Richard goes in to where Cristina is sitting with HIAB, and she looks both proud and serene as he tells her that he heard the helicopter. Cristina is ready to say goodbye, since HIAB helped her write her list. She hands over one sheet of paper to Richard who reads it and then compliments her on a job well done. He then hands over his own notebook -- he felt inspired and made his own list. Of course, Cristina then sees something cool on there that she wants for her own, so he agrees that if one comes to the hospital they can fight for it. The guys from Columbia walk in and they hand HIAB over; as they wheel her away, Cristina quietly exclaims one last, "Hot diggity." I still want a hot dog.
Lexie pulls herself together and goes to check on Justine, who is groggy but doing well. She knows her name, but when Lexie asks her the date she points out that she never knows that even when she hasn't just had brain surgery, so she needs a different question. Lexie asks, "Why can't Kate choose Nathan?" She's losing her cool again already and doesn't realize at first that Justine tells her that Kate is going to do just that, but once she does realize it Justine adds that it will only be for a couple of more books, and then she'll go back to Alexander. It's too much, and Lexie starts to cry as she asks Justine why she hates Nathan. Why are we even still calling him "Nathan" at this point? Justine loves Nathan because he's kind, funny and honest, but Kate doesn't love him. Lexie is defeated; the only comeback she can muster is that she should, and it's not fair. Justine tells her that she knows, but it makes for a really good read. As Lexie cries, she reaches for her hand and gently asks if it would make her better to work on the book some more. Lexie nods, dries her tears, and sits back down at the computer.