After all that, Alex seems as macho as a puppy dog in a bandana when Lucy sees him sitting on the stoop of his trailer in the parking lot, drinking a beer. He offers her one and she takes it and sits down, but once she sits she asks if his plan was really to sit in his trailer and wait for her to walk by because he finds her charming and hot. Girlfriend, I'm sure he finds you hot, but you need to rethink your definition of "charming." Alex stutters when he denies this and so she takes advantage and pounces, announcing that she intimidates him, which is probably why he hasn't made a move. Wasn't inviting her out a couple of times making a move? And didn't she shoot him down unceremoniously? She seems determined to not remember that. I hate when TV does this -- girls like this are always depicted like we're supposed to find them strong and charming and awesome, when in reality they're just bitchy and mean. Regardless, she sits down next to him and tells him that he's forcing her to make the move, and they kiss. She can't even leave it at that, though, and interrupts herself to ask, "Was I right?" Unfortunately, like Bailey before him, he seems into it. Yuck.
When April gets to the sofa, bowl of popcorn in hand and despair on her face, it's the last straw to find Avery and April already there and making out. She pauses only for a moment before stomping over, yanking their legs out of the way, and sitting down. They are surprised and ask, "Do you mind?" but they're messing with a girl who is both bummed and kind of embarrassed, and that's given her the strength to at least stand up to her horny roommates. She tells them that if this were her she might want to make out in private, and both Lexie and Avery seem to think she might still be kidding until she pointedly starts to turn up the volume on the TV. They finally get up and go upstairs and she sits down to watch From Here To Eternity and mope about the ornery little man she could be cuddling with right now.
Meredith starts her voiceover, reminding us that the theme of the hour was protocol, and questioning if it's better to follow it or not. Hey, remember Owen? Hot redheaded Army surgeon? He's still on this show, who knew? We'd barely seen him for so long that I'd forgotten about him. He gets home to find Cristina so excited about her surgery that she ordered pizza for dinner instead of their usual dry cereal. She talks about how she's sure she'll get Chief Resident but finally notices the look on his face and pauses; he tells her that Richard gave him the task of choosing the next Chief Resident. Cristina is stoked for one moment until she realizes this means she'll never get it, since everyone would think Owen was picking favorites. She starts to moan and freak out and can't believe that Owen is so calm as to be able to eat pizza at a time like this.