Dr. Meredith Grey
Dr. Cristina Yang
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Dr. Alex Karev
Dr. George O'Malley
Dr. Miranda Bailey
Scrub Nurse Linda
Goof: When a pigeon eats George's bagel at the beginning of the episode, you can clearly see a wire attached to the bird's leg so it wouldn't fly away.
Goof: When Meredith puts the 'Hello Kitty' band-aid on her forehead in the car, the band-aid is upside down. But when we see her in the elevator, her band-aid is right side up.
George: Could this place be any further away? It's like Siberia down here.
Daisy: That's because we don't like sick people.
George: Oh. You know you're, you're in a hospital. Uh, are you Daisy?
Daisy: I don't deal with billing questions after 7pm. I'm just data entry at night.
George: No, uh, actually Stu sent me.
Daisy: Is this some kinda joke?
George: No. He's in this hospital. He's had an accident. I'm his doctor. He's fine. Uh we're taking him into surgery. Um but he wanted me to find you.
Daisy: You just tell that bastard he could've come looking for me like 10 years ago.
Burke (to paramedic): Start another large boar IV. Continue high flow O2. Transport him sirens and lights to Seattle Grace.
Paramedic: Who the hell are you?
Cristina: Hey! He's the cardiothoracic surgeon who's gonna operate on him.
Burke (smiles): And she's with me.
Burke: Dr. Yang, you're handling the saw.
Cristina: Thank you, Dr. Burke. (whispers) You won't let me pick the wine, but this you'll let me do?
Meredith: I miss you. (he stands up slowly and walks up to right behind Meredith and smells her hair. He pulls back but then slightly rests his head against hers briefly. Meredith closes her eyes at the contact. He moves close and whispers in her ear)
Derek: I can't.
Savvy: When Addie told me she was coming out here. I had such a good feeling. You guys are gonna make it. You were always meant to be.
Weiss: Yeah a couple of clams on a hat shell. A couple of peas in a pod. (Addison chuckles)
Derek: Still working on the pod part.
Addison: It's all about choices.
Savvy: I'm going out to dinner with my surgeon and our husbands. Sort of a last supper I guess. I know, I know. Nothing after midnight. (Izzie nods and moves to leave) Disappointed aren't you? (Izzie stops and turns back) How do I look?
Izzie: You're a beautiful woman.
Savvy: And so are you. (Izzie half shrugs it off looking down) Is that why this is so hard to understand? Uh menopause I know. Boobs. But they have hormone replacement, reconstructions. But the sexy Savvy. The Savvy that gets noticed when she walks into a room. Hmmm. The Savvy that likes to wake her husband up in the middle of the night to make love. Yeah I wonder if that Savvy is still gonna be there. Honestly I haven't a clue. (Izzie is silent) But then I think is, is that why Weiss married me? God I hope not.
(George is looking for Stu's ex-girlfriend, Daisy)
Meredith: You're seriously gonna try to find this girl? Hunt her down while she's working.
George: Look. ... Okay I know it's crazy but someone's gotta tell her how he feels. I mean he's alive, right? Something good has got to come out of this. (Meredith nods slightly) I mean this could change everything. See I dunno I thought you were a romantic.
Meredith: Was. Past tense.
Derek (enters the elevator): Well this is fun, again. Love the 'Hello Kitty' by the way. Very pink. Very cheerful.
George (uncomfortable): Well, Daisy works in billing, which is where?
Meredith and Derek: Basement. (George laughs a little to himself. Meredith and Derek stare at him)
Stu: No please don't. No more carpe diem man. I don't wanna seize the day.
George: See that's what I don't get. I'm standing here and I'm just so incredibly happy to be alive. You know I'm looking at the sky, its bluer. Food tastes better. And I didn't survive a 5 store fall. (Stu looks away, upset. George's smile fades as he realizes) You jumped, didn't you? (Stu is silent)
Derek: Prophylactic surgery is extreme.
Addison: This is has nothing to do with you. Why were you even in there? She came to me for medical consultation Derek. I'm her doctor. Me.
Derek: Those are some of our closest friends. This isn't medical, it is personal.
Addison: Fine. Okay if it's personal we should be dealing with them as a couple. Acting like a couple. Look ...
Derek: What does that mean?
Addison (holds up her wedding ring on her hand): See the ring?
Derek (angry): Don't go to the ring!
Addison: The ring Derek! Remember? We're, we're here at work you won't talk to me or on the ferry where you pretend not to see me or in couple's therapy 3 times a week where we're arguing about whether or not we should be in couple's therapy. What are we doing?
