After the meeting, Richard trails after Alana to the elevator and tries to sound casual as he suggests that she might have judged things a little bit harshly, and maybe with his years of experience there they could work together to try and figure out some solutions. She just tells him that being a harsh judge is necessary for her job, and then adds that she knows he's disappointed in her but it's not his job to judge her anymore, either. All of their interactions have been a little bit strange and I am curious what the history is and if we're actually going to get to find out one during of these episodes. She reminds him of something he said during her intern year, which is that medicine is constantly changing and they need to be a part of that change or get out. She's there to make changes, and thinks he should be proud. As she gets on the elevator she adds, almost as an afterthought, that Richard logged the fewest OR hours of any surgeon the past month. "Good night!"
To be fair, that is because his WIFE JUST DIED, but it seems that giving details to Alana such as that, or the fact that Arizona is still learning how to manage with a new prosthetic leg, isn't a big concern to anyone. I totally think that if they are back at work they should then be ready to get back to work, but I also think that these details help put particular events and choices into a much more meaningful context.