Once his kid, sans phone, is safe within the walls of a treatment center, Cruz’s crusty exterior rewnerges, and informs Jackie that she will not in fact be getting a ride to work in his SUV. Knowing better than to push her luck, she scampers off to catch the train.
As if work won’t suck for Jackie enough that day, the air conditioning at All Saints appears to be down, rendering the whole place hot as balls (quoth Sam). Zoey is hogging the fan, Thor’s diabetes are impeding his ability to sweat, and Akalitus is coping by gleefully refusing to do one damn thing outside the scope of her lowly nurse’s authority. Love it.
Cruz and Jackie storm in side by side, her smarting off to him about the perks of train travel, and him warning her to tread lightly. He snarls about the lack of A/C, and Zoey’s cranky enough to snarl back, but he’s got too much on his mind to bother with minor insubordination. He wants to know when All Saints held the last mandatory drug test, and Zoey’s day planner holds the answer. She knows, because she drew a little cup of pee in the calendar square.
Zoey, you kill me.
Akalitus follows Cruz to the pharmacy, where he’s presumably heading to rip Eddie a brand new asshole. That’ll have to wait, though, because Eddie is gone. He’s left a Post-It instructing nurses to go to a different floor for their meds, and Cruz is less than happy to see yet another example of half-assed, unprofessional behavior. He writes Eddie a “see me” note on the Post-It, and growls at Akalitus like she should have been on this already. Akalitus just wants the A/C fixed, and she gets about half a sentence out before Cruz tells her someone else should deal with that. Akalitus agrees: “Good luck finding them,” she calls after him. Yes! Not a speck above and beyond from her. Cruz stripped her of her authority, and she’s not doing a damn thing outside her job description.
O’Hara and Jackie are trying to talk an octogenarian into a tonsil biopsy, but she just tells them to take the tonsils out altogether. Then she gets super picky about her popsicle options, but in a very polite, passive-aggressive way. Jackie and O’Hara take a walk, and Jackie admits she’s worried about getting fired. O’Hara points out that Cruz can’t fire her for getting treatment, but I bet once it comes out she was stealing pills via Eddie for four years, he’ll have a better case. O’Hara asks her to accompany her to an ultrasound that day, but Jackie’s afraid to leave, what with Cruz on the rampage. Probably a safe choice.
Poor, dumped Lenny is reading that godawful Eat, Pray, Love book, proving that a broken heart makes you do some seriously fucked up things. Even Coop recognizes the low point, and tells Lenny he should sow some oats in lieu of hitting himself in the balls with a sledgehammer, which is an apt metaphor for what happens when you read that shitfest, and I find myself in the unique position of agreeing with Coop, so fuck you, Lenny. Lenny is beyond giving a shit what I think, though, and has decided to go visit his cousin in Greece. When Zoey hears this, she’s taken aback, wondering how they can be “awesome exes” with Lenny gone. “You can be awesome without me,” he says, and really, wasn’t that the point of the breakup? But that answer fails to do anything but make Zoey’s face look sad.
Meanwhile, Cruz is requesting security footage. Uh oh.
Turns out, Eddie put up that Post-It so he could visit Kevin’s lawyer and tell his side of the Peyton saga. Kevin’s lawyer is asking leading questions, and to be fair to Eddie, he’s just saying what he knows. He’s not interested in taking sides or dragging anyone’s name through the mud. He just wants to say his part and leave. He also tells Kevin he wants to be done with him. I guess that whole thing he had with Kevin’s sister isn’t destined to start back up again.