Grey's Anatomy

Season 10 Episode 11

Man on the Moon

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 05, 2013 on ABC



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    • Callie: That is not what I said, at all.
      Arizona: Yeah, well, it's not what you said. It's how you said it. That tone that you--
      Callie (sighs): Oh, okay, so now we're gonna fight about how we fight? This is-- I'm sick of this! I mean, every time we talk it-- it turns into this-- this--
      Arizona: Okay, I'm sorry, do you think that I'm not sick of it, Callie? 'Cause everything I say seems to piss you off! Like everything's loaded and I don't know if it's-- (Callie grabs her and kisses her)
      Callie: I think talking may be the problem.
      Arizona: Maybe we shouldn't... talk as much. (Callie smiles and kisses her)

    • Richard: Before my accident, you called me a drunk.
      Bailey (voice breaking): I am so sorry. There has not been a day since that I haven't regretted--
      Richard: You're right. I am a drunk.
      Bailey: Sir...
      Richard: I'm an alcoholic, which is why I'm here now instead of home. It's boring there, and lonely, and when I'm bored and lonely, I wanna have a drink. Hell, I wanted to have a drink when I'm happy, too. I always want a drink, because I have a disease, and it can't be cured. But it can be managed. But I can't do it by myself. I need help. Accept that you have a disease, Bailey. Accept help. We're all here for you when you're ready to get started. (Bailey takes one of her pills)

    • Matthew: You owe me an apology. April said you would've done exactly what I did.
      Jackson (sighs): Yeah. Yeah, I told April that. But the truth is that you messed up this guy's neck, and I spent eight hours fixing it yesterday. So how 'bout 'thank you'? How 'bout you should've waited one second for the surgeon standing right next to you? I mean, what was that? You felt like you had to be the big man out there? I mean, you feel threatened by me or...
      Matthew: No, I don't feel threatened by you. I was trying to save the guy's life.
      Jackson: Great. So was I.
      Matthew (sighs): Okay, I don't have a problem with you.
      Jackson: I-I don't have a problem with you either, man.
      Matthew: Hope to see you at the wedding.
      Jackson: Yeah, I-I actually don't know if I'm gonna be able to make it.
      Matthew: Well, I know it would mean a lot to April if you could. Since we're good, you should definitely come now.

    • (April is opening gifts at her shower)
      Kimmie: Oh, you are gonna love that thing. I use mine all the time.
      April: Great!
      Meredith: It's a salad spinner. I don't know what it does. (April makes a face) But the guy at the store recommended it and... the receipt is on the back.
      April: Thank you, Mer.
      Libby: Oh, another bow. Who's making a ribbon bouquet? (Arizona offers) So she can carry it at the rehearsal. Super fun.
      Stephanie (walks in with Leah): Ooh, we are late. Do you think she'll notice that we're late?
      Leah: I don't even thinks she knows that we're invited. (to Richard) What did we miss?
      Richard (mouth full): Um, garlic press, coffee maker, and a delicious tray of bruschetta. (April opens a gift and everyone 'oo's') Oh, beautiful!
      Leah: Did you even see what she got?
      Richard: It doesn't matter, as long as you say something nice. You gotta try the quiche. (about another gift) Lovely!
      Stephanie: Love it!
      Leah: Fantastic!
      Arizona (handing April a gift): Okay, um, you know what this one is from your sisters.
      Libby: Oh, no. Not that one. We wanted to save that one, Duckie, to open in private.
      April: Oh, my god. You guys, you-- you actually remembered? You remembered how much I wanted to wear Mom's veil? (opening the present)
      Kimmie: No, we didn't.
      Libby (as April holds up a thong): Grab it, Alice!
      Alice: I'm trying, stop.
      April (holds up thong): Oh, this isn't Mom's veil.
      Leah & Stephanie: Adorable!
      Richard (without looking up): Delightful. (Cristina laughs)
      Libby: It's not. We're sorry that was supposed to be for later. But since you've opened it...
      Kimmie: Surprise!
      Alice: It's for your wedding night.
      Kimmie: For when you and Matthew...
      April: Oh, god.
      Alice: There's no reason to be embarrassed. We all had our first times too, right, ladies?
      Libby: We wanted to give you the lingerie and some tips. The pearls, by the way, are for the inside--
      April: Stop-- Just stop talking.
      Alice: But Matthew is your first real boyfriend. We're trying to help.
      April: Please, don't.
      Libby: And he's a great catch. And you don't have the best track record with men.
      Kimmie: No, she doesn't have any track record. When I found out you had a boyfriend, I was like, 'Don't make any sudden movements.'
      April: Oh, my god. Stop talking to me like no man has ever found me sexy.
      Kimmie: Duckie--
      April: And stop... calling me... Duckie! I'm not ducky anymore. My acne cleared up years ago. I got rid of my braces in college. I-I wear contacts. I use makeup. I did years of physical therapy to correct my pigeon toes, and in case you haven't noticed, I've learned how to condition my hair. I'm not your... hopeless, ugly, little sister anymore. I am not an ugly duckling. (sighs) I'm a swan. And a surgeon-- A freaking kick-ass surgeon-- Who, by the way, has had sex before.
      Kimmie: Oh, my.
      Alice: Does Daddy know?
      April: You know what? You're fired as my bridesmaids, all three of you. I don't want a single one of you standing up for me at my wedding.
      Kimmie: Honey, don't be silly. You have to have bridesmaids.
      April: And I will. (points to Arizona, Mer & Cristina) These are my people now. Right?
      Arizona: Right.
      Cristina: Yes.
      April (crying): These are my bridesmaids.

