Grey's Anatomy

Season 7 Episode 14

P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 10, 2011 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Derek: So, did you decide?
      Meredith: I did. I choose you.
      Derek (laughs): I'm glad. I've been going over the data that you collected today and so far it's 100 percent consistant with the pre-trial phase.
      Meredith: Which means what?
      Derek: It means that it's not, not working.
      Meredith: Oh, that's great news.
      Derek: Mm. You wanna know what else is great news? The kids aren't gonna be home for another 20 minutes. (Mer laughs and climbs on top of him)

    • Mark: We made dinner, for you.
      Callie (hesitantly): What is it?
      Arizona: Um, grilled chicken breast and some brown rice and broccoli. And... (noticing Callie drinking from a coffee cup) Is that coffee?
      Callie: Yes, it is. And here's the thing: I get that things are gonna be different now, and uh, that's why I'm gonna eat that chicken, even though the only thing I want right now is a peanut butter sandwich.
      Arizona (smiling): Great. And I'm really happy--
      Callie: Oh, I'm not done. (Arizona stops smiling) If we're gonna do this whole everybody gets a vote thing, there's gonna be a new system. We'll still each get one vote, but also the baby gets a vote. As I house the baby, I'll be speaking for him slash her. And, since I'll be pushing this baby out of a very small hole in my body, I'll also get an extra-special vagina vote. So, that's three votes for us, two votes for you guys, oh we get the final say. And now, I'll be using my many votes to say that once a day I will have one cup of regular coffee, which is perfectly fine, according to the studies that I've read at least until I begin breast feeding. Now, anyone wanna agrue with my extra special vagina vote?
      Mark & Arizona: No.
      Callie: Great. Oh, we also vote that Mark gives me a foot rub.
      Mark: I'll go get the lotion.
      Arizona: Okay, well, I guess a peanut butter sandwich is doable if you eat the brocolli.
      Callie: Deal.

    • Meredith: Chief.
      Richard: You know, I had forgotten this about your mother, she wrote everything down. She didn't have a thought or a fragment of a thought that didn't get scribbled in some journal. It was compulsive.
      Meredith: Lucky for you that she did.
      Richard: Lucky for both of us.
      Meredith: No, for you. (puts the clinical trial folder on his desk) You knew the woman who wrote them, that's why I gave them to you. I was happy to read them and understand her better but the woman I knew was different. But I am starting to realize how scared she must've been. That had to be why she was writing everything down. She must've been so scared.
      Richard: Meredith...
      Meredith: So, please, go ahead, I think it's right that you continue her work. And I really just wanna cure her disease. Good night, Chief.

    • Lexie: Will you please just make sure that he calls me?
      Dani: Yes, of course.
      Lexie: Thank you.
      Dani: I'm almost five years sober. ... We support each other and, I'm good for him. And he is really, really good for me.
      Lexie: ... Is that a hooker on your shoulder?
      Dani: I was drunk.
      Lexie: Okay.

    • Mark: Just in time, Avery. Scrub in and take the lead.
      Jackson: That's okay. I just came by to tell you that you were wrong, those peanut butter cups got me nowhere.
      Mark: You're kidding.
      Jackson: I guess you over estimated that Avery sparkle, huh? (turns to leave)
      Mark: Where you going? Scrub in.
      Jackson: Really? I- I assumed no results, no surgery.
      Mark: I'm not a total bastard, you gave it your best shot. Scrub in.

    • Lucy (looking on at Alex smiling with the parents of the baby): I banned him from the NICU you this morning. I kinda wanna go in there and kick him out.
      Arizona: Yeah, punishing Karev is one of my favorite past times, too. He's harsh sometimes but he's also the guy who gets thrown off the case and then sits in the gallery watches an entire surgery just to make sure his patient's okay. I'll teach him how to be less of an ass, but I don't have to teach him how to care. ... Do you even have the authority to ban someone from the NICU?
      Lucy: I don't know.

