Grey's Anatomy

Season 2 Episode 17

(As We Know It) (2)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 12, 2006 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Dr. Milton's character appears earlier in the season in episode 6. However, in that episode, his name is Dr. Adams.

    • Goof: When the bomb explodes and Meredith falls to the floor, her hands fall to her sides facing down. In the next shot, her hands are up and fall in the opposite direction.

    • Goof: When George is stitching up the paramedics hand, an ambulance pulls up outside. If the hospital was closed to all trauma, why did an ambulance pull up?

    • Goof: When Cristina is in Derek's O.R. she notices the bomb squad and Meredith in the hallway. Before she leave the room she takes off her operating gown and hands it off to an extra. When she gets outside into the hallway she is still partially wearing it.

  • Quotes

    • Meredith: I can't! No. I can't. This is crazy. Burke, you gonna go? You go. Both of you should go.
      Burke: Nobody's dying today, Grey.
      Dylan: Meredith I want you to look at me. Look at me. I know this is mad. And I know that I'm this ass who's been yelling at you all day. So you pretend that I'm not. You pretend that I'm someone you like. Whatever you need. But you need to listen to me.

    • (Meredith is about to pull the bomb out)
      Dylan: Meredith.
      Meredith: George and Izzie shouldn't have to move out.
      Dylan: No. You hear me.
      Meredith: You should make sure. Make sure that they, that they get to stay in the house.

    • Derek: You didn't answer my question, Yang.
      Cristina: Sir?
      Derek: How's the girl with the bomb? (Cristina looks conflicted)
      Cristina: It's Meredith. (Derek looks startled) The girl with the bomb is Meredith.

    • George: Dr. Milton shouldn't have left you. He's a coward.
      Hannah: I'm a coward.
      George: No.
      Hannah: I ran away. ... You think you're going to be different. You think you're gonna be the kind of person who stays and does something. (she shakes her head) You know a good man in a storm. I'm a paramedic. I'm supposed to stay and do something. I'm not supposed to run away. I'm not supposed to hide under the stairs cause I left two people to die. I'm supposed to stay and do something. I ran away.

    • Meredith: Let's go over it again.
      Dylan: The device is shaped like a rocket. About 8 inches long. We're going to have everything ready. Dr. Burke's team is going to be in place. My team is going to be in place. And I'm going to ask you to take the hand that you have in Mr. Carlson, wrap it around the device-
      Meredith: -- And pull it out.
      Dylan: Level. Pull it out while keeping it level.
      Meredith: You know I don't like you very much.
      Dylan: I don't like you either.

    • (Alex and Izzie are putting their clothes back on in the linen closet)
      Alex: It's gonna be okay.
      Izzie: You don't know that.
      Alex: It's just what you say.
      Izzie: I know. (she moves to leave)
      Alex: Where you going?
      Izzie: I cant just- I, I gotta do something to help. ... Thank you. For saying that it's going to be okay. Even if it's just what you say.

    • George: Dr. Montgomery-Shepherd just talked to the Chief. They're really worried about you. She's on the phone with Mercy West right now to see if they have any O.R's available.
      Bailey: I need someone to drive me home.
      George: They're talking about doing an emergency C-section.
      Bailey: They can talk all they want. I'm not going to Mercy West. This baby is not coming out. I need a ride! I can't focus enough to drive myself. (her voice cracks) And Tucker ... I need a ride.
      George: You could lose it! You know this!
      Bailey: I told you already. I'm not having this baby until tomorrow.
      George: This baby could die before it's even born!
      Bailey: Can you give me a ride home?!
      George: Dr. Bailey--
      Bailey: Then get out!

