Who's the cutest baby in the world? Tuck, that's who. Bailey's helping him "walk" down the corridor as Meredith VO's: "There's this person in my head. She is brilliant, capable, she can do chest tubes and craniotomies, she can run a code without freaking out, she's a really good surgeon. Maybe even a great surgeon. She's me. Only SO much better." Bailey picks up Tuck and goes to see what the Chief has posted up on the bulletin board -- whatever it is, he says it's great for the hospital, but then sighs and asks if Cristina's going to have a problem with it. Bailey confirms this.
Mere's still in therapy and leads off with the line we saw in a million promos: "Every time Derek walks into a room, all I can think about is his tongue. In my mouth." Dr. Amy reiterates that she thinks about kissing Derek and Mere adds, "It's making surgery very difficult." Matter-of-factly she informs Dr. Amy that she needs "therapy tools" so that she can move on, but Dr. Amy just asks if she's sure she wants to move on. She claims she does, but her motivation is another clinical trial surgery that day that needs her attention, as opposed to her wanting to be over him just to be over him. Their fifth patient is coming in and she explains that they've learned a lot from the first four, but they haven't saved anyone yet. Dr. Amy tells her that the only way to stop fantasizing about Derek is to remind herself of the reality of the situation: He's with Rose. "Powerful stuff, reality," Dr. Amy adds smarmily. Seems even Meredith's own therapist thinks it's dumb for them not to be together.
Pausing to chant, "He's with Rose, he's with Rose," to herself, Meredith makes it into the room to meet her patient, Santiago from Friday Night Lights. Okay, so his name is Darren here, but FNL is a show I hold very dear so it's hard to separate and easier to just keep up with that name. As evidenced by the presence of an army doctor, Santiago is a soldier. Santiago's father is there too. The docs explain everything to them, and Derek mentions the risk. At this, another soldier arrives at the door to say that Santiago survived two tours of Afghanistan, so he knows risk. He salutes the army doctor and Santiago's father, but Santiago seems thrown for a loop and tries to keep his composure. His friend, Todd, explains that Santiago's dad called him. (Todd, incidentally, is played by David Giuntoli who, it appears, was on Road Rules.)