Lexie winds up being the one to win the surgery lottery in the form of all of Meredith's cases. She feels like she's a terrible person to be getting joy from her sister's firing, which gives Jackson a chance to be a cute boyfriend and assure her that a terrible person wouldn't feel bad about it. April shows up and again wants him to help with a patient and it's only after lots of incredibly pathetic begging that he agrees to do that when he'd rather fix up poor Jerry's ugly facial sutures. Lexie then tells April that Bailey needs her spleen patient taken to the OR. April panics and looks at the board to figure out where Bailey's patient is -- the board might as well have "GUESS WHAT, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A PATIENT MIX-UP" written across it for all of the subtlety of this set-up. April reminds them that the patient needs a consent form, so Lexie makes sure that the nurse will put it in his chart.
Meredith is sitting on the floor of the nursery, playing with the head-explodingly cute Zola, when Janet walks in. Seriously, this is obviously the same baby that played Zola last season and it's like she's been genetically engineered from daisies and kittens with a dash of pixie dust. Every little facial expression just makes me melt. Janet is just finishing up the home study and when she expresses surprise that Mere isn't busy with sinkhole victims, Meredith recognizes that witholding the truth would be a terrible thing, especially after what happened with the trial, and she confesses to Janet that she was fired. Oh wait, no, she doesn't do that AT ALL. Meredith keeps a smile on her face as she lies that she's on a break in between surgeries. In answer to Janet's question she also mentions that Zola isn't really sleeping through the night, which is weird since that morning she told Derek that she was. Is that just a brain fart? Because if it's intentional I can't figure out why she would lie. The nursery worker then asks Mere if she is taking Zola home now, because it's actually Derek's night with her. Janet's eyebrows nearly pop off of her forehead as Meredith lamely tells her that the two of them just take turns picking up and dropping off the baby. The dumbfounded look on the nursery worker's face shows that she thinks this is a terrible lie too. Mere then makes her excuses and flees, but Janet's radar has been clearly alerted to shenanigans.