Grey's Anatomy

Season 4 Episode 5

Haunt You Every Day

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 2007 on ABC
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It's Halloween at Seattle Grace! There may be jokes, pranks, and/or scare tactics. Some of the women form a club based on an experience they all share. A man volunteers for what most of the doctors believe is an unnecessary surgery. One of the patients is in the hospital because they tried to carve a pumpkin in an unconventional manner. Alex receives a visit from Jane Doe/Ava/Rebecca. Meredith is having mommy issues. Callie has an announcement to make.moreless

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  • First of all, consider I just hate halloween! This episode wasn't interesting at all, but at least, the story changes a bit.

    1)Halloween: I don't celebrate it 'cause I'm from Argentina. Most of people here do, but it's not an argentinan tradition.

    So, it's all so taken for granted that it's even insulting to me. Like Valentine's day, it's just another comercial reason for companies to make money, because we're so stupid that we buy it. Bad!

    2)Callie's speech: I liked it, but from this take: it made the story change. Now everyone knows about her affairs, new world for you Iz!

    3)Cristina and Mer's reaction: Meredith's reaction was as dumb as Cristina's. Meredith wasn't even shocked! She tried to process it, but it was like a toddler when he learns to read! Cristina was judgy here, and I didn't like her speech because it was contradictory. The phrase "I slept with my boyfriend" it's contradictory. Cristina slept with her boss, and it was wrong (maybe), so she can't tell Izzie she did a bad thing. Alex had the right to say so, and he did, but Cristina had no business at all to tell her she made a terrible mistake or that it was unaproppiate. And Meredith didn't sleep with somebody else's wife, because she didn't know that part, which makes both Izzie's and Cristina's speechs contradictory. Anyway, I liked that Izzie claimed they were a close circle.

    4)Ava: I liked she came back, but I didn't like she was "disguised". It's an explosion, but that 03x25 episode's love changed to a sexual thing. She should escape from everything. Yet, it's not easy when you thing about her child and her husband.

    5)Trick and treat (I don't know if it's well writen): ears.

    It was something tender at the beginning, but it was later tacky. 6)Erica's entrance to the show.

    It seemed great at the beginning, but it was later something silly: it's unprofesional to judge someone by something that has nothing to do with work. I expected more from her.

    7)Norman's departure:

    One of the few good things: I didn't like him. So good he's gone.


    The other good thing was Kendall Payne's song "I will show you love"

    9) Meredith's dream sequence.

    I saw this before! The same camera effects from 03x17"Some kind of miracle"! It was really unoriginal.

    One of the worst episodes so far.moreless
  • Great episode for two reasons, 1) I don't have to see Lexie as much and 2) the little boy trick or treating for ears was laugh out loud funny.

    This episode isn't really integral to the main plot of the show. Not much happens to the main characters in this episode, except for Callie telling the residents (Meredith, Cristina, Alex, Sydney and Bailey) that Izzie slept with George, and Dr. Hahn takes over Burke's old position, and pushes Cristina out. Derek also realizes that he has to start dating, Richard looks for a new apartment, and after a weird dream she has, Meredith finally gets rid of her mother's ashes, in a place very dear to Ellis' heart. Season 4 hasn't been a great season so far and this episode is no exception, however the little boy popping out from behind stuff and saying "trick or treat" is pretty funny.moreless
  • Happy Halloween Seattle Grace!

    I absolutely loved this epiosde. Meredith brought her mom to work, in a plastic bag. That was soo hilarious. Everyone was all freaked out. Priceless moment. Well at least she's not in meredith's closet anymore. The little boy trick or treating for ears, was so sad. But at least he got new ears for free. The Ava and Alex thing, was soo boring to me. I don't like them together. Hello, she is married. Get over it and move on. Bailey missing out on her son's first Halloween was sad. But it was for a good reason. The biggest thing for me wa swhen Callie told everyone about Izzie and George's affair. I was soo shocked. As was everyone else, on the show. At least the secret is finally out. It was soo surprising, how she told everyone. One of the best Grey's Anatomy moments ever, because it was just soo funny. By the way, Halloween, is one of my favorite holidays. (Christmas first, Easter third.) I love dthis episode.moreless
  • This season is still going strong.

