She then finds Owen and is again really gentle and sincere with him about Rachel's death. It's almost alarming to see how hard she is trying with him since she knows something is wrong; finally, she asks if he is angry with her. Owen assures her that he isn't, but that he is angry with the whole situation. She's relieved and tells him that she'll cook him dinner at home but he cuts her off to say he's going to stay in case Paul's status changes or Ethan needs anything. He tells her he feels like he can't leave, and then asks what she would do in the situation, clearly hoping she'd do the same thing. But she just points out that she'd go home because she's his doctor, rather than his family. And actually, she at least IS Paul's doctor, and Owen isn't even that despite the personal interest he's taken in the case. Owen says he's staying anyway, so Cristina just smiles and tells him in a soft voice that she understands. Obviously, she actually doesn't at all.
Princess finds Alex in the NICU, and she looks like she swallowed a lemon as she knocks on the window and calls him out into the hall. Alex is totally unprepared for the tirade she unleashes against him, demanding to know why he told Jason that she is a "homeless dumpster diver." And while this is all said with a very straight face, I had a friend watching this with me who hadn't seen Grey's in years and couldn't stop laughing uncontrollably at that actually being the beginning of a serious argument. She yells at him that this is her deep dark secret that she tells no one, you know, except her friend Alex. And come on, why should he assume that the man she is involved with so deeply that they are moving in together would know this rather large and formative piece of her personal history? Come on, Alex. She then gripes, what good is it to get a new start if some dumbass is tracking you down? This doesn't even make SENSE. No one is tracking her down. The Dumpster Diver Police aren't out to haul her away, as far as we know. Alex tries to cut in but she just sneers at him to never talk about or to her again. Seriously, she sucks. No one is tracking her down and uncovering the deep secret truth about her since SHE WAS THE ONE WHO TOLD SOMEONE ABOUT IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. Alex, this girl is the worst. She has such a deep relationship with her martyr complex that there will never be enough room for you in her life. Go find someone who DOESN'T SUCK.
The CDC has finished their investigation, and Mr. CDC has a meeting with Owen and the board to discuss what they found: a MRSA staph infection with a very long, scary-sounding, technical name. As he announces that, Bailey timidly opens the door and while Jackson thinks she shouldn't be there, she says that since the meeting is about her, she wants to be there. Mr. CDC leaves it up to the docs and Mere leads a hasty vote in which everyone but Jackson thinks it is okay that she stay. The symptoms of the infection can range from just a rash to death, which explains why Bailey hasn't seemed ill even though she had it. But the good news is, they found that the real reason for the spread was the shitty cheap gloves that Pegasus made the hospital use. (Seriously, why have they got logoed coffee sleeves but they haven't changed back other random Pegasus-imposed changes?) Mr. CDC's colleagues pour water into a glove and squeeze it out, showing that there are microscopic tears. He concludes that if the gloves hadn't been faulty, the infection never would have spread. Between this and the plane crash, obviously no one should try to cut financial corners ever again. Mr. CDC's recommendation is to get Bailey cured before she goes back to work. The docs are all thrilled about this news... except for Bailey. With tears in her eyes, she backs out of the room, and suddenly the joy is gone from the room and everyone looks worried.