Dr. Meredith Grey
Dr. Cristina Yang
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Dr. Alex Karev
Dr. George O'Malley
Dr. Miranda Bailey
Dr. Finn Dandridge
Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres
Goof: Around 25:00 minutes into the episode, Derek's seizure patient is being observed by Izzie and George while playing a video game. On the monitor in the background there is a small video feed of the patient as she maneuvers the video game. If you watch this video feed carefully, you'll see the blue jeans and black shirt of the camera man who is filming this scene. You can match the movements of the camera with that of the body in the video
Goof: When Addison and Alex are talking to Rose Ward about getting her tubes tied her necklace goes from being underneath her shirt to being over her shirt in different shots.
Addison: You will not believe the day I had. (Derek removes his jacket) I went out of my way to get a patient exactly what she wants only to have it explode in my face. (Derek walks over to the shower, opens up the door and turns it on) I mean lawsuit, threats. Richard's pissed. Don't even get me started on Alex Karev.
Derek: Get in the shower.
Derek: Get in the shower with me.
Addison: Honey, it's a very small shower.
Derek: You wanna have hot sex?
Addison (starts removing her clothes, looks grateful): Thank you.
George: So we spent the night at Callie's last night. So we figured we'd just spend the night here.
Izzie: Okay, so um you're back then just for tonight?
George: Well Callie's here for tonight. I'm uh- I don't know. It's my room. You know, I pay rent.
Izzie: Well, welcome home.
Alex: The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Addison: Dr. Karev. You did such a good job today that I'm gonna talk to Dr. Bailey and have you assigned to my service.
Alex (angry): What? For how long?
Addison: For as long as I want. Your ass is mine until I say otherwise. Congratulations.
Finn: I thought you were knitting a sweater.
Meredith: I am. But I'm also dating. You. If you still want to. I should've called. You know I was going to call.
Finn: No, no. Don't call. Never call. Always show up.
Finn: Okay. But I can't tonight. I've got an errand I have to run.
Meredith (shrugs): I run errands. (cut to them walking through horses' stables)
Finn: This shouldn't take too long. We could grab some dinner right after.
Finn: She gives birth.
Meredith: You're birthing a horse?
Meredith: That was your errand? You're birthing a horse?
Finn: Yeah. I guess I could've mentioned it before but I didn't want to scare you back to your knitting.
Finn (after they just birthed a horse): Is it coming off?
Meredith: Not exactly.
Finn: I'm sorry.
Meredith: Oh, don't be. It was a great date.
Finn: Technically it wasn't a date, it was the errand. Now, we could go up to my place. I could cook for you.
Meredith: Go up to your place?
Finn: Yeah. (shrugs nonchalantly) Do you want to come up to my apartment?
Meredith: Yeah. I mean, no... no, I don't. I mean, I do, but I don't.
Finn: You don't know?
Meredith: No, I do. I mean, I-- I, I... no, no I don't.
Finn: All right, well, here's the deal. Um, you have two options. You could, come up to my place... take off all your clothes... shower off the goo, borrow one of my shirts and I'll cook you dinner. That's door number one. Door number two... you go home. I, I think you ought to take door number one, because you know, it involves you naked in my apartment. But, you know, that's just me.
Meredith: I should point out that there is absolutely nothing you could say that would make me go upstairs with you. I'm kind of offended that you think that I would go upstairs with you. And you should know, that I, am celibate, so...
Finn: Shut up.
Meredith: I absolutely can not have... sex, with you.
Finn: If you choose door number one, I absolutely will not have sex with you.
Meredith: You won't?
Finn: I promise I won't. I won't even try to kiss you.
Meredith (flirty pouty look): Why not?
Meredith (flirtier pouty look): What?
Finn: Choose door number one.
Bailey: May I ask under what motive you had for undermining my authority in front of my patient and my intern?
Richard: I'm not punishing you, Dr. Bailey.
