Chief and Bailey come out of surgery and run into Arizona, where the Chief brags about Bailey's just having removed a gallbladder through a guy's bellybutton. Arizona goes from impressed to disturbed, but Bailey quickly tells her how awesome and good it is. The Chief offers her another surgery that afternoon and she accepts, having totally forgotten about the neuroblastoma surgery with Arizona. Arizona assures her that it's fine and she's got the rest of her life for that, so Bailey happily runs off to lunch.
Once she's gone, Arizona glares at the Chief and walks towards him over some quirky music. She announces, "I am going to cry and I just want you to know that it's going to happen, and I just want you to ignore it." She apparently cries when she gets mad at people in authority, which is somehow connected to her daddy issues. The funniest thing is that through her anger and tears, she still manages to be peppy as she throws down a gauntlet. She knows the Chief is trying to lure Bailey back to general surgery with the robot because she doesn't have one, and kids are not as fun as robots. A parent or two might possibly take exception to this statement, especially from their child's surgeon, but they would have to agree that kids aren't shiny and new and can't pull things out of a bellybutton. Actually no. They'd have to agree to the shiny and new, but I would say that children have definitely pulled stuff out of their bellybuttons. Just not a gallbladder. I hope. Wow, that was a long ride to Tangentville! But her point is that she is going to fight him and win, because what she has that he doesn't is joy. Again, one could argue... okay, fine. Let's just leave it. The Chief chuckles in disbelief that she thinks she can contend, so he just wishes her good luck and leaves.
Alex walks into Izzie's room to find her going over the IL2 schedule with Swender and Cristina. It takes him a few moments to catch on, and Izzie has to tell him she's not doing the surgery. The doctors realize they need a moment and walk as quickly as possible out the door and then Alex shuts it to yell at Izzie that she's having the surgery. When she asks what happened to it being her decision, he yells that he only said that because he thought she'd make the right one. It's oddly comforting to have old Alex bust through like this, probably because, although he's infuriating, he's doing it out of love for his new wife. He yells at her that now that they are married it's his life at stake as well as hers, and informs her that she's having the surgery. She shuts her eyes and sighs, already forgetting that she just ordered him to tell her what to do. I have found, somewhere, sometimes deep, deep in my heart, a little bit of sympathy for Izzie but it's really only a little, and this isn't one of those times.