Grey's Anatomy

Season 6 Episode 2

Goodbye (2)

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2009 on ABC
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Everyone is struggling after losing one of their own and are turning to any distraction they can find. Meredith and Derek seem to be consummating their marriage anywhere and everywhere, while Cristina and Owen have been instructed to abstain from sex by Dr. Wyatt. Izzie doesn't understand why Alex is pulling away from her emotionally, and Lexie considers the next step in her relationship with Mark.

This is the second hour of a 2-hour season primere. Two episode entries have been created. The 10pm EST marker will mark to beginning of this episode.moreless

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  • Part 2 is the beginning of a row of louzy episodes. They have a lot to write about... Still, those ideas didn't get the attention they needed because they weren't treated in depth...moreless

    3.0
    Part two was not okay at all and could not keep up with part one.



    With the merging, Callie going on and off the hospital, MerDer dissaperaring at times, a short period of time to treat Alex-Izzie storyline, among other things, it seems that we cannot see the spirit of GA anymore. This is rather too different from what I (or we) used to watch. I don't see anything reminiscent of past seasons (forget that they've cut off four characters) to make me in love with the series again.



    -MerDer: it seems like it's all over, the thrill of the chase, or rather, the thrill of them trying to be togheter was what kept it interesting (in season one with them being and affaire, in season two with Addison in the way, in season three trying to be a good couple but with a lotta trouble, with season four with S and M, Rose and anger -which was the worse for them- and some episodes of season five when they are trying to get married)and now everything has been done... Remember that this was one of the central ideas of the beginning of the series, and now we are left with nothing.



    -Alex and Izzie: love them, but really the writers didn't give them enough time to treat the recovery plot and their marital problems. We now see a scared Alex that hurts the world because of his inner wounds (again, far off the initial Alex that was tough and still had some humanity signs inside, but nice anyway) They deserved more, since season 5 mainly revolves around them trying yo be toghether and with her disease.



    -Lex-Mark: Another couple that ahs lost its drive. There is not anything interesting abnout them.



    -Callie-Arizona: I still think, even though i like her, Arizona is a replacement of Erica. It's good to see the story working up up to this point and I hope writers have a lot in store for them.



    -Merging: absolutely the worse idea ever, because it makes the series really confusing. I don't see why Mercy West had to merge with Seattle Grace, since they previously were in a better position. It seems to contradict the fact that Mercy West were (or are) in the first positions of that list posted in episode 5x1, it wouldn't be clear why ehad economical troubles. -Miranda: suddenly, she doesn't talk about her fellowship in peds. What about that? The writers simply forgot that?



    Cristina and Owen: I still think that Owen is trying to somehow replace Burke (even if Cristina does not have a storyline indeed). But at least they are trying to solve their issues.



    -Cristina: give her a storyline already. I don't remember much more (sad, I used to remember tha cases presented in each episode).



    I would like to see GA go back to basics, because it seems like I'm watching another series. I don't know how are they going to do that, though...



    Prepare yourselves for this to worsen...moreless
  • The return of Grey's after a few month's absence and a cliffhanger ending for the previous season. Yet another excellently made episode, but not as strong as I expected.

    9.0
    I'll start with the good parts, since we've been waiting for Grey's to return for quite a long time, and there were many good parts in this double.



    First of all, merging the two hospitals together with Webber staying on as Chief is in my opinion an excellent decision. Derek just wouldn't cut it as Chief for me. Plus, the environment where the show is taking place has pretty much exhausted all of its possibilities. It will be exciting to include new characters, new settings and new challenges to the show.



