Grey's Anatomy

Season 2 Episode 26

Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 15, 2006 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • Richard: There's never a good place to hide in this hospital.
      Derek: I'm trying to get perspective. It feels enormous, like it's all- I- I- I can't get perspective.
      Richard: My niece's cancer has come back. She's 17 years old and she's gonna die. (pauses) ... Plus ... 25 years ago I had a secret affair with ... Ellis Grey. (Derek looks up at him at this) And today I find out that my wife knew the entire time. (Derek sighs and sits back into the couch) There was no secret. And she stayed with me.
      Derek: I respect him, you know? Dr. Burke, I- I respect him. He's decent. He's honorable. An arrogant ass who just hogs the O.R and thinks he's God but … he's decent and he's honorable. I respect him. He's one of the foremost cardiothoracic surgeons in the country and I've gotta just ... It's his hand. I can not get perspective. I can't do this. I can't be responsible for him.
      Richard: Preston is an honorable and decent man but Derek, so are you. (Derek just shakes his head) You are honorable and decent and you're too honorable and decent to run. (Derek just remains silent and Richard looks at the coffee cup in his hands) You don't know how much I wish this was bourbon.