Grey's Anatomy

Season 9 Episode 4

I Saw Her Standing There

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 2012 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Thomas: I know they're trying to push me out. Got this watch at a surprise retirement party four years ago. (laughs) I mean, it's a piece of junk, but I wear it just to screw with them. (Cristina laughs) They are so polite. They don't dare say anything directly, you know?
      Cristina: Yeah.
      Dr. Thomas: It's been a while since I've had anyone who cared enough to give me grief.
      Cristina (smiles): Mm. I'll have another tequila and something that contains actual alcohol for my friend here.
      Dr. Thomas: Oh, it's late.
      Cristina: It's like, 10:15, have a drink.
      Dr. Thomas: Okay. I'll have, um... an old fashioned. (Cristina laughs) What?
      Cristina: Really? An old-- You know what? I'll have two. Two. Make it two old fashioneds.
      Dr. Thomas: There you go.
      Cristina: Old fashion.

    • April (after Richard & Catherine leave together): You okay?
      Jackson: I'm fine.
      April: You sure?
      Jackson: Yeah.
      April: Wanna have sex?
      Jackson: Yep.

    • Callie: Okay, uh, Sofia's down for the night. And, uh, I'll be at Mark's if you need anything.
      Arizona: 'American Bake-Off' is on in a few minutes. (Arizona pats the couch next to her)

    • Derek: How was your day?
      Meredith: Fine.
      Derek: How about your tumor? I was in the gallery.
      Meredith: That was no big deal.
      Derek: I'm not gonna grow a beard and run off and live in the woods anymore. If you have a good day, I want to hear about it.
      Meredith (smiles): It was amazing, actually. I didn't know where the hell to start. I stood there staring at the thing forever. I knew that superaceliac aorta was gonna be a bitch to get around. And I couldn't risk clamping without killing off the gut and the kidneys. And finally, it just came to me. Mattox maneuver.
      Derek (smiling): That's a trauma move.
      Meredith: Right. And it exposed the other side of the kidney, and wham-- I had perfect visualization. (Derek kisses her) What was that for?
      Derek: Contact high. I might not come down for hours. (Mer laughs)

    • Jackson: Hey. I need a moment to talk to Dr. Webber, man to man.
      Catherine: Oh, no. No, you don't.
      Jackson: Mom.
      Richard: It's alright. It's okay.
      Catherine (chuckles): Well, alright, then. (walks off)
      Jackson: Alright. Here's the deal-- I understand how two people can be drawn together even though they know it's incredibly wrong and it's something that shouldn't have happened. Sex is a powerful force. Alright, look... You hurt my mom, and I hurt you.
      Richard: I wouldn't hurt your mom. I like her.
      Jackson: And I don't like that you like her.
      Richard: Well, man to man, you're just gonna have to deal with it. You don't want a piece of this. Not today.
      Jackson: I'm watching you.
      Richard: I hope you like the view. (chuckles as Jackson walks off, Richard walks over to Bailey) I know what you're thinking. I'm married. I haven't forgotten that.
      Bailey: Actually, I was thinking that all of that over there took some pretty big balls. (she tapes his arm)

    • Dr. Parker: Hey. Boy, that went like gangbusters in there.
      Cristina: It did, huh? You could look a little less disappointed. The guy's a historical treasure.
      Dr. Parker: That's funny.
      Cristina: No, it's not.
      Dr. Parker: You're right. But on the bright side, you're out of surgery sooner than expected. What do you say to a little, uh--
      Cristina: I'm meeting a friend for drinks.
      Dr. Parker: Nice. That's nice. You're making friends. Well--
      Cristina: Good night.

    • (Arizona is trying to walk on her leg, Alex's walks in and catches her before she falls over)
      Alex: You okay?
      Arizona: What are you doing here?
      Alex: I was looking for Moore. (Arizona takes off her stocking covering her leg) Wow. It looks great. Incision's healed well. No edema.
      Arizona: You haven't completely destroyed my department, have you?
      Alex: Me? I'm the one thing that's kept that place together. This guy Barnett's a one-man wrecking crew. (sighs) We need you back.
      Arizona: I'm trying.
      Alex: Yeah. You... (sighs) You know, Callie's trying, too.

    • Dr. Thomas: Damn. Damn it.
      Cristina: You know, I'm pretty sure no one's ever closed a P.D.A by swearing at the catheter.
      Dr. Thomas: I don't need any tips, thank you. I've used a guide wire before.
      Cristina: Really? Was that before or after you learned to use sheep's blood to lift a witch's curse?
      Dr. Thomas: Would you be quiet? Damn.
      Cristina: Just relax.
      Dr. Thomas: I can't pass the wire you-- you better take over. Here.
      Cristina: Your-- your right wrist.
      Dr. Thomas: What about it?
      Cristina: Just turn it in like this. (motions)
      Dr. Thomas: I don't have time--
      Cristina: Just try-- try it.
      Dr. Thomas: Alright, alright. (he gets the wire through) Oh. That's all, huh? That's pretty neat.
      Cristina: If you'd like I can advance the balloon for you--
      Dr. Thomas: Back off, sister. Eyes on your own work. (laughs)

    • Catherine: We need to identify the testicles and the cords. Don't want to damage them.
      Bailey: Yes, ma'am. I'll keep my eyes peeled. (chuckles) I'm having the best time. (to Richard) What's with the face?
      Richard: I'm not making a face.
      Bailey: I've spent a few thousand hours looking at you with a mask on. I know when you're making a face.
      Richard: Bailey, I'm not making a face.
      Bailey: Just so you know, I did not bully April Kepner into giving up this surgery. She approached me. So... nuts to her. (laughs) Get it? Nuts to her? (laughs, no one else does) Oh, come on. (to Catherine) You get it.
      Catherine: I'm a urologist, Dr. Bailey. Of course I get it.
      Bailey: Hey, I spend most of my day in a bowel. Doesn't mean I don't laugh at a fart. (laughs and no one else does) Oh, tough room. (to Jackson) Oh, hey, Avery, knock, knock.
      Jackson: I think I just located the left testicle.
      Catherine: Yes, you have. I will continue to excise the surrounding tissue. If someone can just get a hand underneath...
      Jackson: Yeah. (hits Richard's hand) Oh.
      Richard: Uh, sorry.
      Jackson: No, no, no. Please, go ahead.
      Richard: No, I insist.
      Bailey: Oh, for Pete's sake. It's just a little testicle. Somebody get up in there.
      Jackson: Of all the organs in the body, of course it had to be this one.

    • Derek: That's a big tumor.
      Owen: Yeah, it is.
      Derek: She didn't even tell me about it. I found through one of my interns. My wife is bubble wrapping me.
      Owen: Shepherd, you have a reputation for needing to be bubble wrapped.
      Derek: Excuse me?
      Owen: You fight for your patient's against the worst possible odds, but when things get messy personally, you're gone... off to the woods to drink and grow a beard. And with everything that's happened and this lawsuit keeping it all alive, maybe she's just... worried that the slightest little thing is gonna make you run off to that trailer and leave her alone in the house you gave her, not sleeping at night because whichever room she lays down in, she just can't get away from the fact that you're just not there.
      Derek: Sounds like you had that all teed up and ready to go.
      Owen (chuckles): Yeah, yeah. Well, a version of it. It's meant for somebody else, you know, but, uh, it kind of works here, too.
      Derek: You don't think that she's coming back.
      Owen: No. No, I don't.

    • Heather: I'm sorry. You're just such a badass. And I shouldn't have been bragging, but I-I liked feeling like one, too. If I was a real badass, I would've just kept my mouth shut, been stoic, silent.
      Meredith: Yeah. Why don't you try that?

    • Dr. Parker: What'd you say to him?
      Cristina: Who?
      Dr. Parker: Thomas. Because, you know, legally, I could get in a lot of trouble for telling you about the--
      Cristina: I didn't say anything. It was his idea.
      Dr. Parker: Really? He just suddenly changes his mind and goes with an approach he rejected two days ago?
      Cristina: I know. I was surprised, too. I was, like, 'whoa, what a surprise.'
      Dr. Parker: Okay. No, actually, maybe we lucked out. I've never seen him use one of those. I wouldn't even allow it if I didn't know that you'd be in there to take over when he craps out. When he does, it might just be all the board needs to proceed with his dismissal.

    • Derek: Okay, folks. Let's get started.
      Jo: Um... Dr. Shepherd.
      Derek: Yeah?
      Jo: We were wondering if, instead of a lecture, we might be able to watch Dr. Grey remove that rare tumor.
      Derek: Dr. Grey is not removing a rare tumor.
      Jo: Yes, she is.
      Derek: No, she's not.
      Leah: But she and Dr. Brooks are in O.R. one right now.

    • David (fitting Arizona's prosthetic): If this doesn't feel right, I can adjust it or-- or we can try a whole new cast.
      Arizona: It's fine.
      David: Don't rush this. If it's not right, you're the one that suffers, not me. Okay, let's get you up on your feet.
      Arizona: No, it's fine. I don't need to--
      David: I need to see you take a few steps. Let's see how it feels when you put some weight on it, alright? (tries to help her up)
      Arizona: No. Hey, let go!
      David: Arizona, you-- you can't do this on your own. You need help. If we do this right and we-- We get you on a prosthetic that fits, you'll need less, but you're not there yet. And you know, you're very lucky to have people in your corner that care. You should let them help.
      Arizona: You're like a gift from god.
      David: I wasn't talking about me. I barely know you. I'm here because this-- this is my job. I have plenty of other things I could be doing right now.
      Arizona: Yeah? Well, why don't you go do them?
      David: You know, I think I will.

    • Alex: Dr. Torres. Um, did you hear anything about Robbins' fitting? I mean, uh, Moore said--
      Callie: You spoke to Moore? I told you not to do that. If she'd seen you--
      Alex: Look, I'm the one who cut off her leg. If she has a problem adjusting to the prosthetic or if it turns out she's gotta have more surgery... I mean, what if I screwed it up? She even blames me for being on the plane.
      Callie: She doesn't blame you, Karev. She doesn't even know you made the cut. I made the call, okay? I was supposed to protect her. I'm the bad doctor, the bad person. Your name never comes up.

    • Rob: You lied to me.
      Meredith: I didn't.
      Rob: That intern was in the hallway bragging to her all her little friends about my once in a career tumor. She said you didn't even know where you were gonna start.
      Meredith (sits next to him): With a tumor like this, no surgeon would until you're open and on the table and I can get a look at the thing.
      Rob: Yeah, well, that's terrifying.
      Meredith: I know. That's why I didn't tell you. You're an emotional guy.
      Rob (starts laughing): Not usually. I mean, at work, I'm in dangerous situations all the time. But then, you know, it's all about the client. So I'm not allowed to freak out. But right now, I'm freaking out.
      Meredith: Okay, well, today you're allowed, because I won't.
      Rob (nods): Th-- That intern has got a big mouth.
      Meredith: Yeah, tell me about it.

    • Bailey: It's a good trade, Grey. My two leisurely abdominal surgeries for just one retrocrural tumor.
      Meredith: This is getting a little sad.
      Bailey: No, I'll tell you what's sad. Meredith Grey flaming out 'cause she doesn't know a good bargain when she sees one. (Mer's patient comes running down the hallway, Heather is chasing him) Should've made the trade.
      strong>April (walks up): Hey, um, Dr. Bailey. I might be interested in a trade.

