Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres; one week old. One pound, one ounce. Yang,
Robbins and Bailey are working with Callie on her hand. She was working
on straightening her fingers. Mark comes in with a baby report and shows
Sofia to Robbin on his cell (video) while he gives her the good report.
Callie really wants to be with her daughter, but as long as she has
infection in her body, she cannot get near her. Miranda is sympathetic,
but stern. She leaves, and asks Yang to reiterate, so she does. Callie
raises an almost fist. "Are you giving me the finger?" "Yes, I am."
"Good job."..Read the full recap
Meredith (opening voiceover): After a trauma, your body is at its most vulnerable. Response time is critical. So you're suddenly surrounded by people, doctors, nurses, specialists, technicians; surgery is a team sport. Everyone pushing for the finish line. Putting you back together again. But surgery is a trauma in and of itself, and once it's over, the real healing begins. It's called recovery. Recovery is not a team sport. It's a solitary distance run. It's long. It's exhausting. And it's lonely as hell.
Callie: So, today, I can see her today?
Bailey: I'm sorry...
Callie (whines): No.
Bailey: But until you can be mobilized and your infections are completely gone, you cannot see her and she cannot leave the NICU. (Callie pouts and turns away from Bailey) Now, you know I would if I could. You know that, right? (Callie just ignores her, and keeps looking away) Yang, tell her I would. (leaves)
Cristina: She would. If she could. (Callie holds up her hand, but still can't extend her fingers) Are you giving me the finger?
Callie: Yes, I am.
Cristina: Good job.
April (to Stark): Oh, I smoothed out some bumps in the NICU surgery protocol if you wanna... (turns to hand him the paper, and Stark is already walking away) ... Stop acting like a child.
Meredith: You crushed his heart, April. And none of us thought he had one, that's impressive.
April: She opened her eyes. Sofia, she looked right at me, I saw her sweet little eyes, they-- they're beautiful. They look just like yours. Oh, my God, I should've taken pictures. (Callie starts to cry) Why didn't I do that? Oh, no, oh God, no, I'm so sorry.
Cristina: April, go get the pictures! Callie... Callie... (Callie tries to sit up) No, Callie, don't. Stop it. You're ripping your sutures.
Callie (sobbing): I am missing her.
Cristina: I know. I know, honey, I know.
Callie: She could die, and I'll never-- I could miss her whole life!
Owen: Karev, what's your plan for Chief resident?
Alex: My plan?
Owen: Mm. Besides, bad mouthing patients. All your colleagues are showing some leadship potential. Grey and Avery they're on clinical trials, Kepner's overhauling the surgical checklist, they have a plan. I was just wondering if you...
Alex: African kids.
Alex: Yeah, I'm gonna bring over about a dozen kids from Africa and uh... get them surgeries, badly needed surgeries.
Owen: Hm. Sounds pretty ambitious.
Alex: I'm an ambitious guy.
Owen: Also sounds like you just pulled that out of your butt.
Alex: Oh, no, sir. It's a plan... That I've uh... been planning.
Owen: Okay, well, good. Let me know if I can help. (walks off)
Lexie (overhearing): Right out of your butt.
Alex: Shut up.
Stark (After Alex talks to him about bringing kids over from Africa): How are you going to pay for all of this?
Alex: Well, that's why I'm talking to you. You're the chief of peds surgery. I mean, they're incredible surgeries, on kids.
Stark: Oh, oh, okay. So, it's coming out of my budget?
Alex: Well, I'm saying if I do all the logistical crap it's a project the hospital should fund, right? I mean, it's-- it's worth...
Stark: Nothing. That's what it's worth. Oh, no. I'm sorry.
Alex: Right. I should've known what you'd say.
Stark: No, no. You don't get to do that. You don't get to ask me to fund a plan this half-assed, then paint as someone who wants to deny healthcare to third-world kids. I mean, come on. There are other people who could do this sorta thing but you're not one of 'em.
Henry (on the phone): Wait, he made you pay for parking, too? (opens the door, and Teddy is there) Smooth. (hangs up)
Teddy: Yeah, and that was all before dinner. You gotta try this pasta, it's ridiculous.
Henry: I'm in.
Teddy: Did I tell you that his hair was longer than mine?
Henry: No. (laughs) No.
Teddy: Y'know, it's funny, I don't know why his online photo didn't feature his very, very long pony-tail.
Henry (laughs): I like this guy.
Cristina: I can't believe she's leaving.
Owen: Yeah, she's cute, isn't she?
Cristina: No, Callie. She was my last cardio patient. Does Teddy even talk about me?
Owen: It's a cute baby, right?
Cristina: It's small features and over-sized eyes trigger a hormonal response in humans, it's autonomic. It's what keeps us from eating them.
Meredith (closing voiceover): The length of your recovery is determined by the extent of your injuries. And it's not always successful. No matter how hard we work at it. Some wounds might never fully heal. You might have to adjust to a whole new way of living. Things may have changed too radically to ever go back to what they were. You might not even recognize yourself. It's like you haven't recovered anything at all. You're a whole new person with a whole new life.