Reece is out of his transplant surgery and Cristina reports to Noah that while they have to keep a close eye on him for 24 hours, so far he's doing amazing. She leaves Stephanie to monitor the baby, and Steph watches as Noah stares despondently Laura while she plays solitaire. He finally works up the courage to go and talk to her but she tells him dully that she has been waiting for a heart for months and she's not sure how much longer Sam can last -- she plays solitaire to keep from just watching Sam helplessly as she dies. Just so we all don't worry about dying babies this hour I feel I should report that Sam is stable. If I were in the position I'd be freaking out too but I just wanted all of my caring viewers to know that infant death is not imminent. Laura looks at Noah and admits that she wants to be happy for him but she can't be right now.
Sometime in the middle of the night, the interns all wind up talking and roaming the halls together. As the Princess freaks out about how a tiny baby's life is in her hands, Smash reminds them that in fact that is an awesome thing (and, also kind of the point of becoming a surgeon, I think -- again, what did they think would happen after all of those years of med school?) and that with the attendings asleep right now they are all in charge. He won't let them keep bitching about things because they should be happy that they are now real surgeons. His inspiration speech is interrupted by a yell and when they look up, they are horrified to see Mr. Crossley holding up his wife by her feet. They plead with him to put her down and she herself finally tells him to do it so that they can see what happens: he lays her down, and she passes out and her heart stops. Mr. Crossley doesn't listen to the interns who are yelping at him to leave her alone and instead just picks her back up so that she wakes up again. The interns can all only stare, so finally he yells at them to go find his wife a "real damn doctor." I guess he didn't hear Smash's speech a moment ago.
Cristina examines Mrs. Crossley, who has been put on a gurney tilted so that her feet are above her head. She had gone home, had a coughing spasm, and when she passed out and slipped her husband grabbed her ankles somehow by accident and she regained consciousness. I can think of very few ways this could have played out but I'm going with it and assume it wasn't during some freaky sex game. It turns out there's something wrong with her pacemaker, so Cristina will have to go back in to make the fix so that the poor woman can go back to living upright and her husband can go back to being eye level with her head instead of her feet.