01x14 - She

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

[KNOCKING CONTINUES]

KENNY: Morning, Doc!

Good morning, Kenny.

Hey, hey, hey.

Brosef, your cable's out.

I don't have cable.

I have a digital antenna.

- Why?
- Digital antennae

receive superior picture and sound quality,

and the channels are free.

Yeah, but you only get, like, channels that way.

I only watch three.

You mind if I run a line to your tube?

Cable guy can't fit me in till next week.

Mm.

Come on, channels are better than none.

Yes, they are.

All right.

Gracias, amigo.

No hay na que agradecer.

What?

MELENDEZ: Dr. Reznick was orphaned

once Dr. Coyle was transferred,

so she'll be joining our team.

Hi. I'm Claire.

Nice to meet you.

Are you the autistic one?

No.

That's me.

Dr. Shaun Murphy.

Hi.

We've got two pretty straightforward cases,

nice level playing field for an eager group.

Not interested.

Competition can foster teamwork,

which can lead to a greater understanding

and appreciation

of residents' strengths and weaknesses

and improve patient care.

You're playing the same game Glassman had us do

when we were interns.

Not interested.

Winning team gets first dibs

on assisting on all surgeries next week.

- In.
- In.

Out.

Mm.

I pick the boy genius.

That's you.

Dr. Browne.

- Kalu.
- MELENDEZ: Dr. Reznick.

Thank you. I'm looking forward to it.

Thank you.

Same stakes as last time?

Absolutely.

LIM: Hi, Quinn.

We hear you've had some stomach pain.

Do you mind if we take a look?

It doesn't hurt that bad.

Poor thing says everything is okay,

but when Quinnie didn't want to go swimming today,

I knew that something must be wrong.

We'll be as gentle with her as possible.

[GROANS]

Quinn's parents are out of town,

so I'm... I flew in to babysit.

Mm-hmm.

[INHALES SHARPLY]

Okay.

Let's see.

- That's a...
- pen1s.

She's not a girl.

He's a boy.

It's just a phase.

QUINN: Stop saying that.

I'm not a boy. I'm a girl.

- You're transgender?
- Yes.

SHAUN: No.

Quinn has XY chromosomes like Jared and me,

not XX like you.

Science says he's male.

No, Quinn has gender dysphoria.

Her assigned gender is not the one she identifies with.

She's mismatched, Dr. Murphy.

But biologically...

QUINN: Other than biologically,

how do you know you're supposed to be a boy?

Your question doesn't make sense.

I'm not supposed to be anything.

I am a boy.

Biologically, that's it.

[INHALES SHARPLY]

Okay, deep tenderness at McBurney's point.

Could be acute appendicitis.

Murphy, get imaging to confirm.

Mm.

[BREATHING DEEPLY]

Mr. Shaw, your chart says

that you passed out in class.

- What do you teach?
- History.

I got a little dizzy because I skipped breakfast.

I-It's nothing.

The school insisted on calling an ambulance.

Taken any medications in the last few months?

Uh, I took some Vicodin

after I threw out my back six weeks ago,

and then I had a stomach flu,

so I took Ofloxacin.

But the flu part didn't totally go away,

so I took Azithromycin and Prednisone

because my glands were swollen.

But I still had a sore throat, so I took some Cipro.

What doctor prescribed you all that?

Uh, they were leftovers

I had in my medicine cabinet.

- Uh...
- All right, lay back for me.

[GROANS]

Look, I'm a single dad with twins

who bring home every disgusting germ

they touch at preschool.

I can't afford to miss work.

[GROANS]

You've got a fever

and you've gone through two IVs

which tells me that you're severely dehydrated.

You can't stand me touching your stomach

without wincing in pain.

Dr. Reznick, let's get Mr. Shaw here an ultrasound.

- We've been trying for a while.
- Five months.

I realize my prime egg days were two decades ago,

but I've been vigilant.

Ovulation kits, LH and FSH testing,

basal body temp.

I've checked my estradiol and AMH levels.

The old-fashioned way wasn't working.

Okay, well, there are a lot of possibilities to consider.

Many benign, many easily corrected.

So I will take some samples from you both,

run some tests, we go from there.

There's a clock.

We need to know if we start with IUI or IVF...

Both of you... You need to stop worrying.