    Callie and Arizona staying together is also a good thing, this shows that the writers weren't treating the issue as a short-term shock-factor. Also, Christina and Owen staying together is great. Owen is a strong and solid character and their relationship is very promising script-wise. The therapy sessions are a great idea. Hope they keep it up. Also, focusing on George's death through the reactions of everyone else was a good thing. The scene where Izzy decides about the organ donation however, and the scene in the surgery where Bailey asks where the organs will be given, were very cheesy and looked more as if they belonged in a regular soap-opera. The comic moments where Lexie freaked out about Callie and Mark were predictable (as is in fact all of Lexie and Mark's relationship at this point), but Clara and the way she dealt with her infirmity was realistic, and refreshing. A good start, but after the previous season's cliffhanger I had my heart set on something more special. Let's see where things lead us after the big merger.moreless
  • Season 6 Premiere Part 2

    8.3
    In the second part of the sixth season premiere, Callie begins work at Mercy West. Cheif prepares for a very important meeting and gets in a car accident and ends up at Mercy West, where Callie is treating him. Mark moves into his new place where Lexie learns that Callie lives right across the hall and Lexie doesn't like this when Callie changes in front of them and when she walks in when Mark is in the shower to talk to him, so she confronts Callie, but Callie tells her she really is gay and that Mark doesn't look at her boobs anymore when she walks in a room. Derek still is mad because Cheif is not making him the new cheif. At the end of the episode the Cheif makes a big announcement that Seattle Grace is merging with Mercy West.



    Good episode. For a premiere though. eh. The things I didn't like were the Derek-Cheif storyline - how many times are you gonna make them fight over cheif. I can't even remember what happened wih Meredith, Christina, Alex, and Izzie in this episode.



    It's episodes like these that make me love Callie, Lexie and Mark because without them this episode would of been ok.moreless
  • Seriously?

    8.0
    I was highly disappoointed in season 5. But in the end, the writers really made up for their crappy ghost storyline and other crazy things.

    And after the amazing finale we had, my expectations were high.



    I have to say, the season opener was really disappointing. Grey's Anatomy is famous for writing amazing things when it comes to drama and death. But this time they really messed up.



    Laughing at George's funeral? Seriously? They didn't even manage to make me cry while Izzie and Alex's wedding made the tears stream down my face.



    Exploring the 5 stages of grief was a good idea - even though it's not new - but something was missing.

    The only intense part was when each character said a sentence and that Cristina finally realises that George is dead.



    I don't know what to expect anymore for this show...moreless
  • Season 6 Opener Part 2

    8.0
    The second part tries to veer away from the O'malley storyline, and attempts to focus on issues that will make storyboards for the current season. However, the episode provides closure for the George saga, with the realization of his death finally sinking in on the characters. So yes, tears are shed, silences are broken, and good old memories are recalled.



    I loved the way writers handled the plot. Most dramas would make a montage of George's moments over the last 5 years, with a melodious track rolling in the background. I especially liked the scene where the realization finally sinks in for Meredith, when O'Malley's lockers are cleared out to create space. It was so symbolic in a countless ways.



    Well the story forward, will be more in line with the current economic situation. With Seattle Grace and Mercy West merging, we might get to see some new faces rolled out. I also observed how Derek, though he seems like the nicest guy around, is made to act like a total d**k. He clearly was vying for the Chief's post, and toward the end we see his dreams were shattered.



    Finally, I would like to see how Heigl exits the show temporarily. I hope ratings soar when she' not there, so that they can kill her off completely.



    p.s. Yes, I hate Katherine Heigl.moreless
Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo

Dr. Meredith Grey

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

Dr. Cristina Yang

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens

Justin Chambers

Justin Chambers

Dr. Alex Karev

Chandra Wilson

Chandra Wilson

Dr. Miranda Bailey

James Pickens Jr.

James Pickens Jr.

Dr. Richard Webber

Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton

Pam Michaelson

Guest Star

Shannon Lucio

Shannon Lucio

Amanda

Guest Star

Zoe Boyle

Zoe Boyle

Clara Ferguson

Guest Star

Amy Madigan

Amy Madigan

Dr. Katharine Wyatt

Recurring Role

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Larry Jennings

Recurring Role

Kate Anthony

Kate Anthony

Nurse Kate

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Richard: I know you all have heard a lot of rumors, and I'm sorry for that. What I'm about to say will be hard to hear, and I'm sorry for that as well. The economic climate is... well, you all know what it is. In the coming weeks Seattle Grace Hospital will be merging with Mercy West. I wish I could tell you you'll all survive the merger, but there are only so many jobs. And the board and I have some tough choices to make. I'm on your side, people. I'm rooting for every one of you. All I can say is please, be at your very best.

