[S8E10] Ow, Ow, Don't Stop
Write a country song entitled, "Hooker in the Closet." (Chorus: "There's a hooker in the closet, 'neath the monogrammed robes, don't know how she got there and I can't find my clothes. Officer Krupke, how are you tonight? I've misplaced my watch but I'm feeling alright.") Donate royalties to womens' shelter
[S8E10] Ow, Ow, Don't Stop
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Alan has been having a relationship with Lyndsey, the mom of Jake's best friend, Eldridge. When Jake finds out, he stops visiting on weekends and moves in with Judith and Herb permanently, until Alan apologizes to Jake there; Jake gets caught sneaking two girls out of his room; Charlie decides to quit boozing (although all he really does is switch to beer and wine) after a drunken attempt to mail his pants back to the fabric inspector.
Berta takes off work for a few days to attend her family reunion and lines up a replacement, Esmeralda. When Esmeralda turns out to be a much better worker than Berta, Charlie and Alan don't want to let Esmeralda go. Meanwhile, Lyndsey decides she doesn't want to get back together with her ex-husband, Chris, and hooks up with Alan again. Then, Alan fears an angry Chris is stalking, threatening, and planning to kill him.
Jo, Leah, and Stephanie are talking about studying for the intern exam when Stephanie and Leah notice that Jo is wearing sexy underwear. Jo tells them that she wants to be prepared for whenever Alex makes the first move, something she's been waiting on for the entire week. She doesn't want to make the first move herself, as she doesn't want to look slutty. Leah gets paged to the ER while Stephanie agrees with Jo that it's weird that Alex hasn't made a move yet.Cristina and Arizona are following Owen down the hallway. Arizona got a haircut, which Cristina noticed, and asks her to say that she looks nice. Cristina does so, while Owen stops walking. He opens up the doors to the outpatient surgery wing. The wing has been completely destroyed by the storm. As the outpatients are now overloading the regular ORs, he wants the board to come together to find a solution, but Cristina and Arizona are already swamped, as Meredith and Derek are on leave, Richard is down and Arizona and Callie can't be in the same room together. Arizona asks about the insurance company, but Owen tells that they are too busy with other storm cases. Arizona thinks the hospital needs doctors more than it needs board members, but Owen tells them the hospital needs both, telling them that they need to be doctors and board members at the same time. Arizona goes off to see her patient, making Owen sigh. Cristina wants to comfort him, but she realizes they broke up, so she leaves, too.
Callie asks April if she's heard back yet, and hums when April tells her she hasn't. "You think that's bad?" a nervous April asks. "You think it's good?" Callie snaps back. Leah asks if she should tell the husband what the patient asked her to tell him. Callie starts applying the story to her own love life. "I don't have to tell him, right?" Leah asks, and Callie suggests she just doesn't let the woman die. Arizona comes in, reminding Callie that they have couple's therapy in the evening. Callie snaps that she doesn't know if she'll come, and Arizona promises she'll be there.
Cristina is telling her patient that his cardiac function will improve after the surgery. He's already had a transplant, which is why he and his parents are delighted that another transplant isn't necessary thanks to the surgery. Alex reminds them of the risks, mentioning that putting Michael on the list for a new heart is a much safer option. The mother tells them about how she thought that her son was dying while waiting for the heart the first time, and the whole family agrees that they don't want to go through that again. Cristina tells them that they'll proceed with the surgery if the MRI is good. Outside the room, Alex and Cristina talk about the surgery.
As Stephanie and Jackson are excited to start working on the case, Jackson mentions he's glad Owen got the message that he's doing the surgery, whether Owen likes it or not. They enter the room, only to find it empty. Nurse Kathleen informs them that Owen moved the patient. "I don't think he got the message," Stephanie says.
Owen finds Cristina looking at her patient's scans. They talk about the surgery, and Owen agrees with Alex. Cristina says she's gonna do the surgery. Owen says he'd normally kiss her and wish her luck. Callie walks by and asks from the doorway if couple's therapy helped them. "Obviously not, right? I mean, look at you guys," she answers her own questions. As Owen leaves, Callie gets a call, and we hear a monitor crashing. "You don't cut the clavicle! No! Don't do that without me!" Callie says as she runs off.
Cristina and Alex are still operating. Cristina says that he needs to get over the special thing and that he should just throw Jo over his shoulder and take her to the bedroom. "She's the thing that's special, dumbass," she says. She also tells him to stop being scared about the patient. Cristina watches the monitor and realizes that the kid needs a new heart.
April tells Jackson that her patient died, and now she's waiting for more bad news. She says that the previous year, she found out that she failed before she got home that evening. This year, it's been 48 hours and she still hasn't heard. She thinks that they just stop talking to you when you failed twice when she suddenly gets a message. She gives her phone to Jackson as she can't open it, and he congratulates her. She is delighted, and they give each other a high five. "Like you said, it's all you," Jackson says. He congratulates her once again, and they walk away.
Cristina and Owen are in all alone in an elevator. Cristina proposes to date other people, as it'll help them to stop being drawn together. She asks him to at least try it. "I'll try," he says as he walks out of the elevator.
Kathleen was punctured in the chest by a broken baseball bat. She also had a wrist fracture, which Callie reduced in the trauma room and instructed Leah to splint. They took her into surgery to remove the fragments of wood. In surgery, her subclavian was bleeding and April figured out that the only way to access the bleeding to stop it was to cut the clavicle, despite Callie's protests. However, before Callie could get to the OR to stop her, April made the cut. While Callie was trying to repair the break, Kathleen stroked out. Attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead in the OR. The clot formed quickly due to a coagulation disorder.