Bailey gives each intern their orders: Mere is running tests on O'Malley Sr., Cristina's in the pit, Alex is with Sloane, and Izzie is to prep Heather for surgery. George is taking the rest of the week off, and so she cuts him loose for the rest of the day. He thanks her and then takes a moment to ask her not to sugarcoat any information they have about his father. He wants it all straight, and she agrees to that. Izzie asks if she can scrub in on the surgery as well, but Bailey says absolutely not. She argues that she's ready, but Bailey points out that Psych hasn't cleared her yet. Izzie argues that she's done everything they want... everything, that is, except deposit The Check. Bailey is aghast, as she has not had the pleasure of spilling each and every one of her meals on the pricey slip of paper and therefore assumed it was put in the bank rather than used as a placemat. Izzie argues that it's an unreasonable request, and Bailey points out that "unreasonable" is the amount of interest she's losing each day, and the fact that Izzie is unreasonable is probably Psych's point. She's a wise one, that Bailey.
Mere is waiting in the lab, and Cristina joins her in typical fashion, sassing the overworked lab tech. When he walks off, she asks Mere if she is okay, commenting that what happened that morning was "mortifying." Mere thanks her for her sensitivity, but Cristina only challenges her to say it wasn't mortifying. Meredith admits that she just wants the baby to get better and go home. "Is that wrong?" Cristina lets her know, "Wrong would be if you wished the baby wouldn't get well." Mere thanks her, and Cristina pounces, informing her that a real thanks would be asking Derek about Burke. Mere's spine is solid today, though, and she declines and tells Cristina to talk to him herself. Cristina adamantly declares, "No. Because then he wins." "Wins what?" Mere asks. They stare at each other a while, Cristina possibly pondering how much she loves winning a big bag of lonesomeness, and Meredith probably thinking that even when she was involved with a married man, she never reached this level of dysfunction. Cristina tells her to forget it, so Mere asks if she has a father. Confused, Cristina tells her she's got a stepfather. The only point I can possibly get from this exchange is that maybe some Cristina/parent issues are coming up in a future episode.