George drops off the forms, alphabetized and divided by department, and as he leaves the Chief reminds Adele that he's delegating and he didn't have to lift a finger. She congratulates him on his progress and he thanks her happily. George is beginning to realize he was just a pawn. He thinks a moment and then asks to have a word with the Chief alone. Adele leaves and as the door closes he yells, "I gave up a major surgery today! And all my friends think I'm a brown-nosing perv." Stuttering, he explains that it was worth it because he thought the Chief really understood him, but that he's not so cool with being used so he can get back together with Adele. He goes on to say that he doesn't know if one can really quit something that isn't a real thing, but that regardless, he quits his job as Chief's Intern. He goes to leave but Richard stops him. He says that he really does see how hard he works. He admits that the Chief's Intern isn't a real job, but that he would like it to be.
Mere stands over Santiago and gives the nurse some orders. When the nurse asks if she wants to be relieved she says she's fine to stay up and sits down next to his bed. Outside, Bailey passes Mark slumped in a chair in the hallway.
Something clearly went wrong in the meantime as back in Santiago's room they are using the paddles on him. Bailey passes by Mark again.
And then Meredith is sitting with Santiago's father, who has his chin in his hands. Todd walks up and says that he knows his being there makes him uncomfortable, but that he was trained to not leave a man when he's down and adds, "Our man is down." Mere tries to interrupt him but all the time alone has clearly given him time to work out what he needs to say. Todd adds that they both love Santiago, and that all he wants to know is how he's doing. At that, his father turns up with tears running down his face, and Todd reels, breathing, "Oh God."
Hahn explains to Kyra that Alex saved her life but that the risk that she was exposed to infection is too great and they can't give her the heart. But she'll be at the top of the list to receive the next one available. She starts to freak out that that's not enough. Look, obviously I have no idea how she feels. I can only imagine how horrible it would be to go without human physical contact for months. But on the other hand, if he hadn't done what he did, she would be DEAD and that would really mean less human contact. So the panicking anew is just a little much for me to bear. My heart is cold and black.