Bailey saunters past the announcement board and Callie totally catches her, saying that Chief Resident hasn't been posted yet. Bailey tries to deny that she was looking for it, but then laughs since she was caught red-handed. It comes off as self-deprecating rather than as fake modesty, and I add it to the list of things I love about Bailey. George then walks in, and when Callie sees him, she grabs him and shoves him into an empty office.
Once in the room, she's stammering and acting like a crazy woman, which she readily admits. She goes on and on about how something is against her will and she's a surgeon who loves her life as is (well, so would I if I suspected my new husband of having an emotional/physical/all-inclusive affair with his best friend who's been a giant bitch to me) and goes on to say she has no desire to house a being in her body for nine months and then push it out and raise it. Except, of course, that's all she can think about, and it's affecting her life. "It's hormonal. And horrible. But it is happening. To me!" George is stunned, as am I, because this is so out of left field, and I only desperately hope for her and this as-yet-unconceived child that she's telling the truth, and this isn't a move to try to fix her relationship. He repeats that she wants to have a baby, and she just tells him, "Apparently." He points out in a daze that there's a guy with an axe in his head in the other room, and Callie tells him he's a freak and gives him permission to run. He thanks her and does, practically leaving a cartoon dust trail in his wake.
Adele and Richard are still alone in her room, and she tells him she's fine and he should go. He disregards all of it and orders her to drink her water and take her pills. Though she thinks he has people he's dying to boss around out in the hospital, he happily yet sternly tells her that he's got plenty of bossing he can do right there. After a quiet moment, she tells him to go ahead and ask about the father. But he only tells her it's not his place. At that moment, the "my wife is pregnant with another man's child" silence is broken by both Meredith and Patricia, Richard's assistant. Meredith comes in with a wheelchair and a big smile to take Adele to her room, and Patricia asks Richard what he wants to do about the Chief announcements. Adele's face reads, "Of course!" but she insists that he go. Once alone with Meredith, she launches into possibly the sweetest yet most uncomfortable introduction ever, saying that they met when Meredith was a girl, and that Richard used to flirt with her mother. "I didn't want to see that, so I watched you a lot." She says that Meredith turned out well, and then sincerely says that she's sorry about Meredith's mother. Meredith's face has fallen as she pushes the chair, and she says she's sorry about her mother too. Adele continues that it was no one's fault. They got married young and believed in happily ever after, but "Maybe there is no happily ever after." Meredith just looks resigned. Hear that? It's the sound of a relationship falling apart, because everyone seems to think it's doomed, because Meredith isn't acting right after having possibly the worst year of her life.