    Once again loved this episode. There was humour, drama in the cases and new friendships were formed. Does this mean George and Izzie will finally be together next episode? I hope so, the final seen with them saying "We made through the day" was the thing that hinted this for me. The start with Callie telling everyone was funny and izzie just walking out was great. Though I liked the Rebecca bits I thought the way the storyline started was all a bit rushed. Normans stroke didn't really interest me, just didn't like him. Lexi wasn't in this episode much but she still is a good character. The women kept looking at Dereck and smiling, now his reactions were funny. Where the hell did the Callie/Cristina friendship come from? So Callie is now going to live with Cristina or Cristina is moving out and Callies moving in, I don't know guess we'll find out next week. Is there trouble a head for Baily and her husband, judging from that phone call I think so. I liked what meredith did with her mothers ashes. I thought that story in a whole was good, she brought in her mother in a baggy.

    Another brilliant episode of Grey's and season 4 has gotten off to a great start. Can't wait for next weeks!moreless
  • Very funny. The little boy without ears was well done.

    ~~~~It's Halloween at Seattle Grace! There may be jokes, pranks, and/or scare tactics. Some of the women form a club based on an experience they all share. A man volunteers for what most of the doctors believe is an unnecessary surgery. One of the patients is in the hospital because they tried to carve a pumpkin in an unconventional manner. Alex receives a visit from Jane Doe/Ava/Rebecca. Meredith is having mommy issues. Callie has an announcement to make.~~~

    My thoughts:

    Very funny. I loved the "Nurses United AgainstMark Sloan" Sloan "Are there any club activities?"

    But my very favorite was:

    boy to Sloan: "daddy?"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

T.R. Knight

T.R. Knight

Dr. George O'Malley

Chandra Wilson

Chandra Wilson

Dr. Miranda Bailey

Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann

Dr. Norman Shales

Guest Star

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll


Guest Star

David Clennon

David Clennon

Jack Shandley

Guest Star

Elizabeth Reaser

Elizabeth Reaser

Rebecca Pope

Recurring Role

Kali Rocha

Kali Rocha

Dr. Sydney Heron

Recurring Role

Sarah Utterback

Sarah Utterback

Nurse Olivia Harper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • James: Are you the doctor?
      Bailey: Oh, I am.
      James: Good. That's...that's good.
      Bailey: Is your leg hurting you?
      James: It''s not the leg. It's the foot. And...and it's not hurting so much as... as it's not mine. Something happened. I...I can't explain it. But this...this foot does not belong to me.' feels like it's a corpse foot.
      Bailey: Oh, did you lose feeling in the foot? Is it numb?
      James: No, it''s not numb. It's's not mine. Please, I'm...I'm not crazy. I...I work at a bank. I'm not crazy. Please. I just...I...I need a surgeon. I need you to get me a surgeon who will remove it.
      Bailey: A surgeon who will remove your foot? A surgeon who will amputate your seemingly healthy foot?

    • (Meredith is holding her mother's ashes while she washes them down the drain in a scrub room)
      Richard: Grey.
      Meredith: Chief.
      Richard: What are you doing, Grey? This is a sterile environment.
      Meredith: It's my mother, sir. I think this is where she would want to be. (Richard takes a handful of ashes, as does Meredith)
      Richard: Should we say a prayer?
      Meredith: She didn't believe in anything. (turns on the water)
      Richard: Ashes to ashes... dust to dust.

    • Cristina (showing the apartment to Callie, it's a complete mess): Oh, so it has a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom. Sofa. You can sleep here.
      Callie: Great. So... Do you mind if I clean up a little?
      Cristina: Yes. I mind a lot.

    • Derek: You okay?
      Richard: I don't know if I can handle another night in that hotel. (Derek sighs and sits down) What's the matter with you?
      Derek: I have to start dating.

    • Alex: Sorry I didn't listen when you said you were feeling sick. Sorry I didn't answer your page.
      Norman: You know why I chose surgery?
      Alex: No.
      Norman: I'm a little south of 60. And blood makes me squimish. And I wanted to go into psych because I like to talk.
      Alex: I have noticed that.
      Norman: I had this voice in my head that told me to choose surgery. It was as if... My MaryBeth whispered in my ear, and so I listen. And do you know what I think now?
      Alex: No.
      Norman: I think I was about to have a massive stroke and my MaryBeth wanted me to be surrounded by world class surgeons when it happened.
      Alex: Mmm. So what are you gonna do now?
      Norman: Ah, well, I'm gonna go into psych. Because you people, you surgeons, you're all just a bunch of little children running around with your scalpels and your severed feet, and your inappropiate sex in inappropiate places. You all need a good shrink.

