"Too often, the thing you want most is the one thing you can't have," Meredith VOs. Cristina is at home studying with the magical perfect cards, totally delighted. Burke sits down and asks her about picking a cake. She's barely paying attention but does tell him she liked "the red one." He realizes she means the red velvet, the one that Izzie advised was his winner, and he takes the card out of her hand and they canoodle. It's very strange to have the happiest couple at the end of the day be Cristina and Burke, that's for sure.
George and Izzie look into Runny Nose Guy's room, where a girl is by his bed, holding his hand. Izzie admits she doesn't know how they go on acting like things are okay and working together. George has a possible solution, and that's the age-old gem: run away! He says that there's a spot at Mercy West and he's contacted them about transferring. I'm certain his wife isn't going to find anything at all suspicious about this transfer, either. Good thinking, George, good thinking. Meredith continues, "Desire leaves us heartbroken. It wears us out. Desire can wreck your life."
Addison is on her way out and sees Alex studying in the lobby, so she invites him for a drink. When he says he can't since he has to study, she flirts an invitation to study with her at her hotel. It's kind of awkward and horrible, and only gets more so when Alex answers her by announcing, "You're not my girlfriend, okay?" She's caught off-guard, and he continues, "No offense, today was awesome, it's just I'm really busy... " She's confused and works to save face, telling him with a smile to study, and then makes her way out of the hospital. Once there, she turns around and stares back at the building as Mere wraps things up. "But as tough as wanting something can be, the people that suffer the most are those who don't know what they want." What? I'm not crying, there's dust in the air! Leave me alone.