Meredith watches Cristina's surgery through the window and then puts on a mask and goes in. Bailey stops her immediately, and they argue about her staying. Meredith pleads that Cristina is her friend, which is Bailey's point. "She's naked, exposed, sedated, but scared out of her mind. Right now she's not a doctor or a friend, she's a patient, and she deserves privacy." I'm glad to see that in this hospital with all of its floating friend/family/surgery lines, Bailey makes sure that someone emotionally involved is left out of the operating room. Mere pulls her mask down and says, somewhat desperately, that she made Cristina go jogging, and asks if that could have done anything. Bailey softens and assures her that the pregnancy started this way, and no one could have done anything. Mere tells her that she has to let her in, but Bailey not unkindly tells her, "You can try...I'd have to take you down... Hey, I may be short but you're pretty tiny. I could do it." No shit you could do it, I'd put money on you versus Meredith every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Meredith tells her, "Right now, just in this moment, I hate you." Bailey assures her that she can take it.
Burke tells Ellis that he's putting her to sleep, but assures her she'll be back into surgery in no time. She smiles and says, "Richard. Thank God you're here. Beautiful men... That husband of mine has been making me crazy." George looks uncomfortable watching from the doorway, and Richard watches this through the window. I can't watch this now the same way I did when I didn't know that Richard and Ellis had a long and torrid affair, but I have to imagine that it was starting to feel uncomfortably obvious to everyone who had been involved in her care up to this moment. What's worse, having to admit to your co-workers that your famous mother is in the later stages of Alzheimer's and is a cruel and awful woman, or having those co-workers realize that she was having an affair with the long-married Big Boss of the hospital? I'm just glad I don't have to really wonder about that. (Well, at least let's hope not. Hi Mom and Dad, how you doing? Everything good?)
Derek stares out from the Walkway of Angst to the window at the rain outside, while Meredith huddles in the observation deck, watching Cristina's surgery.
Derek's taken his heartbreak up to the NICU, where he's watching the preemie. Addison enters and smiles when she sees him, and he comments that the baby's blood pressure is stabilizing and that she's stronger since that morning, even though there's no reason that she should be. Well, at least getting told off by Meredith will maybe lead to lifesaving surgery for Metaphor Baby, that's one good thing this hour. If only she knew just how ridiculously anvilicious Metaphor Baby really was going to be... Derek says that if the baby makes it through the night, he'll do the surgery, and he and Addie smile at each other. She tells him, "You know, the way I see it, we could deal with us in one of three ways. Option one, I could apologize, you could forgive me and come home and we could move on with our lives like adults." He looks horrified. "Or, option two, I could apologize, you could forgive me, come home, but! You can still bring it up to use against me whenever we argue." He smiles and asks if she's trying to be funny. She leans over him, holding the arms of the chair in which he's sitting, and says sexily, "Satan has a sense of humor." He asks what third is. She says she doesn't know, and kisses him. Really unfortunately, he kisses her back. She tells him, "I just know I still love you." He sadly smiles, and she leaves. Thus begins in earnest the spinelessness of Derek Shepherd when he has to choose between two women. My head hurts just thinking about his upcoming idiocy.