After the break, our Gang of Five is undeterred. Meredith says if Crest wants experience, they can get Webber. Cristina suggests getting the guy who's actually doing the job now. Meredith reminds her that they can't tell Owen, but Cristina rightly observes that it doesn't really matter now. She goes off to find him, while Meredith volunteers to go back to Seattle Grace and procure Richard. They're going to have to pull this off before Crest leaves for Dubai in three hours.
Webber and Bailey are performing the vascular surgery together when a call comes into the room: Meredith Grey is in the lobby for Webber. Bailey is shocked that Webber is taking the meeting, and after he leaves, she fumes to Brooks about everything Meredith Grey is taking from her today. Brooks finally pipes up that Meredith gave them this fix their performing. "She doesn't even work here anymore and she's still out there trying to help her patients." Bailey (rightly) upbraids Brooks for sharing details of a patient with a non-employee. Brooks: "She cares." Ohhh, does Bailey take umbrage with that. "I'm the heart of this damn hospital!" she fumes.
Owen, April, and Smash are performing their very awkward surgery. Smash is being incredibly immature and pissy, pivoting off of the uncertainty of Hunt's non-guarantee that this surgery will work into uncertainty of any of Hunt's claims being true. Smash is basically being like, "You're a LIAR and you made Daddy leave us!" Finally, when Owen says if it doesn't work, they'll try again in six months. "BUT WE WON'T BE HERE IN SIX MONTHS," Smash practically cries. Owen initially brushes off the rumor, once April tells him, but when he assures the room that Pegasus IS buying the hospital and nobody's going anywhere, Smash straight up says, "You're lying!" Smash thinks Hunt is whitewashing, ultimately unveiling the part about Pegasus liquidating the hospital. Owen is stunned, particularly when Smash said this came from Cahill's own mouth. Owen excuses him from surgery -- April seems to get the severity of the situation and offers to take over -- and heads out to find Cahill. Smash snots that Owen lied and then ran away. "He didn't lie," April says, omitting the "you idiot" part. "He didn't know."