Meredith and Owen treat a couple who fell a hundred feet into a ravine. The woman has only minor injuries because her husband broke her fall. The guy is rushed into surgery to control massive internal bleeding. The differences Owen and Meredith have over what to do about Cristina spill into the OR. The patient survives the touch-and-go procedure but Owen boots Meredith from the room before they close him up.
There’s a post-operative war of words between Meredith and Owen. She thinks Owen let Cristina completely fall apart. He thinks Meredith is reckless. He says, “You are fearless and I don’t mean that in a good way.” Owen adds, “She isn’t you, Meredith.” He may be right. After all, we don’t think Mer would put a picture of herself crying while holding a giant trout on the fridge like Cristina does.