Lucy finds Alex once again doing shots at the bar -- thank goodness he has no more secrets to spill. She pleads for him to tell her not to go to Africa. Owen's admonition about Alex not thinking his decision through could go for Lucy here, too. Fortunately, Alex tells her to go to hell.
Mere's VO continues that it's easier to be alone, because what if you find out that you need love and then it's gone? We have an End of Season Sad People Montage: Cristina is hugging a pillow to herself on the sofa much like she did at the beginning of the season, while elsewhere Owen stares at the wall. Mere is holding Zola and picks up her phone to make a call as her VO wonders if one can survive the pain of love ending.
As Mere compares losing love to dying, we see that Derek has retreated to his unfinished house and is about to curl up in a sleeping bag in the baby's future room. His phone rings but he rejects the call -- it's never clear if Mere left the news about Zola on a message or if she did, that he even listened to it. So he might not realize he's sulking while his wife is at home with his new baby. Thunder peals, and I hope he thought to bring an umbrella because while his principles might keep him warm, I don't think they'll keep him dry in a rainstorm. Mere finishes up that the only difference between the pain of a lost love and dying is that at least death ends, while pain can go on forever. Forever, or the length of the summer, at the very least.
We'll see what comes of these ladies and their grown-up relationships come Fall! Once again, thanks to all of you lovely readers for spending this season with me, and see you in September.