Grey's Anatomy

Season 9 Episode 15

Hard Bargain

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 14, 2013 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Stan: The first thing that we need to do is form an L.L.C so that you can legally get all your funds in one place. And you'll need a name for your new corporation.
      Callie: What did we just do?
      Stan: Do you know what you'd like to call yourselves?
      Cristina: How about "The Bitter Pills"?
      Arizona: "Epic Failure"?
      Meredith: "Death Spiral"?
      Derek: "Blind leading the blind, incorporated"?
      Stan: It could be anything. Let's keep thinking.

    • Alex: Hey, you want to go get a beer?
      Jo: Oh, I would love to, especially after today, but, um, I actually already have plans. (smiles and waves to Jason) Tomorrow night? Is that cool?
      Alex: Yeah, that's cool.
      Jo: Okay. (walks over to Jason)
      Alex (to Stephanie): Hey, who is that guy?
      Stephanie: That is... Chest Peckwell.
      Alex: What?
      Stephanie: It's not his real name. We just called him that before we knew it. O.B. resident. Jo's been mooning over the guy since he got here, and she finally grew herself a pair and asked him out. Yay, Jo. She didn't tell you about him?
      Alex: Yeah, she did.

    • Roberta: What the hell was that? Did you know that they were gonna pull that?
      Alana: There's a way to salvage this.
      Roberta: Salvage what? They withdrew the offer. Losing those surgeons, losing Shepherd, completely changes the value of the hospital. You better do something and fast. (walks out)
      Alana (to Owen): I, um, there's-- there's no way that we can replace them. There's, um... I can't reposition. I can't find new buyers. By tomorrow morning, the whole industry will know. I ca-- I can't.
      Owen: You have to. You say that this is what you're good at. It better be, because everyone that I thought was in my corner just walked out, and you are all that I have now. So either go and get Pegasus back or find another buyer. You say you trust me. Then trust me when I say, you can do this, because you have to.

    • (They are making out on Matthew's couch)
      April: Wait. Nothing, nevermind. Sorry. (Matthew kisses her)
      Matthew: Okay, we should, um... We should, though, uh, stop. Um... Okay, there's something I have to tell you. And, um... I don't want to, 'cause I think it might be the last I see of you.
      April: Oh...
      Matthew: This is-- This is only gonna go so far tonight. 'Cause I am, uh... saving myself for marriage.
      April (smiles): Oh, god. Oh, dear god.
      Matthew: Yeah, uh, I know. It's-- It's weird and it's not something you hear every day, but it is something that I believe in. And I can completely understand if you can't hang with that.
      April: No, no, I can. I can hang. I-I do. I-- I-I am, too.
      Matthew: Are-- Are you messing with me right now? 'Cause--
      April: No. No. No. I am, too. Only there's um, there's just this one thing.
      Matthew: What?
      April: Nothing. I am, too. (they start kissing again)

    • Cristina: He thinks we stabbed him in the back.
      Meredith: Well, all we did was buy some time to slow down the sale so we can come up with the money.
      Cristina: I know. I know.
      Derek: Alright, Stan says he can meet with us now.
      Arizona: Okay, I'll go get my stuff.
      Callie: Yeah, we get all our stuff 'cause we just quit.
      Meredith: What about our patients?
      Callie: We'll get 'em covered by someone. (Richard opens the door with Shane who has been defacing Derek's posters)
      Richard: Dr. Shepherd, this young man has something to say to you.
      Derek (to Shane): Did you get them all?
      Shane: Pretty much.
      Derek: Good work, Ross. Go home. (Shane leaves)
      Richard: Something's going on here. What's going on?
      Meredith: You'll know soon. (Richard leaves)
      Cristina: Did you see the look on his face?
      Meredith: Oh, Richard will be fine.
      Cristina: No, Owen. This is wrong. I'm gonna go talk to him. I have to explain.
      Meredith: No. Cristina, no. It's the right thing to do, for his sake. When the time is right, we'll tell him, and he'll understand.
      Cristina: I don't know if he will.

