Catherine and Co.'s patient is awake and Catherine is laughing and telling her how amazing Richard was during the procedure. Bailey is still rather unbelieving at her brazen display but her attention is torn away when her patient grabs her and pulls her to the bed in a giant hug. While Bailey is occupied, Catherine tells Richard they are a great team, and then casually invites him along to the benefit with her. He starts to decline but she gives him giant Bambi eyes and he changes his mind, saying he'd be honored. They walk off arm in arm and when Bailey sees, her incredulity seems to start to turn to alarm.
Cristina goes back to Phil's room and is incensed to see Emily in there, talking with him about his decision when Cristina told her not to. She calls Emily's name but Emily decides to go on, telling Phil that he needs to think of this as helping Michael, and she knows it is difficult, but Michael needs her. Cristina then decides to use her own approach and bluntly -- not unkindly, but bluntly -- tells Phil that it would have been better if Michael died in the crash. Phil is appalled but Cristina explains that he would be just as dead, but that way Phil would have seen it happen, and would have seen his body taken away, and it would have given him some sort of closure. The way it actually happened, Michael died in slow motion, his organs failing one by one over the course of a week. She admits that she didn't know Michael, but Phil did, and she thinks Michael would have wanted him to have the comfort of closure. Phil looks at her and tells her to bring back the paperwork so he can sign, while Emily looks surprised that this approach worked. And yes, in a parallel to her own life, we know Cristina needs to have something happen and not continue deeper into insanity as she wonders what Owen is thinking and possibly doing.