Leah's hair is suddenly much curlier than it was before as she takes notes and Cristina taps at a computer and glares at her. Mere comes over and Cristina gripes that she hates Leah's mopey face and thinks it's ridiculous because they never moped when they were interns. The cold in Minnesota must have frozen the part of her brain that contains those memories; Mere looks confused because she's still clearly got them. She then excitedly reports that the baby kicked, and then the two of them take off to go get some snacks. When they are gone, Leah goes all shifty as she picks up a bag of saline, goes into Rich's room, and dramatically pulls the curtain. Aaaaaaah, so her curly hair is SCHEMING curly hair -- she reaches into her coat where she has hidden a blood bag, and switches it out for the saline. She then reaches over and starts to set it up in his IV but Bob's voice rings out from above and warns her to stop immediately.
When we rejoin them Cristina is hollering at Leah, and her hair is defeated and only mildly wavy again. Leah isn't actually very sorry, though, and she just mocks the family for praying. Cristina is livid, telling her that she's barely a doctor yet and knows nothing; she's also never to give a patient anything without Cristina's orders. Leah STILL doesn't back down, saying she wanted Rich to have a chance. Which is nice and all, and Cristina understands that she is passionate, but she still has to follow orders. And, you know, laws. She then dismisses Leah from her service and Leah finally apologizes as she walks out. Cristina then turns to Bob and asks if he's going to get her fired but Bob says that Leah didn't actually do anything, so there is nothing to tell. Cristina concedes that Leah was right that Rich is circling the drain -- seriously, if that fight that just took place over his body didn't wake him then he's in a really bad state.
Owen and Alana have reached the moment of truth but when they let go, the sutures have held and Chainsaw Logger's carotid is back in business. She's relieved and kind of overjoyed, grinning as she experiences the high of a successful surgery. She then sees the time and tries to leave, worried that she lost a whole day. But Owen tells her she has to stay and finish so that then she can go along and tell the family he'll survive and actually have someone say thank you. She ponders this and then agrees, smiling as she asks for a scalpel to keep working.
The interns, still minus Heather, head out to the garbage oasis with Princess still yelling that they are all going to get fired. Stephanie tries to get her to stop and reminds them of the obvious point -- that if these changes don't work the hospital will close and then yes, none of them will have jobs any more. Leah then gets a page that Rich is coding, so she runs back inside. Stephanie starts to work up a head of inspirational steam as she cheers that they are the future and of course Alana will realize that! Just as she raises the others' hopes, though, they hear a dry chuckle come from around the corner and Callie steps out holding a cup of coffee. She's been affected by the Simmi Curse and says that they can work hard, but the future is out of their control. She then pours out her coffee and crushes the cup before dropping it to the ground in desperation. With that, the wind is completely taken out of all of the interns' sails.