This week starts with all of the attendings in a meeting, though they don't look like they're being yelled at for the residents and interns being a band of crazy, unprofessional nutjobs. Lexie walks by with a clipboard hiding her face from the eyes down, which is odd as she's not doing any speaking she might need to hide. Mere tells us, "My mother called it the greatest and most terrifying moment in her life." Lexie turns out to be trying to read lips through the window, and while I still can't figure out why that would necessitate holding a clipboard in front of one's own mouth, she seems to see the Chief say "Karev," and runs off to report to the other interns. Meredith's VO has explained: "Standing at the head of the surgical table, knowing that the patient's life depends on you and you alone."
Ryan takes the verbal baton and runs to report to all of the residents gathered in the locker room. Alex is thrilled, but George and the others are surprised (and Cristina just looks like she was punched in the gut) and when they ask Ryan if he's sure, he falters and runs back out. VO: "It's what we all dream about. Because the first person that gets to fly solo in the OR? Kind of a badass." Lexie goes to spy again, this time from behind a computer, and next thing we know Graciella has run into the locker room and said that it's Stevens. Alex demands to know which one of them it really is, and Cristina asks snidely if it's hard for them to depend on the imbecilic interns to find out who won. Izzie, whose ghost sex seems to have given her a healthy dose of (even more) attitude, asks if it's hard for Cristina to watch this, knowing she can't win. We see that Denny has escaped the confines of the house and come to work with Izzie, and he loves her new mean streak. After some more chatter, Two comes in to report that the Chief said Grey. Clearly none of them have a career in lip reading ahead of them. Bailey comes in to get coffee and when Alex yells that this is bogus, laughs that he's only figuring it out. She tells him that they're going to have to just wait and hear when it's announced -- just like she did when she won. Cristina asks the question that Bailey just gave the answer to, and Bailey awesomely tells her she's going to ignore it, because of course she won her solo surgery. She points out all the things she didn't do, like cutting LVAD wires or letting her interns operate on themselves. She toots her own horn for a while until Lexie comes in to say that it's really done, and the Chief sent her with the choice. Alex asks who it was and one of the lamest, cheapest act-outs ever, she points and says, "It's you!" as we fade into the title card.