Bailey finds Patricia putting a bit "Do Not Disturb" sign up on a door to what I think is one of the operating rooms where Richard is apparently hiding out. Bailey insists she needs to see him, but Patricia just explains that ever since he heard about Kenley's death, he wants to be alone. Bailey's put out and just stares at the door. It's riveting TV.
The docs all look at Eric's x-rays, but they can't tell if the stabby item is going through his spinal cord. Mere and Cristina snipe at each other about a CT vs. an MRI, and Hunt futilely tells them that they will look at both. Derek orders that they are going to do everything by the book so that a lawyer can't try to stay Eric's execution by saying he didn't get the proper standard of care. Hunt is surprised that Derek is pro death penalty, but Derek corrects that he's "pro-punishment." Meredith simpers that good people do bad things, and Cristina rolls her eyes. I'm sick of Cristina being so passive aggressive -- it's not like her -- but I do agree with the eye roll. Mere continues that they don't know what he did and can't judge, but Cristina gets the last word that a jury can judge and that they put him on death row. Hunt is all about only making an array of surprised and worried facial expressions and looks incredulous, while Derek is pissed that they're even debating the issue. He spits instructions at them and the girls flounce off. Hunt comments that he thought they were friends and Derek says that they were, but that now the men are just in for a very long day. Aren't we all.
Alex and Izzie are joking around about Mere and Cristina getting a murderer; Alex muses that one might try to hire him to off the other. Izzie laughs and points out that actually, they will probably do it themselves. Alex admits that it's weird that they are fighting, which is nice to finally have one of their peers point out. Izzie decides that now is the moment come clean, and preps Alex that she's about to tell him something that will sound weird. He asks, exasperated, if she's breaking up with him but she immediately assures him it's not that. She tells him that she sees Denny a lot lately. Alex admits that it sounds like she's nuts, so she asks if Alex ever saw his dead grandma. I have no idea how she would pull a parallel between Alex's grandma and Denny the Sex Machine, but I suppose at least she's trying? Alex did in fact talk to his grandma, who showed up in a dream to remind him not to play with himself. I... I did not expect that. Neither did Denny, who looks horrified. Izzie tells Alex it's kind of like that and Alex brushes it off and tells her to say hi to Denny. After he leaves, Izzie freaks out a bit while Denny tries to get over the whole grandma dream.