After several surgeries fail to turn up a cause for a patient's abdominal pain, Miranda diagnoses her as having porphyria and takes the bold step of canceling her attending's surgery. We cheer when Miranda chews out the attending and, in full earshot of Richard, calls her a "supercilious fool!" Richard summons Miranda to his office, but we smile when, instead of reprimanding her, he tells her, "You're going to make a hell of a surgeon."
Callie presents a case of a a man with severely deformed legs from polio. Alex, who assisted on the surgery after lying that he was the "heart in the elevator guy," helps jog her memory. When she promised the patient she could make him walk, Richard told her, "All right, Dr. Torres. Your career lives and dies on this." The surgeries eventually succeed and the patient is able to walk. And we gasp to see that there was a celebratory Alex/Callie hookup afterward!