Burke: Who the hell are you to promise anything? This is my case. Did you hear me promise? The only one that can keep a promise like that is God, and I haven't seen him holding a scalpel lately. You never promise a patient's family a good outcome.
George (stammers): I... I... thought...
Burke: You're important enough to make promises to Mrs. Savitch? You get to be the one to tell her that she's a widow.