Lexie walks in to where Izzie is looking at all the films and sincerely tells her that she learned a lot by diagnosing a patient beginning to end, and thanks Izzie for teaching them. I spent a while being unsure about Lexie, but I think they've done a good job developing her and I'm fully on board now. Izzie then asks Lexie how she'd break the news, clearly needing to hear something that isn't just the interns laughing about how she's a goner. Lexie thinks a moment before saying she'd express how sorry she was and talk about support groups, but then she dies off and admits she doesn't know what you say to someone in that situation. Izzie jumps in to say that they have a choice to run away or face it. She also (mercifully) says that they should be around their loved ones because it's going to be a hard fight and they need all the support they can get. Please, oh please let this mean we're not going to go through a month of her trying to hide that she's got cancer. Izzie says that even though the odds are bad... but then her own voice dies and Lexie jumps in to say screw the odds. Her mom died of the hiccups, which generally has a 100% survival rate. She gets more passionate as she says that odds are crap and so Patient X should face it and fight, but then calms down and says maybe those aren't the exact words. But Izzie tells her, "Exactly those words." And then Lexie goes off, ignoring the fact that clearly she just talked to Patient X.
Hunt and Arizona approach Alex outside Beth's room and compliment him for his catch. Hunt tells him the Chief is definitely going to hear about it, and Arizona tells him that it was very impressive for a resident and that if he fixes his attitude, "You could be the future of this hospital. The one to watch."