The three of them go in to Eric's room where Derek explains that his brain is continuing to swell and the longer they put off surgery the worse it will get. He isn't happy that Eric seems pleased to hear this. Derek again advises surgery and Eric asks if he's seen the inside of a maximum-security prison; when Derek shakes his head Eric points out that this is a way better place to die and he looks right at Meredith as he adds, "in good company." Derek turns and orders the girls to watch him and that as soon as he is unconscious, they will operate. Eric can't believe they can do that but Cristina explains that when he is unconscious and can't make sound medical decisions, they just need two-doctor consent to operate. Eric loses some of his cool and screams that he's going to be dead in five days anyway. He appeals to Mere for help and asks if they'd fix a broken TV before throwing it out. Mere quietly tells Derek it's a good point, but Derek will be damned if he lets Eric cheat the system.
Callie is meeting her patient, Chuck -- a guy who has an infection after having elective surgery performed in Hong Kong. His brother Gary is with him and the two won't stop bickering -- Gary thinks that having the surgery was insane but Chuck angrily insists that short people would do this kind of thing. What he did was have his legs lengthened, and he couldn't find anyone in the States to do it. Gary explains for us that this means breaking his bones and then stretching him so that the bones pull apart. Callie has heard of it but doesn't perform the controversial procedure herself, and we see why when she asks to take a look -- he's got huge oozing, infected-looking wounds in both legs with all sorts of pins and things sticking out. It's up there on the gross-o-meter.
Bailey and Richard are doing their morning meeting with Mrs. Prescott, who is understandably anxious that they have not yet heard from UNOS. They have Alex in constant contact, and Mrs. P is wondering how long they have to wait. Always helpful, Sadie jumps in to say that since his blood type is O-positive it shouldn't be too difficult. But Bailey glares at her and then says that because of all of his transfusions, Jackson has other antibodies that are hard to match, so they have to just wait and see. Richard assures her they will do everything to help Jackson and they all disperse, but Bailey calls Sadie to her. She informs her, "You're squirrelly," and goes on to say that she doesn't trust her in the hospital at all, much less with her patient. From now on if Sadie wants to say anything, she must raise her hand and be called upon. Sadie thinks she is kidding but gets the patented stone-faced look we all know so well and raises her hand to ask if it's a joke. Bailey replies, "Do I look like I'm laughing." Oh, Sadie, everyone learns quickly not to mess with Bailey. Especially twerps that cut themselves open for fun.