    • Cristina (after she and Owen have sex): George O'Malley died. (starts crying)

    • Derek (as they get on the elevator): Miranda. (the doors close, Derek stops the elevator and steps in front of her and looks at her)
      Bailey: Look, I am an attending. And, I am a single mother. And I lost O'Malley... and um, I just can't.... I can't care anymore. Stevens is not my child. O'Malley was not my child. I have to stop treating them... I just have to stop caring so much. (starts to cry) 'Cause I can't keep feeling... feeling like this. Not at work. I have to save the feeling for my son, who needs it. I just can't keep giving it away here. (composes herself) I can't. I won't. (Derek starts the elevator again)

    • (Closing voiceover)
      Lexie: Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
      Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
      Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
      Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
      Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
      Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
      Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
      Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
      Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
      Callie: And let it go when we can.
      Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
      Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
      Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
      Alex: Denial.
      Derek: Anger.
      Bailey: Bargaining.
      Lexie: Depression.
      Richard: Acceptance.

    • Cristina: I... I can't get back on Bailey's service. I mean, she's still not even looking at me.
      Owen: Cristina, give it time. I mean, you know, she was closer to O'Malley and she has more...
      Cristina: Yeah, I know but she's... it's not even about O'Malley. She's mad at me about ceviche.
      Owen (laughs): You've gotta stop that.
      Dr. Wyatt: Ceviche?
      Cristina: It's a patient.
      Owen: Uh, a boating accident victim. She thinks that it's okay to call her a seafood dish. Is that okay?
      Dr. Wyatt: Well, it's pretty dark.
      Cristina: Oh, come on. I'm dark? I'm not the one going around choking people in their sleep. (Owen and Cristina laugh, then their expressions turn serious) Too soon?
      Owen: I'm not the guy going around choking people in their sleep.
      Cristina: I know.
      Owen: It was a dream. I... I can't remember what I was dreaming about but... I was trying to save my own life. I wasn't trying to hurt you. I... I was fighting for my life.
      Cristina (long pause): Okay.
      Dr. Wyatt: You made a start. You made a start.

    • Izzie: Are we waiting for Dr. Swender?
      Resident: No, Dr. Swender has handed you off to me.
      Alex: Wh-What are you like... second year?
      Resident: Third.
      Izzie: That's.. um... Can we page Dr. Swender?
      Bailey: Stevens, this is a good thing.
      Resident: It is. You still have cancer, but not enough to interest Dr. Swender anymore. It is a good thing.
      Izzie: You're saying that I have JV cancer?
      Resident: I'm saying your METS have shrunk way down. And there are no new ones. Your protocol's working very effectively. (Alex and Izzie are silent)
      Bailey: Stevens, this is about as good as the news gets.
      Izzie: So, uh... what-- what now?
      Resident: We're gonna use the port in your chest to continue with your IL2 regimen, for now. And we'll continue to monitor the progression of your disease with PET scans every 3 to 6 months.
      Alex: Is there some kind of time line on this. Or...
      Resident: Your wife is living with cancer, Dr Karev. Right now, the cancer has stopped growing. With a cancer this aggressive, that's a pretty stunning success. There's no time line. There's just... We watch it. We wait. We hope it doesn't start to grow again.
      Izzie: That's it?
      Resident: That's it.

    • Arizona: McDreamy.
      Derek: I'm sorry?
      Arizona: I get it now... the whole, y'know, McDreamy thing. I didn't get it before, but now... I totally get it. You know they call you that, right?
      Derek: Yes.
      Arizona: I'm involved, by the way. In case you thought I was coming on to you just now, which I was not. Plus I heard you got married, by the way. So, congratulations!
      Derek: Yes, thank you.
      Alex: He wrote some hokey crap on a post-it note in the residents' lounge. Sorry but until you're sweating it out in a morning coat, you're not really married.
      Derek (laughs): I've consummated mine. I consummate mine all the time. How's that going for you, Karev? Girls talk. You might want to think about that the next time you criticize my post-it.