Isabel, you are not the first -something woman

to come here and ask these questions.

Myself included.

You came to me because you trust me, yes?

Right.

So let me do what I do,

and you two focus on each other.

Hey.

We're a team, babe.

In this together, all right?

Okay.

I'm afraid, Howard,

your appendix has already ruptured.

Book an OR stat and page Melendez.

Wait. I need to figure out

who's gonna take care of my kids,

call the school so they can get subs for my classes.

Mr. Shaw, if we don't get you into surgery now,

your infection could spread and you could become septic.

Dr. Browne will make all the necessary phone calls

while I prep you for surgery.

Isn't that so, Dr. Browne?

You're in good hands, Mr. Shaw.

We've got you covered.

Let's go.

SHAUN: Hello.

Do you wear dresses?

Murphy, don't.

Quinn is a boy who thinks he's a girl.

I want to know why he thinks that.

Sometimes I wear dresses, but sometimes I wear leggings.

Do you like the color pink?

[CHUCKLES]

I'm more of a purple girl.

- Do you play with dolls?
- Since I was ,

but I'm super into mermaids.

Do you take dance...

Murphy, questions are up.

I only asked four.

- Do you wear perfume?
- It doesn't matter.

The CT's ready. Let's go.

- Do you always paint your nails?
- Let's go.

MELENDEZ: Perforated appendix is out.

Lavage or no lavage.

Dr. Browne.

Lavage before closing the wound

decreases residual fluid accumulation

- and minimizes residual contamination.
- MORGAN: Claire's right.

Although, a recent study

documented a higher abscess rate

when irrigation was used for perforated appendicitis.

Well, someone did their homework.

I'm partial to AMSURG since they published me.

As a medical student?

It was about the cost and stabilization of disease

in patients undergoing transcatheter

and surgical aortic valve replacement.

Are you thinking of specializing in cardio-thoracic?

A girl can dream.

Staple up and close up.

It's, uh...

it's good to have you on board, Morgan.

It's great to have another female surgeon.

Oh, uh, I'm sorry,

you and I are not gonna be friends,

hanging out, having sleepovers,

braiding each other's hair.

That's not exactly where I was going with it.

When residency's over,

the hospital's likely only keeping two of us.

Shaun is Glassman's pet project, so he's in.

Jared is persona non grata, so he's out.

Which means every time you win, I lose.

And vice versa.

Thanks for the heads up.

[CT MACHINE WHIRS]

Do you think he's complicated or confused?

[SIGHS]

Dude, you've got to quit calling her a "he."

We're never going to win this competition

with you disrespecting our patient.

Don't they have transgender people in Wyoming?

Okay. Transgender patient care

was not part of my medical school curriculum.

Was it part of yours?

No.

[MONITOR BEEPS]

Quinn doesn't have appendicitis.

He has testicular cancer.

[SIGHS]

She.

We found a mass on Quinn's left testicle.

She has cancer, but...

- Am I gonna die?
- LIM: No, no.

Prognosis is very good.

We've caught it before it spread,

and we'll do surgery on the mass to remove it.

The CT also showed he has osteopenia.

- [SIGHS]
- Murphy, stop with the "he."

[CELLPHONE RINGING]

Um, Quinnie, it's your mom.

- I... I have to...
- Of course.

Osteopenia.

- That's low bone density, right?
- JARED: Yeah.

How'd you know that?

Do you know how I got cancer?

There are several possible causes, but I...

- Microlithiasis, mumps, hypospadias...
- Murphy.

Intraepithelial germ cell neoplasia,

inguinal hernia, HIV...

Murphy. Enough.

Your parents are on their way here.

Um, they just told me...

Quinn, are you on puberty blockers?

That's the likely cause of the osteopenia.

Are you taking leuprorelin or histrelin?

I've been on leuprorelin for nine months.

Why didn't you say anything earlier?

Because my parents didn't want my grandma to know.

Looks like he has an abscess.

You have an infection.

We'll drain it, put you on antibiotics.

It's nothing to worry about.

It just means you might be in the hospital

a couple of extra nights.

I... I can't spend

a couple of extra nights.

I need to get out of here.

Are you worried about your kids?

Well, they're with my sister, they're safe,

but they've never spent a night without me

since they were born.

Well, then consider this a blessing.

