Grey's Anatomy

Season 10 Episode 23

Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 08, 2014 on ABC
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With Derek away, Meredith spends time with Amelia and finds out her true feelings about her time in Seattle. Bailey deals with the ramifications of her actions and Callie receives devastating news. Meanwhile, the residents panic after hearing that one of them will be fired.

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    This was kind of a filler episode for me, by no means bad but not great either. I'm not sad that Leah is gone, never connected with her character. But I am still excited for next week's finale though I will miss Cristina terribly. Her scene with Owen was incredibly sad.
Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo

Dr. Meredith Grey

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

Dr. Cristina Yang

Justin Chambers

Justin Chambers

Dr. Alex Karev

Chandra Wilson

Chandra Wilson

Dr. Miranda Bailey

James Pickens Jr.

James Pickens Jr.

Dr. Richard Webber

Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez

Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres

Emily Davenport

Emily Davenport

Monica Zarr

Guest Star

Tyler Ritter

Tyler Ritter

Paul Zarr

Guest Star

Kelly McCreary

Kelly McCreary

Dr. Margaret "Maggie" Pierce

Guest Star

Jason Winston George

Jason Winston George

Dr. Ben Warren

Recurring Role

Caterina Scorsone

Caterina Scorsone

Dr. Amelia Shepherd

Recurring Role

Mark Adair-Rios

Mark Adair-Rios

David Morris

Recurring Role

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    • Meredith: Hey, stranger!
      Derek: Hey! What are you drinkin'? You know what? Doesn't matter. You can dump it out. (holds up bottle) This is better.
      Meredith: Champagne is perfect, because... I was wrong about the Amelia situation. She doesn't want to leave. She wants to stay. She can take over your service. She can help out with the kids. You can brain map to your heart's content. I don't have to pull my hair out. (laughing) It is the answer we've been looking for.
      Derek: This is great!
      Meredith: It is, right?
      Derek: Yeah. Amy can move to Seattle and we can move to D.C.
      Meredith: That wasn't the point of my story.
      Derek: I met him, Meredith. I met the president. He came to us. We walked him through everything that we've been working on. And, at the end of it, he said that he wanted to make this a weekly thing. They offered me a position at the N.I.H. it's the job. I'll be right there, on the ground, doing the actual brain-mapping work myself. They've given me everything.
      Meredith: Well, we can't just... pack up and move across the country.
      Derek: They have promised an attending position waiting for you at James Madison hospital. If Amy wants to move to Seattle, she can take over my practice without me hovering over her, and she will thrive. Alex is leaving, Cristina's moving on. They-- They all have their next step. This could be our next step. This should be our next step.

    • Owen: Hey. How'd it go? Do we have a new head of cardio?
      Cristina: Ugh, I don't know.
      Owen: I did screen all these applicants before they came to you. They couldn't have been all that bad.
      Cristina: No, they're mostly fine. No, not fine. Good. Any one of them could do the job. Except humble-bragger. (crumples up his resume and tosses it away) What?
      Owen: The Harper Avery Foundation's been looking for ways to mend fences with us after what happened to you.
      Cristina: Oh.
      Owen: A large cash infusion into our cardio department could allow us to attract a higher-caliber of talent, and then--
      Cristina: Owen, don't--
      Owen: The worst they can do is say no.
      Cristina: Please don't-- Please don't offer me this job.
      Owen: I-- I wanted to... for a week. (sighs) But I know you have to go. And I know nothing good can come of me asking you to stay. So I'm not. And I won't.
      Cristina (teary eyed): Thank you.
      Owen (sighs): But I will ask you something else.
      Cristina: What? (Owen kisses her) Owen...
      Owen: Just until you go. Don't leave me until you're leaving me. Just until you go. (they kiss again)

    • Arizona: Well, I-- I could do it.
      Callie: No.
      Arizona: I could. I could carry the baby.
      Callie: I won't ask you to.
      Arizona: But I'm offering. Because we want this. I want this. And I can do it.
      Callie: We just got good again. Mnh-mnh. Now we're too fragile. And something like this-- If it goes badly, we won't make it. I'm not gonna put us in that position.
      Arizona (sighs): Okay.
      Callie: Okay. We have a beautiful life. We have a beautiful daughter. (smiles) And that can be enough, right?
      Arizona: Yes. That can be enough. (Callie sobs) I love you, Calliope.
      Callie: I love you, too. (they kiss)

