Matt, meanwhile, gets on his crutches and goes to find Callie and George to apologize. They try to stop him but it's something he needs to do, since he knows they were trying to do their jobs. "And your job is to put people back together, not take them apart." He knows it doesn't make sense for him to want to go back to somewhere that people are getting hurt and dying, but he wants to help people just like they do as doctors. The camera focuses in on George's face as Matt is talking so that we really, truly don't miss that he's Learning Something from this. Matt then asks them to think about what they'd do if they couldn't be doctors anymore -- wouldn't they do anything they could to be doctors once again? Callie's mouth drops open a little and George just does some extra-deep brow furrowing.
Izzie is now up in Allison's room, moping about how she and Alex had their first fight. Allison tries to cheer her up with talk of makeup sex, although I would think at this point Izzie would just want to one day have married sex at all before she contemplates makeup sex. She then tries to chatter about the birds Izzie sees around her head. Izzie doesn't really bite and keeps talking about her brain surgery and her husband, like it's a giant, life-changing decision or something. Allison assures her that Alex will come around, even if it takes her getting back to work, tumor-free for him to really do it, and then she muses some more about the hallucinated birds just so we really do know she's chipper and likable and optimistic.
Mere finds Cristina and tells her to talk to Izzie, but Cristina's having none of it since she thinks it's just Meredith trying to get Derek to not be mad at her. Cristina presented the options to her as a doctor should and let her make the decision. Mere, however, actually fesses up to what she did, admitting she presented it more like, "You're having the surgery over my dead body." It's like they've switched roles, it's such a Cristina statement, but Cristina is just aghast as Meredith adds that Derek has a right to be mad. Cristina then gets some sort of crappy page, so she and Mere will have to finish this later.
She and Mere run into Allison's room to find Izzie doing compressions in a panic on her new friend, and Cristina takes over and yells for Swender.
Matt's plea seems to have finally gotten through to Callie, because she's firing up the bone saw in the OR. She's still not happy about it, though, and asks Hunt to remind her why she's doing this. Hunt sighs and says that Matt could possibly go back and fight, win and save lives, but if they don't do the surgery he won't have a chance. He insists that they are saving him, not crippling him. George then adds, "We're doing what he wants." Oh, that! Callie nods, and oh my god I have to cover my ears over the squeal of the bone saw as she starts to work. By "cover my ears" I might also mean "cower into the sofa in the fetal position" because something about that noise makes me picture just what is happening, even if it's not to a real person.