So, you remember everything that happened last week? Well, it all finishes up this week. Meredith continues to snore, and her gentle rumblings continue to cause stress in her relationship with McDreamy. She's also continuing to freak out about her father, but she eventually talks to him and learns that she got her snoring from him. He tells her about some awesome earplugs, bringing harmony back to the Mere/Derek relationship. Whew!
In more serious storylines, we learn that Addison and Mark were being testy with each other because they've reached the date on which their child would have been born had Addison not had an abortion. For him, it's all about how competitive he is and how he feels like he lost to Derek or Addison or the universe, until Callie helps him realize that he would have been a truly awful father. For Addison, it's a pretty sad week, which leads to her making out with Alex.
Speaking of dysfunctional relationships, Cristina and Burke continue to not speak to each other. But when he hears sad news about George's father, he realizes there are more important things than being right, and he lets her know that he's not had any tremors for the last week. Finally, Izzie anonymously coughs up the dough for spine girl's surgery. Bailey thinks this demonstrates that Izzie is still getting too emotionally involved with her patients, and refuses to let her scrub in on the surgery. In the end, Izzie realizes that she does get emotionally involved with her patients but that she's also a surgeon, and she seems determined to strike a balance between those two things.
What, you mean I left something out? Fine. In the real main storyline of the night, there's a scare about George's father because his breathing tube needs to be replaced, which is tricky considering that he just had surgery on his esophagus. But Bailey pulls it off, and things seem to be fine. Until the random moment in which we learn that Mr. O'Malley's organs are failing and there's no way to save him. In a gut-wrenching scene, George helps his mother and brothers realize that the best thing to do is take Mr. O'Malley off life support. And it's an even more gut-wrenching scene when Mr. O'Malley dies. George is naturally devastated, and it turns out that Cristina is the one person best able to reach out to him, because her own father died when she was nine. Now you'll have to excuse me -- that bathroom floor's not going to lie down on itself.
We open on Derek and Meredith, en lit. Mere is wearing a Breathe Right strip, which she has apparently dyed red to match her sheets. Derek has his head jammed under a pillow. Why, you ask? Because Meredith is still snoring. She's also sleeping through the alarm clock, which is buzzing insistently. Derek jerks awake and yells out, "Alarm! Shut it off, please!" Meredith stirs and asks him not to snap at her. If she was awake enough to hear him, she was awake enough to hear the clock and turn it off. I'm just saying. He didn't sleep much that night; she didn't either, because he kept shoving her to try to stop her snoring. As they bicker about the snoring and the shoving, he tries to kiss her. She complains about the stubble pricking her face and tells him to shave. She leaves the bed and he appears to be trying to grab a few more minutes of shut-eye.
Izzie is drinking coffee in the kitchen and cooking something on the griddle. George opens and closes the refrigerator door and gets a panicked look on his face. He starts that trademark O'Malley stammer, trying to tell Izzie that something's wrong as he looks at the floor around the refrigerator trying to find the check. He's crawling all around the floor and shoving Izzie's feet around until she relieves his misery by telling him that she deposited it. He asks if she deposited it in the garbage disposal or maybe in the crazy imaginary bank. As we know, she deposited it in the real bank, and she would really like him to shut up about it. George is stunned: "It's at the bank? It's earning interest?" Izzie: "Did I just not say shut up about it, already?" George is thrilled that his rich friend is now actually rich and starts enthusing about all of the things she can do with the money. She tells him to shut up, again, and he tells her, "I'm just saying, life is short. Cancer happens, and surgery happens, and you know... 'Gather ye rosebuds.' You have 8.7 million rosebuds, Izzie. Gotta spend some rosebuds." Izzie: "You made me burn my French toast." George: "You can buy new French toast." Izzie's had it with this discussion and leaves the room. George picks up a piece of non-burnt French toast from the obviously cold griddle and takes a bite.
We get a shot of a sad-looking Addison on the ferry. They sure are getting a lot of mileage out of that location shoot, aren't they? Cut to Addison walking down the hall of the hospital. She sees Mark coming and turns around to walk the other way -- but that causes her to practically bump into Alex. They're both awkward in a very "whoops, we almost engaged in totally inappropriate kissing" way. And then Meredith's father emerges from a room to ask them how the baby is doing. They both say that she looks good, but I think they're really talking about each other. And I agree with them. (Just because I think they shouldn't date doesn't mean I'm blind.) Thatcher runs off to call his wife and daughter to let them know things are looking good. Addison and Alex do a little side-to-side shuffle as they try to walk past each other. After a couple of seconds of this they both give up and turn around to walk away from this awkward, awkward scene.