Callie and Arizona have to make a choice regarding surrogacy while the board has to decide whether to leave Cristina's seat on the board to Alex or Bailey. Amelia overhears the truth about Maggie Pierce.
In this Maggie centric episode, she continues to try to make a positive impression at the hospital but finds herself in extremely unfortunate situations. Meanwhile, Richard continues to hold onto his secret and the doctors work with a dying woman who is being kept alive by her daughter.
Owen introduces Callie to the Veterans Hospital patients in hopes that she will help them with her robotic limb lab, Jo becomes jealous of Alex and Meredith's friendship, and Maggie continues to confide in Richard. Meanwhile, Alex and Bailey prepare to go in front of the board.
Secrets from Ellis Grey's past come to light when Meredith watches old videos and reads through her mother's journals. Meanwhile, Maggie rocks the hospital with an unexpected announcement; Alex gets new responsibilities and Callie focuses her attention on the Veterans' project.
Callie and Arizona examine their marital problems and what's contributed to them. Meanwhile, Callie devotes herself to the veterans' project; Arizona strives to impress Dr. Herman; and Richard seeks guidance from Bailey.
A woman comes in badly hurt from a car jack and Owen pays some extra attention when she is found to have served in the military. Derek desperately tries to organize a dinner binding together Meredith's complicated family but is fought from every angle. Meanwhile April reacts strongly to the arrival of her mother and Arizona is fighting hard to manage under the pressure from her new "boss".
Arizona has to take care of one of Herman's patients. Everybody finds out Amelia was a drug addict and Derek lets her down. Jo has her first solo surgery. Maggie is invited to Ellis' house and Arizona decides to move in with Alex.
Pierce and Grey disagree with Derek about the best way to approach a patient's case, which lead the couple to a very big argument. Meanwhile Callie feels responsible for one of her veterans when he is pushed too far and a doctor's routine procedure shows devastating results.