Drs. Ben and Cole, plus Zee, Lily, and Mina, all prepare to rush Julio into surgery, while Lynn begs Mina to fix her fix-it man. Mina's like, "Um...we certainly will try." As they wheel Julio out, Ben and Cole argue over their meager anesthesia problem. Ben says they have enough lidocaine to numb him for 30 minutes; Cole says there is absolutely no way they'll be done with the surgery in time, no matter how fast Ben is. Ben's like, "That's really our only option." Julio puts on a brave face, but the nightmarish implications of waking up in the middle of surgery are not lost on him.
Plastics is performing a spinal tap on the now-sleeping Non-Drunk while his pal, Mac Jr., rambles about him not sleeping this well since he had mono freshman year. Charlie comes in with a message for Plastics from Alma's father, who wants to meet him at the cantina tonight. Charlie seriously has no better ways he can be of help than relaying messages from Alma's dad? Shut up, Charlie. He and Mac Jr. chuckle a bit over Plastics having kept the man's daughter out all night, but Plastics has actual work to do, like diagnosing Non-Drunk with viral meningitis. The treatment, as you may have guessed, is a course of anti-viral meds that they now do not have. Mac Jr. says he's trying hard not to freak out, then proceeds to freak out about how, while Non-Drunk is not exactly a model citizen, he can't just die in the jungle. No, a freak beer pong accident is the fate that best fits him. Plastics, calm as can be, tells Mac Jr. not to worry -- he has a treatment plan. As you might expect, as Plastics exits, Charlie asks what said plan would be. Plastics: "Come up with a treatment plan."
While Dr. Ben and Lily (folk-jazz duo extraordinaire!) scrub in for the surgery, Cole keeps harping on the anesthesia thing. Julio needs IV narcotics, and Cole says he can get some. He manages to really underline the "I can get some" part. Ben turns and looks at him like he just confessed to shooting JR, and Zee clarifies for the squares in the audience. "You want to buy..." she starts. "...Heroin," he finishes. And also an opener for this can of worms.