The surgery team, consisting of Cristina, April, Alex, and Jackson, struggle to help the woman who was trapped in the sinkhole earlier. Susannah's surgery is complex, and Cristina is the first to try and take the lead. However, she accidentally gives Alex an injection which temporarily stops his heart. Cristina is able to revive him, but Alex is understandably furious. Jackson then tries to take control. Bailey and Callie pin him as the Gunther, the one who will take charge in a critical situation.
Meredith and Zola are still missing. She desperately contacts Cristina for help and they need to come up with a plan to explain Meredith's disappearance. Cristina gets Alex to help as well. They tell the adoption counselor that they were giving Zola a detailed check-up after the found something strange in a routine test.Derek goes along with the plan, saying he can't imagine a better mother for Zola than Meredith. It doesn't convince the counselor however, and Zola is taken away.
The Chief wants to put a device into Henry, which worries Teddy. Also he wants Bailey to keep tabs on the procedure. Teddy is even more worried after Bailey is called in. Teddy is even more confused when the Chief asks her to perform the procedure.
Derek finds out that the Chief is going to try to take the blame for Meredith's behavior during the Alzheimer's trial. Meredith is reinstated at the hospital. The Chief then offers Bailey all of the diabetes cure research. Bailey is shocked but grateful.
After seeing Susannah reunited with her husband, Owen thinks about Cristina and their relationship. He's aware that she hasn't had the abortion yet, and they talk. Owen agrees to accompany her during the procedure.