Izzie pokes her head into Jacob's room, where Alex is doing charts amid all of Jacob's sleeping children, to make sure he's okay. She's happy to hear he is until Mrs. Jacob walks by and demands to know why she's there, adding that they're fine without her. "Do you mind?" Dejected, Izzie walks off. Once she leaves, Alex looks up to see Ava standing there instead with a meek little smile.
Bailey's looking at the surgical board when Cristina walks up and asks if she's heading home. Bailey admits that it's easier to stay and wait until Tucker is asleep. Cristina then declares that she also rose above that day. Bailey encouragingly agrees that she did while still gazing at the board, but that's not what Cristina was looking for. She tells Bailey that she knows Bailey was rising all day, so she didn't say anything, but now the day is over and she's done with it. Her tone is hard and angry, and Bailey finally turns towards her, confused. Cristina announces that pulling her away from Hahn was an abuse of power, since she was used for the color of her skin. She adds that Bailey compromised the quality of her education because of her color and tells her plainly, "I resent it," and walks off. Bailey opens her mouth but can't find the words, and just drops her head. And while I understand why Bailey did what she did, I understand Cristina's feelings too. It's back, people -- hard situations without a right answer and shades of grey! (Get it, Grey?) This is what this show does best and I'm happy that it's coming back.
Derek and Rose are scrubbing out of their surgery/computer adventure, and Rose tells him admiringly that he saved Mary's life. She sounds like a thirteen-year-old with a crush. But he's not much better, tossing back that he just fixed her brain, while Rose saved her life. He turns to Rose as she dries her hands and the moment we all knew was coming finally arrives -- they slowly get closer and closer until they start to kiss tentatively a few times. Once they stop, she pulls back and stammers, "Okay, thanks! That was...okay." She cuts herself off there; she wasn't saying that kissing GoldenLocks himself was only okay. He points out that her voice is shaking, and she reminds him, "I'm an imperfect person." She leaves, and he looks not terribly happy to realize that right now he's very much an imperfect person too.