It looks like someone finally decided that, if they were trying to get the real story out of the climbers, having them all in the same room and letting them shut each other up was probably not the most cunning idea ever, so Andy is in his own room with an older gentleman sitting in a chair by the bed, who turns out to be his lawyer. Andy asks about Lonnie, and his lawyer says Andy's name warningly, and Derek thinks he got legal representation pretty quickly. Andy orders, "Don't you dare judge me. You weren't there." He then begins to launch into his story, and though his lawyer tries to stop him, he keeps talking. Lonnie was in so much pain, they all thought he wasn't going to make it, so Andy took things into his own hands. "I put him out of his misery. If I was back there right now, I'd do the same thing. He was my friend. I put him out of his misery." Derek finally looks more concerned than condescending.
In the locker room, the interns are all dressed up, and Izzie works to draw some brows back on Cristina's face. George comes in, and the girls tell him he looks nice, and Izzie stares at him creepily. It's supposed to be Meaningful, but the effect is much more Psych-Ward Disturbed. Patricia then sticks her head in and tells them it's the moment of truth, and hands out envelopes with their test scores. They all rip them open and sigh in relief, except George. Izzie asks if he passed, and he tells her he did and he'll talk to her at the church, and then hastily leaves. Derek walks in, and Meredith shoos the others away ahead of her. Derek closes the door so they have some privacy.
They aren't the only couple on the brink of a Serious Discussion. Alex goes to see Crush, who compliments him (very rightfully) on his suit. She then tells him that she's been discharged. Alex starts to protest, but she lists all of the various departments that have given the okay, and adds that pediatrics has discharged the baby as well. Alex continues to stammer, and she closes the door to the room and turns to face him. She tells him that she has every reason to go with Jeff, who is a good guy, and that medically there isn't any reason for her to stay. Alex doesn't seem to get what she's hinting at, and he goes to look at her chart. Exasperated, she cries, "Do I have to spell everything out for you? Did you sniff too much glue as a child? I'm asking you something!" I don't think he's playing dumb. I think there's a switch in his brain that shuts off when comes to feelings. Genuinely confused, he asks, "What do you want from me?" She stammers, embarrassed, and in my gut I feel it too, having made Grand Proclamations of my own: "I want you to give me a reason to stay. A real reason." She tells him that Jeff sees her as Rebecca, but that Alex named her Ava and that's when she felt most like herself. Again, she pleads for a reason to stay. But being the guy who can't deal with something real, he just stares at her and tells her Jeff loves her. She cries and begs for a reason, but he tells her to stick with the decent guy, and leaves her crying. I really do want to learn one day what it is that's made him so horrifically scared of real feelings.