I love when shows do things like try to convince us that something has been going on all along that clearly hasn't. So, while Mark hasn't even been a doctor at Seattle Grace for two years, he's somehow been working on setting up a face transplant surgery for the last three. His patient is a really sweet guy who has no family, and friends that he has only met online are arriving to take care of him after it's over. They arrive early and he freaks out since he didn't want them to see his pre-op (lack of) face but manages to be convinced by the doctors that it will be okay. He lets his three friends see him, and of course they are amazing and love him no matter what the state of his face -- something that Izzie takes particular note of since she's trying to hide her cancer from everyone. The face transplant is successful and totally tear-jerking, and afterward it also convinces Lexie to kiss Mark in front of all of the other interns who have been total jerks about their rumored relationship. The interns don't really have any stones to throw, however, given that they have their own dramas going on that totally mirror some of the things our gang went through in their own intern year.
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