Joe enters the on-call room, flicking on the lights to wake the sleeping residents. Chris and Matt get up complaining and Chris an Joe bicker until Karen told them some people are trying to sleep! She send them on their way and told Joe to kill the lights. After they leave she comments to herself that she should have gone to cosmetology school.
Julie and Chris are hugging in the lobby when Lucy zooms in with the workmen. Julie asks about the girls but Lucy, distracted, says she's busy and excuses herself. Julie told Chris she was blown off but Chris reminds her that Lucy doesn't know how much Christina means to her. Well, says Julie, she will. Soon.
At the med cart, Frank approaches Joe saying he heard Joe had crossed the picket line. How did Mary take it? Not that well, Joe says, but it felt like the right thing to do. Frank attempts to anger Joe but Joe says he was just about to give Neil his meds. Frank says he'll do it; he and Neil are getting closer. Joe told him they'll have plenty of time together when Neil and Courtney move in with him. Joe does relent anyway and gives Frank Neil's meds to deliver.
Julie approaches Lucy again who explains that she's even busier than she was earlier. Julie comments on how much Lucy has taken on and Lucy asks for her help. Would Julie order some food from the Grill for Ms. Stewart? Julie gives Lucy thee folder she has for Ms. Stewart, slides in an insult and went to order the food. Lucy enters the room, turns on the light and finds the lady herself snoring in cold cream with a towel on her head! DS immediately covers her head up with the sheet and refuses to come out, demanding Lucy GO! Apologizing profusely, Lucy leaves but stops to chuckle outside the room.
Courtney stops Frank with the med cart and gives him a change of clothes and a brochure for an apartment complex. She asks if Neil has said anything about the move and Frank told her he seems to be getting used to the idea. She knows a very romantic linen closet where he can change but he told her he needs to make a living and moves on past her.
Joe, in Mr. Phelps (a pt) room, is going over his chart when Chris, his doctor, enters. He asks why Joe paged him and is told Joe can't administer meds if he can't read the writing. He says Chris' writing is way past acceptable. Chris good-naturedly asks Joe to discuss it outside and blasts him for criticizing him in front of a patient. Joe keeps talking so Chris reminds him he's NOT a doctor and, since he's so concerned, Mr. Phelps has a cyst that needs draining. He can do that. Joe, chagrined, went back into the room. Julie, who has seen the exchange, stops to talk to Chris. He says knocking Joe off his pedestal was the highlight of his day. Julie says, from pedestal to low man on the totem pole sucks. She vents about Lucy and says she could just put her fist through a wall. Chris suggests she hit something more forgiving - so she slugs him. She says he was the most forgiving thing she could think of. Julie is sick of Lucy and constant orders. She starts with the Christina will never be hers, blah, blah blah. Chris says he won't let that happen. Chris told her they'll get Christina back and then maybe they can start a family of their own too. Julie would love that. They kiss and start to enter the linen closet only to find Bimbo Barrington rocking out to a walkman in there. They laugh.
Ms. Stewart is perusing the research on Lucy's project when Courtney knocks. She enters, cheerfully, with the info on Lucy that DS asked for. DS went over the info and they chat about Lucy and not kindly. DS seems to feel she is superior to everyone. DS notes Lucy's penchant for wealthy men, including Scott with his $100 million inheritance. Courtney bows and scrapes along until she is dismissed by DS telling her the info would have been nice 2 days ago and tossing it. File under 'T' for trash.
Karen, working on a stack at the desk, is told by Dr (I can't think of his NAME) of the scrap between Chris and Joe. He is agitated and complains that it's bad enough the press is out to get them. Karen told him she'll handle it and keeps working. When he leaves she turns around and rubs her face in frustration and exhaustion. Joe sees her and looks very concerned.
Chris and Julie find an empty room and go to play. Just as they start to roll around on the bed, another worker enters and collapses on the next bed. Chris says "excuse me" and the response is "don't mind me. I'm so tired I'll sleep through the whole thing." Julie has a better idea and they leave.
