Grey's Anatomy

Season 10 Episode 5

I Bet It Stung

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 17, 2013 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • : Derek: Hey. How's Zola? Karev filled me in. Said she was a real champ.
      Meredith: She didn't get her princess tea party.
      Derek: Wait. I thought Callie was gonna do that.
      Meredith: Callie has moved out, and she was supposed to do the food shopping. So now there's no food. Zola has two stitches in her head, and had cereal for dinner, and the house is a mess because I couldn't get the baby to sleep. And she didn't get her princess tea party.
      Derek: Why are you yelling at me? I had a big surgery.
      Meredith: So did I! But you didn't answer your phone. She cut her head, and you didn't answer your phone. So I had to go comfort her, which means that I didn't get to do my surgery-- A heart/liver transplant. Those never happen, and I didn't get to do it.
      Derek: I'm sorry, but that is not my fault.
      Meredith: It is your fault. Because you didn't answer your phone!
      Derek: I was in a surgery.
      Meredith: I shouldn't have to choose between being a good mother and being a good surgeon.
      Derek: I never asked you to do that. Never have I asked you to do that.

    • : Stephanie: Excuse me, Dr. Avery. Do you have a minute?
      Catherine: I'm meeting my son, Edwards. It's been a long day.
      Stephanie: I just think we probably got off on the wrong foot.
      Catherine: Your feet were not the issue, dear.
      Stephanie: I know how it looked.
      Catherine: I'm quite sure you don't.
      Stephanie: No, I really do. I was having a quickie with your son in the on-call room. And it suggest that I have no self respect. It suggests that I, like much of my generation, don't understand that where we choose to have sex says a lot about what we think of ourselves. And a lot of the work you did to break down barriers for women-- and in particular women of color-- was a whole lot of wasted effort. (Catherine sighs and crosses her arms over her chest) I picked a shirt to wear today because I knew I'd be meeting you-- A really respectable one. Meeting Jackson's mother meant something to me. I care about him. And the shirt coming off in the on-call room-- that was really, like, a joke about people who have sex in on-call rooms. And that's the only thing you're gonna think of when you think of me now. There are 500 other things about me that are so much more interesting than that.
      Catherine: Well, I will also think about the fact that you didn't put in a catheter until the man's bladder--
      Stephanie: Okay. In all fairness, I wasn't getting all the information I needed to diagnose.
      Catherine: When in doubt, assume they put it someplace unimaginable and move on.
      Stephanie (sees Jackson): Oh, hey, um... I was just leaving.
      Catherine: Well, what's your hurry? I'm buying. (Jackson sits down next to Stephanie)

    • : Callie (to Arizona): Hey. I am going to need my place back. Look, I feel bad about kicking you out, but I need to stop taking care of other people. I took care of you for a year. I picked you up off the bathroom floor. I took your abuse. But you're not sick anymore. Now you're just someone who cheated. And you did that to yourself. So... I'm sorry. But I need my life back. I need me back, and I need to do it tonight or I'm afraid I'll change my mind. So... I will have an intern pack up your stuff and bring it to the hospital tomorrow. (walks away)
      Leah: You can stay at my place.
      Arizona (lowered voice): Okay, you know what? Okay. Just-- Just tell me. What did I do? What did we do? 'Cause clearly something happened after the gala, and whatever it was... I'm sorry, I don't--
      Leah: Oh, my god. I can't believe you don't remember.
      Arizona: Well, I was drunk, and you're pretty--
      Leah: We hung out.
      Arizona: Oh.
      Leah: After I put you in the cab, I called to see if you and Kepner made it home. And you didn't answer, so I went to check. And good thing, because you were passed out on the hallway floor.
      Arizona: Oh.
      Leah: I helped you inside... and you insisted on having a dance party. We made the most amazing grilled cheese sandwiches and ate them while we watched the films of Dr. Shepherd doing the spinal A.V.M-- Which he did today-- Which is when you asked me to be there.
      Arizona (chuckles): Oh.
      Leah: It was the first time I felt like I found someone around here that got me. Do you really not remember any of it?
      Arizona: I vaguely remember the grilled cheese.
      Leah: Let's go back to the part where you said I was pretty.