A free vacation from your kids.

They're my life.

My wife died of ovarian cancer last year.

I...

I hate hospitals.

I'm so sorry.

Why don't I find a laptop

so you can Skype with them?

And I'll rustle up a couple of toy bears from Peds

for you to take home.

Thank you.

LIM: I want to reassure you

that the puberty blockers

are in no way responsible for causing cancer.

SHAUN: The leuprorelin did cause your osteopenia.

Does this mean I have to stop taking puberty blockers?

Yes.

JARED: We'll get you on dietary supplements

to help regain your bone strength,

but the puberty blockers are hurting you.

You'll be fine without them.

Fine?

I... I don't want an Adam's apple

or a deep voice or hair all over my body.

You can't reverse that, can you?

No, I'm afraid not.

Girls have body hair, too.

[SIGHS]

Toy bears, Skype with kids...

you've got game.

[SCOFFS] "Game"?

I believe the name for what I did

is "basic human decency."

Everyone has an agenda.

Sometimes it's conscious, sometimes it's not,

but it's always there.

And you've got this whole

"queen of kindness" thing down pat.

Awfully cynical for someone so young.

Mm, not cynical.

Just the reality of how the world works.

[ALARM BLARING]

It's Howard.

[MONITOR BEEPING RAPIDLY]

NURSE DHANOA: He spiked a fever, temp's .

BP's tanking, over .

- He's soiled his sheets.
- MORGAN: Site's clean.

Infection should be clearing by now.

- What's going on?
- I don't know.

Page Melendez.

Give me milligrams acetaminophen,

grams of meropenem IV infusion empirically.

Run a chem panel, CBC, and get cultures ASAP.

Hang in there, Howard.

We're gonna figure this out.

Any word on Quinn Darby's labs?

Big backup today. Nothing much I can do.

Text you when they're ready.

Yeah.

MORGAN: Hey, Gus.

I saw raspberry and rose petal doughnuts

in the cafeteria today.

Got you the last one.

You remembered.

Thank you.

Howard Shaw's labs.

- I put a rush on them for you.
- You're the best.

Why did you give Gus a doughnut?

I was being nice.

I needed my patient's labs expedited.

- Gus likes doughnuts.
- It's called bribery.

I call it "basic human decency."

See you later.

Howard has a superbug.

A C. Diff infection?

It's resistant to all medication.

[SIGHS]

LIM: Quinn's pre-op labs are normal,

so we can do the surgery first thing in the morning.

The procedure is called

a radical inguinal orchiectomy.

It's radical in that

the entire cancerous testicle is removed.

All functionality will remain the same.

Quinn should be able to resume her normal activities

in one or two weeks.

See? Baby, that's good news.

QUINN: No, not really.

Without the puberty blockers,

I'll be the freak in ballet with a mustache.

Aren't there any other options?

I wish there were...

If we do a bilateral orchiectomy,

Quinn will have

the testosterone level of a girl.

We are not removing both testicles.

You want to castrate my grandson?

- No.
- No.

[SIGHS]

I'm so sorry for Dr. Murphy's outburst.

I'm gonna have gender confirmation surgery

when I'm anyway.

Why not just do it now.

Quinn is a child

who still plays dress-up and make-believe.

He may want to have children of his own some day.

Ew.

We'll give you some privacy.

DENISE: Thank you.

- I will not allow you...
- It's not up to you.

You are making me doubt the wisdom of drafting you, Murphy.

If you go around saying inflammatory things to people,

it will only upset them.

How will I know if I said something inflammatory

until I say it?

Test it on Kalu first.

Which you can do

the two of you prep an SDA for this case.

An SDA?

A Shared Decision Aid

is a paper presenting the pros and cons

- of making a difficult...
- I know what it is, Murphy.

But why am I being punished?

It's not a punishment, it's necessary.

It'll help Quinn's family

understand all the options available to them for her care.

- Understood?
- Understood.

The stool culture and sensitivity test

indicate that you're resistant

to every antibiotic.

Which only happens when you've been exposed

to every antibiotic.

I... I did this to myself?

But I've used those medications before

without a problem.

Why did this happen now?

You weren't under a doctor's care,

so you were likely taking the wrong medication

for the wrong symptoms.

But you can fix this, right?