    • Arizona: Do you have a minute?
      Derek: For what?
      Arizona: Kid with a tethered spinal cord. (hands him the MRI) I just sat up in the middle of the night and thought "tethered spinal cord." But you're not gonna see it on there. I need to run another test to confirm the diagnosis.
      Derek: A tethered cord's pretty rare. Does he have a history of spina bifida?
      Arizona: No.
      Derek: Lower back lesions, hyperlexia?
      Arizona: No and no. But the pain is aggravated when he extends and flexes his spine. (Derek goes to say something) And I know what you're gonna say... That the tethered cord should've show up on the MRI. But what if it didn't? What if what this kid needs is not another MRI but a much more specific CT myelogram?
      Derek: Maybe. Order one.
      Arizona: Now, well, see, I can't, because if I did... I would get fired. And I really like my job.
      Derek: Did the Chief deny that request?
      Arizona: Several times.
      Derek: You should've led with the part about the Chief. Come on.

    • Richard: Shepherd?
      Derek: You're a hard man to track down.
      Richard: I'm busy, as you know.
      Derek: Yeah, scoping out Mercy West. You planning on jumping ship? 'Cause I assume as a friend you would tell me if there's anything I need to know.
      Richard: Those are rumors, Derek.
      Derek: There are a lot of rumors, and Jennings isn't answering my calls anymore.
      Richard: Why are you calling Jennings, Derek? I told you I would fill you in when there was something to tell. If you feel the need to go behind my back, at least do...
      Derek: Behind your back? Behind your back?! I'm the one whose got your back. Don't you forget that.

    • Callie (walks in their apartment): Oh, hey, is Mark around?
      Lexie: He's in the shower.
      Callie: Oh, thanks. (walks in the bathroom as Mark's in the shower) Hey, have you heard anything about what's happening with the chief? There's all these rumors floating around Mercy West like he might be coming to work for us. That would not go well for me.
      Mark: I haven't heard anything. I'll check with Derek again. (Callie turns to leave) Can you hand me the shampoo? (Callie does so) Thank you.
      Callie: Mmhmm. (walks out of the bathroom, as Lexie stands there in shock, Lexie follows)
      Lexie: Are you really gay? Like, how gay are you? On a scale of 1 to gay? 'Cause that's my boyfriend in the shower. My hot, hot, naked boyfriend and I... How gay are you?
      Callie (laughs): I'm sorry. It's... I've known Mark a while and... But, I'll try not to do that again. The naked in the shower thing.
      Lexie: Or, the you half naked in the hallway thing.... Cause... cause even if you really are gay. He's not, and you're hot.
      Callie: He doesn't look at my boobs anymore. The first thing he used to look at when I walked into anywhere, was my boobs. He doesn't look anymore. Not since he met you. (smiles) Okay?
      Lexie (smiles): Okay.

    • Izzie: Whatcha reading?
      Alex: I have this patient I'm trying to diagnose. It's driving me nuts.
      Izzie: So take a break, I miss you.
      Alex: I'm right here.
      Izzie: No, you're not. You're here, but you're not here. And I miss you.
      Alex: Iz, come on. I'm trying to work.
      Izzie: ...I'm wishing for a brain tumor. I'm wishing all the time for a giant tumor that would just press down on my brain and make me hallucinate George. So that I could talk to him again, so I could laugh with him again. I... miss him so much. I miss him all the time, and I just want to feel better. Even for a minute you know, I just want to be a person who isn't wishing for a brain tumor. Just for one minute. And, I can't drink because of the cancer meds, I don't do drugs, I can't even work right now. I don't have any distractions. I'm sad, and I miss George. So please, please, come inside and help me feel better.
      Alex: "I miss George". Nice. Real seductive.