Derek: This is not about us.
Addison: It is! Medicine aside our friends are going through hell in there and we can't even act like we like each other long enough to help them.
George: You fell 5 stories and lived to tell about it. I'd kinda wanna shout it from the roof tops. (Cristina gives him a look) So to speak. (speaks excitedly now) It's a miracle! You may not understand the medicine of it but a 5 story fall, your lungs should be collapsed, your back should be broken, your aorta should be totally severed...
Cristina: George, enough.
George (whispers quietly to Stu who groans): I'm just saying there's a reason for this. You lived! We both did. Carpe diem man! Seize the day.
Stu: Any chance you can make him leave?
Cristina: I really, really wish I could.
Meredith (opening voiceover): In the eighth grade my english class had to read Romeo and Juliet. Then for extra credit, Mrs. Snyder made us act out all the parts. Sal Scafarillo was Romeo. As fate would have it, I was Juliet… all the other girls were jealous, but I had a slightly different take. I told Mrs. Snyder that Juliet was an idiot. For starters she falls for the one guy she knows she can't have, then she blames fate for her own bad decision. Mrs. Snyder explained to me that when fate comes into play choice sometimes goes out the window. At the ripe old age of 13 I was very clear that love like life is about making choices. And fate has nothing to do with it. . Everyone thinks it's so romantic, Romeo and Juliet, true love, how sad. If Juliet was stupid enough to fall for the enemy, drink the bottle of poison, and go to sleep in a mausoleum, she deserved whatever she got.
Meredith (closing voiceover): Maybe Romeo and Juliet were fated to be together, but just for a while, and then their time passed. If they could have known that beforehand, maybe it all would have been okay. I told Mrs. Snyder that when I was grown up, I'd take fate into my own hands. I wouldn't let some guy drag me down. Mrs. Snyder said that I'd be lucky if I ever had that kind of passion with someone, and that if I did, we'd be together forever. Even now, I believe that for the most part, love is about choices. It's about putting down the poison and the dagger and making your own happy ending...most of the time.
Alex: What are you pissed about?
Izzie: You look at everything in a skirt.
Alex: I'd look at you in a skirt, something short, maybe school girl. Pleated.
Izzie: If that skirt didn't have a big pair of bouncing boobs attached to it, you'd stop looking.
Alex: You cut 'em off, you build 'em back up. Maybe you get to upgrade, life goes on.
Izzie: If there was a genetic test for testicular cancer you think men who tested positive would have this surgery? No, because it's castration. What man would willingly get rid of the part of his anatomy that makes him a man? This woman is having herself castrated. And we book an OR and act like it means nothing. It's not nothing. God, how could you possibly act like it's no big deal? I mean what if it was me?
Alex: Izzie, you're freaking out you know that, right?
Izzie: If I was the one with the cancer gene. I mean what if I showed up tomorrow and my boobs were made of plastic and my skin had aged 10 years and my sex drive had dried up. If it was me Alex, would you be so fine with it then? (Alex is silent) Yeah, you'd be really hot to kiss me with tongue then, wouldn't you? (she leaves)
Alex: Here's the thing - I like your rack.
Izzie: God, what is wrong with you? Why do you have to be so - what is wrong with you?
Alex: I like your rack and I'd want them around if I could have them, trust me I would, but it wouldn't be the end of the world if you got rid of them... because really, I'd want you. (Izzie slaps him) Ow! What was that for? (she kisses him)
(After Richard asked her about the fellowship a few times before)
Richard: You're being wooed aren't you?
Bailey: Excuse me?
Richard: The fellowship, LA Med, Chicago Central. They're wooing you. I mean, you're fielding offers, you're looking at bonus packages, you're letting yourself be wooed.
Bailey: Chief I--
Richard: It's fine. It's fine. Go be a hot shot some where else. But tell me... How could you do this to me? I mean, I'm hurt, I'm really hurt. After all I've done for you. You're gifted and you're ungratful. And that's all I'm sayin'.
Bailey: I'm pregnant, you blind moron.
Richard: You're what?
Bailey: My heart rate is 110, I'm burning 3000 calories a day, my legs are swollen, I got indigestion and gas. Did you know that carrying a boy in your uterus means that you burn 10% more calories than if you had a girl. Guess what I'm carrying? I tried for 7 damn years and a month before my fellowship notifications the stick turns blue. Men; from the very beginnin' they just suck the life right outta you. I'm not leaving. I'm pregnant.
Richard: Um... congratulations.
Burke: Let's have the Chardonnay, please.
Cristina: Oh, I want Bordeaux.
