Hahn comes in to check on refrigerated Phil, and she's appalled to see that they've put him on a machine that circulates his own blood out of his body and then back in. Richard defends the decision, pointing out that this will give his heart rest without them jostling his delicate, decompressed spine. She disapprovingly glares at them all, but Richard demands to know if she's in or not. It's a classic Dramatic Medical TV Moment.
Sarabeth, meanwhile, is sitting sadly by herself in the waiting room. Alex comes and lets her know that Michael has gone for his CT but that despite Alex's best efforts they probably won't be able to get him into surgery before midnight. With tears in her eyes, she pulls herself up and tells Alex it doesn't matter, and then asks for an update on Vincent, admitting she thinks he was dying. Alex turns to find out but Sarabeth must be able to catch of whiff of Unfaithful on him, because she asks him why men cheat, adding that her husband slept with her friend. All this after losing his job, and at the same time as he was telling Sarabeth that he loved her. Alex tells her that he might have been low and didn't want Sarabeth to see him as less than a man. Because of pride he turned away. "It not right, but it doesn't mean he doesn't care about you. I swear it doesn't."
In the meat locker, they're getting ready to wean Phil off the blood machine. There's something technical sounding going on with his heart but because he's got a body temp of around 90 degrees they can't shock him to take care of it. Richard asks Callie if she has an answer from all of the cases she researched. Callie, though, is back to being her weird, unassertive self of last season and starts to panic again, only telling them that she messed up by trying this. Hahn stops her scared babbling and orders Callie to look at her. She then launches into a speech about how she's trying something new, and there's nothing wrong with new! By golly, it's like this pep talk is going to work outside the hospital too. She orders Callie to take a breath, calm down, and tell them what the research said. With that, Callie is able to come up with an explanation of what is happening and a solution. Callie gets to work, while Richard gives Hahn a look like maybe she just showed a glimmer of being a good teacher.
Cristina is in a right state, asking her interns to read her x-rays. They seem to think the icicle is hitting nothing, but when Cristina demands to know if they know how to read an x-ray, Unnamed Intern #1 stutters that she always is the one to read the x-rays. It doesn't seem to sink in, at least yet, that Cristina is exactly the kind of "teacher" that she herself hates. She just dismisses them to go find "someone with a brain" to help her out. And who should sneak in, rolling up his sleeves over his delicious arms? Major Hunt, of course, who comments that her interns seem scared of her. Cristina argues that she's not scary, but as he's an outsider who hasn't yet learned to stop recognizing anything obvious about other people, he clearly knows she is totally scary. He looks up at her x-ray, and then silently stares at her, inching his face closer to hers, and then... YANKS the icicle out. She's stunned at what happened, and then tells him she didn't give him permission to do that. The Man of One Word answers, "So?" Mere comes in at that moment and Cristina knows just by the tone of Mere's voice that Vincent died.