Mere is checking out a patient with Pierce, and the woman keeps staring at the open wound on his face. Seriously, how would this even be legal? Intern Megan then comes in and when George asks her to do something sees that she is sniffling and crying. Mere tries to ask the patient a question when Stinky/Two/Steve comes in with an ice pack on his bloody hand -- clearly we have just found Pierce's puncher. Mere tries to ask another question and the patient apologizes for not listening but points out the bloody, emotional gang in front of her and asks if they are supposed to be doctors. Without batting an eyelash George comments that they are going to reserve judgment on that for now and the patient accurately comments, "Freakshow!" No, I argue soap opera. Freakshow was Izzie and the ghost sex.
Meredith and George whisper with each other and stare down the hall at the intern drama -- Pierce looks pissed and is trying to talk to Megan while shoving Steve out of the way. George logically figures they have to talk to them but Meredith comes up with a novel excuse -- they are professionals, and this dispute is clearly personal so they should leave it be. Also, if they dealt with this they'd miss watching the face transplant and Cristina's surgery. George agrees that this is a good point, but both are clearly just grasping for any excuse to not take charge. They walk off, and Bailey looks around a computer monitor where she's been working with a, "What the hell?" look on her face at the retreating residents.
Mark and the gang are going over some pre-surgery prep with David and as Mark reminds him he needs to take all his meds, David cuts him off to finish Mark's own sentence about the risk of infection and rejection, reminding him good-naturedly that Mark already drilled this into his head. Lexie then asks if he has family coming to care for him and David admits he has no family but that his friends are coming. He's never met them in person but they met online in a chat room for orchid lovers and he gestures to an orchid at the end of the bed that at first I thought was a poor dead plant. He's excited to meet them and show off his new face after his surgery. Izzie then brings over a little plastic device and explains that it will help his lungs after surgery and he should practice on it now. One still-nameless intern has him sit up, take three easy breaths, and blow... into that... Nameless Girl Intern finishes his sentence with a giggle, "Hole." It's totally inappropriate but probably made even worse by Izzie hollering at them to get into the hall right now.