Larenz Tate and Tom Ellis Larenz Tate and Tom Ellis

On USA's Rush, one of the most important relationships in the title character's life is the one he shares with his BFF Alex (Larenz Tate). Unfortunately, it's no secret that Alex's wife is not Will's biggest fan.

"I don't return your calls because I'm trying to communicate to my wife that I respect her," Alex tells Will (Tom Ellis) in an exclusive sneak peek from Thursday's episode (9/8c, USA).

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However, when Will rings up Alex to hang out, Alex turns him down for a different reason entirely. Watch the clip to find out what it is:

Meanwhile, Rush will find himself busy with a patient suffering from ALS. To mark this week's episode, both Ellis and Tate took the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge, and now they're challenging fans of the medical drama to do the same. Check out Ellis' video here, and Tate's video here.

Rush airs Thursdays at 9/8c on USA.