Bailey hands out the day's assignments: Mere is with Hahn, Alex and Izzie are in the pit, and Cristina is in the clinic. Izzie and Alex first complain about the assignment, both because they don't want to be there and second because they don't want to work with each other. But Izzie goes extra ballistic when she hears that Cristina is in the clinic. She and Cristina both agree that Cristina is not the person for the clinic, but Bailey won't hear it. Apparently Cristina has not worked in the clinic since it opened, so she is to look at this as a "new frontier." There's eye-rolling all around at the plan, but no one is getting out of their assignments. Mere tells Cristina she's sorry, but her shit-eating grin says otherwise. She does claim, believably, that she's nervous since Hahn is scary and also because Cristina gave her unrealistic expectations about how much residents actually know. Welcome to why no one is able to specialize any more. Cristina just warns her to be familiar with the material and not to be "warm and fuzzy" with the patients, since Hahn hates that. Hahn, or Cristina? Well, okay, both. She tells Mere to ask if she has any questions. "I'll be in the clinic! Putting band-aids on stupid whiners who don't have the balls to get real injuries."
Outside, Derek is getting coffee and bitching about his girlfriend. These two really are quite a couple. He's whining to Mark about the diary and how he didn't read it, but just got it for heeer! Mark, a nice counterpoint to the whining, says that he would have read it. Derek gripes, "Every time I actually do something to move into the house, she freaks out." Mark tries to shift the subject and asks what Derek is doing with the trailer. Derek isn't doing anything, knowing that Meredith could realistically freak out and kick him out at any time. Mark, like the rest of us, is amused by the stupidity of it all and chuckles. Okay, or maybe he's just commiserating with his best friend and I added the 'stupidity' part.