With that, we WHOOSH back to the hospital in 2007, where Harriet is, in fact, talking to Danny. Danny's not listening, though, and not for the usual reasons one wouldn't listen to Harriet. He sees Doc across the hallway, covered in a bloody smock. It's a fakeout, though, as Doc says that was from a motorcycle accident. They've actually stopped Jordan's hemorrhaging with the drugs. Danny and Harriet breathe sighs of relief, but Doc tells them to wait, because there have been more complications, and now he just acting like that doctor on Arrested Development who's always being misleading. Jordan's developed a bacterial infection; they're going to treat it with antibiotics, but there's a 25% chance that she could go into organ failure and die. Danny wants to see her, but seeing as she has an infection, that's a really bad idea. "How is it that you come into a hospital and get sicker?" asks Danny, nonsensically. Doc tells Danny to go with the baby and leaves. Harriet says she's giving Danny two choices: she can either do more Holly Hunter, or she can teach Danny to pray. Danny could have won me back almost completely if he told her to fuck off right then and there. As if her Christianity hadn't already been painted in enough of a patronizing and obnoxious light with the kneel-down thing two weeks ago, now she's going to "teach" Danny how to properly ask God not to kill his fiancée. Danny's too tired to do anything else, so he says, "Teach me." "God always wins," Harriet smirks, and as much as I hate her right now, she has a point. I already know how to pray, so when I asked God to cancel this stupid show back in November, he totally listened to me! Thanks, God!
Upstairs at the Studio, both Matt and Jack are looking wrecked. Jack says that Jordan's developed a post-op infection, but Matt already knew that. He parrots Danny's line about going to a hospital and then getting sick. Jack, because he's still awesome, is like, "Yeah, big building full of people with diseases, go figure." Jack needs Matt's help in convincing Simon to apologize. Matt says they have bigger fish to fry, but Jack thinks Simon's fish is one of those big fish they do need to fry. Then he flips out about the stupid fish-fry metaphors, which is too bad, because I was hoping he'd work his way around to making Tom into the tartar sauce of this whole situation. Anyway, Jack says he's got upfronts in a few weeks to think about, and he can't have a "terrorist sympathizer" on his network. Matt asks if he really thinks Simon is a terrorist sympathizer, and Jack, of course, doesn't. He does repeat the "of course they want to kill us, I want to kill us" line for the fiftieth time, though. Matt offers excuses for Simon, saying he was stressed, unprepared, and provoked, and "people say things they don't mean." Right, and then they apologize for them! Holy shit! Which is pretty much what Jack says as well, but Matt insists it's Simon's call to apologize or not. Jack also says he's not going to be able to keep Simon on the air, to which Matt counters that Simon was talking about killing the press, and nobody likes the press! Jack says it'll be "interpreted" like Simon's saying he wants to kill Americans. Which is, in fact, what he's saying. "No wonder they want to kill us." "They" don't want to kill the press, in that scenario. "They" want to kill "us." Americans. It's going to be "interpreted" that way, because that's what Simon said. Jack switches things up and brings it back to 2001, saying all Matt had to do was say two words and it all would have gone away: "I'm sorry." Matt offers Jack two words he could have used: "Screw you." He says Jack could have told all the complainers to sit and spin and stood by his talent. Jack insists he never once broke his word. Matt scoffs at that, so I suppose we have to go to the videotape.