Meanwhile, Mere gets home to find Lexie drinking tea in the kitchen (still rather zombie-like) and Derek making up a bed for her. Mere happily comments, "You brought home a stray." For once, Derek actually just looks like a nice boyfriend as he smiles and confirms the fact.
Mere's VO continues, "...and turn to each other for help..." Alex and Izzie get home (Izzie in a hideous green sweater with a neckline that makes it look like she put it on backwards) and she stops him as he turns to head into his room to tell him she knows she's a complete fucking mess. But as she apologizes and tells him he deserves better, he cuts her off. Proving he's picked up the whole boyfriend thing quickly, he tells her that it's okay if she can't deal with their relationship right now but that if she wants out, she has to break up with him since he can handle the mess and he's not going anywhere. He walks into his room and asks if she's coming. After a deep breath, and with Denny watching from her doorway, Izzie goes in but turns at the last minute to apologize. Denny doesn't seem terribly surprised and tells her that it's okay, and he'll be right there. Oh boy, more of this storyline, it's what I've always wanted. Mere wraps up, "...nighttime isn't so scary because we realize we aren't all alone in the dark." Poor sad dead Denny mopes in the doorway, since he actually is all alone in the dark. I can't believe there seems to be plenty more of this drivel to come. Sigh. But until we have to deal with this again, happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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