"The early bird catches the worm," says Mere's voiceover. "A stitch in time saves nine." We see Burke closing up the bypass patient's chest. "Messy," he says. "Sorry," says Izzie. "Don't be," he says. "You saved his life." Aw. Bailey and George go to tell Annie's mother that she died. "He who hesitates has lost," says Mere's voiceover. Mere walks Mr. Levangie down the hall to his daughter. "We can't pretend we haven't been told," she voiceovers. "We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets tell us to seize the days. Still, sometimes, we have to see for ourselves." She smiles brightly as Mr. Levangie takes his daughter's arm and they walk down the hall. Aw.
Cristina's in some break room, stretching out her back after the massive tumor weightlifting session she had. Burke knocks and enters. "I'm not doing you any more favors," he says. "This was it." Cristina scoffs. "I've been holding up fifty pounds of tumor for the past twelve hours, my back's gonna need traction and the patient died anyways. And you think you did me a favor?" She flings herself down onto the cot. "Look, I'm just..." he looks at her in frustration. "What is this? That we're doing here? What is it?" God. Again with the questions. "You need a definition?" says Cristina, reclining on the bed. "You really want to be that guy?" Hee! Love. Love her. Burke kind of looks at her as Mere's voiceover says that we have to make our own mistakes. "Lock the door," he says, suddenly all commanding. Cristina just tilts her head to the side and contemplates him rather sexily. It's awesome. "We have to learn our own lessons," says Mere's voiceover.
Elsewhere in the hospital, George is asking Alex if he's seen Meredith. Alex tells him to save himself the misery because Meredith's off the market. George is all, I DON'T WANT TO DATE HER WE'RE JUST FRIENDS REALLY I DON'T LIKE HER OR ANYTHING I JUST WANT TO HOLD HER AND KISS HER AND SMELL HER HAIR. "Whatever," says Alex, walking off. Later on, at the house, George brings two beers and two glasses to Meredith's room in the hopes that he can get her McDrunky and make her fall in love with him. He's doing that thing I hate so very much, the "I'll Be Her Friend Until She Realizes How Awesome I Am and Falls Deeply in Love with Me Forever and Ever Amen" thing. I've seen that guy many, many times and let me tell you, it is NOT attractive. But Mere's not in her room. And she doesn't make her bed. Because she's a P-I-G pig. "We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore," says Mere's voiceover. "Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant." George looks dejected. "That knowing is better than wondering," Mere continues. "That waking is better than sleeping."