    • (Pegasus is about to sign papers to buy the hospital)
      Alana: Oh, Dr. Shepherd, come in. We were just--
      Derek: Sorry to interrupt. I'd like to talk to Dr. Hunt for a second.
      Owen: Um, what's up? (Mer, Callie, Arizona & Cristina appear behind Derek) Guys?
      Derek: I'd like to tender my resignation. Effective immediately.
      Meredith: Me, too. I quit.
      Callie: I quit, too.
      Arizona: Me, too.
      Cristina: I quit, too.

    • (Meeting outside in the rain)
      Derek: Where's our van?
      Callie: Someone moved it.
      Meredith: Why?
      Callie: It's what vans are for.
      Arizona: Hey, Bailey's quitting.
      Callie, Mer & Derek: What?
      Arizona: If this can happen we need to make this happen, fast.
      Callie: Wait, wait. Are you in?
      Arizona: I'm in. (Callie kisses her)
      Meredith: So what's the next step?
      Derek: Well, we don't have enough money, we're gonna have to find the rest somewhere else.
      Meredith: Can we do that in three days?
      Callie: Two, now. What about Cristina, she in?
      Meredith: I don't know now.
      Arizona (sees Cristina running towards them): Well, ask her.
      Cristina: It's happening, tonight. Pegasus wants to move up the closing, they want to buy the hospital tonight.
      Callie: What?
      Derek: How do you know?
      Cristina: Owen told me.
      Meredith: Well, did you say anything to him?
      Cristina: No, I didn't say anything, but we have to do it, for Owen. we have to do this now.
      Callie: B-Before tonight? We can't.
      Derek: No, there's not enough time.
      Meredith: We have to stop them.
      Arizona: How? There's nothing that we can do.
      Cristina: There's one thing we can do.

    • Derek (to Mer after she steals a financial report): I could marry you again right now. You're so hot when you're nefarious.

    • Jackson: April. Tell him who you are. If he doesn't get it, then you don't need him anyway.
      April (sighs): But I really like him, and... I think if I tell him, it's all gonna be over.
      Jackson: So wait... A little while, let him get to know you better. Once he does, he's gonna want to follow you anywhere. Trust me.
      April (smiles): Thank you.

    • Alex: I think it could work.
      Jo: What can?
      Alex: You know, people, coworkers getting together. I mean, don't judge it from those lawyers, they don't even like each other. Look at Grey and Shepherd. I mean, they tried to avoid it, but it was like fate or whatever. They had to be together. It was just right, you know?
      Jo: That's... beautiful. You should right poetry or greeting cards.
      Alex: I'm just saying it could work.
      Jo: Do you have a blog that I could follow?
      Alex: Shut up.
      Jo: You ever write poems about horses, just pretty, pretty horses?
      Alex: Shut up.

    • Arizona (after Bailey tells a patient to leave): What the hell was that?
      Bailey: That was the only medical advice I could give them in good conscience. I'm thinking I need to take it myself.
      Arizona: Hey, whoa. What are you talking about?
      Bailey: I tried. I tried to put on the smile and knuckle down and make it work, but maybe I can get a job in L.A., but where my husband is, and Tuck... Tuck's dad's never gonna let me move him out of the city-- No, no, maybe I can talk to him, right? Maybe we can work something out.
      Arizona: Stop it, stop it. You and Tuck aren't going anywhere.
      Bailey: I don't want to work here anymore. It makes me... feel small. I have to make myself smaller to work here. I-I feel like if I do that, I feel like I won't want to look my son in the eye. I don't recognize this place anymore or the people. I d-- I don't wanna hang around long enough that I don't recognize myself.

    • Meredith: This is so stupid.
      Derek: This is the only way I can think of getting in there.
      Meredith: So we're in a heist movie now?
      Derek: Stan needs to see the financial statements. I will schmooze, distract, and then you--
      Meredith: What, stick one down my shirt?
      Derek: I don't know.
      Meredith: Alright, just... let's go. Get me in there.

    • Cristina: Do you believe it?
      Owen: What do you mean?
      Cristina: What you said to the nurses-- 'Pegasus will lead us to a better tomorrow.' Do you really believe that?
      Owen (sighs): It is the only option that we--
      Cristina: Hey, it's just us now. It's me.
      Owen: No. No, okay? No. No, I don't. It's a bitter pill, and we just have to swallow it. And honestly, I don't even know if this is gonna make us better or worse.
      Cristina: Then why are you fighting so hard for something--
      Owen: There's no other choice. This is our only shot.
      Cristina: Okay, but what-- What if it wasn't, though? What if it's not all on you to fix everything--
      Owen: But it is. It is all on me.
      Cristina: No, Owen, Owen, listen--
      Owen: It's-- I put you all on that plane.

