We join Lexie right after she's told Gretchen, who is in full meltdown at the news. Lexie tries to be calm as she tells her that sometimes complications do arise but Gretchen has hit her breaking point. She starts screaming at Lexie that the doctors talked them in to doing this surgery in the first place by promising it would be okay. Pete is also scared but is calmer, and asks Lexie what exactly she is saying. Gretchen jumps in to yell that their daughter who started the day perfectly healthy sharing three kidneys with her sister now has none. Do we all not see the solution here? I feel like even Pete could have suggested it at this point. But he is too worried and just asks Lexie rather desperately if Brandi is going to be okay. It looks like it's breaking her heart a little to admit that they don't know yet.
A new patient is brought in for Teddy and April asks hopefully if Cristina is scrubbing in this time; simultaneously, she and Teddy both answer, "No." Cristina is resigned to her role and waits until Teddy tells her to start over once again. April heaves a sigh.
Mere gets back in time for the next surgery, as promised, and when Ben asks her how lunch was she brags that she was able to get a sandwich, see her daughter, see her husband, watch some of the once-in-a-lifetime (this should have been some sort of drinking game) surgery and be back in time for her own work. Ben thinks she has it all, and she agrees. Bailey, finishing up the surgery, tries to get them to stop and then announces she's ready to close. Ben, his maturity level sinking by the moment, says he'd say they should grab a drink to celebrate but she has no room for joy in her life. Ben, I love you. Don't make me regret that. Bailey's had enough, and she starts in on one of her patented rants: She just wants to focus in the workplace and she does focus, like a laser, so she doesn't make mistakes like all of her sex-obsessed colleagues. But just as she brags that she is neither sloppy nor careless, one of the nurses says they can't find a sponge. Bailey can't hear her on account of all of her self-righteousness drowning everything else out. Finally, they manage to cut into her speech and tell her that the only place they haven't looked is inside the patient. Ben can't help but give her a very pointed look about her lack of mistakes.