Everyone in the bay is silently watching Sarah, who is crying and reassuring Stan that she's not going to leave him. Mere comments to Richard that she had never seen Sarah before, and that before today they were strangers, but he just tells her, not unkindly, that it's a big hospital so it's understandable. But Mere answers, "I've never met her before and yet I'm the person who handed her the worst day of her life. In her story, that's who I am. That's who I'll always be." Richard puts his hand on her shoulder and tells her, "That's the job." She repeats it glumly, and he makes her look at him as he tells her, basically, that what has happened makes all the times the doctors can save someone worth it, and that Meredith should take all of this in and learn from it. She thinks about it as Sarah sobs, and then looks away as a fireman gently escorts Sarah away so that they can work. Richard quietly tells Meredith it's time.
Cristina's putting Shane into the CT machine, silently and not entirely gently. He has the gall to tell her to go easy on him, and she just informs him he'll have morphine and be fine. She mutters, "It's not like you're in a concentration camp or anything." He tries to brush it off as a young, dumb, drunk mistake that anyone could make and then regret, and so she pointedly asks him, "Oh, so you regret it?" Annoyed that he didn't win her over with that offensively cavalier explanation, he growls back, "You've got to treat me like anyone else." He then lies his head back and adds, "That's the beauty of this country." She just replies, "Oh, yes it is," and sends him into the machine.