Dr. Cristina Yang is back in this episode directed by Dr. Miranda Bailey herself—Chandra Wilson. Owen says the new head of cardio, Jeff Russell, pushed to get her back to work there. Cristina is shocked when her busy boss lets her assign her own surgeries. She promptly gives Intern Shane the dwarf nickname of Happy. Then she changes it to Dopey. Intern Heather is now known as Mousey. These two believe Dr. Yang is worse than Medusa. Speaking of Meredith, she continues to make Intern Stephanie shiver with fear.
Cristina must act fast when Dr. Russell's post-op patient starts coughing up blood. Mousey and Dopey get to scrub in on her surgery. They work well to save the guy, but Owen is ticked that Cristina operated on someone else's patient. He thinks the new cardio guy may fire her. The opposite happens. Dr. Russell thanks Cristina for making a good save. He now knows why Owen pushed so hard to get her in there. And now Cristina knows the truth about how she got her job back.
The doctors meet with the lawyers about the plane crash. Callie is persuaded to say that she doesn't believe Derek will ever operate again. This leads to a mini blowup between the two of them. Callie feels Derek pushed her into operating on his hand. Then she's grateful for that. She lets the lawyers know she truly believes Derek may operate again. They haven't tried everything and they can't give up until they do. Later, the lawyers reveal a plan to go after the hospital. Not the one in Boise. The best strategy is to go after Seattle Grace Mercy West.