We open with our favorite interns all sleeping over at Izzie's room. Bailey walks in and tells them they look like crap and need coffee, signaling the beginning of another day at Seattle Grace. George rushes off to a surgery, Yang and Mer scurry away also, but not before Alex gets all shouty again at Mer about withholding any additional info about the surgery Derek might have told her. Being the best man that she is, doesnt get angry but calmly tells him that its just gonna be awhile before she wakes up. Come on, Alex! She just had Brain Surgery! Yang offers him a shoulder squeeze and tells him Izz WILL wake up. As Yang leaves the room, she witnesses Owen and George from afar and it looks like Georgie has told him that he's ready to be all that he can be with the army!
Bailey went to the Chief's office to see what's new and to apologize because her face is all grumpy looking coz of Stevens. In walks Arizona to announce that Bailey has been accepted to the Peds fellowship program but the grumpy is all but cemented down Bailey's face still. The Chief gets up to tell Miranda that even tho he wasn't supportive about it before, he is 100% behind her now. She just walks away, grumpy face and all, leaving the Chief, Arizona, and yours truly with a big WTF?!
Alex is whispering to himself "wake up" next to Izzie's bed when she finally whispers back "i'm up." His head rises in surprise and starts questioning whether she's really up and talking and even kinda shouts at her. (Alex! what is with all the yelling lately? We're all goin deaf here!)
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Cut to Owen looking quite Zen and we discover it's because he slept for the first time without nightmares. He tells this to Cristina and cant shut up about how *BIG* this is and it's all because of her and going with him to see his mother. Now the skies are blue and he may in fact be able to be a good man again. Good for maybe even Cristina, to be WITH her. Yeah.... I'm a lil sketchy on that too, Cristina-- who clearly has doubts from the look on her face, but Owen tells her not to say anything just yet and quickly gets all in her face and kisses her. ::Sigh:: I like them together but how do i get over him trying to strangle her?!
In a hallway, Bailey is still Grumpy Face when O'Malley tries to tell her that he's gone and done something a lil crazy by joining the army. He says that she'll prolly be mad at first, but that she'll later be proud, because he's sure about this decision. He even adds a little demonstration of how things might go down when he literally tells her his news. The pitch of his interpretation is a little high, but on the the right track, since Bailey utters a "u did whaaat?!" with great contemptual delivery after he finally spills.
Yang and Mer are looking at some files when Yang tells Mer she saw Owen hug George earlier that morning. They looked...::Gasp:: happy. Mer explains that they themselves do not hug when they're happy. This makes Yang ask her if her therapy really fixed her. Is Mer better? or is she Fake Better? Mer doesnt get it, which is weird because you'd think it was about her, she'd be all over it. But we quickly realize she's preoccupied because today is her wedding day. No mess, no fuss. This seems to sufficiently answer Yang's question about whether Mer has really gotten better and then gives her two post-it notes (1 old, 1 new), her favorite pen (which is borrowed coz she wants it back), and everything is blue! ::smile:: that is too cute! especially for my fave BFFs on the show! and to make it even cuter, they opt out of hugging like George and Owen.
Ambulance races down the street and its an unidentified male who's been dragged under a bus. There's a girl in the other ambulance and we find out she was saved by the man and is feeling just a tiny bit worked up so Torres tells LilGrey to get her out of the room. Being the rather useless intern that she is, LilGrey tells the girl to stand ::over there:: Later when they peel off the bandages that were over unidentified man's face, the girl yaks on the operating room floor. Torres rightfully tells LilGrey to get the girl out of there now and rolls her eyes.