    • Cristina: The hybrid surgery was a good pitch.
      Dr. Thomas: Yes, it was.
      Cristina: So why aren't we doing it?
      Dr. Thomas: Because we have a surgery plan. (Cristina mumbles) Do you have a problem, Dr. Yang?
      Cristina: Nope. But I think you do. I think you reject my pitches because they scare you.
      Dr. Thomas: I thought you were learning something from me.
      Cristina: I have. I have learned that mortality is breathing down your neck, and you are running from the future like a scared old chicken.
      Dr. Thomas: I won't change my plan just because--
      Cristina: Won't or can't?
      Dr. Thomas: I'm perfectly capable of threading a catheter, Dr. Yang.
      Cristina: Prove it. Prove me wrong.

    • (Standing outside Bryan's room, looking to see his testicles)
      Stephanie: I can't see anything.
      Jo: You described them as, 'so big, a sheet couldn't cover them.'
      Leah: I may have exaggerated.
      Meredith (walks up): Okay, ladies, this isn't a slideshow. (they all walk away) Gentlemen, step right up. (Jackson & Alex walk up, Mer goes to stand by them)
      Alex: That's it? (the sheet moves and you can see them)
      Jackson: Okay.
      Alex: That's not okay.
      April (walks out of Bryan's room): Oh, great. Karev's here. Here to make us all laugh with funny jokes about my hand's on a man's parts.
      Alex: This isn't funny. That poor guy.
      April: I know. Can you imagine becoming so swollen that a surgeon needs to use a scalpel (Alex cringes) to dig out all that excess tissue until the testicles and cords hit the open air? I mean, who even knows what happened to his penis in all that mess?
      Alex: That's not okay. (walks off)
      Meredith (laughs): Nice.
      April (to Jackson): Your mother won't stop asking me why I look so tired.
      Meredith (smirks): Well, why are you so tired? (April scowls and walks off, about Catherine & Richard) They look so cute together.
      Jackson: Shut up.
      Meredith: Think they look tired?
      Jackson: Go to hell. (smiles, walks off. Mer laughs)

    • (Cristina is at his front door)
      Dr. Parker: Well, hey there. Uh, I didn't know that we, uh--
      Cristina: We're not. What's your deal with Dr. Thomas?
      Dr. Parker: You came here to talk about Craig Thomas? Well, color me disappointed.
      Cristina: You said, 'enjoy him while you can.' What does that mean?
      Dr. Parker: Come on in. It's cold.
      Cristina (walks inside): Are you firing him?
      Dr. Parker: We can't fire him. We can... force him to retire, though. Listen, telling you this breaks a whole bushel of board regulations.
      Cristina: Tell me one mistake he's made.
      Dr. Parker: He hasn't. Not yet. But when he does, his age will make it an instant malpractice suit that we will lose. He's years behind the medical education curve. You've said it yourself. He refused to try a minimally invasive technique. Why, because he's stubborn or because he doesn't know how?
      Cristina: That's why you've had me working with him.
      Dr. Parker: Well, yeah, you represent everything that is new and smart and advanced in our field. You're his opposite. And when the time comes to make a case, it won't hurt to have you help us do it.
      Cristina: You should've told me.
      Dr. Parker: Ethically, no.
      Cristina: Ethically, yes. (opens the door) You should have.
      Dr. Parker: Honestly, I never would've thought that you'd have a problem with it. (Cristina leaves)

    • (At Joe's bar)
      Callie: White wine.
      Bartender: What kind?
      Callie: The big kind.
      Owen: Torres, it's late.
      Callie (sighs): Yeah. Well, you know how they say one of the biggest things couples fight about is money? Turns out money fights ain't got nothin' on an amputation fight.
      Owen: I can imagine.
      Callie: Yeah, but I can't get made or yell, because then I'm the woman yelling at her one-legged wife. So I've been sleeping at Mark's, but... I don't think I can take another night in my dead best friend's bed. It just reminds me that he's gone, and I end up having the worst dreams. It's getting so bad, I even considered asking Shepherd if I could crash in his trailer in the woods.
      Owen: Mm. That's pretty bad.
      Callie: Yep. Sorry. That was a lot.
      Owen: Oh, I asked.
      Callie (chuckles): I'm not sure you did.
      Owen (sighs): Honestly... I haven't been sleeping too well, either.
      Callie (points to his drink): Want another? (Owen nods, to the bartender) He'll have another. ... Not to add insult to injury, but that's the worst tie I've ever seen. (Owen takes it off, Callie laughs) I'm sorry. (they clink glasses)