    • Meredith: I heard Nathan's not doing so well. I'm sorry.
      Cristina: Yeah, I'm trying to figure out if there's a plan 'B' we can try. But I don't even know if he's gonna... I heard your sheep did great. Congrats.
      Meredith: Thanks. Actually, the sheep died.
      Cristina: Oh, sorry. Did you need the printer?
      Meredith: Yeah, but if you need it more...
      Cristina: No, I'll finish this up and then it's all yours.
      Meredith: So, can I ask you a question um, about Ross?
      Cristina: Yeah, what about him?
      Meredith: He seems different. Do you notice that?
      Cristina: Well, no, not really.
      Meredith: Well, he's not the same guy he was when he started here. He's not the guy who delivered my baby.
      Cristina: Yeah, well, we're not the same as when we were interns either.
      Meredith: Well, I understand that. But he is aggressive and mean. I don't know, I mean, he spends a lot of time on your service. Do you think he's trying to be like you? Or... Do you notice that?
      Cristina: I'm sorry. Are you saying I taught him to be mean? That's what he's learned from me?
      Meredith: No.
      Cristina: Because a little edge is not the worth thing for a surgeon.
      Meredith: I understand that.
      Cristina: And I am not mean. I am effective.
      Meredith: Are you implying that I'm not?
      Cristina: Well, no, you just said I ruined a resident.
      Meredith: No, that is not what I said. I said something is off about Ross.
      Cristina: Well, maybe he got tired of people thinking he was soft around the edges. Maybe his focus is being a doctor, and not a flight attendant. And my job is his surgical skill, not his personality.

    • Kimmie: It is so great that you two are trying to work things out. It is so much better for the kids. Duckie doesn't know this, but my husband had an affair.
      Arizona: Oh, that's...
      Kimmie: We had, uh, three boys so we stayed together. (finishes a glass of wine)
      Arizona: Did you go to therapy because we can't even agree on that?
      Kimmie: Oh, no. Mnh-mnh. We didn't feel the need to talk it to death. We just focused on moving forward, putting it in the past. (pouring another glass of wine) Hoping things get better one day.
      Arizona: So, well, did that work?
      Kimmie: Well... We are still getting through it. (takes a large gulp of wine)

    • Callie (about Becca): She hates being here.
      Derek: She shows up every day. She is trying.
      Callie: No, I can't fight anymore. Every day-- Every day is a fight. My whole world is a fight. At home, I fight with Arizona, and then I come here and fight with Becca, and now I'm fighting with you.
      Derek: Well, we just haven't figured it out yet... How to get her to do it. So we're frustrated and she's frustrated.

