Out in the hall she yells at April that Derek is her sister's husband, and April tries to act confused but Lexie orders her not to play stupid. April drops the guise immediately and whines that she isn't playing, she really is stupid as well as humiliated. She cries that she's never felt like this before, and then begs Lexie to forget what she saw and go back to the way things were, promising that she'll never see anything like that again. April begs, and finally Lexie just turns and storms down the hall, yelling, "This day sucks! I hate this day!" I feel for her, but it's also kind of awesome because it so embodies just how I feel when you have one of those hopeless, terrible, everything-that-can-does-go-wrong kind of days and there's nothing left to do but stamp your foot.
When Aaron wakes up, he finds Alex doing paperwork in a chair next to his bed. Even though he's groggy from surgery he seems suitably subdued and tells Alex he doesn't have to be there, but Alex gruffly replies that he's just making sure Aaron doesn't die and then he's leaving. Aaron stares at the ceiling and then admits to Alex that he was a better parent than both of their actual parents combined, that he feels guilty that Amber only has him and not Alex to help her out, and he asks Alex what happened. Alex helplessly reminds Aaron that he sends money home to them every month (!) and sends their mom her medications (!!) and asks if he wants that to stop. He really does have the soft center we knew he had under that tough exterior. He then admits that he's so close to making it as a surgeon, and, "I can't be in that and do this." Aaron is teary but seems to understand, and he tells Alex that Amber turned out well and he'd like her; Alex reminds Aaron that he turned out okay too. Aaron, finally realizing he probably was a little rash in accusing Alex of dumping his wife, says he's sorry she left or got cancer or whatever -- still confused by the crazy storytelling from the morning. Don't worry Aaron, we're all going to get over it mighty quick! Oh wait, there I go again with the celebrating. Alex is more subdued than me and just thanks him.