In the locker room, April is gasping over Mere's ring finger, which shows the fruit of her engagement the night before. Mere asks if she is okay and says she knew it would be hard for her but April assures her it's fine. It seems that there was never a shooting in Elttaes, because Charles is alive and well and seems to be pining after April now though she's not interested. Mere tells April that she's the first person to know after Mere's parents because April is her "person." April assures Mere -- maybe a little too much -- that she is thrilled, and says that maybe they will become the next Shepherds. Mere starts to tell April the story of how he asked, but they are interrupted when the door opens and "Ruby Blue" starts playing. In Elttaes, Cristina's song is the very song that accompanied her burst fallopian tube from her ectopic pregnancy in Seattle. This Cristina also has flat-ironed hair, in addition to some bangs. Oh, and the resident scrubs here are grey, and the women have special girly-cut scrubs with more of a scoop neck rather than just wearing the same ones as the guys. Who knew Ellis would be so fond of distinguishing the genders? Jackson tries to wish Cristina good morning and she bites his head off; Cristina warns him not to feed the animals. So, it's Cristina with the attitude we know and love but without the humanity she has gained from her friendship with Mere.
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.