Cristina is still terrified about the idea of Feeny getting fired so she keeps fretting until he calls her out on how gross he finds it that she's sleeping with Parker, especially since it's making her "conventional" and "skittish." She's shocked that he knows but Feeny reminds her that she's the first to point out he's been around for a long time, so he's obviously honed his workplace-hookup-spotting skills. He is adamant that Katie is ready for surgery and they are going to do it that day; when Cristina asks about Dr. Parker Feeny just says airily, "I spend very little time thinking about him." Who knew the man had such claws of his own?
As Mere monitors Melissa, a baby is heard wailing in the background and Bailey comes in to confront Mere about it. She tries to make excuses but Bailey just tells her that the reason men think they can run the world and women can't is because they can ignore crying babies while woman are genetically predisposed to respond to the sound. Mere keeps working and promises that she's almost done but Bailey is trying to teach her a bigger Life Lesson: if women are going to take over the world, they can't have babies crying in the ICU while they try to work. A good point from someone whose sole purpose this season up until now is to clean microwaves and have giggly sex in on-call rooms.
Cristina goes in and examines Katy pre-surgery; Will is there and is completely terrified about the risks. Katy reminds him that she already signed all the scary paperwork so she's going ahead with it, but Will clings to the nugget that she might live for years without this ever being a problem. He admits to Katy that waiting for her to wake up after the last surgery was like the end of the world, and since there's no bug-out bag for that he wants to avoid ever feeling like that again. She points out that living with an aneurysm that could burst at any time isn't actually living and reminds him that as non-nutjob doomsday preppers, they take action, look danger in the eye, "and we do not shrink with fear." She turns to Cristina and asks her to tell Will that she's going to be all right.
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.