Grey's Anatomy

Season 4 Episode 11

Lay Your Hands on Me

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 10, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

George has a surprise visitor. Callie copes with not being an O'Malley anymore. Bailey's family is falling apart, by her husband not thinking she cares about her son and husband. Tuck goes into surgery with the whole hospital worried. Derek sorts through what kissing Rose means. Meredith discovers something that doesn't inspire hope or happiness in her. Alex treats a faith healer, and doesn't believe in her "powers".moreless

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  • I don't know about you, but I thought this episode was very lame for the most parts.

    So, yeah, like I was saying, I thought this episode was quite lame and poorly written. What's with the Rose and Derek love? I find that really gross. Izzie and Alex really make a good couple. I've liked them from the start. Are Lexie and George going to hook up? Well, I sometimes think that George hooks up with almost every girl, except Christina. I wonder why the Asian girl is singled out. As an Asian girl, I am not feeling very positive about this exclusion. What else? Mark is super hot! Erica honestly doesn't look good standing beside him. I am getting kind of tired of this whole Derek and Meredith situation. Can't there be any decent storyline about these two kids?moreless
  • A very emotional episode, something like 03x11-03x12 "six days". But the best thing is, even if it wasn't Shonda's intention, that metaphysical issues were included.

    I have to say that this episode is just outstanding. It has a lot of emotions.

    I have read several reviews of this episode, and I just don't agree why note is round 8.97 or something like that. -I read "it's all magic, they should sell their equipments and heal everyone by hands being layed on." or something like that.

    I totally disagree. I actually believe (or know) that healing that way can be possible. It's a really spiritual level of metaphysics. It's called "Mentalism" (Universe is metnal). It can be seen clearly: when you want something, you say it, you visualize it on your mind, and then, after feeling it, it happens (it doesn't or it comes late if the desire is not that strong). That's why the lady asked all the details, to visualize it and have an idea how to heal herself. And that's why she cured all patients: she wanted it so bad, that she made a terrible effort and mind work to heal people! Also, when the other ladies felt Alex, I really undesrtood their pint. Chacras are seven and one of them is on the throat, and it's about the things we say and not, the truth and the healing. Energy can be felt the way the lady did, and it's not too silly to believe.

    That mentalism concept is the reason why, when you say "I'm a sad guy, life sucks" and all kind of bad things, something bad actually happens because 1)It was said;2)It was in your mind;3)You wanted it at least briefly; and that's why it happens the exact opposite the other way round (I'm great, I love all, and good things happen because of the aforementioned reasons). Basically, the universe is mental.

    There are also other interesting concepts that would make me write way more, but they're not shown here in this episode, so I'm gonna stop right here.

    Before sayin' it's magic, please, investigate more about it.

    BAck to the episode, I gotta say that it was all emotional.

    Maybe I didn't like that Lois was so rigid in this episode, but her speech about George was just fine. She should have known everything about this issue.

    I just feel bad for Meredith. I still don't get why she doesn't jump in his arms and love him. I don't get when she lost all her hopes.

    Bailey issues were emotional. I don't get Tucker, he has to understand her profession and respect that. I loved that she was not that nazi that we were introduced at the very beginning.

    About the healing lady, I explained all that before.

    This episode was excelent and well writen. From 04x08 on, the series became excelent again!

    I hope they keep it up that way!moreless
  • why dont they give meredith a break ????? but other characters are totally doing great...

    urgghhh... u know what makes me disappointed in greys anatomy ? they made burke kick out of some issues and im totally fine with it but always making meredith unhappy is enough .. i know its not yet time for meredith to have her happy ending but come on !!! her character is suffering from too much pain and people around her wants her to be more open like derek but can u blame her after everything she came through ( the loss of her mother, the unclarified issue about the marriage of derek in the past which is solved now by the way,the pressure from the relationship between her and her father , her allegedly half sister currently working at the same hospital ) so why dont they give her a break ... life might not be easy but oh my its just too much ... We must also understand that it takes time for her to come out from her shell but Derek is being impatient and i know his pain from the heartaches he had with Addison but it doesnt mean he must hurry Meredith .. I know he deserves also to be happy but he should fix his feelings coz if he will date other girls and cant stop himself falling to others then why dont he just leave meredith alone coz u know meredith is a human too she gets hurt .. i just hope they give meredith another man so that it wud be fair coz urrgghh it makes me really disappointed between them ..

    As for others , they are all doing great ... they are some improvements between the other characters just except with the meredith and derek love story ...moreless
  • didt'n like

    what's the matter with meredith? why is so difficult for her admit her love for derek, why doesn't she enjoy their moments of happyness?!!!! all the season was the same history, derek wants get closer, and she says she isn't ready yet... it's a shame that he will move on Rose. Meredith doesn't deserve something like him. Her time has passed by. About Bailey, she must find more time to her family, although i think her marriage is over. Pitty her, cos how is she handle her kid and the chief of residents position, which takes almost all of her time?! Let's wait and see what writers reserve us for next episodes...moreless
  • bailey and her husband cope while watching their sun go through and wake up from surgery. izzie tells georges mom about his and callie's divorce, thinking that she already knew. merideth and derek seperate after merideth hears about derek kissing rose.moreless

    this was a good episode in all, but i think they should have added more about the other characters since it was right before the writers strike. it made me cry at the end when it played "broken" by lifehouse, because they were all looking at the people that they love. callie was so funny talking to george...she got so mad when she found out george didn't tell his mom about the divorce. it was also funny when callie got the baby clothes and she soo surprised. lexi is such a good sister, she eats the breakfast merideth made for her even though she was aleergic to it. i feel so bad for bailey.moreless
Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo

Dr. Meredith Grey

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

Dr. Cristina Yang

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens

Justin Chambers

Justin Chambers

Dr. Alex Karev

T.R. Knight

T.R. Knight

Dr. George O'Malley

Chandra Wilson

Chandra Wilson

Dr. Miranda Bailey

Glenne Headly

Glenne Headly

Elizabeth Archer

Guest Star

Carol Locatell

Carol Locatell


Guest Star

Debra Monk

Debra Monk

Louise O'Malley

Recurring Role

Cress Williams

Cress Williams

Tucker Jones

Recurring Role

Lauren Stamile

Lauren Stamile

Nurse Rose

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Alex is seen working at the hospital. However, he was suspended for one week in the last episode for having Ava in the gallery which was only a day of difference.

  • QUOTES (35)

    • (Mark and Derek are walking on a dirt road in the woods)
      Mark: That woman loves me.
      Derek: Erica Hahn?
      Mark: I'm tellin' 'ya, we went out last had a couple drinks...
      Derek: You and Erica?
      Mark: Me and Erica... and Callie.
      Derek (chuckles): Alright, so it wasn't a date.
      Mark: You wanna tell me where we're goin'?
      Derek: Why does it always have to be about the destination? Why can't it be about the journey?
      Mark: Because I'm wearing 300 dollar shoes.
      Derek: Meredith told me that she doesn't want to see other people.
      Mark: She find out about you and Rose?
      Derek: No, it was just a kiss.
      Mark: Yeah, but you're not the kind of guy who makes out with nurses in scrub rooms, not that there's anything wrong with that.

    • Erica: Dr. Torres.
      Callie: Dr. Hahn. Anyone who can out drink me and still kick my ass at the dart board gets to call me 'Callie'.
      Erica: Last night was actually fun, wasn't it?
      Callie (laughs): Mmhmm.
      Erica: And I'm not a group person.
      Callie: Me neither.
      Erica: I think it's because I generally don't like people.
      Callie (smiles): Me neither.
      Erica (the elevator doors open and Mark is standing there): Case and point. (they laugh as they exit the elevator and walk by him)
      Mark: What's so funny?

