Leah waits with Princess Cathy outside the lab for Santa's results and spends the time wondering why Alex isn't texting her back -- is it something she did? I want to mock her so badly, but if we're being honest, all of us ladies can admit we've all done this at one time or another even though we're not proud of it. Kate just writes Alex off as a stupid, typical man, and begs Leah to stop mooning over him since he's an ass. She then takes a look at Santa Claus' labs and is disappointed to find that just like before, nothing appears to be wrong with him.
Cristina finds Dr. Russell doing dictation on a case and he seems genuinely excited and for just a second, a bit awed to meet her. He wants her to call him Jeff, much to Cristina's general disgust. He welcomes her and pretty much gives her complete free rein: "Go. Have fun. See patients." She wants to talk but he's too busy with a couple of special patients and some articles to write (not to mention that the interns are especially stupid this year and he doesn't have a lot of interest in dealing with them), so he tells her to run his service and make him look good. Oh, and don't kill his patients. In addition, he tells her to go ahead and assign her own surgeries but to call him if something "really cool" comes along. She reminds him that she is just a fellow but he tells her he heard that she's much more than that, and he wants her to fly free and not bother him with silly details like correct protocol.
The doctors' Nameless Attorney is back this week and explains that she, her sidekick (who IMDb tells me is named Andy) (which seems unfair since she still has no name) (Nameless Attorney shall now be NAncy), and some girl who pushes papers around and mostly gets cut out of the shots are there to assess their emotional damages. When Cristina joins the group, NAncy tries to kick out Owen, but he says he is staying to support his staff, and Derek supports him on that. Cristina tries to claim that she doesn't have any emotional or physical difficulties to report but the lawyers would still like a few more actual details than that. NAncy explains that they use a complicated formula that includes medical bills, plus types of injuries, loss of income, loss of earning capacity, multiplied by stars in the sky, potential lottery winnings and peanut butter to ultimately figure out the size of the settlement that they will seek -- which will be much larger than the original settlement that was offered. Derek asks where the money will come from and she tosses out multiple options such as the charter company and airplane part manufacturers. They are taken aback when she tacks Jerry the Pilot on to the list. Cristina's the first to point out that he was out there with him and he's now paralyzed, but Callie counters tentatively that if he turns out to have been responsible then they should go after him. It's too much for Cristina, who declares that she has to work and she runs out of the room. NAncy then turns to the remaining members of the tragic group and says that while they have a special bond from going through the crash together they need to start thinking of Jerry as One of Them. This causes much concerned brow furrowing around the table.