George has brought Burke his father's chart and he looks it over, surprised they did the surgery. So is George, who too quickly and perkily says they must have done it since they think he can fight the cancer. Burke explains what he should look for in the near future, which is kidney function. If the kidneys go, it is the first indication of multi-system organ failure. George thanks him and asks, "You mind if I ask, how's your hand?" He pompously answers, "I won't mind if you ask; I will mind if you tell Cristina." I'm still baffled by his insistence at being so conceited about the whole experience, but maybe I take endangering patients' lives and lording power over my girlfriend too seriously. George just remarks, "You two have a strange relationship." Burke agrees with this, the biggest understatement in the history of relationships.
Baby Grey is in her incubator, and Thatcher is cooing over her as Mere watches him stealthily through the window. Alex catches her, and she stutters and hightails it out of there as he heads inside. He was paged by the nurse because the baby's stomach looked distended. Thatcher is immediately concerned and confused that he could have missed it, but Alex says it's hard to see, also thereby proving just how good he's gotten on the gynie squad in the last weeks/months/alternate time units used by the show. He has Addison paged immediately and calmly tells a worried Thatcher they'll wait for her to see if anything is wrong. It's nice to see Alex grow, that he's getting better and better at being professional with patients. This one really is going to make it as a doctor, it seems.
Meredith saunters up to Derek, who is hanging out at one of the nurses' stations. She says that her dad is there, and when he asks if he's there to see her, she scoffs, "No, he's here with his other family." For all Meredith's bravado, it's very clear it's cutting like a knife. She changes the subject by asking Derek where he sleeps when they're at the trailer. They must be there during those same mythical time units that we don't see, since they appear to basically live at Meredith's house. He cops to sleeping outside on the hammock -- practical, really, considering they live in such a dry and temperate climate as Seattle. He apologizes and she informs him, "I'm a girl with abandonment issues. You have to sleep with me from now on." He agrees, and it's a little act that speaks volumes about the nature of their relationship, that she can say that to him and that he can agree to be there for her.