Courtney catches Frank in the hall and asks if he's looked at the brochure yet. He says no and she told him she was just hoping. She suggests they just fight this one out, offering up clenched fists. He almost smiles and she told him she can see it - he can't resist her. He says he's going to have to learn to because he needs this job. He leaves and Courtney sighs. Lucy, flying by, is paused when Courtney asks if she's going to see DS. Lucy says yes and how does Courtney know her. Courtney says she's been practically living there with Neil and they've gotten to be friends. Lucy wouldn't want her for a friend but Courtney says she likes her. She offers to go in with Lucy to run interference. Lucy agrees. In the room, Lucy asks DS if she liked the samples Lucy sent. She did not and would never let Lucy decorate any of *her* residences. Lucy explain that she's in charge of designing a custom suite just for DS. DS says small town people are so gracious and eager to please. It's refreshing and agrees to look at them. She suggests that Lucy find her a decent lunch while she and Courtney go over them. Lucy suggests Courtney do that and she agrees. DS told Lucy she seems to get things done and Lucy told her she can jump through any hoop DS holds up. DS says that'll be just like having her own trained seal!
Up on the roof, Chris and Julie, wrapped in a blanket, are kissing as Karen comes through the door. She coughs and asks if they both don't have something else to do. Chris reminds her of when she and Joe got caught up there in a compromising positions. Karen says she'll just pretend she didn't see them. Julie says no, Karen needs the space more and they leave. Karen gazes off into the distance as Joe comes up and asks if she's thinking of jumping.
In DS room, Lucy adjusts her traction and DS comments that she's much too eager to please; it's common in women with her kind of ambition. Lucy thanks her and says she wants to bring up aligning their companies one more time. DS says she has one rule - never mix business and trash. Frank enters with her meds and she drools all over him. She tells Lucy he's a little slice of heaven on toast. Lucy says she'd have stiff competition and DS says the stiffer the better. Lucy told her to go for it and exits. DS' phone rings and she discusses Lucy's project and the possibility of stealing it.
Julie and Chris are going at it in the shower in the on-call room. They avoid an interruption my Bimbo and continue with their passion. On the roof, Karen and Joe talk and he told her she's doing a good job. He says anyone in charge would be disliked right now. She says she wanted to be Chief Resident but she keeps wonder if people are just seeing a mixed up kid making mistakes. Joe says no, they see her intelligence and her beauty; at least that's what he sees. Karen says when she runs and hides he always finds her. Finding her was the best thing he ever did, says Joe. She touches his face and says he's her best friend just as the rain begins to pour down. She went in but he enjoys the rain for a moment and then follows.
In the on-call room, Chris, sleeping next to Julie, wakes up with a start. Julie asks if he's okay and he told her yes, he had a nightmare about Cooper. She says she knows what that's like. Chris says Cooper was after him for not working on him in the ER; Cooper said he'd get him with everyone else (in the dream). Julie says he did the right thing and Chris agrees somewhat uncertainly. They discuss it until Chris' pager goes off when he told her to go back to sleep and leaves.
In Neil's room, as Neil gasps for breath, Frank carries him to the bed calling for help. He gives Neil oxygen and screams for help again. Neil passes out even with the oxygen. Joe finally rushes in and helps Frank. Joe thinks it's an allergic reaction; anaphylactic shock. Joe leaves Frank administering oxygen and rushes to the med room. There, he smashes the glass door and grabs what he needs to help Neil - Benadryl and epi - and rushes back to administer it. Joe and Frank continue to bag Neil and wait for the injection to work.
At the desk, patient Camille is carried n by her husband. Chris ask what happened and she has a bad infection. She told him she came in yesterday but he was too busy to see her. She wasn't that bad then so she decided to come back another time.
Back in the on-call room, Karen gets up and gets ready for work without the lights, accidentally dropping something. Julie wakes up and told her to go ahead and turn the lights on, she's awake. Karen apologizes and says she's looking for toothpaste so Julie finds her some in Chris' locker. Julie told Karen about her bet with Chris about Joe and Karen; it cost her 20 bucks! Karen says she's sorry - more sorry than Julie knows. Julie offers to listen and Karen told her she made a fool of herself. It was an "in the moment" thing. Julie says that's not that bad. Karen says they're adults and they should be able to handle this as such. Julie applauds and told her "nice try." Karen smiles and says she's busted then lees to answer a page. (Note: I enjoyed the easy chatting between these two. Nice!)