    • : (After Samantha's surgery)
      Meredith: How'd it go?
      Cristina: Her initial labs look good. She's, uh, headed down to the cardiac I.C.U. If you want--
      Meredith: You stole that surgery from me.
      Cristina: I'm sorry. I really wish you could have been in there with me.
      Meredith: I worked my ass off to do that surgery with you, and you stole it from me. That was low--
      Cristina: Meredith, you were unprepared, you were unfocused and you were late. I didn't steal that surgery from you. I rescued that surgery from you.
      Meredith: Oh, I--
      Cristina: Because you couldn't do it.
      Meredith: I understand that you believe you are God's gift to medicine, but I am every bit as talented and competent as you are.
      Cristina: No... You're not. (Mer looks shocked) I'm sorry... but you're not. And that's... that's okay. You have different priorities now. You cut back on your clinical hours, you log in less time in the O.R. I mean, you don't do research, and I get it. I mean, you have Zola, and baby Bailey, and-- and you wanna to be a good mom.
      Meredith: I don't believe you! You are saying that I can't be a good surgeon and a mom.
      Cristina: Of course not. Bailey is a mom, and she-- I mean, she was fantastic in there today.
      Meredith: Then what are you saying?
      Cristina: I'm saying... I'm-- Okay. Bailey never let up. Okay, she like, lives here. Callie never let up. Ellis Grey never let up. And I know that you don't wanna be your mother. I'm saying... I'm saying... You and I started running down the same road at the same time, and at a certain point you let up. You slowed down. And don't say that I don't support that, because I do. You made your choices, and they are valid choices. But don't pretend that they don't effect your skills. You... are a very good surgeon. It's... We're in different places now. And that's... okay.

    • Owen: Hey, going back to the tribe?
      Callie: After I grab Sofia. How about you? Seeing your not-girlfriend?
      Owen: That was the plan. But I'm going to talk to the hang-glider sister. She decided to donate a kidney after all.

    • Leah: I probably should've checked back earlier. Your... white blood cell count is elevated. I'd like to start you on antibiotics.
      Richard: Why do I need antibiotics?
      Leah: Because there's a left shift?
      Richard: You need to examine me to find out what's causing the elevation. (Leah touches him gently) Murphy... I don't want to be coddled or pussy-footed around. No offense. It makes you a bad doctor and me a sicker patient. So buck up, lift my gown, and give me a proper hands-on exam.
      Leah: Yes, sir. (touches his stomach) It... It feels distended.
      Richard: Okay, what does that tell you?
      Leah: There could be fluid build-up.
      Richard: You're checking the drain the drain?
      Leah: There's no output.
      Richard: Okay, what else?
      Leah: You have epigastric tenderness, increased W.B.C, and little to no drain output, which means you have a... systematic pancreatic leak.
      Richard: Okay. Which also means I'm in a great deal of pain. Now you need to try an unclog the drain with a fogarty catheter so this doesn't happen again! (Leah walks out, Catherine walks in)
      Catherine: There's the bossy Richard that I know and love.
      Richard: They're gonna learn how to look me in the eye and explain to me what they're doing so I understand. When I ask a question, they're going to answer it. They're gonna figure out why my pancreas still requires a drain.
      Catherine: So I... take it you're not coming home with me.
      Richard: These fools need me, Catherine.
      Catherine: Well, what if I need you, too?
      Richard: Come here. (Catherine lays down next to him) You got me. I'm right here.