    • Mark: You know, I'm impressed. I didn't think you'd pull this off.
      Meredith: I'm actually pretty suprised myself. Considering this is my first time trick or treating.
      Mark: Your first time?
      Meredith: Yeah. My mom never made it home in time to take me. Never got it together to make me a constume. Plus, she said it was rude to knock on people's doors and beg for food.
      Mark: Huh.
      Meredith: What?
      Mark: It's just... The apple fell pretty far from the tree, huh?

    • Rebecca: We need to talk.
      Alex: We will. I'll come back.
      Rebecca: Don't chicken out.

    • Callie: Well, I had the world's shortest marriage. (cracks up)
      Cristina: I was left in a church, while I was literally wearing a wedding dress. (they both start laughing)
      Callie: George cheated on me, right in front of me. And I missed it. (they start laughing again)
      Cristina: Burke sent his mother to say goodbye to me. (they keep laughing)
      Callie: I'm gonna be a divorcee.
      Cristina: Now, Erica Hahn thinks I'm a fraud. (they continue laughing)

    • Meredith (to Ryan): Okay, so we have one plastic surgeon, a general surgeon, an anesthesiologist, and three scrub nurses, and an O.R. Let's call your mom, kid. You're gonna get some ears.

    • Izzie: It's not my fault that Hahn chose me.
      Cristina: Whatever.
      Izzie: I cannot believe that you are judging me. Not after what Hahn said to you, you are judging me.
      Cristina: It's not the same thing.
      Izzie: It is the same thing. It's exactly the same thing. I'm sorry that I hurt Callie. I didn't mean to hurt her.
      Cristina: You slept with her husband. I slept with my boyfriend. It's not the same thing.
      Izzie: Meredith slept with another woman's husband. (Cristina turns to walk away) Meredith slept with another woman's husband! (Cristina turns back to her) The two of you are like this close, little circle. And the two of you can commit whatever crime you want, and in your little circle it's all fine. I... I know you didn't sleep with Burke to get ahead. And if Hahn would've asked me, I would've defended you. I'm not even asking you to defend me. I'm asking you to just cut me an inch of slack. And believe me when I say that I'm sorry that I hurt Callie.
      Cristina (pause): We are not a close circle.
      Izzie: You are. (walks away)

    • Cristina: I bust my ass here. Burke skips town with my cardio reputation. And now instead of a heart trasplant, well, I get to participate in the amputation of a crazy man's foot.
      Guy: I'm not --
      Cristina: Crazy. Cutting off your foot is crazy.
      Guy: Walking through your life like you have no power, no say, no say in your own destiny, like you have no control over your own body, walking through life like that is crazy.
      Norman: Hmm. I still think it's cutting off your foot with a chainsaw that's crazy.

    • Cristina: What is Hahn doing here?
      Izzie: Heart transplant. (Cristina starts walking up to Dr. Hahn and Richard, Izzie follows) Don't even think about it. She's my patitent!
      Cristina: Dr. Hahn, I hear you're doing a heart transplant today and I thought that I'd volunteer to scrub in.
      Izzie: Dr. Hahn, Isobel Stevens. She's my patient, the donor. So if you need any information, I have it. I have all of it. (to Cristina) She's my patient!
      Erica: You've got some eager Jr. residents around here.
      Richard: Mmm. Lucky me. Take your pick. (walks away)
      Erica: Well, Yang. I apperciate the offer, but I date men. So, I don't think that you'll be able to impress me the way you've impressed your mentors in the past.
      Cristina: I- What?
      Erica: Well, you sleep with them right? (Izzie smirks, and tries not to laugh) Preston Burke, Colin Marlow, that's your thing.
      Cristina: It's my-- It's -- I... I'm-- I'm sorry, but what does that have to do with anything?
      Erica: My theory is that if you have the chops in the O.R then you wouldn't have to try and impress in the bedroom. (Cristina is speechless) Stevens, is it?
      Izzie (fighting back a smile): It is.
      Erica: Let's go Stevens. (they walk away and leave Cristina standing there shocked)