Back in Izzie's room, Alex, Yang, and Derek are doin some post-op tests to see if Izzie's brain is ok. She apparently knows her name, where she is, etc and things look good... until she starts repeating herself. Derek says she's gonna be a little groggy and this is expectable but something tells me this was not a completely successful surgery. Frak, I'm already sad and it's only 9 min into this episode. [commercial]
Alex is shouty again, this time at Derek because of Izzie's repeat syndrome. Derek tries to tell him to stay calm and that freaking out isnt going to help. Alex leans on a wall and whispers again, "wake up." ::SOBS::
Mark joins the Man vs. Bus O.R. and so does Derek 5 sec after. It's amazing they can fit this many doctors in one place. Aren't other ppl dying somewhere? Anyhoo, Mer starts drilling into the "hero's" (dubbed by Owen, go figure) head and this brings him to consciousness? coz his eye opens and Mer cheerfully greets him. Outside, LilGrey is effin up the girl's stitches on her arm and Mark tells her to redo them. LilGrey, who has no freakin professional manner or skill proceeds to loudly tell him that she knows he's being this way because she's wounded his ego about moving in. Mark sends her off and the girl who's witnessed this whole stupid conversation tells Mark she'll pretend not to hear what she just heard. Yeah, me and u both. But too bad one of us begins giving Mark relationship advice. BO-RinG. Back in the O.R. and Bailey takes her turn charging in and she's got a bone to pick with Owen about the George joining the army thing. Which she btw announces to everyone that is IN the O.R. including Mer and Torres, who are both WTF about it as much as Bailey is. Bailey tells Owen that she knows he himself came back messed up from the war and better get George out of it. Meanwhile the patient Hero is coding left and right (prolly from all the irrelevant drama going on around him) and so they rush him off to Angio, whatever that means. [commercial]
And we're back... Bailey is still not jumping around for joy when Arizona tells her she at least expected a "yay." Torres, however interrupts by telling Bailey she has a plan to keep George from joining the army and does Bailey want in? Bailey says she is and walks away from chirpy Arizona before she does another cheer. Arizona then turns to Torres asking why they want to stop George at all because she personally thinks joining the army is "awesome." Torres is deeply revolted and walks away. Gee, no one really wants to talk to you Arizona and yet you've been contracted for next season. oh "Joy." (pun totally intended)
In the lunch room, Yang is watching Mer chomp down a sandwich without chewing and it's because Patient Hero is about to be ready for surgery any minute now and she's scrubbing in. Alex sits down and relays the news Izzie still isnt retaining her memory. Bailey and Torres walk up and announce that around 6pm they are all going to participate in an Intervention. Mer is the loving friend who will coax him to his senses, while Yang uses reason and logic. Izzie will use sad cancer eyes and if all that fails, Alex is to use his beatdown skills.
Later in the O.R., Mer is tellin Patient-Hero that he's a hero when he starts making writing motions. She hands him a pen but he stops and just outside the O.R. Mer finds the girl and tells her (name is Amanda) that she cannot be there. But Amanda explains that Patient-Hero is her prince since he basically jumped in front of a bus to save her and she wasn't even nice to him before it all went down. Something tells me there's more to this story and I might be sick about it later. EEk! Also, Bailey is still dodging Arizona but when Arizona finally corners her, she snaps back and we find out the real reason she's all pissy today: her husband will divorce her if she joins the Peds fellowship. [commerical]
Mark and Derek are congratulating each other on a possibly new mortgage purchase and wedding about to go down. They hug and Mer walks in asking why all the hugging today? Owen and Torres walk in with the surgery plans for Patient Hero and they're off! Cut to Torres and Arizona trying to tell her to talk some sense into Bailey about the Peds fellowship, but Torres is still pissed that Arizona thinks George joining the army is "awesome." She storms into the O.R. to get away from Arizona and it appears everything is going well except that they all start talking about how George will do in Iraq. While some are positive that he will surprise everyone, some think he wont fair well and think he might even come back in a body bag. (real subtle, Mark!). This apparently upsets Mer who yells at everyone to shut up. (i think its coz the topic of conversation wasnt about her again).
Back to Izzie and Alex and it's so cute, he's making little colored cards that tell her things she needs to start remembering. One of them is "o'malley joined the army." Izz asks Yang if she heard about this and Yang, looking rather guilty, says yes. Alex gets frustrated that Izzie isnt remembering things, so Yang offers Izzie that she should try to memorize her charts. She asks Alex to come with her outside and tries to tell him that Izzie will not get better by him yelling like a caveman. Alex, predictably starts yelling even louder that this is all on him to make sure she has a life-- one that doesnt include bedpans and babysitting. [commercial]
I guess Patient Hero had a good surgery coz he appears to be stabilized and Amanda is loitering around his room. Mer tells her she can go in to see him. She then goes to see Yang to ask about Izzie and to tell her that she's gonna go get married now. Yang replies that with everything goin on it just doesnt seem like the right time. But Mer says that we need to take the time to tell the ppl we love that we love them while they can still hear it. And she uses the example of Alex working hard to help Izzie and Amanda being in love with Patient Hero to prove her point. Yang looks at her and realizes she really has changed. Mer says, "I love you, Cristina Yang." and this makes us both smile. Yang one ups me by giving Mer an actual hug.
Cut to Arizona (man, she's defiant) barging into Torres' thinking space and telling her that she indeed things its awesome George is joining the army bc her brother died in Iraq due to the lack of doctors over there helping. Naturally, Torres feels bad and grabs her hand before she has the chance to walk away.
Not Yang is in her thinking space which is the space with all he fans and stuff that Owen showed her, when Owen himself walks in. He starts to apologize because he didnt know she was there but she cuts him off and tells him to come in. She then manages to say "I love you" the way most people would say, "I hate brusselsprouts." Hee. Owen tries to tell her he loves her too but she cuts him off again repeating that she, Cristina Yang, loves him. He's confused but what i think she's trying to say is that he has gotten to her in a way no one else has by coming to Seattle and taking out her icicle (hee!) and making her fall in love with him. It seems that she cannot breathe without him. ::tear:: He then tells her that all she has to do is say yes and he can meet her halfway. Somehow, they can make it work.