    • Meredith (runs into the surgical wash room): Whew! I'm here. (to Cristina, about Bailey) What's she doing here?
      Cristina: She's doing the liver.
      Meredith: I'm doing the liver. She needed two staples. I actually left her in the hands of Jenna-- That nurse that--
      Cristina: I don't care about Zola. I'm thinking about the patient.
      Meredith: Whoa. Dial it back for a second.
      Cristina: Does she have a concussion?
      Meredith: No, she's fine.
      Cristina: Are you? (Mer looks taken aback) You're gonna be worried abut that and a hundred other things besides my patient and my liver.
      Meredith: She is my patient, and she was my patient before--
      Cristina: Did you finish reading the article on performing simultaneous transplants completely under C.P.B? (Mer is silent) Dr. Bailey knows the procedure. Dr. Bailey is scrubbing in on my patient. (walks in the O.R)
      Bailey: Sorry.

    • Mrs. Samuels: I'm his wife. I was out of town. What happened?
      Stephanie: Well, he... came in with quite a few stings in his groin area, and--
      Mrs. Samuels: Oh, no. He didn't. He stuck his penis in that hornet's nest, didn't he?
      Stephanie: You knew? How?
      Mrs. Samuels: I saw a nest on the eaves as I left. I knew I should've had it removed.
      Stephanie: So... This is something that he's done before?
      Mrs. Samuels: He's someone who... Likes a little pain with his pleasure. Any kind of sting, really. Bee, ant... I'm sure he was ashamed. That's why it took him so long to come in. I don't understand it either. But it's just one thing, there are 500 things about him that are so much more interesting.
      Nurse (to Stephanie): That is not possible.

    • (Alex is about to stitch up Zola's head)
      Meredith (phone beeps): My patient's going into the O.R.
      Alex: When?
      Meredith: Right now. It wasn't supposed to be for another hour at least.
      Alex: Well, go ahead. Uh... I'll have Jenna come in and hold her.
      Meredith (covers Zola's ears): Doesn't that sound a little Ellis Grey to you-- To leave my kid and go to surgery while she's getting stitches?
      Alex: You're a good Mom, Mer. Take it from me. I had crap parents. I know the difference. Besides, she's not gonna be alone. She's gonna be with me, who she loves more than her own parents.
      Meredith: I can't believe that I'm doing this.
      Alex: Don't cry or she will.

    • Catherine: Okay, got that closed up. Now, let me see. Did I miss anything else?
      Stephanie: I don't see anything.
      Catherine: That's what's called a rhetorical question, my dear.
      Jackson (walks in): Alright. Let's take a look at this penis, shall we? (makes a face toward Stephanie)
      Stephanie: Uh, Dr. Avery can you elaborate on some of your more interesting cases? I'm fascinated by all things penile.
      Catherine: Yes, I saw evidence of that earlier this morning. (to Jackson) How's it looking, dear?
      Jackson: Well, it's possible that he's gonna need a skin graft, but nothing I can't fix. Yeah, he'll be able to stick it in a hornet's nest, an ant hill, a tarantula's... wherever they live.
      Catherine: Well, I find that men often put their penises in places that they don't belong. (looks at Stephanie)

    • Jo: You can help.
      Alex: Oh, my god.
      Jo: He's leaving and he's miserable, and he's full of regret about you. And you're angry. And you've always been angry and I think this could help you, too. And I think it's your last chance because he's gonna go and use again, and he's gonna die.
      Alex: Look, don't talk to me about this again. Alright? Ever.

    • Jo: I did it... 'Cause I'm amazing. Wait. What are you doing?
      Jimmy: I'm discharged, right?
      Jo: Oh, no. We're keeping you here overnight 'cause I got you 28 days at Somerville starting tomorrow. It's a good center. Strong program, great people, and they said that they would waive the fees for you.
      Jimmy: I appreciate it. But, that's alright.
      Jo: Wh-- It's all set up. And they're gonna come get you tomorrow.
      Jimmy: Why are you doing this? What is your deal here? I mean, you pull your strings for every itinerate junkie musician that shows up?
      Jo: You said that you would go if I said it up. You said that you would go.
      Jimmy: No, see, I never said that. That's against my policy. That's how you screw up. You tell someone you're gonna do something, you set 'em up for disappointment. That's how you lose your home... Your family. Make your children hate you. Look, you're a sweet kid, and I don't even know you. But I don't want to let you down, too, alright? 'Cause you'd never let me hear the end of it. You damn nag. (chuckles)
      Jo: Jimmy, if you keep going the way that you are going--
      Jimmy: I appreciate your concern... More than I can say. Just take care now.

    • Jackson: Alright, I got a quick consult on my Stevens Johnson syndrome, and then I'll be right in to check in on my mother's penis. (Stephanie looks at him) I mean, the patient's penis that my mom asked me to consult on.
      Stephanie: Why couldn't she have been a hand specialist or ears or something? Does it really have to be you, me and your mom all staring at a penis?
      Jackson: It is not that loaded for her. Okay, it's her work. She loves it. Just ask her questions. Just make it medical. She'll probably forget about me and you. Honestly, she probably already forgot.
      Catherine (walks up): How nice to see the two of you together again, and all dressed this time. (Stephanie gives Jackson a look, he walks away)

    • Meredith: You're a goddess.
      Bailey: I know.

    • Catherine: I am going to the O.R. One of your fine young residents just let a man's bladder explode.
      Richard: Which resident?
      Catherine: The one who's so busy shaking her tail in front of my son.
      Richard: Hey, Edwards isn't dumb.
      Catherine: You're right. She's strategic. Jackson is dumb.
      Richard: Catherine--
      Catherine: I'm going to go salvage this patient's manhood. But when I come back, I want to have a serious conversation with you about coming home with me.
      Leah (walks in): Sorry, I came to see if your drain output picked up after we stripped it, but... (walking backwards out of the room, walks into the door) I can come back later. (leaves)
      Catherine: You're not progressing very quickly here. They're all in love with you, and afraid of you. So the coddling you. It's very sweet, but ultimately a disservice. You need to push yourself. You need someone to push you. This is a long road, and the slower you go down it, the poorer your chances are. I love you, but I will not coddle you. I never learned how.
      Richard: Come here. (they kiss)
      Catherine: Just think about it, please?

    • Stephanie: Then, uh, he woke up and hornets were stinging him.
      Catherine: Just on his penis? Accidentally?
      Stephanie: Um... Yeah?
      Catherine (sighs): Young man, did you put your penis in a hornet's nest?
      Mr. Samuels: No. (Catherine gives him a look) Maybe. ... Yes. (screams in pain)
      Catherine: Get another 50 of fentynol for the pain. When there's no access for a catheter you need to go directly into the bladder. Any intern should know that. Let's just pray that we're not too late.
      Stephanie: What happens if we are?
      Mr. Samuels: Hey, something just happened. I-I feel like I don't have to pee anymore.
      Catherine: That. The bladder bursts. There's a moment of relief and then-- (Mr. Samuels screams) Book an O.R. Get Dr. Hunt to extend me privelages.

    • Alex: Stop.
      Jo: Stop what?
      Alex: Doing that-- Making that dog face.
      Jo (scoffs): It's puppy dog eyes, and I'm not. These are my regular eyes.
      Alex: What do you want?
      Jo: Your dad passed his stress test. Yang told me to discharge him.
      Alex: Good. (Jo makes a face) Say it.
      Jo: I never had a father. I made up, like 15 versions of one-- A college professor who would read to me, a plumber who snuck me into the movies. Like, three doctors, one who would take me to feed the ducks in Boston Commons. I want to cry when I think about it and I made it up. I wanted one so badly. Alex, you have a father.
      Alex: I know, and he's a dirtbag, and I didn't make that up. Just discharge him.