    • Stephanie: How are you hives?
      Jo: Oh, my back looks like a political map of the United States-- Big mess of red down the middle, plus Alaska.
      Stephanie: Bad day?
      Jo: Bad day.
      Shane: Did you pop a baby? I popped a baby.
      Stephanie: I don't even know what that could mean. And do no elaborate.
      Leah: You guys are gonna be fine.
      Stephanie (scoffs): That's easy for you to say. You big victory in the O.R-- You're fine. One of us is definitely going down.
      Jo (sighing): Come on, let's go drink about it. (Jo & Steph leave)
      Shane: You really think I'm gonna be okay?
      Leah: I really do. ... Go, go, go. I'll meet you there.

    • Jackson: You know, I've thought about it, and if you want to send the ultrasound to your mom, that wouldn't be the worst thing.
      April (shoves him): You've told!
      Jackson: I d-- I-I kind of--
      April: Who did you tell?
      Jackson: Stephanie?
      April (laughing): Oh, wow. So, after all the crap you gave me this morning, you went and told your ex-girlfriend?
      Jackson: It was an accident, okay? I'm sorry.
      April: Okay. Uh huh. ... I forgive you.
      Jackson: Thanks. Still don't know how we're gonna tell my mom.
      April: What do you mean, 'we'? That is all you, talkie Tina.

    • Bailey: I couldn't tell you.
      Ben: So you said. I-- I need to know. This risk, w-was it absolutely necessary?
      Bailey: He was dying. And I created something out of thin air. I took a virus that kills into something that heals, and I saved his life. I saved his life.

    • Arizona (sighs): What, did you come to steal more babies?
      Alex: Don't tell LeBackes.
      Arizona: Oh, god. That makes it worse. Y-- Get out.
      Alex: Look, I'm sorry. I screwed up. Kind of... I'm drowning over there. Here, cases come in all the time. I can prove myself. Over there, if you're not bringing in the cases, you're not bringing in the money, and you're a nobody. I don't want to lose this gig. I didn't know what else to do.
      Arizona: I'm in trouble, and I need help.
      Alex: What do you mean?
      Arizona: When something like this happens, you call me, and you say, 'Arizona, I'm in trouble and I need help.' And I help you. Do you understand?
      Alex: Right. (Arizona walks away and smacks the back of his head as she walks past him)

    • Richard: That was a good move today, Murphy. You're very bright, and you have what it takes to be a very good doctor. (sighs) But you're not a surgeon.
      Leah: What?
      Richard: Standing next to you in surgery today only confirmed it. You make five moves where a second-year resident should make two. Your knots aren't square. You can't see the planes of dissection. Next year, you'd only fall farther behind.
      Leah: Uh-- I can work harder. I can-- I can do better.
      Richard: A surgical residency just isn't the right fit for you.
      Leah: Is... Is this because I filed that harassment complaint?
      Richard: No, Murphy. No. Letting you go isn't a punishment. It's a kindness. And you deserve every opportunity to figure out what your next steps might be. In the meantime, Dr. Miller at the University of Washington runs a research lab, and I think you would do very well there. She owes me a favor. I'd be more than happy to make a phone call.
      Leah: Thank you, sir.

    • Bailey: She's lying!
      Owen: Bailey, that is enough. I understand you wanting to protect our residents, but you should not have let it go this far.
      Bailey: Well, you're taking her word over mine!
      Owen: It is over, Bailey. The Morrises have agreed to drop the charges in exchange for Edwards receiving one week's disciplinary suspension. They have gone home. You should both do the same. (walks out)
      Bailey: What the hell is wrong with you?!
      Stephanie: If you got fired over this, no one would benefit from this treatment the way Braden did. You were gonna go down for this, Dr. Bailey. You knew it could happen, but you were willing to risk everything to save that little boy. What kind of surgeon would I be if I wasn't willing to do the same? Plus, there's a chance I won't even be here next year, so I was just rolling the dice. I was looking at the bigger picture.
      Bailey (hugs Steph): You're not going anywhere without a fight from me.

