"Sometimes the answers we're looking for have been hiding just below the surface." Derek comes home and finds Mere sitting on the bed, looking rather like a miserable shell of herself. He doesn't seem to notice, though, and just tells her about his terrible day and how he was unable to write the proposal because he couldn't think of anything but her. He sits down and admits that he knows she wants to be involved but he can't have her be a part of it. Still, Mere doesn't look at him, nor does she react other than to give a tiny nod. But when he takes her hand she admits that Cristina blames her. "She hates me." There's not a whole lot to say to that, and Derek just gives her a hug.
"Other times, we find answers when we didn't even realize we were asking the question. Sometimes, the answers can catch us completely by surprise." Steve and Owen are out in the parking lot with Jackson as he works on a dummy. Cristina then walks out, happier and calmer than we've seen her, and Owen walks over to ask her to tell her about April's potential as a trauma surgeon (I guess he doesn't mind the heavy dose of crazy) and then asks about her day. Sounding more sure of anything since the shooting, more genuinely sure, she answers, "I quit!" Owen is stunned, and when he finally finds the power of speech he dismisses Jackson for the day. In a softer voice she admits that he was right, and she can still be a surgeon, but she just doesn't want to. As he mulls this over, seemingly horrified, she just stands calmly and basks in her decision. Mere wraps us up: "And sometimes, even when we find the answer we've been looking for... we're still left with a whole hell of a lot of questions."
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