Night falls on Princeton. Hadley closely monitors Sam and thinks about clubbing. Cuddy paints the new nursery. She can't hire anyone else to do that? Is new paint on the walls really the best thing for a baby with bad lungs? But despite the hard work of painting, Cuddy is smiling.
And then it's morning. Jerry's looking a lot more colorful as he sleeps in his bed. Hadley bends over him and gets, like two inches away from his lips before calling his name to wake him up. What's that all about? Jerry opens his eyes to find Hadley's face all up in his grill. And ours too, since she's, like, in the camera. Ugh. Jerry immediately looks away from that and out the window, where everything suddenly looks a little bit brighter. Hooray! His dopamine receptors are totally fine all of the sudden! He asks about Sam, and Hadley says she's healthy enough to give him the kidney he still needs. Sam sits up in bed, and father and daughter smile at each other, both instantly cured of their anhedonia by colchicine and an anti-inflammatory medication.
Cuddy goes to check on Becca. She's sobbing, and Cuddy says she knows this must be hard for her. Becca says she was selfish and scared to choose her own life over the baby's, and Cuddy never would have done what she did. "I wanna be like that," Becca says; "I don't -- I don't want to be a loser." "You're not a loser," Cuddy says, wondering why she even came down here in the first place. She's already got the baby, so why join the pity party? Becca says that when she saw Cuddy's face when she was holding Joy "it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen." Cuddy probably thinks she's being complimented, but ... no. "And that's when I realized ... I can't ... " Becca starts to say. Cuddy's face changes. Becca says her life has been about pain and anger, but never love. But with that baby, there could be love after all. "And I can't give that away," Becca says. Well, we probably all knew this was coming. I actually thought they might give Cuddy a baby after all when Becca said Joy was Cuddy's, but that was just to make this scene extra-painful. "Becca, don't do this," Cuddy says, horrified. But she knows -- it's done. She tries to prevent the inevitable, saying that Becca has a lot of hormones and stuff going on right now, and she should give herself some time before making a huge decision like this. "I'm so sorry," Becca says. "It's a decision that changes everything. Changes the rest of your life," Cuddy says, desperate. "I hope so," Becca says, also desperate. One woman wants a baby because she has love to give, and the other wants it because it will give her love. The first one deserves the baby, but the second one gave birth to it. So that's that. No baby for you, Cuddy.