Grey's Anatomy

Season 6 Episode 3

I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 01, 2009 on ABC
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Several weeks after her near-death experience, a recovering Izzie returns to work, and Alex is concerned that she's pushing herself too much. Meanwhile, nervous that there will be layoffs in the hospital in the wake of an announcement from the Chief, the Seattle Grace residents compete to survive the cuts, including Cristina, who attempts to work alongside Arizona in pediatrics. Also, Bailey and Alex's patient's already complex case is further complicated by her schizophrenic son.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Pathetic.

    People whine, people cry, people make awful jokes, people get angry (but only for a few moments, not long enough for it to actually be good). This describes your typical episode of Grey's Anatomy and tonight's episode was no different.

    The show really needs to have something big happen. Have Meredith get fired, for example. That might actually create some interesting dynamics, get something going, light the fuel underneath the writers, and get people talking about the show again. Nobody cares about one of the no-name interns getting fired. Do something Shonda Rhimes, you are capable of better than this.moreless
  • The financial crisis hits Seattle Grace..

    In the premiere, Grey's gave us a sneak peak of what to expect in season 6. And trying to make hay while the sun shines, the writers have leveraged very well by basing the story on layoffs we continue to see everyday.

    The cast carry on with their daily chores, except that they take it up a notch to make themselves indispensable. Cristina takes up pediatrics, Izzy battles a 5-hour surgery, Lexie tries to take care of a schizophrenia patient, and Meredith stays calm taking a philosophical perspective. Finally something like 3/4 of the freshman docs gets laid off, along with nurse Olivia (who apparently had a major role in the first few seasons, and appeared in season 6 out of nowhere).

    Nice episode, lets see how they take this forward.moreless
Kevin McKidd

Kevin McKidd

Dr. Owen Hunt

Jessica Capshaw

Jessica Capshaw

Dr. Arizona Robbins

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo

Dr. Meredith Grey

Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez

Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres

James Pickens Jr.

James Pickens Jr.

Dr. Richard Webber

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens

Adrienne Barbeau

Adrienne Barbeau

Jodie Crowley

Guest Star

James Frain

James Frain

Tom Crowley

Guest Star

Kim Swennen

Kim Swennen


Guest Star

Sarah Utterback

Sarah Utterback

Nurse Olivia Harper

Recurring Role

Mark Saul

Mark Saul

Intern Steve

Recurring Role

Gloria Garayua

Gloria Garayua

Intern Graciella

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (38)

    • Cristina: I'm sorry. I don't have time for games. I have to get back to the hospital.
      Meredith: She's right, she does have to go back to the hospital.
      Derek: We're not gonna talk about the hospital, we're here to play baseball.
      Mark: And to drink beer. Drink your beer. What more do you want in life?
      Lexie: I'm not gonna drink beer when all my friends just got fired.
      Cristina: You know, I'm sorry. I'm leaving.
      Owen: Whoa.
      Cristina: No.
      Owen: You need this. Put this on. (puts a helmet on her)
      Derek: There we go.
      Cristina: No, I--
      Owen (hands her a bat): Now, hit the ball.
      Cristina: I don't wanna hit the ball. (the machine shoots a ball at her, she is startled) Oh my god! (Lexie laughs)
      Derek (catches the ball): Oh! Here we go, here we go.
      Cristina: What are you trying...
      Owen: You need to stop thinking about what's gonna happen, you need to focus on what is right in front of you. Now, hit the ball!
      Cristina (she hits the ball): Oh my god! Oh my god! I got it! (hands the bat to Lexie, and hugs Mer) I did it! I did it.
      Meredith: Now you like baseball!
      Derek: Oh, here we go little Grey. Let's go. (Lexie steps in the batter's box, and hits a ball)

    • Izzie: I forgot he was dead today. For a few hours in surgery, I forgot I had cancer and I forgot he was dead.
      Alex: But, George is dead. And you do have cancer. I want you to keep doing what you love. You're a great doctor, and you have a fantastic future ahead of you. But, you've gotta step up and start taking care of yourself. You've gotta take your meds, you've gotta eat. You've gotta pace yourself, 'cause I can't be your nurse. I can't.

