At the McMansion, Derek and Meredith are in bed and she tells him that Cristina has agreed to be in the delivery room. He seems a little bit offended but she coos that she wants him there to hold her hand and feed her ice chips and that Cristina will just take care of handling the doctors and nurses and the drugs and whatnot. Derek knows when to give up, and he does, kissing her and saying that it's fine. He turns out the light as Mere then casually mentions the possible table pooping. The look of horror on his face says that he's never witnessed the miracle of life before, and had no idea that might be coming. Mere gives him a sheepish grin.
Cristina is reading in bed and is surprised to find Alex knocking on her door. Bailey's voice reminds us about the sleeping monsters that are all about to wake up and eat us all, or something. Alex admits that Cristina was right, and he's in love with Princess. She makes fun of him and he tries to leave, but she actually calls after him and then pats the bed next to her. The look of confused revulsion on his face is priceless, and she has to order him to come over and sit down. He looks decidedly uncomfortable and tells Cristina she's weird, but she just tells him to give it a minute. He does seem to relax a little, and then finally blurts out that he always screws himself out of everything good. And while that is usually true, and he was certainly dumb to not make a move when he had the chance, this time he's totally not the responsible party for everything going to shit. He made a really honest mistake and -- let's all sing it again -- PRINCESS SUCKS. Cristina just sits and digests this a moment, and then quietly admits that she thinks she is losing Owen. Alex is surprised, but Cristina explains that it may not be at this moment, but it's coming. The two then settle back to be silently miserable together.
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