    • (After their sheep died)
      Stephanie (petting the sheep): I'm so sorry, little girl. We tried.
      Meredith: Edwards, do you know how many dogs the Russians sent into space before a man walked on the moon?
      Stephanie (voice breaking): Those poor puppies.
      Meredith: Edwards, we are going to do a necropsy, and we are going to find out what went wrong. And then we'll try again, and we'll fail again, because that's what progress looks like.
      Stephanie: Progress looks like a dead sheep.
      Meredith: No, progress looks like a bunch of failures. And you're gonna have feelings about that because it's sad, but you can't fall apart. And then one day, we will succeed, and we will save a person's life. And we will walk on the moon. Figuratively, anyway. Are you with me?
      Stephanie: Yeah.

    • Bailey: Sir, what are you doing here?
      Richard: Well, if I was gonna come back to work, I need to practice my skills.
      Bailey: But you are jeopardizing your recovery. You should be home, not--
      Richard: Ah, look, sitting on the couch, flipping through the channels isn't gonna get me back to work in an O.R any faster. I mean, I'm sitting there watching housewives flip tables and celebs flip houses. And pretty soon, it's just like I could feel my brain cells wither and die. (walks over to Bailey) Bailey, these trays are a mess. I don't know how you expect to find anything on 'em.

    • Alice: Where's April?
      Arizona: Oh! A trauma came in. She got pulled into surgery. You know, I don't know how long she'll be.
      Alice: So what, we just cancel the shower?
      Libby: We already payed for the flower, the food, the champagne.
      Kimmie: When she came in this morning to work, she promised she'd be done on time.
      Arizona: Yeah, we say a lot of things. Look, we're just not in charge of our schedule. This is just how it works.
      Libby: Why do you live this way?
      Arizona: Because we save people's lives. She'll pop in at some point.
      Libby: No, it's her shower. She can't just pop.
      Arizona: You might have to settle for a pop.

    • Meredith: Dr. Ross, how's it going?
      Shane: Don't be smug.
      Meredith: What?
      Shane: You won, we lost. I get it.
      Meredith: Dr. Ross, you do not get to talk to me that way.
      Shane: Congratulations.

    • Cristina: Thanks for strong show of support.
      Alex: Sorry, I've got... I got a lot on my mind.
      Cristina: Alex...
      Alex: Yeah, it's just been a crap couple of days.
      Cristina: Alex... Do you really think the conduit's gonna be a success?
      Alex: I don't know. I hope so.

    • Arizona: Did she move her hand?
      Callie: No.
      Arizona: Oh, that sucks.
      Callie: Yeah.
      Arizona: Well, it just-- It just takes time, right?
      Callie (sighs): I don't know.
      Arizona: Well, cheer up.
      Callie: Why? (chuckles) My research just stalled. Why would I cheer up?
      Arizona: I don't know. I don't know, that's just something that people say--
      Callie: I know, I know. I'm just... Let's not fight.
      Arizona: Callie, I--
      Callie: I should get back.

    • Stephanie (setting up the camera while Mer operates on the sheep): Smile.
      Meredith: Edwards, can we stop fiddling with the camera? And let's get started. Getting proximal vascular control.
      Stephanie (loudly): She said she's getting proximal vascular control. (normal voice, to Mer) You're changing the face of medicine, you need to be louder.
      Meredith: You know who doesn't talk about changing the face of medicine? People who change the face of medicine. They just do their job.

    • April: I can't believe that you yelled at Matthew in front of my sisters, now they're gonna think that I'm engaged to a nitwit.
      Jackson: Alright, Duckie--
      April: Don't call me Duckie!
      Jackson: Okay.
      April: It means 'Ugly Duckling' because I grew up with braces and pimples, and they still see me that way. It's like idiot incapable of doing anything right. I'm a freaking trauma surgeon!
      Jackson: He did a great job. Actually, I would've done exactly the same thing.
      April: Matthew was right?
      Jackson: Yep. You should go spread the word. You are not engaged to a nitwit. You know what, this is actually gonna be a pretty easy fix. So why don't you just go ahead and go? I got it.
      April: Really? I was kinda hopin' that I could hide out here all day.
      Jackson: They came all this way to see you. You should go.

