We return to Meredith coaching a nursing student named Angela through Grace's intubation. The poor girl is about as dumb as she is pretty, which is very. When Mere announces that she's got the tube in, Angela looks at Mere with wonder. "Awesome!" Mere stares her down, and Angela shuts it quickly.
Cut to Addison and Izzie with their patient, a pregnant black teenager (wow, how's that for a stereotype?) named Cheyenne; they tell her that she's got a lot of extra amniotic fluid, but the baby looks okay. Cheyenne's concerned mother asks if that means they can go: it was a long drive to the hospital for them, and she can't afford to miss another shift. Addie explains that a mass on the baby's neck is what's causing the build-up of fluid, and also obstructing her airway and spine. Cheyenne looks terrified, but her mom tells her that they need to listen to the doctor. Addison says they're going to do what's called an exit surgery on the baby, which means that they'll deliver it via C-section, but not cut the umbilical cord until the baby's operation is over. Izzie adds, "It's kind of cool if you think about it. You'll be like your baby's life support machine." Cheyenne looks slightly less scared as Addie asks her how that sounds. Cheyenne's mom interjects, "That sounds expensive." Addison says Cheyenne's doctor at the clinic is a former student of hers, so it's covered. After she leaves, Izzie, well-versed in the ways of the poor, tells Cheyenne and her mom that the hospital gets a write-off for the surgery. Cheyenne's mom correctly understands this to mean that it's not a charity case. Izzie assures her it's not. She asks Mom what time her shift is, to which she replies, "Six to six." Izzie is familiar with the graveyard shift. She tells Mom she'll look after Cheyenne while she's gone.
Mere finds Webber staring at the board, and fixes him with a knowing little look. She says she saw her mother this morning. Webber's all, "Did you? How is she?" Mere says she's fine. Webber briskly says he's glad to hear it, and asks Mere to give Ellis his best as he takes off. Mere responds by sticking her lips out at his back.