Cut to George complaining to Olivia. "Crazy nature man! Wants to take a leech home as a pet." He looks for a container for Isabella, and Olivia tells him he had no right to speak to her that way in front of a patient. George says she hurt his friend. Olivia says she had no idea about Izzie and Alex, and that's not what he's upset about anyway. George says she has no idea what he's upset about. "And why Alex? And why AGAIN?" Olivia: "People get lonely, George."
Just outside Dory's room, Mere's on the phone with Tom, asking if he could bring the boys by to visit, because Dory could really use it. Three boisterous toddlers? Again, I submit medication for your consideration. Unfortunately, the boys have the flu, so Mere tells him not to bring them. She thanks him, and hangs up, only to run into Alex in the NICU. She remarks that he's been lying low. Alex says that's easy when nobody's talking to you. Mere: "I'm talking to you. In short, monosyllabic sentences, with disdain and contempt." Heh. Alex wonders if girl rules say they all have to hate him. Mere says she doesn't hate him, and if her mother hadn't gotten Alzheimer's, she'd probably be him. She asks if he's okay. Alex says he almost killed a guy yesterday, and is just trying to find anything he can to help. Mere grabs one of the books he's studying, and asks what they're looking for. Just then, Izzie walks in and sees them together. She gets teary-eyed, tells Mere she's unbelievable, and storms out.
Mere runs after her, and tells Izzie that she and Alex are sort of friends. Izzie would like to know since when they're friends. "You tell me to cut my losses, that I'm better off without him, and as soon as I turn my back..." Oh, please. As if Alex is any match for the dreamy McDreamy. Mere says she's making way too big a deal out of this. Izzie tells her to do whatever she wants; sleep with him for all she cares! Mere says she's obviously not going to do that. Izzie: "Why not, you've slept with everyone else." Oh, NO. Izzie walks off angrily, and Mere does the same in the other direction. Commercials and bitterness.