    • Arizona: I hate, hate, hate this merger because I hate long distance relationships. I don't believe in them. So, you can't move to Portland.
      Callie: Well, when you mentioned it this afternoon you didn't seem to mind. You were like... "move to Portland!"
      Arizona: I didn't know that I was allowed to mind. I didn't know if we were girlfriends. But, then you said girlfriend. You called me your girlfriend. So, I need to know. Am I your girlfriend?
      Callie (smiles): Yeah.
      Arizona: Okay. (smiles) Good. So, yeah, no, you're not moving to Portland. No, but what you are gonna do is you're gonna go into the Chief's office and you're gonna beg for...
      Callie: I am not gonna grovel.
      Arizona: Ah, yes you are. Seriously. You don't wanna mess with me. (Callie smiles)

    • Owen: Rough day.
      Derek: Oh, I need some sleep.
      Owen: Okay, lets go home.
      Cristina: I can't. I just got kicked off of peds. I'm totally screwed.
      Owen: Cristina, come on...
      Cristina: No, I can't sleep. I can't.
      Meredith (Derek kisses her head): I can't leave if she's not leaving.

    • Derek: Hey, hey.
      Megan: So what did I do wrong?
      Derek: Nothing.
      Megan: ... So, I can learn for next time.
      Derek: You didn't do anything wrong. This is about the money. (Megan walks off, Olivia walks up)
      Olivia: I've been here 7 years. All my friends are here. I'll find another job, but, it's 7 years... you have no idea.
      Derek: If you need a job recommendation, anything you just call me, okay? (they hug and Olivia walks off)

    • Lexie: Okay, so I'm there in this spleen repair with Dr. Hunt and he's got the quatery and he's moving it back and forth you know, fixing bleeders. And, then he just... hands it to me. Like it's the most normal thing in the world to do. Like I repair spleens all the time. And so, I do it. I repair the spleen on my own. And I just, I realize... if we just focus on our jobs, if we focus on our patients, we're gonna be fine.
      Steve: Megan got cut. I didn't but she did.
      Lexie: What? How?
      Steve: The Chief sent out an email. He fired three quarters of our class. We're having a baby. (Lexie checks her email and breathes a sigh of relief, no email)

    • Alex: What's going on? You paged us.
      Meredith: Check your email.
      Izzie: For what?
      Meredith: HR. If you got cut, you'll have an email. I didn't get one, but... I've been calm through this crisis. (they all check their phones) I have been calm. But, if one of us gets cut I will not be calm!
      Cristina: No email.
      Alex: I'm fine.
      Izzie: I'm good, too.
      Meredith: Good. See, I knew it! I knew it! I knew none of us would get cut.
      Cristina: Yet. There's gonna be another round.

    • Derek: Isobel Stevens spent five hours on her feet in surgery today. Not because she was ready to go back to work, but because she was scared. She's scared for her job and she was scared to show weakness. You don't have to talk to me, that's fine. But, you need to go out there and talk to your people. They need to hear from you.
      Richard: Don't tell me about my people. I've been here for 30 years, Derek. I know my people. I've spent every hour of the last three days saving every job that I could, but some tough choices had to be made. ... HR is sending out an email to the first round of people to be let go.
      Derek: Richard.
      Richard: Derek, I'm tired, I'm going home.

    • Arizona: You know it's not a good idea to piss of your attending.
      Cristina: I didn't know he was upset. I'll apologize.
      Arizona: I wasn't talking about him.
      Cristina: Sorry?
      Arizona: I like kids, and I like their parents, and I like to see them smile. So I like, going to get them pudding and playing games with them because it makes attaching their arms way more fun. I don't like being used.
      Cristina: I wasn't--
      Arizona: And I liked being lied to even less.

    • Mark (to Cristina): And that's how I know my job is safe, Dr. Yang, because I reattach babies' arms.

