Meredith is in street clothes ready to leave when she pops into Richard's office and finds him again deep in her mother's journals. He'll always be in awe of Ellis and that awe and admiration is in his voice as he remembers how she wrote down every single thought she had. Meredith calls this lucky, and then hands the folder of information back over to him. She explains that she was happy to read the journals and understand her mother better but that the Ellis she knew was different than the one Richard knew, and that fear over her condition probably was what led her to write everything down. She then gives Richard her blessing to continue her mom's work on his own because that seems right, while she just wants to try and cure her disease. She then wishes him goodnight and he wishes it back while he mulls over everything she just said, having not thought about it quite that way before.
Jackson and Lexie are both changing in the locker room and when he asks her plans she tells him quietly that she just wants to go sleep; her day of assholery was obviously draining. He invites her to Joe's but that's after he takes his shirt off, smart boy. He may claim to not want to be judged on his looks but he's not afraid to use them when it counts, and I, and the rest of the male-loving audience are thankful for that. She declines but after a moment tells him maybe they'll go tomorrow, and he nonchalantly agrees. After she leaves, though, he grins to himself before finally pulling on his shirt.
Alex and Lucy are in the elevator trying very hard not to look at each other but each are stealing glances. When the rest of the occupants file off and they're left alone together, Alex finally mumbles an apology about her patient. She thanks him and admits she's happy for his. The doors then open and, still with minimal eye contact, Alex starts to ask her out but before he can get out the entire question she turns him down and he quickly agrees. They then run in opposite directions as if they can't get away from their possible attraction fast enough.