    • Amelia: It's not that James isn't amazing. He is. I mean, he really helped me through something. But I'm through it now, you know? I mean, I'm on the other side, you know? And now, when I stop and look around, I just-- (sighs) I don't think I need him anymore, which is terrible, right?
      Meredith: I-I don't know.
      Amelia: When we're done here, I am going to go and meet with our patient's family, and then I'm going to go home and bake a cake with your kids and read them a really long bedtime story. And then, when I have absolutely no more ways of avoiding breaking the heart of this man who deserves better, I'm gonna call James, and I'm gonna tell him that I love him... but I can't do this anymore.

    • Callie: How far along are you?
      April: 10 weeks, today. I know it's still early. And we're not really supposed to be telling anyone, but... (shows Callie the sonogram picture)
      Callie (gasps): Wow. But we're happy about it?
      April: Yeah. Yeah, we are. We're really... really happy. (Callie sobs) Oh, hey. Thanks. (Callie sobs again) Oh, those-- Those tears aren't for me, are they? (Callie shakes her head) There's a reason you were such a grumpus today?
      Callie (sobbing): That is not a word!
      April: Sorry. I know. My mom says it. It sounds so stupid that once you hear it, it's hard to stay angry. Note to self-- Does not work on Callie.
      Callie: We're trying to have another baby... and, uh, I had an appointment this morning, you know, just to get the lay of the land. But, uh, I guess since the car accident, I've developed all these adhesions, and so I can't carry another baby.
      April: Oh, Callie, I'm so sorry.
      Callie (sniffles): No, I'm sorry.
      Jo (walks up): I'm sorry, too.
      April: Wilson, we need to put a bell on you.
      Jo: I owe you both an apology for snapping. We overheard that one of the residents isn't coming back next year, and I've just been so afraid that it might be me.
      April: Could be.
      Callie: Totally possible.

    • Stephanie: I-I forgot to tell her you wanted to withdraw consent, so she just went ahead, and when I told her the truth, she covered for me. It was a mistake.
      David: You forgot?! You just... forgot.
      Jackson: Hold on, David... please. Look, Dr. Edwards is a resident, a trainee...
      Owen: And if you want to yell at someone, then--
      David: In what world does that make it okay? My son could have died, and you're just gonna stand there and tell me that it's okay because it would have been a mistake?!
      Teresa: David. David, come here. Come here. Sit down. (he sits down by Teresa & Braden) David, he's alive. And he's healthy, and we can take him home. Maybe-- Maybe we should just go home, hmm?
      Braden: Can we, Dad? Can we go home?
      David: Yeah. Okay.

    • Owen: She went about it the wrong way but, Bailey's treatment did work.
      David: A-A-Are you looking for a 'thank you,' Dr. Hunt? She's lucky he's alive, because we're only going to take her license. When we're done, she won't ever practice medicine ever again. (voice breaking) And if we lost him, I wouldn't stop until she was behind bars. I--
      Stephanie (overhearing): It wasn't Dr. Bailey's fault. She didn't do anything wrong. It's my fault he got the treatment. It's mine.

    • Cristina: Well, do you have any questions for me?
      Applicant: One. There's a rumor that working here means giving up hope of ever winning the Harper Avery.
      Cristina: Oh, that's... (clicks tongue) That would make a difference for you?
      Applicant: Of course it would. I mean, it's the goal, right? I assume it's why you're leaving.
      Cristina: No. ... You'll probably never win a Harper Avery. I've known people who have deserved Harper Averys, and people who have won them. And the thing they all have in common was the work. They are focused on the work and the patient, on making someone better or someone whole or someone live. That's their goal. So... no. I mean you, specifically, will never win a Harper Avery. Not if that's what you're after.
      Applicant: Uh... So, that's--
      Cristina: You know, I wouldn't give this place another thought. You'd be a terrible fit. Thank you so much for coming in, though.

    • Alex (to nurse): Reload stapler.
      Arizona: You're not gonna oversew the staple lines?
      Alex: Staples alone should do it.
      Arizona: Hmm. You don't want to take the time? I mean, I would, but you know, I don't like leaks, so...
      Alex: This isn't my first S.T.E.P procedure.
      Arizona: Oh, I know. I taught you how to do your first S.T.E.P procedure, which is why it blows my mind that you would try and poach my patient.
      Alex: Why are you making such a big deal?
      Arizona: Because it's freakin' rude, Alex, and I don't deserve to be treated like that. I taught you better than this. You're out in the world now but what you do reflects on me, and I do not approve of this, and neither will LeBackes.
      Alex: So, what, you're gonna tattle on me?

