Alex reports to McSteamy, and just then, Mr. Salesman mumbles, "Face." His wife shakily translates that he wants to know if his face will be fixed. McSteamy explains that he'll remove the burned tissue and then dress it with live cells. She interrupts to ask hopefully if he'll then be back to normal. Shaking and smiling, she says, "It was a nice face. He's a salesman." She's beginning to cry and McSteamy tells her he'll do everything he can. She's focusing on his face, but clearly completely loves her poor flambÃ©ed husband. He tells her they'll do a neurological consult before operating -- isn't it handy for the story that his first case involves someone's head and that he'll have to work with Derek? Alex asks eagerly what else he can do, which is the first time that I can recall Alex making an effort to impress someone, and Mark tells him that he can do something -- can get him a coffee. "Bone dry cappuccino. Make it a double."
Cristina sits with Meredith -- high as a kite Meredith -- who waxes eloquent about what a good friend Cristina is. Cristina just tells her, "I just feel sorry for you." "Why," Mer asks, in a little-girl voice. "Because I could die today?" Cristina does some eye rolling as Meredith goes on, "Because if I did die today, I'd only be remembered as the slutty intern who dated TWO doctors." Cristina quickly corrects her that it's one doctor and one vet. She goes on about not being able to make a choice, and I love Cristina for pointing out it wouldn't matter, since she'd be dead. Despite her insults, let it be noted that Cristina's hanging out with her stoned friend, showing a little bit of that real, pink squishy heart under the steely exterior.
Bailey and George come in, they run through her symptoms, but without a love bun in the oven, it looks instead like she has appendicitis. Bailey orders George to scrub in on her surgery, and though they all point out the not-so-smooth last one he performed, she sticks with it. Come on, ladies, it was his first day -- he's held a heart since then! There's a lot of staring, natch, and with Bailey's being no-nonsense, it looks like George stays on the case. When she asks "Is that okay with you, Dr. Grey?" Meredith just gazes with a smile on her face and replies, "You're pretty," and gives her a little bunny nose wrinkle. It's hilarious acting on Ellen Pompeo's part. Bailey leaves, and Meredith orders George to get her ice chips.