    • (After they've just had sex)
      Alex: How are you? I mean-- How are you doing?
      Rebecca: I'm in love with my daughter. She's -- She's perfect. She sucks on her fingers, and she makes like this perfect little cartoon suckling sound. (kisses him)
      Alex: And your husband?
      Rebecca: My husband's in love with my daughter too. You look tired.
      Alex: I haven't been sleeping much.
      Rebecca: I haven't been sleeping much either. The baby wakes up all the time. Not as much, now that I've figured out that if I wrap her in whatver shirt I'm wearing...
      Alex: And she smells 'ya on it.
      Rebecca: And she sleeps. Alex, what are we doing? What are we gonna do? (turns over to see Alex sleeping)

    • Meredith: Dr. Bailey, we're gonna help rebuild a little boy's ears today, probono. And I thought that maybe you could donate some time.
      Bailey: Thanks to the fine upstanding citizen, who decided to cut off his own foot on my watch, I've got a mountain of paperwork. And on top of that I promised that I would get home in time to see my son in his Halloween costume.
      Meredith: Is Tuck even old enough to know what Halloween even is?
      Bailey: He is not. But is father is and that's who I promised.
      Ryan (walks up): Trick or treat.
      Bailey: For ears? He's trick or treating for ears.
      Meredith (sad tone): Yeah. Could you also persuade some of the surgical nurses to help out? They seem to really like you.
      Ryan: Trick or treat.
      Bailey: Stop that. (pauses) Alright, I'm in.

    • Guy: It was awesome. It was the sickest pumpkin head you ever saw.
      Bailey: Mmhmm.
      Guy: And then the next thing you know, it's blood gushing and totally stained my pumpkin head. Made it even sicker though. I brought it in, the digit.
      Bailey: Oh, you have the finger?
      Guy: Yeah, but it's like lodged in the chainsaw.

    • Lexie: If you two talk, I could wait over there.
      Izzie: Why? It's not like we have any secrets anymore. Callie told everyone. Everyone.
      George: Yeah. It's gonna be a long day.

    • Meredith: I have an earless boy.
      Richard: I'm sorry?
      Meredith: Sloan has agreed to build him ears probono if you agree to donate the O.R and all of the equipment.
      Richard: I'm sorry, Grey. (Meredith nods to Ryan to come in) My probono slate is full. There are protocals to be followed. There's all sorts of red tape. It's a lot--
      Ryan: Trick or treat.
      Meredith: Get it? He's trick or treating for ears.
      Richard: Grey...
      Meredith: You know, my mother, she was big on probono surgeries.
      Richard (stares at them for a moment): O.R two is free at 6 p.m.
      Ryan: Thank you.

    • Rebecca: You didn't come for me. You chickened out. When-- When I was leaving. When I asked you to gimme a reason to stay, you chickened out. Which, which I get. I get that. It was a lot and scary, and I know that I can be kinda intense. But, but, I thought after the chickening out part, that you would come for me. I came back for you. Which basically makes me a begger. I'm a begger for Halloween. (Alex smiles) And now you're mocking me.
      Alex: I'm not mocking you. (they start making out)
      Rebecca: We-- We need to talk.
      Alex: We will. (they resume making out)

    • Meredith: You found 'em. (Ryan nods)
      Mark: You know his parents?
      Meredith: His mom works in the cafeteria. What's all this?
      Ryan: It's letters from all the kids in my class.
      Mark: Letters to me. He has the internal structure to hear. He just doesn't have the canal or the external structure.
      Ryan: So I thought if I came in with my letters, Dr. Sloan might feel sorry for me and to the surgery for free.
      Mark: Uh, look. I'd like to help, I would if I could but probono surgery--
      Ryan: You should probably know that on my way here this morning, three different people thought I was in a costume. My head looks like a permanant Halloween costume. Just thought you should know that.
      Meredith: You're good.
      Mark: Probono surgery is not just about me giving you my time. Uh, a surgery like this requires O.R time. An anesthesiologist, a general surgeon to remove the cardilidge from your ribs, at least two surgical nurses...
      Meredith: Couldn't you ask them for help?
      Mark: I could. But, I don't have any social captial. The nurse hate me. They've formed a club that's all about hating me. And the other doctor's don't owe me favors because I've never done anything for them. (turns to Ryan) I'm sorry. I wish I could help. I would if I could.
      Meredith: I have social captial. Or I don't. Nobody knows me. But they knew my mother. So, maybe I could make this happen.
      Mark: Fine. Make it happen. You manage that, I'm all yours.
      Ryan: These people who knew your mother, do they know that you brought her to work in a baggie?

