So Callie didn't need HIAB to tell her what was right when it came to Mrs. O; Callie is at her bedside when she wakes up. Unfortunately, she immediately awkwardly launches into telling Mrs. O that she now likes women, and got married to Dr. Robbins, almost died in a car accident, and has a beautiful baby. Mrs. O's eyes fill with tears as she's talking, and by the time Callie finishes her mouth is just hanging open. Callie feels awful and starts to apologize -- adding that her own mother basically disowned her over all of this -- but when Mrs. O can finally speak it's just to ask, "You have a baby?" Oh geez, now I'm starting to cry, as is Callie. Mrs. O wants to see pictures and then can only exclaim and cry in happiness to see the little cutie on Callie's telephone screen.
Owen is now staring at all of Derek's scans when Derek comes in and tells him that the guy whose brain is up on the screen just booked a flight to Seattle; he then challenges Owen to call the guy himself if he doesn't want to allow the surgery. Owen explains that he's not worried about the hospital, he's worried about Derek since he's been through a ton and thinks that trying to play God at this point in time might not be the healthiest thing in the world. Fine, so I'm paraphrasing. Derek just counters that he doesn't have a reputation anymore and that now that he's not going to be the guy who cured Alzheimer's, he can choose what he wants to worry about. He chooses all of these inoperable folks because he thinks he can change their stories and therefore owes it to them to try. Owen asks him if that's not rather arrogant, but Derek just grins that he has a reputation for arrogance. Well, at least he's admitting it.
Alex is eating dinner at Joe's when Polly walks in and sits down at the bar next to him. She ignores him, orders a scotch, and then calls what sounds like a significant other to bitch about her awful day in Seattle. Alex listens interestedly as she complains that Arizona could only talk about some guy who helped some kids in Africa when hello, she has three published articles. She warns whoever it is that they should wait up, because she's going to be drunk and cry when she gets home. That's an invitation any significant other would die for, isn't it? Polly, get a grip. If you're really being courted by every prestigious program in the country, losing a spot at a disgraced hospital shouldn't even be a blip on your radar. But what's inexplicably sad for her is great for Alex, and since he overheard it all he grins as he takes a big bite of his burger.