Debbie puts an order up and we wait for a while. We hear someone too close to the microphone putting in another order. Vic walks in and sits down. He's looking pretty good. Debbie tells him that she's filling in for someone, and that it's a good thing they got their flu shots because "everybody's sick." Cue Vic's line: "Ben's in the hospital." Debbie says, "What?" and then she waits a while and then she says, "Jesus." Vic tells her Ben's got pancreatitis. Debbie figures out that it's probably from the meds. Debbie's pretty angry that she's just now finding out that Ben's sick when Michael called Vic about it last night. She's so mad she says three more curse words. Vic stands up to Debbie. She goes over and gets an order. She walks back and says, "I told him this would happen, didn't I? I told him!" Vic inserts his Emergency Backbone and gets his only real line for the past thirty-something episodes: "Right again! Congratulations!" Yay, Vic.
I love how they never put those pesky oxygen masks on a patient who's supposed to talk and look sexy. Ben's just wearing a gown now, and doesn't even look slightly messy for someone who's been in a hospital bed for two days with pancreas problems. He just wakes up, looks at Michael, and says, "Hey, cutie." Michael asks how he's feeling. "Wonderful," Ben says. Michael kisses him. On the forehead. He then tells Ben that he looks sexy in his little robe. Michael gives Ben some crushed ice to help with the fever. Ben says he didn't think he'd end up in the hospital so soon. Michael says that he hasn't ended up anywhere, and that he'll be going home soon. But Ben knows this is just the beginning of the back-and-forth to the hospital from now on. Michael says that the only trips Ben'll be taking are to Tibet. He says he booked them a stay at the Kathmandu Hilton where they'll have all-you-can-eat Yak. Ben laughs and tells Michael not to make him laugh. Usually that's so easy. Ben falls right to sleep, which is what I usually imagine happens when Michael makes a joke. The nurse walks in and says it's time for Ben's medication. Michael asks if she can come back in a little while since Ben just fell asleep. The nurse says she has to give Ben his meds when it's time to give him his meds. Michael asks what she's giving him, since his doctor says he wasn't going to take any meds for a while. Oh, man, there's some bad acting right up in here. "If you give him this? [whispering over-emphatically] He'll die!" Duh-dun-DUUUHHH! Shirley MacLaine, he ain't. The nurse leaves to go get a doctor. "Well, while you're at it, why don't you go get a brain?" Michael snaps. Oooh. Burn.