    • Derek (after Lexie walks in the kitchen and sees them having sex): Oh God!
      Lexie (immediatly walks out): Sorry. Sorry.
      Derek (pokes his head out of the kitchen door): Just... ah... Sorry. Sorry, we're sorry.
      Meredith (giggles): Sorry!
      Derek: Sorry, we'll clean the counter top.
      Lexie (keeping her eyes closed): Oh, uh... you didn't used to do this before and now it's kind of all the time. Everywhere and I just...
      Derek: Well, you know, it's... we're married now and things have changed a little. But, ah, we're sorry about the counter top.
      Lexie: Ah, so you guys are. You're really, that it? The post it? That's for real?
      Derek: Yeah. That's for real. (closes the door and goes back to Meredith who giggles)
      Lexie (disgusted): Ugh!

    • Arizona: Oh, I have wine. White and Red, and I have cigarettes. Which is awful I know, but I only smoke on very rare, very occasionally. And, only when I know I'm gonna be in trouble. Like now.
      Callie: It was inappropriate. Not to mention manipulative and stupid. You smoke?
      Arizona: I know. Listen, I know you have every right to be mad at me but I ran out of options. So...
      Callie: It's an expensive test, there was no indication to do it, there was a reason Webber turned you down.
      Arizona: So you didn't do it?
      Callie: Of course I did it, Arizona.
      Arizona: Thank you.

    • Mark: More suits? It's freaking people out. There's talk of downsizing, corporate take overs, rumors that Webber's jumping ship. You've got the Chief's ear. What's he got planned?
      Derek: He's retiring. They're making me Chief.
      Mark: No!
      Derek: Yeah.
      Mark: Really?
      Derek: Yeah...
      Mark: Really?
      Derek: Yep.
      Mark: Wow.
      Derek: Mhm.
      Mark: I mean, the Chief never said anything to me. I would have fought you hard for that. Well, hell, I guess if that's what he wants, I guess congratulations are in order. (Derek laughs) Wait... that was... You're messing with me!
      Derek: It's just too easy.
      Mark: Oh, you've got a mean streak. You know that? Mean! Seriously, what's going on?
      Derek: I have no idea.

    • Cristina: She asked me a question, I was right to answer it. I did my job. A patient asked me to disclose the risks of a surgical procedure and I am required by law and my oath to do so. If you know a way to sugar coat a colostomy bag I would like to hear it.
      Bailey: If you know a more respectful way to speak to an attending surgeon I'd like to hear that. Until you do, you don't talk to me. You're off my service!

    • Cristina (doing surgery on Clara): That's a lot of neucrotic small bowel.
      Lexie: Can you save any of it?
      Bailey: Yesterday I could have. Yesterday this would have been a simple drainage but that was before Dr. Yang threatened my patient with a colostomy that, thankfully will not be necessary because it did not actually involve the colon.
      Cristina: How can I help?
      Bailey: Oh, you've done enough.

    • Cristina: Ah, he trained at Northwestern, and then at Harvard. He grew up like, 5 miles away from here. Um, not rich, not poor. Comfortable. And, well loved by his parents. But um, itching to do something more with his life. Which is when he enlisted at the age of...
      Owen: Cristina, this is not a book report.
      Cristina: I'm trying to explain to Dr. Wyatt that I know things about you.
      Dr. Wyatt: Cristina...
      Cristina: No, wait, wait. He knows things about me, too. If that's what you're gonna say, because we talk. We talk all the time. ... Honey?
      Owen (laughs): 'Honey'?
      Dr. Wyatt: Cristina, let me be clear. It's not just that I want the two of you to get to know each other, it's that I want Owen to feel comfortable with you.
      Cristina: Oh, he is comfortable with me.
      Owen (to Dr. Wyatt): It's fine. You can talk to her, it's fine.
      Dr. Wyatt: Okay. Cristina, um, he talks to you. He's comfortable with you. Does he talk to you about his trauma? Does Owen talk to you about the war? Does he talk to you about the incident between you two? The choking? Owen's post traumatic stress is fed by his avoidance of talking about anything in the war. In order to improve, to heal, he's going to have to start talking about it. To you and to me. And, my concern is, if you get lost in the lust of it all... he won't have to make a start. He won't have any reason to. He'll feel that he has everything he needs, until he doesn't. So, I'm asking you to wait.

