The next day in the hospital, George gives Meredith nursing tips from his notepad. Burke calls over to George that he has sutures to do. George is all, "Sorry, can't help you!" Burke gives him just about the same look Webber did earlier, which stops George short. With nothing else to do, he starts yelling again. "Fair hours! Fair wages! Fair hours! Fair...no offense." Hee. George starts to tell Izzie how the strike is going, then checks himself. "I shouldn't even be seen talking to you!" Strike George might be my favorite George ever.
Alice, Grace's lesbian daughter, finds Mere and introduces herself. Mere is totally freaked out, but asks Alice (go ask Alice!) to come with her. Just as they're walking away, Cheyenne's mom confronts Izzie. "You told me you would look after her. You told me to go to work, and you said you would look after her." Izzie tries to steer Mom away from George's big ears, and they start talking. Mom can't believe Izzie told a scared kid to give her baby away. Izzie says she didn't advise her, or pressure her; they just talked. Mom informs Izzie that she's not a shrink, nor her mother. "She's my kid, and you crossed the line." Izzie says she's very sorry. Mom says no, she's not sorry -- she's superior, and she doesn't need to be judging them, or telling Cheyenne how to live her life. Izzie says Cheyenne is smart, and thoughtful, and she can have more. "She can have more than a trailer park and a graveyard shift at a truck-stop diner. Don't you want that for her? I mean, if you can get past the fact that I'm superior, and that I'm judging you, and telling you what's best for your family...if you can just get past all of that, isn't it possible that I'm also right?" Damn. Mom ponders this, but also looks like she might kill Izzie right afterwards.
Claire's room. The patient is awake, and Sydney tells her that she's made a spectacular recovery. Claire asks if she's going to be all right. Sydney says she should be just fine after a few rounds in the hyperbaric chamber. Claire thanks her, and Sydney compassionately says it was her pleasure. Cristina looks on with little to no emotion, and even less compassion. Sydney tells Claire that Dr. Karev, the best doctor ever, will explain the hyperbaric chamber. Alex is all magnanimous: "Why, thank you, Dr. Heron!" On Sydney's way out, she gives Cristina a big smile. "I'll take that apology anytime!" Awesome.