    • Jackson: Of course, now my mom is convinced that Stephanie is some kind of gold digger, trying to use sex to nab herself an Avery.
      Alex: Dude, you and your rich boy problems.
      Jackson: You know what the worst part is? I think that she'd actually like Stephanie.
      Meredith: Well, so then you need to tell your mom that. Stand up for your girl. That wouldn't work. She'd just hate her even more.
      Meredith: So what are you gonna do?
      Jackson: Nothing. You know, it's like walking into a hornet's nest. You know, you gotta stay still, let the whole frenzy die down. (Alex hits the coffee machine)
      Meredith: How are you doing with that coffee, Karev?
      Alex: You wanna make the damn coffee? Be my guest. It's a freakin' crap machine. (walks out)
      Meredith: What's wrong with him?
      Jackson: Beats me. (walks out, Bailey walks in)
      Meredith: Alex just broke the coffee machine.
      Bailey (holds up her hand): You're dead to me.
      Shane (walks in): Dr. Yang just got a call from-- (sees that Mer is pumping) Oh, god. I'm sorry.
      Meredith: Oh, Shane. All my parts are covered. You can turn around.
      Shane: I'm fine with looking at the wall.
      Cristina (walks in): Oh! Um, organs are good. Let's go tell Samantha.
      Shane: She's lactating.
      Meredith: I need 10 minutes. I have 4 more ounces to go.
      Cristina: Uh, page me when you're done.
      Shane: Oh, Dr. Torres is in surgery. She can't get the kids until 6:00 at the earliest.
      Meredith: 6:00 is too late for a tea party. Tea time is at 4:00.
      Shane: Do you want me to tell that to Dr. Torres?
      Meredith: No. It's just that I promised. Just forget it. Forget it.
      Bailey: There will be other tea parties.
      Meredith: Well, this is how it starts. I make a promise. I break it. Ten year later, I'm my mother, and Zola's snorting oxy behind the school.
      Bailey: Nice. You know, it goes faster when you do both sides the same time. How about I quiz you?
      Meredith: I thought you hated me.
      Bailey: I do. So hook up the pump before I change my mind.

    • Shane: Dr. Torres?
      Callie: Hmm?
      Shane: Dr. Grey is going into surgery. She wants to know if you can pick up her kids at 3:00. She said to mention promising Zola a princess tea party?
      Callie (sighs): Tell her I'll be out of here by 6:00.
      Owen (referring to the patient's sister): So she can't say no?
      Callie: Oh, my god. I need to get a life. You know what? Maybe I should kick Arizona out and move back into my place.
      April: But she needs the elevator. And it's right across from the street from the hospital, which is perfect for her. (Callie gives her a look) We drank three bottles of champagne and puked. It bonds you.
      Callie: Mmhmm.
      April: Plus it's already been retrofitted to be handi-capped accessible.
      Owen: Kepner--
      April: I'm shutting up.

    • Callie: This rod caused a lot of bleeding. We're gonna be here awhile. I hope you don't have plans with your girlfriend, Hunt.
      Owen: She's not my girlfriend.
      Callie: She baked you banana bread and brought it to you at work. You're practically engaged.
      April: Matthew brought me breakfast burritos and now we're getting married. (Owen gives her a look) Just saying.

    • Stephanie: Dr. Avery, I'm--
      Catherine: Darling, save your breath. There's nothing you can say after this morning to get into my good graces.
      Stephanie: I have a giant penis. (Catherine gives her a look) No, not me. I don't have a gian-- I'm a girl. Uh... I have a patient, and he has a giant penis. It's the biggest one I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot... (Catherine gives her a look) You make me nervous. I need a consult.

    • Jo (looking at Mr. Samuels penis): How did that happen?
      Stephanie (lowered voice): It's a long story. Can you see any access to get the catheter in?
      Jo (lowered voice): No, it's too swollen. It looks like it was mauled by a pissed off badger.
      Stephanie (lowered voice): You should've seen it before the I.V Benadryl kicked in.

    • Jo: Do you have any family or anyone that I could call to come pick you up?
      Jimmy: No, I'm good.
      Jo: How about I make a call to a rehab clinic?
      Jimmy: Don't you worry about me, darlin'. I know I had some junk in my system when I came in here, but I'm a recreational user.
      Jo: Your left arm, right arm, and the backs of both your knees tell a different story. It took me half an hour to find a usable vein on you. I know what you're gonna do when you leave here.
      Jimmy: I've got people I can call. I got family.
      Jo: I don't think you do. Or maybe you did, but I think that you're on your own now.
      Jimmy: Well, you know all about me, don't you?
      Jo: I know that we have you on methadone right now, which is a big step towards recovery. Let's just try to keep it going somewhere--
      Jimmy: Kid, I play blues guitar. I'm not Christina Aguilera. I can't afford those places, not the good ones.
      Jo: Let me make some calls for you, please.
      Jimmy: Boy... You are as persistent as you are annoying.
      Jo: You can walk as fast as you want, but you're not going anywhere. Neither am I.

