At the hospital, things have suddenly gone very wrong for Holly. As the alarms all ring and Cristina works on her, Mere is in the hall with Frank and Kathleen and warns them that the graft on her artery is leaking, and they should go say goodbye to her before they rush her into surgery. Mere thinks they don't understand just how serious and urgent the situation is but Kathleen just says that Holly doesn't trust them like she does Mere and asks Mere to please take care of her. Holly then crashes and Mere has to run in and help as Cristina prepares to crack her chest. As they work, she sees the blinds are still open and Frank and Kathleen are watching, horrified, so she calmly has someone pull them closed to save them having to watch their daughter possibly die.
We then hear about, rather than see, what happened: twelve days later, the surgeons are all gathered in a meeting and review Holly's case. Owen goes to each doctor in turn to get the story which is that shit got real, she went into cardiac arrest a few times, but the awesome doctors brought her back and repaired the graft. She's now doing great and Teddy recommends that she is ready to go home. Derek, Callie and Mark all sign off too, so Owen turns to Bailey to get her okay as relates to general surgery. Bailey is of course too emotional to speak and while for some this seems really awkward, Callie smiles at her. Derek pushes over a box of tissues and tells Owen that she signs off too. Owen announces that Holly will continue therapy but surgically, she's okay to go home. He thanks everyone and gives special recognition to Mere; they all applaud and then Richard turns to give Owen his due as well. Owen is a little embarrassed but still happy, especially when he looks up and sees that Cristina is clapping for him too. But he has to turn away to shake someone's hand and when he looks back, she is already gone. Baby steps, Owen.
Mere goes and sits with Holly, who asks kind of nervously for confirmation that she has good parents. Mere tells her honestly that they seem to be kind of amazing, coming every day and just waiting in case Holly wanted to see them. Mere admits that if this were her daughter she'd want to grab her and never let go, but Frank and Kathleen have given her space and tried to understand the situation. She suggests that Holly try talking to them the way she talks to Mere. With that, they appear and announce that the car is packed. Holly gets in the wheelchair but as they are about to leave, her dad grabs the purple bunny and calls that they don't want to leave it behind. She agrees, but then with an encouraging nod from Mere she admits that the bunny reminds her of everything she missed out on. When Frank looks sad she immediately tries to take it back but her mom tells her firmly that it's totally fine, they can leave it, and with that they wheel her out. Holly turns and gives Meredith a rather wistful look goodbye, but Mere smiles like she knows she will now be okay.