Back in Izzie's room, Alex is asking a bunch of questions and apparently her memory still isnt 100%. He really loses it this time and starts saying things that she will hopefully not remember. Things like he's married to someone with the brain of a carrot and its not a walk in the park and he doesnt know what he's supposed to do because she made him promise not to let her live a life like this.... oh Alex, aren't u tired of yelling at everyone? It's making me exhausted. Cut her a freakin break! After his lil tantrum, he says sorry and asks if she's forgotten it yet but she hasnt. And the look on her face is less than satisfied with her impatient new hubby. [commercial]
Well its good to know the Chief still works at the hospital as he seems to be finishing up a surgery when Bailey walks in to tell him the news of Tucker's ultimatum. Bailey confides that even though she wants to go ahead with general surgery, she still plans on leaving her husband because what good is a marriage in which your husband does that? Then, she breaks down. Nothing like a heart-tugger when u see the Nazi breaking down... =(
Cut to Mark checking out House options and LilGrey gettin pissy about it. Yeah, I dont care.
In the dressing room, Mer gets a page and Derek tells her that Patient Hero just got a rebleed but that he also wants to check out Izzie before they leave to go get married. She wants to rearrange things so they can hurriedly go off and get married right away. He's all like whats goin on? And she's like, dammit i wanna marry you but there's no time! and everyday is like this! when will we ever get married?! Before she has a full on spasm, Derek asks her for paper and explains that all they need is to write down a contract of what they want to promise each other for the rest of their lives. She replies she has no paper but pulls out Cristina's blue post-its. YAY! They decide to promise each other that they will always love each other even when they hate each other. Second, that there will be no running or walking out of any kind. Lastly, that they will take care of each other no matter how old, senile, smelly or Alzhaimerzy they get. They each sign the post-it and Voila! I now pronounce u man and wife! They stick the post-it note on the wall and decide now there is plenty of time so long as they know each others promises.
Meanwhile Yang checks in on Izzie to take her EKG and finds that Izzie is in a rather snippy mood because Alex basically told her marrying her was the worst thing ever and that he didnt know whether he should smother her with a pillow in an effort to put them both out of their misery. Yang is at first shocked at this and then asks her which card relays that information or did Izzie herself write this down? It takes them 2 sec to realize that she didnt write it down and she's finally remembering things! **sidenote: its the crappy things we never forget. swell!**
Yang finds Owen, kisses him, and says: "yes." Then runs off to find Alex. Elsewhere, Torres finds Bailey with the Chief and tells her its time for the intervention, but the Chief informs them that when George told him he was enlisting, he sent him home to be with his mother. OMFG... I KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING. DAMN U SHONDA RHIMES! OMG!
We cut to Owen examining Patient Hero and Amanda leaves the room because she can't be there for his surgery. Mer is alone with him and he starts trying to write again. This time he just uses her hand. He then starts writing "o" and "o" again and then, "7." And if you're not shitting in ur pants right now, i'm gonna go ahead and say it: Its FUCKIN GEORGE!!!!
Perhaps on the other side of the hospital, Yang is congratulating Alex on his tantrum that quite possibly saved Izzie's memory. He then happily walks into her room and hugs her to tell her that he would have loved her no matter what. And then... the real shit hits the fan. Izzie's arm falls and I think she begins coding. Alex calls out for Yang. Simultaneously, Mer is running down the halls screaming: "its George!" Torres, Hunt, and Derek are the first to hear Mer screaming and they all run to his bedside while Yang and Alex are trying to revive Izzie. Bailey and the Chief join them and once its apparent that theyll need some heavy duty doctoring to keep her alive, Yang announces that she signed a DNR and they cant do anything to revive her. Alex keeps yelling orders and pumping her heart. Finally the Chief yells, "screw the DNR!" and they grab the crash cart etc. (man, this hospital would be in soo much deep shit. im surprised any of them are allowed to practice at all!) anyhoo, they're trying to revive her while the rest of the doctors are working on George (and u have to wonder again who else is saving the rest of the patients at this hospital) Mer's voiceover comes in again and she starts asking if we've said it: I love you, you changed my life....::SOBS:: Alex is breaking down. And Izzie is back in that pink prom dress walking into the elevator. She goes up and the doors open to reveal... Thank god, its not Denny but OMG its George in his army uniform. WTF this is crazy!!! Izzie flatlines, Alex is still crying and fade to black.
Wow, Shonda. I knew Izz and George were leaving the show but you totally fucked me with that ending. You fuckin rock.