    • (They are making out, Jackson is on top of her)
      Jackson: This is the last time.
      April: The last time was the last time.
      Jackson: Yeah, but this is the last, last time. (they kiss)
      April: I have to be in the O.R all day tomorrow with your mom.
      Jackson: You're in that surgery, too?
      April: What do you mean, too? Wait. You're gonna be there?
      Jackson: Yeah.
      April: No, no, no. We cannot both be in that O.R., she's gonna figure it out. She is obsessed with my sex life. She's having amazing sex, so I have to, too.
      Jackson: Ga-- Wha--
      April: Sorry. Sorry. You don't want to hear that.
      Jackson: Webber's still banging my mom.
      April: That's who she called the best sex of her life?
      Jackson: Ohh. (rolls off April) And we're done here.

    • Derek (sighs): Oh, I hate teaching.
      Meredith: You love teaching.
      Derek: I just never realized how much I rely on just having them be able to watch me do the thing.
      Meredith: Well, I used to love it when you stood behind me and whispers instructions in my ear.
      Derek: Well, I can't do that with all the kids. (to Zola) How are you? (Zola babbles) Yes, I know. (to Mer) So I'm guessing your intern didn't like finding out that she was wrong about the tumor.
      Meredith: No, she didn't like it at all.

    • (On the phone)
      Cristina: Derek must be so proud. You'll be, like, Mr. and Mrs. Impossible Tumor.
      Meredith: But that's the problem. I mean, he's not Mr. Impossible Tumor anymore. And I don't want to rub his nose in it. He's trying to be so cheery about teaching.
      Cristina: Aw. That's so sad.
      Meredith: It's not sad. It's just an adjustment.
      Cristina: Can you imagine never doing surgery again?
      Meredith: I can. I do. I mean, he didn't see this coming. So I just try to enjoy it while I can.

    • (Arizona is getting fitted for her prosthetic)
      David: Just a few more minutes, okay?
      Arizona: It's fine.
      Callie (walks in): Oh. Uh... Sorry, I thought you'd be ready.
      Arizona: That's because you didn't check your voicemail. You just looked to see who called. If you had checked your freakin' voicemail, then you would know that I was still gonna be here a while, because you would've gotten the freakin' message!
      Callie: I'll come back. (walks out)

    • Jackson: Hey, Dr. Webber. Dr. Webber.
      Richard: Um, yes, sir.
      Jackson: Why's my name on tomorrow's O.R. schedule for a scrotal lymphedema surgery with you?
      Richard: Uh, got the wrong Avery. I'm doing the surgery with your-- your mother.
      Jackson: My mother's here... performing a surgery with you?
      Richard: B-But we were hoping that you'd be available to do a skin flap. Actually, she sent me to find you for a consult.
      Jackson: O-Okay, sure. Yeah, I'll just be a minute.

    • Cristina: We'll fix your P.D.A from the side, then flip you over and then open up your blocked arteries from the front.
      Janet: Flip me, spin me... whatever you want. If it means not feeling like I'm trapped in a body of an 80 year old anymore, I'm in.
      Dr. Thomas: Janet, believe me. I know exactly how you feel.
      Cristina: Because he's old. He's very, very old.
      Dr. Thomas: Don't mistake Dr. Yang's disrespect for a sense of humor. She hasn't got one. (Janet laughs)
      Cristina: Oh no, no, no. I-I respect you. You're a historical landmark.
      Dr. Thomas: Case in point.
      Cristina: Like the Grand Canyon.
      Dr. Thomas: Keep it up.
      Cristina: Only-- Only older.
      Dr. Thomas: Oh, alright. (chuckles) Enough.
      Cristina: Just a smidge. A smidge older than that.