    • Jackson (about Dani): She doesn't seem so bad. Candy? (places a chocolate in front of her)
      Lexie: Screw you and your candy. She's terrible.
      Jackson: Alright.
      Lexie (takes the candy): You ever notice how my sister's a jerk?
      Jackson: I, um...
      Lexie: 'You gotta give him your blessing.' What a buncha crap. Y'know, let him be happy, y'know, what about me? (eats the candy) Y'know, everyone's makin' these huge life decisions and they're not even considering how it'll effect me. How I'll feel. (Jackson puts another candy in front of her) You know, I'm supposed to be such a big part of their lives, and yet they're leaving me out of the conversation completely. (takes the chocolate) They're starting up new families, and springin' it on me, when it's already a done deal. (starts eating the second candy) Y'know, 'Hey, Lexie, guess what? I found a tatted up skank to be your new mommy.' Or 'Hey, Lexie, I'm gonna have a baby, you're just gonna have to be okay with that.'
      Jackson (putting another candy in front of her): Hey, wait a second, your dad's having a baby?
      Lexie: No, not my dad, Mark. (gets teary eyed and sniffles) Mark is having a baby, and he didn't even ask my opinion. He just clobbered me with it again. And he's leaving me behind again. So we're done. You know? We have to be, but I miss him. (sighs) Crap. My dad's tatted up skank isn't the bitch, I am.
      Jackson: Probably a good start would be to stop calling her a tatted up skank.
      Lexie: Right. Thanks, for listening.
      Jackson (smiles): Anytime.

    • (They are in the OR, Callie is trying and struggling to put Randy's hips back in place)
      Owen: How did it get to this? How did four seconds of internet fame become worth breaking yourself into a million pieces?
      Callie: He did it because he thinks its funny.
      Owen: That's bull. You don't just put yourself at that kinda risk.
      Callie: Well, it's his decision.
      Owen: His decision? Idiots like this shouldn't be allowed to make any.
      Callie: It is his body, okay, and you don't get to say what he can or can't do with it! He is a person, and he gets to make his own damn choices. I am going through the worst caffenine withdrawal of my life because someone thinks being pregnant means that I'm no longer a sound freakin' mind!
      April (excitedly): You're pregnant?
      Callie: Shut up! I'm not endangering my baby. I just want one damn cup of coffee.
      Owen: Okay, Kepner, go get Dr. Torres a cup of coffee. (Callie groans) Run! (April leaves)
      Callie: Thank you.
      Owen: Congratulations.
      Callie: Oh, whatever, just come around here and help me with this hip.

    • Meredith: Chief, it's an amazing offer.
      Richard: It's not an offer, Meredith. It was your mother's work and it's only right that you continue it.
      Meredith: Um... So you think that I owe it to her?
      Richard: Honestly? I think that she owes it to you. She didn't give you a lot of love, but she gave you her talent and her name. And this, this gift could change the course of your career.
      Meredith: I... I have to get back inside.
      Richard: Meredith, it might change the way you think about her... It could be the greatest thing the both of you ever did.

    • Lexie: You know, I never really got it before, but this is how he operates. He starts up new families, stops talking to the old ones, he'll go off and marry Dani the tattooed lady and have six little mid-life crisis babies and I'll never hear from him again. It's exactly what he did to you.
      Meredith: It is not exactly what he did to me.
      Lexie: Of course it is.
      Meredith: Lexie, my mother had an affair. And then took his kid across the country. Your mother died, and he was miserable and he started drinking, and he destroyed his liver. This isn't about you. He found someone who makes him happy. Just give him your blessing, let him be happy.
      Lexie: What are you talking about? Don't defend him. You hate him, hate him with me.
      Meredith: Lexie, I love you, but you have to grow-up.

    • Alex: Listen, I'm sorry about the turnip thing, I shouldn't have said it. But doctor to doctor, you overreacted. And that's my patient and I deserve to be in there.
      Lucy: You deserve it? Huh. You know, I have a patient, too. You wanna know what happened to my patient?
      Alex: Look, I'm sure it's tough--
      Lucy: She had a forty hour labor and then the baby was stuck on an angle, wouldn't drop. So, my patient just had to push, and push, and push. And you wanna know what you say to a woman who's in that kinda pain? You say 'One more, Jackie. One more and you're gonna see that baby. One more and you're gonna have a beautiful baby boy. I know it hurts, I know it does. But give me one more, Jackie. And you get a baby.' That's how you get a woman to tear her own body apart, you promise her a baby. You make a promise and she hurts herself because she trusts you and then... when the baby comes out and he's not... He's not... you're the one who's gotta tell her that you were mistaken. ... Makes me kinda loose interest in what you deserve, Mr. Where's-The-Cabbage-Patch.

    • Randy: Wait, what if we did the hips here? While I'm awake, and I can give the thumbs up to the camera.
      Callie: Uh, you're really not grasping how much this'll hurt.
      Randy: Well, it's for the art, Dr. Torres.
      Owen: You know what? That is a great idea.
      Callie: Dr. Hunt, I think that it's...
      Owen: Dr. Torres, it's for the art.
      Callie: Oh, okay. Okay, yeah. Marcus hop on that chair, Kepner, spot him. Okay, you guys ready? (Callie moves to touch Randy's leg and he screams)
      Randy: No, stop! Please, stop! Turn the camera off!
      Callie (to Owen): That totally cheered me up.
      Owen: Well, art has that effect.

