Inside the hospital room and out of earshot, Meredith is pitching the idea of toe thumbs to Handsy O'Grinder and his brothers. Richard and Callie look on, and Richard gloats about being right about Meredith having the right stuff. Callie's resistant to say it, even though Richard's like, "She's putting a toe on a man's hand! She's good!" Not sure that should be the arbiter of talent in a hospital but okay. Inside the room, the Mario Brothers are dubious at best at this "weird" solution, but between this and a prosthetic, Handy tells her to take his toe. "Take my left nut if it'll help." Meredith is like, "No, just the toe, but thanks." Back outside, Richard sees that Mere has gotten approval (via an ironic thumbs-up gesture from Mere, heh) and rubs it in with Callie. She wonders if this is what he's going to do with his time now -- just pull strings like a puppet master. Richard seems to think he's quite good at it.
Alex is going on his round, checking in on the babies. You'll be thrilled to know he's already found another intern to quiz him for the boards, so those lessons about treating the interns like people have worked gangbusters. He can't find Morgan's baby in the neo-natal unit, and when the intern expresses surprise that Morgan had her baby, Alex realizes she must still be in surgery. Which is not great news. He dashes out.
Sloan, Avery and Bailey are scrambling to stop Carrie's bleeding. Avery is getting flustered and unsure of how to fix the problem, which is just making Bailey go more ballistic. He half-heartedly offers a suggestion and Sloan tells him to go with it. He also tells him that whatever is distracting him needs to be left outside the OR, and so in the biggest act of bravery I have perhaps ever seen on this show, Jackson Avery sacks up and tells Dr. Bailey that she is preventing him from doing his job and to please leave his OR. Dude. Bailey is shocked and turns to Sloan like, "I know your resident did not just..." but Sloan backs Avery up. Okay, for the record, I had quite enough of Bailey getting shamed in the OR in that stupid flashback episode a few weeks ago BUT I do like that Avery is coming into his own. Well done, handsome.
Meanwhile, Alex chases around the hallways like a crazy person, making a big ol' show of how concerned he is about Morgan. He finds a scrub nurse carrying bags of blood to Morgan's surgery, who says it's not looking great. Altman's in one OR working on Morgan, while Arizona's in another trying to save the baby. She needs Alex's extra hands, but Alex first needs to answer the boyfriend's call on the phone. He basically says it's touch and go for Morgan and baby and this dude should get on a plane now. Alex huffs and puffs and gets back into the OR, where he will no doubt make a big show of how his heart grew three sizes for like the 800th episode in this series.