Grey's Anatomy

Hope for the Hopeless

Season 8, Ep 12, Aired 1/19/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Richard performs his 10,000th surgery on a pair of bickering sisters who come into the hospital for a liver transplant; Derek and Lexie take on a neuroblastoma case that has been previously deemed inoperable; Teddy and Cristina cross the line when they go against Owen's orders and try to steal a case from Alex and Dr. McQueen; Ellis Grey's shadow looms as Meredith searches for a specialty; meanwhile Adele is brought into the hospital after she is found wandering the streets.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kim Raver

    Dr. Teddy Altman

  • Jessica Capshaw

    Dr. Arizona Robbins

  • Sarah Drew

    Dr. April Kepner

  • Jesse Williams (II)

    Dr. Jackson Avery

  • Ellen Pompeo

    Dr. Meredith Grey

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  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Did anyone else shed a tear?..

    By Birty72, Mar 07, 2012

  • Emotional Episode

    By wanderer79, Jan 27, 2012

  • Two passionate scenes make this a great episode

    By franksmama, Jan 21, 2012

  • Owen and Christina

    By ErinMitchell, Jan 20, 2012

  • emotional...

    By greysncis2010, Jan 20, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (29)

    • Callie: Hey, that dress you guys got Zola? She loved it. Arizona: Sofia loved it, too. Did you love it, Mark? Mark: It was adorable. Julia: What can I say? I have great taste. Oh, I'm gonna get a refill. Anyone? Callie: Oh, I would love a glass of red. (Julia walks off) Mark: Enough of that. Callie (laughs): Oh, Mark. Mark: You two are the ones that love her. It's like you want to take her behind a mini mart, knock her up, and have all her babies. Callie: Oh, my God. You guys would have such beautiful babies. Arizona: Well, then Sofia would have a sibling. Mark: Except I'm not there yet. She's great. And I'm happy you all get along, but I'm not rushing this. I rushed it with Addison. I tried to force Lexie to be a grandmother, for God sakes. I'm not doing that again. Callie: Wow. That is so adult.

    • Cristina: I know you're mad, I'm sorry. Owen: Sorry that you did it or you're sorry that I'm mad? (sighs) Teddy never came to find me after surgery. Cristina: Yeah, well, she's tired. Owen: I bet. I'm taking you off of her service permanenlty. I'm not sure what she's gonna do without you as her security blanket-- Cristina: Absolutley not. Owen: Well, this is the downside-- Cristina: Did you hear what I just said? Absolutley not. Owen: I think 'thank you' is what you were looking for, because frankly, I could've fired you both. Cristina: You have no idea what's going on here, do you? Owen: I have a very good idea. Cristina: You let me operate on her husband, and now he's dead. She gets whatever she wants. Do you understand? Anything she wants from me, ever.

    • Owen: It was an impossible situation. Cristina: Yes, and it was your call. You put Henry on my table. And then you had me lie to Teddy just like you did. Those were your decisions. Yeah, you wanna be chief? These are the consequences. Owen: Don't talk to me about consequences. You can't even accept a simple punishment for what you did today. Cristina: You don't get to punish me. Okay? It- It's not my fault Teddy hates you. But don't take your guilt out on me. Owen: Guilt? (scoffs) I do-- I have nothing to be guilty about. This is all about you. It's always been about you. It's what you want. That's always been your position. I mean, we live like you want and how you want. You get whatever you want, all of the time! Cristina: This isn't about me! Owen: It is! It's about how you constantly ignore me! Constantly! You do what works for you. You don't care who you crush in the process... or who gets hurts! Cristina: It was one surgery, okay? It was one surgery. Owen: It was not one surgery! Do you hear me?! This was every choice that we've made in the last-- It was-- It was a life that I envisioned for myself, okay? This is not one surgery. Cristina: It all comes back to this? Owen: Yeah. Yeah. Crazy, right? That I would ever bring it up again. Cristina: Okay. Yes, okay? Yes. Yes! (voice breaking) Okay, it was a horrible situation, but it's over. Is it too much to ask that we just try and forget it? Owen: You killed our baby! You don't ever forget that!

    • Richard: I heard the good news. Bailey says that you're declaring general. Meredith: Actually, I'm not so sure anymore. Richard: Oh, oh. I... thought it was a done deal. I mean, it makes sense since you're-- Meredith: Because of my mother, I know. Don't you mention her, too. That's all anyone ever says-- It's in my blood. It's my legacy. That's why I don't want to do it. I don't want to be like my mother. Richard: Meredith, look at everything that you did today-- This party for you daughter, what you did for me in that O.R. ... You don't ever have to worry about being anything like your mother. I knew her, and you're nothing like your mother. You have a gift. Don't waste it.

    • Derek: They're not called lost causes because they're fun. Lexie: I don't need 'em to be fun. I just need them to not be like today. Derek: Mm. Okay. Let's flip. Heads, you keep doing lost causes. Tails, you can do the fun stuff. (Derek flips the coin, Lexie catches it in mid-air) Lexie: I'm in. Of course I'm in.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 19, 2012 on CTV
      Norway: July 10, 2012 on TV2
      Germany: October 10, 2012 on ProSieben

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