Dr. Meredith Grey
Dr. Cristina Yang
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Dr. Alex Karev
Dr. George O'Malley
Dr. Miranda Bailey
Nurse Liz Fallon
In the scene where Meredith's heart starts beating on its own again, we can see a poster of a doctor on the wall next to the door. But, in the following scene, when Addison enters the room, the poster is gone.
Goof: When Derek visits Meredith in her hospital room, she is hooked to two parallel wires, one red and one white. In one shot, the white wire is on the left but, in the next, it is crossed over the red one. In the very last shot of the scene, both wires are gone.
Goof: During Meredith's resuscitation, an endotracheal tube is shown extending what appears to be six to eight inches past her lips. This would be incorrect placement in an adult; the end of the tube should be only one to two inches past her lips.
Goof: During the scene where Meredith is mostly-dead she encounters several important people from her past, and previous episodes. She is seen with Denny and Dylan, and her dog Doc, as well as Bonnie who dies in episode 206 after a tragic train wreck. Meridith also meets up with Liz Fallon again, the woman who was her mother's scrub nurse for 18 years and the first confidante to know that Ellis Grey had Alzheimer's. When Liz asks Meredith if she remembers her Meredith says yes, and that Liz died of Liver Cancer. This is inconsistent with the information from episode 104- No Man's Land- when Dr. Yang steals Nurse Fallon's chart to try and get in on a good surgery. In that episode Liz dies of Pancreatic Cancer, not Liver Cancer.
Goof: Right after the shot from Ellis Grey to Meredith Grey, you can clearly see an artery moving by Meredith (around 25.00 minutes).
Meredith (closing voiceover): At the end of a day like this, a day when so many prayers are answered and so many aren't, we take our miracles where we find them. We reach across the gap and sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we touch...
Dylan (to Meredith): I had a good life. I helped when I could, and when that shell went off in my hands, I completed my mission. I saved you.
Meredith: You know, when you came into the ER that night, you were so brave, so strong.
Bonnie: I was in shock, and you guys doped me up! And you know what? In retrospect, what happened to me really sucked! I was young and beautiful and in love. I was getting married in four months, and then I was dying! And here you are, all happy and perky to be dead!
Richard (to Ellis): You've been gone a long time. And I know you think you died when the Alzheimer's started. I know it's a relief to you. I know. but it doesn't feel like a relief to me. I'm not relieved. I miss the sound of your voice. I miss talking to you. I miss you. I dyed my hair. For the ladies.
Cristina: Did you just say something, did you just speak? (Meredith mumbles something) Ooh, okay, Mer. I -- I don't understand you. Try -- try again for me okay? (goes to commercial) What? I can't -- please, please don't be -- Your brain works, okay, so all you need to do is form a word. Please. (a tear rolls down her cheek)
Meredith: Ouch. (slowly opens her eyes)
Cristina (over joyed): Oh, god. Oh. Hi. I'm getting married to Burke. Not that that should be anywhere on your list of thoughts right now but just in case you slip in the hallway or -- You are the one person that I wanted to tell. Thank you for not dying.
Bailey (to Meredith): You cannot give up. Do you understand me? Do you know how much time, effort, energy, and -- and resources, and -- and drugs... you cannot give up!
Richard: So she's warm...
Richard: ...and dead.
Bailey: It's been over an hour... We should prepare for the possiblity that---
Richard: Look, she is young, she is healthy. Her temp is going up and it's going to keep going up. And her heart will start again, that's the only possiblity that I'm prepared for.
Cristina: Prepare ourselves? That's what we tell the families before we call time of death.
Izzie: She's gonna be okay.
George: Sometimes you're wrong.
Cristina: Uh-uh. No.
Cristina: I'm not doing this. (walks away)
Izzie: Cristina. She's gonna survive this. She's gonna survive this. She's gonna survive this. She's gonna survive this...
Bailey: Chief, I know the hypothermia is protected to her vital organs but... How much longer do you think we can go on like this?
Chief: I've seen people last up to four hours.
Bailey: Yeah, but...
Chief: No, this is not-- This is Ellis Grey's little girl. This is my--
Burke: We're all on the same side here, Chief.
Chief: Her body temp is at 86 degrees she is not dead until she is warm and dead. We need to warm her up to 98.6 and start her heart.
Meredith: Well, I don't wanna be here. I wanna go back.
Bonnie: We were told there wasn't a lot of time.
Meredith: I'm out of time?!
Liz: Well, we're not sure, baby.
Meredith: Oh! I can't -- I want - I - I had - I had intimacy issues.
Meredith: Do you know how stupid that seems now? (starting to cry harder)
Denny: Yeah, I do.
Meredith (still crying heavily): It's not enough, it's not enough - just a whiff of Derek, or just - or Cristina. I need to go back! Please! I can't - I can't - (breathes and cries so hysterically she can no longer speak)
Derek: It´s my fault.
Addison: Don't ...
Derek: See I knew what was going on and I wasn't there for her.
Addison: You were human.
