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OWNING THE ROOM Derek (Patrick Dempsey), Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), Callie (Sara Ramirez), and Cristina (Sandra Oh) pitch their plan to a potential investor.
One billionaire. That's all that Team Derek needed. The team's first proposal was deemed "neat" by a set of hoodie-wearing junior executives. But apparently neat is slang for potentially worth $175 million, because they got a second meeting, this time with three very straight-faced suits. Luckily, between Stan's configurations and Derek's smile, the team was granted 15 minutes with the billionaire himself: Julian Castle. 15 minutes to save it all. Cristina said it best: "No pressure or anything."
However, pressure wasn't confined solely to the members of Team Derek. Bailey was taking on what she considered to be a good-as-dead patient Meredith had left behind. But thanks to Mer and intern Heather's new phone relationship, Bailey was able to plan one last experimental surgery before hearing the news that Cahill was planning to sell the hospital to Pegasus for one purpose: to liquidate its assets. Once again, Heather -- and her new hairdo -- was the one to hear the news, and she wasn't shy about sharing it. How did she put it? Pegasus was "stripping us for parts like a busted-ass truck." Looks like someone could use some poetic-speech lessons from Richard, who was busy cluing Jackson in on the plan that he himself knew nothing about.
After Jackson got to thinking about seriously moving to Boston, he found Richard to talk about what brought on the poetry and optimism of that morning. Richard informed him that when he walked in on Meredith and people talking last week, "they slammed the door in my face like I was Diane Keaton at the end of The Godfather." And based on his extensive past of watching Unsolved Mysteries (and solving three of them!), Richard had a gut feeling that his peers were up to something. And boy was he right.
Back at Callie and Arizona's apartment, Team Derek was in full preparation mode. 15 minutes was all they had to answer all of Castle's questions before he boarded a plane to Dubai and left them without jobs/lives. When it came time to meet Castle face-to-face, Derek took the lead. He was sincere, and in the words of Castle, he was "great." But the docs weren't the only ones who prepared for the meeting. Castle was very impressed with each of their résumés, which he recited to them rather impressively if I do say so myself. Experimental trials and mind-blowing surgeries were all things Castle liked, but there was something that he didn't like: the team's lack of administrative leadership experience. He just wasn't feeling it. Womp, womp.
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