    • Norman: Dr. Karev, I'm feeling a little under the weather. And instead of risking spreading germs to the patients, I thought that I would head home for the day.
      Alex: Do you wanna be a surgeon, or do you wanna go to bed? Because it's one or the other. Surgeons stand up through, 10, 12, 15 hour surgeries without food, without bathroom breaks, without complaints. Surgeons do not go home because we have a tickle in our throat. (pulls back the curtain and sees Rebecca)
      Norman: Well, it's not so much a tickle as it is--
      Alex: Make yourself busy, Norman. (pulls the curtain shut and looks at her for an answer)
      Rebecca: All the moms in my town, they all dress up for Halloween. And I was thinking, what would I be if I had to dress up? Or what would I be if-- And the only thing that I could come with, and the only thing that I wanted to be was ... Ava. (Alex kisses her hard)

    • (Lexie is dressed up as Raggedy Ann)
      George: I like your costume.
      Lexie: Well, Dr. Yang said...
      George: Dr. Yang is screwing with you. (chuckles)
      Lexie: Oh, I knew it! (takes off costume)

    • Richard: Yang. You're moving out of Burke's place?
      Cristina: Yes, sir.
      Richard: My wife has filed for divorce.
      Cristina: I'm very sorry, sir.
      Richard: At any rate, I need a place to live. And Burke's place -- I, I was there once-- I suppose actually it's your place now.
      Cristina: No, it's still Burke's place. (hands him the flier she put on the bulletin board) Now, it's yours.

    • Sydney: I'm Sydney. Dr. Sydney Heron. General surgery. Big fan of your work. We were seating next to each other once at an M&M. Anyway, now seems as good of time as any to make it offical. Our introduction. (extends her hand, Derek shakes it)
      Derek: Ah, Derek Shepherd.
      Sydney: It was very, very nice meeting you.
      Derek: Nice meeting you too. (walks away, shows Meredith who watched the whole thing)
      Meredith: You think she's pretty?
      Ryan: Yeah. I like cheerful people.
      Meredith: I can be cheerful.
      Ryan: I think the "ashes" thing makes that kind of unlikely.

    • Lexie: I just saw a heart transplant.
      Meredith: I just helped build a little boy some ears.
      Lexie: That's cool.
      Meredith: Yeah, it was.
      Lexie: I dug up my mom's cat.
      Meredith: What?
      Lexie: My mom didn't leave any instructions 'cause it was so... unexpected. So... We had to figure out on our own what she would have wanted. And my mom loved that cat. So... I dug her up... the cat... um, from her little grave in our backyard. And I snuck into the cemetery in the middle of the night and reburied her right beside my mom. And... it was creepy and morbid, carrying around a dead, decaying cat in the cemetery in the middle of the night, but... it made my mom really happy. At least... I like to think it did.
      Meredith: Thanks.

    • Ryan: Dr. Grey?
      Meredith: Hi.
      Ryan: I had a goldfish, and when he died, we flushed him down the toilet, back to the sea.
      Meredith: Okay.
      Ryan: Back to the sea is better than your cubby.

    • (Meredith is putting the ashes of her mother in a Ziploc bag)
      Izzie: What is that?
      Meredith: My mother.
      Alex: Happy freakin' Halloween.

    • Mark: Good morning.
      Olivia: Don't. Don't do that. Don't smile at me.
      Other Nurse: Don't smile at her. Don't smile at me either.
      Olivia: We're on to you. We've compared notes.
      Mark: Compared notes? Really?
      Olivia: Compared notes. Compared pick-up lines. Compared techniques.
      Mark: Techniques...
      Olivia and Other Nurse: Identical.
      Mark: Identical?
      Olivia: We formed a club. "Nurses United Against Mark Sloan".
      Mark: Are there any club activities? (they both glare at him, then walk away. Derek walks up) Oh, man you would not believe what just happened to me.

    • Cristina: I did not sleep my way to the top, okay? I am attracted to a talent that resembles my own. Not that it's any of your business. Your comments were unprofessional and inappropiate. You know what? You're inappropiate and unprofessional.
      Erica (smirks): This is gonna be so much fun.
      Richard (walks up): Dr. Yang, did you hear? Dr. Hahn has agreed to become our new head of cardiothoracic surgery.
      Erica: Lookin' foward to it. (walks away)
      Cristina: You can't have my apartment.

