Grey's Anatomy

Season 10 Episode 12

Get Up, Stand Up

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 12, 2013 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Meredith: (closing voiceover) Failure is inevitable. Unavoidable. But failure should never get the last word. You have to hold on to want you want. You have to not take no for an answer, and take what's coming to you. Never give in. Never give up. Stand up and take it.

    • Cristina: How dare you say I haven't changed.
      Meredith: I don't have to justify my choices to you, not one.
      Cristina: How dare you say I am the same person I was when I got here, before I knew Burke and Owen and you. Your life looks different because it's filled with houses and husbands and kids. And my mine looks the same, but I'm not. I've changed. I'm doing this alone. And that's... that's just as hard as what you're doing. But I thought I would at least have you.
      Meredith: I'm so jealous of you, I wanna set things on fire. You did what I tried to do, and I couldn't. And you don't even know how you did it. You have nothing but time and focus. You're not who we were when we got here. You are who we both set out to be.
      Cristina: And you've become something... we never saw coming. You are as good a mother as you are a surgeon. And I'm happy for you. But we are growing apart.
      Meredith: I know. And I don't wanna compete with you, but I do, because we're supposed to push each other and make each other better forever. Since the day we met, right?
      Cristina: Right.

    • Meredith: How long have you been sleeping with Shane? He blushes at an exposed ankle. He saw you in your underwear and didn't bat an eye.
      Cristina: That is none of your business!
      Meredith: You don't have to justify it to me. He's just hooking up with the best teacher to make sure he can get everything he can. It's what you did all through med school and all through intern year. Congratulations. You've become the thing you worship.
      Cristina: And you became the thing we laughed at.

    • Cristina: Did you ever think maybe your research is failing all on its own?
      Meredith: Right, because I'm a terrible doctor. We've established that.
      Cristina: No, I never said that.
      Meredith: You said that...
      Cristina: I never said that! But you said I was a terrible person over and over because I don't agree with you. Because I'm committed to my work. Because I don't want a baby? When did I become such a monster to you?

    • Alex: What about this other family? I mean, how'd you leave it with them?
      Jimmy: Better. I could maybe try and go back. Naomi's tough, but she's not your mother. She's not bug-eyed crazy.
      Alex: All right, this has got to stop now. Mom was not the problem.
      Jimmy: I'm not trying to bad-talk your mother, but you can't know what a strain it is being with someone like that.
      Alex: Who do you think took care of her? Kept track of her? Got her committed so she wouldn't hurt herself? Who do you think took care of your kids?!
      Jimmy: I did the best I could.
      Alex: Oh, well, if that's your best than you should just hang it up! Your best is worthless! I was the dad! I was a kid, but I was the dad! You were nothing! You... were gone! You're worthless!

    • Meredith: (opening voiceover) Failure is an inevitability. Still, that shouldn't be a reason not to try. Every scientist was told no, over and over. The ones we remember, the ones who changed our lives, the Curies, the Salks, the Barnards, they're the ones who wouldn't take no for an answer.

    • Jackson: I love you, April. I always have. I love everything about you, even the things I don't like, I love. And I want you with me. I love you and I think that you love me too, do you?

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