    • April: I still don't understand what it is I'm looking at.
      Catherine: Those are testicles, Dr. Kepner. (April looks shocked) Don't worry, sweethear. They're not supposed to look like that.
      April (laughs): I know what testicles are sup-- Jackson didn't mention that you were coming.
      Catherine: He didn't know. He made it very clear, he would like me to stay out of his personal business, so I am doing my best.
      April: Well, I think that's great.
      Catherine: I've made no such promises to you. You need to start prepping for next year's boards. There's a fellow in our gynecology department that's an excellent tutor. And he's cute.
      April: That's-- That's not really nec--
      Catherine: I said it before, and I will say it again. You're just too uptight, baby. You need to get L-A-I-D.
      April: Dr. Avery.
      Catherine: Look at me. Look at me. (April finally looks at her) I am having the best sex I have had in years. And it's just opened me up like a flower, blossoming towards the sun. Mm.
      April: That's a powerful image.
      Catherine: I bet that fellow knows his way around a woman. (laughs, uncomfortable) Oh relax, I'm kidding. (April laughs) See that? That's what I mean. Uptight. But I will give you his number, just in case.

    • Bailey (looking at the MRI): There's fatty tissue, lymph nodes, lymphatic tissue, and the sympathetic chains, not to mention the fact that the tumor has lifted up the inferior vena cava and is adherent to the aorta. This is a mess.
      Meredith: I know.
      Heather: So, how do we get the entire mass without having to resect the aorta?
      Meredith: I have no idea.
      Bailey: Yeah, I'm happy to take this off your hands.
      Meredith: I called you for an opinion, not to steal my surgery.
      Bailey: N-No first year attending in her right mind is gonna wanna take on something like this. I mean, not when full responsibility for every decision made in the O.R falls on her shoulders.
      Meredith (taps Bailey's shoulder): Mine.
      Bailey: Don't come crying to me when a man's bleeding out on your table just 'cause you think you bad.
      Heather: Oh, she's bad.
      Bailey: Yeah, we'll see.

    • (Doing a skills workshop)
      Derek: Uh, close your eyes. Visualize the anatomy, the sublcavian vein is what you're looking for. Okay, walk it up the clavicle. Okay, watch on the angle, not too deep.
      Shane: I see it.
      Derek: Mm. Watch your angle.
      Shane (has blood in the needle): Boom.
      Derek: That's arterial blood. He's gonna bleed to death.
      Shane: So not boom?
      Derek: No. Not boom.

    • Catherine: Most men would just bring a girl flowers. You know, this is a very dangerous game we're playing. I've done my best to keep Jackson in the dark about the further adventures of Catherine and Richard.
      Richard: Which is why I made sure to grab Dr. Quaid for the skin flap. There's no reason Jackson needs to be in that O.R.
      Catherine: Maybe that's a mistake. I come into town to work on a case that has a large plastics component and don't bring him in?
      Richard: You saying, it seems suspicious?
      Catherine: Maybe. Oh, maybe not.
      Richard (chuckles): It's just like high school.
      Catherine (laughs): I know. Isn't it fun? (goes to hold his hand, but Bailey walks in and they quickly pull apart)
      Bailey: Ooh, when you said you were busy, you weren't kidding.
      Catherine: Dr. Bailey, how nice to see you.
      Richard: Uh, what happened to your small bowel obstruction?
      Bailey: Cleared up. Hey, you wouldn't need an extra set of hands on those puppies, would you?
      Richard: Um, w-well, actually, I was, uh, hoping uh, that April Kepner could come aboard.
      Bailey: Kepner?!
      Richard: Yeah, I'm, you know, I'm-- I'm taking her under my wing. She's fragile. Y-You understand.
      Bailey: That is a giant scrotum. I do not understand.
      Richard: I'm sorry, Bailey. Um, n-next time. (Bailey storms off, Catherine exhales, relieved)

