In a corridor, Cristina is telling Meredith about her morning with Burke. Cristina: "I'm on my knees in a puddle of coffee, and he's lying on the couch playing with himself. And not in a good way." Meredith points out that it's normal for a patient going through recovery to become depressed, but Cristina thinks Burke should be abnormal. She thinks he's throwing a pity party for himself so Cristina will take care of him. The elevator doors open, and McDreamy emerges holding two cups of coffee. Mere tells him that she had a dream about him, and he asks, "What was I doing? Bringing you coffee?" No, but there was definitely some sugar involved, and if George hadn't interrupted there might have been some cream. Yes, that's right, I'm making nasty sex jokes. I've decided that as long as Shonda wants to gross me out by showing me the inside of human bodies, I'm going to gross out some other people by making jokes about bodily fluids. If you don't like it, complain to her -- I'm ready to call a truce whenever she is. McDreamy tells Meredith that he's heard rumors that it's common practice to ask someone out on a date over a casual cup of coffee. So he takes a sip of his coffee and asks her if she'll go to dinner with him that night. Cristina watches all of this and looks as though she might throw up. Meredith accepts the invite, and he tells her that he'll pick her up at 8:00. And it's been a week since Meredith told McDreamy that she wanted to date and this is the first date he's asked her on? What is he, a Rules girl? I assume that means Finn has been spending the last week pressing his case.
As McDreamy walks away, the other elevator opens and Finn walks out. Mere is a) surprised, b) happy, c) worried that McDreamy will see Finn, and d) suspicious that she's still dreaming. And Ellen Pompeo conveys all four of those feelings in about 1.5 seconds. He makes a lame joke about being in the neighborhood, and then she tells him that she had a dream about him. Cristina hears this and immediately realizes that Meredith had a little REM mÃ©nage Ã trois. Or perhaps she thinks Meredith had a dream in which Finn and McDreamy were going at it. In any case, Cristina knows what a dirty girl Meredith is. Finn asks what he was doing in the dream, and Cristina wonders the same thing. Meredith sees a small bag in Finn's hand and takes the opportunity to change the subject, asking him what he's got. What he's got is apparently coffee cake for Meredith. And then he asks her to dinner that night. Because he also apparently decided to wait a week. (Or the people in charge of continuity on this show were all fired or are all drunk or stoned.) Cristina wonders whether Meredith might possibly be free for a date that evening. Mere isn't, of course, so she declines the invitation. And then Finn suggests that they have lunch together. At the hospital. Because nothing says "romance" like a meal at your beloved's place of employment. That is the worst date idea ever. Meredith accepts, and Finn walks away. Cristina thinks it's very cool that Meredith had a dirty, dirty dream about Finn and McDreamy. "Just when I think you're boring, you rise." Meredith: "I'm dating. And it comes with snacks."