Dr. Webber spends a few so-lonesome-it'd-drive-him-to-drink minutes at home, then wheels right back into the hospital to great fanfare. He tells Bailey about feeling his brain cells wither and die after watching too much reality TV (we've all been there!), then unknowingly corrupts Bailey's anti-OCD suture test by cleaning up the mess on her tool table, like any responsible surgeon would.
It's great to see guest star Illeana Douglas as the psychologist helping (or from Bailey's point of view, tormenting) Bailey overcome her obsessive tendencies. I currently think of her as sexy mortician Angela because I've been watching Six Feet Under lately, but she's great in everything and she's been in, like, practically everything. Always a pleasure.
FINALLY Bailey agrees to take her OCD medication after a heart to heart with Webber, who reminds her that as an alcoholic, he's had to face the non-televised reality that he has a disease and it can't be cured, but it can be managed. "Accept that you have a disease, baby," he purrs as Kendrick Lamar sings "I'm Dying of Thirst." She takes the pills right as he speaks of "money and power." They're what hospitals are all about.
Another perk of hospitals: Research! Derek and Callie become frustrated with their brain-mapping test subject Becca, who's developed quite the defeatist attitude as she fails to use her brain to will a mechanical hand to move. Callie's ready to give up, but Derek's not. Maybe he just hasn't found the right thing to tell her.
"She shows up every day. She is trying," Derek reminds Callie, who's frustrated with Arizona but more importantly at herself. Much like Becca, Callie is just so sick of fighting all the time, she says. Derek gazes intently into the water bottle Callie wishes was gin instead, and a light bulb goes off. He shall turn it into gin! No. He needs to take what Becca really longs to do -- connect with her partner again and do things for him -- and find a way for that to compel her instead of mere directives from him, like "lift a finger" or "get a drink." When you're thirsty, the physical steps required to obtain a beverage just come naturally.
Derek asks Becca to look at her husband and just think about what she wants to say to him. It works! The high-tech BioHand outstretches its fingers one by one. We have made contact!
"Oh, Becca, you touched me. I never thought you'd do that again." Callie weeps for her own love. And when she gets back to her home state, she's not interested in another fight with Arizona about how they're fighting. Just as Arizona protests, "Everything I say seems to piss you off…" Callie pulls her in for a deep kiss. "I think talking may be the problem."
TOUCHING RULES. The end.
What'd you think of "Man on the Moon"?