Woooooo! Hot Major Hunt is BACK! Hooray for hot new men on my Thursday nights. Wait, what's that you say? There were 40-something other minutes of this episode too? Okay, fine, here you go.
The Big Surgery of the Week is a project Bailey has been working on -- a six-way kidney transplant. Guest stars galore abound at Seattle Grace, and it seems only Bailey and Lexie can really remember who is getting whose kidney. (No matter, everyone is color-coded during surgery.) One of the donors is a girl who seems to be donating out of the goodness of her heart, but who bristles every time someone tells her what a good deed she is doing. She finally loses it and begins yelling at the recipient of her kidney, who happens to be the married man she's been seeing for the last three years. His wife, who is one of the donors, gets so angry that she pulls out of the surgery, which means the entire thing falls apart. Bailey, not allowed to coerce anyone into donating, instead just has a talk with the woman in her awesome Bailey way, and so she decides to do the right thing and participate after all. Everything is going like clockwork until Meredith drops one of the donor kidneys on the floor. It's pretty bad timing for her, since she's been really angry at Derek for getting all of the credit from their brain tumor clinical trial of last season. Fortunately, the kidney ends up working fine after all, the Chief tells her to forgive herself, and Bailey convinces an righteously indignant Derek (who thinks that, as the attending, he has a right to all of the credit) to just thank his girlfriend for coming up with the trial in the first place and helping him... so he gives Mere a glowing kidney in a jar for her bedside table -- that means true love.
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