We're gonna have to perform a colostomy

where we attach an ostomy pouching system

to your abdomen

to collect waste from your body.

For how long?

Well, with the level of damage

we're seeing throughout the colon,

indefinitely.

I'm so sorry, Howard.

I don't understand

why you'd suggest the bilateral orchiectomy

when you don't even believe Quinn's a girl.

I was answering Dr. Lim's question.

She said there were no other options,

but I found one.

And now we're here.

Yes.

You're actually enjoying this scut work, aren't you?

Yes. We are being helpful.

We're not doing this to be helpful, Murphy.

We're doing this because you pissed off Lim,

and I'm collateral damage.

We're still being helpful.

Doesn't matter.

Doesn't matter, competition's over.

Is it?

We're in here and not with the patient.

No face time plus you calling her a "he"

equals crappy survey scores.

[CHUCKLING] It's okay. It's a game.

- It's not important.
- It is to me.

I'm a pariah.

These scores are part of our resident evaluation.

Our jobs depend on them.

Mine does, at least.

Then we should do this scut work very well.

[DOOR CLOSES]

Finola called.

She found an irregularity with one of the tests

but wants to re-run it to be sure.

Okay, so we wait until she re-runs it.

Marcus, we're both doctors.

The results aren't gonna change.

I waited too long.

It's all my fault.

This is the part where you say,

"No, babe, it isn't."

You had goals, other priorities.

You said you supported my career choices,

just like I supported yours.

I do support you. Always.

And I am so proud of you.

But it came at a cost

that we both knew was possible.

- We should have started trying sooner.
- When?

When you were , miles away teaching at Dartmouth?

Or, what, when you were chasing down head of surgery?

- We would have figured it out.
- "Figuring it out"

would have meant me and a nanny raising a baby.

I didn't want that.

I tried to bring it up four years ago,

but you wanted to get your practice up and running.

A baby didn't fit in that picture, either.

It is not the same.

How many pregnant women get hired for anything?

Or when they find out a woman's got a child at home,

suddenly it's all

"Who's gonna take care of the baby?"

No one asks men that question.

Yeah, well, none of it matters now.

Right? Because it's probably too late.

And I knew it.

I knew this was gonna happen.

You've been stewing over this.

Resenting me. For how long?

I don't resent you, Is.

But, you know, if you want me to sit here

and tell you that it's not your fault,

I... I can't do that, I'm sorry.

[ALL SPEAKING SPANISH ON TV]

[SLIDING DOOR OPENS]

Hey. You like?

That door was locked.

Oh, I know.

The cable guy had a cancellation,

so he hooked me up, got us a two-for-one.

Little thanks for being so chill earlier.

Gracias, amigo.

[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ON TV]

So, what kind of doctor are you?

I'm a surgeon.

A surgeon?

Your stuff doesn't say surgeon, does it?

It's like, uh, Selena and Justin.

It doesn't really go together.

Furniture's from, like, a dozen different places.

.

.

The people in Casper knew I didn't have any money,

so they gave me things to make a home.

The bookshelf is from Jennifer,

the town librarian.

My table and chairs are from Mr. Grady's diner.

The lamp is from Sheryl

who teaches Sunday school at Highland Church.

Dr. Glassman, he got me my bed.

Well, you don't have to tell me the whole list, but...

Okay. Yes.

Everything I have works.

There is no need to change it.

Respect.

[MUFFLED SCREAMING ON TV]

[WOMAN SPEAKING SPANISH]

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

Hi.

- I'm Dr. Glassman.
- Hi.

I'm the president of the hospital.

Is everything okay?

Sit down.

There has been no change in Quinn's condition.

However, her grandmother

has made a claim of child abuse

against you and your husband.

She's claiming that

putting Quinn on puberty blockers...

and these are her words,

"making her think that being trans is okay"...

is a form of emotional and physical abuse.

Now, just to be clear,

we don't believe any of these allegations

have any merit whatsoever.

I know my mom, okay?

She's not gonna drop this.

She'll go to court.

Could she get custody?

Well, she could try, but, uh, Dr. Lim would testify.

- They could put her in a foster home.
- Hey.

Ty, she won't make it.

If we let Quinn do the surgery she wants now,

it'll all be over.

There will be no reason for Ruth to fight us.

