Bridge of Sighs and Whispers. Hour Twenty-Four. Derek's standing by himself, looking out over the adoring masses below. Minutes later, he's talking to Katie's parents about the seizures. The parents have a lot of questions. Unfortunately, Derek doesn't have any answers. The father demands another doctor; one who knows what he's doing. "You get me someone else, better than you," he says. Oof. Derek assures him that he's working hard on Katie's case, and the father says that if he was actually working hard, he'd have some goddamn answers.
Elsewhere in the hospital, Burke is talking to the heart patient about the simple heart procedure he's about to undergo. George walks up, looking like an idiot. The wife asks if she should worry and Burke responds that he's very good at what he does. Of course, it's surgery, and there are some risks, but still, he's in good hands. Burke tells the patient that he'll see him in the OR that afternoon and leaves. The heart patient quips at George about leaving him in the OR alone with Burke, and George jokingly responds that he'll be outside the OR the whole time. George seriously tells them that Burke is very good and that he'll see them after the surgery. "He'll be fine, right?" asks the wife nervously. "He's going to sail through it," says George, moving away. He sees her expression and comes back. "You have nothing to worry about, I promise." Oooh. Never make promises you can't keep, Georgie Pordgie.
Random Conference Room of Medical Interns. Cristina's suturing a banana in an effort to wake up her brain. George snickers at this. "What're you laughing at, 007?" she quips at him. Hee. George looks wounded. "I'm sorry," she says insincerely. "I get mean when I'm tired." Then you must be tired all the damn time, Cristina. Shepherd enters and says that he's going to do something rare for a surgeon. He's going to ask interns for help. Katie Bryce is a mystery; she doesn't respond to her meds, her labs are clean, her scans are clear. But she's having grand mal seizures with no visible cause. Shepherd needs the interns to play detective and find out why Katie's having seizures. Their incentive to figure this out? Whoever arrives at the answer first gets to ride the operation with Shepherd. An intern scrubbing in to assist on an advanced procedure is quite a coup. The clock is ticking.
Later that day, Mere's hanging out by a nurse's station, looking at Katie's chart. Karev walks up and tersely asks a nurse if she paged him. She did. That pneumonia patient from before is still short of breath. He irritatedly sighs that the nurse needs to give the antibiotics time to work. The nurse says the antibiotics should have worked by now. Karev just ignores her and says that he has a chance to scrub in on a procedure on a patient who wasn't alive during the Civil War. "Don't page me again," he orders her and walks off. That nurse is SO going to get the cafeteria staff to mix stool samples into his mashed potatoes.