    • Thatcher: So, what do you think it could be?
      Meredith: Well, it could be kidney stones or your prostate.
      Dani: Prostate? You're saying that he could have cancer? He- He can't have cancer.
      Lexie: Well, that's what happens when your boyfriend's an old man, old men get cancer.
      Thatcher: Lexie, come on...
      Lexie: Now, see if you were a doctor like we are you'd realize that when we say the word prostate it doesn't necessiarly mean cancer.
      Bailey: Dr. Grey...
      Lexie: No, see, freaking out and jumping to conclusions like a little child isn't gonna do him any good.
      Dani: I'm scared, okay? I'm terrified over here and I've got questions.
      Lexie: You're terrified? We're his family!
      Dani: I'm his family, too!
      Lexie: No, you're not his family. You're his mid-life crisis!

    • Callie: Kepner, talk to the camera so we can get to the OR.
      April: In my normal voice or...? (Callie gives her a look, and she turns to the camera)

    • Mark: You got somethin' for me, Avery?
      Jackson: I do, actually. Uh, her dad's here, he might be rejecting his liver and he brought his 20 year-old girlfriend.
      Mark: Yeah, that'll do it. Lexie's probably going crazy. Meredith's no help when it comes to their father.
      Jackson (pauses): I'm not gonna be lead surgeon on a rhinoplasty, am I?
      Mark: She just needs someone to talk to.
      Jackson: We are not close. That is not something we do.
      Mark: Peanut butter cups.
      Jackson: What?
      Mark: She's a stress eater. You get her eating, you get her talking. She loves peanut butter cups.
      Jackson: That's ridculous.
      Mark: Tomorrow, I'm doing a series of cleft-palate surgeries for the Knightengale's foundation, pro bono. That sorta thing might look fantastic on the resume of someone who's in the running for chief resident.
      Jackson: Might?
      Mark: Get some results and we'll talk.

    • Lexie: Meredith, you have to come see dad.
      Meredith: Well, does he want more organs?
      Lexie: He wouldn't say. He was too busy lovin' up on a tattooed twenty year old.
      Jackson: Is that upsetting you? You wanna talk about it?
      Lexie: No.
      Jackson: No worries. I have a surgery to get to. (leaves)
      Lexie: Meredith.
      Meredith: I can't deal with my dad. I'm too busy with my mom.
      Cristina: No, no, let's go. I wanna see your dad making out with his tattooed up fiancee. Lexie: They're not engaged.
      Cristina: Are you sure?
      Lexie (ignoring Cristina): Meredith, please.
      Meredith: Fine.

    • (Lexie, Mer and Cristina are all looking on at Thatcher and his girlfriend)
      Lexie (makes a face): Ugh, get in there.
      Meredith: And do what?
      Lexie: Well, make it stop. Ugh.
      Cristina: There's no way she's twenty. She twenty-six, twenty-seven.
      Lexie: I'm twenty-seven.
      Cristina: Oh, gross. (Lexie makes a disgusted noise, Cristina's pager goes off) Oh, tiny baby heart time. Careful when you go in there, Mer. You tangle with one Hell's Angel, you tangle with the whole gang.

    • Cristina: Crap, this is so good.
      Alex: Is it better than this? Because seriously, Mer, you'd had to have died of Alzheimer's to bail this.
      Meredith: I don't even know if I'm doing it yet.
      Cristina: You have to. Mother, daughter, surgeons cure leading killer. I mean, I'm so jealous and I'm doing a heart transplant on a baby who hasn't even been born yet.
      Alex: Would you shut up about that?
      Cristina: You're the one who needs to keep his mouth shut, cabbage patch.

    • (Callie is pouring a cup of coffee in the lounge as Arizona walks in)
      Arizona: What are you doing?
      Callie (while holding the pot in one hand and the cup in her other): Uhhhh... I looked it up. And those caffenine studies showed birth defects in rats. And I'm not a rat so... (looks at Teddy) Tell her I'm not a rat.
      Teddy: Well, let her have a--
      Arizona: We took a vote.
      Callie: Yeah, well, I have to fix multiple fractures, Arizona. That's major surgery, okay? So, that totally changes the situation completely. And Mark's not here, so it's your vote against mine, I need caffenine.
      Arizona (shrugs): Okay, you want caffenine that badly, Calliope, fine. You're a grown up, you can make your own decisions.
      Callie: That's right, so... (raises her cup as to 'cheers', brings it to her mouth and is about to take a sip but looks at Arizona who is staring at her, and shaking her head. Callie sighs) Ugh! Damnit! (puts the coffee on the table) That's not fair. You're not fair. (walks out)
      Teddy: For someone who has a history of ambivalence towards motherhood, you got the whole guilt thing down cold.
      Arizona: I'm entitled to an opinion. I mean, I have been left out of too much of the conversation already, and I sure as hell did not choose Mark Sloan as the father, so if I'm gonna do this then, you know what? I'm gonna have a voice. (takes a sip of Callie's coffee) Oh god, that's good.

