Outside the room, Izzie, Cristina, George, and Mere discuss the tumor and Alex's fake niceness. Cristina says that this one's going in the record books and that she has to get in on it. She also says that Alex was in admitting when Annie came in the previous night, so that's why he got to her first. "I am never leaving this place again!" she says, just as she runs into Burke. They avoid each other expertly. Bailey catches up with her kids and tells them that Annie's surgery will take every available surgeon off the floor, so they'll have to try extra hard not to kill anyone. Burke passes by again and Cristina grabs him and tells him she wants in on the surgery. "I thought we weren't talking," he says like the little girl that he is. "I'm not talking," she says, "I'm just saying." Hee. Burke turns and tells her to get a family history and do some research and he'll...tell Bailey that his fuck-buddy wants in on the surgery. Excellent. Cristina simpers off.
The rest of the Medicine CrÃ¼e visits the next patient on their rounds, a man who endured a coronary bypass the previous day and had some difficulty in the night but seems to be doing okay at the moment. Izzie delivers the spiel this time and Bailey declares that the patient is doing fine and everyone leaves. Yeah, that's not gonna end badly or anything. The CrÃ¼e continues on their rounds as George yammers at Izzie about how she thinks he likes Meredith but he so doesn't like Meredith and he likes Meredith but he just doesn't have a thing for her and he would hate it if Izzie said anything to Meredith because that'd be awkward-- "George?" says Izzie. "Stop talking." Amen and hallelujah, sister.
The next patient is a Mr. Levangie, who seems to be suffering from severe Parkinson's. McDreamy's in the room, and he introduces Bailey and the interns, and there's this awesome awkward moment where Derek looks at Meredith and they both look away and then Derek sees Bailey looking at him with her hands on her hips all, "Oh don't you even THINK of looking at my intern, bitch!" George is presenting this time and he says that Levangie was admitted with Dyskinesia, but he's responding well to the bolus injections. Bailey asks what the recommended treatment would be and Izzie starts to answer for Parkinson's, but Derek interjects and says, "No, not Parkinson's -- spinal pain." Izzie's flummoxed. Meredith pipes up that an intraspinal catheter should do the trick and Derek's proud of his hot little intern. He tells Levangie that Meredith's going to prep him for the procedure and assist, and both Bailey and Izzie shoot looks of evil at McDreamy. His pager goes off, but not before everyone in the room gets a whiff of supreme bullshit. He leaves and Bailey goes after him.