Derek is shuffling around the OR area when he sees Cristina on the way to her surgery. She doesn't have a whole lot to say -- I mean, what do you say in a situation like this? But she finally suggests that this might not be the end, and he could make some calls in the morning. Derek just reminds her that Meredith didn't want kids but he pushed her, so she opened herself up to it, which means that her grief now is all his fault. Wait, did we just hear Derek Shepherd take personal responsibility for something? Cristina assures him that Mere wanted it too or it wouldn't have happened, but Derek retorts that she'll blame him like he's been blaming her all these weeks. Lo and behold, folks, that really IS Derek admitting to bad behavior. Fine, so he only sees it when it's about to come around bite him in the ass, but I'll take it! Desperately, he says that he's lost Zola and he can't lose Meredith too. Cristina tells him that Meredith always comes back, even if she needs a little bit of time to herself first. She then pats his arm and heads to her own surgery.
Teddy and April are still trying to staunch the bleeding in Laura's chest when April's glove gets stuck on something. She realizes she's got a hole in it and quickly is given another glove by the nurses as she assures Teddy it didn't break the skin. Teddy investigates and seems to find what April hit, but has no idea what it could be.
As Cristina enters the OR, Lexie pointedly puts one last towel over Henry's face. Richard -- the single one of them able to act cool throughout this situation -- happily tells Cristina that he's looking forward to seeing the procedure and possibly learning something; Cristina actually replies that it's an honor. Lexie gives the bullet on the patient and then when Cristina has the laser, she decides that she wants to time herself, to see if she can beat the two and a half hours it took her the week before. From Lexie's body language we can see that she's cringing behind her mask but Richard just calls out to the nurse to start a timer. Richard is the only one to remember that no one would bat an eye at this behavior if it weren't a secret VIP patient. But he and Lexie do exchange a tense glance over Cristina's head as she starts.
Meredith and Alex are wheeling the baby's incubator to the ambulance, accompanied by some ominous thunder. Someone calls after them and they and Dr. Wagner all turn to see the baby's mom, Dana, in a wheelchair, looking pretty worse for wear. Dr. Wagner is appalled to see her out of bed but she threatened to try walking if the nurse didn't wheel her down, and he has to remind her that she just had surgery and lost a lot of blood, which means she can't go along in the ambulance like she is begging to do. Understandably, though, she's freaked out and begs him, crying, until Mere comes over to talk to her. She introduces herself and Alex and promises Dana that they are taking the baby to the best doctors and will take amazing care of her. Finally, Dana relents, and they take the baby outside.