At home on the sofa, Izzie explains to George that Denny left his parents a message the night that he died, and that his father gave her the phone number and pin so that she could hear it. She was too scared to do it alone and waited for George. He takes her hand and stops her fidgeting.
Post surgeries, Addison rounds a corner, and Mark asks if they can talk. She just replies that she thought she made it clear she doesn't want him there. "So, if you insist on staying, just know that we're co-workers. And nothing more." He looks sad. She calls Karev over and tells him, "As of now, you are officially off my service. But for what it's worth, I think you're going to miss me." Well, she's looking at Alex but I think somehow it's directed at both of them.
With George holding her hand, Izzie calls and punches in the code. Hankies at the ready, readers, I'm giving you fair warning right now. Denny's voice comes over the phone. "Dad, Mom, it's me. I'm calling from Seattle Grace Hospital where the beautiful, talented, and incredibly stubborn Dr. Isobel Stevens , she's just... she's just given me a brand new heart and promised to marry me. I know we've had our differences, and I'm sorry we've been out of touch." As he speaks, the shot turns to Cristina and her chicken surgeon who is, predictably cutting chicken. But when she asks about it blandly, Burke happily explains he's making her dinner. By the look on her face, which is even more stern than usual, it's probably going to take more than that to get these two back in touch. But I will say it's nice to see him finally reaching out to her instead of being a jerky baby. They are both to blame for the problems they're having, but it's nice to see him extending the olive branch. Er, chicken flesh.
Denny's voice continues, "Believe it or not, I was trying to make everything better. I know you're angry, and I hope you'll forgive me. It turns out, sometimes you have to do the wrong thing... " Mark sits down next to Callie at Joe's and she eyes him appreciatively and greets him, "McSteamy, right?" His antenna goes up. "You must be a friend of Meredith's." "Not really," she says blandly, and then they introduce themselves and say they've each had a bad day. When he asks what she's heard about him, she offers that most things involve the words, "dirty" and "bad," but drawls it out in such a way that I kind of want to go to bed with her right now. He offers to buy her a drink and she sucks down the last of the one in front of her and collects her things to leave. She answers, "Only if you have it delivered to my hotel room, because I'm off to bed." Denny's voice continues, "Sometimes you have to make a big mistake." And just as you think McSteamy's getting his pretty self shot down, she asks, "You coming?" He can't follow her out the door fast enough as Denny finishes, "To figure out how to make things right." That's going to be some "dirty," "bad," (if you mean "bad" in the sense of "spectacular") action in that expensive hotel, right there.