Bailey walks up to Cristina, Mere and Alex outside Izzie's room and as other doctors file in, explains that she's the resident on the case and will prep Izzie for surgery. If they are in the room, it's to be her friends rather than more doctors. They then follow her in and stand next to Izzie's bed in front of some docs in distractingly bright red scrubs. Izzie gets all business-like once everyone is there and hands off some knitting she's been doing to Meredith. Bailey goes over the general info about her illness and says she's got a lot of procedures and surgeries over the next few days. Richard jumps in to say that he and Bailey will be taking the mets off of her liver, and that also a Dr. Parker from OB will harvest any healthy eggs she has before she undergoes radiation. Izzie is a little bit grim about the idea of babies, but Bailey kindly said they are leaving the option open for her. Derek then says he'll be taking off the mets on her brain and comments that he's surprised they didn't catch these sooner given that they can cause headaches, seizures, and "intense hallucinations." I guess that means the correct term for the drivel we had to suffer through earlier this season is "intense hallucination sex" rather than "ghost sex." My bad. Alex pointedly looks like someone kicked him in the stomach at that little comment. Once Derek is finished a female doctor we have never seen before, who is wearing dark blue scrubs but is standing with all the reds, asks, "Are you people done?" She then announces that Izzie will be having three major surgeries and seven outpatient procedures, and most likely even more than that once they get inside of her and see if there's any more stuff to take out. She's the oncologist, Swender (the same one Cristina fought for the appointment with last week) and announces how it's going to be aggressive and harsh, she's going to be overseeing everything, and that means that everyone in the room now answers to her. She's really competing for Miss Congeniality here and clearly we aren't supposed to like her much as she finishes, "Welcome to the cancer wing, folks." Derek then gives Izzie an actual genuine smile, probably bonding over Swender's bitchiness, and says he'll see her in the OR.
Episode Report CardLauren S: A- | 5239 USERS: B-
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