With Mark acting Robin to Derek's Batman, they approach Hunt and ask to talk to him. Derek tries to dismiss Karev, but Hunt says that he can stay, so Derek blusters that's fine if Hunt wants Alex to know how Hunt screwed up the guy's glued head earlier that day. Hunt announces that his job was to keep him alive, and that's what he did. Derek yells, "No, what you did was almost maim a guy for the rest of his life." It's interesting that his sentence contained the key word "almost," which was so totally edited out of the commercials for this episode so that we'd think that Hunt maimed someone on his first day at work. Derek adds that Hunt's lucky that Derek saved the blood supply. Hunt asks what they would have done, and Mark blusters that they would have asked two world-class surgeons who were standing right there to help out. Hunt, though, clarifies that he wants to know what they would do medically, so that he can learn and do better next time. Alex and Derek are both mystified at this humble reaction. Hunt explains that he knows there are different ways to do things, adding that in a hospital, the person closest to death gets treated first while in Iraq that person doesn't get treated. He tells them that if they think they have a better way, he'll listen. Alex takes this all to heart, which we know by the tender piano playing as they show his face.
Richard, Bailey and Hahn are scrubbing out, and Richard congratulates both women on a job well done. Bailey smiles, and Erica happily thanks him. But once he leaves, Bailey laughs at her. Erica actually goes so far as to ask what Bailey's problem is, and Bailey points out the obvious: she's amazed Erica would accept congratulations since she both didn't want to do the surgery and then fought them during the entire process. Erica, however, still doesn't show any humility at all and replies, "And yet you had a world-class heart surgeon by your side." Bailey acknowledges that Erica is an amazing surgeon, but that day she was also a bullying pain in the ass. She at no point gave anyone any encouragement that they might succeed, and made the entire surgery as hard as she could for everyone involved. "So yeah, we did a nice job today... we did a great job today, but that wasn't thanks to you. That was thanks to me. And the chief. And Meredith Grey." After a moment, she remembers the most important participant. "And Anatomy Jane." Erica seems a bit chastised -- maybe it was the mention of the doll being more important than she was?