In the next OR, Teddy declares it the moment of truth for the lungs and tells the nurse to take Elliott off bypass. She whispers pleas for him to breathe, but we go to commercial with a shot of the very still, totally-not-yet breathing lungs sitting in his chest cavity.
The next thing we see is Jill crying while the doctors all watch her with serious faces but... fakeout! After spending hours trying to prepare herself for her brother to die, it turns out he's going to be okay (barring any complications) and they happily escort her back to see him. Mere then walks out to Jackson and tells him that Harper is going to be fine after his allergic reaction. Jackson chuckles and gets some bitter joy out of it being his fault, which is all Mere can take. She understands the about legacy and the famous family member that he didn't ask for, but she calls him on his putting up walls and not even wanting to introduce him to his friends. She said she was the same way with Ellis but if Ellis was there now she'd want to learn from her, and he still has the opportunity. I'm not sure I believe this 100% -- I think if Ellis was still alive Mere might still have some very real issues with her -- but it still gets to Jackson. I also strongly disagree with her advice because that implies he might leave Seattle for Massachusetts, and seriously if we lose his hotness but have to keep Charles, I'm going to throw something at my television.
Alex has found a good hiding spot from Mark -- he's doing research at a table in the locker room when Lexie bursts in and tells him happily about suggesting this procedure and doing a successful surgery. Alex doesn't seem to hear her, he just cuts her off and asks if she told Mark they were together. She's stunned, and he goes on to say she's great in bed but don't use him to make Mark jealous. Lexie finds her voice and assures him that she didn't tell Mark and isn't trying to make anyone jealous. Given Marks boorish behavior, Alex has a hard time believing her but she just gives him a speech about how she's doing this just for herself that has nothing to do with feelings for anyone -- Alex makes her not feel, and if he doesn't want to be used for sex she'll find someone who does. He just goes back to work and she shows that she still is a feeling person by starting to say she knows he's had a hard time lately and he cuts her right off and orders her not to get mushy. That said, he's got a free 20 minutes, "You wanna go not have feelings somewhere?" Since there are no witnesses, she looks quite interested in not having feelings with him for a bit.