Based on what we know of the Chief and Dr. McDreamy’s relationship, something is puzzling. The Chief knew the Shepherds had separated, yet he invited Mrs. McD to Seattle to confer on “a special case”. Then, after said case was over, he offered her the sun and moon to stay. Why?
Something seemed amiss when after his surgery he appointed Burke as Interim Chief instead of Dr. McD. Then, when Burke told him about his relationship with Christina, instead of reminding him that he could potentially be committing career suicide, he calmly told him he did the right thing unlike the married Dr. Shepherd. I remember Derek telling Burke that the Chief was an old mentor and that he was the one who invited him to Seattle Grace. Seeing as how they are old friends, shouldn’t the Chief have been surprised when he showed up without his wife and asked why? I am just having a hard time understanding why he is being so hard on him and kissing up to her. After all, he was the one who caught her with his best friend in their marital bed.