Mark tells a depressed Callie that he got her a gift, and she tells him that even though he's a big-time surgeon, she can't accept money from him since he's a friend and equal. But when he tells her it's not money she quickly clarifies that she was just acting proud for show. Seriously, she got cut off what, two days ago, give or take? And two days later, while still having a paying job, she can't afford rent? Dude, money management, look into it. Even someone living paycheck-to-paycheck can last two days, I'm certain. Regardless, Mark tells her it's better than money as Meredith concludes, "Of course, when you become a doctor, 'sorry' is not a happy word. It either means 'You're dying and I can't help' or it means 'This is really gonna hurt.'" And it will -- Mark gleefully opens the door up to show a girl who, he declares, fell out of a tree and broke all her limbs. Callie positively lights up as she breathes excitedly, "It's bad!"
Hey, you know who I had blissfully forgotten even existed? Thatcher! (I guess that's probably how Ellis felt too.) He's in Richard's office 29 days sober and fresh out of rehab. They have a bit of a post-rehab bonding talking about meeting locations, and then Richard asks very seriously if Thatcher has spoken to Lexie or Meredith. He shakes his head no.
Callie's patient, Willow, lets out a mighty scream as she pops something back into place. In addition to her broken limbs, she's got a busted cheekbone which Mark will repair in a few weeks. In that special haughty way that only a young crusader can pull off, Willow declares that in a few weeks she'll already be up another tree in Utah to protest some corporate bastards -- the very same corporate bastards who just bulldozed her out of Kylie. Callie and Mark are utterly confused until she explains that she named the tree Kylie, a 200-year-old oak whose name means, "divine beauty and wisdom." Callie and Mark's confusion turns to amusement but they manage to hold it in and not openly mock their patient as opposed to so many other patients who come through this hospital. Willow goes on until Callie tells her she's not going to be in any trees for a while, and Mark sensitively asks her how she eliminates waste. Apparently this is too hard for her to understand -- that, plus someone really wanted Callie to get to say the word "poo" as she clarifies Mark's question. She tells Mark he's not being sensitive while Willow is mourning, and I officially take back my comment about them not openly mocking their patient as they try not to laugh rather unsuccessfully.