April finds Owen and asks him if he's heard anything from Northwestern, and Owen tells her carefully that they found her resume impressive. When she starts gushing her relief, he interrupts and adds that she should still keep her options open. She has no idea what he's talking about so he admits that the guy told him they weren't sure if April was a match for them, "personality-wise." She's incensed that her personality should have anything to do with it if her resume is impressive but Owen has to take a call from a reporter and leaves her gaping in the hallway.
Mere watches from the gallery as Callie operates on Holly's arm, and she exclaims that the bone had to be broken at least three or four times for it to be in such bad shape. Bailey can't handle the thought and asks Callie to talk about something else, surprising all of the other docs in the room. It's true that this is not the tough Bailey we know and love but on the other hand, we haven't seem much of that Bailey in a while and this whole subject would understandably be distressing to any parent. I can sort of understand their surprise but not the level of their surprise. Bailey just adds that no one knows what a patient's subconscious hears during surgery, so they should maybe talk about something other than "every parent's worst nightmare." If patients do absorb what they hear I bet there are a lot of soap opera writers and romance novelists that come out of the Seattle Grace operating rooms. Mark seems to think it's weird but changes the subject by announcing, to Avery's dismay, that he has an interview coming up at UCLA. (U-C-L-A Fight! Fight! Fight!) Mark is quick to add that this is a great reflection on his skills as a teacher, especially as UCLA is a top ten program. (Go Bruins!) Avery can't stand the conversation but Bailey is relieved to have something to talk about other than Holly's hideous life in captivity.