Bailey: Oh, but you are! I mean I had a baby and so you are!
Richard: Yes, you had a baby and now you're sleep deprived.
Bailey: Every doctor in this hospital is sleep deprived!
Richard: You just came back from maternity leave and I'm not convinced your back on your game. (Bailey looks upset) This is not a punishment or a reflection on how highly I value you. It's just the way it is.
Denny: You want to talk to me about Izzie.
Denny: 'Cause you disapprove.
Meredith: No. This comes from nothing resembling a high-horse. High-horses want nothing to do with me. You know this thing with you and Izzie, it's- there are strict rules about doctors dating patients.
Denny: You know Izzie pretty well, right? You think if I went to her and I said hey you know this is going to be really bad for your career, you probably shouldn't come around and see me anymore. You- you think that'll have any effect at all? The thing is, I was healthy my whole life until I wasn't. ... And for the last year I've had a lot of time to lay around in bed and think about my life. And the things that I remember best, well those were the things I wasn't supposed to do and I did them anyway. So the thing is Meredith, life is too damn short to be following these rules. (Meredith smiles broadly at Denny)
Izzie: This is fun. Yeah, right? Like fun that we had at home back when you used to tell me things. Like where you live?
George: Don't start that again.
Izzie: I'm not starting anything. I'm just saying there's fun to be had. All the time with me. Your best friend.
George (scoffs and mumbles): You're still in high school.
Izzie: George, don't do the whispering thing under your breath thing. If you've got something to say, just say it.
George: Yeah, last time you gave me that advice it went really well.
Izzie: You're seriously pissed at me because of what happened between you and Meredith?
George: No. (pauses) Yeah. (a scene cut then back to them)
Izzie: I told you to tell her how you feel; I did not tell you to jump into bed with her.
George: Why did you send me in there? Was it to humiliate me?
George: I mean if you knew she didn't love me, why? What kind of friend does that? (a scene cut, then back to them)
Izzie: You didn't want to hear it.
George: Yes. Yes!
Izzie: You didn't want to hear it! You wanted to keep on loving her, George. You did not want to hear it! (a scene cut then back) Oh my god! You knew the risks!
Izzie: You knew she was in love with someone else! I'm not saying what she did wasn't wrong! (George tries to say something) No! I'm not saying what she did wasn't wrong! I'm just saying you need to tiny piece of responsibility! You are ridiculous!
Meredith (cracks up): I'm not laughing at you.
Meredith: No, it's just ah you know bad sex isn't really something that wives want announced to the dirty ex-mistress.
Derek: You're not the dirty ex-mistress. You're a friend. She's your friend. I'm your friend. You know we're all ... friends.
Meredith: But you didn't tell her?
Derek: No. (sighs) How's your day going?
Meredith: The vet asked me ... if we...
Derek: What? What'd he ask you?
Meredith: If we were together. (Derek scoffs) And I set him straight.
Izzie: So first you won't tell me where you live and now I'm on the outside of your inside jokes with Callie. When did I end up on the outside George?
George: You're not on the outside.
Izzie: Okay, now you're lying to my face.
George: You're being paranoid.
Izzie: Brain mapping. Um it's where you locate the area of the brain where the seizures originate and surgically remove it with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue.
Gwen: Excellent except for the fact that it's not working and I'm losing billable hours. Unless any of you are looking to get out of a bad marriage. (Derek kinda avoids her look. Izzie and George look at him, then exchange looks with each other)
Izzie and George: No.
Gwen: Dr. Shepherd?
Derek: Yes. (turns to face her) No. I'm fine. Thank you.
Gwen: 'Cause I'm an excellent divorce attorney.
Derek: I'm sure you are.
Gwen: And there was a look you know between these two.
Derek (looks at Izzie and George): A look?
Izzie: I don't know.
George (staring at the chart): No.
