Owen: So why did I just have an irrate mother say you refused to save the life of her teenage daughter?
Derek: It was a consult for an HH tumor. I told her with a transcolasal approach I think I could get it all. She didn't want to take the risk. It's a free country.
Owen: So do it the old fashioned way.
Derek: There are plenty of surgeons in San Francisco as qualified as I am to do that.
Owen: They want you. They got on a plane.
Derek: I won't do it. It'll grow back.
Owen: Maybe it won't.
Derek: Maybe. Maybe we should just wait and see and hope for the best.
Derek: No. No, I'm not gonna do that anymore. I had a kid in a crib in my bedroom for a while and social services took her away and the only thing they're gonna say to me now is that you've got to wait and see and hope for the best.
Owen: It's frustrating--
Derek: I am sick of half measures. Not in my O.R. Not today. I can't.
Owen: I think you can. I think her best shot is in your hands and so does that mother. We don't send people home, Derek. It's not who we are, it's not who you are.
Derek: You're right. Don't send her back.
Owen: So then you'll do it?
Derek: No. I'm gonna prove to her that my way will work.
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