    • Meredith: What is wrong with Callie? She still hasn't called me back.
      Cristina (checking her phone): Ooh. Ooh! Ah, the recovery team texted, two minutes until they open the donor.
      Meredith (to Shane): Hey, Ross, could you run down to the E.R. and ask Torres if she can pick up the kids today?
      Shane: Sure. But I have to get this blood to the lab--
      Meredith: And remind her about the princess tea party. It has to be today. (Ross nods and walks away)
      Cristina: Well, that's pretty cool.
      Meredith: The tea party? Yeah. I mean, it's just apple juice and cookies, but she's excited about it.
      Cristina: Not the tea party. You and me doing ground-breaking surgery-- That was the idea when we started.
      Meredith: Yeah, it's pretty cool.
      Cristina (notices Mer holding her boob): Do you need to go pump?
      Meredith: No, I'm fine.
      Cristina: You're holding your boobs.
      Meredith: But we're having a moment. I don't want to spoil it.
      Cristina: Mer... your boobs are exploding. Go pump.
      Meredith: Thank you.

    • Meredith: Fourth day back and I'm already scrubbing in on a heart/liver transplant with Cristina.
      Derek: Well, fantastic!
      Meredith: Yeah. Can you pick up the kids this afternoon?
      Derek: I would. But I have to entertain all of them. (motions to full board room) They're visiting neurosurgeons watching my A.V.M. Q & A after.
      Meredith: I promised Zola a princess tea party.
      Derek: Have Callie do tea.
      Meredith: It was supposed to be me, or in a pinch, you. It's so she knows that she hasn't been replaced in our hearts by her new baby brother or by a multi-organ transplant.
      Derek: It's an over-determined tea party.
      Meredith (sighs): I'll talk to Callie.

    • Stephanie: Hello, Mr. Samuels. I'm Dr. Edwards. It says here that you haven't been able to urinate since yesterday. Let's take a look. (lifts blanket) Wow-- Wow. Uh, it's no wonder you can't urinate. Your penis is quite swollen.
      Mr. Samuels: I think I got a bug bite.
      Stephanie: That's a big bug bite.
      Mr. Samuels: It's... More of a bee sting than a bug bite.
      Stephanie: It's still pretty swollen for a bee sting. Do you have a history of allergies?
      Mr. Samuels: It wasn't really one bee, it was several.
      Stephanie: Well, what's several?
      Mr. Samuels: I don't know... 25? 30?
      Stephanie: 30 bees?
      Mr. Samuels: I know. It's crazy, right? But, see, it was Saturday and we have this hammock in the backyard. And I thought I'd make some lunch and I took my pants off and... made a honey sandwich.
      Stephanie: Wh-- A honey sandwich?
      Mr. Samuels: Peanut butter and honey sandwich. 'Cause who eats a honey sandwich, right?
      Stephanie (laughs awkwardly): Right.
      Mr. Samuels: And I was eating the honey sandwich. And I fell asleep. And I guess I got some honey on... myself. And the bees caught the scent.
      Stephanie: Okay. ... Well, I'm gonna get you a dose of I.V Benadryl and a steroid. And then we're gonna get you a cathater so you can pee.
      Mr. Samuels: Dr. Edwards. Would it make a difference if it were hornets?

    • Cristina: Well, now that we're getting you a new heart and liver, you can flip out like the rest of us.
      Samantha: And have a baby, like Dr. Grey.
      Shane: Or be a ground-breaking surgeon like Dr. Yang.
      Meredith: I'm a surgeon, too.
      Shane: Oh, yeah. Of course.
      Cristina: Dr. Grey does it all.
      Samantha: It's so impressive. I don't know how you handle everything.
      Meredith: I don't know how either sometimes.

