Mere walks in the door of her house with Zola strapped to her chest, carrying armfuls of donated baby gear. She sweetly welcomes Zola to her new home and tells her about the house they are building while she walks through the house, turning on lights and calling for Derek. She tells Zola that they had a big plan to have a lullaby from Malawi playing when they brought her home so that she'd feel at home, but obviously that got scrapped and Mere can't remember any lullaby right now. Derek is nowhere to be found, nor are any of the other inhabitants. She goes into Alex's room and finds it empty, per her orders, but she's obviously sad and maybe wishes she hadn't been so rash now that she and Zola are alone. She tells the baby how glad she is that she is there, and that the two of them are a team, and tough, and will figure everything out and be okay. And while she's devastated inside she keeps it totally together and upbeat for the baby, displaying a maturity that I think will never cease to surprise me.
One relationship now seriously in jeopardy; one to go. Cristina trudges up the stairs to her apartment, and she looks like walking death. This is where Sandra Oh is just amazing -- despite knowing just how much Cristina doesn't want anything to do with this baby it's still an awful and tough situation, and she looks like death and radiates grim exhaustion. Owen has been working at the table and when he looks up at her, she asks softly how much he loves her. He laughs like maybe this is a game but assures her he loves her very much, so Cristina asks him to remember that when she tells him that she made an appointment to terminate the pregnancy. At first, he's stunned beyond words, and she tells him she's sorry if it upsets him but she can't talk any more about it. She wants to go lie down but he finally finds his voice and begins to yell at her that this is a marriage, a partnership, and she can't make this kind of decision without him. She looks ill and keeps grabbing at her head -- I wondered for a moment if this season's cliffhanger might be her collapsing with some crazy undiagnosed disease, but I'll reassure you now that doesn't happen. Owen keeps yelling about making sacrifices and doing things for each other, but Cristina finally yells back that this isn't like making a compromise on what to have for dinner; you don't give a little on a baby. Finally, she hollers, "I am saying no!" He nods and turns away, then finally turns back to her and orders her out. She's appalled as she thinks this is because she is denying him a baby but, so he has to explain that it's actually because she denied him a part of the decision and therefore a part of their marriage. She winds up for an indignant comeback but he just yells again for her to get out.