Arizona and Mark are once again at work in the kitchen when Callie arrives home carrying a pizza and a six-pack of beer. Both are surprised since Mark made Coq au Vin (and he puts some extra French flair into his pronunciation) but Callie just calmly opens the trash and dumps it in, pan and all. She silences both of their exclamations and then explains that while she loves Mark very dearly and thinks he's an amazing father to their daughter, he needs to get out so that she can have an evening alone with her wife to eat pizza and drink beer in bed while she brags about her surgery, followed by lots of sex. Arizona lights up at this suggestion and seems to be immediately over the demise of their feast. Mark gives Callie wounded puppy-dog eyes as she informs him that his new hobby is ruining her sex life and then begs him to have his own sex again instead. But she adds that he's not to start tonight, because they need him to babysit. At his request she gives him one sad little piece of pizza and then ushers him out so that she and Arizona can pounce on each other.
Meredith is reading in bed when Derek comes home and he looks like a new person, grinning like a fool. She VO's that sometimes it's better to keep things to yourself even when you're dying to come clean -- so you keep the secret and find other ways to be happy. Derek falls into bed and tells her that his day was so great, he wants to break the rules and tell her about it. She looks skeptical, but not as skeptical as I do at home. Seriously, I have whiplash from his change of attitude. I mean, I'll take it, because I was sick of Wronged Petulant Derek, but I still don't understand how this came about so fast. Mere tells him not to, which I don't think he was expecting, and he grins and asks if she's sure. She just pulls him over to her and they cuddle and wind their legs together, taking the Cristina and Owen approach to talking instead. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to ice my neck.
Lauren S is a writer and gal-about-town who lives and works in Atlanta and would love to eat some of Mark's homemade ginger maple scones. She wants everyone to know: "The views expressed in my recaps and anything else I might write on TWoP are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer."