Elsewhere, Avery and Stephanie are turning the corner, Jackson not paying attention to the fact that Dr. Webber and his mother are walking towards them. HI DEBBIE ALLEN! I have missed you! Remember when I made that video compilation of you on So You Think You Can Dance? Remember how we laughed? Anyway, Catherine Avery decided to put on ALL the mascara this week. Webber is trying to signal that Stephanie should make her escape now before it's too late, and Jackson spots his mother just in time to shove his ladyfriend out of the path of this particular oncoming train. Catherine has more pressing matters to discuss anyway. Now that Richard has told her about the state of affairs at Seattle Grace, she thinks it's time for Jackson to return to Boston. She's already been on him to take more of an active role in the Harper Avery foundation. And if the choices in Seattle are stay and work for a shitty Pegasus hospital or have the hospital go under altogether, then ... Richard interjects here, in fact moving to Jackson's side physically, saying that the hospital is NOT going to close. He starts down the road of some kind of "When the going gets tough, men like him and Jackson stay and fight or some such. Jackson, knowing a life preserver when he sees one, says he agrees wholeheartedly with "Richard." Catherine does not appreciate this new show of solidarity one bit.
The Other One is carrying out Owen's orders, asking Jo to postpone a pediatric tumor-removal surgery until tomorrow. Jo then joins Alex, who asks her if she's got such-and-such labs done, which she hasn't yet. He rolls his eyes, and she's smart enough to know right away that he's pissed about her going out on a date last night. Alex denies it and claims he's stressed because of the billion cases Arizona left him with, then grumbles that he should've gone to Johns Hopkins when he had the chance. Okay, awesome. Regular awful Alex is one thing, but I'm SO GLAD we get bratty, self-pitying Alex this week.
Meanwhile, the Seattle Grace Five are sitting in the lobby of a Crest Capital, a very fancy office building, going over last-minute presentation prep. It reminds me, intentionally I'm sure, of the mornings before finals, when you and your friends would convene and try to cram any and all last-minute knowledge into your brains. They're dividing up who does what section -- Callie doesn't want to sweat her way through the closing, so Derek agrees to -- and stressing because this thing was supposed to start a half hour ago. Callie exposits that this Crest guy is a billionaire, "One of his minutes are worth 40 of ours." They congratulate Stan the Money Manager on getting them the meeting in the first place, which is just an excuse for Stan to exposit on Julian Crest, billionaire investor, mobile technology financier, looking to gain a foothold in medical tech. He's very optimistic. Meredith takes a phone call, from Brooks back at Seattle Grace. It looks like this is not the first time. Cristina's like, "Who?" Meredith: "Mousy." Cristina gives her shit for breaking her no-contact rule, but Meredith, as ever, very plainly and calmly explains why the rules don't apply to her. I'm only having fun, obviously Meredith's just being a good doctor and making sure her patients are in good hands, but she does that thing with her tone of voice a lot, and it's pretty funny. Anyway, Crest will see them now, much to Cristina's annoyance, since she just got the bagel she asked for.