Denny's Room. He wakes up to Izzie detailing the reasons he should have this surgery. She's all up in his face, and all in love, so we know he's going to die. Denny says he's just so tired. Izzie appreciates that and all, but this is his chance to live. Denny says having this surgery means he doesn't get to leave, and she knows how much he hates hospitals. Izzie does know, but she can't support him making any other decision. "We need more time." Denny: "We?" Izzie tries to fake him out, all, "We...your doctors...need more time." Then she can't hold it in anymore: "WE...need more time." Denny says it will piss off Alex. Izzie says it will. "Okay?" "Okay." He's still going to die, you guys!
Cut to Teddy, approaching George with jubilance. "Hey, I told you I couldn't miss my game! I made two goals and one assists and there were scouts there!" George asks him what he did. "I cut off my finger! I saved it so you guys could sew it back on!" He holds up an open Coleman ice chest with his severed digit on top. Teddy does not reveal that he got the idea from that Stephen King story where the guy cuts off all his own limbs to survive on a desert island. Or, you know, from the internet. George and his haircut are speechless. Commercials.
Dr. Torres and George are in surgery, trying to re-attach Teddy's finger. Callie says you've got to admire his passion. George: "No. No, you don't." Callie, clearly thinking of something else, says sometimes you can't wait. "Sometimes you just want the pain to stop. So you cut it off. End the problem; end the pain." George says that doesn't end the pain, not if it's that painful to start with -- there will always be that phantom pain. Callie: "Your ex did a real number on you, didn't she?" Hee.
Natalie is going into surgery. She tells Kyle that she still wants to go to Paris. Kyle says they can do that, and whatever else she wants, just as long as she gets this aneurysm de-aneurysed. "And baby? If I die? Promise me you'll do it anyway." Aw. Kyle says he promises. Before she goes into the OR, he kisses her and asks her please not to die. Natalie says she'll do her best. Cute.