    • Cristina: These are good! Do they sell these in the cafeteria?
      Meredith: No.
      Izzie: No, those are the cancer pops.
      Cristina: Why do cancer people get all the fun? (Mer and Izzie roll their eyes at her)
      Meredith: How do you feel, Izz?
      Izzie: I'm not looking forward to the hurling that's about to happen, but I feel okay. I feel good.
      Cristina: Bailey's on some sort of rampage. I think it's Post-O'Malley Stress Disorder. (laughs)
      Meredith: She's not dealing with her grief.
      Cristina: You sound like Owen's shrink.
      Meredith: Owen's shrink is withholding sex, so she is grumpy and inappropriate.
      Izzie: Is Derek doing that, too? Withholding sex?
      Meredith: Why would Derek withhold sex?
      Izzie: Alex is withholding... everything. It's like he's afraid, but I don't know what afraid of.
      Cristina: He's afraid of the cancer sex.
      Meredith: Cristina!
      Cristina: He doesn't wanna end up with a cancer pop.
      Meredith: Cristina!
      Izzie: Just shut the hell up. I'm not contagious, Cristina.
      Cristina: I know that. I would totally have sex with you.

    • Mark: Really? Nothing?
      Lexie: Nope.
      Mark: You don't even want a drawer?
      Lexie: No!
      Mark: How about a toothbrush? A change of panties?
      Lexie: No.
      Mark: Damn, I like your panties.
      Lexie: I'm trying to focus. I'm becoming a resident today. I need to focus.
      Mark: I'm right across the street from the hospital. If you crash here sometimes, you get a jump on a lot of surgeries.
      Callie (coming out of her apartment, holding two dresses): Okay, okay. Which one? It's my first day at Mercy West and I wanna look nice, you know. Serious, talented, hardcore, not someone you can push around. Nice, but hot... like me.
      Mark (nods to one she's holding): That one.
      Callie (looks down at the one she's wearing): Really? I thought this one.
      Mark: Mm-mmm. Too hot. Better for a date. That one.
      Callie: Okay. (throws the dresses she's holding at Lexie, who looks uncomfortable) Here, take-- (she takes off the dress she's wearing, throws it at Lexie to hold, and changes into the other one while Mark is there) Okay. Less hot?
      Mark: Less hot.
      Callie: Okay, okay, good. Wish me luck, or not luck since I'm all talented and hardcore.
      Mark: You're an attending, Torres. Go kick some ass. (Callie smiles as she walks back into her apartment)
      Lexie: So um... did you forget to mention that your hot, hardcore, ex-sex friend lives right across the hall?
      Mark: Did I?
      Lexie: Yeah! Yeah, you did

    • Bailey: Where do you get off killing my patients, Yang?
      Cristina: Killing?
      Bailey: When you take it upon yourself to talk that girl out of a life saving surgery, you're killing her.
      Cristina: I didn't talk her... She had questions about the surgery. You left the room.
      Bailey: N-No, I left the room to give a very fragile, very distraught patient time and space to accept what's being asked of her. Then and only then would I have discussed the possible risks, with I'm certain, more tact and sensitivity than you've ever displayed in all the time that I've known you.
      Cristina: She asked...
      Bailey: No! I don't care what she asked you, and if she asked you anything else you're only answer will be "Let me ask my Attending."

    • Alex: Chief, this kid has been in the hospital 4 times in the last 3 weeks. Because the pain meds aren't working. Why can't we just--
      Richard: 5,000 dollars, Karev.
      Alex: Sir?
      Richard: That's how much either you or Dr. Robbins will have to put up in order to cover that scan. Otherwise, you can come with me to my board meeting this afternoon and explain why you're running this hospital like it's a charity. (walks off)
      Alex: Dude, are you crying?
      Arizona: I have authority issues. Walk away, Karev.

