Mere finds Richard in the conference room that night, and he paged her to make an admission. He tells her that she used to run around the hospital with Anatomy Jane all the time. Seeing Tori's family -- all of those people that care so much about her -- reminded him that Mere had no one and that he was responsible for that. It's such an awkward segue, but leads to a nice scene, even if it's one I feel we've seen before. "You're a living reminder of every failure in my life. And that's not your fault." ... Thanks? How do you respond to that? Meredith just doesn't, and he continues that if he thought saying sorry would mean anything at all, he'd say it 1,000 times a day.
Mere VO's over Cristina and the pigs: "Some wars are never over. Some end in an uneasy truce." As Cristina stares, paralyzed, Lexie comes in. Cristina, continuing her day of actually treating Lexie fairly, admits that she knows she is supposed to but she just can't kill them. Lexie just tells her gently that they will suffer. "Don't let them suffer." Silently, Cristina goes and mixes the injection.
Mark and Callie are in street clothes, leaving for the night. Callie has told Mark that the on-call trysts are over, and he does admit that's too bad. He then starts to walk away, and she calls after him to invite him for a drink. He seems surprised and she chuckles and informs him that even though they aren't sleeping together they can still hang out and be friends. He looks both confused and happy -- it's really endearing and also kind of sad that even he doesn't think he's worth anything more than the Sloane Method. She assures him, "You're good for more than sex, Mark." That said, he happily leaves with her to get a drink. Callie asks, "She's not gonna cry every time, right?" He assures her that it will pass. Well, sadly as we know now, it's going to pass in some way or another.
Richard sees Tori's family hugging Bailey, and smiles, clearly thinking of how clumsily they managed to tie this family's story into the Sad Tale of Meredith and Anatomy Jane.
VO: "Some wars results in complete and total victory." George gets home to find Lexie with the table set and candles burning -- non-romantic candles, that is. She tells him to sit, and presents macaroni and cheese that she made from the box, not the freezer. Mere explains the mac and cheese: "Some wars end with a peace offering." Lex sits down and tells George that she named the pigs, and he admits sadly that he has no idea what that means. She admits that she takes things personally and gets too emotional. "There's no place for it at work -- not with the pigs and not with you. I'm sorry." Good lord, she just sounded mature right there! This must be a fluke. George thanks her by exclaiming how much better mac and cheese is from the box rather than the freezer.