As Sloane carries a sleeping Ivy into her dad's hospital room, Mere starts to wrap us up. "Sleep. It's the easiest thing to do. You just... close your eyes." Sadie opens hers when Mere walks in and tries to laugh and admit the surgery was a bad idea but Mere doesn't play along. She tells her it was actually a terrible idea, and speaking as her boss it was irresponsible and reckless that makes her question if Sadie could even be a good doctor. This seems to finally get to Sadie, who starts, "Death..." Mere goes on to ask, as her friend, what on earth is going on. Sadie admits she doesn't know. I think it's that Melissa George is doomed to play unnecessary guest stars brought on a show to create friction that could have been created just as well with existing characters.
"But for so many of us, sleep seems out of our grasp." Like Lexie, for example, who is just sitting in the waiting area. Sloane watches her and when Derek walks up, reminds him that Derek's mom used to bring Mark home when she saw that he was tired and needed a family. He then adds that if Derek doesn't bring Lexie home, he will.
"We want it, but we don't know how to get it." Cristina walks across the street to her building, where Hunt is waiting on the front steps. Mmm, I wouldn't mind it if that's what was waiting on my steps when I got home from a bad day at work. You know, ignoring the whole unsettling crazy kissing of last episode. She just looks at him as he once again struggles for words. He finally chuckles ruefully and admits he doesn't know why he's there. She finally asks if he wants to come inside, but he answers quickly that he doesn't think it would be appropriate. When she asks if he wants to go somewhere else, he quietly tells her no. She clearly isn't really up for this now but is also too exhausted to fight it, so she sits down next to him and just stares straight ahead with her chin in her hands. Hunt watches her, and then quietly tells her, "I think you're beautiful." She turns to him with surprise as Mere narrates, "But once we face our demons, face our fears..." Cristina rests her head back on her hands.