    • Addison: Calm down.
      Richard: Calm down? I have an evacuated O.R. A bomb in a body cavity. A missing paramedic! An intern with her hand on the explosive! Two world class surgeons in harm's way! (George walks up behind them) A man on a table who may bleed out at any moment unless we move the bomb from his chest! And my favorite resident in labor who you're now telling me refuses to push! Really, calm down? You really want to say to me calm down?
      Addison: Okay, don't calm down!
      George: Dr. Bailey is scared, sir. It's a day to be scared.
      Addison: She won't let me examine her but from what I can tell her contractions are 40 seconds apart and she's refusing to push. The baby could go into distress and if she doesn't come out of this and soon, then I'm gonna need an O.R to do an emergency C-section.
      Richard: I can't give you an O.R, Addie! I don't have an O.R to give. Can't you convince her to push? Bailey's rational.
      Addison: She's not Bailey right now! She's a woman in labor whose husband is in surgery next to a bomb.
      Richard: So is yours.
      Addison: This about Bailey. I need an O.R.
      Richard: I don't know what to tell you.
      Addison: Look Richard, we have about an hour to change Bailey's mind and then I'm going to need you to get me an O.R. Build me an O.R. Find me a helicopter to fly me to any O.R in the city. Otherwise instead of having a baby, she'll be losing one. (walks away)

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): In hospitals they say you know. You know you're going to die. Some doctors say it's a look patients get in their eyes. Some say there's a scent, a smell of death. Some say there's just some kind of sixth sense, when the great beyond is headed for you, you feel it coming. Whatever it is, it's creepy. Because if you know, what do you do about it? Forget about the fact that you're scared out of your mind. If you knew this was your last day on earth, how would you want to spend it?

    • Dylan: You realize how stupid that was.
      Cristina: It was Mer. Incredibly stupid!
      Meredith (to Cristina): Okay you know when you don't need to be made fun of? Like when you've got your hand inside a body that's got a bomb in it and a stranger is velcroing a flak jacket to your boobs.
      Cristina: Okay.
      Dylan: You've got a sense of irony.
      Meredith: Only when things are really ironic. (she turns to Cristna) ... I had a feeling. (Cristina gives Meredith an 'I cannont believe you said that.' look)

    • Addison: Dr. Bailey I need you to turn on your back. I need you to push.
      Bailey: Leave me alone.
      Addison: Miranda. (to a nurse that is also in there) I can't let her go any longer. I'm gonna go tell Richard that he has to get us an O.R, okay? (Addison moves to leave)
      George: Dr. Bailey, I'm surprised at you. I really thought -- this is not how I thought you would do this.
      Addison: Dr. O'Malley, I don't think that--
      George (ignores Addison and moves to Bailey's bedside): I truly- ... I expected more.
      Addison: George.
      George: You're Dr. Bailey. (she cries a litte) You don't hide from a fight, you don't give up, you strive for greatness. You, Dr. Bailey... you are a doer. And ... I know your husband's not here, and I know there are a lot of things going on here that we have no control over. But this... (he lifts her chin up so he can look directly at her) this, we can do. Okay? (Bailey half nods, crying) Okay.

    • Richard (laying in a hospital bed): That's it I'm getting up.
      Izzie: Sir! You should really wait until we get the blood work back.
      Adele (appears in the doorway): You can talk to me, Dr. Stevens.
      Izzie: Um... um... okay. Your husband should really wait until we get the blood work back for confirmation.
      Richard: Okay, out! Both of you! (Alex and Izzie leave)
      Adele: You're gonna have to body check me to do so.
      Richard: There is a bomb.
      Adele: I heard.

    • (After Derek's surgery, after the whole bomb thing is over)
      Derek: Where is she?
      Richard: You had to be a cowboy.
      Derek (looking around): Wh-Where is she?
      Richard: She's right here.
      Addison (walks quickly up to him and hugs him): Derek. You're okay. Oh, thank God, you're okay. (Derek has his head on Addison's shoulder and looks over at Richard)
      Adele (to Richard): That is not the 'she' he was askin' for.

    • Alex: Well, blood work's back. The Chief has an anxiety attack. (he sighs) Who's gonna tell him?
      Izzie: Um... I gave you sex in the linen closet, you tell him.
      Alex (nods): Fair enough.

    • Burke: You know it was really stupid of you not to evacuate?
      Derek: You too.
      Burke: Yeah, I know.
      Derek: We should consider a change in profession.
      Burke: Yes, we should.
      Derek: Now can you operate and remove the device from the guy?
      Burke: After the bomb squad is through assessing him, I'm going to try.
      Derek: Gotta say I don't wanna be the guy that kills Bailey's husband.
      Burke: And I don't want to be the guy that kills us all.

