Abby: I can't shut my brain off. I keep thinking, why is the dopa at 17 instead of 20 and why don't they change the tube position? I can't see his eyes. Do you know what color they are?
Luka: They're blue.
Luka is actually teasing Abby in this scene; she's forgotten that Euro-American infants are generally born with silver-blueish eyes that change to their permanent color at approximately six month of age.
Goof: When Abby is holding Joe and Maggie walks in, Abby stands up with Joe against her shoulder and moves to cradle him. In the next few shots, though, he goes back to being against her shoulder, to being cradled, to being against her shoulder again.
Abby: I can't shut my brain off. I keep thinking, why is the dopamine at 17 instead of 20 and why don't they change the tube position? I can't see his eyes. Do you know what color they are?
Luka: They're blue.
Luka: Had to see it for myself. Archie Morris and Greg Pratt. Attendings, huh?
Abby: I can't do this. I can't pretend everything's going to be okay. Preemies don't make it out of the OR.
Maggie: Let it go. Abby, Abby. All the bad things you've seen, let it go.
Abby: And I can't believe I let myself get talked into this.
Maggie: Stop it!
Abby: I spent a month in the NICU, I know how this ends.
Maggie: Abby! You have a lot of great qualities, but optimism is not one of them.
Abby: Whose fault is that?
Maggie: Yeah. Alright. I did not create a good environment for a child to grow up believing things would work out. But you're not a child any longer. You're the mother now. And that baby down there needs you to believe he's going to be okay.
Surgeons: Another round of epi! Guys, he's grey. Point 2 of epi. 10 ccs of pav, now!
Abby: I'm trying! I am really, really trying! I'm trying!
(Talking to Morris, who is wearing a suit, purple shirt and tie)
Frank: Ohhh, what'd you do? Mug a pimp?
Morris: Yeah. Your dad says "hi."
Maggie: I've been through all of this.
Abby: Have you had a C-section, a hysterectomy, and a premature baby?
Frank: Do you want the walls eggshell or white?
Kerry: Do I look like Martha Stewart? I'm the Chief of Staff, I've got real work to do.
John Stamos becomes a series regular with this episode.
Morris: If Jerry had ended up in the hands of Barnett or Lockhart, he'd be rapping with Tupac right now.
This is a reference to rapper Tupac Shakur, who was fatally shot in Las Vegas in 1996. The murder has never been solved.