    • Mark: How does this happen? Was Chang just not paying attention?
      Arizona: She made a mistake.
      Cristina: Wrong time to make a mistake with the merger.
      Mark: Oh, you people need to stop with the doom and gloom scenarios. I just read somewhere that hospitals revenue went up last quarter.
      Cristina: Except for elective procedures which went down 13%.
      Mark: You mean elective procedures like plastic surgeries. Now, you're saying I'm gonna get fired?
      Cristina: I don't think anyone is safe.
      Mark: I'm safe.
      Cristina: How can you be sure?
      Arizona: Hey! We're about to reattach a baby's arm here, so we need to stop thinking about the merger and think instead about this little girl throwing a ball, and holding a spoon, and waving bye-bye to her parents.

    • Lexie: Hey, has Mrs. Crowley agreed to the surgery?
      Bailey: No. She's gonna go home, and she's gonna die. And then what's that boy gonna be left with?
      Lexie: He needs surgery.
      Bailey: Wh-- What does he need a transfusion? Is there active bleeding?
      Lexie: No, his CRIT's stable and I know that we don't operate unless there's an active bleed, but it's so close. And if we operate on him, then maybe she'll let us operate on her. That way we can keep them together, through the surgery, through the recovery, they'll be together. And maybe you think this is a bad idea, that I'm proposing unnecessary surgery, and maybe you'll tell the Chief, and the Chief will think that I'm a bad doctor, but I think it makes me a good doctor, I--
      Bailey: Stop talking.
      Lexie: Are my words hurting you again?
      Bailey: No, you're right. It's a good idea.

    • Meredith: Nice pin.
      Cristina: His name's Mr Bear. He eats children.
      Meredith: Not having fun in peds?
      Cristina: Well, my kid wants chocolate pudding really badly. (starts eating the pudding) This is the last one.
      Alex (sits down): My triple A got cancelled. You guys got any surgeries I can get in on?
      Meredith: Well, I'm on post-op's, and she's baby sitting.
      Cristina: No, I can't stand it any longer. Can't you go to the Chief and use your dead mommy connections to get some answers?
      Meredith: We don't need dead mommy. We are going to be fine.
      Lexie (sits down): Okay, so I let a crazy man escape and he fell down a flight of stairs.
      Alex: Is it surgical?
      Lexie: I don't know. I got kicked off the case. so, then I went to go watch a surgery, I figured, I can't screw that up, and the second I get to the gallery, the shunt went south and starts bleeding. I left before Shepherd could blame me for it.
      Alex: Shepherd's shunt went bad?
      Lexie: Yeah, they had to convert to an open craniotomy. Something I'll probably never get the chance to do.
      Alex: She can't handle a craniotomy.
      Lexie: See, even he sees it.
      Meredith: No, he's not talking about you. He's talking about Izzie. (Alex gets up and leaves)
      Lexie (to Cristina): I really admire you. In case I get cut, and don't get a chance to tell you. Plus, you're really pretty.
      Cristina (gives Lexie her pudding): You can have the rest. (gets up and leaves)
      Lexie (to Mer): And you and I, we were getting so close.

    • Arizona: Hey, what are you doing here?
      Callie: Oh, I was just, um... I just stopped by to get some old case files.
      Arizona: For what?
      Callie: This job opening in Portland.
      Arizona: Oregon?
      Callie: Yeah, uh... The merger, I mean, the Chief already got rid of me once, so...
      Arizona: Yeah, well... No, that's smart... Smart of you to have a back up. (Callie starts to walk off, Arizona is has a look like 'What the hell?' and follows after her) Hey, you know, I'm working with Cristina. She's interested in peds.
      Callie (laughs): No, she isn't.
      Arizona: Yeah, she is.
      Callie: Oh, okay!
      Arizona: What, did she say something to you?
      Callie: She didn't have to. She's Cristina.
      Arizona: Oh okay, you're gonna have to help me out here. 'Cause I don't know what that means.
      Callie: I shouldn't say anything she's my roommate. (Arizona gives her a look) And you're my girlfriend. Girlfriend trumps roommate. Okay, fine. She's Cristina. She's all about cardio. So, she's probably sucking up to you to get through the merger. I mean, is she good with the kids?
      Arizona (realizes): Oh, she's sucking up.
      Callie (smiles): Yeah.