    • Callie: 20 pounds. Let's see if it's fully reduced this time. Alright, you ready to shoot?
      April: Uh, wait. I'm almost finished.
      Callie: Okay, well, I need to make sure that his hip isn't grinding on broken bone pieces.
      Jo: Yeah.
      April: Hold-- Just give me a second.
      Callie: Just put on a lead apron!
      April: Please give me a second!
      Callie: Kepner.
      Jo: Dr. Kepner, put on the damn apron!
      April (sighs): Torres, I can't be in here while you do the x-ray.
      Callie (looks confused at first, then realizes, her expression softens): Um... Wilson, take over for Dr. Kepner. (April leaves, to Jo) God, you're so weird today.
      Jo: I'm sorry. I--
      Callie: Shut it. Just shut it.

    • Meredith: Derek's coming home tonight.
      Amelia: Yep.
      Meredith: Which means you can go home.
      Amelia: I understand. I'm sorry. You were just trying to be nice, and I bit your head off. I will be out of your hair first thing tomorrow.
      Meredith: Oh, that? No. This is not about that. I've already forgotten you said that.
      Amelia: So, this isn't you kicking me out for being a bitch?
      Meredith: No. No, we love having you here, but we don't want to keep you from your life any more than we have to, so... (Amelia laughs) What's so funny?
      Amelia: N-- I'm sorry. It's just... If I had spoken to anyone at Seaside Wellness the way I spoke to you, I-I would have to have a conversation for six hours about it. I love it here. James and I have not been fighting about the fact that I'm still here. We have been fighting about the fact that I never want to leave.

    • Arizona (walks into the O.R): You can go, Ross, I've got it from here.
      Alex: Come on. We're in the middle of a surgery here.
      Arizona: I know. You stole my patient, but you can't steal Ross. He works for us. He's my resource, and I need him in the NICU doing what he was told to do. You need an assist? (steps up to the table, Shane leaves) You've got one. How can I be of help to you?

    • Ben: What the hell's the matter with you? How could you be so reckless?
      Bailey: Whoa, how did you--
      Ben: I had to hear it from Edwards! I sure as hell didn't hear it from you!
      Bailey: I couldn't tell you. I didn't want you to have to lie for me.
      Owen (walks in): Dr. Warren, I'd appreciate it if you'd step outside.
      Ben: Look, she is my wife.
      Owen: Okay, um... the lawyers are meeting now. We're discharging Braden soon, but it does not look like the Morris' are gonna let this go.
      Ben: So it looks like a malpractice suit?
      Owen: Worse. Assault and battery charges.
      Bailey: ... Tuck's soccer practice is gonna be over soon. I was supposed to pick him up. Can you? There's nothing you can do for me here. (Ben nods, kisses her and walks out) Braden's coming out of the bubble?
      Owen: Yeah.
      Bailey: I wish I could have seen that.

    • Leah: She's a dancer. This isn't just a job. This is who she is. And we're just gonna send her home farting and pooping uncontrollably for the rest of her life?
      Stephanie: And we're done with the chili. (Leah burps)
      Ben: Webber told you to take an antacid.
      Leah: I did! I drank half a bottle, and it didn't do anything, and then I got all anxious about that, and the next thing you know, I'm on the train to pizza town. (takes a bite of her pizza)
      Stephanie: You know what you need? A magnetic esophageal sphincter. Bailey put one in an old lady last week-- a ring of little magnets at the end of the esophogus, just above the stomach. Let's food in, stays closed, so you don't keep... (Leah burps) doing that.
      Ben: Yes. Yes. Please get that thing.
      Leah: It's a magnetic sphincter?
      Stephanie: Yeah.
      Leah: So, if it closes the opening for the food on the way in, wouldn't it work on the way out?
      Ben: What, for our cancer dancer? It's actually pretty good.
      Stephanie: Yeah. You should pitch it to Webber.
      Ben: Hey, Edwards, you've been working with Bailey, right? She was supposed to meet me for lunch, but she hasn't returned any of my calls. Something up? (Steph looks away)

