Mere and Cristina are now lying down on either side of the door, and Mere offers that Cristina could come live with her for a while since most of the other residents are all gone. But Cristina doesn't want to do that. Mere asks for confirmation that at least Owen is moving out, and can't seem to process it when Cristina admits she doesn't know that, nor if she is going to leave him. She sits up and seems kind of desperate for Meredith to understand how complicated this is, and how there's more to it than just breaking up since they are married. Mere seems sort of to want to understand, but she keeps talking divorce and sees this as very black and white because Owen cheated on her. Oh Meredith, it's GREY, can't you see? This is a horribly confusing situation. And it's actually interesting because it's such a call back to the early storylines on this show that were so good because they depicted realistic, difficult situations that didn't have clear right and wrong solutions. I'm surprised that Meredith can't seem to accept Cristina's confusion but then again, right now she's the mama bear and is feeling protective of her friend, and I get that. I've been through that and played the Meredith role here, so I so totally get it, even though I'm also annoyed with Mere.
Cristina says bluntly that Owen screwed someone one time when he was drunk, and she's not sure that means the marriage is over; Mere tries to say what she'd do if it was her but Cristina doesn't want to hear it. She points out that she knows that she herself could have done the same thing and if that had happened, she wouldn't want Owen to leave her for it. I'm so annoyed that Mere is sitting there being so judgmental but again, that's probably because I can see myself in her right now. When your person has been wronged, you don't want to see all the angles, you want to kill that person. But Mere sits there silent and Cristina finally tells her to spit it out. "You got married awfully fast," Mere says. Desperately, Cristina begs Mere to be on her side -- just like Owen said to Cristina. Both women are frustrated, Mere because Cristina seems to be defending Owen and Cristina because Mere can't seem to understand what she's saying. Well, and it's frustrating and sad for her in general to be the one going through all of this. Cristina finally admits that she wants to leave him, and Mere just says, "Okay" -- a noncommittal answer until she figures out what Cristina really wants to hear. This means Stanford or Columbia for Cristina and Mere points out sadly that she'd be leaving Mere too. Cristina asks hopefully about the Brigham job but Mere admits she's probably not going to take it so Cristina has to admit that yeah, she'd be leaving Mere too. Cristina says that there are phones but Mere reminds her that she hates the phone, and Cristina has to agree. Finally, Mere tells Cristina to stick her hand under the door. She does, and Mere reaches over and weakly pats her hand while a tear rolls down Cristina's face. I would think that's probably still plenty germy, but both of them need the contact right now.