The episode begins with the nurses on strike, leaving the doctors on their own. Not George, though. As a boy from a union family, he won't cross that picket line.
Meredith finds an elderly patient short of breath and tries to revive her until a trio of the patient's effervescent friends question Dr. Grey's treatment. With Bailey on leave, Cristina is fed up with the perky Sydney and asks Dr. Burke to step in, which may not have the results she intends.
Later on, Meredith discovers more about her mother's relationship with Chief Webber, while Izzie treats a pregnant teenager and offers a surprising glimpse into her own past.
We're counting the days until new episodes return next Thursday. For now, a special Friday edition of "Break On Through" will have to do.
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