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Sophia wants to go into night club with Gleb, but he isn't particularly intrigued by this idea, considering what their previous time ended with Sophia becoming totally wasted, forcing Gleb to bring her back home.

Maxim accuses Alexei of being "complaisant" (using very insulting form of this word), due to him always agreeing to help someone — and not in just "five minutes and done" way.

Bykov has a rival "comedian" in a face of new orderly. And he doesn't like it, especially since it seems he loses.

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Sophia, in attempt to win Gleb's favour, did all his work with his patient for him. He refused at first, stating she would get wasted and embarrass him again, but reluctantly agreed on condition she would stay away from him when they arrive, so no one would think they are related... and if she would take his second patient, too. Unfortunately, just as they finally arrived, Sophia proceed to break every single rule Gleb established for her, in order to start wild, insane "fun", and even tricked Gleb into drinking with her. This culminated in them awakening in the same bed, naked. Gleb was first to awake, and realised what if Kupitman would find out, it wouldn't end well. Fortunately, it turns out what Sophia already arrived back home, and girl near Gleb is just some random chick from the hospital.

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Bykov tried to strike back at the orderly, only for his "best" joke dropping flat due to coming in worst circumstances (orderly's brother was just injured in car crash), making him sound like a jerk.

Kupitman, after barely bringing Sophia into at least somewhat adequate condition (at least she can walk and talk), started chewing her out for her bad behaviour. Ironically, his lecture was exactly like one Kisegach gave himself a while ago.

Alexei, in order to show Maxim he isn't complaisant, started refusing helping everyone, showing he can do this — only for Maxim to state what he did this in order to pleas Maxim himself, thus still being complaisant.

Bykov refused to believe what orderly's brother's "car crash" was real, and did independent research — which confirmed what orderly has no brother whatsoever, and this was just coward attempt to avoid facing Bykov.

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Kupitman ordered Gleb to never again going anywhere near Sophia unless it's work-related, reminding him just how their visit to night club really ended: Gleb and Sophia, drunk as pigs, arrived at Kupitman's apartments (due to being too wasted to at least give taxi driver correct address) and (while wildly kissing) banged his door with their backs.

When Bykov (who tried to prepare for another round with this orderly) tested his jokes on Alexei and Maxim, only Lyosha laughed (to Maxim's disdain, due to "jokes" being just that lame), which Max, of course, interpreted as him being complaisant (and this time Alexei couldn't help but agree). Only after this Maxim reminded him about their bet two weeks ago — wether Alexei is easy to inspire. Turns out, he is, because Maxim just convinced him he is "complaisant".

Bykov finally faces orderly. This is the deciding "joke duel": who tells best joke (with Lyuba being judge), would win a point. Bykov "won" with three "points" versus orderly's two (last "joke", or rather joke-like insult, was so devastating, orderly had no way to counter it). However, he worded his resignation (he also intends to quit working here to join certain stand-up show) in such a way he won another point, making it a tie.

Gleb, following Kupitman's orders, told Sophia what after that last time, they would never go into any club again, in harsh, cold tone, without explaining anything. Meanwhile, Alexei, to show he isn't complaisant, told Bykov what he considers his jokes (including past ones) unfunny; but when threatened with night shift, he took his words back when allowed, on which Bykov commented what he really is complaisant.