[SNIFFLES]

Do what Quinn wants.

Do the bilateral surgery.

FINOLA: There is an issue.

Your tests confirmed

abnormalities in the semen parameters.

I beg your pardon?

The semen analysis. It showed that you have

a low sperm count and low motility.

- It's my fault?
- No.

We... we do not speak in terms of fault.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

% of all couples
struggle with infertility,

and of those, % have a male factor component.

It's not great news, but it's not a dead end.

So what's the next step?

I'm gonna refer you to Dr. Arjun Dhillon.

He's an excellent urologist,

and he'll give Marcus a... a full physical,

do some blood work, and an ultrasound.

That can't be right.

- Marcus.
- It can't be right.

Marcus. We got this.

Okay?

We're gonna get through this together.

Hey. Hey!

Why didn't you tell me Howard's labs came back?

I should have been there when you broke the bad news to him.

So Melendez could see your touching bedside manner.

It doesn't matter anyway.

Oh, it doesn't? How the hell not?

The poor guy's getting a colostomy.

There's no way we're winning this competition.

You really have no sympathy

for what Howard's going through?

It's a major bummer, no doubt.

But we don't have time to get emotionally invested

in every patient that we treat.

Our job is to go in, do the surgery,

and get out.

Afterwards... his poop, someone else's poop...

it's not our problem.

Hey, well, wait.

What if we could get Howard

a fecal microbiota transplant?

FMT for a surgical case?

Theoretically, we transfer healthy feces to him,

it restores good flora to the body,

kills off the CDI,

and he avoids surgery all together.

We could actually win this thing.

[SIGHS]

I'm gonna pull all the research

before pitching it to Melendez.

GLASSMAN: So, this meeting is called

a Challenging Patient Consultation Process.

The name sucks,

but there are things about it I do like.

All you got to do is talk and listen

and try to understand each other.

What's to understand?

Ruth accused us of being child abusers.

DENISE: And what's to discuss?

We are Quinn's parents.

We get to make her medical decisions.

What if Quinnie's better off as a boy?

You have no idea what Quinn has been through.

Every kid goes through rough patches.

Every kid is confused.

Quinn has always told us exactly who she was,

ever since she was .

So you let Quinn play with dolls.

Big deal.

You don't make life-altering decisions

because a child wants to be a princess.

We used to let Quinn do whatever she wanted at home.

But when she went out in public,

we made her present as a boy.

It felt false to her.

She hated it.

She hated herself.

She became reclusive, depressed.

And then a year ago, Quinn tried to kill herself.

Sorry I'm late.


Howard might not need the colostomy

if we give him a fecal microbiota transplant.

Hasn't the FDA gone back and forth on that?

We could be introducing new bacteria into his system

that could kill him.

The likelihood of that is low.

But not zero.

But if we do the colostomy,

we may not really be helping him.

% to % of patients

get recurrent CDI after the initial bout.

That's a good point.

I believe % of that time,

recurrent CDI becomes chronic,

which can lead to repeated hospitalizations and death.

Are my numbers right, Claire?

Yes.

But recent studies

show better than a % success rate with FMTs.

Howard is a good candidate.

We should try it

before he develops a toxic megacolon.

Don't we owe it to him, to his twins,

to at least try an experimental treatment

before doing an invasive surgery

which will alter his life forever?

You're right.

Prep him for the procedure.

I appreciate your passionate advocacy

for your patient.

Good work, both of you.

Oh, now you're a team player.

When it benefits me, yes.

Speaking of which,

while you were doing your research,

I found Howard a match at the stool bank.

Sample arrives in a couple of hours.

Great.

I let them know you'd be the designated doctor

to handle the medical chain of custody

when the sample arrives.

So...?

So you're the only person who can handle the sample.

You'll have to dilute it, blend it, strain it

all on your own.

To safeguard against cross-contamination, of course.

Of course.

Your temperature and BP are normal.

QUINN: Normal.

Whatever that means.

Typical. Usual.

Expected.

Yeah, I don't feel like any of those things.

What does it feel like to be a girl?

Are you angry?

Was that an inflammatory question?

I'd rather people ask questions

instead of pointing and staring.

When I used to look like a boy,

I felt... different.

The kids at school didn't understand me,

so they picked on me.

I spent a lot of time alone.

