I'll give you a moment to get some fresh, dry tissues, because you're going to need them. Teddy is finally done with Laura's surgery, and she cheerfully asks Cristina if she wants to close. Cristina tells her that April will take care of it, and calls up to her in the gallery. April is caught kind of unawares, but immediately agrees to do it and runs downstairs. Teddy is incredibly confused, especially when Cristina asks to speak to her privately.
The two go to the scrub room, where Teddy immediately asks Cristina if she is okay. Cristina turns to face her and starts to tell her about Henry's surgery, in a very professional manner: they thought they could do the surgery with the laser, but then they had to open him up. Teddy is really confused because Owen hadn't even told her that, but the penny still hasn't dropped just yet. Cristina then tells her about the tumor that had eroded Henry's pulmonary artery, and that she and Richard used extraordinary measures... it's at this moment that Teddy realizes what is happening, and tries to go into denial. Cristina just tells her that his heart couldn't tolerate it, and he did not survive the surgery, and she's sorry. Teddy gapes at her, not yet fully able to grasp how quickly her world is being torn apart. She asks, "You're saying... he's dead?" Cristina tells her yes, but Teddy then orders her to say it. She explains what I actually didn't know, but which makes perfect sense: the first thing doctors are taught when informing the family is that they have to say the words so that there is no doubt. She admits she never really understood why until this moment. She starts to cry, and tells Cristina that she needs her to say it. Calmly, with tears in her eyes, Cristina tells her, "Henry is dead." Teddy sucks in her breath, manages to thank Cristina, and then opens the door to leave but for a moment holds on to it like it's a lifeline. She then leaves, and Cristina's own tears finally spill down her own cheeks as she drops her face into her hands.
Morning arrives, as we can tell by the beautiful sunrise over Seattle and the sound of birds chirping. They'll quit that cheerful nonsense soon enough once they watch this episode. Owen finds Cristina sitting in the locker room and, realizing they are out of surgery, asks, panicky, where Teddy is. When Cristina tells him she doesn't know he realizes what happened and seems stunned that Cristina told her. Cristina snaps out of her daze and angrily tells him of course she did; when he tries to protest that it was his job to do it she cuts him off to angrily remind him that this isn't actually about him at all. She reminds him that she told Teddy because he forced her to go and work with her, talking, joking and basically lying, for hours. Owen starts to apologize but Cristina has no interest in hearing it and after a moment, adds that Teddy isn't going to want to hear it either. Owen, good and crushed, leaves.