Alex and his cup are back in the on-call room, which seems oddly appropriate, actually. The Chief knocks on the door and calls, "Just checking in! Seeing how you're c... seeing how you're doing." Why, Chief! Good save. Alex gripes that he'd be better if he wasn't listening on the side of the door and then gets really pissed when there's another knock. This time it's Meredith, who walks in and notes the boldness of leaving the door unlocked. She came in to see if Alex wanted to talk, and that's what causes him to lose it since clearly, the answer is yes even if he doesn't want to. He tells her that the situation is crap, and gets more and more upset as he goes on pacing and yelling, wondering if Izzie will even be there to use the little fertilized eggs one day. He finally gets to what's eating him alive, which is that he never suspected anything was really wrong when Izzie told him she was seeing a ghost. He starts to cry as he reminds Mere that he's a doctor, and she listens and agrees sadly that this whole situation is wrong and horrible. It's all heartbreaking, not least because in five seasons we've so rarely seen him this vulnerable.
Hunt is standing on Cristina's vent when she walks in and seems a bit taken aback to see him there. She finally comments that she hasn't seen him all day, and he immediately starts to ask what would have happened if he hadn't woken up. He starts to fall apart as he tells her how he would never hurt her, but then his hands just did it. He tries to tell her he can't do this but she pulls herself together and starts sternly reminding him that he did wake up. She doesn't let him break up with her, and reminds him that she knows her limits and what she can handle. Relieved, he slumps towards her and falls into a kiss, but she stops him, clearly not ready. After staring at him a moment, she leaves and he's left with the fan down there slowly turning, though this time it doesn't hypnotize him. Who knew there were so many propellers in everyday life?
Bailey walks into Izzie's room, and she happily measures the half-scarf against her boss. Bailey loves the green color and asks who it is for, and Izzie is oh so sly by not answering. Seriously, she might as well have just been knitting Bailey's name into the thing -- it wasn't the most smoothly executed part of the story. Bailey then tells Izzie about a colectomy she has later on and asks Izzie what she'd do, since she doesn't want her to get rusty. Izzie's not having it and asks if Bailey even thinks she'll be there in a year to do surgeries again, but Bailey answers very plainly that she thinks she will be there. That said, she again starts to give Izzie the surgical scenario and Izzie smiles at her. If every cancer patient had a friend like this at their bedside, I think the world would see an increase in survival rates from all the Awesome and good vibes.