Taye and Amy are walking down the hall and he lets her know that Paul, formerly known as Mr. Flaccid, has a hormone imbalance which is what has been affecting his sex drive. He still wants sex and just can't do anything about it. Hmm, sounds like my social life sometimes. They're going to run more tests to find out what and how serious it is, and she deduces it might be a while until he can help Ms. Horny "take the edge off." Taye advises her to try out swimming, which is easier on the knees, and Amy laughs. Because being sexually frustrated and unfulfilled is funny stuff!
Addie wanders into Tim's office, appropriately decorated with jars of exotic herbs and whatnot lining the walls, and announces, "So, you're the quack." He defends that he went to med school, is a licensed herbalist and spent five years in China studying alternative medicine. With his decidedly Abercrombie and Fitch wardrobe, I'm surprised that he's admitting all that since it makes him seem much older than I think he wants his wardrobe to make someone believe. He challenges her to come in and has her lie down on the table to prove he's not a quack. Hmm, there's some things I'd like to have him prove to me while I'm lying on a table... no, Lauren! Thoughts on the recap! She says she's not taking her clothes off, which I guess is a perfectly valid personal choice, but he points out he didn't ask her. Once she's down, he takes her hand and starts massaging it and feeling around. From that, he can tell she has tension in her shoulders and above one eye, caused by her blocking some "serious emotion." Without warning, he picks something up and taps her face -- voila! It's an acupuncture needle now sticking delicately out of her skin. She's protesting, which I would be too if someone did that to me with no warning, but he laughs it off and tells her it doesn't hurt and to stop saying "Ow." He then leaves her there to breathe, and warns her she'll experience a rush of emotion -- her psychic pain being released. She looks doubtful, even more so with needles all over her face like she's a really good looking and non-evil Pinhead. Naturally, because she's our plucky heroine who has been trying not to let her guard down, she protests that she's not feeling anything but her face eventually crumbles and she starts to cry against her will. She announces, "I hate L.A.!"
Meredith is sitting on a bench outside the hospital studying when Derek finds her and asks about Susan. She assures him she'll be fine and when he points out that she should tell him, she said she would if it were serious, "In a very letting you in kind of way." It's already quite a difference from the sharing of every single detail of the week before -- girlfriend really needs to learn how to find a balance. She said it's weird, though, that she and her father are almost talking, but she seems upbeat and okay with it, which is a really nice breakthrough of the past three seasons. Which... well, we'll just deal with later events when they come up. She asks Derek about the trailer, and he admits it's freezing and offers to bring her dinner later. She calls him on using her for central heating, and he agrees it's for that and other things, but they smile at each other. I guess maybe they've just decided to forget about that pesky unfortunate sex-and-unhappiness of before as well.