    • (After Catherine catches Jackson & Stephanie making out in an on-call room)
      Jackson: Mom, hold on.
      Catherine: You are aware that you are on the board of this hospital as well as an Avery. (walks in Richard's room, to Richard) You don't know what I had to go through to get these pillows.
      Jackson: Meant to lock the door. (to Richard) Good morning, sir. How are you feeling today?
      Catherine: He's a mess. Who taped this I.V.?
      Richard: It's fine. Maybe it was Edwards. Her mind's obviously not on patient care.
      Jackson: That is not fair, Mom.
      Catherine: This is not me being a prude. I like sex just as much as the next person.
      Jackson (cringes): Oh, god, please.
      Catherine: But there's a time and there's a place.
      Richard: He said he meant to lock the door.
      Catherine: You be quiet. Where are your compression socks?
      Richard: Well, they went to get another pair.
      Catherine: Maybe they got distracted by Edwards' breasts.
      Jackson: And I'm out. (walks out)
      Catherine (calls after him): I'm just looking out for you.

    • (Catherine opens the door to an on-call room to find Stephanie & Jackson making out, they scramble apart and stand up)
      Jackson (clears throat): Hi.
      Catherine: Jackson,.. Where are your manners?
      Jackson: Mom, this is Stephanie Edwards. Steph, this is my mom. (sighs)
      Catherine: Dear, would you mind handing me the pillows from the top bunk? (Stephanie is holding her shirt closed with one hand and hands her the pillows with the other) Okay. Mm. (walks out)
      Stephanie: I don't think that she liked my shirt.

    • Catherine (about Richard): I was expecting more.
      Bailey: But he couldn't sit up two days ago.
      Catherine: He's depressed. Have you considered antidepressants?
      Bailey: Of course I have. And he refuses. He says he's fine, and he is. He needs time, support and more pillows if he's ever gonna be able to sit up comfortably. I'm gonna go get those.
      Catherine: Miranda... I'm so sorry. You've done so much, and I am grateful. I'm here to help. So let me.
      Bailey: Alright. Pillows.

    • Callie (walks in, Owen is eating bread): Ooh, banana bread. (takes a piece)
      Owen: Help yourself.
      Callie: I was too busy feeding my family breakfast and getting my sister wife's breast pump packed to feed myself this morning. So...
      Owen: You have a sister wife?
      Callie: Derek and Meredith and I are in a relationship.
      Owen: Huh.
      Callie: I used to dance in my underwear and I thought I'd get back to that when I left Arizona. Instead I walked right into 'Big Love.' (Owen laughs) I rebounded to the McDreamys. (they get paged)
      Owen (checks pager): Mm. Hang glider trauma?
      Callie: Yeah. Where did you get this it? It's amazing.
      Owen: It's good, right? (Callie nods) Emma made it.
      Callie: Mm. Fetal surgeon Emma from the gala?
      Owen: Mmhmm.
      Callie: Oh, my god. You're rebounding, too.

    • Stephanie: What do you think?
      Jackson: Of?
      Stephanie: My shirt?
      Jackson: Yes.
      Stephanie: You're introducing me to your mother. I need to make a good impression, so I am going for, "Yes, I am an intern dating your son who is a fellow and a member of the board and an Avery. But before you write me off as a gold digger, you need to know that I am a kick-ass surgeon, and your son is lucky to be dating me."
      Jackson: That is a lot of pressure to put on a shirt.
      Stephanie: Oh, it's not working alone. There's a lip gloss in my locker that'll assist.
      Jackson: Oh, yeah. Well, she's going to love you.

