Hallway of Commiseration. Izzie and Cristina are sitting in silence as Cristina rips the label off a water bottle. Izzie keeps trying to say something, but Cristina keeps cutting her off. She seems to be attempting to come to the defense of Meredith, but Cristina's having none of it. Meredith enters and tells Cristina that she'll tell Shepherd she's changed her mind about the surgery. "You know what? Don't do me any favors," says Cristina. "It's fine. You know, you did a cutthroat thing. Deal with it. Don't come to me for absolution. You wanna be a shark, be a shark." Pot? Kettle calling. Meredith claims she's not being a shark, but Cristina thinks otherwise. "Oh, yes you are. Only it makes you feel bad in your warm, gooey places." No, that's McDreamy, Cristina. "You know what? Screw you," says Cristina, warming to her theme. "I don't get picked for surgeries because I screwed my boss, and I didn't get into med school 'cause I have a famous mother. Some of us have to earn what we get." Ouch. Meredith walks off with tears in her eyes.
Out in the OR waiting room, Mrs. Heart Patient and her family wait to hear the results of the routine procedure. George walks up and tries to get through his "your husband died due to complications" speech without sobbing. Mrs. Heart Patient doesn't understand. George tells her that her husband died and that he's sorry. He steps forward to hug her, and she just pushes him off with her words. "Thank you," she says, starting to cry. "Please...just go away."