|"Truth Will Out"|
|Season 14, Episode 16|
|Air date||April 24, 2008|
|Story by||Karen Maser|
|Teleplay by|| Karen Maser|
|Directed by||Andrew Bernstein|
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Cases in the ER include a woman pregnant with baby #13 who was in a car wreck; an exchange student beaten by thugs whose exam uncovers something else; and the aftermath of a fire in the ambulance bay. Sam and Tony continue to hide their growing attraction; Lucien's feelings for Skye lead him to an act of cruelty; Dr. Brenner's relationship with a powerful hospital administrator is revealed. Meanwhile Abby returns to work after her trip to Croatia and deals with her uneasy relationships with co-workers and Luca applies for a job in a nursing home where he meets an old man dying of cancer.
Abby tells Kovač about her drinking and infidelity. Kovač takes a job at a hospice for cancer patients, bonds with a patient played by Hal Holbrook, and makes a startling decision about his and Abby's future. Abby also clashes with Neela over treatment for a Korean kid suffering from lymphoma, and shines when she saves a woman who has given birth to her thirteenth child, before having a new interview for an attending position at County. Sam's sour attitude gets her grief from both Abby and Gates, so she makes a grand gesture towards the latter. Neela's mother-of-four has bad news and Neela helps her deal with it. Brenner turns out to be Anspaugh's nephew. Dubenko's relationship with Skye collapses after he accuses her of having a pathological need for male attention.
Dubenko: Forgive me for being so slow, Skye. I'm finally getting it now.
Wexler: Get what?
Dubenko: That the whole Bohemian, drifter, 'love the one you're with' thing is nothing but a bogus justification to screw anything that catches your eye.
Wexler: Well...good. Good, you finally figured me out. And you're absolutely right. I've done everybody: Pratt, Morris, Gates, security guards, Mel the Roach Coach Guy. And I'm having a damn good time with Simon Brenner. We've worn the varnish right off my desk. You know, it's too bad. It really is. I was starting to let my guard down with you.(hands him a gift bag) I bought this to keep you company while I'm on my dive.
Wexler: Gotta run, scheduled a quickie with Frank.
(Sam is on the phone, with Abby standing next to her, waiting)
Abby: Do you think we could talk later?
Sam: Uh... I'm a little busy right now.
Abby: That's why I said "later."
Sam: Is it one of those amends conversations? Like, rather not. (she walks away)
Abby: You get... it's five minutes. It's all I'm asking.
Sam: Look, Abby, this ((pause) is not a good day for me, okay?
(Pratt's in the ambulance bay and sees Abby, who's just arriving)
Pratt: Uh huh, there she is, Miss Croatia! So, how was it?
Abby: It was good, thanks.
Pratt: And you did actually go this time?
Abby: Yes, I actually went.
(Sam comes out of the ER)
Sam: Abby! Hey, had a nice vacation?
Abby: Joe's still asleep.
Luka: He had a rough night.
Abby: Yeah... How many times was he up? Three?
Abby: You have your interview today, huh?
Abby: Are you looking at apartments?
(Luka takes a deep breath and stays quiet; Abby sits in front of him)
Abby: What am I supposed to do? I told you the truth and it wasn't easy for me and you know how badly I feel and how sorry I am.
Luka: We're not doing this now.
Abby: What? What do you want? Just tell me. I swear to God I don't care what it is, I'll do it. What do you want?
Luka: Did you think coming to Croatia and apologizing was all it would take?
Abby: No! I didn't.
Luka: You tell me you were weak, you screwed up, you broke my trust, you put our son in jeopardy. What the hell do you expect?
Abby: I don't know!
Luka: I have to get ready for this thing. We'll talk about it later.
Abby: Will we? That's all I'm asking.
Luka: Well, we're not doing it now, okay?
(Abby nods and Luka goes upstairs)
Morris: Brenner is not so bad. I think he has a refreshing energy.
Pratt: And I think you've got a man crush.
Morris: Don't be ridiculous. Why?
Pratt: I see the way you look at him.
Morris: Just because I can see the appeal of another man... (Pratt raises one eyebrow) Forget it!