Back with the two Bitter Bearers of Good News, they grouse about everyone living and not needing surgery. Cristina divides up the remaining ten notifications and tells Alex they'll each take five. It appears they're trying everything to cut down on the long hours spent making people happy. She orders him, "Get in, get out. No smiling, no hugging, no letting them cry. Just be quick about it." They then each accuse each other of being slow (though this wasn't ever really touched on until this very moment) and sprint in opposite directions in a race to see who can finish first. We cut back and forth between their clinical, speedy explanations, and the scenes are spliced so quickly that their voices run over the images of each other. It's a nice touch showing how droning and similar this job is for both of them. Every one of their patients look confused after they get their diagnoses. Alex explains, "We're not going to amputate your leg." Cristina tells another lucky soul, "You get to keep your kidneys. Congratulations." She can't avoid all of the hugs, and those, combined with the number of "Congrats" she has to deliver, are sending her into an ever more foul mood. As the two continue to race each other to jaunty music, George does racing of his own with his pack of shockers running behind him.
Meredith is still interviewing potential roommates and this time has three at once, including Blondie from earlier. She asks what their favorite bands are. Blondie says Queen (nice choice, Blondie), the guy says Twisted Sister (because they've just encountered a rip in the space/time continuum and it's apparently 1985 again), and Meredith just gets up and leaves. Twisted Sister tries in vain to defend himself with the "there's no right answer" line, but she mutters, "The Go-Go's, Duran Duran, The Eurythmics... " This frantic Montage of Interns is brought to an end with the long beep of flat-lining, and George must call a time of death.
Meredith is staring at Allison, who is lying in bed, unconscious, with every imaginable tube and wire attached to her body and a bandage around her head. McDreamy comes by to report that they've called every hospital, but so far no one with a bitten member has come in for treatment. She asks if Allison has family, but unfortunately she's all alone. Her parents are deceased and she moved to Seattle just three weeks earlier. "Welcome to the city," McDreamy says. He asks Meredith if she's okay. She gives a really unconvincing no, but escapes further questioning by saying she has to do something and fleeing the room.