It's one of those episodes with a dozen plots. A week has gone by since Callie came over to the house, and George is getting a little sick of having her around. But he's too much of a wimp to tell her he's not interested in living together -- that is, until they have a fight about a patient who keeps getting unnecessary surgeries, and all of the living-together angst explodes all over them. Needless to say, she moves out. One of the kids from Heroes drops by -- she's a pre-teen who can feel no pain and gets hurt an awful lot because of it. This teaches Alex a valuable lesson about the importance of pain, which he shares with Izzie, who spends the entire day standing in front of the hospital trying to get over how own pain so she can speak to the Chief about getting back in the program. Needless to say, she never makes it in. Cristina is getting sick of taking care of Burke, who seems depressed and fairly uninterested in his own recovery. Watching a patient, she realizes just how hard recovery can be and how important it is to have someone to provide support in that process. Needless to say, she decides to kick Burke's ass and push him to do the work he needs to do to take care of himself. Addison has apparently spent the entire week having sex with McSteamy, but now she wants him to head back to New York. He wants to stick around and try to make it work with Addison. Needless to say, he checks into a hotel in Seattle at the end of the episode. And Meredith tries to date Finn and McDreamy, only to have the two of them spend the entire time ignoring her and cockblocking each other. Meredith makes an impassioned and slightly self-centered speech before telling them both to shove off and work on their wooing technique. Needless to say, she ends up cuddling in bed with Izzie, George, and a quart of strawberry ice cream.
Last week, on Trees in Men, Bailey told Izzie that she should return to the program, Callie got kicked out of the hospital basement, and Meredith told Finn and McDreamy that she wanted to date them both.
The Meredith voice-over tells us about a surgeon's typical fantasy, which apparently involves performing lifesaving surgery using only the contents of a small grocery store. Or something. While she's talking, the camera is moving over her bed, and we get a really lovely swirly series of shots of her artfully posed in bed with a sheet just up to here, if you know what I mean, and one leg delicately sticking out from beneath the covers. Very nice. Meredith V.O.: "But every now and then, some other kind of fantasy slips in." Mere rolls over to find McDreamy mcdreamily staring at her. He wishes her a good morning, and they kiss. And then he looks over her shoulder and says "Good morning" to Finn, who's in bed on the other side of Meredith. Both men are shirtless, by the way, and there's a bluesy harmonica and guitar composition playing in the background. Finn agrees that it is a good morning, and Meredith rolls over and gives him a kiss. Finn asks her, "Did you get any sleep last night?" Meredith: "Not really." McDreamy: "You want to get some now?" Meredith: "Not really." Do I really want Meredith in this scene? Not really. We cut to an overhead shot, and both men move in to kiss Meredith. I fully expect (hope? dream?) that they'll both miss her and end up finding each other, but what really happens is that some loud noise wakes up Meredith. When she awakes, we see that she's wearing her Dartmouth t-shirt and is covered with a heavy down comforter. Mere's VO tells us that most fantasies dissolve upon waking, but sometimes you can be certain that if you try hard enough, you can slip back into that dream. She firmly closes her eyes, trying to find her way back to her mini-harem, but the noise that woke her up continues, so she decides to get her ass out of bed.
Mere emerges from her room to tell George that he ruined a really good dream. The hallway is lined with boxes, and George tripped on a couple of them (which is the noise that woke Meredith). George tells Meredith that all the boxes belong to Callie. Mere thinks he's apologizing to her for having a long-term guest, and she tells him she really doesn't mind. He claims not to mind either, but he clearly does. And then he walks up to Mere and whispers to her, "Kick her out." Meredith is a bit confused, since George was the one who told Callie she could move in. But what George really told Callie was that she could stay for a couple of days. It's now been over a week, and Callie's boxes have shown up, and she's using George's computer, and he's desperate for Mere to kick her out. Callie chooses that moment to emerge from the bathroom, chastely wrapped in a towel. She tells them that she's used up all the hot water, so they may want to wait to use the shower. George gives Mere a look and quietly begs her to kick Callie out. And then Izzie walks up and asks if she can get a ride to the hospital. She's decided to go in to speak to the Chief and see about returning to the program. Meredith looks genuinely thrilled at this news. After Izzie leaves, Callie turns back to George and Meredith. She thinks that Izzie coming back to the hospital is good news, but seems confused by the fact that George does not look happy. He just tells her, "That's my towel." She apologizes, walks up them, and hands the towel to George. George and Meredith are both speechless. George takes the towel and walks into the bathroom. Callie tells Meredith, "He's really moody in the mornings." Mere, laughs, agrees, and checks out Callie's ass as she walks away.