Grey's Anatomy

Season 8 Episode 8

Heart-Shaped Box

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



  • Quotes

    • 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.