Cristina takes off down the hall but George won't let her go and asks what's wrong. She won't admit to anything, but he comes back that she's hiding something from him and he demands to know what it is. She turns to leave and runs into Bailey, who may or may not have heard what was said but clearly gets the gist.
Meredith comes into Richard's office, having been summoned. He tells her he wants to talk about her mom, and she sits. He stutters and begins that he knows they have a complicated relationship, and that Meredith knows his and Ellis's history. She cuts him off, however, to assure him that she's okay with it because he makes her mom so happy. She says that both she and her father couldn't do that, but then it's his turn to cut her off. "I can't see your mother anymore." He says that he needs to work on his own marriage and he can't do it while visiting Ellis. She stonily tells him, "I see." He also basically admits that Ellis is amazing and he can't watch her life end the way it's ending. Implied also is that he's not going to tell her this himself. The men of Seattle Grace may be handsome, but among them they have fewer balls than the Rubik's cube factory.
Alex and Izzie go into Frank's room to remove his tube. Alex draws the curtain, and tells Izzie to get some gloves. She's worried that they could get caught, but he knows that she'll do a good job and maintains that she should do the procedure. Frank's a bit worried, but Alex assures him she's awesome, and Frank Gets It. "Aaaah, grand gesture. Frank gets it." Izzie is confused, but lets it go quickly in her excitement. She asks, "You sure about this?" Frank replies, "Oh yeah, he's sure." She laughs and snaps on her gloves.
Meredith, McDreamy, and a team are doing brain surgery on Mia. Up in the gallery, Bailey, Addison, and Callie watch. Well, Bailey and Callie watch and Addison stares at her rings, which she has on each pointer finger while she contemplates them. Bailey asks if she and Derek thought about having kids, and Addison tells her that they talked about it but it wasn't right. Callie adds that she loves kids and wants a dozen, and Bailey assures her one is plenty if you're a surgeon. Callie says God invented nannies for that reason and Bailey chuckles, and Addison asks what she should do with her rings. Callie tells her, "My mom says post-divorce wedding rings are bad juju." Addison is impressed, asking, "Your mom knows juju?" "She does." Addie asks what Callie's mom would do, and Callie tells her she'd burn or bury them. Addie offers the rings to Callie, who laughs, telling her, "I want some rings, just not bad juju rings." She also adds that her mom's a bit insane, but Bailey orders, "Hey, don't talk smack about your mom." Addison asks Bailey what's wrong just by saying her name, and Bailey explains that over the course of her work shift the day before, Tuck's favorite food changed completely. Between that and treating the little girl who wants her nanny more than her mom, Bailey's clearly having a tough time of it. Addison muses that life moves fast and people move on, and a distraught Callie stands up. When they ask what she's doing, she replies, "I'm not ready to move on."