Dr. Warren approaches Bailey, who is updating the surgical board, and it seems Mr. Banks pulled through and Warren congratulates her awesome work. Bailey cuts him off and says she can't talk to him, and then explains that she can't do it because he makes her nervous and she forgets what she was going to say and says the wrong thing. I'm consolidating here, as she's illustrating nicely with a lot of flustered stammering. Arizona realizes what is happening and starts to listen in, nosy cupid that she is, as Bailey admits that she likes him and that she'll go to dinner if he wants to and will try to talk. She still manages to maintain her Bailey attitude even through the stammering, and Dr. Warren is clearly a very smitten kitten. He asks her for tomorrow night and she agrees, then warns him that she might have surgery but he happily tells her that he'll then join her. He walks off with a smile while she bites her lip and Arizona chuckles at her brilliant matchmaking.
Alex is gutted, hanging in the hallway when Meredith finds him and he reports that Mr. B. is okay. She asks about Emile and Alex repeats dully that Derek said there was nothing they could have done, and then hands her the money. She thinks that he won but neither of them actually want the now-tragic $50, and Mere tells Alex that he would have won anyway. He's not sure but Mere says simply that she has a husband, and seems to have reached a peace with what Mrs. Banks told her earlier. Teddy then comes in and asks her to scrub in for a valve replacement, but Mere thinks and looks at her watch, hesitates, and then asks if Cristina could do it instead. Over a shot of Teddy's surprised face, she VOs, "We have to keep reinventing ourselves. Almost every minute.
"Because the world can change in an instant." One of those instants is now for Mrs. Banks, who is watching her husband sleep when Alex comes up and sadly reports that they did all they could but that Emile died. This is definitely a more emotional Alex than we usually see with patients, and he sincerely tells her that he's sorry. She thanks him with tears in her eyes and when he leaves, breaks down completely with her back to her husband so he won't wake and see. Mere adds, "And there's no time for looking back."