Richard finds Alex sitting on a gurney and is surprised that he seems sad. He's worried that Hopkins pulled the offer but Alex admits that they gave him an international rotation, moving expenses, are paying all of his student loans and on top of that they offered him a mortgage allowance. Wow, for the first time ever, I kind of wish I'd gone to med school. Richard is delighted for him, especially when he says that Hunt matched the offer, but Alex is having a hard time with it because he's a poor sad angel clown who no one has wanted like this before. Rather than rolling his eyes, Richard is gentle with him and says he just doesn't recognize what it looks like to finish first. Alex thinks about this and Richard gives him a pat on the shoulder and leaves him. But as he goes, he puts a fist up in a silent cheer that one of his kids is so awesome. And I get that this happens to people but I'm just a little over it because we've been on this merry-go-round with Alex for years now, with him not believing in himself, then doing well, then realizing that there are people who love him, then sabotaging himself, lather, rinse, repeat. Let's try for some character growth with this one, shall we?
As Owen continues to erase names, April walks in, responding to his page. She's all hopeful and bright, while he's sad and quiet. Finally, struggling, he tells her that he can't hire her for next year. She's shocked, and pleads that she will take the boards again and pass. But he tells her that he had to do some shuffling of his budget (so, Alex) and that he doesn't have the money. She argues that a hospital like this should always have money, but she doesn't know the magic words that Richard gave Alex. She even offers to help him figure out his budget, and then finally, shaking, admits that this is all she has left. Owen simply tells her, "You're not the best candidate for the job anymore." She looks as if he just punched her in the gut, and he looks as sad as if he just did that too. He apologizes, but that is that.
Meredith are Cristina are sitting at a computer, marveling at a picture of the conjoined twins they are about to go separate. Meredith comments that it will be tricky, but Cristina says she can handle it. Wait, could this be about MORE than the twins? I don't know, if it is, it's awfully subtle. Mere tells Cristina that she's surprised to hear she's still considering Seattle and asks if it is because of Owen; she chooses to forge ahead even though Cristina is not talking nor even looking at Mere as she says this, holding perfectly still like maybe Mere will get a clue and stop. Mere tells her that he should be with someone who wants a baby, and she should be with someone who wants her. That is actually a good point. But it's also making the situation much simpler than it really is. Cristina is finally fed up and tells Meredith that she needs to shut up. Mere reminds her that it's a huge decision and says she doesn't want her doing the wrong thing. Oh lord, Meredith, just stop. I'm uncomfortable watching this because she just won't stop when she needs to. Cristina remind her that it's not her decision to make and when Meredith haughtily reminds her that she is her Person, Cristina shoots back that they aren't married. Shockingly, she actually starts to tell Mere that she isn't Cristina's Person but she stops short of that and just says that Owen is her Person. No matter what happens, I guess she's been able to finally realize that. She then gets up and leaves.