Bob: This is my hospital, and I’m not about to sign off on this surgery unless I’m satisfied that Noah knows what to expect when he wakes up.
Reid: Because his boyfriend is a family friend, or maybe a donor?

— Bob and Reid

Transcript | 22 April 2010

Dallas Part 2. After the medical board hearing, Luke and Reid kill time by going to a bar, not making out, and riding a faux bull. When the verdict comes back in Reid’s favor, Reid takes action.

[spoiler]Reid kisses Luke and tells him he’s wanted to do so for a long time.[/spoiler]

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Lily: Listen, while you finish coloring, I’m going to go upstairs and get ready for the party, and then I’ll drive you over to Daddy’s, okay?

Ethan: Is Daddy ever going to live here again?

Lily: No, Sweetie, I don’t think so. He’s happy where he is. But you are so lucky, ’cause you get to live in two places.

[Cell phone rings]

Lily: Luke, did you just get back?

Luke: No. I’m still in Texas.

Lily: What happened?

Luke: We’re still waiting for an answer about Dr. Oliver’s status from the medical board.

Lily: What’s taking so long?

Luke: I don’t know. But I don’t think I’m going to make it back in time for the awards ceremony for the foundation this afternoon.

Lily: Oh Luke, I don’t think I can handle that by myself. I — I really don’t know too much about your new projects. And what if they start asking me questions?

Luke: I know. That’s why I was thinking of somebody who could help you out.

Lily: Well, I’m open to suggestion.

Luke: Why don’t you take Dad? He worked with me on these new proposals, so he’ll know everything you need. Mom?

Lily: Do you really think that’s something that he’d want to do?

Luke: Dad is really invested in the foundation, too. Just tell him to dust off his tuxedo and go with you. Call me later, okay?

Lily: Will do. Don’t worry about a thing.

Reid: Sure you don’t want to talk to Mommy some more?

Luke: That was business.

Reid: Only the pretentious do business in tuxedos, Mr. Snyder.

Luke: Well, then, you must own several.

Reid: Don’t let me keep you from your appointed rounds. I mean, if there’s flesh that you need to press, by all means go forth and fund-raise.

Luke: You know what? I didn’t think this was possible, but you are even crankier than usual. Lucky for you, I am giving you a free pass.

Reid: Why?

Luke: Because you’ve been waiting forever to find out if your medical license has been revoked. You deserve to be obnoxious.

Reid: Oh, thank you so much for your permission.

Luke: All right. That’s it. We’re getting out of here. What’s there to do in this town?

Reid: I don’t know. What do you have in mind?

Luke: Well, you lived here for years. What’s there to do?

Reid: I don’t know.

Luke: Well, don’t you have some friends that we could call?

Reid: All my friends actually work.

Luke: Well, how about a favorite restaurant?

Reid: I do takeout.

Luke: Favorite bar? Club? Lounge? Ice-skating rink? Bowling alley?

Reid: I went bowling once. I was 9 years old.

Luke: [Laughs] No friends, no fun, no life. You, Dr. Oliver, are a sad, sad man.

Reid: Why, thank you.

Luke: How can you live in a place for years without stumbling upon one cool place to hang out or good restaurant?

Reid: Not everybody’s a loaded bank account with tons of free time. I was a little busy, actually, fixing people’s brains. Although I have to admit, if the board rules against me, I’m going to have plenty of free time on my hands. And then won’t that be fun? I could see the way those old buzzards were looking at me. They can’t wait to really stick it to a young hotshot like me, teach me a lesson. Hey, Snyder —

Luke: Oh, I’m sorry. Were you — were you saying something?

Reid: My life is over. I’ll never work again. Blah, blah, blah.

Luke: Do you have your wallet on you?

Reid: My wallet?

Luke: Yeah. We’re going to need it. We’re going out.

Reid: Don’t tell me. You found the nearest gay bar.

Luke: Not exactly. Come on!

Reid: You’ve got to be kidding me.

Luke: Yippee ki yay. We went riding around rockin’ to the sound.

Reid: This isn’t exactly my kind of place.

Luke: Well, you don’t exactly have a kind of place, because you never go out.

Reid: Yeah, but still, I’m not really sure how welcome we are here.

Luke: Would you relax? We’re just going to get a couple drinks, listen to music, and hang out. It’s not like we’re going to be making out or anything.

Reid: There’s a brain trust. Why would anybody with a synapse in their head want to have their body swinging around like that?

Luke: Because it’s fun. You’ve heard of fun, right? There has to be some part of your brain that handles that.

Reid: Yeah, see? That’s — a lot of people think that, that there’s a single pleasure center of the brain when in actuality, there are several that can be activated by chemicals, electrodes, even rapidly moving images. What are you doing? You’re not really going to do that? That’s insane.

Luke: Start it up.

Luke: And that’s how it’s done.

Reid: Talk about a worthless skill.

Luke: You couldn’t do it.

Reid: I wouldn’t want to do that.

Luke: Whatever makes you feel better.

Reid: You think I’m scared of that?

Luke: Those who can do. Those who won’t —

Reid: Okay, I’ll have you know there are specific injuries associated with mechanical bull riding, including fractures of the second metacarpals, as well as the index-finger phalanges due to the extreme torque forces applied to the extremity during the severe gyrations.

Luke: Yeah, it’s a hand injury, and you’re a surgeon. I get it.

Reid: On the other hand, pun intended, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

Luke: Wait. Dr. Oliver, you don’t have to do that.

Reid: How hard can it be? You did it. You just get on and ride, right? [Reid laughs] That was fun. Let’s do that again. Double or nothing I can beat your time, Mr. Snyder. What is it?

Luke: The medical board called. You have to call them back.

Luke: You’re afraid it’s bad news.

Reid: I wish I didn’t care this much. This phone call — it’s everything. It’s Noah’s surgery. It’s my career. It’s my life. What if they tell me I can’t practice medicine anymore?

Luke: Well, we’ll keep fighting. You’re way too obnoxious to lie down and die. [Chuckles]

Reid: I’ve worked my whole life to become what I am. I need my work. I need to experience those highs and lows every day. Without it, I’m —

Luke: Without it, you’re going to be fine. You’re more than a doctor.

Reid: What else am I?

Luke: You’re an urban cowboy.

[Both laugh]

Luke: Come on. Make the call.

Reid: Yeah. Hi, this is Dr. Reid Oliver. I’m returning Dr. Vasko’s call. I see. Mm-hmm. I understand. Bye.

Luke: Well?

Reid: I’m reinstated. Can you believe it? Vasko said they’re going to keep the investigation open. Why, I have no idea. I’m certainly not guilty of any malpractice, which they’re going to discover eventually. But in the meantime, I can get out of here. God, I can’t wait to get back in the operating room, make the first incision. You have no idea what this means to me.

Luke: Actually, I think I do.

Reid: This never would have happened without you.

Luke: Dr. Oliver, you — you do realize that you kissed me, right? And, I mean, that’s okay. It’s nothing to be embarrassed by. I mean, you’re excited. You just got some really good news. But I think it would be kind of weird if we pretended that it didn’t happen.

Reid: I know what I did. It had nothing to do with the phone call. I wanted to kiss you. I’ve been wanting to kiss you for a long time, Luke.

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