A distinguished looking man catches up with Derek in the hallway; he turns out to be Mr. Jennings, a member of the hospital Board. He gets chummy with Derek, offering almost-sincere sounding condolences about George and then asks if he can call him Derek. Once that is established he says, "...the hospital Board is meeting soon and Derek, I need to know if you'd like to be the next Chief of Surgery at Seattle Grace." The music swells along with his voice just so we don't miss how dramatic a statement it was.
Izzie is back on the phone, pleading into George's voicemail to have him call her back, adding that she pretty much died earlier that day, not knowing that George outdid her on that one. Alex and Callie come in, not to bust her for using the Cancer Card like she thinks, but to break the news. Alex says that he needs to tell her something, but says that he needs her to not panic, and to basically stay alive when he does. She agrees, and he tells her that George got into an accident and is brain dead. Her expression not changing and clearly not comprehending, Izzie asks, "I'm sorry, what?"
When we come back from the break, they've moved on to the organs of it all. Callie asks about his eyes, and Izzie winces at the thought. Callie agrees that she doesn't want to imagine him without his eyes and Izzie takes Alex's hand before saying what we all already know, "George would give everything. His skin, his eyes, he would give everything." So thankfully, that ridiculous drama wasn't strung out for too long.
Night has fallen, and Bailey is sitting outside on a bench where Arizona joins her. Arizona launches into the story of her pain patient, and asks Bailey if she can talk through it with her as she can't figure it out, and thinks best out loud. Bailey turns to her with fire in her eyes and growls, "Did you not hear about George O'Malley?" Arizona, often lately acting as the lone voice of reason, says genuinely that she did and it's incredibly sad. But when Bailey says that she can't talk or work right now, Arizona says that she doesn't mean to be insensitive, but this is a living patient who needs help and she needs Bailey to work and help her figure it out. After a moment, Bailey turns and glares at her again but through her teeth starts asking questions and she and Arizona discuss. Look, I don't know how I'd even still be at work if a co-worker and friend died, but it is true that if they are there, they need to keep it together and help out the patients that still have a chance.