Alex finds Meredith just as she is shoving -- and I do mean forcefully SHOVING -- a chest tube into Melissa's side with her interns' help. Please excuse me a moment while I curl up in the fetal position and hyperventilate for a few moments as I relive my own chest tube experiences yet again. FOR THE LOVE OF LITTLE GREEN APPLES, SHOW. Okay. Breeeeeaaaaathe deeeeeeep. I'm ignoring them sewing in the tube. Alex agrees to watch Zola until three but when Mere starts shouting instructions about potty training, he informs her that he's got his limits and that potty training is definitely not on his list. She apologizes, and gets back to work as he goes to get Zola.
Split-screentastic time. Mere is exasperated on Cristina's behalf when she hears that Feeny is going ahead with the surgery, since she knows this means he will be fired. She then worries about finding Melissa's Magical Surgical Window and moans that a month earlier, this would have been someone else's call and she would have just been a resident along for the ride. Cristina suggests she knows what they need, and Meredith very hopefully suggests a 30-second dance party. But that's not it at all; Cristina thinks they both need to buck up, and Mere agrees dejectedly.
Cristina makes one last effort to convince Parker to take Feeny off probation, but Parker refuses to do it since Feeny is a liability who undermines Parker's authority in front of the girl he's hooking up with. Cristina says that what they saw yesterday is that Feeny could repair an aneurysm in under three minutes, which neither of them could even do. But Parker is set, and the more Cristina begs the more sure he is that he wants Feeny gone. He tells her he knows she's in an awkward position and that he put her there when he attempted to rein in her ego by pairing them up. He's sure that once Feeny is gone, she'll see that he's right. So, yeah. He still doesn't know her even a wee bit.
Meredith and Princess Kate go check on Melissa, and find that her vital signs are actually pretty good. Mere orders Kate to run all the tests again to be sure.
Cristina finds Mr. Feeny on a bench out in the snow, taking advantage of a few moments of actual sunlight, and she begs him to let her do the surgery with someone else. She's convinced he doesn't understand how serious the repercussions will be if he does it, but Feeny is fully aware of the situation and is fine with it if this is the end. The problem is, Cristina's totally not fine with it and she cries that she can't work there without him. Feeny needles her like usual, teasing that she's afraid to fly so she won't be going anywhere else. (OR WILL SHE? Could she possibly have any other place that she might go for job and friend fulfillment?) Finally, seriously, he says that Cristina loves him more than anyone has in a long time, and it's clear that means the world to him. But he's also ready to go down fighting for Katy since he thinks that he and Cristina are the best surgeons for the job. He then gets up and goes inside, and after rolling her eyes Cristina trudges in after him.