Fresh off the news that she's infertile, Addison ends up helping to deliver the surrogate's baby, and then puts all of the potential mothers and fathers in their places so that they remember that the two lives are important. Mother and baby ultimately end up alive and well, and the surrogate is going to let all the would-be parents be a part of the baby's life. And as for the motley group of doctors there, it turns out they all have complicated friendships, lives, and loves just like they do up in Seattle; it's just that the weather is sunnier. As Addison leaves, she's offered the conveniently empty ob/gyn office they have available, and she ponders it while flirting with super-hot Tim Daly. Back up North with the dysfunctional doctors we know and love, things are rocky. Crush goes into surgery, and they discover that she can speak three additional languages. The surgery is successful and her bleeding is stopped, but she is heartbroken to realize that she didn't regain any of her memories. Alex is there the whole time, however, and helps her through it even though he can't seem to maintain any semblance of a normal relationship with anyone for whom he has feelings. Speaking of non-normal romances, Burke and Cristina move forward with the wedding plans. He seems to be getting worried about the fact that she meant it when she said she didn't want a big wedding, and along with Mama being around and buzzing in his ear all the time, he finally snaps. He sends the mothers away, Cristina finds a dress, and they somehow both end up unexpectedly happy and calm. I'm sure that will be temporary. Izzie assures Callie that she's fine being in a wedding with her, but then breaks down with George and basically begs him not to leave the hospital, which ends in them making out. But the worst news is saved for last: Susan's complications continue to get worse, until they need to rush her into surgery. Meredith has the task of having to tell her father that his wife is dead, and he responds by slapping her and basically blaming her for what happened. She copes by doing tequila shots with Izzie and Alex later, which Derek sees them doing from the window; he ends up walking away instead of going inside. So just when it looked like Meredith's life was finally starting to come together and be a little bit happy, it begins to fall apart again just about as horribly as possible.
If all of the establishing shots are to be believed, this show is taking place, oh, approximately six blocks from my apartment where I am currently writing this recap. There's something kind of weird about that, that's for sure.
Francie and Addie are sitting in what looks like the reception area. Addison is still in shock over the infertility bomb that was just dropped, and is sort of mumbling in disbelief to the room at large. Francie just checks her watch, and as Addison mumbles about, "what the dream would be if I couldn't have my dream," she answers imploringly, "Empty office... " Addie finally snaps out of it and asks what they're doing, since she thought they were doing lunch. Francie informs her that they're doing what she does when she gets depressed, and asks Addie what time she has. Addison is back to mumbling, trying to tell herself that not only is she okay with the results, but that it's actually a good thing. It's quite unconvincing. Amy then walks in and takes a seat, asking what time it is. Addison comments, "You people are obsessed with time," and looks at her nails while the other two stare at the door. One of them comments, "here he comes," and they suddenly look busy with magazines. My screen is then filled with a naked male torso with some of the biggest nipples ever, and though I gather from their reactions that I'm supposed to be all hot and bothered, I'd really just like him to put on a shirt. But Francie and Amy practically lick their lips while staring at Piz, and he clearly loves the attention and takes a moment to lovingly wax his board. Not like that, you sickos, he's really using wax on the surfboard that he's carrying! I'd like to take a moment, as a SoCal native and resident of Santa Monica, to say that this is absolutely what takes place in all offices in this town and for that matter, anywhere near a beach. Amy tells him to have a good surf, and he heads out for his surf/lunch break. As Francie sighs, Addison laughs at them and says they should be ashamed. But Francie just tells her to admit she feels better, and as she's saying it to someone who spent months drooling over her hot intern, I think she doesn't have much right to judge them. (Well, except that Alex is far better looking.) Amy adds that there will be another show in an hour. "And it's WET!"
Back up in Seattle, Crush is asking Derek what's up with her brain bleeding and them just noticing now. (A fairly valid question.) He tells her it could be either from the accident or it could be a result of one of the surgeries. She calls him on holding some information out of his answer, so he takes a breath and tells her she is going to have to be awake during the surgery, and that it's fairly dangerous. I'd think that it went without saying that any surgery on one's brain is dangerous, but I guess this is even more than usual. She asks him if she might potentially get her memory back, and he cautiously tells her that there is a chance, but it's a long shot. Unfortunately, she's already too excited at the idea.