    • Alex: What's going on? Why didn't you page me?
      Arizona: Turnip, Karev?
      Alex (looks at Lucy): You taddled on me?
      Lucy: You're so off this case.
      Alex: Seriously? I have said way worse stuff than that.
      Arizona: Yeah, not helping.

    • April (really perky & cheerful): Hip dislocation, fractures of his femur, radius, ribs and metacarpals. (smacks hands together) Okay, should we just go ahead and reduce those hips?
      Callie: Kepner, I need you to speak differently.
      April: I'm sorry?
      Callie: It's your voice. It's a little um... Just speak differently.
      April: Like with an accent?
      Callie: Nevermind. How about you get me a muffin from the cafeteria? Get me the sugarist kind you can find and a coffee. (April goes to leave) Wait, no. Damnit, no coffee.
      April: Okay.
      Callie: No, you know what, yes, coffee. Please.
      April: Okay.
      Callie: Crap! No, no coffee.
      April: You sure?
      Callie: No, no coffee.
      April: Okay. (starts walking away, but turns back) Did you still want the muffin?
      Callie: Yes.

    • Mark: Dr. Avery, it's about time I had you on my service.
      Jackson: Thank you, Dr. Sloan. I gotta say, I really think I have the hands for plastics.
      Mark: Oh, forget about your hands. Look at those cheekbones...
      Jackson: Sir?
      Mark: You're genetically blessed. Don't think that I haven't noticed, and speaking from personal expierence, I can say that, that'll only help you in plastics. That face? Better than a hundred billboards, my man.
      Jackson: Alright, Dr. Sloan, I really don't feel comfortable being praised or judged based on my looks.
      Mark: Poor, Mr. Green Eyes. Let's not pretend being beautiful is a burden.

    • Bailey: Any fevers or changes in your urine or stool?
      Dani: No fevers. But there was a pain incident last week Thursday. (looks at Lexie) Actually, you might not wanna hear this part.
      Lexie: I'm a doctor.
      Dani: Alright, well, we were being intimate and... (Lexie scoffs, Thatcher groans) And I was on top... (Lexie gets disgusted and walks out)
      Bailey: Go on.

    • Dani: I am so sorry, this is not how I wanted to meet you.
      Lexie: Well, I didn't even know that there was a you to meet.
      Thatcher: I know, I'm sorry. But...
      Bailey (walks in): Oo-kay, Mr. Grey. (looks up and sees Dani) Oh, hello.
      Lexie: Dr. Bailey, this is Danielle.
      Dani: Dani. Hi.
      Lexie: Dani. It's my father's girlfriend, who've I just met. Just now.
      Bailey: Oh, I see. Well, nice to meet you, Dani. I just have a few questions and then I'll let you get back to... all of this.
      Thatcher: Do you really think I could be rejecting this liver because Dani has been amazing helping me take care of myself and I'm constantly taking pills.
      Dani: His anti-rejection meds. Not like speed or anything.
      Lexie: That would be inappropriate.

    • Lexie: You're sick enough that you need to come into the hospital and you don't even call me?
      Thatcher: The pain comes and goes.
      Lexie: So, so, wh-what, you thought you'd just sneak in and quietly reject Meredith's liver? And not even make a fuss?
      Thatcher: Lexie, calm down. Please.
      Lexie (laughs, nervously): Calm? I am calm. I'm so calm. I'm like the calmest one.

    • Alex: I thought I knew all of the nurses on this floor. How did I miss you?
      Lucy: I guess I'm just lucky that way.
      Alex: I'm Alex Karev.
      Lucy: Neat.
      Alex: And you are?
      Lucy: Not telling you my name.
      Alex: Any reason why not?
      Lucy: Because I don't want to.
      Alex: Okay. Then how about you pass me one of those charts? I hear there's a turnip in the cabbage patch.
      Lucy: Turnip?
      Alex: Gorked, brain dead. Dr. Robbins and I have a baby with a hyper-lastic left heart. The transplant coordinator...
      Lucy: Suggested the turnip as a potential donor.
      Alex: Yeah.
      Lucy: Uh huh. Well, now you do get to know my name. I'm Doctor Lucy Fields, I delievered that gorked baby, so uh, thanks for the heads up, I'll talk to the transplant coordinator, but now you need to leave.
      Alex: Oh, come on. That's no reason to overreact.
      Lucy: Really? Well, now you're barred from the NICU. How's that for overreacting?
      Alex: You can't do that.
      Lucy: Wanna find out?

