Bailey, Cristina and Izzie are giving the news to Bitchy Alice and her mother. Bitchy Alice is royally pissed that they went ahead and did an autopsy anyway. "We're gonna get an attorney," she snits. "We know what killed him," offers Cristina. "He had a blood condition known as hemochromatosis. The disease causes an excess amount of iron to build up in the body and that's what caused the heart failure. Not the paracentesis." Bitchy Alice is confused. She thought her father was always sick because of the drinking. "And you never let him forget it," says her mother. "Or me." Izzie pipes up that the disease is genetic, so there's a chance that Alice could have it. A simple blood test would clear up the question. If she has it, they may have caught it in time to treat it before it becomes critical. "Dr. Stevens and Dr. Yang may have saved your life," says Bailey with a glare in their direction. "If you could just... sign this consent form for the autopsy... " Bailey slides over the form and Mrs. Franklin immediately signs it. Izzie and Cristina share a little smile.
"The thing people forget," says Mere's VO, "is how good it can feel when you finally set secrets free." George looks on as Burke tells Bill about his wife's infidelity. "Whether good or bad," continues the VO, "at least they're out in the open, like it or not." Later, down in the Medicine CrÃ¼e Locker Room, George is hunched over on a bench, contemplating his red and itchy dirty parts. Olivia enters and George starts to apologize for his horrific reading of "How to Tell your Girl you Gots da Syph." Olivia cuts him off and tells him that when they started dating, she was already kind of seeing someone else. She wasn't sure how much she'd like him, so she kept this other guy around as an alternate. When she realized how much she liked George, she broke it off. George is still stuck on the whole "other guy" portion of her story. "Who's the other guy?" Olivia just kind of looks up and behind George. He turns and the only person behind him is Alex. George laughs. "You and Alex?" Olivia just purses her lips. George loses his sense of humor. "YOU AND ALEX?!" George is up and at Alex's throat in a flash. "YOU GAVE ME SYPHILIS?!"
He starts beating the shit out of Alex, but all the girls pull them apart. Cristina holds off George and Mere tries to hold off Alex, although, really, she weighs about as much as an arm tattoo, so I really fail to see how she's strong enough to hold him back. Izzie gets between everyone and tells Alex to back off. Alex just rubs his tagged nose and glares at George as Cristina tries to put his weapons of fury away. "Once your secrets are out in the open," says Mere's VO as we see McDreamy sitting in the lobby, waiting for her, "you don't have to hide behind them anymore." She walks up to him and they commiserate about the long day they've had and how there's a steak and a bottle of wine out there with Mere's name on them. "This is why I keep you around," she grins at him. "So we need to talk," says Derek. "Wine first, talk later," says Mere. Okay, Mere. But just remember that later when you bitch at Derek for never telling you anything; he was just ABOUT to tell you something BIG and you wanted to get DRUNK first. "You trying to get me drunk so you can take advantage of me?" quips McDreamy. She laughs and says she thinks she likes this rules thing they're trying out.