Meredith seals the last of her hospital-issue bits and bobs in an envelope and hands them over to someone to turn in for her. Alex sees her and calls after her but when she actually turns to give him a moment, he chickens out and says nothing. Owen is back and calls to Mere to help him out, but Mere just glumly informs him that she was fired. He gets a page and is about to leave but Mere calls after him and blurts out that Cristina hasn't had the abortion; she wants to but she can't because she loves him. She calls Owen out for punishing Cristina for just being the woman that he fell in love with in the first place, and that's something Owen really doesn't want to hear. He tries to get Mere out of his business but she presses on, because she has a rather unique perspective on the situation that has nothing to do with being Cristina's Person. She warns Owen that if Cristina has this child, it will kill her to pretend for his sake that she loves the kid as much as she loves surgery, and that growing up like that will kill the child too. She knows, because she was that kid and her mother was a Cristina. Owen finally sees Danny arrive and runs off, but it's very good food for thought and one of the more sensible things Mere has done in the past few episodes, even if it is betraying Cristina's confidence a little bit.
April runs after a fuming Bailey, trying to blame the others for not updating the board as they should have done. But what's extra galling is when April tries to put a positive spin on the situation -- the wrong surgery was stopped in time because of a checklist that she implemented! She realizes quickly that this wasn't a good approach to take and tells Bailey to go ahead and yell at her, but Bailey is so mad she is beyond words, and can only gesticulate a little bit in April's direction before the elevator doors close between them.
Cristina is working on putting in a chest tube while Teddy peppers her with more questions. Finally, Cristina spits that the reason she's doing things a certain way is because she's a fifth-year resident who knows what she is doing already. Teddy finally explains her actions and tells Cristina that she's treating her like a first-year student now because she bets that no one else ever did, and while Cristina was allowed to do all sorts of advanced procedures, Teddy thinks she may have skipped some of the basics. Teddy somehow relates this to her now having a happy personal life -- she now sees that Cristina's arrogance isn't her fault but rather the fault of all of the people who let her skip the easy steps. It doesn't really hold together but it's an interesting idea so let's go with it. She adds that she thinks Cristina could perform heart surgery but can't actually articulate why she chooses one size chest tube over another. Cristina obviously wants to argue, but her silence proves Teddy's point quite handily.