    • Derek (showing Alana his poster than someone drew on): Look at that. It's bad enough that they're up there at all, and now I have to deal with this?
      Alana: We'll put a stop to it. I'll have this one taken down.
      Derek: I want them all taken down. (sighs and turns to see Richard smirking)
      Richard: I didn't do it.

    • Owen (to the nurses): You know you hold this place together, every doctor and every patient here knows that. I know that you are the cornerstones. I need you to be strong right now in this transition. Transitions are scary, I know. But believe me, I... I would not be asking you to go through this if I did not believe that what Pegasus Horizons offers is the best thing for all of us. I mean, if I didn't, I would leave with you. I'm asking you to stay, to trust me, work with me. Just... help me get us through this. Can you do that?
      Nurse (stands up): We can try. Right? (all the nurses clap in agreement)

    • Owen: The nurses aren't being unreasonable. They have valid concerns.
      Alana: And I'm worried that you don't know how to address those concerns.
      Owen: Yeah, well, I'm worried you're asking me to sell them something that I don't even believe in.
      Alana: You're a doctor. You know sometimes you have to swallow some bitter pills in order to get well. This is a bad pill.
      Owen: Yeah, well, why don't you tell 'em that?
      Alana: They need to hear it from someone they trust. Okay. Do you remember last week when we operated, the logger? Before that, I didn't think that I ever would or could step up to an O.R. table again. I was scared the whole time. As scared as I've ever been in my life.
      Owen: I had no idea.
      Alana: I know. The only reason I was able to do it... was because you were there. And I barely even knew you. But you were so calm and sure. And if you were okay, I would be okay. Not many people have this quality.
      Owen: What happened? Can I ask?
      Alana: It's not a good story.
      Owen: Sorry, it's none of my business.
      Alana: No, I mean, it's-- It's not an interesting story. You've heard it a hundred times. I choked is all. (sighs) Listen... I am good at this job. So you can believe me when I tell you that only you can help these people understand that something that hurts them in the short run will help them in the long run. When you tell someone that everything will be okay, they'll trust you.

    • (Derek and calling are meeting in a van in the parking lot)
      Callie: Well, this isn't weird.
      Derek: I know. I wanted to meet outside the hospital. And the with the rain--
      Callie: No, I like it. It's very cloak and daggery.
      Stan (behind Callie): You must be Dr. Torres.
      Callie (gets scared): Oh, god!
      Derek: Callie Torres, Stan Grossberg. He's my financial advisor.
      Callie: I think I might have died for a second.
      Derek: I asked him about the feasibility of our idea. Stan, tell her what you told me.
      Stan: Under federal law, physicans cannot own and run the hospital for which they work.
      Callie: So we're hosed.
      Stan: However, you could ally yourselves with a for-profit or not-for-profit agency, which would be owner pro forma. Then the five of you could form your own management company, which would be hired by this foundation.
      Callie: So we're not hosed.
      Stan: Basically, you would run the day-to-day operations, much like a board of directors.
      Arizona (now in the van): And again I ask, who wants to do that?
      Callie: Just let him finish.
      Arizona: I'm sorry, but I'd rather be in an operating room than a boardroom. Besides, I thought we didn't have enough money to do this anyway.
      Stan: Well, I'm working on that. Estimating the number of beds, the overall operating budget, the property business taxes, the franchise, tax board payments...
      Cristina (now in the van with Mer): Okay, right, right. I'm asking, is it possible for us to do?
      Meredith: That's what he's saying, it is possible.
      Stan: It is very possible.
      Cristina: Okay, well, how much more money would we need?
      Stan: That's what I'm saying. I don't know until I see a hospital financial statement.
      Meredith: How do we get that?
      Cristina: Owen can get that for us.
      Stan: Um... If we have a hope of outbidding Pegasus, the element of surprise is sort of crucial here.
      Meredith: Owen can't know any of this.
      Cristina: We're gonna go behind Owen's back to steal the hospital?
      Meredith: No, Owen will still be chief.
      Stan: He's legally obligated to them anything that might interfere with the sale. He signed noncompetes, nondisclosures. If he breaches them, they will fire him. They will sue him. There could even be jail time.
      Meredith: He can't know any of this.
      Cristina: You want me to lie to him.
      Meredith: No, I want you to just not say anything for now.
      Cristina: You want me to lie to him. (gets out of van)

    • Shane: I got your page. I thought you weren't doing the A.V.M.
      Derek: Oh, we're not. Pegasus wants to do some photos of me in surgery. It's not real. You know, it's just pretend. But we need some more bodies and I thought you'd like to come in there.
      Shane: Uh... With all due respect, sir, may I not?
      Derek: What?
      Shane: Dr. Yang's testing a new protocol. I'd learn more from watching that then pretending to do surgery. I mean, if you really need me to--
      Derek: No, it's okay. Go.
      Shane: Thank you.

    • Jo: Do you think they can work, workplace relationships?
      Alex: What? What do you mean?
      Jo (about the patient): Look at these two-- Coworkers who wanted a quickie and got a baby.
      Alex: Well, they both seem to want the baby.
      Jo: Yeah, but they don't want each other. And now they're stuck seeing each other at the kid's recitals and at staff meetings? It's a disaster, right?
      Alex: Ah, I don't know. Everybody's different.
      Jo: True. You've had relationships with coworkers.
      Alex: Yeah.
      Jo: And look how those played out. You're single and alone. When I met you, you had a mattress and one bowl.
      Alex: Come on, that's... (Jo gives him a look) Yeah, well...
      Jo: It's just... more trouble than it's worth, right?

    • Stephanie (whispering): What'd your friend at U.C. Davis say? Are the other interns still dropping like flies?
      Heather (whispering): Yeah. There's at least four openings.
      Cristina: What are you talking about? (they are silent) Mousey, speak.
      Heather: Um, some of us are talking about... looking elsewhere.
      Cristina: Why?
      Stephanie: Last year, Seattle Grace was the residency match you dreamed of getting. The last few weeks, it feels like automotive trade school.
      Cristina: God. Where is your sense of loyalty? There are people here fighting to make sure this hospital stays open at all. And at the first sign of trouble, you show them your ass?
      Heather: No. No, it's just that--
      Stephanie: I'm sorry. I only have five years to get as good at this as I possibly can. And I want to be excellent. I want to be the best, so I can't waste another minute. I mean, would you have when you were an intern? Honestly?

    • April: Liposuction day?
      Jackson: High-volume, high price-tag, 'cause when Pegasus trims the fat, so do I. ... What's the matter?
      April: Nope. Can't talk about it.
      Jackson: Why, 'cause of her? (to his patient) Mrs. Berkus. Mrs. Berkus! Uh, she's blotto. What's up?
      April: No, I can't talk about it to you. I could when we were friends, but now--
      Jackson: Oh, we seriously can't be friends now?
      April: Yes, we can. Just... this is too much.
      Jackson: How about this? I will tell you a thing I would tell you when we were friends. My mom-- She is driving me nuts about taking a bigger role in the Harper Avery foundation. 'Grow up, child. Get your legacy on.'
      April: It's not bad advice.
      Jackson: I know that. But I'm working my ass off here, and I'm not even an attending yet. You know what? You're a crappy friend. You're suppose to side with me. (April laughs) See? Now you go.
      April: Um... So I've been seeing this paramedic.
      Jackson: I'm aware.
      April: Too much?
      Jackson No. I told you I was seeing Stephanie the intern. Was that too much?
      April: No.
      Jackson: I mean, it's not a thing. It's just, you know, fun and-- We're not serious.
      April: We both know how that can turn out.
      Jackson: That is true. Okay, your turn.
      April: Uh, okay. So... he asked me out... on a date, like our first real date. And it's really, like, our fifth date. And-- And this real date is probably gonna wind up at someone's apartment. And it's... going in a direction, you know? And it's one thing to tell a guy that you're a virgin and hope he understands, but to tell him that I was a virgin and then wasn't and now am again-- I just feel like I there's no way he's gonna understand that. I mean, who understands that? But I really like him and I just... Ugh. It's all gonna end tonight. Oh, god. Too much.
      Jackson: Nope.
      April: Oh, way too much April.
      Jackson: Look, tell him exactly what you told me, and he won't care if you're a virgin or not.
      April: He won't?
      Jackson: He'll be worried you're mentally ill, because you sound like a nut job.
      April: Good to have you back, pal.
      Jackson: Hey, I'm kidding.
      April: No, I know. See ya.

