To lead us gracefully into the next scene, Meredith's voice explains, "Sometimes we tell the truth, because the truth is all we have to give." Bailey decides to suck it up and give Callie the truth, albeit haltingly. "I've been having trouble. With this whole pecking order of things." She explains she's used to being number one, but as she's not now, she'll be the best number two ever, and that they'll be a team. "Because...look, girl, you seem to be having a hard time." What tipped her off? The sitting alone in a darkened room all day? Bailey says she's having a hard time too, but that they can do it together. Callie looks relieved and nods happily as they share their awkward, alpha-female bonding moment.
VO: "Sometimes we tell the truth because we need to say it out loud to really hear it for ourselves." Alex and Lexie are in the elevator at the same time again; wouldn't it be funny if these two somehow started a romantic entanglement somewhere down the line? I'm sure it won't happen, and it's just uncanny that they do all of their floor-to-floor traveling together. Some other interns get in and again are fawning all over George, and Alex can't take it any more. Cruelly, he announces that George is so good at this because he's repeating his intern year, and "If you wanna learn from someone, really, really learn, go to a resident. Not this dude." Satisfied, he leans back while George's humiliation seeps from every one of his pores. Embarrassed, he stammers that Alex is right, and that they definitely shouldn't emulate him. Lexie looks terribly sad -- I guess Alex shouldn't quite count on any supply-room antics with her now, at least for a while. Norm turns to him and opens his mouth, but Alex demands, "What the hell are you looking at?" He then turns to Lexie and laughs, "Interns." It's quite a poor job of reading his audience, as she's clearly angry.
VO: "And sometimes, we tell them, because we owe them, at least that much." George gets home to Callie, and after a moment of staring, she tells him to just say it. There's a silent few beats, and he announces quietly, "I slept with Izzie." Callie manages to stay mostly composed while her eyes show everything just turning to dust on the inside, and we go to black.