Outside Seattle Grace, Cahill meets with Roberta Thompson, and things are very serious. Roberta talks obliquely about how she didn't think it would happen this way. She's going to convene a meeting of the board this afternoon, and she'd like Cahill to be there to break the news. Uh oh. She asks if Cahill's told Dr. Hunt. Cahill: "What? That Pegasus is buying his hospital for parts, liquidating its assets, and shutting it down? No, not yet." I appreciate the thoroughness of the exposition, Cahill, I really do. She's clearly not happy about it, but as Roberta reminds her, it's a deal and they desperately needed a deal. They walk into the hospital, and we see none other than Brooks has been on the other side of a pillar this whole time. How very Rome, hiding behind pillars and such to eavesdrop on the plans! On top of that, she's got Meredith on the phone.
After the break, Meredith has already broken the news to the Five. Callie is despondent that her bright idea is now going to cost everyone their jobs. Derek and Arizona try to talk her down, but Meredith says that IS actually what's happening, from Cahill's own mouth. Derek says their meeting with Crest is their only hope, and the group decides that they really have to nail the presentation. Which means, says Callie, not just handing him a packet filled with "Stan's boring crap." She makes sure Stan knows she meant no offense. "None taken," Stan says amiably. "It's interesting to me!" STAN! I love Stan. I also love that these five teachers-pet doctors have all come up with a plan to save the day, and that plan is to study their asses off, internalize every facet of the pitch, and blow Crest away with their smarts.
Back at the hospital, Brooks just told Bailey, and Bailey is floored. She tells Brooks she can't tell anybody else, lest she cause a panic. Brooks is confused by the reaction, since just this morning, Bailey called Seattle Grace a sinking ship. Obviously Bailey's like, "I didn't think it would actually sink." Like, obviously, Brooks. Did you expect Bailey to start doing the Grace Adler "Told You So" dance? Bailey once again tells Brooks to keep her mouth shut.
So obviously, next time we see Brooks, she's already told all the other interns, and freaking out is happening. Well, some of them are. The Other One is being pissy and refusing to believe Brooks "just because you got a kicky little haircut." Hi, The Other One, we already covered the haircut. Catch up, please. Smash is, not surprisingly, the most emotionally fragile. Second-most fragile -- and this IS a surprise -- is Stephanie, who brings up how Jackson might go to Boston. Jo snaps at her to not be that girl who goes and follows her not-even-boyfriend across the country. Don't be Felicity, basically. Jo is, of course, projecting, because she's freaking out just as much about Alex. Stephanie protests that she's not that girl but her eye goes right to Jackson across the room. He's conferencing with Webber and Alex, having just told Alex their theory about the Five. Well, Webber's theory. Avery thinks it makes every bit of sense that they won their big settlement and then quit. Webber says they're not that kind of people. Alex brats that they're exactly those kinds of people, only out for themselves. This because they're keeping a secret of him. He's a total prince, you guys. I TOTALLY get what everybody sees in him. He once again whines about not going to Hopkins. Webber's like, "Well, yeah, THAT was a mistake." The guys head over to the interns' table in time to hear Brooks order the others not to say anything. Webber's like, "About what?"