Today we meet a new crop of interns, but I guess they decided adding 16 new doctors to the cast was too much, so each of our residents just gets one. (And yet I still can't remember any of their names.) Cristina and her new minion are working with Richard on Henry, the new Mr. Teddy, who needs to have a kidney removed. During the consultation, Richard learns of the little marriage of convenience that occurred, and he's livid about it, even though it's pointed out to him that it's not technically against any law. When Henry's surgery gets complicated, they realize Teddy is listed as his emergency contact, and so she is the one who they have to ask about doing more procedures once they are inside. Since she has no idea what it is that Henry would want, she just goes with Richard's recommendation. When Henry wakes up, he realizes that she's angry to have been surprised like that, but he explains how the rest of his family is dead or busy or bailed on him and so she's the only friend he's got there -- wife or not -- and she seems to forgive him.
In other new-relationship news, Bailey is hooking up with her hot nurse, who does sexy, inappropriate things like leaving her dirty notes in patient charts. Bailey seems both appalled and totally turned on by it and decides she's going to just have fun with it for now. Mere and Derek are back to being lovey-dovey after last week's fighting, and Meredith is obsessed with the fact that she can't get pregnant to the point where she takes 10 pregnancy tests over the course of the day just to be sure that there really is no bun in her oven.
Mark and Arizona are working together on a case, so Arizona uses the day to grill Mark about what she can do to get Callie back, and Mark thinks she needs to figure out what her faults are so that she can apologize. Arizona keeps coming up with ideas but finally asks Mark to just tell her what her problem is, since he seems to have something specific in mind. He informs her that when things get tough, she bails, so I guess we really are just going with the story that her and Callie's breakup was all Arizona's fault, and Callie was just a little bit cranky and not at all an equal partner in the great implosion that was their relationship. Arizona finds Callie at the end of the day to tell her that she knows she bails but she promises not to do it this time because she loves her, which is the perfect time for Callie to drop a (totally telegraphed throughout the entire hour) bombshell: she is pregnant with Mark's baby. Arizona manages to keep herself from bolting right out of the elevator when she hears the news, so we'll see how this goes.
Unsurprisingly, most of the residents aren't exactly nice to their interns, even though they learn that the Chief is looking for a new Chief Resident and that they're now being judged all the time. It turns out that Richard had the interns write evaluations of their residents at the end of their day and the only doctor who actually gets a good review is Alex, who spent the day being super-gracious and teaching his own student, because she's smoking hot. More important than a good review, he gets the ultimate prize of her, in his T-shirt, wandering into Meredith's kitchen for water at the end of the night. It's nice to know that in this crazy, turbulent world of ours, some things will never change, and Alex's ability to get any woman into his bed is one of those things.
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Tonight we start off with some kicky disco-ish music to accompany Meredith's VO about fresh starts. Unfortunately, for her and Derek, there isn't a fresh start yet since they are gazing at a pregnancy test that says, "not pregnant." Meredith is pretty bummed and is sure it's not going to work, though Derek thinks they just need to keep trying. As they go back and forth on this, Mere's VO asks how different a new start can possibly be since you are still you?
Callie, meanwhile, is crying at the bathroom sink as she gets better to work, but it's one of those hysterical cries that's punctuated by laughter. Mark yells at her to get a move on, and when the two of them walk out to the hall Callie is unpleasantly surprised to see a big pile of moving boxes which Arizona is taking into their old apartment. Ever cheerful, Arizona declares that she bought out the subletters and she's moving back in. Callie is about as opposite as one can be from "pleased" as she reminds Arizona that they were Callie's subletters (I guess we're ignoring that Arizona had moved in there already and they had moved out together) and then tells Arizona that she's not playing games but really just doesn't want to see Arizona at all.
Callie then informs Arizona that she turned her life upside down for her but that Arizona walked away because Callie was cranky for a week, and says that this makes her untrustworthy and self-centered. The amazing thing is that everyone seems to truly be going with this version of the story. There has not been one voice of reason to point out that Callie was an incredibly whiny jerk who never truly supported her girlfriend's once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Yes, she agreed to move, but she never really committed to that or tried to make it work at all, and was at least as self-centered as Arizona was in the situation. I appear to be the only person who thinks this, though. Callie is sure that if she gives Arizona another chance she'll just be hurt again, so she doesn't want her back and yells, "Get your crap out of my apartment." Okay, maybe I'm not the only person who thinks this, since even Mark looks a little surprised at her reaction. After Callie storms off, Arizona tries to say that this is a good thing, because her being mad shows that she cares... right? She doesn't actually get an answer, though.
Mere and Cristina are at the hospital and it's like nothing happened at all as they babble about Mere's non-pregnancy and Cristina assures her that it's probably too early to get a positive test result and suggests that Mere should try a few tests to be sure. She then turns the subject to herself and declares that she did four surgeries yesterday and is doing three more today, which makes her unstoppable. I'm glad to see that once she shook the PTSD, she shook it 110%, wow. They're joined by Jackson, Alex, and April since they were all paged to meet the first year med students (who I mistakenly thought were the new interns when I watched this the first time, so my apologies for the rather inaccurate detail in the recaplet) who are there to observe for the day. None of them have any respect for the students even though Richard gives a nice speech about how they are the interns and residents of tomorrow.