    • Callie: You didn't tell your mom that we broke up?
      George: What?
      Callie: Your mom is making us baby clothes because she thinks that we're still trying to get pregnant, because she thinks that we're still married, because she thinks you're still the kind of person who would never cheat on his wife. Hand-stitched unisex baby clothes! They're yellow and green and go up to toddler sizes. (she throws the clothes at him) And she's waiting for you in the lobby.

    • Erica (seeing Mark pushing Elizabeth in a wheelchair): Dr. Sloan, why are you endangering the life of my patient?
      Mark: Because your patient had her hands all over one of my patients.
      Elizabeth: She had a staff infection and I was trying to heal her.
      Erica: Don't worry your pretty little head about it, Sloan. Karev?
      Mark: You notice that even when you're insulting me, you manage to tell me how pretty I am?
      Erica: It wasn't meant as a compliment.
      Mark: Is this like a gender reversal thing with you, where you're the big man on campus, and I'm the hot blonde whose ponytail you can't stop pulling?
      Erica: Why don't you get that I just don't like you? That I think that you are a crass, predatory, ape of a man, who just happens to be a decent surgeon?
      Mark (to Elizabeth): You wanna heal someone? Heal her.

    • Erica: Okay, here's the thing. You're too pretty.
      Mark: Oh, come on.
      Erica: No. So pretty, in fact, that if we didn't work together, we would probably be... But the point is that we do work together. And in order for me to do my job, I need to leave who I am outside the doors of this hospital.

    • Cristina: Back off. Elizabeth Archer is my patient.
      Izzie: Technically, she's Hahn's patient, but whatever.
      Cristina: Ooh, I'm scrubbing in on a major coronary artery dissection with Hahn, and what you're not even gonna fight me for it?
      Izzie: I'm not doing the cardio thing anymore. I am over it.
      Cristina: You're over it? (Izzie starts to walk off with a few charts) Whoa, whoa. Why? What do you have?
      Izzie: Nothing. I'm charting.
      Erica (walks up): Stevens. Elizabeth Archer's chart?
      Izzie: Yang has it. You two have fun. (walks off)
      Cristina: She's not a cardiothoracic surgeon, but I could've told you that. I am the rock star.
      Erica (seeing Alex looking for charts and finding none): Karev, are you a rock star?
      Alex: Always.
      Erica: You're with me today. (hands him the chart) Congratulations, your life just got more interesting.

    • Meredith: Can you imagine how horrible this must be for her?
      Cristina: This is why people shouldn't have kids.
      Izzie: What's the matter with you? It's Bailey's baby.
      Cristina: See, no, it's a trauma case. If we are gong to be at all effective in saving that kid's life, it can't be Bailey's baby. He's a blunt trauma case.
      Izzie: You and Hahn are exactly alike. The two of you deserve each other.
      Cristina: Thank you.
      Meredith: I thought that you loved cardio.
      Cristina: No, no, no. She's pretending not to. Can't take the pressure, Iz?
      Izzie: You're right, Cristina. In the contest to see who can be the best robot, you win.

    • Alex: How's Tuck?
      Izzie: He's still not breathing on his own. You know, I wish I could help, but I can't think of anything I can do. Cristina always knows what to do.
      Alex: What's your deal with her? With Yang?
      Izzie: Nothing. There's no deal. I'm crippled with envy.
      Alex: Of Yang? 'Cause she's better at cardio than you?
      Izzie: She's not better than me. She's just-- she knows what she wants. She has this faith in her skill and herself and her future in cardio. It's an unwavering faith. She knows who she is and I want that. I was chasing cardio because I want what she has.
      Alex: She's a robot.
      Izzie: Not the robot part. The faith part. I want that.

    • Derek: What are you doing?
      Meredith: I'm making an omelete.
      Derek: What do you think of the house?
      Meredith: The house? I think the house is great.
      Derek: You know, if you don't like it you can tell me. It's your house, too.
      Meredith (she drops the egg she was about to crack on the floor): Damn. Um...
      Derek: So, why are you cooking again?
      Meredith: Lexie was having a bad night and I thought I would something semi-sisterly.
      Derek: Really?
      Meredith: Really.

    • Alex (knocks on her door): You getting up?
      Izzie: Yeah. Maybe. I don't know. What's that smell?
      Alex: Someone's cooking.
      Izzie: That's not cooking. That's not cooking.
      Alex: You're gonna be late you know that, right?
      Izzie: I hate work.
      Alex: Since when?
      Izzie: Since I hate it. I hate Cristina. I hate Hahn. I hate it.

    • Lexie: What is that smell?
      George: It smells like sulfer.
      Meredith (knocks on the door, but doesn't open it): Breakfast.
      Lexie: Oh, it's breakfast.

    • Alex: Dude, what the hell is that?
      Derek: Meredith cooked, she wanted to do something nice for Lexie.
      Lexie: You cooked for me?
      Meredith: It's no big deal. Just eggs and avocado and whatever cheese that was in the fridge.

    • Tucker: Miranda.
      Bailey: Oh, you're talkin' to me now, as I'm on my way out the door.
      Tucker: You're always on your way out the door. Are you interested in being a part of this family, or not?
      Bailey: I can't-- I can't do this now.

    • Rose: Sweet tart?
      Derek: Do you ever eat anything that even remotely resembles real food?
      Rose: You're gonna have to take me to dinner and find out.
      Derek: I can't do that. That kiss was unexpected, I liked kissing you. I enjoyed kissing you, but I'm seeing somebody.
      Rose: Meredith Grey. Everybody knows about you and Meredith Grey.
      Derek: I have to see it through. I'm sorry.
      Rose: Don't be, it was just a kiss.

    • George (seeing Lexie's rash): What happened to you?
      Lexie: I'm an adult child of an alcoholic, that is what happened to me. I have boundary issues. When Meredith made me eggs this morning, I couldn't not eat them. I had to pretend I wasn't allergic to eggs, and now I have a rash covering my entire body.
      George: Give me your arm.
      Lexie: I'm co-dependent, my throat is closing up. (George injects her with stuff to help her) Ow... and now my arm hurts. Thanks.

    • Richard: I want you to stay with Dr. Bailey. She's pretty worked up and I wanna make sure that doesn't get in the way of the baby's care.
      Bailey (overhearing): I don't need a baby sitter.
      Richard: I know you don't. (Richard nods to Meredith, she gets it and follows Bailey)

    • Richard: Dr. Bailey. Rumor has it Dr. Hahn has a patient who's wandering the halls.
      Bailey: Oh, she's back in her bed, sir.
      Richard: And laying her hands on other patients.
      Bailey: It was just one patient.
      Richard: And healing them.
      Bailey: For which there's a perfectly reasonable medical explanation. (Bailey's phone rings)
      Richard: Of course there is. But I can't have a hospital full of sick people thinking there's a miracle woman on the cardiac ward. (Baileys phone is still ringing) It creates panic and hysteria and frankly, it's bad for business. (about Bailey's phone) Are you gonna answer that?
      Bailey: No, sir. I'm not.
      Richard: Are you gonna make sure this woman keeps her hands to herself?
      Bailey: Yes, sir, I am.
      Richard: Thank you, Dr. Bailey.

    • Tucker: Why do you even think he went into that room? You're the only one that ever goes in there. He went looking for his mama. He went lookin' for his mama and wound up in the hospital!
      Bailey: You made a bad choice, huh, Tucker? You picked a bad wife, she made a bad mother, she made you stay home, raise your son, and she almost killed him. Poor you, huh?

    • Rose: It was one kiss, okay? It was a good kiss, maybe even a great one, but are we going to let one maybe great kiss get in the way of what up until now has been a really great professional relationship, even though you didn't know my name until recently? No, we are not. So, friends?
      Derek: Friends.

