"This is a hospital, not a third grade lunchroom."
I apologize in advance for the angry use of my caps lock key--sometimes Epiphany is so annoying that she drives me to type in a yell-ish manner, no matter how calm I try to be, but:
OH, REALLY, EPIPHANY? REALLY? DID YOU MISS THE PART WHERE YOUR CHIEF OF STAFF WAS ALL "SO, DID YOU HEAR ABOUT LIZ'S MONEY PROBLEMS AND ALSO, YOUR WIFE IS CRAZY"?
The investment that Steve was all gung-ho about a few months back actually turned out to be a disaster, thanks to the FDA not approving the drug. Who could have seen that coming? Actually, I never saw General Hospital picking that story back up, so consider me legitimately surprised. When he filled Patrick in on this debacle, he went on a bit of a tangent...
Steven: I feel awful that I brought anyone into this investment, especially my sister.
Patrick: Don't worry about me. I didn't invest anything more than I could afford.
Steven: Well I wish I could say the same for Elizabeth. I tried to warn her, but she saw visions of college funds, family vacations...
Patrick: Is it that bad?
Steven: Well, she said she'll make it work, and I believe her, but she's been through enough already, trying to raise three boys and this stubborn streak about being independent.
Uh, thanks for sharing your sister's business, Dr. Webber! Weird.
He followed this up by voicing his concerns about Robin to Patrick.
Steven: I'm worried about Robin. Not the two of you, that's something you two can work out between the both of you. But as Chief of Staff, I'm concerned about her job performance.
Patrick: You can blame Robin for struggling after everything Lisa's done to her.
Steven: I'm just trying to be objective here. All Lisa's crimes, for lack of a better term, are alleged and she doesn't at all appear unstable. But Robin, on the other hand, is increasingly volatile, even erratic.
Patrick: Well, Lisa is smarter than we ever thought and crazier than I could have imagined.
Steven: I thought the same thing. But the longer this goes on--
Patrick: Lisa did everything that Robin was claiming.
Steven: Where's the proof? Look, I want to believe you, I really do. I wish Lisa never came here, but she did and she's a great doctor. I'm in no way defending Lisa, but you've got to look at this from another perspective. Whether Robin was okay when this all started, she's definitely not okay anymore.
First of all, Steven should be having this conversation with, you know, ROBIN instead of getting his Gladys Kravitz on. And secondly, are we just going to forget how Lisa threatened him with a sexual harassment suit? You'd think that would make Steven a little wary of believing everything Lisa says, since she's manipulated him, too, but I know that expecting continuity is like expecting Vanessa Marcil to express amusement with a chuckle rather than a cackle...