Stephanie grabs her own hoodie and runs over to the event venue with it on over her scrubs, giving her the look of being approximately 12 years old as she tries to beg forgiveness from her much older boyfriend. He cuts her off and pulls a Murtaugh, and that he figures this is just her way of getting back at him because she was mad he didn't invite her to the gala. She admits she was mad but then pleads that Smash kissed her out of nowhere, and she didn't want it. I mean, she didn't want to be rude and pull away immediately, it seems, but she so for reals didn't want it. After a moment, though, and much to her surprise, Jackson accepts her explanation. He then adds that the party was work and no one wanted to be there, and that in the future she has to actually use her words like a big girl if they are going to make the relationship work. After they stare a long time she whines once more that she didn't want Smash to kiss her, she wants Jackson to do it. So, he does.
Gene is gazing at the brochures and mocking the picture of a rabbit in a meadow but Richard finally mumbles that it could be worse, he could die right here and have the hospital be the last thing he sees. As they both realize that's a pretty crappy way to go, Gene finally concedes that the place has a pretty lawn, and if it's got to go it would be nice to do it outside. He then makes an inappropriate crack about the crappy hospital food while Richard picks up his Breathing Doothingy (that's the official name); he seems to steel himself and then raises the tube to his lips and takes in a difficult breath. Outside in the hall, Bailey struggles to keep her tears in check as she realizes he's finally going to try to live -- even if it's just to get out being trapped in a room with Gene.
Cristina puts her sexy dress back on and runs into Owen, and she laughs as she tells him she doesn't blame him for not wanting to date other people because people are gross. They have a laugh, and she invites him to not waste their both looking great and to have a drink across the street. At that very same moment, though, Ms. Discount Heels walks in and says hi. She doesn't see Cristina, who offers her own hello, and Emma assumes that she's interrupting. Owen looks too happily surprised to see her for Cristina's sake, and Emma admits that she had an excuse all worked out as to why she came over but now it's gone. Cristina realizes that this is exactly what she was trying to make Owen try, so she excuses herself and heads home, but once she walks out the door her shoulders slump and she looks like she is fighting nausea at the reality of the situation.