The group then breaks up and heads in different directions: Cristina whispers sexily in Hunt's ear and Teddy watches, downcast, and then goes and grabs Avery to be her spite resident for the day. Arizona grabs Alex to work with her in peds, having heard that he's got a knack for it. Alex is suspicious, clearly not sure if he wants to be that guy yet, and Avery pounces on this and calls him a glorified babysitter. Arizona gets in Avery's face to assure him that it is a hardcore specialty, but while he's uncomfortable when Arizona is there, he still calls Alex a sucker. Lexie makes a tentative approach towards Mark, and tells him she heard Sloan got out of the hospital, but Mark doesn't show any sign of acting like an adult, and instead focuses on his blackberry. When Lexie asks if he's really not even going to look at her, he calls after Callie and walks off, leaving Lexie to yell after him, frustrated, that this is all really mature behavior. Honestly, this is ridiculous.
It turns out that Richard is there for a meeting with Derek and Jennings about his future. Jennings hands him an agreement that offers early retirement and pension in exchange for him losing his license and leaving immediately with no strings attached. Derek pompously announces that Richard isn't signing that and hands over his own contract, which says that Richard will voluntarily sign up for rehab, and that afterward once he has sobered up he can come right back to his job. Jennings hurriedly adds that this would be subject board approval, but does seem a bit deferential to Derek in his new position -- I guess we've finally found the person who actually responds to Derek's pompous confidence. Richard won't pick up the pen he is offered and instead just glares at them both and says he needs time to think. Derek is stunned and demands to know what there is to think about, because he knows everything in the entire world and he's spoken, so isn't that good enough to make up Richard's mind? Just then a nurse comes in and calls for the Chief; uncomfortably, both Derek and Richard answer her and she's incredibly embarrassed as she corrects that she needs Dr. Shepherd for a "situation." He leaves while Richard watches him go with sad eyes.
Derek is greeted in the hall by Meredith, Bailey and Dr. Warren all talking over each other at the same time. Either the nurse already briefed him or Derek has remarkable listening skills because he seems to get what happened, and after telling Meredith to check on the patient he calmly tells the other doctors that this is something that does happen and with any luck, the patient won't remember. Warren interprets that what he really means is that with any luck she won't sue, and Derek actually agrees with the blunt assessment.