Grey's Anatomy

Season 8 Episode 8

Heart-Shaped Box

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 03, 2011 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Alex (to Mer & Cristina): O'Malley wasn't a creep, okay? If he were here right now, he'd be kicking all of our asses. He would've slapped chief resident right out Kepner's hand. I just don't like thinking about him because then I have to think about Izzie and then I get all sad and sappy and then I totally miss the chance to nail hot drunk chicks who spent the day hearing about how I'm awesome. Which I should be all about. George is dead and Izzie is gone and we're all different. We're different.

    • Derek: A man just booked a flight from Witchta. You want to tell him no, I'll give you his number and you can tell him yourself.
      Owen: I'm not worried about the hospital's mortality rates, Derek. I'm worried about you. You've had a lot of losses this year and I'm concerned that you're lining yourself up for more.
      Derek: You're worried about my reputation.
      Owen: Well, there is--
      Derek: I don't have a reputation anymore. I was gonna be the guy who cured Alzheimer's, now I'm blacklisted by the FDA so, I don't have to worry about that anymore. I get to choose what I worry about. And I choose them. I feel that I can change their story. I owe it to them to at least try.
      Owen: That's-- That's pretty damn arrogant, don't you think?
      Derek: Well, I have a reputation for arrogance.

    • Louise: Callie.
      Callie: Hey. Meredith said that the surgery went great. ... I like girls, uh, as in, romantically. It... It turns out that I like girls. Uh, women. And I met the most amazing woman. Uh, d-do you remember Dr. Robbins from this morning? Yeah, we got married. Oh, but before that we got into an accident, a car accident, a really bad accident and I almost died. But I didn't and Sofia-- Neither did Sofia our baby. Our perfect, beautiful, baby. And I'm uh... I'm... Screwing all this up. (sighs) Look, I know this is a lot and I understand, and if this is too much for you to handle, believe me, my own mother practically disowned me, so... I understand. Oh, God, I'm making you cry. Please don't cry.
      Louise (teary-eyed, smiles): You have a baby?
      Callie: I- I do.
      Louise: Do you have any pictures?
      Callie: You wanna see 'em?
      Louise: Are you kidding? (they both laugh, and get teary eyed, Callie pulls out her phone and shows her pictures)

    • Richard: I heard a helicopter touched down on the roof.
      Cristina: Let them come. You were right. She was the key. (hands him her list)
      Richard (looks the list over): Now this is a fine list.
      Cristina: Thank you, sir. (Richard reaches into his pocket and hands her his own list) You made a list, too?
      Richard: I was inspried.
      Cristina (looking at the list): Oh, I wanna put this on my list, too.
      Richard: If one of those comes in, we'll have to see who gets to it first.
      Cristina: Okay.
      Doctor: Hi, we're the precurment team from Columbia.
      Richard: She's all yours. ... Heart in a box.
      Cristina: Hot diggidy.

    • Lexie: Hey, you paged? I can't get out of here yet, I gotta follow up with my patient and make sure she's in the right frame of mind. ... You okay?
      Jackson: Yeah. I-I just missed a surgery today. Th-That's not true. I avoided a surgery today, one that I wanted to do for weeks because of this thing with you and Mark.
      Lexie: There is nothing between me and Mark.
      Jackson: Yeah, I've been trying really, really hard to believe that. But there is a thing and it's not going anywhere anytime soon. And this new thing with me and plastics, that's not going away either. Something's gotta budge. So, I have to walk away from you, for me.
      Lexie: So... You're picking Mark.
      Jackson: I've spent way too much time sabotagging my own career, Lex. So, yeah, I'm picking Mark. ... Can you-- Can you tell me that I shouldn't? (Lexie is silent, Jackson nods and walks out)

    • Meredith: Okay, scope passes easily through the common duct. One more biopsy and I think we're ready to close. ... Dr. Bailey is there something wrong? Did I miss something?
      Bailey: This woman worked so hard to raise her son and just one day... He threw himself in front of a bus. I mean, yeah, yeah he did it to save someone else, but... You work and work trying to teach your kid's to do the right thing, and you're gonna be so proud of them when they stand up for what they believe is right... But watching them destroy themselves in order to do it, to do what you taught them. It's just-- It's just maddening. You... You are maddening. He was my favorite, George O'Malley. He was... My favorite.
      Meredith: I know, he was the good one. ... I'm going to put in the T-Tube.
      Bailey: Wear a sweater set. Um, people have preconcieved notions about surgeons, they think we're cold, intimadating, egotistical, a sweater set says that you're warm, motherly. If it were me, I'd wear a sweater set.
      Meredith: Thank you.