    • Burke: Time for you to go.
      Cristina: No, I'm staying.
      Burke: There's nothing more you can do here. We've got it covered. (Cristina doesn't move) Cristina this is not another clueless surgery. This ammo can go off at any time and kill everyone in this room. Do you get that? You can not be in here.
      Cristina: Do you think this about surgery--
      Burke (whispers to her): Cristina I can not do this with you in here! I can not think! (Cristina just looks at Meredith)
      Meredith: We'll be fine. It's okay.
      Cristina: You know in the movies, how there's always the hero and then there's the other guy? You know, the guy who sees danger, and then runs in the opposite direction?
      Burke: Yes.
      Cristina: Be the other guy. (Meredith is watching them teary-eyed. Cristina leaves)

    • George (finds Addison sitting alone in the hallway, she looks upset): Dr. Montgomery-Shepherd, what are we gonna do? I mean, about Dr. Bailey. Ca-can we drug her?
      Addison: Against her will?
      George: No. Well... yes. (Addison looks annoyed) Can't we force her? If... uh, declare her temporarily insane?
      Addison (scoffs): You want me to declare Miranda Bailey, Miranda Bailey incompetent? Do you think that will help? Do you think that will make her more inclined, more comfortable giving birth?
      George: I don't know that's why--
      Addison: Do you think I'm not doing everything I can to help her? I mean do you think I'm just out here because I don't know feel a little lazy, just need a little me time?
      George: I'm just asking.
      Addison (yells): Stop asking! Because no matter what you ask the answer is I don't know. I'm doing everything thing I can! Everything I can! Miranda Bailey's husband is in mortal danger. Actual mortal danger! And there's not a lot I can say to comfort her right now because there's not a lot that anybody can say to comfort me! I'm doing my best! Dr. Bailey is doing her best! And I need you to do your best! And I need it to better than standing here asking me the world's most stupidest question! I don't know O'Malley! (George nods, looking a little upset, and walks away)

    • Meredith (to Burke and Dylan who are whispering to each other): Stop it. I'm not a patient.
      Dylan: What?
      Meredith: The two of you are looking at me the way we look at patients. Like I'm going to freak out at any minute. I'm not gonna freak out so whatever it is just tell me straight out.
      Burke: The main oxygen line runs directly under this room.
      Meredith: Okay. (Burke just stares at her) Not okay... Well? I need one of you to tell me what this means, exactly. Because I think I know what it means, but I tend to be glass half empty these days. So, I won't trust what I think it means because what I think it means is that if the bomb were to explode over the oxygen line the whole hospital could blow up. ... And that's just crazy, right?

    • George: Oh, Dr. Bailey, I can see the top of his head, he's got a lotta hair! Oh, he's cute.
      Bailey: O'Malley?
      George: Yeah?
      Bailey: Stop lookin' at my va-jay-jay. (he looks away instantly)
      George: Yes ma'am.

    • Derek: You almost died today.
      Meredith: Yeah. I almost died today. (they look at each other for a bit, he turns to leave) I can't... I can't remember our last kiss. All I could think about was I'm going to die today and I can't remember our last kiss. Which is pathetic, but the last time we were together and happy I want to be able to remember that. And I can't Derek. I can't remember.
      Derek: I'm glad you didn't die today. (goes to leave but turns around) It was a Thursday morning. You were wearing that ratty little Dartmouth t-shirt you look so good in. The one with the hole in the back of the neck. You'd just washed your hair and you smelled like some kind of flower. I was running late for surgery. You said you were gonna see me later and you leaned to me, you put your hand on my chest and you kissed me. Soft. Was quick, kinda like a habit. You know, like we'd do it every day for the rest of our lives. You went back to reading the newspaper and I went to work. That was the last time we kissed.
      Meredith (beat): Lavender. My hair smelled like lavender from my conditioner.
      Derek: Lavender. Huh.

