Cristina finds Hunt and tries to complain about her day, but he cuts her off to say he's working and leaves. Oh, the strikes are just piling up against him today.
The ladies are back in with Eric, who says that he is feeling better due to whatever Mere gave him. Cristina glares and makes a beeline for the chart like a kid realizing she just caught her older sister in a juicy lie and can now get her totally busted with mom. Meredith asks if he has family they can call but Cristina cuts off to say they can't call his family, but Mere wants to know what he did. Mere protests, but Eric thinks it's a fair question. In a light voice that might be describing the clouds in the sky, he tells them, "One Monday, I slit this woman's throat." He then liked the feeling so much, he did two more each on Tuesday and Wednesday before getting caught and thereby ruining his killing three on Thursday. For the alliteration, you know. He then asks them if he can have some jello, but is met with silence as they both stare. It's the first time each has stopped glaring at the other all hour.
Derek takes his turn ignoring the sign to go talk to the Chief. He pulls up a chair and tries to say how sorry he is about Kenley's death and how it must be hard for Richard. Richard just announces how much he hated Kenley, who was good with kids but a horrible co-worker who he won't miss for a moment. Derek asks what the whole dark room is about then -- his own mortality? Richard actually has the gall to laugh at the idea, but why is that out of the realm of possibility? Kenley's death rendered the Chief of Surgery useless and unresponsive to his staff. Richard then tells him he's not worried about himself dying, but about the hospital dying. When he made calls to replace Kenley, no one wanted the job. Seriously, unless I am somehow grossly misinterpreting the timeline, Kenley died unexpectedly and Arizona was there the very same morning. How on earth does that constitute no one wanting the job? I'm amazed someone could fill in even for the day on that short notice. But we're meant to see it as another sign of how bad Seattle Grace is right now. Also, Richard became basically comatose the second Bailey told him about Kenley. So when did he have time to make these mystery calls in between that and the mounting of the "do not disturb" sign? How hard is it to write a storyline that isn't completely implausible, timeline-wise? He rants about all that's wrong with the hospital, AGAIN, and laments the number twelve ranking. JIMINY CHRISTMAS, WE KNOW. TWELVE. Try DOING something about it already, then, but don't make me recap another scene like this one! Richard moans about failing at the one thing he worked on his whole life and concludes, "So I'm going to stay right here on this table until I find a way to walk the halls without cringing." Here's an idea: How about figuring out how to run your hospital and control your staff, and earning respect rather than sulking? The staff is only going to get worse if the Chief runs away when he doesn't like the way things are going. Derek just listens and pouts, and Richard asks if he's going to give a rousing speech about getting back on the horse. Derek says he has to work on a serial killer later. "I don't have a rousing lecture in me." With that he sits back so they both can pout about their lot in life.