    • Alex: Seriously, you're talking about chakras?
      Elizabeth: We're talking about how you've got a darkness at your throat chakra where your voice should be. Because whatever happened to you was so ugly and went on for so long that you don't talk about it. You were so badly that sometimes you want to hurt other people, just to spread it around. You were a good boy, Dr. Karev. A good, sweet, boy. But you're not a very good man. What happened to you?
      Alex: Your artery is shredding. You need surgery. I'm not a very good man, but I do tell the truth. And the truth is that if you don't get this surgery fast, you're going to die.

    • Alex: She's like a bright yellow, right?
      Elizabeth: What?
      Izzie: What?
      Alex: What I'm saying is that she's an optimist. She's the opposite of me. She's exactly the kind of person you want helping you, right?
      Dawn: She brightens you, that's for sure.
      Alex: Shut up.
      Izzie: What are we talking about?
      Alex: Just talk her through the surgery before she croaks, alright? Can you do that?
      Izzie: Um, do you want me to talk you through it?
      Elizabeth: In as much detail as possible, yes.
      Izzie: Okay.
      Alex (whispers to Izzie): Yang's got nothin' on you.

    • George: Did you know that his middle name is George?
      Lexie: Tucks?
      George: Yeah, after me.
      Lexie: Huh. I thought that Dr. Bailey didn't like interns.

    • Meredith (about Derek): He wants to build us a house. With kids' bedrooms and French doors and that scares me to death.
      George: Why? Just because of the Rose thing? Well, that shouldn't scare you. It was just one kiss.
      Meredith: One kiss?
      George: It wasn't like I was evasdropping but it wasn't like they were being secretive about it. It was just something that happened. Now you guys are back together, it's not happening anymore, so...
      Meredith: Derek kissed Rose?
      George: Yeah, but you knew that.... (Meredith walks away) ... That I'm an idiot.

    • Bailey (to Erica): You're new here. You don't know me. And if what you did today ends up saving my son's life, I'll thank you for it. But if I never have to look at you again after that, that'll be alright with me.

    • Callie: Hi. How've you been?
      Mrs. O'Malley: Well, I've been worried, is how I've been. I've called and I've left messages, I know how busy you two are, but you can't pick up the phone once in a while?
      Callie: I-- I--
      Mrs. O'Malley: Never mind. I was in the neighborhood, and I hope you don't mind, but I just couldn't wait to show you some of the outfits I've been making.
      Callie: Out-outfits?
      Mrs. O'Malley: Now, don't get mad but Georgie told me you were trying, so...(holds up a yellow baby's sweater she made) What do you think? It's yellow.
      Callie (smiling broadly, hiding her shock and confusion): I see that.

    • Izzie: Mrs. O'Malley, what are you doing here? (they hug) Does George know that you're here?
      Mrs. O'Malley: Callie said that she'd find him for me. How are you dear? Are you okay?
      Izzie (nervously): You talked to Callie?
      Mrs. O'Malley: Poor thing. It's gotta be hard for her, y'know? You try and you try, but we're all human. Nobody's perfect and in the end it's nobody's fault.
      Izzie (relieved): I'm so happy to hear you say that. I- I've just felt so terrible about it.
      Mrs. O'Malley: I know Me, too.
      Izzie: You know, we just... We didn't mean for it to happen. I know how that sounds, but it's true. (Mrs. O'Malley looks a little confused) We were drunk, it only happened one time and I know that it doesn't make it right, you have to believe me, it was never my intention to break up George's marriage. (Mrs. O'Malley looks really confused now) I mean, I didn't even know that I was in love with him. George was so distraught about it, and I think that's why he failed the intern test, so...
      Mrs. O'Malley: Wh-Wh-What? He failed?
      Izzie: Oh, no. He didn't tell you that part?
      Mrs. O'Malley: He didn't tell me any part.
      Izzie: But you said that you talked to Callie.
      Mrs. O'Malley: About baby clothes. I thought she was having trouble getting pregnant. I made baby clothes.
      Izzie: Oh... Oh, no.
      George (walks up): Mom. (Mrs. O'Malley looks at him, shocked) What?
      Izzie: I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. (walks away)

