The crowd watching the ping pong match has grown to where the hallway is filled with doctors we've never seen before nor will ever see again. Alex walks up to Princess and she tells him that it's the final point, advantage Smash. She's so confident that she challenges Alex to go double or nothing and like Derek goading Smash into the game in the first place, she's able to get Alex to agree. As soon as he does, they have a ferocious volley and Smash wins the game. Derek is, as always, a poor loser and tries to immediately start another game but Smash dances around and crows that he won, he's in on the surgery the next day, and Derek better call and get him on Ramsey's service or else he'll... he again realizes that he's caught up in a not-so-smart career move and immediately apologizes again and thanks Derek for the opportunity. Derek tells him they are playing one more game, but this time he's playing with his dominant hand. I've got to admit, when he first picked up the paddle I thought to myself that I didn't think he was left-handed, but then I forgot about it. Now that we know that he isn't actually left-handed it makes his play that much more impressive. Which again begs the question, how did all of these doctors get so skilled at ping pong??
Alex is really unhappy that he owes Princess $1000 and tries to put her off, but she dances around him and says she'll walk to the ATM with him to get the cash. The hospital must have special High-Yield ATMs that dispense drug-deal-sized piles of cash unlike regular old pesky ones with things like limits.
Richard has retreated back to his House of Horrors again and Mere walks in with the hairball in a jar, calling it too cool to go to medical waste. She's sad at the idea of Richard throwing all of these weird specimens away, but he explains that when he looks at each of them, he sees a holiday or vacation or the like that he missed with Adele. He says that everything he sees there reminds him of his failures. Mere looks heartbroken for him but he pulls himself out of his funk and changes the subject to the settlement. Now it's Mere's turn to reflect sadly, and she calls the settlement "blood money" since her sister is dead. (Which does make me wonder -- do Lexie's and Mark's families also get a settlement or is that just for the four survivors? I wonder if we'll ever find that out.) Richard tells her it's a good thing, and asks, "Haven't you suffered enough?" Mere tosses it back to him and asks, "Haven't you?" TouchÃ©.