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): The dictionary defines grief as keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret. As surgeons, as scientists, we're taught to learn from and rely on books, on definitions, on definitives. But in life, strict definitions rarely apply. In life, grief can look like a lot of things that bear little resemblance to sharp sorrow.

    • Meredith: I haven't cried yet. I'm using work and sex as a distraction and I think it's working for me. Have you seen the girl, Amanda sitting outside the hospital on that bench all day long? And--
      Cristina: I miss sex. Ugh! I miss it so much. (Mer just shakes her and walks out) What? Mer?
      Lexie (walks in): I'm worried about Clara. She's depressed, but like a whole new level of depressed. I don't know what to do.
      Cristina: Are you talking about Ceviche?
      Lexie: That... (Cristina makes chopping noises, and makes chopping motions on her body) Oh my god! That's... that is so rude. Ceviche? That is so... that... it... th-that's rude. That is so rude! (walks out)
      Cristina: What, anyone else I can offend?

    • Owen (after they were making out on Cristina's bed): I don't want to hurt you again. My problems, they're real. And this, this makes us real. It makes my problems your problems. I'm afraid. I don't want to hurt you again.
      Cristina: You can sleep in the bathtub.
      Owen: What? (Cristina kisses him again)

    • Alex (walks in and sees candles lit everywhere): What is this?
      Izzie: Take off your pants.
      Alex: Iz, it's uh...
      Izzie: Be my husband. Get undressed, get into bed, and hold me. I don't know what you're so mad about, and I don't know what you're so scared of, because you won't talk to me, but I'm scared too, Alex, and I can't...if you won't... If we're gonna have any chance at a life together, then I need you... please. (she puts her hand on his cheek, and he pulls it back down)
      Alex: Iz, you died in my arms. You died in my arms! You freaking died, and then you left instructions that I wasn't allowed to save your life! You want to know what I'm scared of? I'm scared of everything! I'm scared to move! I'm scared to breathe! I'm scared to touch you! I can't lose you. I won't survive, and that's your fault. You made me love you. You made me let you in, and then you freaking died in my arms! (she rests her forehead on his, then kisses him)

    • Izzie: I didn't expect this. They say cancer, they say stage 4, you expect to die. And then you start thinking, well maybe I can kick it. Maybe I'll be the miracle.
      Meredith: Well, you are the miracle.
      Izzie: I'm still living with the cancer, y'know, I just... you don't expect that. (looks over and sees Amanda sitting on a bench) Isn't that the girl George saved?
      Meredith: Oh. Amanda. Yeah.
      Izzie: What is she doing here?
      Meredith: She sits there, every day, all day.
      Izzie: For God's sakes. (stands up and walks over to Amanda)
      Meredith: Where...where...what...?
      Izzie (to Amanda): Get up. I mean it, get up. Get up! (Amanda stands up) Now go get a life.
      Amanda: I can't.
      Izzie: George was a surgeon. He had a purpose. He wanted to save lives, and now he doesn't get the chance. Now he doesn't get the chance to do anything anymore, but you do. You could go to medical school, you know? You could hang out with your freaking friends. I don't care what you do. Just go do something with your life, because you have one! You lived! You lived, and George didn't, and I know, I...I know that, that feels horrible, and shocking, and terrifying, but you lived. ... So go live your freaking life.
      Amanda (tears streaming down her face): I...I don't know how.
      Izzie: Nobody does! Nobody knows how. But God, have enough respect for George to figure it out, because if I see you sitting on this bench ever again, I will kick your ass from here to Sunday! (long silence, Amanda picks up her purse and leaves)

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Sbohem (Goodbye)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: November 9, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
      Finland: November 11, 2009 on Nelonen
      The Netherlands: November 30, 2009 on Net5
      Australia: February 2, 2010 on Channel 7
      Germany: March 31, 2010 on ProSieben
      Norway: August 10, 2010 on TV2
      Czech Republic: June 27, 2011 on Prima LOVE

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Ghosts by Fanfarlo
      2. Hologram by Katie Herzig
      3. Gravity by Lucy Schwartz
      4. Today Has Been OK by Emiliana Torrini

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