    • Bailey: Okay, Mrs. Crawley, I need to talk to you about your test results. The wall of your aorta is dangerously thin and could burst at any moment, and when that happens, it will most likely kill you. I'm not mincing my words right now because I need you to understand the severity of the situation. I need to take you up to surgery right now.
      Mrs. Crowley: I can't. I can't have surgery right now. I can't leave Tom. He's injured, he's upset, this has been a rough day on him. I can't. No, it'll have to wait.
      Bailey: Well, isn't there someone you could call?
      Mrs. Crowley: No. My ex-husband left when Tom first got sick, and friends have fallen away. It's only me.
      Bailey: Well, we have services, we can arrange someone to--
      Mrs. Crowley: I can't just leave him with a stanger. I need time. To hire someone and train them... to know that if-if he's watching TV and he's holding his head a certain way, it means the television is talking to him and he needs to be distracted. He likes shopping. But they can't take him to the place on Lee Road because he thinks that they're out to get him, so they have to go to the place on River Road. But they've gotta park in the back, because underground parking makes him upset, and it goes on, and on and on. So, no, please. I need time. A week, I- I made it this long, I can make it another week.
      Bailey: I'm not sure that you have another week. Look, I need you to think about yourself right now.
      Mrs. Crowley: I have a mentally ill son. I don't get to think of just myself anymore.

    • Mark: You look crazy.
      Lexie: This is partly your fault. You're the one who told me to go and act like I deserve to be here, and I did. And, now I lost a schizophrenic, and I am gonna be fired unless I find the schizophrenic. (looks behind a bed)
      Mark: Well, you're not gonna find him back there.
      Lexie: You do not get to be charmed by this, because this is not charming! This is me getting cut from the program. You're already amazing. I am just starting out! Okay, I have never stapled a bowel, and I have never resected an esophagus. I am not amazing yet!
      Mark (grabs her shoulders): Alright. Let's just breathe. (Lexie takes a deep breath) And again. (Lexie does it again) Good. Look at me. Security is on this. You have become a crazy person that I do not recognize. I want Lexie back, can I get Lexie back? (hears some guy's shouting)
      Lexie: Oh God, that's him!
      Mark: Stop. Just... (Lexie runs to see the commotion, and sees Tom fall down the stairs as security is trying to get him)

    • Lexie: Have you seen Tom?
      Bailey: I thought he was with you.
      Lexie: He was but he left. W-Well, he attacked me and then he left.
      Bailey: He-- You told me you could handle this.
      Lexie: No, I-I-I, i-it-it's under control, don't worry. I called security, I just thought that maybe his mom would have an idea...
      Bailey: His mom has a triple A! The last the thing that she needs to know is that her mentally ill son is loose in the hospital!
      Lexie: I know this is bad. I know this is really, really bad. And I--
      Bailey: Okay, I'm gonna stop listening to you because the words that you are saying are hurting me. Find him! (Lexie runs off)

    • Cristina: Tyler Lee, came in with renal colic 3 days ago that has not resolved. We are going to be performing an extracorporeal shock wave therapy today to break up the stones in his ureter so they can pass.
      Arizona: No, we're not.
      Cristina (checks the chart): Uh, yes we are.
      Arizona: No, we're not, cause there was no blood in his urine this morning.
      Cristina: Ah, just in case you should... We should the procedure... just in case.
      Arizona: You wanna do a surgical procedure on a 9 year old even though it's no longer indicated?
      Cristina: ... No, of course not.
      Arizona: Okay, so Dr. Yang do you want to tell the good new to Tyler and his mom?
      Cristina: It seems as thought your son's stones may have passed on their own.
      Tyler's Mom: He doesn't need surgery?
      Arizona: Nope, looks like he healed himself. Can you believe that Dr. Yang? On your first day in peds.
      Cristina (to herself): No, I can't actually.
      Tyler: Does this mean I can eat?
      Arizona: Yeah, yeah. Dr. Yang can go get you something.

