The scene opens and, Meredith and Derek will never have sex again seems like, with the baby and baby stuff strewn all over the house, they try every place from the bathroom to their car, but to no avail. Having a baby, it turns out can have this kind of an effect on couples. So can a lack of companionship as far as Lexie is concerned, that is why she very graciously offers to babysit, so that Meredith and Derek can spend some quality time together; although there is a hint of self pity in her voice and words. Cristina is also sleeping alone lately, and is visibly sad and forlorn. Miranda though has plans which are worth looking forward to. The whole hospital is shown discussing just one thing, Valentine’s Day, with some looking forward to it, while others who are without a date or without a partner left feeling lonely and possibly even depressed; especially on hearing the plans of the fortunate ones. Meanwhile, Meredith is discussing with Cristina how her sex life is getting affected by the baby; but Christina has relationship issues which are much more serious, she describes them to Meredith. ..Read the full recap
Meredith (opening voiceover): There are times in our lives when love really does conquer all: exhaustion, sleep deprivation, anything. And then there are those times when it seems like love brings us nothing but pain.
Lexie: Hey, listen, I can babysit tonight if you guys need some time to... yourselves. 'Cause I have, uh, no plans 'cause my life is empty. I'm alone with no plans whatsoever, at all.
Derek: That's great.
Mark (eating chocolate): The nougats are gone, sorry.
Lexie: Oh. Did you get these from a patient?
Mark: No. I bought these for Julia, but... she's standing me up for an emergency ocular transplant surgery, so... I'm gorging myself on Valentine's chocolate.
Lexie (with a moutful of chocolate): Mm. I'd mock you right now if my mouth wasn't so full.
Mark: Try the square ones. They're caramel with sea salt. I didn't want to disappoint her. You know, I bought candy and flowers. I got rose petals, Lex. Bags of 'em. I was looking forward to sharing it. But now I'm alone on Valentine's day... eating chocolate.
Lexie: Mm. I can do you one better. My hot date tonight? Zola. (Mark laughs) I'm babysitting.
Arizona: So, did you, um, did you make a reservation somewhere beautiful with lots of flickery candles?
Callie: I made a plan. I think you'll like it. You should pack a bag.
Arizona: Oh, wow. Overnight? Oh, gosh. Well, what about Sofia?
Callie: Mark got a sitter. He'll be home at 11:00 and then he's got her.
Arizona: Alright, well what should I bring? Um, a bathing suit? Or I don't now, what are we talking about here?
Callie: Uh, no bathing suit. Boots wouldn't hurt.
Arizona: Alright. So... cold.
Callie: Could be. Wouldn't hurt to bring long underwear, extra fleece. (Arizona's smile fades) Yeah. Hey, don't make that face. No. It will be fun. Yeah. Romantic.
April: We're gonna get a zillion Valen-traumas. I bet a few of them will be good surgeries for our boards.
Alex: Well, it's not St. Patty's day. Those are good traumas-- Car crashes, bar brawls. Yeah, Valentine's Day is all swallowed engagement rings and guys who threw out their backs getting laid.
April: You're just bitter 'cause you don't have a date.
Alex: First of all, Valentine's day isn't for having a date with some chick.
Alex: No, it's for macking the chicks who don't have dates. Besides, I have to study for my boards.
Jackson: You studying already?
April: Of course. You're not?
Jackson (clears throat): No, I am.
Owen (walks up, about the decorations): Who put up all this?
April: I did! Well, research shows that a cheerful environment reduces stress and helps patients feel more... (Owen crumples up a heart and throws it on the desk and walks away)
Meredith: I have to get that baby out of my bed. She's ruining my sex life.
Cristina: Yeah, well, mine's already dead. ... He's gonna leave me.
Meredith: He won't.
Cristina: Yeah, he will. He is. I mean, I know it. And you know what? I don't care. You know, if he wants to leave, if he wants to hate me, then fine. I can't make someone stay.
Meredith: Well, you could kinda beg him to stay.
Cristina: Oh, I'm busy. I'm focused. I'm a surgeon.
Meredith: Well, everyone's a surgeon. That doesn't mean--
Cristina: It does. For me, it does. I'm brilliant. I'm gifted. I- I don't beg. You know, if he wants to go, then fine. I'm good.
Owen: Kepner, forget the flowers. Throw them out and get back to work. (walks off)
Richard: Kepner. You're not throwing those flowers away?
April: But-- But he--
Richard: He doesn't need to know. (April smiles, and goes and hides the flowers) Throwing away perfectly good flowers. Everyone's a cynic these days... Talking about not believing in Valentine's Day. I mean, what's wrong with a day devoted to the person you love? I take this day very seriously.
Lexie: I know you do. Happy anniversary, sir.
Richard: Thank you, Dr. Grey. I'm heading home early. Try and spend most of the day with my wife. W-What about you? You hittin' the town?
Lexie (laughs): I'm not hitting much of anything these days. Oh, God. I-I'm sorry. That was crass. I'm-- H-Uh, uh, have no Valentine's plans.
Steve: So, anybody got any good Valentine's plans? (Owen, Teddy & Cristina all glare at him)
Teddy: My husband died in this O.R a month ago. Dr. Yang performed the surgery. I was in a seven hour surgery and didn't know that he had died. Dr. Hunt kept that a secret. So I don't speak to him. ... He wants a baby. Dr. Yang doesn't. So they don't speak to each other even though they're married. So... No. How about you?
Steve: Uh, my girlfriend and I are gonna... (they all glare at him) Nothing. Nothing.
Meredith (closing voiceover): We are always looking for ways to ease the pain. Sometimes we ease the pain by making the best of what we have. Sometimes is by losing ourselves in the moment and sometimes all we need to do to ease pain is... call a simple truce.