    • Bailey: It may surprise you to learn that I am quite good at sutures.
      Dr. Alma: It wouldn't surprise me in the least. What would surprise me is if you were able to do five of them without engaging in O.C.D behaviors.
      Bailey (sighs): And if I can, you'll sign off so I can go back to work?
      Dr. Alma: That's the deal.
      Bailey: Five sutures. That's all?
      Dr. Alma: That's all.
      Bailey: Game on.
      Dr. Alma: Uh, just a sec. (messes up Bailey's instrument tray) Now... only use the tools to your immediate right. If you touch any of the other trays, we start over. If you count your fingers, if you double-check a stitch, if you rearrange any of the instruments on the trays, we start over. Five sutures. Whenever you're ready.

    • Alex: You're not staying here. We've helped you once. We're not helping you with this.
      Jo: Alex--
      Jimmy: Son, listen--
      Alex: Oh, stop callin' me that.
      Jimmy: I know who you are. I didn't remember--
      Alex: I don't care.
      Jimmy: I didn't remember until I saw you pissed off, 'til I saw you standing over me. Like when you were 15, you said you wished I was dead. I've been trying to get right since the bar. I'm still trying.
      Alex: Not here.
      Jo: No, Alex, stop.
      Alex: I'm not going to help a guy who made my life hell.
      Jo: No, you're not. But I am because he needs help and I'm a doctor. You can go. I got this. Really, it's okay.

    • Jo: Alex, I have to tell you something that you're not gonna wanna hear.
      Alex: Well, then don't tell me.
      Jo: Your Dad's here. Jimmy's here.
      Alex: What? Why?
      Jo: He's going through withdrawal.
      Alex: Kick him out.
      Jo: I can't.
      Alex: I can.

    • Arizona: Hi, I'm Arizona Robbins.
      Kimmie: Arizona. (giggles) I feel like I know you. April told us everything about you.
      Alice: Are you gonna make it to the shower?
      Libby: We throw the best showers.
      Arizona: Well, I-I wouldn't miss it.
      Kimmie: I have a cat at home who lost a leg. Every time I see him hopping around, I just think, that is real strength.
      April (looks horrified): Stop talking.
      Arizona: Well, it was super nice to meet you guys and I will see you at the shower. (turns and walks away)
      Kimmie: She is such a good walker.

    • Bailey: Hey, I did it. Um, I did two days with her following me around everywhere I go. I don't need help anymore. I'm doing really well.
      Dr. Alma: You're pulling your fingers again.
      Bailey: Ugh, god. Go away. Uh, look, I-I just wanted to be cleared for surgery.
      Owen: Dr. Alma, is she clear for surgery?
      Dr. Alma: No, she's not.
      Owen: Hmm. Dr. Bailey, you're not clear until she says you're clear. (walks away)
      Bailey (to Dr. Alma): Okay, um... We need to fast track this because uh, I have a patients trying to schedule surgeries. So... Just-- Just tell me what hoop I need to jump through for you to clear me.

    • Jo (about Jimmy): Can we send him to a rehab facility? He's-- He's Alex' dad. There's history. Like, bad history.
      Owen (sighs): I don't care who he is. For you, he is a patient who had heart surgery less than three months ago. And you are his doctor, so act like it. Get him admitted.

    • Cristina (about cameras recording Nathan's operation): You spring this on me the day of surgery?
      Owen: What?
      Cristina: This circus?
      Owen: Ross said that this came from you.
      Shane: Everyone in the hospital's been asking to watch the procedure. I've got e-mails from U.C.L.A and Baylor. They wanted a stream. And I felt none of that should be on your plate, so I made some executive decisions. I'm happy to veto any of them.
      Alex: Yeah, like all of 'em.
      Shane: If that's what Dr. Yang wants, consider it done.
      Owen: Ross, hang on. (to Cristina) This is a teaching hospital. We need to create conditions where more people can learn from what you're doing.
      Cristina: Live streaming? What if something goes wrong?
      Owen: Even if something goes wrong, you're doing important work, and people should see that.

    • Kimmie (to April, about Jackson): Gosh, those eyes. You know, I totally get why you'd name a pig after him.