    • Dr. Parker: Did you even try to suggest a less-invasive approach?
      Cristina: Uh, yeah. Of course I did. A hybrid surgery. Only on incision, done in half the time.
      Dr. Parker: When? When did you suggest it?
      Cristina: I don't know. Yesterday.
      Dr. Parker (about Dr. Thomas): What'd he say?
      Cristina: Uh, ah, he said, 'Are we a hospital or a pizza deliver service?' He asked if we needed it done in 30 minutes or less.
      Dr. Parker (laughs): He's so stubborn.
      Cristina: Yeah. Uh, but he's not wrong. I mean, his way minimizes the risk of recurrent shunt. I mean, it's old school, but I never would've thought--
      Dr. Parker: Got it. Sounds great.
      Cristina: Okay, so I can go back?
      Dr. Parker: Yeah, go, go. Enjoy it while you can.

    • Derek: Any questions?
      Shane: When you performed that transcranial resection of a clival chordoma in 2003, did you realize you'd become a major influence on surgeons around the world?
      Derek: Any questions about central lines? (interns are silent) Okay, look, I get that you went over this in med school but as interns, you're gonna be asked to insert central lines everyday. Do it incorrectly, and the patient could die.
      Stephanie (to Leah): I could be watching a whipple right now.
      Leah: Do you know that Dr. Webber has scrotal lymphedema.
      Jo: Scrotal lymphedema?
      Derek: Ladies.
      Shane: Dr. Shepherd. I have a question about central lines.
      Derek: Great. Go ahead.
      Shane: In learning to insert your first central line, did you develop any of the skills that contributed to your influential clival chordoma resection in 2003? (they all groan, Derek shakes his head)

    • Catherine: Is it a big surprise?
      Richard: It's very big.
      Catherine: Will I need to use two hands?
      Richard: Two hands won't be enough. (opens the door to reveal a patient with huge testicals)
      Bryan: Uh, Dr. Webber does this bed go down at all?
      Richard: Bryan, this is the urologist I was telling you about. This is Dr. Catherine Avery.
      Bryan: Um. before you say anything, uh, no these aren't basketballs in my pockets, and yes, I am very happy to see you.
      Richard (whispers): Surprise.

    • (On the phone)
      Meredith: Just stop having sex with him.
      Cristina: I am trying to fit in. I live here now. I just have to just, you know, adapt. So I'm making friends.
      Meredith: But you don't even like him.
      Cristina: Who says I have to like him? He's my sex friend.
      Meredith: Ew. Well, what about the ancient guy? What about him?
      Cristina: You want me to be sex friends with the ancient guy?
      Meredith (laughs): No I want you to be regular friends with the ancient guy, and to stop having sex friends in general.
      Cristina: I am regular friends with the ancient guy. He, frankly, is my bestie. He's my you here in Minnesota.
      Meredith: Well, how does ancient Minnesota me feel about you being sex friends with Parker?
      Cristina: You know, it's no big deal. Parker is fine. A little reptilian, a little chatty, but fine.
      Meredith: This is a cry for help.
      Cristina: It's a cry for an orgasm.
      Meredith: And how's that working out?
      Cristina: Meh.

    • David: Hey, Dr. Robbins. Good morning, I'm David Moore, I'm your prosthetist. Um, you know, we're-- we're gonna be working together for a while. Uh, you can call me David. Um... Can I call you Arizona?
      Arizona: What's a while?
      David: Well, 'til one of us dies or your leg grows back. (Arizona is silent) Yeah, that joke's always a risk.

