The new interns of Grey’s Anatomy trying to adjust to their new lives at Gray Sloan while operating in a high-stakes environment with little or no sleep. On the way to the hospital, Jules sees Mika get out of an old van, and Jules clearly thinks that Mika lives there.
Lucas basically lives at the hospital. Amelia finds Lucas and tells him to just come and stay at Meredith’s until he finds a place. “No special favors. We agreed,” Lucas tells Amelia.
Nick has taken Meredith up on her offer to run the residency program, and he has big plans for the interns. The thing is, he works all alone. He doesn’t really cooperate with Meredith on this, much to her dismay. Schmitt is the senior resident and shows that he has a little Bailey in him when it comes to the interns.
Owen is back at work, and Teddy hovers over him. She rushes him to have someone watch over him at all times so he doesn’t lose his license completely. Mika is assigned to Owen for the day, and she walks right in with them fighting. She begs Schmitt to be reinstated, but he refuses to help her.
A young patient named Chase, played by Modern Family alum Nolan Gould, is admitted with his friend after eating bad food. It looks like an open-and-shut case of food poisoning, but it’s anything but. Chase has a rash on his chest that keeps getting worse as the day goes by. Even Meredith can’t figure out what’s wrong with this kid. It developed into septic shock within hours. Meredith and Richard tell Simone and Jules to hit the books before it’s too late.
It seems that Taryn has given up her medical career for the time being in favor of bartending. Schmitt claims Meredith wants her back, but Taryn doesn’t believe him. He begs her to come back to the hospital. She gives a good performance and says she is happier as a bartender. But do we really believe her?
Richard looks at Teddy, and it’s pretty clear that she’s nearing her breaking point with the whole Owen situation. She’s had to juggle a lot these past few months, and Teddy needs a break.
Amelia tracks down Lucas and shows him some available apartments in the city. He tells her that she is floating and that he doesn’t want the other interns to know that they are related.
Jo and Bailey spend more time outside the hospital with the children. Bailey starts asking about what’s going on at the hospital. Jo gets frustrated because she thought Bailey just wanted to be her mom friend, but she’s just using her for information about the hospital. Bailey misses Gray Sloan, and it’s getting harder for her to hide it.
Meredith and Nick cross paths at the hospital, and their conversation is a little awkward, to say the least. Even Nick says that Meredith is “acting a little weird.” Before the convo can really get anywhere, Meredith is pulled away for an update on Chase. Link tells her and Jules that Chase’s leg has to go because it’s turning gangrenous. Link has Jules do the amputation.
In the middle of the surgery, Simone finds out what’s wrong with Chase by talking to his roommate. Chase has meningococcal, which is common in college dormitories, and was not vaccinated against it as a child.
Richard gets Owen’s side of the story when he has to supervise. “I’ve been miserable, Richard,” Owen admits of sitting around for the past 6 months. He did everything he could to distract him. During his rant, he says that Teddy is the one who told them to run, and he listened to her because he loves her. Now they are broke and have problems. Richard suggests some physical space for both.
After Chase’s surgery, Meredith tells Simone to comfort Jules. She says it’s “too early to be numb.” Simone listens to Meredith and brings Jules to the gift shop.
Meredith and Nick finally have a conversation about their feelings. “Why do you seem angry with me?” Nick asked Meredith. Just as they’re about to get into the nitty-gritty, Owen shows up. He can no longer work for Teddy. He pleads with Nick and Meredith to work and teach under Nick for 6 months.
After Owen leaves, Nick says he doesn’t have time for all this back and forth. Meredith admits that she’s still in love with Nick, and she’ll say it as many times as he needs to believe it. That’s really all Nick needed to hear. She asks him to accompany her to Zola’s presentation.
Trying to avoid revealing that he is related to Amelia, Lucas now has to deal with the fact that Blue believes he is sleeping with Amelia. Honesty is truly the best policy here.
At Zola’s presentation, Zola gets nervous while speaking on stage. Meredith knows something is wrong. Zola begins to have a panic attack and believes her mother and aunt are going to die of Alzheimer’s just like her grandmother. Meredith rushes up to the stage to comfort Zola in the final moments of the episode.