Callie and Arizona have to make a choice regarding surrogacy while the board has to decide whether to give 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.
April stays positive as tests are run on her baby; Dr. Herman plans a crash course in fetal surgery; Callie and Owen encourage each other to return to the dating scene; Bailey, Meredith and Maggie try to learn more about a patient's tumor.
Maggie gets upset when Meredith dodges her questions about DC; Bailey and Ben become concerned about Ben's brother after he is admitted to the hospital, and Dr. Herman starts to warm up to Arizona. Meanwhile, Richard feels manipulated by Catherine.
The hospital doctors become fascinated with Dr. Herman's case when Amelia gives a lecture detailing the intricacies of the surgery. Arizona and Herman continue to bond over the amount of cases they are trying to complete before the big surgery. Meanwhile, Bailey brings them a case of a pregnant woman who is close to her heart.
A group of children visit the hospital on a field trip and observe two injured cops rushed into the emergency room. Meanwhile, Stephanie develops a crush on one of the chaperones, and Amelia's forced to confront her feelings about Owen.
Upon realizing that Owen and Amelia have been seeing each other behind her back, Meredith comes down hard on her sister-in-law causing Amelia to rethink things. Meanwhile, Catherine springs into action when a man is brought into the hospital after his wife seeks revenge on his cheating ways.