I really was in a happier place -- a purring cat can do that for you -- until my inner peace was broken by Izzie's voice. It's horrifying in its own way, although very different from anything involving needles and eyeballs. She walks into Charlie's room where he's sitting in a wheelchair in street clothes, looking out the window. To his back, she sincerely asks him not to go. She says she knows he thinks his life is over and he doesn't have anyone. But his life isn't over and he has her. Run, Charlie! She admits that she doesn't think George is going to leave Callie, and says she needs Charlie's advice. Charlie hasn't moved the whole time, through this impassioned speech, because rather than listen to Izzie, he has chosen to pass away. She just mutters, "Crap," and sits down on his bed.
Mrs. Chapman can't believe that all this time Hunter had been telling her the truth. I'm glad they had a near-death experience to bring the trust back to their relationship. Alex explains what they'll do now and that Hunter will be okay, then heads over to Norm. He apologizes for yelling but Bailey overhears him, and orders, "Don't apologize to him!" Norm begins to agree but she cuts him off immediately: "Shut up Norman, I'm not talking to you." She turns to Alex and says that Norm was getting in his way all day, and that when an intern gets in a resident's way, they aren't doing what's best for the patient. She adds that they nearly misdiagnosed Hunter because of Norm, and that he should be yelled at. As she turns to walk away and let the verbal beating sink in, Alex mutters, "Dr. Bailey, he's as old as the hills." She asserts that she doesn't care and that "interns are basically teenagers." She yells that they're hard on them, not for fun but because it's life and death and because they need to learn. "There's a reason why we have a pecking order in a hospital. It saves lives." But come on, isn't it still just a little bit fun? She leaves so that Alex can ponder.
Mark and Richard are scrubbing out, and Mark declares, "That woman's going to be able to talk for the rest of her life thanks to us!" Richard adds, "I think I still got it!" Mark gives him a verbal slap on the back: "I think you do too." The camera has panned over during this little party to show Derek not smiling. Mark then mentions that the only thing left to do is to figure out what the Chief should say to his wife. Mark's advice is to not admit he wants to move back in: "It reeks of desperation." Finally, Derek can't contain himself any longer and tells them that they're kidding themselves, that Connie almost lost her tongue, never to speak again. "Oh yeaaaah, couple cowboys in there!" He adds that they had no business doing that surgery, and then grins. It's a very McDreamy grin -- like I said before, he's doing a good job of trying to earn back the moniker. "Lucky I came in when I did. Shame on you! And shame on you! As for Adele, tell her you can't imagine your life without her. Tell her for the last month you've been walking around this hospital at night just thinking about her. Tell her the truth. Sorry I called you an idiot." Clearly, however, it's easier for Derek to dish out advice than to take any of it himself. But at least these two guys seem properly chastised.