But if Cristina is just a more concentrated version of her Seattle self, Alex is instead his complete and utter opposite. He walks in wearing a purple polo shirt and some Buddy Holly glasses and proceeds to be the team cheerleader. In a way it's his job since he appears to be Chief Resident, but peppy team leader Alex is almost frightening. April tells them she's on "Good" Shepherd's service that day (for now we have to guess who that is) while Charles is delighted that he's on "Bad" Shepherd's service and can use this as an awkward entry to try to flirt some more with April. As the others leave, Alex asks Dr. Webber (!!) if she can stay behind and once he and Meredith are alone, they start making out in earnest. They are all gooey about their engagement but Alex is especially interested in hearing how Ellis reacted and seems thrilled when Mere assures him that she was happy and she loves him. Oh lordy, as she lifts her hand we see that she's wearing a pink watch, too. It's like she's taking style tips from Barbie. The two flirt about how he was a jerk before he met her, but she knew there was a good guy inside. I'm sure that in Elttaes, he's not got a self-destructive streak buried deep inside like he does in the real world.
As the meeting breaks up, the Shepherds kiss each other goodbye, and Owen takes the kids to daycare. Once Callie and Addie are alone in all their long, gorgeous, wavy-haired (seriously, I didn't realize I missed Callie's really long hair until she showed up looking exceptional here) and red-lipped glory, Addie comments on how good Owen is with the kids and asks how he's doing. Callie isn't entirely convincing as she tells Addie that he's okay, and, "I think we're past it." Ladies and gentlemen, I present a textbook case of someone trying to lie to herself. Addie agrees that it's hard to come back and points out that they have no idea what happened "over there" so we know this Owen was a soldier in Iraq and still has PTSD. He also has a buddy named Teddy who has been helping him cope via Skype, and Callie doesn't question that Teddy is of course a dude. She tells Addie that there hasn't been another "episode" since "that one." We don't know if Owen choked her or what, but it sounds bad and Callie tries way too hard to assure Addie that they are over. Addie is too caught up in her own problems to notice just how hard Callie is gritting her teeth and Callie excitedly talks to her about the baby, and how she and Derek will be fine, because they are the perfect couple! As she walks away, Addie's face falls. So, as Joe Reid so aptly pointed out, red lipstick is a symbol of emotional troubles and self-denial.