She's like the mom who has the carpool that day as she drives the sleepy gang to work, and as Jackson and Alex joke about their fight Mere marvels at that special ability guys have to just beat the crap out of each other and then shake it off. It's kind of funny -- one shot seems to be backwards as April flips from Alex's right to his left and then back again in the backseat. Alex gripes that April hasn't also let it go yet but dude, come on. Yes, she should have known better, but cut the poor girl some slack since you've probably scared her off of sex for at least another year. Getting yelled at isn't exactly what a girl is looking for during her first time.
When they arrive, the attendings are all aghast to see that the residents are yawning and won't accept their complaints about how hard it is to sleep during the day. Instead they all start bragging about how long they had to work without sleep back in their residencies and Alex adds that they did that while walking through the snow and whittling their own scalpels. It's the totally easy joke, but still: well played, Alex. Stark of course thinks he's an ass and tries to bust him but the others don't care and Bailey just loads him down with work for the evening, including pulling out a bunch of fistula cases for her. Avery and Lexie follow Teddy to the ER, and Mere draws the short straw and is on Stark's service, though he's glad to have someone working for him that he's heard is actually smart. He tells her all the patients are stable and bolts for the door to head to dinner; when she asks how to get a hold of him, he just says she won't have to. Seriously, how did Richard even hire this guy, especially to replace Arizona? Peter MacNicol definitely plays the squirrely asshole to a T, and he's such a self-centered jerk that it's almost difficult to watch.
Owen brings Lexie and Jackson up to speed but then pulls Jackson aside to ask how he's feeling. Jackson tries to first play dumb about what he means and then assures Owen that he's fine, and finally when Owen reminds him that he doesn't have to prove anything, he snaps once again at his superior. Owen just tells him that he really should talk to someone, but Jackson politely and pointedly just tells him to have a good night. Lexie is a terrible actress and though she fiddles with a chart, she's obviously been listening to every word.
The attendings have all happily made it over to Joe's, and when they get there they offer their congratulations for Derek. Bailey announces that the first round is on her but then trails off and everyone turns to see what she is looking at. They are all completely horrified to see Cristina behind the bar, pulling an incredibly foamy pint as Joe tries to instruct her. I don't believe what she is wearing is THE famous Three Wolf Moon Tee but there does appear to be at least one wolf and a moon, and is shredded into tassels at the sleeves. Naturally, she then has a denim vest on over it. She looks like she outfitted herself at one of the biker apparel booths at a county fair. Derek asks her what's up and she just chirps that Owen told her to get a job so here she is, working. She then beams at him as she asks what he is drinking.