Cristina spent the episode unsure where she stood with Meredith and trying to lean on ex Owen for emotional support. He's duly supportive, but it's clear that he's not as invested as he would be if he and Cristina were still a couple.
Meanwhile, Shane devoted his time at the hospital this episode to helping one of Heather's new patients — finally coming to terms with her death and finally starting to feel comfortable continuing her work, a major step up from his mindset last episode.
At the end of the episode, after Cristina ultimately decided that attending Meredith's party would be too uncomfortable for both of them, she heads to Joe's Bar and plops down on one of the stools, only to realize that Shane is two stools down.
After a little idle chatter, Shane narrows that space — smoothly sliding onto the stool next to her as he asks, "Can I buy you a drink?"
Cristina's eyebrows shoot upward in surprise, as do all of ours, and she responds, "Tequila."
And we just got pretty hot underneath the collar!
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