That night, the residents are at the airport bar as they all wait for flights off to more interviews. April wonders how she can be less herself, so Cristina takes her binders and dumps them in the bar trash can. April is horrified, but Cristina is probably doing the right thing for her. Alex walks up in a suit, much to Avery's amusement, but he defends that this is in case his flight gets delayed; he's not taking a chance now that he has an interview with Yale. He then takes off his suit coat and balls it up on the counter and I started to actually yell at TV that he has no clue, but Avery saves the coat and my voice and folds it up all neatly so that Alex doesn't turn up looking like a hobo. Mere walks up and joins them just as April and Avery leave for their gate. Alex decides to leave too, just to insure he doesn't miss his own flight. As Mere sits down, Cristina orders two tequilas. Aw, cheers to them and their tequila-soaked history. Overall, these two still have the best relationship on this show. They clink glasses and joke about picking up businessmen until Cristina's flight is called. As she's about to leave Mere calls after her and asks if she really wants to leave. Cristina answers matter-of-factly that they have been preparing for this moment for five years, and Mere really should want to go too." She thinks about this as she VOs that at some point you have to just let go and move on.
The next day, Meredith is sitting in front of a Dr. Goodwin, whose Harper Avery award is displayed prominently on her desk. She tells Meredith how interested she is after she got a call from Bailey recommending her. But before she goes on, she tells Mere she has to know how serious she is about the program and moving to Boston. Mere smiles at her and tells her she's extremely serious. "In fact, it's my top choice." Aha, and there we have the way in which they are going to be able to wrap up this season with lots of actors' contracts still up in the air for the next one. Clever, writers, very clever.
Lauren S is a writer and gal-about-town who lives and works in Atlanta, where the people watching at the airplane bars is magnificent. She wants everyone to know: "The views expressed in my recaps and anything else I might write on TWoP are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer."