After a quick chat with his ex-wife, Owen barged into the board room and, with one final inspirational speech, convinced them to wait until the next day to make a decision on the Pegasus deal. Now it was Team Derek's turn. Or, more specifically, it was Derek and Richard's turn. After catching Castle on his way out, the two ex-chiefs boarded a helicopter with the billionaire for one last-ditch effort. And despite what was surely a moving speech from Richard and a genuine glance or two from Derek, Mr. Castle "wasn't feeling it." Cristina headed to Joe's -- Welcome back, Joe's! -- to tell Owen the bad news, and then they joined Alex (who stashed his good booze in the oven) for a drink and caught him up on their plan. It seemed all hope was lost. Callie and Arizona headed home to plan a potential move, and Derek went home to write letters of recommendation for the interns. Ugh. He's the best. How could Castle have turned him down?! Seriously.
After facing defeat, Richard headed back to Catherine's bed, where he filled her in on the day's failed efforts. He admitted that he wasn't ready to retire yet, and that was all Catherine needed to hear. She assembled the doctors at the break of dawn the next morning to inform them that the Harper Avery Foundation would be happy to invest in Seattle Grace. As Meredith's voice over put it, "There's a reason surgeons are willing to roll the dice on a risky go-for-broke, point-of-no-return surgery with potentially devastating consequences... sometimes it works."
However, did it technically work if Catherine appointed Jackson as Harper Avery's representative on Seattle Grace's board of directors?! As Catherine put it, "Now give your mama a kiss, Jackson. She just bought you a hospital." TWIST! Did you see the look on Richard's face? The poor guy clearly thought his pillow talk had saved the day only to find out that Jackson was going to be his boss?! Everybody's boss?! I'm not so sure Richard is going to be on board with this one.
Do you think Jackson will accept his mother's offer to be the representative for the Harper Avery Foundation? Does he have a choice? And how will the others react to having Jackson as a boss? I don't see it working out, if I'm being honest. And what about the many romances currently happening? Are Jackson and Stephanie becoming more serious? And when will Alex finally kiss Jo?
Regardless, Pegasus was officially kicked to the curb. The doctors trumped technology. Now what?