Sucking Chest Wound Operating Theater. Mere still has her hand inside Stupid Von Bombgut's belly. Cristina's breathing for the guy as Kyle "I'm Super-Hot" Chandler puts a flak jacket on Mere. Hot Kyle tells Mere that what she did was incredibly stupid, and Cristina doesn't even take a breath before she spits out that she agrees. "Okay, you know when you don't need to be made fun of?" Mere snaps. "Like when you've got your hand inside a body that's got a bomb in it and a stranger is velcro-ing a flak jacket to your boobs." Hee. So true, Mere. So true. Cristina shuts up, and Mere looks at her. "I had a feeling," she says pointedly. Cristina understands what Mere's talking about, because she gets this look on her face like, "Oh, shit. Maybe I should have paid more attention and, um, not physically kicked you out of bed. That might have been nice, huh?"
Out in the hallway, Burke rounds a corner. He pauses for a second, then seems to make a decision, and stalks toward the door of the OR. Once inside, he walks directly over to Cristina and says that it's time for her to go. She's all, I'm fine right here, thanks. He's all, yeah-huh, get the hell out. She's all, no, really, I'm fine and I'm sticking by my girl here. Burke's all, DID I MENTION THE "TIME TO GO" PART? He tells her that this isn't just some cool surgery and this bomb could go off any time, and Cristina gets pissy with him and says, "You think this is just about surgery --" "I cannot do this with you in here!" he hisses directly into her ear with an obvious note of panic in his voice. This gives Cristina pause, and she looks over at Mere, who tells her to go on and go and that they'll be fine. Cristina slowly goes to leave, but stops at Burke's side. "You know in the movies, how there's always the hero and then there's the other guy? You know, the guy who sees danger and then runs in the opposite direction?" "Yes," says Burke, looking at her. "Be the other guy," she says. They stare at each other for a moment and then Cristina finally leaves. Damn, I love them.