Meredith and Bailey are scrubbing in and Meredith hopefully tells Bailey that she could operate once Leslie was under and she would never know, but Bailey refuses, adding a bit bitterly that if Leslie wants a resident she'll get a resident. She then assures Meredith, though, that she wouldn't allow her to operate if she didn't think she was ready, which Meredith should already know from Bailey stopping her from doing that aforementioned whipple. She reminds Meredith that Richard was mentoring her and that Bailey could do the same, but Mere comments bitterly that he wasn't doing it because of her immense talent. Bailey defends them both, pointing out that Richard didn't waste his time on people, and that the last person he mentored was Bailey. She asks if Mere thinks she doesn't have talent, and Mere chews on the thought while they finish scrubbing in.
Alex, meanwhile, has Brad out of surgery and is taping him up when Reed comes in to demand to know if he really thinks the Mercy Westers are really going to all be cut. He can't answer her, though, because right then Brad's parents rush in and demand to know why he is in ICU. They notice that he has a chest tube, and when Alex begins to explain about Brad's becoming briefly unstable, Reed notices blood start to flow through Brad's chest tube. Alex doesn't see it because Brad's dad is hollering at him for doing the surgery and leaving him in this state, but Alex doesn't answer because Reed finally gets his attention. He yells for Teddy and Arizona to be paged but realizes he doesn't have enough time, and while Dad is screaming at him and demanding that he stop, Alex cuts into Brad's chest and shoves his hand inside.
They have finally gotten his parents out of the room, and Teddy rushes in as Alex exclaims that he found whatever he was looking for, presumably a bleed of some kind. Teddy tells him to hop on and hold on as they go to the OR, and as they leave she yells for someone to page Cristina.
Cristina's busy, once again, in the on-call room with Hunt. Her pager goes off and she makes to go answer it when she sees that it is Teddy, but Hunt begs her not to go and points out that she has another resident. She looks torn while he continues to plead with her not to go and strokes her cheek. She looks like she's about to protest but doesn't let it cross her lips, and instead after a moment of hesitation she kisses him and drops the pager for some more sexy time.
Meanwhile, Teddy is frantically operating when Arizona comes in, and she explains that it's an aortic arch dissection, which just sounds incredibly bad even though I don't know exactly what that is. She explains that doctors can almost never catch them but that Alex may have done just that, which would be a miracle. She then wonders angrily where Cristina is, and Avery pipes up to remind her that he is available. She says nothing, and Reed comments that she's waiting for Cristina, as if he needed reminding. He tells Teddy that she's made it very clear he's not Cristina but that he is in fact there right now, and has good hands and can help. After a tense pause, Teddy sighs and has him come over since they only have 30 minutes before Brad croaks.