    • Cristina: Okay, so what is the big secret plan?
      Meredith: We want to pool our winnings from the lawsuit and buy the hospital. (Cristina starts laughing) I was hoping you'd be on board. (Cristina continues to laugh) Maybe I misspoke.
      Cristina: So that is the plan?
      Meredith: Yes.
      Cristina: That is so stupid! You don't know the first thing about owning a hospital or running one, and neither do I.
      Meredith: Well, Pegasus' Horizons knows how not to run a hospital. I mean, you should hear Callie's stories. So it's this or go somewhere else.
      Cristina: No. N-No one leaves. Owen says if people start leaving, the sale won't go through and we're screwed.
      Meredith: That's why we want to buy it, because we're doctors, and we know how it runs.
      Cristina: Did you know that you have to file a declaration for land use for approval by the state attorney general?
      Meredith: Will we?
      Cristina: I don't know. I just made that up. But see? We don't know anything about this.
      Meredith: I'm surprised. I thought you'd be on board. Or you'd leave again.
      Cristina: Hey, no one leaves. Owen is killing himself trying to keep the hospital open. Can we please stop talking nonsense and have his back?

    • (They are making out in the back on an ambulance)
      Matthew: Wait. I don't want to do this anymore.
      April: Oh. Oh, I, um--
      Matthew: No, no, no, no, no. Not-- Not this. I want to do this. Lots of this. I just don't want to do it... here. I want to take you out on a date. Someplace that doesn't have... Wheels...
      April: Yes, okay. That would-- That would be nice.
      Matthew: And where fewer people have bled to death.
      April: Oh, well, now I'm totally sold.
      Matthew: Tonight?
      April: Tonight? Okay.
      Matthew: Great. I can't wait to see you out of those clothes. I meant... scrubs. Uh, in regular... clothes. Not that you don't look great in scrubs, 'cause you would look great in anything... (April giggles) Like, uh, coveralls or-- Or parka.
      April: 7:30?
      Matthew: 7:30. Oh, and if I'm late, it's because I'm still banging my head into a wall over how this just went.
      April: It went great.

    • Derek: Can we talk about the giant pictures of myself?
      Alana: Do you love them?
      Derek: I want 'em down, all of 'em. I agreed to a brochure.
      Alana: 'And other marketing materials and collateral.' This is that. What are you ashamed of, telling people that your hospital is more than just a setof clinically sterilized walls and equipment, that it's full of people who are intelligent and passionate about caring for them? 'Cause that is what your face tells people.
      Derek: Says who?
      Alana: Well, three focus groups can't be wrong. So give it a few days. You'll get used to you. (to Owen) You ready for the nurses?
      Owen: Yeah. (Alana walks off) It means a lot to me, Derek. I know that this is not you. And I know this is a sacrifice, but this sale is our last shot, and I feel like I've been fighting this battle alone. And to hace you in the fight with me... that means a lot.