In Neil's rooms, Neil is resting easier; seems fine. As he comes around, Frank told Joe he should leave before Neil sees him. Neil might tell someone and Joe acted as a doctor - more trouble. Frank promises to cover for him and take any flak that may come. They *are* expecting to get in serious trouble in spite of saving Neil. Joe watches from the doorway as Neil wakes up and Frank told him he's okay. The interaction between Frank and Neil is becoming more and more tender. Franks went to get Neil some water and talk to Joe. He told Joe not to be crazy; Neil is fine but Joe's career isn't and this could well end it. Joe asks hat he'll say and Frank told him not to worry about it - he'll cover and take any blame.
At the desk, Joe is walking b when Karen calls him - Zombie man. LOL! He stops and she asks if he is going to crash. He told her he can't sleep. He's stressing over what happened with them, isn't he, she asks. No, he says, he's fine. He looks like something is wrong. No, he's fine really. He offers to cover the desk while she checks on her patients. She says that's typical; she seems to be persona non-grata with everyone these days. Joe says that's not what he meant. Her pager went off and she says it's Neil - not an emergency. So she has to go. He got his wish, she says, she's outta there. She stalks off and Joe looks pensive.
In Neil's room, Neil and Frank are talking when Alan comes in to ask about the broken medicine cabinet as Karen also arrives. Franks says yes, he broke in and explains why. Karen asks who treated Neil and Frank says he called for help but none came so he did it himself. She examines Neil and asks why Frank didn't page her. He didn't have her pager number. They go to the hall to talk and Frank immediately says he knows he's not authorized to do that. Alan says he has no intention of coming down on Frank. It was a medical emergency. Karen comments that she's surprised Frank was able to diagnose it so quickly. What brought it on? What had he eaten? Frank says he had brought a peanut butter sandwich to Neil but Neil had had thousands of them. Alan says yes but, with Neil's compromised immune system, he could have developed an allergy, Frank again blames himself, this time for making the sandwich. Alan reiterates that he will not come down on Frank; he saved Neil's life. Karen looks like she suspects something.
Chris is with Camille and her husband. She has a bad infection and he is sending her blood work down to seek answers. He'll put her on broad spectrum antibiotics inpatient. She is concerned about not being able to go home. Chris leaves dealing with great frustration when hubby comes and apologizes. When asked for what he says Camille didn't tell him it was this serious. Chris told him it was not his fault.
Frank finds Joe to thank him for his help with Neil. Joe wants to tell the truth; Frank could get in trouble too. Frank assures him that Alan has promised not to punish him. It's best to leave it. Alan comes up asking Joe if he's proud of Frank. He also told Frank that he's recommended Frank get his paramedic job back. After Alan leaves, Joe says so much for honesty. If they tell the truth, they're both screwed. Julie is at the desk with Karen when Joe brought some test results out. He starts to leave but Karen stops him. She says she knows he was the one who saved Neil. He denies it until Chris calls out to Karen about Camille. Her fever isn't going. Joe offers advice but Chris rudely told him to go get him a sandwich. Joe complies good-naturedly.
In Neil's room, Frank and Courtney fuss over him. Neil announces he's hungry and Courtney offers to get him some. No peanut butter, says Neil. Frank accompanies her to the hall where she congratulates him - she saw Alan who told her about Frank getting his old job back. Does Frank feel uncomfortable with this lie? He sure seems to...
Julie find Chris in the on-call room and asks for a good morning kiss. He complies half-heartedly and she asks if it's Camille Owens. He says yes and he's trying to figure out what he missed. Julie says he needs rest but he says he's responsible for not being there when she needed him. He blames Cooper and Julie says Cooper can only affect him if he lets him. Chris is disappointed in himself for NOT treating Cooper. He feels he compromised his oath. He's lost his objectivity and doesn't know what that means. He says Cooper is one thing but Camille Owens deserved his best. Julie says he's being too hard on himself but he wonders if he's cut out to be a doctor after all.
Frank and Neil talk baseball. Neil says he wouldn't be looking forward to going to the games if not for Joe. He says Frank too; he saved his life last night. Frank downplays it but Neil is insistent.
As Joe gets on the elevator Courtney rushes on. She told him that while he's not crazy about the idea of her and Neil moving out, she could have pushed for him to move. He's surprised she didn't. With all the problems he's having at work she didn't think he needed that too. She babbles on, baiting him but he keeps his cool until she exits.