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This week was really an exercise in balancing the depressing with the absurd, so let's get the depressing out of the way first. Derek starts his clinical trial and as promised, he doesn't let Meredith assist since he thinks it will make things too personal.
Even though she knew this would be the case, she's miffed, all the more so when she finds out Alex won the job instead. The boys quickly realize, however, that this isn't just a matter of compiling data for research; Alzheimer's tends to rip families apart, and they're going to have a hard time not getting emotional during this study.