George clearly convinced them, since next we see he's putting a cap onto Duncan, who is already in a surgical robe and booties. Duncan whispers that he doesn't want to go in, but George explains that there's no blood and it won't be scary -- it's just 3 small cuts. He stoops down to Duncan's level and admits that he was scared the first time he went in an OR, but that the people in there are the very best, and that it's the safest place he'll ever be. With that settled, he takes Duncan to the door and opens it... to a view of Arnie with his face entirely pulled down. After a beat, he breathes, "Where did that guy's face go?" Derek asks them if they are lost, and George grabs the kid and runs out.
George has him tucked under one arm as he races down the hall, Duncan screaming that he wants to see the guy with no face. George tells him that if he never tells anyone what happened, George will give him anything he wants for the rest of his life. "Okay?" "Okay." He pushes Duncan into the new OR, where a very chaste operation is going on, obscured mostly by a drape over the patient. Duncan leans in to tell George he wants to go back to the other OR, and George whispers fiercely that they aren't talking about that. "This one's boring!" Duncan whispers. "Yeah, well yours will be boring too," George answers. Hahn watches them whisper back and forth but magically somehow seems to not hear any of what they are saying.
It's time for Duncan's surgery, and he rides excitedly into the OR. He bounces around, asking where everything is, wanting to feel the suction and touch a scalpel. George has him climb onto the operating table and Duncan tells him he wants to see absolutely everything. George shows him the video camera from above, and promises him he can watch it all once it's over. Duncan is really cute, excited and giggling, as George puts the mask over his face to put him to sleep.
Back in the more exciting and disgusting OR, they work away on Arnie's tumor. I peeked over my hand long enough to see Izzie look up to see Alex taking notes. Mark catches her looking and warns her, "Cowboys don't have friends." Oh, but the ladies in the saloon do, Mark.
In Duncan's OR, Hahn gives Mere the tools to do the sutures that she promised and then compliments her work. "You can tell Dr. Yang she's a better teacher than I would have thought." Chastised, Mere apologizes. Hahn tells her to save it, advising that if she has colleagues that know more than she does, she should milk them for all they're worth. But she adds that if Mere ever lies to her again she'll cut her heart out with a steak knife. I wonder if Mere is going to be able to actually control herself and admit when she doesn't know things with that threat hanging over her head? Probably not.