Callie and Arizona have arrived and are talking about the decor in Callie's, but soon-to-be -also Arizona's apartment -- Arizona wants to paint the walls lighter on account of Cristina's "harsh and frowny" decorating. Of course, Arizona has just put her foot in her mouth because Callie was the one who decorated, so she tries to backtrack and call it, "modern and edgy." Once it is theirs, she wants it to be a bit happier. Callie gets paged and runs off but not without one more quick, "Frowny?" "Edgy!" exchange. Aw, these two are cute. But I'm already bored of this storyline.
Alex is rushing down the hall and runs, literally, into a totally unamused Bailey. But if he thought she was ticked off by the collision, it's nothing compared to her reaction when she puts her hand out to steady herself, and feels the bullet in Alex's chest. He admits it's there and that doctors leave that kind of thing in people all the time, but when a skeptical Bailey asks if it hurts, she then presses right into the spot and Alex yelps like a puppy. She points out that he's not fine and that it's a foreign object that should be removed, and then adds that if he doesn't do it she'll make sure he doesn't operate until it's gone. As she leaves he sneers and tries to straighten his shoulders to look tough, but Bailey totally just showed him up.
Owen has gone to Richard to ask him about letting Cristina operate on him again, but Richard is unsure since Perkins still hasn't cleared her. Owen has nothing but praise for the counselor (I wonder if he realizes that is Teddy's new guy yet?) (And yet even as I say that, if he hasn't and he makes A Thing of it, I'm going to hit myself in the face with my computer because that will be better than living through more of Jealous Owen.) Owen says that keeping residents out of the OR until they are ready is the right plan for everyone but Cristina, and Teddy materializes to chip in that Cristina won't feel like herself until she's back in surgery. It's worth it to note that Cristina herself hasn't expressed any of this yet, which is both shocking and pretty giant red flag, but they obviously mean well. Richard still can't believe that they want to start her right in on a heart reconstruction, which Teddy thinks is a once-in-a-lifetime experience but which Richard reminds her is a ton of pressure. Teddy reminds him back that she operated on Derek with a gun to her head, so she doesn't think pressure is an issue. But... really? I know this is Cristina we are talking about, and I know that I've obviously already watched the episode and that even before that they showed what happened a billion times in promos, but that still doesn't seem like a totally logical conclusion. She had a GUN to her HEAD. Owen, though, pleads to Richard that they owe her for doing that, and she needs this.