Outside the hospital, a very rushed-looking Alex greets Izzie. She tells him that she's going to go in to see the Chief any minute now. He's running late, so he doesn't do much besides congratulate her on her return before running into the hospital.
Alex, now dressed in his scrubs, walks up to Cristina, Meredith, and George, who are eating Meredith's coffee cake. He grabs one piece, but when he tries to grab a second, Cristina nearly takes his hand off. She knows how to set limits. Bailey walks up to them and very firmly gives them their marching orders. In brief, Meredith is doing paperwork, Cristina is working with McDreamy, Alex is working with Addison in OB-GYN, and George has been specially requested by Callie. Bailey walks away, but not before giving them all the tiniest hint of a smile. Cristina is confused by the good cheer, but Alex thinks it's because Izzie's coming back. George is hacked off that he's going to have to spend the day with his hot, dirty girlfriend. Meredith tells George to just tell Callie that he's not ready to live together. Meredith: "And then try dating. Dating's fun." It is if the guys you're dating don't wait around forever to actually ask you on a date.
Alex is snarfing down the last of the coffee cake when Addison calls his name and asks him if he's ready. She looks a bit disheveled and not in a very good mood. He asks her if she's not getting sick of making him work on all those lady parts. (The lady parts of the patients, I mean -- I don't think Alex has been anywhere near Addison's lady parts). Addison's phone rings -- whomever she's speaking with is having some kind of problem and needs her for five minutes. She tells Alex to entertain himself in the pit, and he asks her if she's having "personal problems." She tells him to beat it and then looks very tired. She must be worn out from all the sex. Alex literally skips away from her, by the way. Do you think someone's happy that Izzie is coming back to work? (Especially now that her fiancÃ© is dead).