Cristina has finally made it into the OR and is operating away while Teddy reads a magazine. Why is that the prop of choice for the surgeon who is there to supervise someone's first solo surgery? I remember the Chief doing it too, and it just seems super contrived.
Upstairs in the gallery, things are coming to a head regarding Reed's possible surgery prostitution -- Alex tells her that he told Callie to let Reed scrub in if there's a surgery later, and tells Reed to book an on-call room. She seems disconcerted by his laying it out just like that, and tries to flirt about drinks first, but Alex deems drinks a waste of time and thinks they should get right to it. Mere is watching with a disgusted look, and then asks Reed pointedly if she knows Izzie. Reed's claws come out for the first time in weeks and she snarks about meeting Izzie before she got fired, and Alex tries to shut up his friend as she reminds Reed that Alex is still a married man. Reed cuts her off effectively, though, when she points out that Cristina has had something go wrong with her surgery. It's weirdly refreshing to watch Reed be a bitch again since she was so hardcore the first couple of weeks -- and I just don't believe that Alex's burnished glow put her in such a trance that she'd be nothing but sweetness and light now.
Down in the OR, Cristina starts to panic that she can't find the bleeder. She sucks up her pride and tells Teddy she needs help, but Teddy just tells her to keep looking while she flips through her magazine. Everyone in the gallery is stunned that Teddy is truly not doing a single thing, even when Cristina finally admits to needing help. That alone means things must really be bad, because everyone knows Yang doesn't ask for help, ever.
Callie and Derek look at a scan of Tom's knee, and while Callie admits it looks bad she points out that it's been this bad for a long time and he should be fine playing through the pain. Derek, though, asks her about doing knee replacement surgery immediately. Callie's taken aback but Derek says that Tom needs to stop playing, and asks Callie to make it someone else other than Tom's decision. Play God much, Derek? I mean, I get it, but dude -- this seems a tad presumptuous, even for you.