begins tonight at the frat house. Izzie (Katherine Heigl
) interrupts Derek (Patrick Dempsey
) in his bedroom, where he is inappropriately naked, save for a pillow covering his privates. He's waiting for Meredith to come home. Izzie asks Derek to ask Alex for 20 bucks for the pizza she just ordered because Alex (Justin Chambers
) isn't talking to her.
Meredith is helping Cristina (Sandra Oh
) and Callie (Sara Ramirez
) move into their beautiful new apartment. Hahn is also there assisting Callie and making Meredith (Ellen Pompeo
) and Cristina extremely uncomfortable. Hahn (Brooke Smith
) asks Callie on a date. A date-date, actually, with perhaps some taking off of clothes at the end. Yowza.
Meredith comes back home to find Derek naked and waiting for her. She also finds Ellis' old diary next to the bed, totally ruining the romantic moment. Derek had found it in Ellis' old study when he was looking for a place to keep his clothes. Meredith, angry that he was rooting through her mother's things, grabs the diary and freezes up and leaves the room. Confiding in Cristina, Meredith says that she's afraid of reading it because she's afraid of what she might find there. Meanwhile, Derek complains to Mark (Eric Dane
) about Meredith's flakiness and privacy issues.
At the hospital, Richard (James Pickens Jr.
) is still on his new teaching protocol kick. According to the protocol, Bailey assigns all the residents to different services than they are used to. Izzie and Alex are in the pit, Cristina is in the clinic and Meredith is on cardiothoracic. George hasn't heard yet whether he passed his intern exam, so he's still a lowly repeater intern.
Izzie's patient in the pit is a man, whom I'll call Head Guy, whose wife threw a remote control at his head and needs stitches. They are having a marital dispute because apparently Head Guy was bored and asleep while they were on vacation together in Europe. His wife wants to divorce him. However, Izzie thinks that Head Guy might have a neuro thing going on because his mouth lists toward the side, so she orders a CT. Alex steals the patient out from under her, and finds that there is a tumor the size of a baseball in the guy's head. Therefore, I will now call him Tumor Guy. Izzie founds out about the patient stealing and tries to complain to Derek, but he just shuts her down. Mark advises Izzie to treat surgeries like they would in the Wild West. I hope that doesn't mean she will forgo sanitizing her scalpels. Actually, what it really means is that Izzie decides to throw stuff at Alex. Anyway, the grapefruit-sized mass in Tumor Guy's head was making him lethargic, which is why he slept through his vacation. His wife feels guilty that she didn't give him the benefit of the doubt.
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