    • Cristina: Meredith has two ground-breaking medical projects and I don't have any.
      Owen: Okay, but you have a husband that loves you.
      Cristina: Yeah, so does she.
      Owen: Well, then I guess you're screwed. (they kiss)

    • Bailey: Greys, how long has your father been having abdominal pain?
      Meredith: Abdominal pain?
      Bailey: It sounds like abdominal pain, Thatcher Grey is not an easy man to get information from.
      Lexie: Our father's here in the hospital?
      Bailey: Yeah, I admitted him an hour ago. You didn't know he was coming?
      Lexie: No. Wh-W-What's wrong? Could it be related to the liver transplant?
      Meredith: Of course, he's rejecting it 'cause it's my liver.
      Bailey: Okay, look, do me a favor, go take a blood sample and try to get some more information out of him. I need someone who speaks Grey.

    • Meredith: It's horrible.
      Cristina: It's the opposite of horrible.
      Meredith: Alzheimer's or diabetes?
      Cristina: If you continue to whine about how you can't decide which ground-breaking medical advancement to put your name on, I'll punch you in the ear.
      Meredith: Well, my name's already on one of them according to the Chief. I mean, diabetes...
      Lexie: Effects 240 million people world wide.
      Meredith: And Alzheimer's...
      Lexie: Is the 7th leading cause of death.
      Cristina: It's Sophie's choice.
      Meredith: It's Sophie's choice?
      Cristina: Uh huh.
      Lexie: I've never seen that movie.
      Cristina: Well, you should. It's really funny. (Mer laughs)

    • Callie (making a 'ew' face): What is it?
      Arizona: It's a kale and apple juice smoothie. It's time for you to think less about your cravings and more about filling the baby with nutrients, which that has.
      Callie: It also has chunks. I don't drink chunks. I want my coffee. (Mark walks in) Mark, tell the woman I'm allowed to drink one cup of regular coffee.
      Mark: Sure you are.
      Arizona: Wait, wait, Mark. Are you aware that there are studies that link caffenine with pre-term labor, low birth weight, other birth defects. (gives him a look)
      Mark: That goo looks great. I say stick with the goo.
      Callie: Okay, you two can't just dictate what I'm allowed to eat and drink.
      Arizona: Nobody's dictating anything but you're pregnant now, so things have to be different. You're gonna have to eat different, and give up things at work... If it helps, we'll give up caffenine, too.
      Callie: That helps no one.
      Mark: Well, how about we put it to a vote? All in favor of Callie drinking coffee raise your hand. (Callie raises her hand) All in favor of the goo. (Arizona and Mark raise their hands)
      Arizona: Goo it is. (Callie takes a sip and gags)

    • Richard (about his clinical trial, with Ellis' research): It's your birth right, Meredith. It's your mother's legacy to you.

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): One of the hardest lessons as a doctor is learning to prioritize. We're trained to do all we can to save life and limb, but, if cutting off a limb, means saving a life, we learn to do it without hesitation. It's not an easy lesson to learn, and it always comes down to one question, "what are the stakes?" What do we stand to gain or lose? At the end of the day, we're just gamblers trying not to bet the farm.

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): Surgery is a high stakes game. But no matter how high the stakes, sooner or later, you're just going to have to go with your gut, and, maybe just maybe, that'll take you right where you were meant to be in the first place.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic:Urgentní potřeba kofeinu (Urgent Need for Caffeine)

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1.Soundtrack To The End by Communist Daughter
      2.Speed Of Sound" by Communist Daughter
      3.Everything At Once by Lenka
      4.I Want A House by Twin Sister

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 10, 2011 on CTV
      United Kingdom: April 6, 2011 on Sky Living
      Sweden: April 6, 2011 on Kanal 5
      Australia: May 12, 2011 on Channel 7
      Germany: June 22, 2011 on ProSieben
      Norway: October 18, 2011 on TV2
      Czech Republic: March 6, 2012 on Prima LOVE

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

      P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) is a song by Michael Jackson, released in 1983 from his solo album Thriller. It has been covered numerous times by artists including Monica, Justin Guarini and Kanye West.