Alana is walking down the hall with Owen, talking about how she'd forgotten about the amazing rush of a successful surgery, and he half-jokes that she could do it again the next day if they had an ER. On cue, April and Derek run up and declare that they came up with a plan to save the ER and hand over a binder for her to review. But with that, her heart shrinks three sizes back down and she apologizes that they misunderstood -- nothing is going to save the ER or the hospital. Derek is the first to get it and he says that she's getting them ready to sell. The other two, especially Owen, are shocked, but Alana admits it and says that she is there to make it "presentable" for the possible buyers. Owen says that she's staging it like she's selling a house and she agrees, saying the ER is the shag carpet that has to go. I still don't understand this at all, but I'm sure we'll learn more about it in the coming weeks. Does that mean they'll close after all? As they all stare at her, she apologizes, thanks Owen for a good day, and walks off.
Later, Owen walks through the OR and sadly and slowly turns off all of the lights before walking outside. As the doors close, we see a sign in the window telling people that the ER is closed and giving them the address of where they should go instead. Mere VO's that to be efficient you have to eliminate what doesn't work while holding on to the things that matter the most. Cristina is waiting outside for him and asks what he is going to do. He has no idea past that he's going to drink a whole lot that night. She smiles sadly and offers to buy the first round. With that, they walk off arm in arm.
At the McMansion, Derek and Mere are sitting in bed and he has his hand on her stomach; they both grin and exclaim excitedly when he feels a tiny kick.
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