George heads to the clinic and calls back to ask Izzie if she's going. She's still acting like an idiot about the Denny situation and stupidly giggles and stutters through telling a confused George she'll catch up with him. Denny makes some crack not worth recapping and Izzie tells him to shut up, and then needs to play it off like she's just oh so wacky talking to herself! Alex then plants a kiss on her and promises that she can scrub in when he wins, but Izzie is distracted by her dead boyfriend who gets pissed about it and yells, "Enough!" I've spent most of the last week being really upset that not only do we all have to watch this ridiculous bullshit ghost sex, but that Denny 2.0 is kind of an asshole. Dude, you're dead. She's (presumably) alive and has a boyfriend that very recently, was a situation you said you understood. This Denny's just an obnoxious dick. However, when I was ranting to the lovely Jessica, she pointed out that this Denny is a jerk because he's in Izzie's mind -- he's stupid Izzie's version of what Denny would be like. And since she's a complete asshole, so is he. Voila! The theory made so much sense, I breathed a sigh of relief that maybe this character won't be entirely ruined for me when I go back and watch his original story arc sometime. To illustrate his jerkitude, as Izzie runs off stuttering, Denny follows her while pointing back at Alex. Way to be a classy ghost, there.
Lexie, Graciella, Sadie and Ryan are gathered around and Lexie complains that Cristina is ignoring her, which is way worse than her just being mean. The girls all gripe a bit but Ryan announces to them hilariously that he's solving his problems by getting some sex, since that always makes him better. NOW you're talking like a true Seattle Grace doctor, Ryan. The girls, though, all decline to help lift his spirits.
Instead, Lexie goes to find Mark. He ignores her and she explains that she knows she started the whole insane intern-cutting thing, but that she's been advised to get some sex to solve her problems. Mark finally looks up (but not at Lexie) and freezes like a terrified woodland animal, but Lexie goes on to say she'd rather learn instead, and asks what he thinks. He tries to sound stern as he chastises her for talking to her teacher about sex when he has lots of good, upstanding, non-sexual medical things to teach her, and she doesn't notice that he's fighting every urge to take her to the supply closet right now. She insists that she was talking about the actual medical learning and the sex was a joke. Never joke about sex with a man-whore, Lexie! Bailey mercifully interrupts the moment to ask if Mark is doing a Technicalus Soundingnamus procedure today, and he says that he's helping a woman speak again. He's a little put off when Bailey excitedly tells him she read up on the surgery, but she explains that she was hoping he'd let her help out with this cutting-edge procedure. He agrees, and surprises her when he says that Lexie will be helping too -- by way of bringing him regular cappuccinos, of course.