    • Henry: What do you think about the University of Washington?
      Teddy: Um, I'm not sure.
      Henry: It's not like Harvard or Stanford. I don't know, it feels... It feels doable.
      Teddy: Doable? Okay, I'm- I'm sorry but medical school isn't something that you-- you just decide to do.
      Henry: Really? How'd it happen for you? The lady of the lake appear with a gilded scalpel and anointed you a med student.
      Teddy: Ha. Ha.
      Henry: I'm actually being serious right now. I mean, how is my decision to go to med school any different than yours?
      Teddy: First of all, I was nineteen.
      Henry: Alright, great. So I'm old. What else?
      Teddy: Um, I don't know. Have you taken your three years of prerequisites? How about the MCAT?
      Henry: No, I have not. But I do have a college degree. I may have been a baseball player but I think I remember how to study.
      Teddy: Okay, that doesn't account for the four years of actual med school. And if you decide to go completely crazy and you want to try to become a surgeon, that's five years of residency, a fellowship--
      Henry: No. I- I never said that I wanted to be a surgeon. There are plenty of other ways to use a medical education.
      Teddy: Okay, fine. Fine. I love the way things are right now. I really do. And I don't want to spend ten years married to a med student.
      Henry: No. You just rather I followed you around looking cute.
      Teddy: Okay, you know that's not what I'm saying.
      Henry: I was gonna die. My disease was going to kill me. And then I met you, you came into my life and suddenly I have insurance, I have a wife, I have a life expectancy beyond the next three months. Sue me if I don't want to waste any of it.
      Teddy: Henry, I--
      Henry: Just--- I'll see you at home.

    • Cristina (to heart in the box): Off pump cornary bypass. ... No. (marks it off her list) En Bloc transplant, heart and both lungs. ... Yes. (circles it on her list)
      Jackson: I don't get it. I mean, Webber talks about this thing like it's a magic eight ball. It's a heart... in a box.
      Cristina: Okay, when you take a heart out for transplant, what do you do?
      Jackson: Put it on ice.
      Cristina: Okay, you put it on ice and run to place it in the reciepent's body and then you wait and hope for this cold and dead heart to come back to life, right? But she--
      Jackson: She?
      Cristina: She has never stopped beating. She has never stopped being warm, she has never stopped living.
      Jackson: Sure, it's pretty--
      Cristina: It's a friggin' miracle, okay? You're standing before a miracle and once you realize that, she'll change your perspective. Okay, here's what I do. I look at an item on my list and I look at heart in a box and if that surgery on my list isn't half as cool as heart in the box then it is not worth my time. She lets you know what's most important to you. That's what heart in a box does. And she's nice to talk to.

    • Bailey: Grey, I asked you for preliminary tests and hourly reports. What part of that did you interpret as: 'Also, if you find the time, please shove a scope down Mrs. O'Malley's throat?'
      Meredith: Her endoscopic ultrasound showed a 16 millimeter dilation of the common duct.
      Bailey: I also did not ask for an endoscopic ultrasound. See, why can't you just do the things that I ask you to do?
      Meredith: Oh, look, there! See, she's got inflammation and scar tissue around the rement cystic duct. She's gonna need surgery.
      Bailey: Wonderful. You just proved that your former colleague's mother had a botched surgery at another hospital. A hospital that she only went to because we let her down so shamefully in the past. I just-- I don't know why you're celebrating.
      Meredith: I'm not celebrating--
      Bailey: Just prep her for surgery. Or is that too much to ask?

    • Bailey: Did you double check her labs and scans?
      Meredith: Yes, of course.
      Bailey: I just don't want any surprises once I'm in there.
      Meredith: Actually, she'd thought that I'd be performing her surgery.
      Bailey: Oh, I'm not comfortable with that.
      Meredith: I can do a septoplasty. You taught me a septoplasty.
      Bailey: I thought I taught you a lot of things, now I'm thinkin' that I must not be that much of a teacher at all.
      Meredith (pauses): I'm going to court tomorrow, to prove to a judge who's never met me that I'm a good person, a fit mother. I want my kid back so badly that I'm racking my brian looking for anything that will make him see me that way. I want to dress the part. So, I'm thinking my navy dress, but there's a button missing and it shows too much clevage. My charcol pants have a hole in the ass. I've got one shot at this, I'm useless and frustrated. But I know how to do an E.R.C.P and I know when to double check labs and I know how to do a septoplasty. I'm not useless here.
      Bailey: Fine. Do the surgery.

