Mark, meanwhile, is getting ready to spend three days of quality alone time with his new love, daughter Sofia, while Callie and Arizona go to a conference. They coo over the baby and hesitate only a wee bit before they let Mark shoo them out with assurances that they will be fine. By the way, in case you weren't aware, women like to communicate through language, while men... don't. This voiceover is groundbreaking. It deserves note that Mark gets a little high-five from Sofia and my ovaries made a little squeak at the sight.
Owen, meanwhile, is moving things into his new office and stares at his new nameplate, not entirely excited about it.
Derek wraps up the intro VO by telling us that men are capable of emotions, they just usually don't want to talk about them. No, men hammer! Build things! Sweat their angst out through their manly pores! Derek is trying to do just that at his house, which I'm happy to say after all this time finally has some walls.
April must have decided that part of getting her fellow residents on her side was letting them use her office as their new hangout. Alex has wasted no time in getting really comfortable and has his bare feet kicked up the desk where he is using the computer. Jackson comes in with breakfast, though I could have sworn he had already eaten at the house during Thongate. Maybe this is to show us that men are also hungry bears? Why not. These two seem to suddenly be best friends and mock each other like male friends do until Alex starts moaning about having to write a paper about his bringing over the African kids. He declares that fifth year blows just as Richard walks in and both of them jump up at attention and Alex apologizes. Richard reminds them that he's not the Chief anymore and also opines that Alex is currently the resident in the best standing and "the world is [his] oyster," but if he wants to gripe, that's his problem. He then casually asks if there are any big accidents on their way in and Alex laughs to realize that he's trolling for cases. Alex's joy is short-lived when Jackson reminds him he's supposed to be in surgery with Derek right that moment, but Richard tells him to use the excuse that he had an appointment with "Mayfield in 22" that ran long and assures him that Derek will then forgive his tardiness. Alex can't stop himself from calling Richard "Chief" as he thanks him and runs out. I can't blame him for that -- all of my notes on the episode still refer to Richard as "Chief" too and I suspect I won't break myself of that for a while.