I guess they went somewhere else to do the deed because we then see Bailey angrily scrubbing out the dirty microwave. I cannot believe that Miranda Bailey's storyline has been reduced to her being angry about the cleanliness of the lounge. Richard comes in and realizes something else must be going on so he asks her what's really up. Bailey's voice gets all wavery as she tells him that she took Tuck to his first day of kindergarten and while she was expecting a big, teary goodbye he just let go of her hand and ran off to play with a toy without a second glance. She tried to call Tuck's dad to commiserate but he's busy planning his wedding (though she admits she likes the woman), and when she called Ben he was busy studying to observe his first laparoscopic surgery. She's sad that everyone else has new and exciting things going on while she's stuck doing appendectomies and the like. She knows this is her choice, but... the hand-letting-go made her feel totally left behind. She starts to cry, so Richard offers up another way of looking at things, which is that she now has her hand back. And while she feels like Ben, Tuck, and her former interns have moved on he reminds her they are all still there and still love her, but she now has time to go do something cool like invent a "Bailey Method" or something. His advice is for her to do something great and don't look back. From his lips to the writers ears; I'm glad Bailey is in lurve and all that but she deserves far more than being called BCB or angrily scrubbing microwaves.
Owen and Cristina are on the phone an hour before the settlement meeting and she repeats that she just wants to go with what the rest of the group decides. He tells her that he'll call her and let her know what happens but she interrupts and tells him not to call, just send the check, or maybe she'll get the lawyers to call. Wait, does she mean have the hospital's attorney call her? Or does she mean she has a divorce attorney now? I think it's the former, but I'm not 100% sure. Owen is also shocked, having no idea that she took Feeny's words to heart about honing his craft instead of spending time with family. She tells him that they can't keep doing this and he agrees, but he's devastated. She continues defiantly that she is in Minnesota now, but she's arguing with herself since Owen isn't doing anything but agreeing with her. She has tears in her eyes and waits until Owen says bye; she says it back and then quickly hangs up and tries not to cry.