Cristina is loving life doing the doctor thing in snowy Minnesota. Okay, that's not true at all. She's having trouble dealing with endless chitchat from Dr. Thomas (guest star William Daniels), who happens to be her inquisitor from the boards. The laid back, jovial head of cardio, Dr. Parker (guest star Steven Culp), is also someone she clashes with personality-wise. He orders her to take some time off and maybe visit the Mall of America. We hear they have an aquarium there and also Sbarro.
Bailey has been doing the long distance thing with Ben for awhile now. She perks up instantly when he shows up at the hospital unexpectedly. The new interns have noticed this phenomenon in the past. That's what led them to give Bailey a nickname, too. She's bummed to learn that it doesn't illicit feelings of dread like say "The Nazi" or "Medusa." Hey, it's just hard to be afraid of someone who's known as "Booty Call Bailey."
Alex has been giving a special, intimate goodbye to all the pretty interns before heading off to his new gig at Johns Hopkins. He meets Mel Barnett, the new attending in pediatrics. The guy plans to transfer out all the sick orphans that they help with their exchange program. That's something Arizona would never have let happen. Speaking of Arizona, we still don't know her fate. All we do know is that Callie breaks down crying after she's mentioned in conversation.