Meredith is back at work and back giving the voice-over. This week her monologue involves a doctor's constant progress and how if you stand still you will be left behind. But sometimes the past comes to bite you in the ass. That is fucking poignant. It should really be embroidered on a pillow or something. Or maybe a Successory mug. Meredith is waiting impatiently in a little used hallway. She paces, kicks the walls, and just generally loiters until one Isobel Stevens walks in wearing a full-length sweater and pushing an older man in a wheelchair. Meredith may be excited to see Izzie, but decides to show it by jumping on her about where the hell she has been. Izzie tersely reports that she was in Chehalis with her mom. And, yeah, if I had just spent a few weeks in Chehalis I wouldn't want to talk about it either. The man in the wheelchair pipes up that this doesn't look like Chehalis. Izzie puts some jam on his nose and shoves him back into the teapot. She explains to Meredith that this is Dr. Singer, her high school science teacher who really pushed her and is the reason she became a surgeon. [And he's played by Joel Grey, which made my musical loving heart happy - Angel] She does not seem to mind that he was the type of high school science teacher who insisted on being called doctor. Meredith is confused, and so is Dr. Singer. Izzie explains that she kidnapped him from his nursing home because she thinks his vague diagnosis of dementia doesn't fit. There is something wrong with him and she is going to fix it. Or she is going to hover over whoever still works at the hospital and make sure THEY fix it. Meredith can't believe that Izzie was hiding out (not that staying at your mom's house counts as "hiding out") in Chehalis and she didn't send them a postcard of the World's Largest Egg or anything and the only reason she came back was so Derek could look at some guy's noggin. She punches Izzie a few times to drive her point home. Don't punch Cancer Girl, Meredith, even if she really deserves it. Izzie tries to ditch the doctor with Meredith, but he won't be ditched, so she stays in the hospital with him. In his confused state he thinks Izzie is fifteen and pregnant and that she needs to confront her baby daddy and show up those nasty cheerleaders. Sticking it to cheerleaders is pretty much always good advice.
Dr. Yang refuses to acknowledge that she kissed Dr. Avery at Arizona's crappy birthday party. Which is probably a good plan. She also refuses to answer any of his lechy questions and proceeds to ignore him as much as possible despite working with him. She finds Dr. Hunt who paged her because he has a present for her: he got her a Cardio God. He points Cristina in the direction of Kim Raver who is up to her elbows in some guy's chest. Cristina is truly touched, but not as much as the guy on the table. After the trauma (no word on whether he lived or died) Hunt makes the introductions. Cristina has never heard of Teddy Altman, the supposed Cardio God, and everyone stares at their feet awkwardly as Cristina's Ivy League snobbery embarrasses them all. Hunt explains that they served together in Iraq and she is giving Seattle Grace a trial run. Cristina remains unimpressed.