'Grey's Anatomy' recap: Here Come The Brides
The race for Chief Resident is seriously heating up, and all of the residents are looking pretty impressive. Meredith and Avery are both helping out on their fancy clinical trials, even though Avery is bitter about having to tend to mice as test patients until the FDA approval comes through on Richard's trial. But when something goes wrong with one of the rodents, he runs a slew of tests and is able to figure out what's wrong and how to fix it to hopefully make the trial that much more successful. April has learned a bit of Swahili to try and help her 10-year-old African patient feel more comfortable, but Stark is still feeling rejected and so is a total ass to her about it. When he finds her making corn porridge for the little girl, April finally stands up for herself and points out that she's done everything she possibly can medically and so if she can help a terrified kid feel a little bit better by giving her food that is more familiar and like she has at home, she'll do it. Stark finally swallows his hurt pride and recommends her as an awesome candidate to Owen. The current frontrunner, though, is Alex, for organizing the transport of all of the kids from Africa in the first place.
The person who isn't doing so well is Cristina, because she and Teddy are still at odds. Cristina goes to Owen to find out what she needs to do and he finally tells her to apologize. Teddy, meanwhile, is trying to come up with good reasons not to take Cristina back, because she's losing her resolve and could use her on an upcoming surgery. The reason Teddy is still so angry is because she thinks Cristina got lucky with the procedure that saved Callie's life, and is galled by the fact that Cristina doesn't see that and just thinks she's totally brilliant. When Cristina gives her a totally insincere apology, Teddy doesn't accept it. Later, at the wedding, Cristina finally tells Teddy what she sincerely thinks, which is that she's sorry Teddy is so threatened by her because she's such a good surgeon with great instincts like the one that saved Callie. Unsurprisingly, this goes over like a lead balloon.