    • Alex: How are you holding up?
      Izzie: Fine.
      Alex: Did you take your meds this morning?
      Izzie: Not yet, but I will.
      Alex: You're supposed to take them at 9.
      Izzie: It's only a little after 9.
      Alex: It's 10:15. (to Steve) Run down to her locker and get her meds. Are they in your purse?
      Izzie: Yes, but you don't have to get them.
      Alex: Yes, you do.
      Izzie: No, you don't. Alex.
      Alex (to Steve): I swear to god if you don't go and get her pills right now, I'm gonna hurt you, and I'm gonna like it. (Steve runs off to get them)
      Izzie: You can't do this. You can't treat me like I'm sick. My patients need to have faith in me. (Alex adjusts her wig) What are you doing?
      Alex: Your wig, it was crooked.
      Izzie: Ow!
      Alex: Look, I'll stop hovering if you stop acting like an idiot. Your next pill's at 2 o'clock. You can't take it on an empty stomach.
      Izzie: Okay. (Alex kisses her cheek and leaves)

    • Olivia: I called security. They're on their way.
      Lexie: Where's psych? I asked you to page them an hour ago.
      Olivia: I paged them twice. If you wanna see the log book...
      Lexie: No, I wanna know how a paranoid patient managed to get out of the ER. Where were you?
      Olivia: I had stepped away from my desk to deal with another patient, and normally being a punching bag for the doctors is just a part of the job. But, there's a merger, and we're all being looked at, and I am not about to go down for a mistake that wasn't mine. So, if you'll excuse me, I'll page psych again.

    • Derek: Dr. Stevens. I'm surprised to see you back so soon. You look great.
      Izzie: Thank you. So do you.
      Derek: How are you feeling?
      Izzie: I feel great, how do you feel?
      Derek: No, what I meant was...
      Izzie: I know what you mean. I feel fine. I'm ready to work. Here is Mr Trinidad's latest pre op labs, I told him you'd stop in to say hello before the surgery. And, unless there's anything else you can think of that I need to know I was gonna run to get his consent forms.
      Derek: That pretty much covers it. Unless anybody has any questions?
      Steve: Is there anything you can tell us about the merger? Because, I'm having a baby. I mean, my wife is having a baby. I mean, resident Megan is having a baby. I mean, am I gonna lose my job?
      Derek: Right now, I'm concerned about my patient. You should be, too.

    • Arizona: Oh um, Dr Yang. Have you seen Sage? (Sage giggles, while hiding under the blanket) She's 6, light brown hair, gorgeous blue eyes, she just had a tumor removed from her belly so, she has a bandage on her tummy. You know what, hey, why don't you check under the bed? (Cristina looks stiff, and not enthused) Maybe she's there. (to Sage's Mom) Her labs are better than we expected.
      Cristina (looks under the bed): Uh, she's not under the bed.
      Arizona: Huh. Oh... Maybe try the bathroom? (Sage giggles, Cristina goes and checks) Maybe she slipped in there. (to Sage's Mom) How'd she do last night? Did she get any sleep?
      Sage's Mom: She did, I didn't.
      Cristina: Bathroom's clear.
      Arizona: Wait, (Sage giggles) shhh.... I think there's something coming from your pocket. Is Sage inside your pocket?
      Cristina (unenthused, and not playing along, pulls back the blanket): No, no. She's hiding here.
      Sage: You've gotta look in your pocket first.
      Cristina: No, I don't. Because I found you already. Now, I just need to check your incision site so...
      Sage: Don't touch it, it hurts.
      Arizona: You know, I bet that Mr. Bear would like to see Sage's scar. Wouldn't you, Mr. Bear?
      Cristina (looks at the bear pinned on her lab coat): Oh um, (puts on a big bear voice, and moves the bear) Yes, I would! (Sage and Arizona both look at Cristina strangely)

    • Meredith: Hey.
      Derek: Hey.
      Meredith: How'd it go with the Chief?
      Derek: Richard's not talking to me.
      Meredith: What? Why?
      Derek: I don't know. He's just... He's not himself.
      Meredith: Well, what's he doing?
      Derek: He's hiding out.
      Meredith: Mmmm.
      Derek: How are you holding up? Hmmm? (kisses her) You've been up for like, what... 36 hours?
      Meredith: 48. But, I'm good actually. I feel like it's all gonna be ok. Like we're all gonna keep our jobs, and we're all gonna be amazing people, and live amazing lives. (Derek feels her forehead, Mer giggles) Unstable childhood.
      Derek (smiles): Ah, yes.
      Meredith: I get calm in a crisis. This is a crisis, right?
      Derek: I don't know. I don't know what this is.

