'Grey's Anatomy' recap: Pay No Attention to the Surgeon Behind the Curtain
Cristina is also distracting someone with nookie -- actually, three someones. The first two distractees are she and Owen, because they still can't really find anything to talk about since they haven't addressed the abortion, but they've managed to start filling in all of the awkward silences with sex all over the hospital. Richard keeps managing to accidentally stumble upon them in the act, and he yells at Owen to pull himself together and act like the Chief now; that means no more sex in conference rooms. He tells Cristina, but when they then encounter another awkward silence they just go home to drown it out with yet more sex. When she's not indisposed with Owen, Cristina and Callie are working on a tricky case that involves rebuilding a guy's spine. They run into some problems and Cristina keeps insisting that they do a less risky procedure instead even though that won't leave the guy with full mobility. When something goes wrong she freaks out and pulls her name off of the case so that she doesn't get a bad outcome on her record, but when it turns out that it was just a loose wire and the patient was fine, Callie refuses to let her back on and later lectures her that she has to start taking risks again if she wants to be great. Alex also gets the same lecture from Teddy when his patient insists on experimental surgery so that he won't have a big scar -- Alex researches it and ultimately decides not to do it because he feels it's too risky (he has a number of negative surgical outcomes on his own record already so he's trying to avoid more) and so Teddy goes ahead and does it anyway without him.
Callie is on edge in general because Mark and Arizona have managed to become BFFs, and the way they bonded was through cooking. She admits she wanted them to get along but now that they are together all the time acting like little Martha Stewarts and it's killing her own sex life with Arizona. Finally one evening she kicks out Mark and orders him to start having some sex of his own again so that he can focus his energies elsewhere and give her and Arizona some much-needed alone time again.