    • Libby: Here's to our little Duckie finally getting married.
      Libby, Alice & Kimmie: To Duckie and Matthew! (they click glasses)
      Matthew (to April): 'Duckie'?
      April: Don't ask.
      Kimmie: We thought for sure you were gonna be a spinster for life.
      April: Maybe take it a little easy on the mimosas, Kimmie.
      Libby: Oh, leave her be. She's celebrating. You two could stand to add a little champagne that that O.J.
      Matthew: We're on call.
      Alice: Ohh. He is such a dreamboat. Responsible, handsome. Duckie, I hope you know how lucky you are.
      Libby (notices Jackson outside of the window): Speaking of dreamboats, who is that and why is he waving at us?
      Jackson (walks in): Hey, guys.
      Matthew: Hey, Avery.
      April: Jackson, these are my sisters. Libby, Kimmie, and Alice.
      Alice: O.M.Gosh. You're Jackson.
      Libby: The Jackson?
      April (quickly): Look at that! I gotta go to work.

    • Richard: What are you all doing here?
      Meredith: We came to see you off.
      Arizona: We couldn't let you leave without saying good-bye.
      Callie: We'll miss you.
      Richard: I'm just going home. I'm not retiring. But first, I just need a vacation from all of you. (everyone chuckles, Richard is wheeled past everyone, Bailey walks up to him)
      Bailey: You did it, sir. You got yourself better.
      Richard: No. You did it, Bailey. You got me better.

    • Owen: Hey. Big day.
      Meredith: It is.
      Owen: You gonna watch?
      Meredith: Watch?
      Owen: Cristina's surgery.
      Meredith: I have my own.
      Owen: Oh, yeah. The uh, the pig.
      Meredith: Sheep.
      Owen: Sheep. Yes.

    • Arizona: Hey, how's your research going?
      Callie: Oh, the diagnostics look good. I just slipped out for a sec. I don't wanna miss this.
      Arizona: Mm. Do you think that you're gonna make it to the shower?
      Callie: Oh, crap. Kepner's shower is today.
      Arizona: Yeah, it's today. And she's our friend, so...
      Callie: I know she's our friend. You don't have to tell me she's our friend.
      Arizona: Sorry. I-I just--
      Callie: I'll be there if I can.

    • Leah (as Callie & Arizona walk by): Dr. Robbins, Dr. Torres.
      Callie & Arizona: Dr. Murphy. (they continue walking pass Leah)
      Stephanie (to Leah): That was good. Professional. I bought it.
      Leah: Mmhmm.
      Stephanie: You're dying inside, aren't you? (Leah nods)
      Shane (walks up): There's still two seats left in the gallery. Who wants them? (Leah & Jo both raise their hand)
      Stephanie: Whoa, hey. What about my surgery? There's plenty of room. It's just me and Dr. Grey, an anesthesiologist and a veterinarian.
      Leah: You lost me at 'veterinarian.'
      Jo: He's putting a seeded conduit into a baby.
      Leah: Who is human. You're bothering a sheep.
      Jo: Plus, I'm allergic to wool.
      Leah: I'm allergic to boring surgeries.

    • (After they have sex)
      Cristina: Wow, that was... You really know what you're doing.
      Shane: Are you grading me?
      Cristina: Maybe I am, a little. You're getting an 'A.'
      Shane: I don't know. I'm kind of an overachiever. I'd like to go for the 'A-Plus.' (leans in to kiss her)
      Cristina: No, we have a ton to do before the procedure today.
      Shane: Okay. The conduits coming off the printer in... (checks his watch) two hours, 47 minutes-- Which gives us another 30 minutes before we have to start prep.
      Cristina: Alright. Maybe a little extra credit?

    • Stephanie: This is so exciting. Your first printed portal vein is going into a test subject. How do you feel?
      Meredith: Like a farmhand behind the back barn. Here. Why don't you take over the clippers?
      Stephanie (takes over shearing the sheep): Look at us. Changing the face of medicine, shearing a sheep.
      Meredith: No, I was shearing a sheep. You are just giving him a fade. There you go.
      Stephanie: Look at us. We're changing the face of medicine.

    • Meredith: (closing voiceover) Sometimes, the key to making progress is to recognize how to take that very first step. Then you start your journey. You hope for the best. And you stick with it, day in, day out. Even if you're tired, even if you wanna walk away, you don't. Because you are a pioneer. But nobody ever said it'd be easy.

    • Meredith: (opening voiceover) Every doctor has a dirty little secret... We're all competitive science nerds. In grade school, we made the biggest and best volcanoes, which erupted actual fake molten laval. In junior high, we spent hours laboring over our rat mazes... So that one day, we'd be the person who changed the face of medicine forever.

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