Meredith VOs again about responsibility. "It really does suck." She exits and reports to McDreamy and the Best Looking Interns on the Planet that she's on probation and Burke saved her ass. Bailey chases them off to get to work, but grabs Cristina to explain that Burke was always going to tell Richard about the towel incident, but that he wanted to wait until the right moment. "Information is power." Cristina pauses and sees Burke exit the Chief's office, and after a long look in his direction runs back to work.
At Dr. Grey's rest home, the group has gathered again and she signs everything over to Meredith, whose voice continues, "Unfortunately, once you get past the age of braces and training bras, responsibility doesn't go away." To illustrate that point nicely, Alex is seen bringing someone in to talk to Jerry the junkie about rehab options. Burke is in with Mrs. Drake, apologizing profusely and sincerely about the towel as George watches him. "Either someone makes us face it, or we suffer the consequences." McDreamy runs up the stairs and runs into Bailey, who gives him a Glare of Death. He continues up and she shakes her head -- a tiny shake that contains a giant load of disappointment.
Who's not disappointed? Izzie's patient, who cheerfully calls out, "Izzie! I did it! I pooped!" She is predictably thrilled, and at that moment, Alex walks by and grabs her, asking if she missed the party. She chalks is up to, "Life as a surgeon." He grins, "You're loving every minute of it," and they head opposite ways.
Inside the on-call room, Burke takes off his shoes and his scrubs. Holy gorgeous torso, Batman! Burke's definitely keeping up the part of his Seattle Grace contract that says that everyone working there must be deliciously attractive. Cristina walks in and clearly has the same thought, and closes and locks the door. She thanks him for the coffee and they start to make out, and then the untying of the scrubs commences. Meredith's voice comments, "And still, adulthood has its perks. I mean the shoes, the sex, the no parents anywhere telling you what to do? That's pretty damn good." Though those perks include cleaning up her house of the thousand empty beer bottles, she's not wrong. Clearly, where I've been going wrong is not working with more hot guys who can buy me coffee so that I can thank him with really hot sex. Note to self: find office environment like Seattle Grace. Stop saving money by making your own java in the morning.