Sean is still waiting when Hahn and Meredith come out, and their body language is not positive. Hahn tells him that they did everything they could...and that's all he needs to hear to crumple. Without saying anything, he gets up and walks out of the hospital while the women watch him go, Lexie on the verge of tears.
Alex is putting his street clothes on in the lounge when Lexie comes in and brushes off his warning that interns aren't allowed. She's just got a quick question, wondering if he would in fact meet her in a friendly neighborhood on-call room later. He tells her he can't, which of course completely embarrasses her as she asks about what he said earlier. He tells her he knows what he said, but that he can't. She replies, "Because of Meredith." He says he's not getting involved or choosing sides, but she bitterly points out, "Except, clearly you are," and leaves. And once again, here's a Lexie I could like, the one who's not just meek and bumbling.
Bailey's clearly working on the calendar when Richard comes up and calls her out on covering for Callie. She stutters and tries to come up with an excuse, but he sternly tells her she's doing the majority. "All of the responsibility and none of the credit. You deserve the credit. You deserve the job. I should have given it to you in the first place. I hope you'll take it now. Because what you do and how you do it makes this hospital work." She's stunned and fidgety as she comes up with a response, finally blurting, "Well, it's about time you noticed." She looks around, looks at him, and grabs him in a hug as she sobs out all of the stress and hurt feelings of the past few weeks. And in keeping with the fact that he clearly has no idea how to handle women, Richard looks terrified and sort of maybe awkwardly kinda pats her back.
Lexie's back in the nursery, making notes in the baby's chart, when Sean walks in. She smiles at him, and he awkwardly walks towards her carrying a little stuffed animal. He asks if he can pick up the baby, and Lexie calls a nurse over. He's clearly scared as she hands over his daughter, but he slowly tells her, "I remember a sixth thing. She hates the car seat, unless you put this little duck under her head." The baby, a tiny sweet little thing who also happens to look just like my friend's daughter, chews on her lip and closes her eyes to sleep, and he tells her, "Hey, I'm gonna name you Keisha, okay? Because that's what your mommy wanted to name you." The camera pans back to Lexie wiping her eyes as he holds his daughter. Once again, Grey's has made me cry over a patient we'll only ever see for an hour.
That night, Mere is working on charts when Lexie comes up, dressed to leave, and announces that she's not stalking. But is that true if you have to point it out to convince someone? She proceeds to tell Meredith that she hates apples, can draw insanely well on an Etch-A-Sketch, plays the trombone badly, likes math, and gesticulates with her hands just like Meredith does. Meredith still hasn't said a word, and nonchalantly sips her coffee as Lexie concludes, "Five things that I'm hoping will make it a little bit harder for you to hate me." She then leaves, and Mere watches her walk off and heaves a sigh like she's got the weight of the world on her shoulders.