They walk away, and Susan opens the closet door. Meredith: "Oh, I was just leaving, actually." I guess that means Susan is welcome to hang out and enjoy the closet amenities by herself. But Susan tells Meredith that she and Thatcher heard about Ellis's death. Because she's a good and decent and appropriate human being, Susan does the normal thing of telling Mere how sorry she is, and then asks whether there was a funeral. Meredith tells her that Ellis wouldn't have wanted one, and Susan just looks so sad that Meredith didn't seem to think about what she wanted for herself. Meredith asks after the baby, and Susan tells her that the baby's fine and that they're at the hospital because they were worried about Meredith and wanted to check up on her. Meredith: "That's sweet, but we don't have to do this. I'm not in shock, I'm not wracked with grief, I'm just moving on." Susan: "But you're hiding in a broom closet." God, I love Mare Winningham. She's like the perfect mom. She's really sweet, but she'll call you on your bullshit. And when you get really freaked out and climb out on the roof, she's sure to understand. Meredith, thinking this doesn't sound crazy at all, tells Susan that she'll come out of the closet if Susan could just get Thatcher to move somewhere else. Susan tells her that she sent Thatcher to get some coffee, and then tells Meredith that they really want to have her over for dinner or do something with her, because "he's been really worried about you. And he's the family you have left, Meredith." Meredith disagrees, and I think she has a point. When you're very young and your father disappears, that leaves you with lots of things to get over and you'll have to deal with that shit at some point. But spending time with the idiot is not necessarily going to help with that process. But Susan is persistent, and she gets Meredith to agree to dinner.
Marlowe is busting on Cristina for hiding in the closet: "If it wasn't just tragic, it might be the most adorable thing I've ever seen." Cristina tells him she would have appreciated some warning that he was coming to Seattle Grace, but he points out that the Cristina Yang he knew wouldn't have been afraid to talk to old friends. Her excuse is that she's too busy to spend time chatting. But she has plenty of time to hang out in closets. He tells her that her longer hair looks beautiful, and she tells him not to flirt with her because she's seeing someone. He asks who, and when she tells him it's Burke, he laughs and tells her, "You never change. That's pretty adorable." There are many words I would use to describe Cristina Yang. "Adorable" is not one of them. She tells him to shut up and informs him that she's going to be marrying Burke. He looks shocked, cocks his head, and congratulates her. She walks away, angry, so he steps in front of her and tells her that he's seriously happy for her. And then he asks, "Can I give you a congratulatory hug?" Cristina: "Don't touch my ass."