When my parents let me be me,

I felt...

like I didn't have to pretend anymore.

I felt free,

like when you're in a pool

and you just let go and float.

I'm not a very good swimmer.

[CHUCKLES]

I don't know what it feels like

to be anyone but me.

Me, too.

Is the bilateral more risky

than the unilateral surgery?

The big issue with the bilateral

is Quinn will never be able to have biological children.

If Quinn's parents think that Quinn's mature enough

and strong enough in her beliefs,

then they should do it now.

It's an elective surgery on a child.

There is no medical necessity.

Except with a previous suicide attempt,

she's still at risk.

Her situation is different now.

She's socially transitioned and living as a girl.

But there just isn't enough good data

on trans kids and their outcomes.

On the other hand, there's very good reason

to preserve future fertility.

GLASSMAN: Dr. Lim and Dr. Andrews

are both very excellent surgeons,

and they very clearly have

some passionate points of view,

but their views are their own.

You all need to decide what's best for Quinn.

Whatever we decide,

Quinn is still gonna be a girl.

I don't know if I'll ever be able to accept that.

I know that makes me sound horrible.

I know what it's like to not put your family first,

and it cost me.

It cost me a great deal.

And if I had to do it all over again,

I'd ask myself...

is it really worth sacrificing a life

with someone I love

over an idea that may never be?

Why don't we give them the room?

- [MONITOR BEEPING RAPIDLY]
- Hey. I got the page. What's going on?

She started screaming in pain and vomiting.

Temp's .

SHAUN: Increased groin pain

could be attributed to epididymitis,

kidney stones, inguinal hernia...

The extra weight of the tumor

could be causing the testicle to twist on itself.

There'd be no blood flow.

QUINN: [RETCHES]

She has a testicular torsion. She needs surgery now.

Excuse me. Have you made a decision?

Not yet. I mean, there's a lot to...

We need one now.

Quinn has testicular torsion.

The spermatic cord is twisted

and cutting off blood supply.

We need to operate.

If you want Quinn to live the way she wants,

don't limit her future now.

You heard her when my mom said

she might want kids some day.

She can't even fathom the thought

because she's just a child.

Just do what's medically necessary.

[SIGHS]

[MONITOR BEEPING]

ANDREWS: Doesn't appear to be any palpable lymphadenopathy.

It's likely a stromal tumor,

- but get that to pathology right away.
- Yes, sir.

[MONITOR BEEPING RAPIDLY]

Quinn has tachycardia and hypotension.

I'm not seeing any bleeding.

EKG's normal. It's not coronary.

CO and O are normal,
so it's not a P.E.

It must be a reaction to the anesthesia.

I'm already pushing fluids and vasoconstrictors.

Six syringes in, and no sign of leakage.

Okay, we're wrapped up here.

Let's get Howard into recovery.

- Well done.
- Thanks.

I was thinking of writing up the procedure,

possibly submit it for publication.

I'd be happy to assist,

seeing as I've done it before.

Thanks, but I think I can...

I read your paper in AMSURG, Dr. Reznick.

You continue to impress.

Coming from you,

I take that as a huge compliment.

When you get a chance, Dr. Browne,

you should read it.

Will do.

J.L.: I've given vasopressors

and reduced her meds as much as I can.

She's losing volume somewhere.

It was dry when we ligated the spermatic cord.

I'm still not seeing the bleed.

SHAUN: Could be vagal stimulation from the severed nerve.

But she's not responding to epi.

- Sepsis?
- It's too early for an infection.

Her MAP is . She's barely profusing.

Okay, excuse me, guys.

- You're breaking scrub.
- I'm so sorry.

Grey-Turner sign.

Could be a retroperitoneal hemorrhage.

Jared could be right.

It is possible that there's internal bleeding.

The testicular artery

can retract up into the pelvis.

It's rare, but it can happen.

Rare is an understatement. Dr. Andrews?

I don't think we have any other choice.

We need to do an ex-lap. blade.

Murphy, retract.

Internal bleeding.

Jared was right.

Nice call, Dr. Kalu.

Thank you, sir.

Kalu, suction. We need a clear view of the field.

Fever's down, and the flora in your system

seems to be returning to normal.

- We expect a full recovery.
- Thank you.

For everything.

Do you know when I can have visitors?

