Bailey knocks on the door of the on-call room and Mark answers sans clothes, half-hidden behind the door. He makes it about two-thirds hidden when he realizes her son is there too. She tells him that his nurse is no longer available for his 10AM surgery and would he like to reschedule? He asks for another nurse -- Kate -- and shuts the door. Giggling issues from the room. Bailey looks down at her file and then knocks on the door again, informing Dr. Torres that Mark would like to use the nurse scheduled for her surgery, and could she push it back a bit to accommodate both? When there's no answer but for the muffled sounds of people dressing hastily, Bailey bangs on the door and informs Callie that she knows she's in there. Callie pulls open the door, top off, pulling on her pants, to say that it's fine. She then drops her voice and sternly whispers, "Don't judge me, Bailey."
The residents -- sans Cristina -- are reading whatever it was that Richard put up on the board, wondering if she's seen it yet. They bicker about whether or not to take it down and how to hide it when Cristina walks up and asks what they were talking about. Izzie has made a quick move and thrown herself up against the board with her arm behind her head like an America's Next Top Model reject. She tries her best but Cristina gets wise and pushes her aside. She reads the bulletin and after a beat, says, "Good for him," and walks away. After a moment we all see that it's an article announcing that Burke's has won a prestigious award, the Harper Avery. Later when Izzie and Alex are in the break room, Izzie marvels over how cool it is that they know someone who won it -- clearly it's a Very Big Deal. Alex interrupts to ask if she can ask Meredith if Ava can move in for a couple of weeks. Izzie's face registers sheer panic as Alex explains that they're going to get their own place but he needs to save up for a deposit first. She's apparently going to leave her husband. I'll give Izzie this -- I assumed she was immediately just going to blurt out what she knew, but she didn't. Growth! She does tell Alex to wait, but before she can put her foot in her mouth he tells her that Ava is pregnant, that things are a mess but they're figuring them out. It's heartbreaking to see that underneath his nervous urgency there's actually a glimmer of excitement. He runs out before Izzie can say anything.
Hahn's got the entire circus in a patient's room and when she asks who wants to present, nearly every arm shoots up. The patient is Kyra, who desperately needs a heart transplant. Her antibody levels were so high they feared her body would reject any heart, so they bombarded her with chemotherapy to kill the antibodies. Since her immune system is so compromised, she's been living in a sealed-off, sterile environment -- a bubble. In the middle of all this Hahn notices that Cristina is not jumping to participate but rather staring into space. Snottily, she asks Cristina if she's boring her, and offers her the chance to go harvest hearts from cadavers for research. Cristina says she'd love to do it and leaves. Hahn tells the others, slightly less sarcastically than one would expect, that "there's no shame in grunt work." They all go in to meet Kyra. What they find is a woman having a panic attack, crying, moaning and begging them to get out. She says she was told it would be three weeks to get a heart, and it's now been eight. I realize we're supposed to be all sympathetic towards her but her emoting is so over the top that I found myself hoping someone would slap her a la Airplane. I'm not sure what this says about me as a person. Hahn tries to calm her, but can't make herself heard over Kyra's screaming. Eventually she puts her hand into a glove and manages to get Kyra to take her hand. Hahn looks her in the eye and tells her that they have a heart for her. Her panic turns to sobs of joy.