Bailey is ready to leave for the night but when she tries to say goodnight to Eli he declares that he wants to go home with her, and his tone makes it sound like she doesn't have a choice. Look, I don't think we're supposed to think Eli is an asshole -- I think he's supposed to be the super hot nurse who figures out how to break down Bailey's emotional defenses. Maybe it's this guy's acting style? But his bossy, domineering manner makes me yearn for Bailey to put him in his place like she could do so well and so easily. I can tolerate a fairly high level of barbarian but everything he does rubs me the wrong way, especially because he's dealing with Bailey, who I love. She's surprised at his reaction and explains that she has her son with her but Eli just quips that he can meet her son; he doesn't bite. When she tries to tell him it's not the right time he lectures her that this is a relationship and they need to lean on each other when things get bad, which is a lesson that shouldn't hurt her son. Bailey is now rubbing her aching head like Cristina was earlier -- ah, now I know what that is! It's an outbreak of Difficult Relationship Problemitis. He adds that if she can't see all of that, this might not be the relationship for him. He promises to be good and not make any moves on her, and adds that she can tell Tuck whatever she wants about who he is. Finally, she cuts him off and agrees, and they walk off into the night holding hands.
Someone unlocks Mere's front door but when she runs downstairs to see who it is, she's disappointed to find Cristina there instead of her husband. Mere tells Cristina that the hospital gave her a baby who is now asleep upstairs, so Cristina finally announces, "I'm getting an abortion and Owen just kicked me out of my house." Mere is appropriately shocked to learn Cristina is pregnant and tries to process this small avalanche of information while she asks why Cristina didn't tell her. Fortunately, this isn't the start of another big fight between these two -- Cristina just tells her sadly that she knew Mere was having a really busy day. Zola then starts to cry and Mere invites Cristina upstairs but a baby is the last thing she can deal with, and she goes to lie on the couch instead. Mere VOs that she didn't want to be alone because she thought it would make her happy, but that if she did love someone and it fell apart, she might not make it. And there we have the great risk of relationships, laid out in voiceover form.