Mark is out of surgery, and while Mom sleeps he talks to crying Daughter, projecting all of his own feelings onto her situation. He tells her he understands that she got used to being the one person her mom could count on and now she's just supposed to move on. She agrees, but then corrects that she's not going to miss any of it, because she wasted years being miserable. Now she can move out, move on, and even have men over -- "Men that look like you," she says with quite the suggestive tone. Oh honey, you'll never get him as far as your house -- you're lucky if he takes you to a room with an actual bed in it. Mom woke up somewhere during this and corrects that she was taking care of her daughter, calling her a little tramp. Daughter realizes what that means and happily tells her mom that she can hear now. After a moment she realizes, and they laugh and try out her "new" ears with Mom reminding Daughter that no one asked her to move in, and that Mom let her because Daughter had just gotten a divorce and needed some TLC. Daughter happily then tells her mom she's moving out, and Mark watches the whole scene, maybe realizing that he'll be totally fine without his bratty, selfish, immature daughter around.
In another OR, Teddy, Cristina and Lexie take out Elliot's disgusting, blue-black lungs that look all the worse with the new pink ones in a bowl right next to them. Teddy starts to panic when something won't hold, and gets out her frustration by ranting about awards, and how they just make people more competitive than better. As she rants, Cristina mumbles something and when Teddy demands to know what it was, she offers a solution to the problem Teddy is having at this stage of the surgery. Teddy replies, "No," and it looks like she's going to lay into Cristina directly... but actually she just comes up with an even better solution and gets back to work, asking Cristina to help.
Out in the waiting room, Jill waits and Jackson joins her, clearly uncomfortable and not used to waiting around like a regular old family member.
Richard and Bailey are rooting around in Harper's innards and seem rather cheerful as they point out all the problems going on, much to Mere's confusion. Richard explains to her that this all shows that Harper was allergic to the chromic sutures on which he insisted earlier, and that he would have never known he had the allergy since he always handled them while wearing gloves. Mere realizes that Richard couldn't have possibly known this either, and he tells her that's why he's smiling behind his mask -- ah, the incredibly satisfying, "I told you so," smile. He then confidently asks a nurse to hand over the silk sutures he was going to use in the first place.