    • Lexie (typing Justine's book): What? She chooses Alexander? It has to be Nathan.
      Justine: It's not Nathan.
      Lexie: What? He-He's so handsome. And good. And-- And Alexander?
      Justine: Is her soulmate.
      Lexie: He doesn't even have a soul! I mean, he's a criminal. They-- They don't even want the same things, they make each other miserable.
      Justine: Dr. Grey, I cannot betray my characters.
      Lexie: You're the writer. You can make them do whatever you want. And-- And picking Nathan? That is the right thing to do. You hate it, I know, I know.

    • Derek: Aw, damn it. It's a big bleed. If you had spent less time taken dictation we could've avoided this. Did she at least finish the book?
      Lexie: No. She did tell me how it's going to end. So stupid. She's written this incredible story with these amazing characters and then she just... blows it.
      Derek: Wow, you're fifteen right now.
      Lexie: It's criminal what she's doing and-- and when she wakes up, I'm gonna tell her that.
      Derek: Maybe it's none of your business.
      Lexie: It's the same thing that you are doing with these hopeless cases. You know, you think that you're going to change the way the patient's story is gonna end and if you think that, then you're at least obligated to try. So, I gotta try, right?
      Derek: Yes.

    • (After they had sex in the on-call room)
      Henry: I gotta say, I'm a big fan of what happens in this room.
      Teddy: Mmm. Every day should be bring your husband to work day.

    • Mark: Hey, you got a second?
      Derek: Wait just one second.
      Mark: I'm a little worried about Avery.
      Derek: I'm this close to getting this--
      Mark: We had a real connection, y'know?
      Derek: Okay. (sighs)
      Mark: We were having such a good time together. And suddenly, he's avoiding me. He's cold, distant.
      Derek: Well, you're afraid that you're about to have your heart broken by him.
      Mark: Kind of. Derek, you know me. I never gave a crap about teaching in my life but lately I like the idea of passing it on. Y'know, I- I just want to see him do well. Maybe I should just back off.
      Derek (to Owen who walks in): Ah, Hunt, just in time. Mark is afraid that Avery is gonna break up with him?
      Mark: Can't this just stay between you and me?
      Owen: I prefer that. Shepherd, about these cases--
      Derek: I know what you're going to say. You're worried about the hospitals mortality rate going up, see that's the worst part about being chief. You have to say no to everybody, and they hate you for it. And if you say no enough, you're gonna hate yourself. Which is why I'm not gonna let you go through this. (to Mark) I have a consult. If you love someone, set them free, if they come back... (kisses his own hand)
      Mark: I'm gonna punch you. (to Owen) Hey, can I ask you somethin'?
      Owen: No.

    • Meredith (about Louise): Oh, she knows you're married.
      Callie: What? How? H-How did she find--
      Meredith: She saw your ring this morning. She asked me and all that I said was that you were happy.
      Callie: It's not your place to say anything.
      Meredith: She's going into surgery and she's scared, and she's alone and she misses you. I know it's complicated, but I don't think it would be a bad thing if you were there to hold her hand when she woke up.

    • Mark: Do you know what's going on with Avery? He seems so distant.
      Alex: Do you want me to put a note in his locker?
      Mark: What's that?
      Alex: Do you want me to suture in the graft?
      Mark: Nah, I'll handle that.

    • Richard: You're a fool, Avery. Sitting in the gallery when you should be grafting nerves. You're lost, adrift. You know what you need?
      Jackson: No, sir, I don't.
      Richard: You need to see heart in a box.
      Jackson: Yeah, I've--
      Richard: Maybe you need looked at it, but if you really saw it, you'd be down in that O.R. right now. See it, Avery. See heart in a box.

    • Meredith: So, the surgeons at Seattle Pres. left a length of cystic duct inside of you when they operated that's what is causing your problems, so we're gonna take that out. Do you have any questions?
      Louise: I saw a ring.
      Meredith: Excuse me?
      Louise: On Callie's finger, when we ran into her earlier. Did she get remarried?
      Meredith: She did. A few months ago, actually.
      Louise: Ooh, good. Do you think-- Is she happy? Oh, I hope she's happy.
      Meredith: She seems happy. Do you have any questions about your surgery?
      Louise: I raised a bunch of boys. It was so nice to finally have a daughter. I miss her. All of you, really. George's friends. Oh, you were so important to him, to me. Well, you're doing exactly what George would be doing. Being in charge. Oh, you'll be doing my surgery, won't you, dear? All by yourself. (takes her hand)
      Meredith: If you're uncomfortable--
      Louise: Oh, now don't be silly. George said that you were the best. I'm comfortable. I'm more than comfortable. I'm ready. Let's-- Let's do this. Let's cut me open.
      Meredith: I'm gonna need my hand back in order to do the surgery.