    • Bailey: Karev, I'm gonna need you to get Mr Crawley's wrist x-rayed while I get her up to MRI.
      Karev: Why can't one of these fetuses baby sit? If that huge things a triple A I want in.
      Lexie: I can do the wrist.
      Bailey: Dr. Karev has more experience.
      Lexie: The patient is paranoid and hypervisulent. Which means he's bound to pick up on the fact that Dr. Karev doesn't want to be here. He may interpret that as Dr. Karev being out to get him. ... I aced my psych clerkship.

    • Pierce (updating Cristina): The Chief was spotted 5 hours ago in the cafeteria, he had an apple and a yogurt.
      Lou: Then he met with Dr Shepherd, it was brief and heated.
      Megan: Then he drew the blinds, he's probably sleeping.
      Pierce: That's speculation, we have no proof of that.
      Cristina: You'd make a good lawyer... if this doesn't work out.
      Megan: Ouch!
      Arizona (walks up): Okay, Dr. Yang, are you ready for rounds?
      Cristina: Yes. (turns back to her interns) Oh, um, continue with your course of treatment and keep me updated on any new developments. (they walk off)
      Arizona: You know, you don't look ready.
      Cristina: No, I'm ready. I looked over your patient charts and I noticed you have a shock wave lithotripsy scheduled for kidney stones this morning and I was um... I've never done one of those so I'm looking forward to it.
      Arizona (pins a teddy bear on Cristina's lab coat): Okay, now you're ready.
      Cristina: Oh... okay.
      Arizona: Come on, lets go.

    • Mark: I think you missed a spot.
      Lexie: Okay, you can't tease me about the blood thing because it's not funny. And, if it gets back to the Chief I may as well just pack my things.
      Mark: You need to stop worrying about the Chief. All this is in your head.
      Lexie: Really? 2002 Milwaukee. 3rd Street Hospital merged with St. Annes. 13 residents were let go. 2004 Nashville Women's absorbed Memorial, 9 residents were fired. 2006 Albuquerque.
      Mark: Okay, alright.
      Lexie: 19 residents.
      Mark: Whoa, stop. You need to pull yourself together. You deserve to be here. Act like it.
      Lexie: Okay. (kisses him and walks off)
      Mark: I meant later, you know, after you went home and got some sleep.

    • Derek: So, he announces the merger, then he shuts himself in his office all day and refuses to talk to anybody.
      Mark: This merger won't affect us. It's just a financial restructuring.
      Derek: What do you think restructuring is? Cutting personnel. Are you prepared to lose all the good people? I'm not. Hey, tell Hunt he's good to go. I'll write up a consult later. I have to talk to Richard right now. (walks out, Mark follows)
      Mark: You're tired, you're angry. You're gonna say something you'll regret. Get out of here for a while. Go to the driving range, get a bucket of balls.
      Derek: I have a surgery in an hour.
      Mark: So, take a walk. Grab Meredith, take a walk.
      Derek: Meredith won't leave the hospital. None of them will. Everybody's waiting a word from on high. (sees Lexie running with the blood Owen asked her to get) Look, don't tell me Lexie's not worried.
      Lexie (running by them): Is he in here, cause I've got the... (she falls, and the blood opens and goes everywhere)
      Mark: Oh. No, Lexie's worried.

