Bailey gives Joyce's husband an update, which is that unfortunately she's got some extra aggressive infection. He beats himself up for letting her put off going to the doctor for a day, but Bailey assures him that she's going to take care of his wife. Leah watches it all from a distance, looking like she's about to hurl.
As Jackson teaches Anthony how to do a skin graft with a knife, Callie is showing Darvish how to put screws into a man's leg. She notices him looking around as he does so, and he explains that he's trying to figure out how best to hold the patient down and still while he works. Callie assures him that the patient will be sedated but Darvish replies that they aren't sedated if you don't have anesthesia. Callie and Jackson are horrified, but she quickly checks herself and works to figure out a new non-anesthesia approach that includes more than just having the patient bite on a belt.
April finally goes to see Matthew, apologizes way too much for being busy, you know, being a surgeon, and then begins to inspect his wounds while freaking out about his not being able to walk. He handles all of this surprisingly well and manages to peel her off and calmly tell her that he can walk just fine. April apparently never talked to Jackson, and just assumed that Matthew's mom was picking him up because he was incapacitated. How about the idea that maybe Matthew didn't want to drive himself home with lacerations and burns over a large portion of his body, and moms are good people to call to pick you up and provide transport in a situation like that? Well, it turns out it's not that either -- Matthew is having his mom come to the hospital so that he can introduce her to April. April is super relieved but then absorbs what he said and panic starts to shine behind her eyes.
Leah pulls Bailey into a room and tells her that she realized she was sick that one day, explaining that she had a low grade fever the night before but felt okay the next morning so she figured it was fine. Before she can finish, though, Bailey gets fed up and leaves.
Mere and Cristina are taking a walk in the park while having cups of coffee sheathed in the hospital's beautifully-branded new coffee sleeves. Cristina tells Mere that of course she'll take Zola and Fetus, and Mere is relieved to hear it and also happy to know that she was right all along. Cristina then goes on to say that she's going to hire the best army of organized German nannies that the world has ever seen to take care of them. Mere pauses, and admits that this wasn't totally what she had in mind. Cristina is surprised and worried Mere might want her to stay home, so she points out that Mere works and Mere totally agrees that Cristina should still work. But then Cristina points out that Meredith does 30% fewer surgeries than she does since she doesn't put in the long hours anymore. Mere finally states, not upset, just a little bit sad, that Cristina doesn't want to do it. Cristina insists that she loves Zola but Mere replies that she knows, but Cristina doesn't want to be her mom -- and Cristina can't argue that point. They begin to talk about Derek's sisters and Mere notes that she doesn't want to be besties with Kathleen, but that her kids seem pretty normal. Cristina proposes that she take Zola three weeks out of every year to be the cool aunt who takes her for tattoos and shows her how to put condoms on cucumbers. Mere looks horrified, but Cristina is all about this plan, and says seriously that she just can't be mom. When Mere says that they deserve a mom, Cristina points out that currently, they DO have a mom, and reminds Meredith gently that she's not dying right now.