MereVO: "A wise man once said you can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it." George finds Janye packing her things up to go home, and tells her he hopes it works out for her, the changing her life thing. Janye says she does too, then offers a little advice: "I don't know much, but I do know fighting. And people who fight like you and Izzie? They love each other. She misses her friend." George tries to pretend Janye hasn't just made him cry.
MereVO: "What he meant is, nothing comes without a price. So, before you go into battle, you better decide how much you're willing to lose." Alex passes Addie on the stairs and snarks, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Oh, I'm thinking that was a huge mistake, Dr. Karev. Addie stops cold and turns around. "Dr. Karev! You did such a...good job today that I'm going to talk to Dr. Bailey and have you assigned to my service." Alex is stunned, and asks for how long. Addie: "For as long as I want. Your ass is MINE until I say otherwise. Congratulations." Ha haaaa! Who remembers when I hated Addison? Not me, baby.
Izzie finds Denny in his room, all up and about with his crazy heart-pumping device strapped on, and is surprised to see that he went ahead with the procedure she advised against. Denny says it's going to be great: "Look at this! Nice-sized batteries, colorful wires...it's what your best-dressed LVAD patients are wearing these days." Izzie: "Really? 'Cause it seems so last fall." They embrace, and make lovey noises, and Bailey chooses this moment to walk by and catch them in the act. Whoops! MereVO: "Too often, going after what feels good means letting go of what you know is right." Uh huh. Just wait until Bailey gets a hold of them.
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.