Bailey goes to Syd and thanks her for taking care of the clinic. She says everyone is talking about what she did for Mere. "Chief Resident talk." She then admits that it's just her talking, but that nevertheless, Bailey is going to give Syd a run for her money. After she walks away, Bailey agrees, "Yeah I am!" with some awesome swagger. I love having confident Bailey back -- the Bailey doubting herself was painful to watch.
Izzie approaches George in the locker room and leans against a locker. She announces that she knows she let him down, but it rings pretty false. This is clearly an apology that she knows she needs to make, though she doesn't seem to realize WHY she needs to make it. She pleads with him, "It's me. It's us." He finally looks at her and she once again adds, "Please." He leaves. I cheer.
Alive to finish her voiceover, Mere says, "At the end of a day like this, a day when so many prayers are answered and so many aren't... " The Chief is sitting with Ellis, saying a private goodbye. He admits that it's probably a relief for her, but that it's not for him. "I miss the sound of your voice. I miss talking to you. I miss YOU." He then looks down and around and leans in to quietly admit, "I died my hair. For the ladies." It's so sad to see that the last person he clearly felt he could talk to is gone, demonic though she was. He laughs at himself and then sits back and stares at her with tears in his eyes. Meredith continues. "We take our miracles where we find them. We reach across the gap, and sometimes, against all odds, against all logic," she and Derek are spooning as she sleeps in her hospital room, and then we join Izzie in the hall, "We touch."
Izzie walks down the hall and suddenly stops, and the camera pans around to show that Denny is standing next to her. He says her name, and she closes her eyes, seemingly hearing him. After a moment, she continues walking. After a sad moment, so does Denny, into the light.
Yeah, it was clunky and a little bit weird. But the relationships and the acting were all out of the park. I love Meredith and Cristina. I loved that Meredith got to say goodbye to her mom, in the only way she really could. I love that George is standing up for himself and his wife. Everything. No matter what the strange story, I really loved this episode.