Gwen: What is it? You married young and now you have nothing in common? (Derek turns back to Gwen) Oh no, don't tell me I know, conversation is still good but the sex has gone to pot. (Derek just stares at her)
Izzie: Make her seize. How do we make someone have a seizure?
Derek: Get creative. Do your research.
George: Well, if all the normal methods have failed then what are we supposed to do?
Derek: Use a strobe light. Get her drunk. Hang her up upside down from the ceiling and hit her with a wiffle ball bat, for all I care. Just make her seize. Because until she seizes I don't know where to operate and if I don't know where to operate I can't get this woman out of my life. And this woman, is not how I like to start my mornings.
Alex: Mrs. Ward, if you're being abused there are people you can talk to.
Rose: Uh. Chris is, he's the opposite of abusive.
Alex: So if we pull up your old medical records we're not going to find a bunch of old broken bones or-
Rose: If you pull up my medical records you'll find 3 natural childbirths, 3 C-sections, 2 hospital stays for exhaustion and 1 for dehydration because I was so busy chasing my kids around I forgot to take a sip of water for 3 days. I think God understands what I'm going through. And I think God will forgive me. But Chris, for him religion isn't like a buffet table where you get to choose what you want to take and leave the rest. And the Pope says no to birth control. So, I need your help.
Alex: You don't need our help. Your husband's not abusing you and you don't get to lie to him and blame it on the Pope. (Addison looks appauled by his words, cut to them leaving the room)
Addison: Dr. Karev--
Alex: No offence but I have no interest in obstetrics or gynecology, Dr. Shepherd. So if you wanna throw me off the case feel free.
Addison (smiles): Dr. Karev, I may be a board certified OB-GYN, but I also have fellowships in maternal fetal medicine and medical genetics and I'm one of the foremost neonatal surgeons in this country. When you can top that, you can mouth off. Until then you will do your job and you will do it right, which at this point time means you keep your mouth shut unless I give you permission to open it! Understood? (Alex just looks pissed and doesn't answer) Understood?
Alex: Oh are you giving me permission now? (Addison just walks back into the room, ignoring him)
Meredith: Is he a candidate for the portable LVAD?
Denny: Now, see that's what I'm talking about. Half the size, twice the fun.
Bailey: Hmm. You've been doing your research.
Denny (smiles): I have.
Izzie (appearing in doorway): I've already told him that he's not ready for it yet.
Bailey: Dr. Stevens, didn't I assign you to neuro this morning?
Izzie: Yeah. I was on- I'm on my way. But could you tell him about the complications?
Meredith (to Denny): You'd be risking air embolus, v-fib --
Izzie: -- yeah and the tubing could kink inside of your body in which case we would have to rush you to emergency surgery. (Denny smiles at her)
Bailey: Dr. Stevens, unless Mr. Duquette's heart has suddenly grown a brain, you are currently not doing your job.
Izzie: I'm going. (she leans towards Denny) Just don't be stupid, okay?
Denny (smiles): You're not the boss of me today woman. (Izzie leaves and Bailey gives Meredith a disapproving look. Meredith just looks the other way)
Meredith (opening voiceover): The key to being a successful intern is what we give up: sleep, friends, a normal life. We sacrifice it all for that one amazing moment, that moment when you can legally call yourself a surgeon. There are days that make the sacrifices seem worthwhile. And then there are the days where everything feels like a sacrifice. And then there are the sacrifices that you can't even figure out why you're making.
Meredith (closing voiceover): A wise man once said – "You can have anything in life if you're willing to sacrifice everything else for it." What he meant is nothing comes without a price. So before you go into battle, you better decide how much you're willing to lose. Too often going after what feels good means letting go of what you know is right. And letting someone in means abandoning the walls you've spent a lifetime building. Of course the toughest sacrifices are the ones we don't see coming. When we don't have time to come up with a strategy to pick sides….or to measure the potential loss. When that happens, when the battle chooses us, and not the other way around, that's when the sacrifice can turn out to be more than we can bear.
