Teddy finds Owen looking sad, per usual, though this time she actually seems to really see it. He snaps at her, asking what it is, and she tentatively tells him that Cristina just texted that she's about to take the test and she feels good. "I just thought you'd want to know." She then runs off and he opens his mouth to say something, but no words come out.
Nervous residents are sitting on chairs in one of the halls of the hotel, outside the closed doors of what will be their test rooms. Jackson sits down next to April and wishes her good luck, but she won't even look at him. He finally manages to get her to turn around and sees that she's intensely sad and assures him it's not him. "It's Jesus." Um, what? "I was a virgin because I loved Jesus. And now Jesus hates me." Where did this come from? I have absolutely no issue with her beliefs, but with all of the focus on April's virginity, how was this never mentioned before? Oh, SHOW. Jackson has no idea what to say, and then April's name is called and she goes in for the exam. Jackson's name is then called, and he gets up and puts his hand out. Stupidly, he's carrying his lucky pencil in that hand and he drops it just as the man shakes his hand, and then the guy accidentally steps on it and breaks it in half. He apologizes, having no idea that he just killed The Pencil, and Jackson just sucks it up and walks over it into the room. Mere VOs that some people crack under the pressure while others thrive.
Mere is ready to crack, or at least her stomach is, but Cristina refuses to let it happen and just reminds her, "Mind over matter." A woman then comes out and calls Cristina's name, and she stands up and very professionally shakes the woman's hand before going inside. Someone then calls Meredith, and she follows them into the room. We then see that the hall is empty, but a door opens and a woman calls Alex's name. She waits a few moments and calls it again, and we wait to see if he's going to make a triumphant sprint up the hall. But... no one arrives, and she eventually closes the door. ON HIS CAREER. Okay, fine, we don't know that; we just have to wait and see what happens next week.
Lauren S is a writer and gal-about-town who lives and works in Atlanta, and has never caught the stomach flu before any important meetings though she's been the Cristina in that situation before. She wants everyone to know: "The views expressed in my recaps and anything else I might write on TWoP are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer."