Owen stomps around the halls, looking for Cahill, but he runs right unto Cristina. He has no time for her, but she begs him to listen. She asks if it's true about the liquidation -- THIS is the deal he made. "It's the deal YOU made," he says, when she and Derek and the rest of them all fucked him over. Cristina finally admits to him: "We're trying to buy the hospital." Owen is, to say the least, intrigued.
Meanwhile, Meredith is in the middle of making her pitch to Webber. He tells her he's good for $3 million -- it's everything he has, but he is IN. Aw, Richard. Meredith tells him it's not his money they need (though, seriously, they'll take it if they need to). They need his expertise. When she finally tells him that they're short $175 million, he just starts laughing. So does she. He stops. "It's not really funny, is it?" No, she says, not really. You know, I rag on this show for a lot of its tropes, but the fact that they have brought Meredith Grey from being my least favorite character on this show to my most favorite character is really something.
Cristina finishes up telling Hunt the whole sordid tale, including the part where they couldn't tell him because he might have been sued or gone to prison. "Please trust me," she says, "I was trying to protect you." He tells her she doesn't need to protect him, and while it looks at first like he's storming out, he's actually off to the board to tell them about the competing bid and maybe stall the sale. Cristina sounds the BAD IDEA alarm, but he says she needs to trust him too.
Avery and Stephanie are working together on that rhinoplasty, while Stephanie gently prods him with questions about Boston. He tells her he's not doing Boston. Catherine wouldn't want to win that way anyway. But he does figure it's time to start looking somewhere else. He asks where she's looking, then says they could end up near each other, "which wouldn't be the worst thing in the world." Stephanie tries to keep her crush under control even though all she can see of his face at this point are those insane blue eyes, and that is enough, trust me.
Alex and Jo. Tumor kid. Post-surgery. Jo joins Alex in explaining the super-gusy details of Phil's demise, but when the kids asks them to tell him more, Jo gets emotional and flees. Alex tracks her down, and she's all, "I can't leeeeeave you!" She's really inflating his ego with this "I can never find another job as good as this or a mentor as good as you" stuff.