So as we all knew from the very first second of the episode, Mere was right, and she tells Alex that Kid (Drew! He has a name! But I think "Kid" has now already stuck.) has a perforated ulcer and oh yeah, Cristina is working at Joe's. Fortunately she gets right back to the rather urgent medicine at hand, and tells Alex that of course Stark didn't answer when she called. The problem is that Kid needs surgery, and they both have a silent What Do We Do? moment.
What she does is bring Alex in to consult, and Alex informs Mrs. M that Kid needs surgery but that they called and Stark is on his way in, so they will start prepping kid now. Mrs. M is super grateful and thanks then genuinely.
Once they are out in the hall Mere points out the enormity of what they are about to do, calling in an OR team, since Stark might not ever answer the call. Alex just points out that Kid could die and says he's taking him in either way, then parrots the Chief by announcing that this is how you get things done at night. He talks a really good game, assuring Meredith that he could handle any of the complications she suggests, and that he can do it even better than Stark. He then asks if she's in or out, and though she seems a bit unsure, she absolutely won't let Alex do it without her.
After he's prepped they wait as long as they can, and have a nurse call Stark every five minutes until he answers, but it's pretty much time to go. Alex also tries to page Bailey but he knows they are out of time, picks up a scalpel and just goes for it.
April gets Bailey all set up with an IV to help set her right, but Bailey's already feeling pretty right -- when her phone rings she delightedly sees that it's the OR and then panics and shoves the phone at April. April, flustered, answers and then tells them that Bailey is indisposed and hangs up, which tickles Bailey to no end. She's in such a good mood, in fact, that she decides now is the right time to call Ben and tell him how well he took care of her NEEDS, and that she made a big mistake by breaking up with him. Oh honey, we all could have told you that a long time ago. When April finds out Ben is her ex, she tries to keep the phone away but when Bailey wants something she generally gets it, and she pulls the phone from April's grasp and implies she doesn't get it because she's a virgin. April is pretty taken aback at how gossip really does travel but Bailey just assures her that she knows everything. Yes, but also, gossip does travel at light speed around these parts. She pulls April veeeery close before loudly pronouncing, "Alex Karev is not the boy you want to take your maiden voyage with!" April is appalled, but Bailey just settles back onto the gurney and muses that she will find a nice boy who loves her. As she babbles, she adds, "Soap and warm water." April is worried that Bailey is somehow referring to her maiden voyage but Bailey is talking about her glued teenagers, and assures her that soap, warm water, and acetone will do the trick. April thanks her and runs off, and fortunately Bailey seems to drift off before she actually drunk dials. That never ends well.