    • Meredith: So, no one's qualified?
      Cristina: No, I mean, they're all qualified... but Owen's right. I need to accept that none of them are gonna be me.
      Meredith: That's his plan.
      Cristina: What's his plan?
      Meredith: Owen. Didn't make sense before. A fellow interviewing potential department heads, he's showing you a bunch of people you won't like to get you to stay. He wants to offer you the job.
      Cristina: Mer, you-- You're thinking about this way too hard. You don't offer a first-year attending Head of Cardiothoracic surgery job. It's just not done.
      Meredith: You just got hired to run an entire research facility. You're perfect for the job.
      Cristina: Wait, two seconds ago, I wasn't qualified to interview the candidates, and now you're saying that I'm perfect for the job?
      Meredith: Yeah, because you're you.
      Cristina: Okay, I'm lost. Is Owen the one plotting to keep me here, or are you?
      Meredith: Now you're the one thinking about it too hard.

    • Arizona: Hey, what, are you poaching patients now?
      Alex: I didn't poach anything.
      Arizona: You stole my short-gut kid.
      Alex (sighs): Alright. Up until a few weeks ago, he was our short-gut kid. Look, his parents know me. They're fine with this.
      Shane (walks in): Consents are signed, and he's just about... (notices Arizona) prepped.
      Arizona: Ross? Really? (scoffs, glares at Alex)
      Alex: The kid's on the operating table. What do you want me to do?
      Arizona: This was a jerk-ass move, Karev, and you know it.

    • April: Whoops! Looks like I need more irrigation. Uh, Wilson, can you take over?
      Jo: Yes, absolutely, Dr. Kepner. (April leaves)
      Callie (mockingly): 'Absolutely, Dr. Kepner.' (normal voice) Who are you? I thought you had grit.
      Jo: I do! I do have grit!
      Callie: Okay, well, all I see is some 'yes ma'am, no ma'am' sissy girl, and there's no place in ortho for sissy girls. Do you hear me? Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

    • Cristina: I hope you saved the big guns for last. They're all solid candidates on paper, but between the humble-bragger and the girl who rode in on the big wheel--
      Owen: Cristina, I need to know exactly what Bailey said to you this morning.
      Cristina (sighs): About?
      Owen: Her patient-- The deactivated H.I.V.
      Cristina: Drawing a blank.
      Owen: Really?
      Cristina: Well, I've been interviewing all day. I'm surprised I remember my own name.
      Owen: You know what? It's probably for the best. (turns to walk away but stops) Oh, and... go easy on these guys. You know, they can't all be you.

    • Cristina: You've already been the head of your own department for two years.
      Maggie: You think I look too young. I finished high school early. Also med school. It's pretty annoying, right?
      Cristina: Yeah, it's pretty annoying.

    • Shane: Hey, I should let Dr. Robbins know.
      Alex: He's my patient. Or he will be, as soon as they sign the transfer papers.
      Shane: I don't feel good about this.
      Alex: You got two choices. You can feel good about and scrub in with me, or you can rat me out to Robbins and I tell her you didn't check placement of some kid's feeding tube and he nearly died from aspiration pneumonia.
      Shane: But that's not true.
      Alex: Yeah, but I worked with her for years. You went nuts and killed my dad. Who's she gonna believe?

    • Amelia: So you'll access the spine through the retroperitoneum, and I will perform the fusion with bone graft between L5 and S1. (Amelia's phone rings)
      Meredith: Do you need to take that?
      Amelia (silences phone): Nope.
      Meredith: So, Derek usually does the-- (Amelia's phone rings again) You can take the call, it's okay.
      Amelia (silences phone): It's fine.
      Meredith (sighs): I'm sorry. Just because Derek and I are having a hard time juggling our lives, that doesn't mean that we should keep you from yours.
      Amelia: You know what? I liked you a lot better when you were the sister-in-law who didn't give a crap. Could we just go back to that? That would be great.

    • April (walks in): Did you get those x-rays, Wilson?
      Callie (scoffs): Do you think I'd be in here if she hadn't?
      April: Well, somebody's sure a grumpus today. (Callie rolls her eyes) Wilson, fill me in.
      Callie (after Jo stops helping her): Hey, what the hell?
      Jo: I'll be with you in two shakes of a lamb's tail, Dr. Torres. (to April) Vitals have been stable. Trauma lab's done. Primary survey revealed a large, briskly bleeding scalp lac. I put a pressure dressing on for you to assess. C.T negative for abdominal or intracranial hemorrhage, but did show bilateral hip dislocations, one anterior and one posterior, with an acetabular wall fracture, but both have been reduced.
      Callie: Wilson, this traction pin is not gonna place itself. Let's go.
      Jo: Oh, yes. Sure.
      April: Such a grumpus.
      Callie (holds up drill with pin attached): You see this pin, Kepner? You call me that nonsense word one more time, you won't like where I stick it.

