Later that night, Richard is still at the window while Mr. Clark sits with his wife's body. Derek walks up, and Richard asks if he was checking up on him during the surgery earlier. Derek claims he was just observing since the observation deck is as close as he gets to an OR these days -- I guess he didn't take Richard's advice to schedule one early surgery a day? -- and Richard says dryly that he's going to choose to believe that answer. He's clearly sad for what happened but Derek tells him there's nothing that he could have done, and advises Richard to go home to his wife like Derek is now going to do. Of course, April is there to hear this and look as bereft as ever, despite telling Lexie it would never happen again.
Callie and Cristina are working on Gina and Cristina assures her that she'll be "back on the beat" in no time. After some laughs at her unsure use of police lingo, her husband tells the doctors that she won't, and Gina explains that they talked about it and she's quitting her job. Both of the doctors are shocked, but she seems at peace with it and smiles at her husband as she says that while she loves her job, she loves him too and they're going to adopt a slew of Haitian orphans. As the couple gazes at each other in a loved-up haze and the doctors are congratulating them, her boss comes in and sternly tells her that he did the best he could about her job. She tries to tell him that it's okay but he cuts her off and announces that they want her back on the job, and as she asks if he's kidding all of her fellow cops file in and congratulate her. Her poor husband is pushed to the side, and she tellingly just thanks them and repeats a dazed but happy refrain of, "Oh my God!" instead of putting an end to the celebration. Callie watches him scowl as he realizes that his dream is probably gone only a few minutes after it seemingly came true.
Meredith gets home and finds Alex eating some suspiciously Lucky-Charm-Looking "Crispy Puffs" out of a box, so she sits down and asks about Aaron. Alex said he went home, and when Mere is surprised that he let him drive, Alex shrugs it off, pointing out that he's not Aaron's dad and he has his number. Meredith realizes there are unspoken issues floating around and makes sure Alex knows that he is nothing like his father. Alex turns to her and replies that she's nothing like her mother, and hands over the box, telling her that she's a good person and will make a good mom. Ah, Crispy Puffs, bringing people together. Mere smiles as her VO kicks in: "It's the most important job in the world.