Izzie: For the record, I am on your side today. George sucks.
Cristina (mockingly): Mmm. Burke doesn't think so, he's his new best friend.
Izzie: I wonder if Burke knows where he lives. (looks towards Meredith) How's Denny doing? Bailey isn't caving in on the LVAD thing is she?
Meredith: About that. I thought Alex was kidding when he said that you dumped him for a heart patient, did you really dump him for a heart patient?
Izzie: Of course not.
Meredith: Because Denny's a patient and we can't fall for our patients.
Cristina: Uh, you're falling for a vet.
Meredith: I'm considering the possibility of maybe having a date with a vet.
Cristina: That's all I'm saying. (walks away)
Meredith: My point is Bailey's on the warpath about you and Denny, so just be careful.
Denny: It's just that Izzie gave me medical advice. And you're giving me different advice and it just so happens yours is the advice I wanna hear.
Meredith: Well, it just so happens that Dr. Bailey outranks Dr. Stevens so its safe to say that Dr. Bailey's advice is the one to follow.
Bailey: That's not what he's worried about Dr. Grey. He's worried that Dr. Stevens will get her ego bruised and her feelings hurt, am I right? (Denny looks up at Meredith who make's eyes saying "No")
Denny: No, no. Defiantly no.
Bailey: Because it would concern me if you're making medical decisions based on how our Dr. Stevens might feel about it.
Denny: Well, in that case I say we do this thing. Screw that Izzie blonde doctor girl.
Bailey: That's not helping Denny.
Bailey & Meredith: No. (they leave his room)
Bailey: What is going on between Stevens and Denny? Is it a crush? Is it an innocent flirtation? Or is Stevens actually crossin' the line?
Meredith: I know she likes him, I can't imagine Izzie would do that.
Bailey: Uh-huh. I couldn't imagine that you and Yang would be stupid enough to fall for your attendings. But I was wrong about that, wasn't I?
Meredith: I'm knitting these days. Plus I'm thinking about accepting a date with a veterinarian.
Bailey: Grey, do you actually believe that I care?
Bailey: Good. Maybe you're not so stupid after all.
Derek (laughs): Wai-- you're thanking me for the most boring sex ever?
Addison (laughs): I didn't know what else to say. I mean, you did your best.
Derek: Well, thanks, you too. It was really nice work.
Addison: We used to be really good at this.
Derek: Alright, we're gonna do this until we get this right. (they go to kiss and knock heads then a phone rings)
Addison: Perfect. (Derek is talking on the phone, to who Addison thinks is the vet, but is actually Meredith and Addison grabs the phone) Dr. Dandridge, we're gonna have to call you back because we're trying really hard to have some decent sex here. (reveals that Meredith is on the end of the line looking uncomfortable)
Finn: So you and Derek uh...are you together?
Meredith: Uh...D-Derek and I are um, just friends. He's married and I am knitting a sweater. And uh...well, I guess I'm rambling which I tend to do a lot lately and I just wish that someone would just tell me to shut up. But my point is uh...wer--were uh, he's married and I'm knitting...a sweater.
Finn: So, you're single?
Finn: I asked because I was wondering if you would like to go out with me?
Meredith: Out, with you?
Finn: On a date. Tonight.
Meredith: Date? Tonight?
Finn: And you're repeating everything I say so you can buy yourself sometime and figure out a way to let me down easy. It's okay, you know, I get--
Meredith: No. I-I-I um... you know you're very...It's just that if I were, you would (cringes)...Not dating.
Meredith: Obviously I can't go out with him, right?
Alex: Do I look like a chick to you? Do I look like I care about yeast cream or tingling feelings? I mean, if he's not in jail, or on drugs, or keepin' body parts in his basement, you wanna do him, do him.
Meredith: Not "do him", date him. I'm not doing anybody. I'm knitting.
Cristina: I need Eugene Foote's chart. (Meredith hands her it) Oh. Who we talkin' about?