Derek: She was pulling away from me and I was just ... and I was ... I (shakes head) it´s just ...
Addison: You think she went in the water on purpose?
Derek: She knows how to swim. She's a good swimmer. (fighting back tears)
Addison: Derek. You don´t know that she's ... (puts hands on Derek's face) you do not get to break down. You do not get to fall apart. Not when there's still a chance and there is still a chance Derek. Okay?
Addison (gets paged): Okay. (walks away)
(Addison looking in at Meredith and Derek)
Mark: So, she's okay?
Addison: Yeah. We never had that. He never felt that way about me.
Mark: I did.
Addison (starts walking away): You know, sometimes I think what a waste it is to throw away all that history.
Mark: I'm flawed and I'm a... a wreck, but you, it wasn't a game.
Addison: 60 days. Go 60 days with no sex, no other women. 60 days cold turkey and maybe I'll believe you.
Mark: So I only have sex with you?
Addison: No. No sex with anyone. Grow up, Mark. Find another way to scratch the itch.
Mark: Say I do, you'll give us another try? A real try, the couple thing, no sneaking around, no booty calls.
Addison: If you make it. Yes.
Mark: Okay. We're on. Oh, and Addison, if I'm not having sex, neither are you.
Addison: Who would I possibly be having sex with? (shows Alex)
Izzie: Any Change?
Izzie: George, come on. We can't do this today. Not today!
George: What the hell did you say to my wife?
Izzie: I didn't say anything. We both...
George: I saw her face. I saw her face. She didn't say anything, but why, why would you pick now to throw down?
Izzie: I didn't. I can't lie about how I feel.
George: Actually you can! You can! People lie all the time. They hold their tongues and they wait. You should hold your tongue because if I'm not making a mistake you're gonna look like a jerk. And if I am, I'm going to need you. I need you and you keep taking that away. (George walks away)
Denny: Meredith... (aside to Dylan) She's freaking out.
Dylan: She's not freaking out.
Denny: People tend to freak out.
Dylan: Trust me, she's fine.
Denny: Oh, okay Mr. I've-Been-Dead-Longer-and-Knows-Every-Thing.
Dylan: You know that's why I don't like to be here with you because you don't assess the situation, you just dive right in.
Denny: Oh, I'm not the one who got himself all blown up.
Dylan: Alright, you wanna do this now or do you wanna do this later?
Denny: Oh, I.. I wanna do this -
Dylan: You wanna do this now?
Denny: I will kick your ass any time. I'm the one with the fresh heart.
Dylan: Oh, you're gonna kick my ass?
Denny: What happened in that water?
Meredith: I swam, I fought.
Denny: No, you didn't, and you can't stay here, Meredith.
Meredith: I don't want to!
Denny: Yeah, you do. It's easier, but you can't. Because George's Dad died, because Izzie lost me, and Cristina, when she was nine she was in a car accident with her Father and he bled out right in front of her while they waited for an ambulance to arrive, and Alex...
Denny: They are barely breathing, this will break them, and none of them deserves that. And this, this is the big one, so you pay attention. Do you know what kind of miracle it is that Derek is who he is? Do you know how rare it is that someone like him even exists? He's still an optimist. He still believes in true love and magic and soul mates. He's waiting for you, and if you don't come back from this ... you will change who he is.
Burke: There's no change. Thought you should know.
Cristina: No kidding.
Burke: You know, some do come back from this.
Cristina: You know what? I'm not a civilian. I know the science here. It's drinking time.
Burke: Not yet. You have a responsibility to Meredith.
Cristina: No. Uh Uh. I don't do this stuff. You should know. I don't go great lengths.
Burke: Well, you were there for me.
Cristina: After. After I knew you were going to make it. Hey, I'm not proud. Okay, I just... I can't. I can't go back there. I can't. I can't go back there and watch her.
Burke: Listen to me. This is about you and the woman you call your person. And you do know the science here. And if she dies, and you are sitting here when that happens, I can't see you coming back from that. Come and say goodbye to your friend.
Derek (to Ellis): You broke her. You called her ordinary. You told her time and time again that nothing she does ever is good enough. Every good thing Meredith is, happened despite you. She may not survive this. Thats on you. That is on you!
Callie: What are those for?
Izzie: Meredith is AB.
Callie: She's been down a long time, but she's strong, we shouldn't give up.
Izzie: I wasn't planning to... but thanks.
Callie: Okay. Is this stress related or am I doing something specific to piss you off cause believe me we need to pull together.
Izzie: Not we.
Izzie: You keep going on like we need to do this for Meredith and how strong Meredith is like you know her.
Callie: I do know her.
Izzie: No, George, Cristina, and me... we know her. We're her family, we were here long before you and George started fooling around.
Callie: Hey, he is my husband.
Izzie: Stop saying that like it means something, it's a piece of paper you act like it gives you history or...
Callie: Okay, enough, enough. I will not be run off. I am here, George wants me here. If you can accept that, that I love him too. Then maybe, I don't know, we could be friends. Or you can keep on the way you are and be that person that George used to know.
