Mere goes back in to Oliver's room and dashes his hopes that he might still make it to the game on time. As she's explaining that he's going to need a CT his phone rings and of course his ringer is the sound of an organ playing at a sporting event while the crowd cheers, so that Mere can really be reminded that this will keep him from taking his son to the promised event on time. Oliver is sad but covers as he answers the phone and assures his son that Daddy will be fine.
Back at the circus that is Stewart's room, Owen, Avery, Lexie and Mere are just outside looking at his x-rays and marveling at how the knife seemed to not hit any brain matter. They agree to wait for Derek to make a decision about how to remove it, but Dave and Stewart have other plans. The doctors are too busy staring at the films to notice that Dave has his hands on the knife, and after a countdown, he pulls it out. Awesomely, Stewart just shakes it off, and Dave goes to the window and taps it with the knife, asking if they can go to the game now. Behind him, Stewart gives an enthusiastic thumbs up to the dumbfounded docs.
As the second half of the episode begins we're given another shot of the clock showing that it's just after 6:30. Meredith and the others are checking out Stewart, who seems to be none the worse for wear after having a six-inch blade pulled out of his skull. Dave is playing with the knife and Lexie grabs it away from him, continuing her role as angry mom/fun killer. Dave glares at her appropriately. Derek comes in to check him out, but Meredith hears Nathan cry and runs over to see what's going on.
She runs to his bedside and promises it will be okay and she'll get him more pain meds, and his mom assures him it will only be a little while longer. She then asks Mere if this is actually true, and Mere passes the buck to Tyler by demanding to know the status of the OR. She has him call again and make sure the team is ready to go. Derek then comes out of the room and after they briefly talk about how Stewart just might be the luckiest man alive, Derek reminds her that she's late for their date. Mere insists she can't leave but Derek realizes she's just waiting on a whole bunch of things right now and she finally agrees she has one minute she can give him. He assures her that's all he needs. Derek... is that something you really want to admit?