    • Arizona: Hey, Derek. I owe you an apology.
      Derek: Oh, no. There's no need.
      Arizona: No, no, I do. It was late, and I was tired and stressed out.
      Derek: Well, we're all stressed out. We're just trying to do our best.
      Arizona: No, I know, but I had no right to call you egotistical.
      Derek: It was 'egomanicial', I think.
      Arizona: Yeah. (sighs) I was out of line. (they see Derek's huge poster for the hospital) On the other hand... (walks off)
      Richard: You're Pegasus' 'face of the hospital'?
      Derek: Cahill said it would be some brochures, some schmoozing, not... all of this.
      Richard: Not a whole lot of practicing medicine either. I hope you know what you're in for. No offense, Derek. I mean, it's a great face, but... this is a lot of it. (walks off)
      Meredith: I mean, this is kind of gross.
      Derek: This is unacceptable.
      Shane (runs up): Dr. Shepherd, hold up.
      Derek: Yeah?
      Shane: Love the picture. Love it. Your head is gigantic. I'm prepping for our A.V.M do you prefer O.R. two or four? He's doing an A.V.M under hyprothermic arrest where he drops the brain's temperature to avoid stroke risk.
      Meredith: I know what it is.
      Shane: He's the only one in the region who does it.
      Meredith: I know.
      Shane: I've always wanted to see it up close.
      Meredith (to Derek, quietly): Can we go now?
      Derek: I'm not doing it. Cahill wants me to meet the buyers.
      Meredith: He's the new face of the hospital now. And the hair. Lucky us.
      Derek: Great. Just make it go away. (Mer hits the elevator button, the doors close, revealing another huge picture of Derek) Oh! Oh, my god.

    • Arizona: I don't think that it's right to spend all of our money.
      Callie: It is an investment.
      Arizona: Of all of our money, Callie. If your parents had ever made you have a summer job you might understand.
      Callie: Oh, come on. That is so unfair.
      Arizona: No, you are ready to bankrupt us.
      Callie: You're ready to let Pegasus Horizons turn us into a bunch of robots.
      Arizona: You are ready to sink $50 million into maintaining a good vibe.
      Meredith: So what's the alternative, we leave?
      Callie: No, I don't want to leave. This hospital is not something that we lucked into. This is something that we made. And Webber hired us, and he set a tone. Hunt sets a tone, and it's something I am proud to be a part of, and it's worth fighting for. (they hear crying on the baby monitor) Shoot. Sorry. Is that mine or yours?
      Meredith: It's mine, but she's gonna wake yours. (walks off)
      Derek: I think Callie's right. This isn't about a financial investment. It's about a much bigger opportunity...
      Callie: Right.
      Derek: To stay and make the place we dreamed of work again.
      Callie: Yes.
      Arizona: Oh, god. Will you two stop it? We are not spending this money. If I have learned anything in the past year, it's that we don't get to know what's coming around the corner. Anything can happen, to you, to me. Anything. And our daughter deserves as much protection as we can give her. And we have the chance to not have to worry no matter what happens, a chance to be prepared should the worst happen--
      Callie: I don't want to live like that... Getting ready for disasters that may never happen.
      Derek: Well, we have an opportunity right now to do something about it. And maybe we have a responsibility to do that--
      Arizona: Oh, don't try and make me feel selfish. Don't try and make me feel guilty just because you do.
      Derek: Who said I felt guilty?
      Arizona: I think-- I think you feel, uh, guilty. But that's not-- It's not--
      Derek: No, no, no, no, no. Let's go ahead. Tell me.
      Callie (shakes her head): Mm.
      Arizona: Some of us died. And some of us are gonna live with challenges for the rest of their life. And you-- You got the money. And then you got your hand back and you got your career back, and I think that you feel guilty. I think you feel guilty about your decision to sue and I-I think that you feel guilty about having all this money. And now I think that you want to be the one that comes in and saves everyone, and you have to be the hero. And it's selfish and it's egomaniacal, and now it's affecting my family. So just stop. Okay? Everything that you've done to make it better has actually made it worse. So please stop.
      Callie: I think we should go.
      Meredith (walks in): You should.

    • Cristina (after their phones keep buzzing): Ugh. Leave us alone. This isn't all on your shoulders. It shouldn't be.
      Owen: It is right now. If I can't, you know, if I can't talk to the nurses into staying--
      Cristina: You will.
      Owen: I just don't know what's gonna happen, with or without Pegasus. I keep running through the worst-case scenarios and... All I know is... that I'm happy here with you. Whatever's falling apart, I just... You and I, we're...
      Cristina: We're safe.
      Owen: Right. Right?
      Cristina: Exactly right.

