Mere tells us, "We carry the damage with us from childhood," as Noah reaches into an incubator and touches his baby's tiny, tiny hand. Alex watches this from behind the glass. Exactly where George and Meredith would stand and look in at the babies when they were having a bad day, I think. "Then, as grownups, we give as good as we get." Addison walks in, sees Alex, and compliments him on his work that day. Alex turns away from the window: "Yeah, the kid's alive. Without a mother." He walks out. Always gotta ruin the moment and look like the toughest guy in the baby ward.
In the locker room, Meredith and George get dressed without acknowledging one another. "Ultimately, we all do damage," Meredith's voice-over concludes. I hate voice-overs. There's this enormous pressure to recap them because they're "imparting" "pearls" of "wisdom," but they're such a pain to follow. And also? Trite. It made more sense when Doogie Howser did it because he was actually writing in a journal of sorts, but these random ones are just annoying. Is she talking to me? To her mother? To herself? I just don't know. George bangs his locker shut and shuffles a bit. He steps near Meredith and ventures, "See you at home?" Meredith whips around to look at him: "Yeah." "Okay, see yuh," George nods, and leaves. "Okay," Meredith says hopefully. "And then," Meredith's voice-over informs us, "we set about the business of fixing whatever we can." Izzie and Denny lie together. "Izzie?" Denny asks. "Would it be wrong for me to feel you up right now?" "Not so much," Izzie replies. See, next time Denny wants to die, instead of bringing chocolate, just bring your dinners. Denny and Izzie giggle. "Such a dirty boy," Izzie tells him. "I know," Denny says happily. So? Is he going to feel her up?
In the boiler room, George sits with Callie, who is lying down in bed in what is a very unattractive angle. Why must they shoot her in such bad light and angles? She looks insane. Callie tells George that she washed her hands. She went into the kitchen and washed her hands. "I didn't wash my hands in the bathroom because those girls were staring at me like I was a rodent or something." Putting on a bra and not peeing in front of people might help. "Like I was in high school and I was having the naked dream and it was actually happening.