    • (Dylan is with Meredith while they're moving Mr. Carlson to another O.R)
      Cristina: What are you doing?
      Dylan: I thought Dr. Burke told you to leave.
      Meredith: We're moving to an O.R further away from the oxygen line. You know in case we blow up.
      Dylan: I distinctly remember him telling you to leave!
      Cristina: Where is he?
      Meredith: Prepping the O.R.
      Cristina: Then he'll never know, will he.
      Dylan: You stay over there. You stay over there! (he directs Cristina to stand a few feet away in another hallway, she can still see everything) You ready? (Meredith nods and they start wheeling the gurney again)
      Meredith: Tell me something.
      Cristina: What?
      Meredith: Cristina, I have my hand on a bomb. I'm freaking out and, most importantly, I really have to pee. Tell me anything.
      Cristina: He told me he loved me. Last night, he thought I was sleeping, but I heard him say it.
      Meredith: Burke loves you.
      Cristina: Yeah. (to Dylan who is watching her) Mind your own business.
      Meredith: Burke loves you.
      Cristina: Yeah, everybody has problems.
      Meredith: Well, are you gonna say it back?
      Christina: Of course not. He didn't say it to me. He said it to the sleeping me. Reciprocity is not required. Besides, he might blow up.
      Meredith: Excellent point. (the gurney hits something)
      Dylan: All right everybody. Let's keep placing one foot in front of the other. Nice and slow. Alright Meredith we're almost there.
      Meredith: Okay.
      Dylan: We're almost there. Nice and Easy. You ready?
      Meredith: Yeah.
      Dylan: Alright let's go. Nice and slow. (they start moving the gurney again)
      Cristina: You had to say you were going to die today.
      Meredith (shrugs): I told you.

    • Meredith: Is this the strangest thing that's ever happened in your O.R.?
      Burke: I'd have to say that it is.
      Meredith: Good, cause I'm very competitive.
      Burke: All the best surgeons are.

    • Izzie: I laugh at funerals.
      Alex: I don't go to funerals. (Izzie smiles and starts to kiss him) Izzie. Iz. (he looks at her and Izzie pulls away)
      Izzie: I was jealous. I was jealous of Meredith and the surgery and I (pause) I was jealous and now... I was jealous, Alex. (Alex strokes her cheek and then kisses her)

    • George: I felt colors are brighter. Does anyone feel like colors are brighter? My head hurts.
      Alex: It's adrenaline. You have the smell thing, cause I have like this crazy--
      Izzie: Shut up!
      Alex: Are you okay?
      George: Of course she's not okay. How could she possibly be okay? You're insensitive.
      Alex: I'm not insensitive.
      Izzie: Would you two just shut up! Nobody cares if the blue is bluer or if you have super smelling powers. Meredith could die. Any minute she could just die. Actually stop living. Dead. Corpse. (starts giggling) I'm sorry. Sorry. God, I have really inappropriate reactions to this kind of stress. I'm sorry. (she gathers herself) Hold on. Mmm.
      George: Okay?
      Izzie: Yeah.
      Alex: Should we like, should we like do something? Call Meredith's family?
      George: We are Meredith's family. (Izzie starts giggling again)
      Izzie: I'm sorry. (she gets up and leaves still giggling. Alex follows)
      George: We are Meredith's family.

  • Notes

    • In 2008, The Emmys Academy chose the most memorable drama TV moments. The explosion, was in the top 5.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Bulgaria: July 17, 2006 on bTV
      Spain: September 5, 2006 on Cuatro
      UK: November 16, 2006 on Living TV
      Sweden: November 28, 2006 on Kanal 5
      Germany: January 16, 2007 on PRO7
      Croatia: February 26, 2007 on NOVA TV
      Finland: February 28, 2007 on Nelonen
      Italy: April 13, 2007 on Italia 1
      Ireland: June 19, 2007 on RTE Two
      Romania: July 3, 2007 on TVR1

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. I Tell Myself by Correatown
      2. Stay Where You Are by Ambulance LTD
      3. World Spins Madly On by The Weepies
      4. Back In The Wild by Greenskeepers
      5. Breathe (2AM) by Anna Nalick
      6. Unlike Me (acapella mix) by Kate Havnevik
      7. Homebird by Foy Vance

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: (As We Know It)

      The title of this episode, combined with its first part of a two-part episode, It's the End of the World, is a reference to the REM song, It's the End of the World (As We Know It) which was originally released with the title It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine).