Beth is touching the spot in her chest where they've put in a pacemaker and asks in awe if she's not sick anymore, adding, "A wrestler fixed me." I do love the nod to high school stereotypes of which we all are guilty. Alex explains that she still has a heart problem and has to see a cardiologist, but she's just thrilled that no one else has to know, and she won't have to wear a bracelet. With tears in her eyes she tells him, "It's everything. Once people see you as sick they don't see you as anything else." CLUNK. I'm sorry, the anvil that is Izzie's new illness just nearly flattened me. The seizure patrol comes in and gripes that they didn't win a trophy and when Beth says there's always next season, they rudely suggest she try out something else and lie badly that they're just worried for her safety. Alex announces that they don't have to worry since they fixed her. "Epileptic bone." Ms. Seizure Patrol spits back that there's no such thing so Alex demands to know if she's a doctor. Ms. SP then asks skeptically if Beth is normal now and Alex replies, "Dude, none of you are normal. You're freaking band nerds." The seizure patrol sulk their way out of the room, but Beth just laughs.
Adele immediately takes Richard to task for his "petty, infantile" behavior and demands to know if he's running a hospital or a playground. Richard tries to tell his wife he won't be spoken to like that but she just cuts him off to demand, "Hospital or playground, Richard!" He mumbles that it's a hospital and so she tells him to start acting like it and apologize. Please, oh please let this lesson stick, because 17 episodes of the Chief acting like a whiny child is quite enough. She also demands that he apologize to Bailey and yells at him when his apology is totally insincere. She then orders him and Bailey to work their problems out and before she leaves, tells Bailey to wipe the smile off of her face because she's no better by, "Tattling on a man to his wife." True, it's low, but it's also effective.
Kostas is very good at being an obnoxious frat boy and he tosses candy in his mouth while talking to Meg, knowing that it's killing Tricia as she watches from the doorway. Tricia gripes to Mere that Kostas is just doing this so that he can keep eating jelly beans, but Mere gently assures her it's probably more than that. Tricia is livid as she says then it's about girls, or snowboards, or whatever but those things don't matter. As I've already said, I get where she's coming from but she really needs a new approach. Mere assures her they'll be vigilant in monitoring his condition, but Tricia bitterly informs her that he's going to have the surgery, because she'll be on him until she dies to get it done. Mere asks, "And if he just wants to be left alone?" Tricia informs her, "You don't leave the people you love alone, Dr. Grey." She adds that her fear will save her brother's life. This is really kind of a bad parallel to Meredith's situation with Derek because if Meredith acted like Tricia it certainly would only make Derek more upset, but oh well. Meredith learns a lesson about persisting and helping, blah blah blah.