The remaining residents and interns are getting into robes for the skills lab, and an intern we haven't seen before asks Cristina what the lab involves. It turns out that he's her new intern, Ryan Spaulding, but she takes a moment, assesses her remaining interns and declares that he's "4.2." She then sees Hunt coming and hides behind Lexie, but he just marches in and declares who he is and that he'll be teaching them over the next few months how to work quickly and efficiently to keep someone alive who chances are will be dead in an hour. That doesn't sound kind of horrific and defeating at all... He asks if anyone has a problem working with live tissue. Everyone looks a little confused at it but no one says they have a problem, so he pulls back a curtain to reveal four giant pigs, all sedated and tied down on their backs. Each resident will get a pig (convenient that he knew that Bailey would have an unexpected surgery and be taking the fifth resident already, no?) but before they go over to see their patients, he walks down the row and violently stabs each one in the chest. The pigs, not the residents. Everyone gasps in absolute horror but he just orders the doctors to go ahead and save their lives.
Izzie, finally learning to expand her vocabulary even more, yells at Hunt that he's a monster. Hunt maintains that the pigs were sedated and felt nothing, and when Izzie yells that he stabbed them, Cristina breathlessly adds, "So we can save them." Izzie is having none of it, though, and after yelling at Hunt that they could do the very same things on surgical dummies, he asks if she's out. She declares that she is, and storms out of the room, leaving everyone else to raise their hands excitedly when Hunt asks who wants two pigs. Even Lexie raises her hand, but she looks nearly as grossed out as Izzie, only less angry about it.
Back with the human patients, Mere introduces Tori, the 10-year-old with the inoperable tumor. As about 20 family members look on, Mere explains that it is wrapped around three different and very important-sounding arteries. Bailey sweetly asks Tori if she understood any of that, and she admits no, so Bailey has Mere sit down and show her what she means, using Anatomy Jane. The Chief, upon seeing the doll, makes a pained face and the camera keeps cutting to him looking uncomfortable. Mere shows Tori that the tumor is under a ton of organs, which is why it's so hard to get to; her father picks up on her wording and asks if it's hard but not impossible? Richard assures them they will do all that they can do, and Tori's grandmother chimes in to say that the best means they want Dr. Hahn in on it, since they heard it was the best. She threatens that if they don't have the doctor, they'll take Tori to another hospital, sounding like she might also rip out all their throats for good measure. That said, she then offers them some homemade fudge.