    • Cristina: What are we looking at?
      Izzie: Meredith put her Mom in a baggie and brought her to work.
      Meredith: I had to get her out of my closet, she was haunting me.
      Alex: Now she's haunting us all.

    • Callie: Okay, listen up. Today is a holiday which means the pit will be over-run. You got the usual drunken stupidity.
      Bailey (excited): And then you got Seattle's Annual Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest. I love this city.
      Callie: So, you should stay on your toes. And stay on top of your interns.
      Izzie: So, should we round before heading to the pit or...?
      Callie: You should direct your questions to Dr. Bailey, Stevens.
      Cristina: Oh, we're directing our questions to Dr. Bailey?
      Callie: Oh, no, not you. Just Stevens.
      Bailey: Why is Stevens directing her questions to Dr. Bailey?
      Callie: Because she's been sleeping with my husband. (Izzie looks horrified, they all stare at her in shock) Alrighty then, have a good day. (leaves, Izzie looks embarrassed and leaves too)
      Cristina (to Meredith): This is even more disturbing than your bag full of Mommy.

    • (they collide with each other in the hall, and Meredith drops her charts and her baggie with her mom's ashes, spilling them on the floor)
      Derek: What is that?
      Meredith: It's charts.
      Derek: Meredith...
      Meredith: It's my mom. I had her in the cubby and she was freaking people out. I was just gonna go put her in the car. Do you think that's disrespectful? To leave her in the car?
      Derek: It's a little...
      Meredith: It's not that strange. I mean, I'm trying to figure out how to put her to rest. I can't shove her in the back of my closet anymore. I have to deal with her. And this is me trying... to evolve. I'm trying here. So, cubby or car?
      Derek: You're asking me if I think you should put your mom's ashes in your cubby or your car. You don't think that's very very strange?
      Ryan: Are those really your mom's ashes?
      Derek: It's strange, right? It's strange.
      Meredith: Are you lost?
      Ryan: No. My mom works in the cafeteria. And she said that I could come up here and look for Dr. Sloan. Do you know him?
      Meredith: Can you take care of him?
      Derek: Yeah. Can you take care of her? (Meredith picks up her mom's ashes)

    • Mark: You gotta love Halloween. All the crazies come out to play.
      Callie: I get it. I mean, I get that you could wake up one day and your life doesn't feel like your own.
      Mark: I heard. About your marriage. And if there's anything you need me to do, to cheer you up, I'm around. Day or night. Night, in particular.
      Callie: I was married. I said 'Until death do us part.' In a church. I mean, it was a church of Elvis. But still, it was a church. I just-- I just can't believe this is my life.

    • Sydney: Dr. Shepherd.
      Derek: Yes?
      Sydney: Okay, here's the question. Were there actually shepherd's in your lineage?
      Derek: I'm sorry, what?
      Sydney: You know, shepherds, the one's that watch over sheep. I'm into gyneology. My name for example not actually the bird--
      Derek (notices Mark, who is laughing): You know, I'm sorry. Would you excuse me?
      Sydney: Of course.
      Derek: Okay. Thanks. (walks over to Mark and chuckles) Hmm. Yeah. You did this?
      Mark (chuckles): Payback's a bitch.
      Derek: What the hell did you tell her?
      Mark: I spread the word that you were lookin'
      Derek: You spread the word that I was looking?
      Mark: Lookin'... It sounds way dirtier without the "g."
      Derek: And you wonder why they've formed a club.
      Mark: You heard about that?

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): It isn't just surgeons. The truth is, I don't know anyone who isn't haunted by something... or someone. And whether we try to slice the pain away with a scalpel or shove it in the back on the closet, our efforts usually fail. So, the only way we can clean out the cobwebs is to turn a new page… or put an old story to rest. Finally, finally to rest.

