George goes and finds his mom, who is knitting a little blue hat. She assures him it's not for him, it's for Tuck. George admits that he knows he messed up and didn't tell her anything, but he didn't want to disappoint her and cause her more pain. Not looking up from her knitting, she tells him he should be disappointed in himself. Quietly, he admits that he is. "I don't even recognize myself anymore. This isn't the guy that I wanted to be." She asks dryly who he wants to be. "The guy Bailey named her baby after. I want to be that guy again." She again asks about going to counseling and he turns to her and puts his arm on the back of her chair -- it's a small gesture, but it's more assured than he's been in a long time -- and tells her that will only hurt everyone more. Crying, his mom admits that she misses his dad, and George agrees that he does too. Impulsively, she tells him to move home so she can take care of him. She turns and looks at him with blatant pleading on her face, but he takes a breath and admits, "Mom, I think it's time that I start taking care of myself," and she nods in agreement and kisses him.
Bailey and Tucker stand over the baby's crib, and after a moment Bailey goes out to the gang and tells them it doesn't help her to have them watching, though she appreciates that they care. Just then, Tucker busts out in say he's choking. They all run back in while Bailey cries, "Oh, thank God!" to Tucker's disbelief. Mere explains quickly that it's good because it means he can breathe on his own and is fighting the tube. Alex and Izzie watch from the hall as the others get the tube out, and then Alex turns to Izzie and tells her he needs her help.
Alex walks into Elizabeth's room with Izzie behind him and notes that Hahn said she'd have a heart attack that afternoon, but she didn't. Elizabeth asks if it means he might believe in the healing after all and he bluntly tells her no, but that he'll help her out anyway -- or rather, Izzie will, and he introduces Izzie to Elizabeth. She smiles brightly, confused, and asks why she's there. Alex explains that while Izzie isn't an expert, she's got experience with cardio and has seen the procedure. Elizabeth interrupts to thank him for his effort but before she can turn down the offer, Alex interrupts to point out that, "She's like a bright yellow, right?" Everyone asks, "what?" He explains that Izzie is an optimist, his complete opposite, and asks if that isn't the kind of person they want helping them. Mia notes, "She brightens you, that's for sure." He tells her to shut up, and she cracks her first smile of the day. Izzie asks what they're talking about and Alex responds, annoyed, "Just talk her through the surgery before she croaks, all right? Can you do that?" She agrees to do so and Alex leans in and tells her, "Yang's got nothing on you." She sits down, and Alex watches happily as she begins.