Owen Hunt took the first courtroom shift with Callie as she faced being sued for malpractice after a hip replacement on a snowboarder resulted in dire complications for her patient. The surgeons of Grey Sloan Memorial had agreed to take turns being in the courtroom with Callie to show her their support in this emotional situation. Upon his arrival at the courthouse Owen, in full chief of surgery mode, shepherded Callie through a phalanx of reporters, making it clear his friend's safety was his first priority.
In a dramatic parallel arc to Callie's own struggle to process how this patient's case went so horribly wrong, we learned Cristina Yang was the surgeon who recommended Callie to help this patient. He had turned to Cristina for advice after her successful replacement of one of his heart valves. The two friends and surgeons worked fractiously together to prioritize next steps as the young snowboarder's condition began to deteriorate post-hip replacement. Their disagreement over treatment options continued into the boardroom as Cristina recommended the hospital settle the case with this patient given the media frenzy surrounding it.
Both Owen and Cristina had only minimal background courtroom scenes throughout the rest of the episode. They shared only one scene, if it can be called that, which consisted of a couple of intense yet inscrutable looks shared between them as they awaited the jury's verdict.
Elsewhere in the hospital: this episode shifted between professional scenes, in present time and in flashback, regarding the snowboarder's case and the parallel struggles occurring in Callie's relationship with her wife, Arizona Robbins.