, including Nurse Jackie, gets out alive. So just go with the flow, Zo. But with the flow does our Zo go? No.
Akalitus wants to launch an investigation, Zoey tries to start twenty sentences and finishes nary a one, Akalitus starts talking about firemen who set their own fires just to be heroes, and then just when Zoey's about to climb up on a chair and give a speech or something, rip the biohazard baggie out of Akalitus's hands and devour the ear, whatever's weird, Akalitus ganks Jackie's second packet of drogas and empties it into her coffee. "I've been looking for sweetener all over this place for three days!"
(It's these assertions, they don't make any sense. How is that possible? I think the person who wrote this episode has a chip on their shoulder w/r/t reality, that's what I think. These things they keep saying, it's like Gilmore girls or something, it's hard to follow what's real and not because they keep asserting these things that cannot be true, but are just there for the joke or whatever. Infuriating. Insupportable! Un-American!)