Grey's Anatomy

Moment of Truth

Season 8, Ep 21, Aired 4/26/12
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  • Episode Description
  • After eight years of practice, the residents head to San Francisco for their oral boards; sparks fly between Catherine and Richard when they bump into each other at the hotel; Bailey intervenes after Owen and Teddy get into a heated argument about their young car crash patient; and Mark tries to recruit Lexie for one of his cases. Meanwhile, Alex feels guilty for being away from the hospital when Tommy's health begins to failmoreless

  • 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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  • 8.21 "Moment of Truth"

    By Edie70, Apr 27, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (39)

    • Jackson: Good luck. April? ... Come on, you're not even gonna look at me or-- April: No. No, it's not you Jackson. It's... Jesus. I was a virgin because I love Jesus. And now Jesus hates me.

    • Derek: Well, we did it. We made it through the night. You know why, Zola? 'Cause we're survivors, me and you. And your mom's gonna pass the boards, and hopefully you don't throw up on me in the next 15 minutes, right? (Lexie walks in) Where have you been all night? Lexie: At the hospital. I was finishing your neuro research. Why is she in a bumblebee costume? Derek: Oh, she's thrown up on all of her other clothes. Lexie (sighs & sits down): Mark says that he misses me. But I miss him, you know? I, uh... I really... (voice breaking) I really miss him. You know, he thinks-- He thinks that I still love Jackson, but I try to tell him that I don't, I try to tell him that I still love him... But-- But I-I open my mouth... (crying) and nothing comes out. And everything is terrible. Derek: It's gonna be okay. It's gonna be okay.

    • Jackson (knocking on door): Fine, Ma. You were right. I always feel-- (Richard opens the door) Oh. Sorry I thought this was my mom's room. Richard: Uh, uh, no, no problem. I thought you were room service. No problem at all. (Richard shuts the door, Jackson looks confused then realizes and knocks again, Catherine answers) Catherine (hands Jackson the pencil): Good luck, baby. (shuts door, to Richard) Do you think he's traumatized? Richard: For life. (they laugh)

    • Meredith: Are you up? Cristina: Uh huh. How are you feeling? Meredith: Worse. Cristina: Get up. Meredith: Seriously, Cristina, I don't think I can. Cristina: Open the door. Meredith: Just go get ready, I'll be fine. Cristina: Open the door, Mer. (Mer opens the door, and then throws up) Okay, now that's the last time that you throw up. Mind over matter. You can do this.

    • Arizona: How's Morgan doing? Alex: She just lost her baby. How do you think she's doing? Arizona: Okay, look, Karev-- Alex: Oh, come on. It's been a long night. Whatever you want to nag me about just-- Can't it wait? Arizona: No, it can't. I need you as my PEDS fellow next year. I need you to pass your boards, and you can't pass your boards unless you take them. Alex: Look... (sighs) I need to stay here with Morgan-- Arizona: Morgan needs to get by without you right now. You were her baby's doctor, that's all. She's gonna be okay, I will make sure she is. Alex: The test is gonna be like, in-- in three hours. Arizona: I have never once seen you give up on a patient, Karev. Don't give up on this. Alex: I'm never gonna get there in time. Arizona: Try.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 26, 2012 on CTV
      Finland: June 6, 2012 on Nelonen
      Norway: September 18, 2012 on TV2
      Germany: December 12, 2012 on ProSieben

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