Meredith: It's weird, right? I mean, he's Derek vet, he's Doc's vet, he's my vet. He's McVet. It's weird to date him, right?
Cristina: Wait, did you say "vet"?
Cristina: Like animals? Oh, you can't date a vet, he's not even a real doctor.
Addison (comes in the hospital, muttering to herself): Damnit! Hot sex. I need that, ha ha, very funny.
Meredith: It must not have gone so well this morning.
Meredith (smiles): Just run if she looks at you.
Addison: I need an intern, now.
Meredith: Uh, I'm with Bailey. (leaves)
Cristina: I'm with Burke. (leaves)
Alex: I don't do vagina, not as a doctor anyway.
Addison: Oh, back talk, you know what? You just bought yourself a case.
Cristina: I brought you coffee.
Burke: Oh, thanks. Very thoughtful.
Burke: Oh, nothing. I'm just dragging a little. I only did two miles this morning. O'Malley and I were up to six, we pushed each other.
Cristina: Ah, you're missing George.
Burke: No. No, of course not.
Cristina: Drink your coffee.
Burke: Oh, no that's all right. Actually I'm waiting on--
George (walking up with a cup): Ooh, cappuccino.
Burke: Hey, O'Malley!
George: Big news, Eugene Foote is here, he's having big problems with his pacemaker.
Burke: Eugene Foote is here?
Burke: In this hospital?
Cristina: Who's Eugene Foote?
George: Genius violinist. Burke's hero? Burke flew down to San Francisco last year to put in his pacemaker. Burke has like 40 of his albums.
Burke: Uh, no 42.
George: Actually 43 because you just got the greatest hits CD with the DVD.
Burke: Ooh, right. You want in on Foote?
George: Yes! But I'm on neuro today with Dr. Shepherd. (leaves)
Cristina: Uh, I want in. Hello! I want in.
Burke: Hmm. Oh sure... yeah right.
Cristina: Burke, I laid on top of you naked last night, so why don't you wax nostalgic about that?
Izzie: I'm just curious, George. Curious George. (laughs) Get it? (he ignores her) Never mind. All I'm asking is where do you live?
George: Listen to this, there's an old school arcade game that's been known to induce seizures if you reach level 53.
Izzie: Our divorce lawyer is so not playing an arcade game for 53 levels. Oh George, by the way, um... Where do you live?
George: I'm busy doctoring, Dr. Stevens. No time for chit-chat.
Callie (appears in the doorway): Mornin' Dr. O'Malley.
George: Mornin' Dr. Torres. (she comes over and they talk low so Izzie can't hear and Izzie is watching with disdain)
Izzie: Dr. O'Malley, how's all the doctoring going?
Original International Air Dates:
Bulgaria: July 26, 2006 on bTV
Australia: October 2, 2006 on Channel Seven
The Netherlands: November 14, 2006 on Net 5
Norway: January 16, 2007 on TV2
Sweden: January 16, 2007 on Kanal 5
Croatia: April 9, 2007 on NOVA TV
Finland: April 11, 2007 on Nelonen
Italy: May 05, 2007 on Italia 1
Ireland: July 10, 2007 on RTE2
Romania: August 14, 2007 on TVR1
Music Featured In This Episode:
1. Love by The Sunshine is played at the beginning of the episode.
2. Police and The Private by Metric plays when Derek and Meredith are talking in the elevator,
3. Better Man by James Morrison plays when Meredith and Finn go to birth the horse,
4. Follow Through by Hotel Lights is the song played at the end of this episode
The episode was previously titled Rhythm of Life.
Episode Title: Blues For Sister Someone
This is the name of a song by Lenny Kravitz.
Former Episode Title: Rhythm Of Life
This could be a reference to the large number of songs of the same name. Some performers of the song are Prodigy, Edwin McCain, and Sammy Davis, Jr. Also, the Broadway play Sweet Charity features a song called The Rhythm Of Life.
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