    • Arizona: So what are you saying? That it's gonna take everything? I mean, everything from the lawsuit, from all of us?
      Derek: I have no idea what it's gonna cost to buy Seattle Grace, but I can guarantee you it's more than the four of us have combined. That's only $60 million.
      Callie: I had some money before all of this. I've got about... 700 grand I can get to right away.
      Meredith: It's true. We have money in the I.R.A and we have about--
      Derek: No, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
      Callie: Well, just the lawsuit damages then. And, uh, we've got Mark's share, too.
      Arizona: Mark's share?
      Callie: Yeah, and Lexie's maybe? Is that rude of me--
      Meredith: I mean, I would have to ask her fa-- Our-- Our father--
      Arizona: Don't worry. Excuse me. Yes, this is rude of you.
      Callie: Okay, I'm sorry, but we can't waste time on politeness here.
      Arizona: And Mark's share is not our money. It's Sofia's. You should've talked about this with me--
      Callie: Um, that's what we're doing.
      Arizona: I mean privately with your wife.
      Callie: Where is Cristina?
      Meredith: I don't know. I keep texting her. She would say yes to this.
      Arizona: Well, how do you know that?
      Callie & Derek: She knows.

    • Owen (his cell phone is ringing): Oh, it's Cahill. You know, she just wants to strategize.
      Cristina: At 3:00am? (scoffs) I bet she does.
      Owen: You know the nurses are threatening a walkout, and I have to talk them down? You know what? No. Let's just not talk about this. I just want to be here for a few hours with you where there are no problems.
      Cristina: Okay.
      Owen: You know, the sale to Pegasus closes in three days. And Cahill says the buyers are getting twitchy, and if there is a mass exodus of the staff-- Even if there's a tiny exodus-- I mean, basically if anybody leaves, then the buyers are gonna back out, and we lose the sale, and... the hospital closes.
      Cristina: That's not gonna happen.
      Owen: You sure? (Cristina winces) You could be a little more...
      Cristina: Maybe?
      Owen: ... convincing.
      Cristina (deepens voice): That's not gonna happen.

    • Callie: I am telling you, once we got these doctors talking, it was a horror show.
      Arizona: Shh! I just got Sofia back down.
      Callie: Oh, and uh, Portland Gen has quotas now. Yeah. It's unspoken, but it's understood that you have to churn out a certain number of procedures.
      Meredith: And no research?
      Callie: Nope. Pegasus is only interested in high-volume, high price tag procedures, barely any interaction. So no research, no innovation, no opportunity to do what it is we got into medicine to do.
      Derek: Well, we won't let that happen to us here.
      Callie: Oh, yeah? That's what they said at first. And then the people that fought management got fired, and the rest wore down or they left. Now I don't want to leave. None of us do. You guys, come on. We have to do this. We have to buy the hospital.
      Derek: Whoa. Hold on.
      Meredith: Maybe she's right.
      Arizona: Wait. What if we don't want to?

    • Arizona: I'm sorry, it's never been my dream to run a hospital.
      Callie: Okay, well, you might not have to run it.
      Derek (to Mer): Cristina should be here.
      Meredith: I have been texting her.
      Arizona: I just got back to work. And Derek, you just got your hand back. Don't you want to just work?
      Callie: Work where? I don't want somebody telling me which patients I can and can't treat.
      Meredith: Or putting a stopwatch on how much time you can spend with them.
      Callie: Yeah, if we ran the place we could make policy decisions based on experience. Do yo--
      Derek: Uh, no offense. But that is a naive way of putting it. The job is much harder than you think. I wanted it once, and I hated it. We should stay the course. I made a deal with Pegasus that apparentally will help the sale.
      Meredith: What... deal?
      Derek: Nothing, it's stupid. But maybe that's how we make it work, from the inside.
      Arizona: What about Hunt? I mean, he's pushing for the Pegasus sale. He thinks it's a good deal. So what's he think?

    • Meredith: (opening voiceover) They say there's one sure sign of a successful negotiation. It's that when the parties leave the table. They both feel like they've been screwed. The goal is a compromise, a situation where everybody wins.

    • Meredith: (closing voiceover) They say that negotiation is an art form. Yet, when we negotiate, we have a strategy, we use tactics. Strategies and tactics aren't words we use for seeking a compromise. Those are words for going to war.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 14, 2013 on CTV
      Sweden: March 20, 2013 on Kanal 5
      Norway: March 26, 2013 on TV2

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