Mr. O'Malley is trying to have a manly conversation with George, telling him, "Your brothers are good boys, but they're not that responsible." Or that smart. Or that good-looking. In fact, they're kind of losers, no matter how you look at it. George doesn't want to talk about serious things, as the heart valve surgery Mr. O'Malley is going to undergo is routine. Mr. O'Malley insists, and tells George where the life insurance papers are kept. And then he tells him, "And my...magazines are in the garage." George doesn't get it at first, but understands once his father asks him to get the magazines out of the house before his mother finds them. This conversation reminds me -- now that my friend Lewis has moved away, I need a new porn buddy. Callie interrupts to check on Mr. O'Malley's shoulder, and George just gets up and walks away. His father didn't raise him to be so rude, and asks, "You're not going to say hello to Dr. Torres?" George doesn't, and leaves.
On the Bridge of Sighs, Derek and Burke are chatting. Derek tells him that if Burke had told him about the tremor, he could have run some tests. Because in all likelihood it's something that's incredibly easy to fix. Which just blows my mind. If Burke were in a position of hiding his tremor or giving up his surgical career altogether, I could kind of have some sympathy for him. But if it's not really a big deal, he's transformed from someone with a difficult choice to make into someone who is incredibly selfish. Someone should choke him. But even though it would likely be easy to fix, Burke doesn't want another surgery on his arm: "The first one caused enough damage." Or, you know, maybe the damage was caused by the bullet that necessitated the surgery in the first place. Derek thinks he can fix the problem, but Burke blames him for causing it in the first place.
In the locker room, Izzie and Alex are wondering what Cristina's punishment will be. Izzie is hoping to have someone join her in the "don't talk, don't touch" brigade. Alex just hopes the punishment is bad. Meredith chastises both of them, telling them that Cristina made a mistake. George, whose father was going to undergo surgery at the hands of McShakey, thinks it's a lot more than a mistake. Cristina enters and the room goes silent. George is glaring daggers at her, and she asks him, "Would you stop looking at me like that. It's creepy, and it makes me feel like you haven't been fed." George, Izzie, and Alex all leave without saying a word to her. Meredith asks how things are going, and Cristina acts as though she has no idea to what Meredith could be referring. Meredith wants to know how things are with Burke, and Cristina tells her that they're living in total silence. Meredith asks if that means he's not speaking to her, and Cristina clarifies, "I'm not talking to him, either." Meredith asks if Cristina is okay, and Cristina tells her to stop asking. Meredith tells her that she's making an effort, and Cristina responds, "Please don't." Bailey enters and starts yelling at them because they're late for rounds. Meredith runs out, and Bailey tells Cristina, "The Chief may be confused about punishment for you, but I'm not. You're late again, you will find another resident."