Hunt has joined the pity party in the woods, and before we see him there we see his truck next to what my not-very-car-knowledgeable self thinks is a classic Thunderbird. Callie rocks. Hunt tells his own sad story, about a time he treated an entire family that had been in a car accident. It turns out that the parents had massive internal injuries and both died that night, and it haunts him that maybe he could have moved faster or realized sooner and saved them. When he went out to tell the kids about their dad, he found the oldest trying to console the other two about their mom. Sadly he says he'll never shake the image of, "this 9-year-old boy trying to hold these two little ones -- his arms just not big enough." It's totally not supposed to be funny, and he's a good actor, but that still came out about as hokey as a line ever sounded. He tells Callie and Derek that he's not sure how he went back to work the next day. "I think part of me never did." Derek's surprised he didn't talk about Iraq, because Derek totally knows him and has a right to point that out, sheesh. Hunt quickly tells them he doesn't talk about Iraq, and continues with his point, which is that he made himself get up and go back. Derek, showing off some of that blunt condescension that we love, tells Hunt that he must be dead inside because if he had let himself feel anything, he never would have gone back to work. Rather than point out that Derek is a pathetic drunk who doesn't know him, Hunt just takes the beer that Derek offers.
Cristina heads into the locker room since it seems that Izzie blew off the doctor's appointment that Cristina worked so hard to make. Izzie just demands to know why Cristina cares so much and baffled, Cristina shoots back, "Why DON'T you?" Seriously, I think that everyone knew that while Cristina is a robot she still has some good inside her and wouldn't actually just take Izzie's fatal secret and sit on it for kicks. Izzie brings up the nickname "Blowhole" and says that not only the interns but Alex were using that for David. She asks what they would call her: "Swiss cheese for brains?" Cristina tells her, "No, that's awkward and long. Blowhole is pithy." And the most awesome thing about that is I had the exact same reaction in my head. Izzie just declares that she won't be a piece of meat that everyone fights over and laughs about and zzzzzz. I'm sorry, I just am done with any sort of, "I'm going to keep my terrible secret," storylines because they're lazy and dumb and really, really cheap. There's plenty of good story to be had without having to watch Izzie have this dumb fit. Cristina points out that these are emotional problems and that's what Meredith or George are good for but Izzie tells her that she's not telling them, drop it, and by the way she might not even want treatment. Cristina just loses it, saying she'll tell everyone if Izzie doesn't -- that Iz doesn't get to just dump this on her. Izzie's afraid of the surgery because she knows too much about what it's like and how bad her chances are anyway. Finally, Cristina lets out a defeated laugh, demanding to know why Izzie even told her if she doesn't want her help? By the end of her question, though, you can hear a hint of desperate emotion. Izzie, however, doesn't care and just orders Cristina to forget she ever said anything and storms out. Cristina is left clutching her face, exuding an air of panic that she usually never even remotely shows.