    • Leah (after she burped during a consult): I'm so sorry. I couldn't help it. But also, she farted like 80 times, and I didn't laugh once.
      Richard: No, you just belched to rattle the windows. And Dr. Warren did neither, so he's gonna take the lead on the lap chole. You prep Monica for surgery.
      Leah: Yes, sir.
      Richard: And take an antacid before you go back in there.

    • Alex: Hey, Ross, hold up. (Shane stops walking and backs away from Alex) I'm not gonna hit you. I just, uh, want you to check up on an old patient of mine-- Kevin Platt, short-gut kid. Did he get his S.T.E.P procedure yet?
      Shane (checks iPad): Robbins has it scheduled for Wednesday. He's here for TPN until then.
      Alex (takes the iPad): Cool. Got it. (walks away)
      Shane: That's my tablet.

    • Arizona: Whoa. Look at you, all grown up. How's the private sector?
      Alex: Oh, couldn't be better. I, uh, just came by to check on my inguinal-hernia kid.
      Arizona: Oh. Oh, great. Well, don't be a stranger.

    • Lawyer: Parents authorized your treatment with signed consent.
      Bailey: Yes.
      Lawyer: And then they told Dr. Edwards that they changed their mind.
      Stephanie: Yes.
      Lawyer: Dr. Edwards informed you, Dr. Bailey, of the parents' withdrawal of consent.
      Bailey & Stephanie: Yes.
      Lawyer: And then you gave the patient the stem-cell transplant anyway. Have you told anyone else about this?
      Bailey: I informed Dr. Yang this morning as a representative of the board.
      Lawyer: What did she say?
      Bailey: She gave me a high-five.
      Jackson: And did you apologize?
      Bailey: To Dr. Yang?
      Jackson: To the parents. An apology could go a long way in circumstances like this.
      Bailey: An apology is only effective when a mistake's been made. I chose not to honor their wishes. It wasn't a mistake.

    • Bailey (about Braden's parents): They did not react as I hoped they would.
      Owen (sighs): Legal action had never crossed your mind?
      Bailey: I had hoped that they would see the bigger picture. Uh, Dr. Edwards should be excused. She wasn't involved.
      Owen: Did she know what you were doing and fail to report it? (they are silent) She was involved. Okay, um... I'm gonna get somebody on the phone from legal, and until I come back, don't go anywhere. Don't speak to anyone. Don't move.

    • April: Alright, Ms. Campbell. I'm just gonna grab some gauze you and--
      Jo (runs up with gauze): Non-adherent gauze, Dr. Kepner. Do you prefer tape or coban?
      April: Where did you come from?
      Jo: Oh, just trying to be useful, proactive. Finding the needs and filling them-- That's my business.
      Paramedic (walks in): 30-year-old male, motorcycle versus SUV, complex scalp lac and bilateral hip dislocations. Vitals are stable.
      April: Wilson, you want to be useful?
      Jo: Yeah.
      April: Take him to trauma one. Start the ABCs, get him off the board, and get him his trauma x-rays. And I will join you as soon as I finish up with Ms. Campbell over there.
      Jo: Absolutely, of course, Dr. Kepner. Thank you for the opportunity.

    • Owen: Hey, uh, the first candidate's here and waiting in the conference room.
      Cristina: Mm. I'm on my way now. (Owen walks away)
      Meredith: So, I still can't believe he's making you pick your replacement.
      Cristina: I'm interviewing Dr. Russell's replacement, not mine-- which I volunteered to do, by the way.
      Meredith: It's a punishment. It's like making you clean the apartment you're vacating.
      Cristina: No, Owen knows this is the right move for me. He's been nothing but supportive.
      Meredith: Mnh-mnh. Something's coming. I can feel it in my bones. (they see the candidate) Ew.
      Cristina: I hate his face.
      Meredith: Okay, now look me in the eye and tell me this isn't a punishment.
      Cristina: Thank you for this waffle.

