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The merger craziness picks up where it left off last week, but mercifully only Cristina and Callie are really still crazed with it. Callie spends the hour putting off actually talking to the Chief about getting her job back and instead just keeps practicing the talk using Arizona as a sounding board. Arizona finally gets sick of it and knocks a little sense back into Callie so that she faces up to it like an adult. When Callie goes to see Richard, she is the first person to acknowledge that this must be a really hard time for him and that seems to do the trick, as he welcomes her right back to Seattle Grace as an attending. Cristina doesn't have such an easy time of it.
She spends the hour skulking around, trying to find (or steal) a surgery and generally freaking out. She finally walks in on Derek and Hunt talking to Mark about a penile implant surgery he's about to do, and without knowing what the surgery entails she immediately asks to get in on it. Delighted, Mark takes her up on it and while she's not happy when she realizes what it is, she manages to suck it up and do the job with dignity, at least. She then goes to Richard and says that as long as there's no good cardio attending to teach her, he might as well cut her because he needs to make cuts, and she needs to learn and isn't learning if she can't actually get on any surgeries, especially cardio. That's left unresolved, but I think it's safe to say that one of the show's best actors isn't going anywhere.
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