    • Izzie: Oh, Alex. (about her auburn hair-colored wig) What do you think? Looks real, right? My mom sent it to me.
      Alex: Oh, what are you doing here?
      Izzie: Working.
      Alex: Iz, we talked about this. You're supposed to be taking another 3 weeks. Really resting up.
      Izzie: I have to come back now before I don't have a job to come back to.
      Alex: Iz.
      Izzie: I have to show people that I'm not gonna die. Unless I sit alone in that trailer for one more minute. Then I am gonna die. I'm gonna die of boredom.
      Alex: Look, Izzie...
      Izzie: Seriously. Looks real, right? I mean if you didn't know I have cancer, you couldn't know I have cancer. Right?

    • Alex: Sloan and Shepherd are scrubbing out of surgery in OR 2, grab them before they leave.
      Olivia: Let me know if you hear anything about the merger. Nurses are always the last to know, first to go.

    • Cristina: I talked to Callie last night about the residents at Mercy West. She said they don't suck! You're safe 'cause of Derek. Izzie's safe cause of cancer. Alex is Bailey's new favorite. You know, even George would have been spared 'cause he's Owen's guy. Cardio has been a revolving door around here and no ones got my back.
      Meredith: So, Arizona is your cover?
      Cristina: She's merger proof. She keeps little kids alive. No one likes a dead kid. Plus, they're under anesthesia half the time. How bad can it be?

    • Alex (about the trauma victim): Oh, he's lost a huge chunk of flesh. I see down to his mandible. We'll need plastics and an ENT consult.
      Owen: Left IV looks as if it's clotted off. I need 16 gauge in there.
      Everyone: I got it!
      Owen: Whoa, whoa, whoa, what's going on? It's 4 in the morning, is everyone on call?
      Cristina: It's the merger. Everyones scared to go home.
      Owen: I don't think the Chief meant that people couldn't sleep.
      Cristina: It's hard to sleep when your jobs on the line.
      Owen: One of you... get as much type specific blood as they'll let you have and meet us in surgery.
      Lexie: Me! I got it! I got it! I got it! (runs out of the room)

    • Cristina: You know, what I realized is that peds is the only specialty that I could do it all, y'know, cardio, general, ortho. It's like the whole body is your canvas and the fact that it's a small canvas makes it even more challenging. Now, I have no idea if you have someone on your service right now, but I would really love to witness your artistry.
      Arizona: You gotta like kids.
      Cristina: I love kids.
      Arizona: Okay, see you on rounds.
      Cristina: Great.

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): We're all susceptible to it, the dread and anxiety of not knowing what's coming. It's pointless in the end, because all the worrying and the making of plans for things that could or could not happen, it only makes things worse. So walk your dog or take a nap. Just whatever you do, stop worrying. Because the only cure for paranoia is to be here, just as you are.

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): Paranoia gives you an edge in the OR. Surgeons play out worst-case scenarios in their heads. You're ready to close, you got the bleeder. You know it but there's that voice in your head asking. What if you didn't? What if the patient dies and you could have prevented it? So you check your work one more time before you close. Paranoia is a surgeon's best friend.

    • Owen: You paged me? What's goin' on?
      Cristina: You have to tell the Chief that you need me. That George was your guy, so you need a new guy, and that's me, 'kay? Right now. Let's go.
      Owen: Oh, come on. If anyone's safe in this merger, it's you.
      Cristina: Just be casual, but firm, he likes you.
      Owen: Look, Cristina I--
      Cristina: I played hide and seek today. I didn't go to surgery because some 9 year old miraculously peed without blood. Okay, I can't do this anymore.
      Owen: Then don't. Tell Dr. Robbins you don't think peds is your thing. What is the big deal?
      Cristina: The big deal is that the Chief is in there right now making a list.
      Owen: You don't know that.
      Cristina: Yeah, a list of who stays and who goes. I can't be on that 'goes' list.
      Owen: If you are, you will deal with that.
      Cristina (shushes him): 'If' I am? There can be no 'if'. I have to be on the 'stays' list. That list is everything. That list is my future.
      Cristina: It is my salvation. The list is life.
      Owen: Schindler's List? You're comparing this merger to the Holocaust?
      Cristina: I'm Jewish. I'm allowed. (gets a page) So, this is a no?
      Owen: This is a no.

