Is that Dr. Shepherd we see walking down the hospital halls? It certainly is. But this Dr. Shepherd happens to be Dr. Amelia Shepherd. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Addison has been pushing Amelia to leave the land of Private Practice to go see her big brother, who’s been ignoring her calls forever. She even brought him a present: a guy with a brain tumor. Think there’s a gift receipt?
As for Derek, he asks that Cristina be put on his rotation even though nobody thinks she’s ready to get back in the surgical game—including Cristina! Nevertheless, Cristina assists Derek as they operate on the tumor guy Amelia so generously provided. Complications arise and Cristina can’t handle it. Amelia steps in to help save the patient. But when she starts criticizing Cristina’s abilities, Derek boots her out of the OR.