    • Mrs. O'Malley: This is not okay, Georgie. This is not okay.
      George: I- I--
      Mrs. O'Malley: You're what? You're planning to marry Izzie now? You're planning an annulment?
      George: Okay, this is not about Izzie.
      Mrs. O'Malley: What the hell is it about? Because this isn't okay! This isn't okay with me, I raised you better than this.
      George: It's about the fact that I should've never gotten married in the first place.
      Mrs. O'Malley: But you did, you got married. You didn't invite me. You didn't let me plan the wedding. And I accepted that, I accepted it because you were happy and that's all that mattered. I won't accept this.
      George: Mom--
      Mrs. O'Malley: We're Catholic. We don't believe in divorce. And we certainly don't believe in adultery.
      George: I'm sorry.
      Mrs. O'Malley: Don't be sorry to me. Be sorry to Father Mike. You call him and he'll hear your confession and he'll get you and Callie into consulling.
      George: It's too late for that.
      Mrs. O'Malley: No, it's not too late. You made a vow to Callie and a vow to god, you just don't walk away from that. This is your soul we're talking about.

    • Mrs. O'Malley: Look I konw you think I'm old-fashioned and maybe I am. But it doesn't matter what I think. In god's eyes, marriage is forever.
      Callie: Well, if it's any consolation, George and I got married on the Vegas strip at a 24 hour church of Elvis. I'm not sure god was even there.
      Mrs. O'Malley: He's everywhere.
      Callie: I used to believe in god. And marriage. And heaven and hell.
      Mrs. O'Malley: But you don't anymore?
      Callie (pauses): I believe in love. And seconds chances. And even though George wasn't the one for me, it was okay that I believed that he was, because... Well, for a little while at least, I got to be an O'Malley. And I really loved being an O'Malley.

    • George: I know I haven't called you in awhile. And that there's a lot that I haven't told you. I know I messed up. But I didn't wanna cause you anymore pain, and I didn't wanna disappoint you.
      Mrs. O'Malley: You disappointed yourself, Georgie. You should be disappointed in yourself.
      George: I am. I don't even reconize myself anymore. This isn't the guy that I wanted to be.
      Mrs. O'Malley: Who do you want to be?
      George: The guy Bailey named her baby after. I wanna be that guy again.
      Mrs. O'Malley: You won't go to consulling?
      George: That's just going to hurt everyone more.
      Mrs. O'Malley: I miss your dad.
      George: Me too.
      Mrs. O'Malley: Move back home. I'll take care of you.
      George: Mom, I think it's time that I start taking care of myself.

    • Derek: So, you never really told me what you thought about the house.
      Meredith: I have a house.
      Derek: Yeah, but that's your house. I'm talking about our house.
      Meredith: Between yesterday and today you had plans drawn up?
      Derek: No, I've had the plans for months. Between yesterday and today I decided to share them with you.
      Meredith: Why?
      Derek (sighs): So, nothing's really changed, has it? Everything's the same as it was.
      Meredith: No... it's- it's just really a lot. And it's fast.
      Derek: Alright, well, I'm trying to take a step forward.
      Meredith: Okay. There are about a hundred steps between where we are right now and building our dream house. They'll be fun steps. They'll be sexy steps. And we'll try not to fall down them together. Okay?
      Derek (kisses her): Okay.

    • Bailey (closing voiceover): As doctors, we know more about the human body now than at any point in our history. But the miracle of life itself, why people live and die, why they hurt or get hurt is still a mystery. We wanna know the reason, the secret, the answer at the back of the book... because the thought of our being all alone down here is just too much for us to bear. But at the end of the day, the fact that we show up for each other, in spite our differences, no matter what we believe, is reason enough to keep believing.

