Cristina gets in bed with Burke, who is lying there depressed, and tells him he did everything he could. Burke stares at the ceiling. "There was an interview that Eugene gave. I saved it. I taped it to my bathroom mirror. He said that he wasn't the most talented student in music school, but what he lacked in natural talent he made up for in discipline. He practiced. All the time." He tells Cristina that he wasn't like her; he wasn't the most talented student in music school, or the brightest -- but he was the best. Cristina rests her head gently on his chest and says, "You practiced." Okay, not so annoying now. MereVO: "And letting someone in means abandoning the walls you spent a lifetime building."
McDreamy knocks on McVet's door in the middle of the night, carrying a sick Doc. And what to his wondering eyes do appear but Meredith, wet from McVet's shower and dressed in one of his shirts. MereVO: "Of course, the toughest sacrifices are the ones we don't see coming." I'll say! Mere asks McDreamy if he's sick again, and McDreamy flashes some Manson lamps and barks, "YEAH." He hauls ass into McVet's office. McDreamy! So angry! So hot! So hot when angry!
Izzie's just finished baking some cookies when George and Callie walk in. George gets a beer from the fridge and blithely announces that they stayed at Callie's last night, so they're here tonight. Izzie asks if it's just for the night. George is all, "I don't know. I mean, it's my room. I pay rent." Izzie, inwardly delighted, says, "Welcome home." She smilingly has her cookie (and eats it too).
MereVO: "When we don't have time to come up with a strategy to pick a side, or to measure the potential loss." McDreamy bangs into the trailer and finds Addison there getting undressed. She starts running down the list of awful things that happened to her that day, but McDreamy is not interested. He tells her to get in the shower. Then he starts undressing. Addie says it's a very small shower. McDreamy: "Wanna have hot sex?" Addison gets this look on her face, a look that is very sad when you consider how creepy her husband is being, and starts undressing too. She thanks him (ew!), and they start to get live. MereVO: "When that happens, when the battle chooses us, and not the other way around...that is when the sacrifice turns out to be more than we can bear." Okay, that was really gross. Fade out.