I thought you might ask that question.

There are a couple of eager preschoolers

who'd like to say hi.

Oh.

- Daddy!
- Keira!

Sammy! Oh!

Oh, I think you guys have grown!

- [CHUCKLES]
- Hey.

Hey, these are the doctors that saved Daddy.

Dr. Reznick and this is, uh...

Uh, I'm sorry, I forgot your name.

Dr. Browne.

- Thank you.
- Thank you.

You're welcome.

[CHUCKLES]

Blah!

[LAUGHTER]

Okay.

MORGAN: Who's this guy?

- Bear Bear.
- Bear Bear?

Did you do it?

Did you remove both?

No.

Just the cancerous one.

What? Why not?

That's on me.

I couldn't, in good conscience, remove a healthy organ.

Quinnie.

This was our decision.

No! You said you were on my side!

Hey, we are. Always.

We haven't had enough time to talk,

not with each other, with your therapist,

with your doctors.

So I'm gonna turn into a boy.

Well, not right away.

Your endocrinologist will talk to you

about the right timeline

for starting feminizing hormones.

[SIGHS]

You know...

the thought of having your own kids someday

is a big decision,

but you never know what you will or will not want

once you get older.

Cis people are always so worked up

about having bio kids.

If I really want a kid that bad,

I can just adopt.

You know, I'll be back when I'm

for my gender confirmation surgery.

And when you do, I'll be here to help you.

Patient satisfaction survey scores are in,

and it was very close.

Not really. She's being kind.

Congratulations go to Dr. Reznick and Dr. Browne.

- Yes.
- Thank you.

Congratulations.

Thank you, Shaun.

Claire and I make a nice team.

You should be psyched.

Yeah. I should be.

To the victor belong the spoils.

Pay up.

Oh, humility was never your strong suit.

- Thank you, Mortimer.
- Mm.

Don't spend it all in one place.

Spend it?

I'm gonna frame it.

What made you think of a retroperitoneal hemorrhage?

Homework.

You were right.

Prepping for an SDA was important.

We make a good team.

Quinn doesn't like pink.

Oh.

Uh, I think she will like these.

I hope so.

She's more of a purple girl.

Did you read Morgan's AMSURG article yet?

[SCOFFS]

It is on the top of my to-do list.

I didn't tell you to read it to rub it in.

I told you to read it so you knew what you'd be up against.

You think I need to be more cutthroat?

No.

That's Morgan's M.O. You're different.

You're smart, you're special.

Rise up, play the game on your own terms.

Don't wait for it.

♪ A year from now we'll all be gone ♪

♪ All our friends will move away ♪

♪ And they're goin' to better places ♪

♪ But our friends will be gone away ♪

♪ Nothin' is as it has been ♪

I heard you saved Quinn's life.

Jared and I did.

I like her.

"Her."

♪ And I guess it's just as well ♪

So you get that she is a "she."

I have lots of questions.

Yeah, well, questions are good.

Leads to awareness and understanding.

And, who knows, maybe even acceptance.

Being a kid is tough enough,

But being a trans kid? Oh, man, that's...

that's off the chart.

I can't imagine how it must feel

to be so different on the outside

than you are on the inside.

♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh ♪

Hey, Shaun.

I can give you a lift.

We could grab a bite.

♪ Oh ♪

You said you can't be my friend.

So, no, thank you.

♪ Been talking 'bout ♪

Okay.

♪ The way things change ♪

♪ If you don't know what to make of this ♪

Hey, amigo. What's up?

- ♪ Then we will not relate ♪
- I need your help.

[SCOFFS]

♪ Rivers and roads ♪

♪ Rivers and roads ♪

♪ Rivers till I reach you ♪

♪ Rivers and roads ♪

♪ Oh, rivers and roads ♪

♪ Oh, rivers till I reach you ♪

♪ Rivers and roads ♪

♪ Rivers and roads ♪

♪ Rivers till I reach you ♪

♪ Rivers and roads ♪

♪ Rivers and roads ♪

♪ Rivers till I reach you ♪

You're not gonna do any laps or nothing?

No.

Then what are you doing?

Understanding.

- ♪ Oh ♪
- ♪ Rivers and roads ♪

♪ Rivers and roads ♪

♪ Rivers till I reach you ♪