Meredith treats Allison (guest star Nancy Travis), a patient in the Alzheimer’s clinical trial. Her young son, Kyle, seems to be completely up to speed on his mom’s condition. He’s a bright kid who even knows that some trial patients get placeboes. He also has a rather large bump on his neck that worries Meredith. She’s also concerned about the fact that her eyesight seems to be going south fast.
Alex approaches Dr. Lucy Fields about Meredith’s vision issues. He’s concerned that his friend’s fertility drugs may be affecting her vision. He also knows it’s a good excuse to have a chat with a hot OB. Dr. Fields is hip Alex’s game. She’s been jamming his romantic radar by sending him all kinds of mixed signals. It’s kind of cool to see Alex so off balance. Funny, too.