    • Arizona (to Callie, who is walking by): Oh, hey, the mortgage slips for the apartment came. (hands her envelope)
      Callie: Oh. Okay. (takes envelope and walks away)
      Arizona: You're welcome.
      Callie (walks back over): You want me to thank you for giving me the mortgage slips to my apartment that you're living in?
      Arizona: Listen, if you want me to move out, just say so.
      Callie: I don't wanna live in the apartment that I shared with my cheating wife. I gotta go. (holds up envelope) Thanks!

    • Leah (walks up): Morning, Dr. Kepner. Dr. Robbins.
      Arizona: Hi.
      Leah: Coffee? I thought you could use it before your big surgery with Dr. Shepherd.
      Arizona: Oh. That's... nice. (Leah gives her the coffee and walks off, to April) What did I do?
      April: Something nice, apparently. I didn't get a coffee.
      Arizona: No. No. I think I actually did something really, really bad. I think that I brought her back to my apartment the night of the gala.
      April: You think?
      Arizona: I don't know. I was drunk. I barely remember even getting home. And then I have a vague memory of her in my kitchen. And now she's being really friendly. Did I flirt with her that night?
      April: Yeah, uh, all I remember is waking up in my bathtub with my spanx still on.
      Arizona: Oh, well, at least we know you're good.

    • Meredith: Hey, you're doing a heart/liver on Samantha Calder?
      Cristina: Yep.
      Meredith: I saw her before I went on leave. I'm the one who diagnosed the familial hypercholesterolemia.
      Cristina: Oh, well, you were right.
      Meredith: So let me take the liver.
      Cristina: Really?
      Meredith: Yeah, really. Why didn't you think of me in the first place?
      Cristina: I guess I thought that you were easing back in?
      Meredith: I don't ease back in. I jump in the deep end. I swim.
      Cristina: Alright. Well, have you read the Cleveland article on simultanious herat/liver transplants under C.P.B?
      Meredith: I have not. Is it different from a regular heart/liver? (Cristina makes a face) I will read it.
      Bailey (walks up): Hey, you're doing a heart/liver?
      Cristina: Yeah. Uh, but I don't need you.
      Bailey: You paged me. (Cristina nods toward Mer and walks off, to Mer) You stole my liver?
      Meredith: Uh... come on. I deserve this. I've been on the bench for months.
      Bailey: You deserve nothing.
      Meredith: I named my son after you. You can't be mad at me.
      Bailey: Your son is the devil's spawn. He drinks the milk of a liver thief!

    • Jo: You looking at your dad's chart?
      Alex: He's not my dad. That's why I took my mom's last name. So there's nothing connecting me to the guy.
      Jo: He's funny.
      Alex: Yeah?
      Jo: You should talk to him. Tell him who you are. Maybe he's changed. You've changed.
      Alex: The last time I saw his face, I was him so hard I've could've killed him. I'm just afraid I'll pick up where I left off.

    • Meredith (to Zola): Okay, so, daddy is gonna drop you off at day care, and then I am going to pick you up, okay? And then we'll have a princess tea party at the end of the day.
      Derek: Okay, ladies, let's go. (kisses Mer's cheek)
      Meredith: Wow. We're good at this. (goes to leave)
      Callie: Oh, pump! (Mer turns back and takes it from her and kisses her 'bye) Maybe we're too good at this.

    • Derek (after the alarm clock goes off): Ugh. This is killing me.
      Meredith: I need coffee.
      Derek: Four days back to work and I'm ready to end it all.
      Meredith: I don't even know how I survived four days.
      Callie (calls out from downstairs): Coffee's on!
      Derek: That's how.

    • Meredith: (closing voiceover) What if your focus splits? What if you can't be all in? Are you left with nothing at all? Maybe you just need to find a different path. Here's what's horrifying... what if you can't give a hundred percent? Maybe you just need to go back to the beginning... and start all over again.

    • Meredith: (opening voiceover) Here's what I learn my first day at medical school... think long and hard before choosing to become a surgeon. It takes 100% commitment. You have to be on your A game every single time you walk into that O.R. When patients are lying on your table completely at your mercy, they need to know that when you make that first cut... you know what you're doing. No other specialty requires the time, the focus, the complete dedication... except maybe being a mom.

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