New Year's Day. Kelsey is out of surgery, her kidneys have stabilized, and she's back to a normal shade of human. She can't stop feeling her heartbeat and she has her boyfriend feel as well, but Cristina declines the offer and instead listens to her chest with a stethoscope. As she listens, Boyfriend pulls out a ring, and a shocked but happy Kelsey asks him what he's doing. Cristina echoes the sentiment, much less happily, but Boyfriend plunges in, saying that it's only been a couple of months (and only technically four dates, Kelsey reminds him) but they've been through war together and come out the other side, which means they can get through anything. Did everyone catch the contrived, emphasized war reference and Cristina's troubled notice of the word? Yes? It would be impossible not to, it was so clunky? Well, there you have it. He asks Kelsey to marry him and she happily accepts, while Cristina watches them with a face of stone.
She then goes outside and finds Hunt out in the cold. He looks absolutely tortured and she tells him that while she can be insensitive, she's not oblivious. She actually begins crying as she tells him he shouldn't be together just because he feels like he owes her something, because she knows he and Teddy went through war. He turns to her and grabs her into a crazy hot, deep kiss. He tells her between kisses that he loves her, and that he wants to be together with her for that very reason. She is uncharacteristically insecure and asks if he's sure, so he starts kissing her anew. Excuse me a moment while I go fan myself for a moment, Holy Hot Army Majors.
New Year's Voiceover Time! "Every day, we get to give the gift of life. It can be painful. It can be terrifying. But in the end, it's worth it. Every time." Mark, Arizona and Derek look through a window into Nicholas' room and happily watch as he plays with his parents.
"We all have the opportunity to give. Maybe the gifts are not as dramatic as what happens in the operating room." Bailey walks down the stairs, sees her father, and immediately shrinks into herself. He apparently went to Tucker's for New Year's Eve and he happily tells her about how he tucked Little Tuck into bed and gave him a kiss at midnight. This leads him into the more pressing subject at hand, and he tells her that he did the same for her every night of her childhood, and that she then grew up and got a divorce without telling him. Bailey admits that she didn't know how to tell him, and that she didn't want to disappoint him and be judged. Her dad puts it into perspective when he asks how she'd feel if Tuck did the same thing to her one day, and she gets it and apologizes to him. VO: "Maybe the gift is to try and make a civil apology." Her dad tells her he's not judging her, he's just worrying, and the two of them walk off together, with Bill admitting that Tuck doesn't seem the worse for wear after the divorce. He gives Bailey a kiss, and she visibly relaxes. Seriously, there's nothing like a showdown with a parent to make you feel like a 12-year-old again.