    • Lexie: I'm doing what you told me to do.
      Derek: I told you to get her to the O.R., you're hosting a book club.
      Lexie: She won't go into an O.R. until she finishes her book. I'm helping her finish.
      Derek: And how long will that take?
      Lexie: You can't rush the creative process.

    • April (about the heart in a box): It's kinda soothing. Like sitting in front of a fish tank.
      Cristina: It's not a fish tank. It's a key.
      Meredith: What's that supposed to mean?
      Cristina: Ask Webber. He came in here, trashing my wish list and told me that heart in the box was the key to fixing it. Well, I'll tell you something, she's not talking. (calls out) Heart in a box, what should I put on my wish list? Heart in a box, what should I put on my sandwich? See? Nothing.
      Meredith: Heart in a box, what's wrong with George's mom?
      April: Who's George?
      Cristina: He used to work here. He died.
      Jackson (walks in): Whoa, who died?
      April: George.
      Alex: And we're talking about that creep because?
      Meredith: Alex, you're an ass. His mom is in the hospital.
      Cristina: Wow, O'Malley. I haven't thought about him in--
      Alex: Why would you?
      Meredith: Alex!
      Alex: Oh, c'mon, don't act like you stay up nights writing poetry about the guy.
      Cristina: Remember when you gave him syphillis? (April & Mer laugh)
      Jackson: What? How?
      Meredith: Remember heart in an elevator?
      Cristina: Heart in an elevator. I should put that on my list. (turns to Alex) George made you look like such a chump.
      Jackson: George was the heart in an elevator guy? I heard about that. It sounded bad ass. Were you there?
      Alex: I just wanted to eat my freakin' lunch, that's all. (walks out)
      Cristina: Wait, wait. Everyone shut up. Heart in a box... Heart in an elevator? (the heart's beating slows down for a second) It works. It totally works. Webber is a genius.
      April: Heart in a box is starting to creep me out.
      Cristina: Don't talk about her that way.

    • Alex: Sloan will not shut up about you. I wouldn't have taken the surgery if I'd known I was breaking up the plastics posse.
      Jackson: He's using that in public now?
      Alex: Mm. You're lucky. I wish that I had an attending that had my back the way Sloan has yours.
      Lexie: Excuse me.
      Alex: Hey, no cuts.
      Lexie: Sorry, I just gotta get back to my patient. Oh, my God, you guys should read this, it's amazing.
      Alex: Wait, is that one of those books about the time traveling chick? Yeah, every other mom in peds has got one in her purse.
      Lexie: Uh, 'cause they're awesome. I mean, one minute Kate is running through 1890's Paris with this pick-pocket who she loves but she can't trust, and the next thing she knows, she's being pulled across time, dodging Nazis with this adorable American G.I.. It's like Slaughter House Five but totally hot.
      Jackson: Because that's what Vonneguts missing, hotness.

    • Callie: Hey.
      Arizona: Oh, hey, Dr. Torres.
      Callie: I- I'm sorry. I panicked. I didn't mean to introduce you as Dr. Robbins. I guess I didn't know how to say: 'Hey, guess what, Mama O'Malley? I'm into girls now, and oh, this is my wife.' You know?
      Arizona (turns to Polly): Polly?
      Polly: Yes, Dr. Robbins?
      Arizona: I'm gonna need a minute.
      Polly: Sure thing, I'm gonna go take a look at your nucular protein machines. (walks off)
      Callie: Peds prospect, Polly?
      Arizona: Yep.
      Callie: Oh, I'm doing so well today.
      Arizona: I get it. It's okay.
      Callie: Wait, really? 'Cause you seem kinda pissed.
      Arizona: Really? 'Cause I thought I was being funny.
      Callie: Oh, well, then you suck at jokes.
      Arizona: Hey, look, coming out is important! It's everything with your family and your friends, I'd kick your ass if you tried to hide me from them. But coming out to your dead ex-husband's super catholic mom? Not necessary. I mean, not for you. And certainly not for me so… it's okay.
      Callie: Thank you.
      Arizona: Mmhmm. I'm gonna go find Polly because I have no idea where we keep the nucluar protein machines.

