Richard is getting impatient for his answer and he calls Mere out of a patient meeting to find out if she's made a decision yet, though he doesn't really ask her what she wants to do so much as tell her what the next steps are to get the trial started. Meredith didn't realize that he was waiting on her, and she starts to thank him for the offer but he cuts her off and says it's not an offer. He claims that he can't offer something that doesn't belong to him, but he believes instead that it's only right she continues her mother's work. Meredith bristles and asks if he thinks she owes this to Ellis but Richard says he thinks it is the other way around. Though he's going about it totally clumsily he does seem to be genuine in what he's saying. He acknowledges that Ellis didn't give Meredith much actual love, but that she did pass on her name and her skill and that this study could change the course of Mere's career. Meredith's totally over it by now and politely excuses herself to get back to her patient. Richard, realizing he might be losing her interest, says that it might change the way Meredith feels about her mother but Mere just heads back to the clinical trial to which she's actually attached.
Randy is thankfully anesthetized as Callie is up on the table, trying to wrench his leg back into position. The high she felt from causing him some pain earlier has worn totally off, and when Owen starts to rant again about what an idiot he is, Callie rants back that it's his body and no one else can say what he can and can't do with it, that he gets to make his own choices. Owen's stunned by her outburst but she finally yells the real problem, that she's going through caffeine withdrawal because someone else thinks she is no longer of sound mind because she's pregnant. That might be stretching it but as someone who has had a (lack of) caffeine headache, I can forgive her the exaggeration. As neither Owen nor April was previously aware of her delicate condition they both express surprise, but Callie wails for just one cup of coffee as she yanks Randy's leg around Owen immediately sends April out to get a cup of coffee. He then tries to offer congratulations but Callie growls at him to just help, and together they jam Randy's hip back into place.
Dani is sitting forlornly in the waiting area while Lexie works on a chart and glares at her, but Jackson walks up and admits she doesn't seem so bad. He then casually offers her peanut butter cup, which Lexie unwraps and stuffs in her face even as she replies, "Screw you." Mark may have an unfortunate habit of having children unexpectedly pop up, but he knows her well, and she starts systematically eating cups while she rants to Jackson about how everyone is making huge life decisions without thinking about how she will feel. Oy. I'm glad I know this self-pity is about to subside because while yes, that's sort of what happened with Mark, her dad is allowed to get a girlfriend even if she is Lexie's age and covered in body art. When she tells Jackson that Mark is having a baby he suddenly understands and a light goes on over his head, which fortunately happens for Lexie too though it's a different light. She begins to cry as she says that she and Mark have to be over after what happened (for a second time) but she misses him, and she realizes that she's the one who's a giant bitch, not Dani. She then thanks Jackson for listening and he smiles and tells her he's there anytime, while the Guitar of Future Love starts up over them.