Once inside Jerry the junkie's head, the surgeons find what they were looking for and work to fix him up. Alex comments that this might be his way out of "the hole." When McDreamy questions his choice of words, Alex explains that his dad was a musician with a smack habit. McDreamy and Izzie are quiet, finally understanding a little piece of what might make Alex tick.
Back at Casa de Drunkards, Meredith, George, and Cristina play cards. Cristina has hers stuck to her face and lets out a grade-A belch as they discuss being surgeons. Cristina beats George to the hand, and with her order to, "Get naked, baby boy," it becomes clear they've been playing strip poker and George should be lucky he layered. He's down to his shorts, while the girls are fully clothed. A cute guy comes in, looking for Izzie. Why, it's Chase Carter, Dr. John Carter's heroin-overdosing cousin! Or rather, Hank, Izzie's hockey-playing boyfriend. George looks up and slurs, "You and Izzie will give birth to very tall, blonde people. Like Barbies." He must be drunk, as Hank looks more like a redhead on my TV. But then their babies would just be Barbie's punk-rock friends, or kooky cousins, or something. He seems pretty annoyed to not find Izzie and while it's completely understandable, he seems to be radiating a level of jerkwad vibe as well. He's surprised to even find a party, which Meredith assures him, "pisses both of us off." He declines her drunken generous offer of tequila and asks when Izzie will be back. Meredith doesnât know but suggests he get ice. Though she's drunk, she's serious, and explains Izzie's absence and unknown arrival time with "We're interns, Hank. Hospital owns us. It's what we do." He shakes his head and leaves.