What Is It About Men
Season 8 | Episode 4 | Aired 10/6/11
You know those insightful little voiceovers Meredith usually provides? Well, the guys of Seattle Grace are doing all the talking at the moment. The topic of the day seems to be the differences between men and women.
Derek rescues Owen from mounds of paperwork. They trade in scalpels for hammers to work on Derek's deck. Both men have things on their mind. Owen has been walking on eggshells with Cristina while Derek is dealing with the fact that Alex is no Meredith when it comes to residents. Talk is cheap though. These guys prefer to literally hammer out their frustrations. It's one of those men-women differences we mentioned earlier.
The Chief… Okay, wait. We have to start calling him Richard since Owen is actually the Chief now. Richard advises Alex on how to avoid Derek's wrath when he's late for a surgery. He rattles off some nonsense about having an appointment with Mayfield in 22. The excuse works like a charm. But Derek blows up later when he realizes his new resident is just looking to log non-pediatric surgeries. He boots Alex off his service.
A stampede at a comic book convention brings a cast of colorful characters into the hospital. The Chief, uh, we mean Richard, calls dibs on a sexy zombie nurse. Too bad most of her wounds are peel-away decals. He ends up practicing procedures grapes in the skills lab. Jackson grabs one of the juicy fruits, too. He wants to learn a technique to use on an ear reconstruction. If only Mark will give him the chance to work on the case.
Speaking of Mark, Callie and Arizona constantly call him to check on Sofia while they're away at a convention. McDaddy has everything under control until his little girl rolls off the sofa. The kid hasn't cried since the incident. After a bunch of unnecessary tests, Alex convinces Sofia's overly-concerned father that his daughter is just fine. The reason she hasn't been crying is because she likes hanging with her dad.
Regarding the ear case, the patient is more concerned about the fact that his buddy claimed the Dr. Who Tardis they snagged at the convention. Derek, however, is concerned that the patient can't feel anything in his legs. The guy has an epidural bleed in his spine. Jackson suggests they keep the ear viable with the blood supply from the abdomen while the patient's spine is fixed. Even Mark has to admit this is a fine idea.