Later that night, Meredith rings the doorbell of a strange house. Finally, a scruffy man shows up and looks out. After a moment, he seems to realize who she is and he opens the door. They assess each other silently. "She had an affair," says Mere. "Y-yes," says her father. "Why didn't you stay and fight for us?" she asks. He says he did and that he tried. She says he didn't try hard enough. He kind of looks at her like, uh, okay, you waited twenty years to tell me this? In the middle of the night? At my door? What, your email wasn't working? He awkwardly asks her if there's anything she needs and she just says no, she doesn't need anything from him. And then…she leaves. Well, that was effective. Really. What was that scene all about? Ding dong. Hi, Dad. Listen, you suck for leaving my mother who CHEATED on you, and I just wanted to let you know that. Uh, hi, daughter I haven't seen in twenty years because she probably thought I was a lowlife bastard! Now that you know the truth about your mother, could you maybe, I don't know, CUT ME SOME SLACK? Also? Next time, PHONE FIRST.
Elevator of Angst. Derek enters and hits a button. Addison, who has an uncanny knack for catching every damn elevator her husband happens to be in, shows up just as the doors are closing and gets in. "I haven't seen you all day," she says, trying to warm him up. "I didn't want to see you today," he says. Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! Addison tells him that it's not her fault that Mark showed up. The elevator doors pop open, and speak of the devil! Mark gets on and tries to talk to Derek and Derek flings himself out of the elevator, saying he'll take the stairs. "Hey, how can you forgive her and not forgive me?" asks Mark. "I didn't forgive her," snaps Derek. "With you, I have no obligation to try!" Burn! Addison looks crushed by what her husband just said. "Your marriage is over, Addison," says Mark. "All you have to do is admit it." He moves toward her and touches her face gently. "I'm goin' to the bar across the street," he says. "Meet me there." He exits, and Addison wonders if she can sleep with Mark again and somehow still save her marriage at the same time. No, Addison. No, you cannot. Now go back to New York and make lots and lots of whoopee with Dr. McSteamy as God intended.
Cristina presents Jake's parents with his restructured face and he looks normal for the first, and last, time in his life. The parents leave and Cristina quietly puts the sheet over Jake's face. Later that night, Cristina's in bed, eating Chinese food and reading a magazine. Burke enters and kind of gives her a look like, why are you eating in my bed? But he doesn't say anything, so Cristina keeps eating. Then he takes off his coat and launches into it. "I am Preston Burke. A widely renowned cardiothoracic surgeon. I am a professional. And more than that, I am a good and kind person. I am a person that cleans up behind himself. I am a person that cooks well. And you? You are an unbelievable slob! A slovenly, angry intern. I am Preston Burke! And you! You are the most competitive, most stubborn, most challenging person I have ever met! And I love you. What the hell is the matter with you that you just won't let me?" Damn. Christina kind of blinks at him for a second. "I gave up my apartment twenty minutes ago," she says with a mouth full of moo goo gai pan. "Well, all right, then," says Burke, hilariously retreating into the bathroom. Heeee.