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The episode begins with Cristina worried about Hunt not understanding the secrecy behind them trying to buy the hospital. Leah reports to Hunt that the O.R.s are overbooked. More nurses aren't showing. Leah is trying to get surgeries pushed, including Jo's tumor surgery on a little boy.

Derek, Meredith, Cristina, Arizona, and Callie are preparing for a meeting with a capital investment company. Stan thinks Julian Crest, the billionaire they're seeing, is the right investor. Back at the hospital, Heather doesn't answer Meredith's call. Meredith is trying to reach her about some patients she left behind.

Heather and Bailey are heading to one of Meredith's former patients, a woman named Melissa, who has been on dialysis and is now septic. Bailey says the patient is hopeless, but is torn when she sees the woman's husband and two young children in the room. Hunt is lurking around a meeting with Pegasus. Cahill comes out and reports that the deal is done and will close at 8 a.m. the next morning. He can't believe it. Cahill says there are just a few things to iron out.

Derek and the others are discussing their plans to build on Seattle Grace's reputation. It turns out they're talking to two young guys wearing hoodies. Stan explains that those junior executives could pass them along to Crest's business development guys, and then they'll see Crest himself. He says his phone will ring any second now. He holds it up and nothing happens. Finally, Stan gets a call. He reports that they got the next meeting. Meredith's phone rings. Heather is sneaking a call and reporting on Melissa. She says Bailey isn't ready to throw in the towel. Meredith starts telling her about an article about artificial arteries for patients like Melissa. Bailey walks in and catches Heather on the phone in a dark room. Heather hangs up and pretends she was talking to her mom. Bailey is losing hope on Melissa but Heather mentions an article on artificial arteries. Bailey tells her to find it and tell her more about it. April and Hunt are working on a patient whose gut is messed up after four surgeries. Hunt assures him the next procedure is going to work.

The group is giving another pitch to Crest Capital and the group starts throwing a lot of business terms at them. Stan says he has everything. The doctors have no idea what any of it means, but Stan seems to be on top of it. A woman starts texting. She says she's running it by Mr. Crest. She's done texting. They all wait for a moment. He texts back and says he's leaving that night for Dubai. He texts back and says he can make 15 minutes for them that afternoon. The hospital's lawyer meets Cahill outside and says she didn't expect the deal to go down this quickly or this way. The board has called an emergency meeting for one hour from then.

Cahill hasn't figured out how to tell Hunt that Pegasus is buying Seattle Grace "for parts" and is planning to liquidate its assets and lay off its staff. Heather is outside and hears all this. She's on the phone with Meredith, who asks, "What's going on?" Heather tells Bailey the news and Bailey says she doesn't want anyone to know in order to avoid panic. Heather immediately goes and tells the interns that the hospital is being sold for parts. Webber hears Heather talking about it and asks what she's talking about. Webber meets Bailey. She knows he knows. Heather gave it up.

The doctors are now talking to Crest. He seems distracted but it turns out that he has been paying attention. He knows each of the doctors' proficiencies well, but he's bothered by the fact that they're all great surgeons and none of them is a proven administrative leader. He tells them to get someone on their team who can lead and then they can talk. He leaves for his flight.

The doctors discuss Hunt and Webber as possibilities. In surgery, Webber is called to the lobby where Meredith is waiting for him. Hunt announces to everyone that Pegasus is buying the hospital and "nobody is going anywhere". Shane says Pegasus is buying the hospital so they can liquidate it. Shane then says it was Cahill who said it. Hunt leaves. Shane thinks Hunt was lying, but April tells him "he didn't know". Hunt is looking for Cahill but Cristina finds him first. Cristina asks Hunt if he made the deal to sell the hospital for parts and he says it's the deal she and the others made when they walked out. She tells him, "We're trying to buy the hospital".

Meredith is talking to Webber in a supply closet, telling him that they're trying to get money from an outside investor. He says he's good for $3 million, but she says they need his experience. He asks how much they need and she tells him $175 million. He laughs and she does, too, until they both realize it's not really funny. Cristina is explaining to Hunt that they only walked out to stall Pegasus. She tells him it's not over; they just need Hunt and Webber to get the investor on board. She tells him she wanted to protect him from a lawsuit or jail. He gets up to go to the board. He says that if they think the hospital can be saved, it can buy some time. The board is meeting with Cahill when Hunt storms in, saying, "You can't take this deal". The lawyer says it is the deal they have even if it isn't the one they want. Hunt says he has another buyer.

The doctors are trying to chase down Crest. He's on his way to the airport when they introduce him to Webber, who was the chief for 12 years. He says he has 20 minutes to talk if they can ride with him to the airport. He only has room for two people. Next, Derek and Webber are shown sitting in Crest's helicopter that is ready to take off. The others watch the helicopter take off and then head toward SeaTac Airport to pick them up.

Hunt tells the board that he has a solid capital investor with a team of surgical consultants, which will be led by Webber and himself. He says they can formally present their offer the next day if they wait on the Pegasus deal. Cahill says they can't make Pegasus wait.

Cahill says if the Pegasus deal goes away again, the hospital will have nothing. Hunt says all they need is one day. The doctor gang sees Derek and Webber walking toward them at the airport. They’re trying to figure out if they look happy or sad. Hunt is sitting at the bar, looking worried. Cristina walks in and he's excited to tell her that he got the board to wait a day. Cristina says Crest met with Webber and liked him, "liked all of us, then he said no, said he just wasn't 'feeling it'". They realize it's over. Arizona is looking at real estate listings. Since they're not buying a hospital, they can buy a house wherever they want.

Callie looks around and they talk about how they'll probably want to sell Sloan's place, but they agree they don't have to move yet. Derek is at home writing letters of recommendation for all the interns. Webber is telling Catherine that the doctors were trying to buy the hospital and just needed more money. She asks him what he's going to do. He says Boston is nice, but then laments how much of his life he put into Seattle Grace. He says he's not ready to retire. He just never thought it would be gone before he was. Catherine asks how much money they need.

The next morning, Arizona and Callie get to a hotel and see Jackson. Webber meets them in the lobby and says they're right on time. He leads them to a meeting room, where the doctors are already seated. Jackson asks Catherine, who is texting on her phone, what's going on. She says she's about to tell them. She tells them Webber told her about their need for an investor to buy Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. "It is my pleasure to tell you that the Harper Avery Foundation would like very much to take you up on that offer", she says. She adds one condition. The foundation would like a representative of its choosing to sit on the board of directors. They all agree. Jackson is confused. He approaches his mom, asking if she woke him up at the crack of dawn to tell him she was coming to Seattle to be his boss.

She says that isn't the case at all. "The foundation is electing you as our representative," she tells him. "We're the majority shareholder that means you are in charge" she adds. He's confused. "Now, give your mama a kiss, Jackson. She just bought you a hospital" she says. Jackson looks back at the doctors, who are all waiting to see what he does next. The episode ends at this point.

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