Christina goes fishing, Bailey lands a date, and Teddy proposes.
At home, Derek explains to Meredith that Owen is concerned about leaving Christina alone, so she's accompanying him while he goes fishing. Meredith scoffs at the idea of her in the wilderness, and at the idea that this is a plan to get her back to work. Christina arrives and the tension is thick between her and Meredith.
Mark and Callie are showering together and discussing how great the sex has been. Callie is upset when he admits he thinks about Lexie when they do it - she kicks him out of the stall.
Jackson, April, and Lexie are in surgery with Bailey and Webber. Bailey says she's having a contest with regard to resolving fistulas - the winner gets to remove a gallbladder.
Meredith, Owen, and Teddy wind up in the elevator together. Meredith tells Teddy that Christina is fishing. Owen is snarky about it. A male patient flirts with Teddy. Owen and Meredith head out to meet an incoming trauma and exchange tense words about Christina fishing. They take in a couple who fell from very high - the husband broke the wife's fall and has a lot of internal bleeding. Owen discovers he has a lethal injury when they operate, but comes up with a plan when Meredith badgers him. He chastises her afterward and eventually kicks her out of the OR.
Callie chats with Karev about Arizona as Mark listens in at the hospital desk. Mark spots Lexie and says he misses her. She's all business. Callie and Karev consult with a man who needs a new hip, and who has a busybody wife who suggests a second opinion. Callie is rewarded by getting the go-ahead later, and performs the hip surgery. She offers to teach Karev, but he says he's staying in pediatrics.
On the fishing trip, Christina makes technical suggestions to Derek. Once out in the boat, she irritates him by talking a lot and exasperates him with her impatience. Derek gets a call from Meredith after Owen kicks her out of the OR. Suddenly, Christina gets a bite and panics. Derek helps her reel it in. They go to shore where the fish is weighed and Christina is photographed with it. She bursts into tears and Derek says they'll want to remember this.
Back at the hospital, Jackson, April, and Lexie behave competitively over the fistula research. Lexie argues with a male nurse about her patient and asks Mark to intervene. He asks her to have a drink with him, then goes over and offers the nurse box seats if he does him a solid. Teddy runs into the patient from the elevator again and learns that he has a dangerous tumor but is being discharged due to money issues.
Bailey comes out of surgery and confronts the male nurse, Eli, with Lexie. He argues his position admirably. In her office, the interns discuss how hot Eli is as they go over the fistula research.
Meredith asks to speak to Owen after he comes out of surgery. She argues that she knew what she was doing in there, but he slapped her down because she questioned him about Christina. They argue about what is best for Christina, then go to tell the wife of their patient that they repaired his internal injuries and hope he'll make it through the night.
Teddy confronts Webber about the tumor patient he's discharging. Webber convenes a meeting with the review board, but they won't budge. Bailey bursts into the meeting with a breakthrough on fistulas, much to everyone's amazement. Webber goes to see the patient being sent home. Teddy follows, wishes him good luck, and then stops. She says she has great medical insurance and offers to marry him! He says it's absurd, but smiles. Teddy doesn't want him to die.
Bailey returns to nurse Eli and crows about his accidental discovery that improved her outcomes with fistulas. He stuns her by asking her out. She agrees.
At the bar, Lexie joins Mark. She tells him it was unfair of her to agree to a drink. He kisses her deeply. Jackson appears and says Bailey wants them back, but Lexie kisses Mark again.
Owen is waiting when Christina arrives home with her prize catch. She is deeply thoughtful. Meanwhile, Derek and Meredith discuss Christina at home. He says he's still not sure if she'll return to surgery.
Callie is at home when Arizona comes to the door. She babbles about how she couldn't work in Africa because she was crying all the time and missed her. Callie closes the door in her face.
Okay, here goes - I was about as bored with tonight's episode as Christina was with fishing. As with the fishing, things improved toward the end, but overall it was a bit of a drag. I didn't get the significance of Christina breaking down because she caught a fish - anyone care to enlighten me? It was nice to see Bailey get asked out - too bad the hot nurse comes across like an arrogant jerk. The Mark and Lexie kiss did nothing for me - I think he needs a real woman, not a whiner. Callie's response to Arizona was surprising to me, but I'm sure she'll come around - I was glad to see Arizona back so soon. Teddy proposing to a patient she's known five minutes was weird - but may turn out interesting. Be certain to leave me a comment on tonight's episode below.
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