Richard's longtime patient, Neil, is scheduled for a multi-organ transplant. The two of them have been down this road before. Something always seems to prevent this surgery from actually taking place. This appears to be happening again after Mark puts the kibosh on transplanting organs that may possibly contain a tumor. Bailey suggests excising it, but the temporary Chief won't be swayed. Looks like Neil is out of luck again. Or is he?
Richard, Bailey and Meredith go behind the temp Chief's back to do Neil's transplant. Mark is livid when he finds out. He orders them to stop the operation. That doesn't happen. Richard knows that, as a plastic surgeon, Mark is a perfectionist, but this particular surgery doesn't have to be perfect or pretty. It only has to work. Thankfully, it does. Neil pulls through, but is sad that no family members are there when he awakens. Meredith helps fix this situation by making a few phone calls. Soon Neil's room is filled with happy family members.
Teddy ropes Callie and Arizona into joining her for a ladies' night out. A reluctant Bailey is also onboard until she learns Ben had more intimate plans for the two of them. Callie and Arizona would also rather be alone together, so they work to quash all plans for ladies' night. It doesn't happen. With forced smiles on their faces, the three ladies brace themselves for a night of wine and chick flicks with their recently-widowed friend.