    • Callie (as Alex is hitting the computer): Yeah, whatever's wrong, that'll fix it.
      Alex: Barnett decided that everyone should create new passwords. You do it in the settings menu. But I- I can't access the settings menu without a new password. (hits the computer again)
      Callie: So you're trying to break in? Hey, you're probably gonna need to go back in and do a redo O.R.I.F on Brody Wright's humerus fracture, okay?
      Alex: When the hell is Robbins coming back?
      Callie: Uh... Wait, did you see her? Uh, did she see you?
      Alex: Robbins is here?
      Callie: Oh, damn it.
      Alex: What?
      Callie: Uh... Um, she's... She's being fitted for her first prosthetic today, which I wasn't supposed to tell you, because the only way I was able to get her to agree to come in at all was to promise that no one knows she's here. Which makes two promises I've broken, if you count the time I said, 'I promise you won't lose your leg,' which she certainly does.
      Alex: I didn't see her.
      Callie: Good. Don't.
      Alex: Tell her I hope it goes well.
      Callie: No, I can't, because then she'd know I told you she's here.
      Alex: Yeah, right.
      Callie: Do you need me to write this down?

    • Richard: Good morning, Bailey.
      Bailey: What's with the tie?
      Richard: It felt like a tie kind of day.
      Bailey: Oh, well, does it also feel like a small bowel obstruction kind of day? I'd be happy to have you scrub in.
      Richard: Oh, not this afternoon. I'm busy.
      Bailey: Oh, I'm sorry. You have an appointment with your haberdasher?
      Richard: Now what is so wrong with a man taking a little pride in his appearance?
      Catherine (gets off the elevator): Hello, handsome.
      Richard: Catherine, there you are.
      Catherine: Here I am. Mm. Nice tie.

    • (After they had sex)
      April: That was the last time. We can't do this anymore.
      Jackson (putting his shirt on): No, no, we won't, because this is the last time, ever. (they start looking at each other) I'm gonna go get some coffee.
      April: I'm gonna go prey.
      Jackson: Cool. (walks off in different directions)

    • Dr. Parker: So what is on the 'ol agenda today?
      Cristina (getting dressed): Oh, catching up on Thomas' plan for tomorrow's open P.D.A ligation and left main bypass. I've never seen on before.
      Dr. Parker: Well, that's because nobody's done it that way since 1993. How long do you suppose that's gonna take?
      Cristina: 17 hours give or take.
      Dr. Parker (laughs): That's perfect.
      Cristina: What does that mean?
      Dr. Parker: Nothing. (checks watch) I have 20 minutes. Wanna go again?
      Cristina (taking off her hoes): I guess so.

    • Meredith: My idiot intern thinks she found a rare retroperitoneal tumor. So now I have to go in and tell her that she's wrong.
      Derek: Well, I'm sure she'll still be wrong in 20 minutes. I can take care of Zola this morning. I, um, I don't have to lecture until 10:00. Still not sure it justifies the size of my paycheck.
      Meredith: You're a great teacher. I should know, I was hot for teacher in my day.
      Derek: Oh, really? (they start kissing)

    • Meredith: (opening voiceover) The clothes a surgeon wears help to present an image. The lab coats and badges and scrubs all work together to indicate a person of authority. Someone you can trust. When the clothes come off, now that's a different story. We're sensitive. Vulnerable. Human. And just as prone to questionable judgment as anybody else.

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): It might be hard for a surgeon to admit, but there's no shame in simply being human. It can be a relief to stop hiding, to accept who you really are. A little self awareness never hurt anyone. Because when you know who you are, it's easier to know what you're about, what you really need.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 25, 2012 on CTV
      United Kingdom: November 28, 2012 on Sky Living
      Norway: January 8, 2013 on TV2
      Germany: January 30, 2013 on ProSieben

  • Allusions

    • Owen: ...but when things get messy personally, you're gone... off to the woods to drink and grow a beard.

      This is a reference to a few episodes in season 5 after Derek had a hard time with a patient, he went out to the woods and ignored everyone.