    • Mark: Imagine my surprise when I check out the schedule and expect to see Jackson Avery's name on it, only to find that he's been replaced by Alex Karev. We've been preparing this nerve graft for weeks. I mean, it's just you and me. The plastics posse. Kicking surgical ass and takin' names.
      Jackson: The plastics posse?
      Mark: Ah, it's just somethin' I'm tryin' out.

    • Louise: It's such a treat seeing you again, Meredith. How've you been? Catch me up.
      Meredith: I- I got married.
      Louise: Oh, that's wonderful. Any kids?
      Meredith: No, we're-- we're working on it. (Callie and Arizona are walking by)
      Louise: Callie.
      Callie: Oh. Oh, my, God. Ma-- Mama O'Malley. (they hug) Oh, my God. Oh, my God. It's so good to see you. Um, I-I know I- I haven't called and I meant to call so many times. But, you're here, now. Ri-Right now. Why um, why are you here? Ar-Are you okay? Is she okay, Grey?
      Meredith: Yeah, we're hoping. I'm just waiting for C.T to open up.
      Callie: Okay, good, right, good.
      Louise (to Arizona): Hello.
      Arizona: Hi!
      Callie: Oh, right, sorry, this is um... (clears throat) Dr. Robbins. Mmhmm.
      CT Tech: Louise O'Malley.
      Meredith: Whoo! That's us. (wheels Louise away)
      Louise: Bye, dear.
      Callie: Oh, it was really nice to see you!
      Arizona: Are you okay?
      Callie: Yeah, I think so. Maybe. Yes.
      Arizona: Hang on. (takes a phone call, then hangs up) Mmm. My perspective peds fellow is here, so I'll see you later, Dr. Torres.

    • Lexie: Pain getting worse?
      Justine: Does it look like it's getting better?
      Lexie: I know what can help.
      Justine: What?
      Lexie: Clipping your aneuyrism.
      Justine: Cute.
      Lexie: Look, I'm sure if you call your publisher's and you tell them, they'll extend the deadline.
      Justine: This is not about a deadline. It's about my reader's out there who are waiting for me to finish this series that they have been following for ten years.
      Lexie: You're really that popular?
      Justine: Wow, you really know kick a girl in the ego, don't you?
      Lexie: I'm-- I'm sorry. We don't really get time to read around here. Uh, what about your family? I mean, I'm sure they wouldn't want--
      Justine: Do you see any family sitting with me, Dr. Grey? I'm a writer. My characters are my family, and I care about them. And I've managed to make a lot of others care about them, as well. Yes, so I want to give my reader's closure. But, Kate, Nathan, and Alexander I owe them closure. And I'm just trying to give it to them.
      Lexie: I'm just trying to help you.
      Justine: You wanna help me? How fast can you type?

    • Justine: Ugh, my aneuyrisms, god awful things. What are they doing now? Growing?
      Derek: One has sprung a leak.
      Justine: Oh, great. Say it, say I told you so. He's been warning me about this for years but I have been avoiding this surgery. Fine. Okay. But it's gonna have to wait until I'm done with my book.
      Derek: Dr. Grey, what possible consequences of not fixing a warning leak?
      Lexie: Stroke, hemorrhage, death.
      Justine: Dr. Grey, what are the possible consequences of a botched clip?
      Lexie: Stroke, hemorrhage, death.
      Justine: So, I'm dead and my book's not finished. I can't do that to my readers. I just need to find a way to get Kate to the bridge where she's supposed to meet Nathan before she's pulled back into time.
      Derek: Justine--
      Justine: Between your voice and my leaky aneuyrism, I'm having a bitch of a time focusing, so... (motions for them to leave) Please.

    • Bailey: When I say this is a very important patient, I mean that she's very important to me. I do not like it, but I have a very full schedule today and you will have to be my proxy. No one touches this patient, but you. You will run every test I ask for and you will report every result back to me, personally. This woman has lost a son and a husband in this hospital. I will not have another O'Malley lost under this roof.
      Meredith: O'Malley? George's mother is our VIP?
      Louise: Meredith Grey.
      Bailey: As promised.
      Louise: Come over here and give me a hug.