    • Tom: No, I'm not letting you cut me open, you're gonna put a camera in me. You are one of them.
      Bailey: Okay, Mrs. Crowley...
      Mrs. Crowley: No. He's scared. He said no.
      Lexie: Tom, you need this surgery, okay? And you will feel better after it, and your mom... your mom's surgery will save her life. (Tom shakes his head)
      Bailey: Okay, look, Tom. Look at me. Look at me, okay? I'm not an alien. I'm not one of them. My name is Miranda Bailey. I have a three-year-old son, and I would do anything for him, just like your mom would do anything for you. Now, she needs you to do this for her, because otherwise, she will die, and you will be alone. (Tom still looks skeptical; Bailey pricks her finger) Look, see? Red. Red blood. See? I'm human. I am a doctor, and I want to help you and your mom. But you have to trust me.

    • Derek: We need to talk.
      Richard: Look, I'm busy right now.
      Derek: Are you making cuts?
      Richard: I said I'm busy.
      Derek: If you're making cuts in my department, you need to consult with me.
      Richard: When it's appropriate I'll consult the people I need to consult with.
      Derek: People? I'm not people. I'm the guy that saved your ass. When Jennings came to me, you were done. Out of loyalty to you...
      Richard: Loyalty? You came to me so you would seem like a good guy before you stole my job.
      Derek: Are you making whole cuts or not?
      Richard: Look, I said when I'm ready to tell my staff about decisions I will be making I will. When I'm ready! So, don't come barging in here like I owe you. I don't owe you a damn thing, Derek. You work for me. I'm still the chief of surgery at this hospital.
      Derek: Then start acting like it! (slams door as he walks out)

    • Meredith: You know we really should get some sleep before rounds.
      Cristina: Sleep is for wimps. Sleep is for Mercy West residents. Lets uh, fit in another trauma before rounds.
      Alex (walks up and whispers): Don't say anything about the wig.
      Izzie (walks up): I'm back. (Mer and Cristina see the wig and look shocked) Yes, I am early... but whatever. I'm back. And because I've been one so long, the first trauma that comes through those doors, it's mine. Got it? (Mer and Cristina continue to stare at the wig and not say anything) It's amazing, right?
      Meredith: What?
      Cristina: What's amazing?
      Izzie: The wig.
      Meredith: Yeah.
      Cristina: Oh, it looks so real I couldn't even tell.
      Meredith: Yeah. Mhm.
      Izzie: I've always wanted to try out being a red head, so I just thought nows the time. (Mer and Cristina just nod and smile)
      Alex: Well, what's wrong with your own hair?
      Izzie: It's peach fuzz chemo hair, and I really wanted to put my patients at ease. Make them feel comfortable.
      Cristina (whispers to Mer): She looks like a Stepford Wife, you've gotta tell her.
      Meredith (smiling, whisper to Cristina): She can't handle it. (continues to stare at Izzie's wig) Just don't stare.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Přestaň se bát (Stop Being Afraid)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: November 16, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
      Finland: November 18, 2009 on Nelonen
      The Netherlands: December 7, 2009 on Net5
      Australia: February 9, 2010 on Channel 7
      Germany: April 7, 2010 on ProSieben
      Norway: August 17, 2010 on TV2
      Czech Republic: July 4, 2011 on Prima LOVE

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Pop Goes the World by Gossip
      2. The Chain by Ingrid Michaelson
      3. Brown Eyes by Rachael Yamagata
      4. In My Head by Until June


    • Cristina: She looks like a Stepford Wife, you've gotta tell her.

      The Stepford Wives is a 1972 film, remade in 2004, and also a book. The story concerns Joanna Eberhart, a photographer and young mother who begins to suspect that the frighteningly submissive housewives in her new idyllic Connecticut neighborhood may be robots created by their husbands. The term Stepford Wife is usually a reference to a submissive and docile housewife.

    • Owen: Schindler's List? You're comparing this merger to the Holocaust.

      Schindler's List is a 1993 movie about Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand Polish/Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.