Bailey is watching Cristina's patient, and Cristina explains that a bunch of her skin had sloughed off, adding that she's surprised the woman didn't crash when she woke up that morning. Bailey is surprised Sloane didn't catch the problem, but Cristina fesses up that he probably was distracted by her telling him it was horribleskintis surgerydiseasis. She asks Bailey if she can do the biopsy, and Bailey is pleasantly surprised that Cristina is offering to do anything beyond cardio, telling her she didn't know Cristina was interested in dermatology. Cristina tries to convince her that she's only interested in the surgical aspect, but Bailey is having too much fun teasing her as she walks away.
Brain surgery time! That means it's time for me to recap this scene entirely by sound, because I do not need to see a man's face being peeled off layer by layer. Fine, a mannequin's face. The special effects team did a really good job this week, and wow can you tell they were proud of it by the amount of time they spent on this guy. Mark slices across the top of Arnie's forehead, and slowly begins to pull his face back. There's silence, which I'm sure is shots of the surgery interspersed with Meaningful Looks over surgical masks.
Hahn, George, Mere and Richard are in a meeting in Richard's office -- George has just suggested he bring Duncan into the OR to see a bit of surgery so that he knows what it's going to be like when he goes under the knife. He argues that there isn't any way for him to imagine it from scratch, and that Hahn is doing a thoroscopic procedure later that only involves three incisions and no blood. Hahn doesn't understand what good it will do, but George patiently explains that Duncan will see the people, the room and the instruments, as well as a person who is perfectly fine even when anesthetized. He yells that pinning Duncan down and doping him up is traumatic, while showing him how surgery works is an easy solution to their problem.