I'm surprised he didn't lose 1 of his hydraulic braking circuits, spewing fluid all over the place. We test brakes for leaks at full pad and rotor wear (MIN turned condition), but not at "missing rotor plate" condition!
You said "I did the "intact" side first....". I hope DS was right there with you, so you could smack the back of his head every few minutes.
thebrakeman ('70), DW ('71), DD ('99), DD ('01), DD ('05)
2004 Surveyor SV261T (UltraLite Bunkhouse Hybrid)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD Premier
Equal-i-zer WDH (10k), Prodigy Brake Controller