Burke and McDreamy discuss Allison's recovery, which sounds surprisingly positive. If she fights the infection and wakes up (oh, is that all?) then she should be okay. Both men, however, still seem completely squicked out by their earlier find. Changing the subject, Burke invites Derek for drinks. He makes one of those I'm-joking-but-really-I'm-totally-not comments about wanting to learn why Derek would leave New York for Seattle. Derek replies genially, "It's a short story, actually. Your Chief of Surgery gave me an offer I couldn't refuse." Burke seems surprised and amused, but the second Derek leaves, so does his smile.
George is busy mocking an irate Cristina that as part of the code team, he "saves lives." Apparently that's how he gets through his disappointing lack of actual surgery. He continues to give her shit while she rifles through paperwork until she snaps, "Bambi, don't say another word until AFTER the hunter shoots your mother." He picks up his Treo and calmly tells her, "I don't like you." She finally vents, and we learn the root of her annoyance: "I have a BA from Smith, a Ph.D from Berkeley, and an MD from Stanford and I'm delivering lab results. It's going to take me all day to get to these." Do you find yourself short on oxygen up there on your high horse? Bailey hears her and tells her she'd better get on it, then. She also has a cherry for the top of Cristina's lab-results sundae -- Alex Karev is now another of Bailey's Merry Band of Whiny Interns, and Cristina needs to show him around. Alex introduces himself and says it's nice to meet her. Cristina: "The dude who called Meredith a nurse. Yeah, I hate you on principle." Alex: "And you're the pushy, overbearing kiss-ass. I hate you too." If only I didn't know where his heart would eventually lead him, I'd say these two were being set up as a wacky mismatched couple whose disdain ultimately turns to love. Or at least hot sex. George gets a page and takes off, merrily leading a band of running hospital staff into a patient's room. He's very proud as he declares, "I'm Doctor O'Malley, I'll be running this code. What do we got?" However, his confidence seems to slip a little as he watches them deliver a shock.