Burke: The Chardonnay would be better with the lobster.
Cristina: I'm having steak.
Burke: You eat red meat?
Cristina: You don't?
(Trying to find a dress to wear for her date with Burke)
Izzie: Uh....they're both really nice.
Cristina: I know I bought them. But which one's right?
Izzie: For what? You're gonna look hot in either one.
Cristina: Well, clearly. That's not the point.
Meredith: Wow, you look hot.
Cristina: Yeah, Burke and I are gonna talk about how hot I am over dinner. This date is such a mistake.
George: It's easy to get nervous on dates. It's especially hard if you're out of practice. You just gotta be mellow, and relax--
Cristina: Yeah, I know how to date, George. I'm not you.
Alex: Well, I have a scheduled for the mastectomy. And I get to stay while plastics does a transflap reconstruction.
Izzie: I couldn't do it.
Alex: Do what? Make yourself all hot and sexy for your boyfriend like Yang?
Cristina: Go wrestle something.
Izzie: I couldn't cut off my ovaries and breasts just because I might have cancer.
Cristina: Look at it like a hand. If someone told you'd die unless you chopped off your hand, you'd do it.
Izzie: Except when you chop off a hand you don't kill your sex drive and have silicon breasts. Get hot flashes and lose your ability to bare children.
Meredith: If it were me I wouldn't even have the test, I mean what's the point? We're all gonna die anyway, right? (they stare at her) It's the Hello Kitty band-aid, on my forehead. It's freakin' me out.
Alex: I say slice and dice 'em, whatever. They're body parts.
Izzie: Oh, so you'd cut off your penis?
Alex: Yeah, if it kept me from dying. Besides I've got plenty to spare. (walks away)
Cristina (after trying on a dress): I could do hot in my sleep. I look hot in my scrubs. I'm a hot person. He's seen me naked a thousand times.
George: Bad, bad images in my head. (walks away)
Meredith: He's never seen you outside of the hospital.
Cristina (sarcastically): Thank you.
(After a patient fell 5 stories, he landed on a bird)
Bailey: After you get some xrays, you might wanna get in there and look for the rest of Tweety.
Izzie: You kissed me.
Alex: Yes, I did.
Izzie: Should we? I mean, there's a discussion that we could have... if you wanted to have one?
Alex: Izzie, I kissed you, with tongue, and I plan to do it again and again. Get used to it. End of discussion.
George (excited): Shouldn't he be more excited? Maybe he's in shock, I dunno. But I mean he survived! It's huge! He's gotta realize things happen for a reason.
Meredith: Oh, yeah my ex-boyfriend moved his wife to Seattle. Reason: To torture me.
George: I'm serious.
Meredith: So am I.
Cristina: What's with the 'Hello Kitty' on your forehead?
Meredith: I don't wanna talk about it.
Cristina: George can I sign out to you early?
George: You don't want in on Stu's surgery?
Cristina: Can't. I have a test date. (she lowers her voice) Burke is testing me. (back to her normal voice) Plus I've already spent an hour picking bird parts out of the guy. I'm over it.
George: Carpe diem.
Meredith: Giant zit on my forehead and I'm beginning to look how I feel. Carpe that.
George: This is the luckiest day in the world!
Cristina: Tell that to the bird.
Original International Air Dates:
Sweden: May 23, 2006 on Kanal 5
Bulgaria: June 29, 2006 on bTV
Finland: December 27, 2006 on Nelonen
Italy: March 09, 2007 on Italia 1
Romania: May 1st, 2007 on TVR 1
Music Featured In This Episode:
1. Sexy Mistake by The Chalets plays when Derek and Addison are on the ferry,
2. No Sleep Tonight by the Faders plays when Cristina is picking a dress for her date with Burke,
3. Bang Bang To the Rock N Roll by Gabin plays when the person in the restaraunt collapses,
4. I Melt With You by Nouvelle Vague plays when Burke and Cristina are performing surgery,
5. Far Away Blues by Joe Purdy plays when Derek talks to his friend Weiss,
6. Miss Halfway by Anya Marina plays when Jed and Esme Sorento (Meredith's patient) leave the hospital.
Bailey: Let's, uh, get some x-rays and after that you might wanna get in there and look for the rest of Tweety.
Tweety Bird is a fictional character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes series of animated cartoons. He was fairly popular during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. His famous lines were "I thought I saw a putty tat," which would be followed by "I did! I did! See a putty tat!" He would use these lines when being hunted by Sylvester J, Pussycat Senior.
Episode Title: Let It Be
The title of this episode is refernce to a song by The Beatles.
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