    • Bailey: You alright?
      George: You're Dr. Bailey, you hear everything. And even if you haven't heard everything I'm sure you heard.
      Bailey: About your marriage? Yeah, I probably would've.
      George: I'm sorry... If-- If I disappointed you.
      Bailey: I'm not your mother, O'Malley.
      George: Oh! Oh. Oh, I have to apologize to her now too.
      Bailey: O'Malley. (exhales) Look, you're not a bad guy. See, and I don't mean to let you off the hook entirely because what you did, was unkind, and hurtful, and wrong. But you're not a bad guy. I'm just sayin' that it take two to reach the you reached in your marriage. It takes two. I, I mean, I'm here. Late at night, on Halloween an earless boy get ears and my husband wants to act like that ain't an important thing. He wants to act like it isn't a good thing that I did today. Now, that just ain't on me. That's on him, wanting things to be way he wants. It's him wanting things to be purely black and white. I mean, I missed my son's first Halloween and my heart is aching inside of my chest, but you know, that doesn't mean anything. It doesn't count. Because in a black and white world, I simply didn't make it home. And that makes me the bad guy, I'm always-- I'm always the bad guy. You hear what I'm sayin'?
      George: Sorry that you missed your son's first Halloween.
      Bailey: Look, what I'm sayin' to you is... Okay, I was there. I was there the day your father died. I was there when you came back from Vegas married, after a week. And... All I'm sayin' is, it's not black and white. And you're not a bad guy.

    • (eating lunch, Meredith's got the bag of her mom's ashes on the table)
      Cristina: You could scatter her off the roof.
      Meredith: She was afraid of heights.
      Cristina: The ashes Meredith. The ashes aren't acrophobic.
      Meredith: I need to put my mother to rest. I need to not become her. I need to not die emotional crippled and alone. And I need to not attend the wedding of Derek Shepherd and Sydney Heron. I need to put my mother to rest.
      Cristina: Sydney Heron? (Izzie and George sit down at the table. There is an akward silence. Meredith and Cristina look uncomfortable)
      Izzie: Just ask.
      Meredith: So, you two are together?
      George: Yeah.
      Meredith: Like together, together, in love together? Sexy love. Not sibling love.
      Izzie: Yes. Yeah. we're together. (Cristina looks pissed)
      Meredith: And you two... Have been... I mean with out any of us knowin'... Doing this-- this whole time?
      Izzie: Only once.
      George: Iz...
      Izzie: I said that she could ask questions. Just once. And now, we're waiting to be together out of respect.
      George: For Callie's feelings. (Cristina scoffs and leaves the table)
      Meredith: She's not judging.
      Izzie: Right.
      Meredith: I have an earless boy waiting for me. But, I'm happy for you guys.

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): There's a reason surgeons learn to wield scalpels, we like to pretend we are hard cold scientists. We like to pretend we are fearless. But the truth is, we become surgeons because somewhere, deep down, we think we can cut away that which haunts us… weakness, frailty, death…

    • George: Mr. Shanley, I don't have kids. So, I don't know what it's like to loose a child, but I do know what it's like to lose a parent. Your daughter loved you. I saw her this morning, she was fighting for you, she was fighting for your life. You're her dad. You're her dad, she doesn't wanna leave you. I konw that. I also know that she would want you to have her heart. (pauses) I would've given my dad my heart if I could. If I could've saved him. I would've given him my heart.

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    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Každý den tě na mysli mám (Every Day, I Have You In My Mind)
      Slovakia: Budem ťa strašiť každý deň (I Will Haunt You Every Day)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Italy: January 14, 2008 on Foxlife
      Saudi Arabia: January 29, 2008 on ShowSeries
      Australia: February 25, 2008 on Network 9
      New Zealand: March 2, 2008 on TV2
      Latin America: March 10, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Sweden: March 12, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Germany: March 19, 2008 on Pro7
      The Netherlands: April 7, 2008 on Net 5
      Croatia: April 10, 2008 on RTL TV
      Israel: April 14, 2008 on YES Stars 1
      Norway: September 23, 2008 on TV2
      Romania: November 4, 2008 on TVR1
      Czech Republic: February 5, 2009 on Prima

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Listen Up! by The Gossip plays during Meredith's dream
      2. Fools Gold by Katie Herzig plays when Alex kisses Ava and sees her for the first time since last season
      3. Come Out Of The Shade by The Perishers plays when Ava tells Alex she thought he would come for her
      4. Polite Dance Song by The Bird and The Bee plays when George, Izzie, Cristina, Meredith and Meredith's mother have lunch
      5. Get Well by The Perishers plays after Meredith tells Mark that she never had trick or treated before
      6. I Will Show You Love by Kendall Payne plays when Meredith and Webber are washing down Ellis' ashes/the end of the episode