    • Bailey (opening voiceover): In the beginning, God created the Heaven and the Earth, at least that's what they say. He created the birds of the air and the beasts of the field and He looked at his creation and he saw that it was good. And then God created man. And it's been downhill ever since. The story goes on to say that God created Man in His own image, but there's not much proof of that... After all, God made the sun and the moon and the stars and all Man makes is trouble. And when Man finds himself in trouble, which is most of the time, he turns to something bigger than himself, to love, or faith or religion, to make sense of it all. But for all surgeons, the only thing that makes any kind of sense is… medicine.

    • Lexie: Where's your girlfriend?
      Alex: Back with her husband, I'm guessing... And I don't have a girlfriend.
      Lexie: Or a conscience, apparently.

    • Bailey: I need to be with my son.
      Erica: And what we need, Dr. Bailey, is to not have our patient's mother watching us perform his surgery. Dr. Grey, please escort Dr. Bailey back outside.
      Bailey: No, there will be no escorting of Dr. Bailey anywhere, Dr. Grey. Now you can proceed.
      Erica: I will not proceed until you leave this OR. Now, do you want me to stand here talking to you, or do you want me to try and save your baby's life?
      Richard: Miranda?
      Bailey: I just wanna hold my son's hand. I just wanna hold his hand, please.
      Cristina: I'll hold his hand. Dr. Grey can hold the retractor, right?
      Lexie: Yeah.
      Cristina: I'll hold his hand. Dr. Bailey, if it's alright with you, I'll hold Tuck's hand.
      Bailey: Okay.

    • Meredith: So, yesterday you were making out with scrub nurses, and today you're building our dream house?
      Derek: Yesterday we were dating other people.
      Meredith: That's not the point.
      Derek: That is the point. I told you that I wanted to marry you. I wanted to build a house and a life with you and you weren't ready.
      Meredith: And Rose is? You don't want to build a life with me. You want someone. You want someone who wants the same things that you want.
      Derek: I knew the minute that I showed you those plans you'd find a reason to walk away.
      Meredith: So what you called my bluff?
      Derek: I did, because I can't do this anymore. I can't do the fighting, the back and forth. I can't. Are we together or are we not?
      Meredith: We were together. I was in love with you. You didn't tell me you were married.
      Derek: Alright, so now we're gonna have that fight again?
      Meredith: You didn't tell me about you nurse. You wanna know why I'm not ready to build a house with you? This is why, because I cannot trust you.
      Derek: You can't trust anybody. And no matter what I do, you're always gonna look for reasons not to trust me. I can't do it anymore. I can't.
      Meredith: Well, neither can I.

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Vlož na mne ruce své (Put on Me Hands of Yours)
      Slovakia: Polož na mňa ruky (Lay Your Hands on Me)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Italy: February 25, 2008 on Foxlife
      Saudi Arabia: March 11, 2008 on ShowSeries
      Germany: April 30, 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia: May 4, 2008 on Network 7
      Latin America: May 5, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Sweden: May 14, 2008 on Kanal 5
      The Netherlands: May 19, 2008 on Net 5
      Croatia: May 22, 2008 on RTL TV
      Israel: May 26, 2008 on YES Stars 1
      Norway: November 4, 2008 on TV2
      Romania: December 16, 2008 on TVR1
      Czech Republic: March 19, 2009 on Prima

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Sweeter Than This by Katie Herzig played when Derek leads Mark on a hike.
      2. Up To The Mountain by Patty Griffin played when Bailey assures Tucker they will find time to baptize Baby Tuck.
      3. Broken by Lifehouse played when Meredith and Derek part ways, and when the hospital waits to find out if the faith healer helps tuck survive.
      4. God Only Knows by Joe Henry played when George explains himself to his mother.
      5. Ten Thousand Angels by Caedmon's Call played when the episode comes to an end. Tucker runs to get Bailey.

    • This was the last episode to be written before the Writers Guild Of America went on strike.

    • In this episode, the voiceover is by Bailey.


    • Episode Title: Lay Your Hands On Me

      Lay Your Hands On Me is a song performed by Bon Jovi off the album New Jersey. Also, The Thompson Twins from the album Here's to Future Days in 1985.