Izzie: You don't get to decide that, George decides.
Callie: Oh, I know what George will decide and if I were you I would think long and hard because you can't afford to loose another friend especially when the people around you keep...
Izzie: Keep dropping like flies? Is that what you were about to say? (walks away)
Jane Doe: Is it really bad? You look... am I gonna...?
Alex: No, no, no. It's just, uh, a friend, she was in the accident too.
Jane Doe: I'm sorry.
Alex: Yeah, yeah. Things are tough all over.
Meredith (opening voiceover): There are medical miracles. Being worshipers at the alter of silence we don't like to believe miracles exist, but they do. Things happen, we can't explain them, we can't control them, but they do happen. Miracles do happen in medicine. They happen everyday, just not always when we need them to happen.
Alex: Meredith always makes me think, I don't know, screwed-up people have a chance.
Meredith: You think that I wanna be here? I swam. I fought, hard. The water was cold.
Denny: Alright, but that thing in the tub, what was that?
Meredith: That wasn't anything. It -- You seen me in the tub?
Denny: I don't watch women in the tub... I wish I could watch women -- (sighs) We know things, okay?
Liz: You had to think about, no daughter of Ellis Grey --
Meredith: This is so not an Ellis Grey thing.
Denny: Ah. This is a Derek thing.
Meredith: I would never...
Bonnie: You would. I know that crappy things have happened to you but how can you be a surgeon and have so little respect for life?
Meredith: I was swimming. I was fighting. And then I thought, just for a second, I thought 'What's the point?' And then I let go. I stopped fighting. Don't tell anybody.
Cristina (drunk): Do you use moisturizer? Here, take this. (hands Joe moisturizer) Keep it behind the bar. (Joe smells it)
Joe: Woah, what is this? It smells like something burning.
Cristina: It's gingerbread.
Cristina: You're not getting this, are you? Okay, this is 99 cents. You can buy anything for 99 cents. Oh. (leans down and picks up plastic chair) It's small, it's tiny size, it has cat type picture on it but it is a chair. For 99 cents you can buy furniture. That is America, man.
Joe: That's Taiwan man. You know, this ferry thing's pretty bad. Don't you think you should be...
Cristina: I am coping. Okay. I'm coping. So uh, shut up, and look at all my crap!
Izzie: I let you down. And I get it if you don't trust me right now. But please George, it's me, it's us. Please.
Meredith: You see her?
Denny: No. Sometimes we'll be in the same place at exactly the same time and I can almost hear her voice, until I come touching her. I like to believe she knows I'm there. That's all you get. That's it. Moments with the people you love. And they'll move on, and you want them to move on. And still, Meredith, that's all you get--moments.
Meredith: Is this really happening?
Denny: I don't know, this is your after life, not mine.
Cristina: Try again. (screams) Try again!
Bailey (sighs): One more round of ACLS drugs.
Richard: One more.
Dylan: Meredith. This is not your brain on drugs. This is death. You are dead. You are really freaking dead. You're dirt nap dead. No more 'you' dead.
Denny: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Way too harsh. Remember, we were gonna take it easy? That was not easy. (pauses) Meredith, you drowned in Elliot Bay, you remember that?
Meredith: Yeah. That sucked. (Meredith continues to play with Doc)
Dylan: Oh, this is gonna take awhile.
Denny: We don't have awhile. She's runnin' outta time.
Ellis: You shouldn't be here.
Meredith: Neither should you.
Ellis: Just keep going. Don't be a dam. (hugs Meredith) You are -- You are anything but ordinary, Meredith.
Czech Republic: Zázrak (Miracle)
Germany: Tot (Dead)
Original International Air Dates:
The Netherlands: April 30, 2007 on Net Italy: May 28, 2007 on Foxlife
Brazil: May 28, 2007 on Sony Entertainment Television
Argentina: May 29, 2007 on Sony Entertainment Television
New Zealand, May 31st, 2007 on TV2
France: June 26, 2007 on TF1
Switzerland: July 2, 2007 on SF 2
Israel: July 2, 2007 on Yes Stars 1
Great Britain: September 6, 2007 on Livingtv
Ireland: September 25, on RTE Two
Germany: October 10, 2007 on Pro7
Norway: December 4, 2007 on TV2 Finland: December 26, 2007 on Nelonen
Croatia: January 14, 2008 on NOVA TV
Poland: January 22, 2008 on Polsat
Czech Republic: March 9, 2008 on Prima
Romania: May 13, 2008 on TVR1
Music Featured In This Episode:
1. Timeless by Kate Havnevik
2. Sleep Don't Weep by Damien Rice
3. Swans by Unkle Bob
4. The Lake by Aqualung
5. By My Side by Ben Harper
6. World Waits for You by Son Volt
Episode Title: Some Kind of Miracle
The episode's title is a reference to the song Some Kind of Miracle by Terry Oldfield. It is also a song by Kelly Clarkson.
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