Bailey and Richard are talking when George Sr. comes out to talk. After some greetings where he amends how he's feeling from "great" to "fine," he explains what he was told by the oncologist: If the surgery show that the cancer has spread badly, they won't go forward with removing the tumor and will instead just close him up to live out the short rest of his life. Richard agrees, explaining that they couldn't continue because it would compromise his ability to recover. Sr. doesn't want that and tells them that they need to take it out no matter what. The O'Malleys are fighters. Bailey tries to tell him it's not a good idea, but he pleads desperately that his family needs him, and that he knows he can fight. You can see some of George in him now as he pleads his case. He makes them promise to take out the tumor, and so a troubled Richard finally agrees, much to Bailey's surprise. They shake hands and Sr. thanks him and returns to his room. Bailey looks upset and asks if this falls under confidentiality. Richard is smarter than that and tells her, "If you're asking if you can tell his son, the answer's no." She looks pained. It's a horrible situation for everyone involved.
The next morning dawns the same way as the last, with McDreamy watching Meredith snore, although he seems a bit less enchanted by it this time. She wakes and asks him again what he's doing. He softens at that, tells her she's cute, and kisses her again, and I'm just as jealous this time as last. His excuse for being up before the alarm is that he's a light sleeper, and it's not a big deal, but she guesses that something woke him up He eventually gives up that she snores. She's completely appalled and denies it, but he tells her, "I find it charming that such a big noise can come from such a little person." She searches for a counter-insult and lands on his bad morning breath, suggesting he brush his teeth with the extra time he has in the morning. Pot-kettle there, Mere, if you're breathing through your mouth like that, not that I'd have any idea at all about that personally, since I wake up with my mouth smelling as if daisies are actually sprouting from it.
Izzie's all done up in a blousy pink top with curled hair. This may not sound relevant, and as you'll see later it apparently isn't, according to this episode's editor. She asks George if his dad's surgery is today and when he confirms, she tells him she feels really good about it. "I didn't even bake anything for you." It's a really cute moment between the friends, and he thanks her. She turns back to the fridge and sees The Check.