Grey's Anatomy

Let the Bad Times Roll

Season 8, Ep 22, Aired 5/3/12
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  • Episode Description
  • The residents agonize over their oral boards, reliving every answer they gave during their exams; Arizona's close childhood friend comes to Seattle Grace for medical help; the doctors work on a patient who is missing one third of his skull; and Julia asks Mark to start a family with her. Meanwhile Catherine tells Richard that one of his residents has failed.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ellen Pompeo

    Dr. Meredith Grey

  • Patrick Dempsey

    Dr. Derek Shepherd

  • Sandra Oh

    Dr. Cristina Yang

  • Chandra Wilson

    Dr. Miranda Bailey

  • Justin Chambers

    Dr. Alex Karev

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • 8.22 'Let the Bad Times Roll'

    By Edie70, May 06, 2012

  • Go Little grey!!

    By NettiDyla, May 04, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (29)

    • Jackson: What time you got? Cristina: 12:04. Jackson: Oh! It's supposed to come online at midnight. Meredith: I mean, it's four minutes late. Come on, people. Alex: Crazy doctors, they crashed the system. Meredith: I already know I failed, so I don't know why I keep hitting the refresh button. (they all keep refreshing their phones) Cristina: Okay, if anyone failed, it was me, because my guy had a vendetta. Alex: Please. I've got the odds on failure. Nurse (walks up): Are any of you on-call? I've got a trauma. All: No! Jackson: Wait, wait, wait. I passed. I passed. Cristina: I passed! I passed! Yes! Meredith: I passed! I passed! Oh, my God! Cristina: Alex? Alex: It's not coming up! Jackson: Here, here, use mine. (Alex looks at Jackson's phone and smiles, they all hug and celebrate)

    • Nick: Hey there, sunshine. Arizona: You feelin' okay? Nick: Yeah, you know, just groggy. You guys got good drugs in this place. Arizona: Good. What the hell were you thinking? Nick: Dude-- Arizona: You're an idiot. You should have called me. I mean, w-why didn't you call me?! I'm a doctor. What do you think I do all day long?! Instead you go to some quack in Tibet. I mean, you should have freaking called me! Nick: Naturopathy works, too, Flagstaff. Arizona: Whoa! It's not Flagstaff! And it's not Phoenix and it's not Tempe. It's Arizona Robbins, M.D. Do you know what that means? Nick: How do you spell it? Arizona: It's not funny, Nick! Nothing is funny. You're dying! And you know what hell it was when Tim died because you were there, and-and you and I barely made it through that. So to do nothing for six years and then come when it's too late, I-I... (voice breaks) Nick: Why do you think I didn't come to you sooner? As if after Tim died, I could... You think I don't know how this must feel for you? Arizona: You're an idiot! I couldn't have helped Tim, but I could have helped you!

    • Lexie: Oh, hey. Mark: Hey. Lexie: Thanks, uh, for today. For-- For letting me, uh... Mark: You did a good job in there. Lexie: Thanks. Mark: You okay? Lexie: I love you. Oh, G-- Oh, my God. That just came... fly-flying out of my face, like it was s-s-some kind of-- I-I l... I love you. I just-- God! Did it again! (laughs) I... I-I-I-I love you. I-I do. I just-- I-I love you. And I have been trying not to say it. I have been trying so hard to just mash it down and ignore it and not say it. And Jackson is a great guy. He-he is, and he... he's gorgeous, and-and he's younger than you, and he doesn't have any grandkids or-or babies with his lesbian BFFs and he's an Avery, and-and he liked me, you know? He... he really liked me. But it was never gonna work out because I-I love you. I am so in love with you. And you're-you're... you're in me. It's-- You're like... it's-- It's like you're a disease. It's like I am infected by Mark Sloan. (laughs) And I just can't... (voice breaking) I can't think about anything or anybody, and I can't sleep. (crying) I can't breathe. I can't eat. And I love you. I just... I love you all the time, just every minute of every day. And I-I-I... I-I... love you. God, that feels good, just to-to say that... to... I am... I feel so much better. Just... I love you.

    • Richard: Well, you don't want to miss your flight. Catherine: No, I don't want to miss my flight. I better go. (kisses his cheek) Richard, I don't regret last night one bit. Richard: Neither do I. It's just bad timing. You know, we live in different cities. It's-- It's too complicated right now. Catherine: Yeah, bad timing. Bye, Richard. Richard: Bye, Catherine. Safe flight. Uh, call me if you hear anything more about the boards. Catherine: Oh, I will. And call me when you get home, let me know you got there okay. Richard: I will. Catherine: Are... You going to the trauma and critical care conference in May? Richard: In New Orleans? I'm speaking at it. Catherine: Me, too. I'm at the Sonait house. Where are they putting you up? Richard: Uh... (checks his phone) Windsor Court. Catherine: Oh, no. The Sonait house is much better. The breakfast biscuits will make you jump up and down. When do you fly in? Richard: I fly in Thursday. Catherine: I fly in Thursday, too! (they both smile)

    • Alex: That was a trick question. Examiner 1: You had all the facts to answer. Alex: Yeah, but my answer was wrong. I'm gonna fail because of a trick question? Examiner 2: The questions are designed to get your response-- Alex: You've got to be kidding me?! Examiner 2: You missed your first session. You're lucky to be even getting this chance. Alex: Yeah, I missed my first session for the best freakin' reason. I was with a patient. For months with this kid who-- who doesn't have a chance, not a chance. And we give them a chance and we try everything, and then when there's nothing left to do, I'm supposed to just walk away from his mother? I had to be there. I had to. And what-- What did I miss here, a few more hypothetical trick questions? What are you staring at? You guys are doctors. You're supposed to decide if I'm gonna be a doctor, and you can't understand that? Examiner 2: Thank you, Dr. Karev. Alex: It's Karev! Can you at least tell me if I passed? (the examiners are silent)

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    Notes (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Don't You Give Up On Me" by Milo Greene (Derek unwraps the bandage around Charlie's head. Residents pile off of a shuttle bus. April goes to the ER.)
      "City Boy (K.K.S. Remix)" by White Arrows (Jackson bumps into Catherine. April struggles.)
      "Bells" by The Naked and Famous (April is in her camisole, trying to dry her blouse. April and Jackson commiserate over the exam. They start yelling. Two people make out.)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 3, 2012 on CTV
      Norway: September 25, 2012 on TV2
      Germany: December 19, 2012 on ProSieben

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