This episode provides examples of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: When Bykov told his new "jokes" (very silly and childish) to Alexei and Maxim, Lyosha laughed at them both, while Max didn't (and was punished with night shift). When asked by Maxim why he laughed, Alexei stated what he genuinely liked them (to Max's disdain).
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Gleb and Sophia were so wasted, they gave taxi driver Kupitman's address instead of Gleb's.
  • The Bet: Maxim had a bet with Alexei two weeks ago: wether Alexei is easy to inspire or not; Max won. We actually learn about this in the very end.
  • Break Up Demand: After (totally wasted) Gleb and Sophia woke him up late in the night (by banging his door), Kupitman ordered Gleb to stop relationship with Sophia, here and now — not so much for Sophia's case, as out of fear for her parents reaction.
  • The Cameo: Sergei Abramov (stand-up comedian from "Stand Up Show", hosted by same channel as "Interns" themselves) as funny orderly.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: It would require much for Sophia to become wasted. Like, totally wasted.
    • According to Gleb, when he tried to bring Sophia into night club the first time, she got wasted in first thirty minutes, forcing him to bring her back home before anything could happen.
    • Gleb later brought Sophia into another club, on condition what she would stay away from alcohol. Naturally, she broke this and became totally wasted (also tricking Gleb, who has no better alcohol tolerance, into becoming just as drunk). This culminated in them arriving at Kupitman's (instead of Gleb's) apartments, accidentally awaking Kupitman in process. This enraged Kupitman hard enough to demand them never speaking with each other again.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: When it seemed what Bykov finally managed to hit back at orderly with new joke which he failed to counter, it turned up what said orderly's little brother just got into car crash, so he was not in the mood. Only after this, Bykov realised why no one laughed. Not that this joke was very funny to begin with, considering it was constructed entirely on insults. Bykov, however, refused to believe this, and after doublechecking learned what orderly has not brother at all (meaning he lied about said brother to look like a victim in order to avoid facing Bykov in "humour duel".
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: When Gleb took Sophia into night club for a second time, it didn't took long for her to show just why he was against it. She became wasted (she has no sense just when she has too much alcohol), started partying wildly, and ultimately Gleb was forced to stop her when she tried to dance striptease on one of the tables. This is from supposedly "house mouse from conservative family".
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: As much as it may be funny to hear anti-alcoholism lectures from Kupiman, of all people, he is completely right in calling Sophia out, since her behaviour is completely unacceptable. For bonus points, this lecture completely copied one Kisegach gave Kupitman himself a while ago.
    Kisegach (applauding sarcastically): ':Wow, Kupitman reading anti-alcoholic lecture. I just pinched myself to check wether it's a dream".
  • No Name Given: Orderly was never named in the episode, but it was quite possible he was meant to being presented As Himself.
  • Product Placement: More subtle than "hidden" snickers bars in previous episodes of this season. The orderly with whom Bykov conflicted for whole episode? He's played by stand-up comedian Sergey Abramov from "Stand-Up Show", also hosted by "TNT Russia"; after quitting working in the hospital, he decided to "try himself at stand-up", mentioning "one new project which just started".
  • The Rival: Bykov has new one in the face of new orderly — not in professional or love sense, but in sphere of comedy. Naturally, Bykov couldn't tolerate another "comedian" on his territory and started trying to kick him out.
  • Savage Wolves: How Bykov "won" his jokester duel with orderly; he reminded him what wolves are often called "orderlies of the forest" (fore their role in the ecosystem), and then stated what in every single story he ever read wolves were depicted as dirty, ugly and savage beasts. Not being able to top this in any way, orderly admitted his defeat, and quitted working in the hospital altogether (due to finding another work at "some stand-up show").
  • Serious Business: Bykov can't just accept what someone (worse, some orderly!) can be funnier than him, to the point he wasted long time trying (and failing) to crate new joke, funnier than orderly's.
    Kisegach: "Wasting whole night on trying to create funny joke about orderly seems to be a little too much, did you think?"
  • The Slacker: Gleb wouldn't be Gleb if he refuses opportunity to dump all work on someone without consequences. Sophia just knew what strings to use in order to win his favour.
  • Sycophantic Servant: According to Maxim, Alexei is this to everyone who asks him for anything; he would do everything to please them, be it hard work or work humiliating — even laugh at Bykov's lame jokes. Ultimately, under his manipulations, Alexei actually agreed with this.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Gleb's reaction when he awoke in one bed with Sophia after their visit to night club with ended with them being wasted, both naked. However, when he called Kupitman to try and explain this, he realised what Sophia actually already at Kupitman's, and what girl in Gleb's bed is some random chick from the club (with similar hairstyle).
    Gleb: "Kupitman would kill me..."
  • Thought-Aversion Failure: Maxim accused Alexei of being "complaisant" (due to him always agreeing to help someone — and not in just "five minutes and done" way; for example, Lyuba asked him to ride to her house to help with heavy boxes, while Sophia asked him to help shave patient's... groin). Alexei tried to deny it, but soon realised he can't stop thinking about it whenever someone asks for help. This resulted in him refusing everyone who asked him for help, in progressively ruder manner — which was Maxim's intention all along.
  • Troll: Maxim tricked Alexei into acting like a jerk in attempt to show he isn't "complaisant" for no other reason than just for his sick amusement. He specifically used most insulting form he could find; when Alexei complained, Maxim replaced it with even worse word, while giving him his best smug smile. The longer it goes, the more insane "arguments" Max uses in order to convince Alexei, until Alexei finally started acting like Max wanted... only to then accuse him of acting like a jerk in order to please Max himself. And then Alexei laughed at Bykov's silly jokes, which Max, of course, interpreted as his attempt to win Bykov's favour (after which Alexei actually agreed with him). We later learn, however, what he had a pragmatic motive as well: they actually had a bet a two weeks ago, which involved testing wether Alexei is easy to convince or not; Lyosha just lost.
  • Troll: Maxim tricked Alexei into acting like a jerk in attempt to show he isn't "complaisant"; while later he revealed completely pragmatic reason for it (he would win a bet about which Alexei forgot due to having weak memory) if Alexei admits being whatever Max calls him), he clearly took much sick amusement in doing this. Exact nature of the bet also didn't required so much humiliation, meaning Max did this just because he can.
    • He specifically used most insulting form he could find; when Alexei complained, Maxim replaced it with even worse word, while giving him his best smug smile.
    • The longer it goes, the more insane "arguments" Max uses in order to convince Alexei, until Alexei finally started acting like Max wanted... only for Max to then accuse him of acting like a jerk in order to please Max himself.
    • And then Alexei laughed at Bykov's silly jokes, which Max, of course, interpreted as his attempt to win Bykov's favour (after which Alexei actually agreed with him). After this, he finally revealed the part about their bet... and still mocked him about laughing at Bykov's jokes, and called him "complaisant" again.
  • Weak-Willed: Whole reason for Maxim's elaborated plan to convince Alexei what he is "complaisant" was to win some bet they had long time ago — wether Alexei is easy to inspire; Max won.

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