    • April (walking out of the gyno exam with a sonogram picture): Oh, look at this cute, little fetus. I want to send this to my mom.
      Jackson: Of course, right after the first trimester-- Two more weeks.
      April: Come on. That's so far.
      Jackson: Look, if we start telling people, we got to tell my mom. She already tried to torpedo our relationship once over a hypothetical child. What do you think she's gonna do with a real one?
      Callie (walks up): Oh. Hey, guys.
      Jackson: Hey.
      April: Hi! Hey! Just, uh, having a checkup with the old OB-GYN, making sure all the parts are... in order.
      Jackson: Yeah.
      Callie: Both of you? (a nurse calls her into the exam room) Uh, I think I can handle this on my own.
      April (laughs, to Jackson): That was terrible.

    • Stephanie: Braden Morris' ALC and T-Cell counts are fantastic. Do you think it might actually be time for the boy to come out of the bubble?
      Bailey: It would appear so.
      Stephanie: So why do you look like I just punched a kitten?
      Bailey: We can't send him home until I tell his parents the truth about how I treated him. And before I do that, I need to inform the board. (walks up to Cristina) Yang.
      Cristina: Mm?
      Bailey: I gave a patient a stem cell transplant using deactivated HIV as a viral vector in order to cure his scid. I did so against his parents' wishes.
      Cristina: Whoa. Did it work?
      Bailey: Damn right, it did.
      Cristina: Up top! (they high five) Hey! (walks away)
      Bailey (to Steph): I've just informed the board. Now, let's go see his folks.

    • (Jo has red marks all over her back)
      Stephanie: Guys, Jo's dying.
      Jo: They're stress hives. I've been a mess since I heard Hunt and Webber talk about firing one of us.
      Leah: You're a mess? I've gained eight pounds this week.
      Ben: You could stop eating.
      Shane: Where do you even get these at 7:00am? (picks up a sandwich)
      Leah: Drop it, before I drop you.
      Stephanie: You know who's not getting fired? Me. I'm gonna keep my head down and stay out of trouble.
      Jo: No, we should be impressing them, showing them they need us.
      Shane: Wait. I'm confused. Should I keep my head down or should I put on a show?
      Stephanie: You just need to go one week without having a nervous breakdown.
      Shane: Why does everything keep coming back to that? It happened once!
      Ben: Relax, hey, I'm the one who's in trouble. Last one in, first one out.
      Leah: Oh, please. Even if you weren't Dr. Bailey's husband, you're still Webber's favorite.
      Richard (walks in): Okay, I need two of you for rounds. Warren, Murphy, let's go. (walks out)
      Jo (to Leah): Nice knowing you.

    • (Skyping with Derek)
      Derek: You made waffles in our kitchen.
      Meredith (laughs): No, not me-- You sister, in between weepy phone calls with the fiancee.
      Derek: Well, being away from home is hard. I've been in D.C for so long. I know how she feels.
      Meredith: You're the one who brought her here. She doesn't need your sympathy. She needs you to send her home.
      Derek: Now, did she say that?
      Meredith: I'm sure she's telling James all about how we're holding her hostage.
      Derek: Well, we can negotiate the terms of her release when I get home later tonight.
      Meredith: Tonight? You and I have a surgery scheduled this afternoon together.
      Derek: Another meeting popped up. I'm gonna have Amy cover for me. (Mer takes a bite of the waffle and groans) I'm sorry.
      Meredith: No, not you. The waffles are amazing. I'm gonna miss having a hostage.

    • Meredith: (closing voiceover) The thing about the bold moves they're terrifying. Could end in nothing but tears and broken bones. And that's exactly what makes them so damned exciting.

    • (after Stephanie took the fall for Braden's treatment)
      Bailey: What the hell is wrong with you?!
      Stephanie: If you got fired over this, no one would benefit from this treatment the way Braden did. You were gonna go down for this, Dr. Bailey. You knew it could happen, but you were willing to risk everything to save that little boy. What kind of surgeon would I be if I wasn't willing to do the same? Plus, there's a chance I won't even be here next year, so I was just rolling the dice. I was looking at the bigger picture.
      Bailey: You're not going anywhere without a fight from me.

    • Meredith: (opening voiceover) Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Emergency rooms are kept in business by people who've learned that lesson the hard way, skydivers, bull riders... People whose bold ideas can often result in broken bones and smushed spleens. Surgeons are trained to deal with the fallout of bold ideas. We pick up the pieces and do our best to fit them back together.

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