We cut to some people who aren't hysterically crying. Callie tells George with great disdain about Mere asking her about Doc. George is all, "Well, she likes her dog." Callie can't believe he's defending Meredith. "I get Izzie...well, I don't, but if you want to defend Izzie that's fine. But I don't get how you can defend Meredith." George says they're interns, and they're in this together. Callie reminds him how badly Meredith hurt him. George says that may be, but they're family. "Izzie, and Meredith, and Cristina. They're my family. I can hate Meredith, and I can be angry with her, but I'm always gonna defend her." Callie: "So you don't have to forgive Meredith, but I do?" George: "If you want a chance to be part of the family, yeah." Heh.
Burke's on the phone with Izzie, demanding answers. Izzie says she's working on it, and he should get back with the heart as soon as he can. Burke would like to know, please, what the hell she's talking about. Izzie calls him Preston, and Burke knows something's up. He asks her what she did. Izzie says she'll fax Denny's UNOS status over as soon as she gets confirmatory labs, and then he should waste no time getting back. "Because I don't know enough to know how long Denny will have once I start." Burke's all, "Start? What did you do, Izzie?" Izzie says she's hanging up now, and tells him again to hurry. Burke has to go back inside and lie his ass off, which he does. He tells Dr. Hahn that according to his intern, Denny Duquette is in pulmonary edema, has been intubated, and placed on multiple IV drips. Oh, shit. However, Burke says, given the unusual situation and out of respect for Dr. Hahn, he'd like to confirm those results -- in person. Dr. Hahn's like, "Are you kidding? That'll be another hour! What are you up to, Burke?" She asks why he doesn't just confirm the results with his chief of surgery, and Burke stands there speechless until Alex jumps to his rescue. "Well, because of the shootings today," Alex says, "all of our attendings are still in surgery." Go, Alex. Wait, why am I cheering for these people? They're breaking the law! Dr. Hahn sighs and tells him to go. Burke thanks her, and catches Alex on his way out. "I'm going back to Seattle Grace. You stay here and protect my heart. If that woman so much as looks at a scalpel, tackle her, do you understand?" Alex does. Percussion of Tension picks up.