Back in Joey's surgery, Richard dispatches Alex to get a psych consult and, once he's gone, finally remembers he's the boss and forces Bailey to talk to him. When he says he knows she's angry and disappointed, she cuts him off and corrects him: actually, she is completely speechless that he didn't believe in her. She asserts she would have been excellent, and then, to her surprise, he agrees. But he goes on to tell her that she'll make an even more excellent surgeon. He explains that she should focus on surgery and not on all the red tape, adding, "You'll thank me for this one day." She's thoughtful, but shoots back menacingly, "But not today!"
Derek's erasing his surgery off the board when Mark comes up, so Derek walks away. Mark calls after him that he could use a friend. Derek turns to him and starts to speak, but Mark cuts him off and, in possibly the funniest man-love television moment ever, declares, "I didn't come to Seattle for Addison, I didn't come to Seattle for Chief. I came to Seattle for you, okay? I came to Seattle to get you back." I don't care if this is revisionist history, I'll take it, because after four viewings of the scene, I still crack up. After a moment of abject horror, Derek smiles a bit. Mark admits, "I know, I wanna take it back now but I already said it. So..." They both crack up. The McHotDoctor expression of platonic friendship is already down as one of my favorite moments of the entire series. Derek comments that maybe now they should have a drink, and Mark happily says they could. Derek echoes Bailey, though, when he leaves and yells, "Not today!" I think those two crazy kids might just make it work.
Izzie watches proudly as animal control takes Bambi away. She turns to her interns and tells them that she knows they didn't wake up expecting this, and that instead of doing something cool, they helped a deer. But, lunatic or not, she finally stands up for herself, advising them, "You can bitch and complain about it or you can adjust your expectations. Because like it or not you're stuck with me. And I'm the kind of doctor who lets a little kid convince her she can do the impossible. Oh, plus, when I woke up this morning I thought today was going to go a lot differently too. I thought I was gonna get the good interns. Instead, I get stuck with the duds. So I have to adjust my expectations as well." Ignoring the belief-in-the-impossible schlock in the middle, I love this Izzie. I miss this Izzie!