    • Richard: Uh, what are you workin' on over there?
      Cristina: Uh, Altman has offered to track down surgeries I want to perform.
      Richard: Uh, may I?
      Cristina: Oh, no, this is uh--
      Richard (takes the list from her): Thanks. Let's see what we got here. (looks over the list) Yang, what's wrong with you? You're wasting an opportunity on 300 pages of common procedure.
      Cristina: She let a straving person loose in a grocery store. She asked what I want, I want everything. What am I supposed to do?
      Richard: Get creative. I mean, look at that. (points to the heart in a box)
      Cristina: Okay.
      Richard: It's the key.
      Cristina: To what?
      Richard: To the list. So, use it, use the key. Unlock your mind.
      Cristina: What are you talking about?
      Richard: I'm just talking about heart-in-a-box.

    • Jackson: C'mon, tell me I'm paranoid or something.
      April: You're paranoid.
      Jackson: Thank you.
      April: Although, she did throw a softball at his girlfriend.
      Jackson: I know! Screw this. Y'know, I can't be around Sloan today, I-- You know, just take me off plastics, just for the day, I gotta clear my head.
      April: I am not gonna rearrange the whole surgical schedule just because you're having girl problems. Suck it up.
      Alex (walks in): You guys ever hear of Polly Preston?
      April: Uh, chief resident at the Brigham. She's only my number one peer role model.
      Alex: You're a freak and I hate you.
      Jackson: What are you workin' on today, Karev?
      Alex: A fat lot of nothin' now, why?
      Jackson: How would you feel about a nerve graft?
      Alex: I feel great about a nerve graft. (Jackson looks to April)
      April: Fine.
      Jackson: Thank you.

    • Lexie (looking at CT scans): Yikes. These are intense. Are these patients of yours?
      Derek: They will be. I went looking for patients who were told no by every doctor that they've seen.
      Lexie: So, what are you gonna do?
      Derek: Tell them yes. Tell them that I will do my best. It's not just me, it's you, too. Are you ready?
      Lexie: Me?
      Derek: Mmhmm.
      Lexie: I-- Yes, of course.
      Derek (takes a chart from Lexie): What's this?
      Lexie: Uh, Justine Campbell's A.M.A form. She's leaving against medical advice, so--
      Derek: Oh, so you're not ready.
      Lexie: What? Why?
      Derek: Yes. We're saying yes. If you can't get her to sign for a simple surgery that will save her life, how do you expect to tackle that? (points to a scan) Tear those up. Get her to say yes, and I'll let you tackle one of these, okay? What do you say?
      Lexie (smiles): Yes.
      Derek (smiles): Damn right.

    • Louise: Look at you. You know how proud it makes me to have you as my doctor?
      Meredith: Thank you.
      Bailey: Grey, let's get a C.T, C.B.C, chem panel, lytes and let's get another couple of blankets in here.
      Louise: I kept hearing Georgie's voice saying 'Mom, get a second opinion. Go to Seattle Grace, they'll take care of you.'
      Bailey: We will, Louise.
      Louise: A doctor. You're all grown up. (Mer smiles)

    • Meredith: Dr. Bailey I've been going over this islet cell data and I think that-- (Bailey keeps walking by her, she runs after her) Dr. Bailey? Are we not going to the mouse lab today? Because I--
      Bailey: We got bigger things to worry about than mice, Grey.
      Meredith: Um, guinea pigs?
      Bailey: Are your feet as quick as your wit? Move 'em!

    • Meredith: I think we should prepare our statements for the judge.
      Derek: I think you should stop worrying about it and relax. (kisses her neck) I can help you with that.
      Meredith: Derek, we have thirty six hours before we have to convince a judge that we're Zola's parents.
      Derek: We are Zola's parents.
      Meredith: Yeah, but they don't know that. I mean for all they know, we hate children, we feed cute little kittens to a dog we keep in the backyard.
      Derek: Meredith...
      Meredith: I'm just sayin' they don't know us.
      Derek: All we have to do is stand up there and speak from the heart. That's all the convincing they'll need, okay?
      Meredith: Okay.

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): Say, you're in the O.R, repairing the vena-cava, when suddenly everything goes to hell. So, you cut this, suture that and soon, that crappy situation is a thing of the past. Too bad you can't meet all of lifes challenges with a surgical scalpel. I mean, you could try. But I'm pretty sure that'd be considered assault.

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): It's a bit horrifying just how quickly everything can go to crap. Sometimes, it takes a huge loss to remind you of what you care about the most. Sometimes, you find yourself becoming stronger as a result, wiser, better equipped to deal with the next big disaster that comes along. Sometimes, but not always.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 3, 2011 on CTV
      Sweden: November 23, 2011 on Kanal 5
      Germany: May 16, 2012 on ProSieben
      Norway: May 29, 2012 on TV2

  • Allusions