When Cristina goes in to see Roy, she can't hide her smile and he absolutely loves it, happily joking that he can't call her sourpuss anymore. She tries to be stern as she draws some blood, but both doctor and patient are obviously tickled pink. Mere VOs, "We all want to grow up. We're desperate to get there, grab all the opportunities we can. To live.
"We're so busy trying to get out of that nest we don't think about the fact that it's going to be cold out there." The residents are all taking off their navy scrubs and tossing them in the laundry, and as a tiny peace offering April takes Cristina's for her as Cristina gets ready. Alex looks down and sees an exhausted Lexie sleeping on the bench as Mere continues, "Really freaking cold.
"Because growing up sometimes means leaving people behind." The attendings are all gathered around and it seems Owen won the dough as he thanks Richard, who congratulates him. None of the others are happy about it though Teddy and Arizona both try to force a smile for him, and Owen seems a little bit surprised at the frosty reception. Bailey also gives him a little smile but hers seems a bit more knowing, and I wonder if Richard actually did tell her what he's up to with this whole exercise. Among all of the unhappy docs, though, Derek seems the most miffed that he didn't dazzle Richard into handing him the money. He obviously did not expect to not be the winner here.
He's only more disturbed when later, as he and Meredith get home, she rummages around for her car keys only for him to point out that they are already in her hand. Dear me, if that's a sign of Alzheimer's I need to be careful because between that and the number of times I "lose" my sunglasses on top of my head, I'm a mess. Mere finishes up, "And by the time we stand on our own two feet, we're standing there alone." But for now she's standing there with Derek, who is obviously fretting about what could happen in the not-too-distant future.