Grey's Anatomy

Season 2 Episode 7

Something to Talk About

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 2005 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When the nurse Debbie puts all the charts on the table for Cristina, the exploding diarrhea chart disappears/appears between shots.

  • Quotes

    • (Alex wheels Nicole up to the lunch table)
      Nicole: Hi ... I'm Alex's charity case.
      Cristina: I like her already.
      George: Are you volunteering?
      Alex: Don't ask.
      Izzie: Why? It's not like we can read your mind. It's not like we have any idea what's going on in your tiny, tiny, tiny little brain.
      Cristina: She has a point. (her pager goes off) I am hungry! (frustrated, she gets up and leaves)
      Nicole: So this is cool. A real live lunchtime. In a real cafeteria with trays and friends.
      Izzie: We're not his friends.
      George: Don't they have a cafeteria at your school?
      Nicole: I'm home schooled by my parents.
      Alex: That explains a lot.
      Nicole: So are you guys the cool kids around here or something?
      Meredith: What would make you think that?
      Nicole: It seems like everyone is talking about you.

    • George: Pregnant guy? You had a pregnant guy and didn't tell me?
      Izzie: Well, we can get you floor space in the O.R for 50 bucks. (Cristina laughs)
      Meredith: You're selling tickets and we don't even know what's wrong with him.
      Cristina: Whatever he's got inside has got to come out. We're just brokering a few deals.
      Izzie: Sort of like backstage passes. Want in on the cash?
      Meredith: No.
      George: I didn't need a pregnant guy! I was Burke's new go to guy. (to Cristina) But that's over thanks to you. He didn't know that I knew about you two.
      Cristina: Stop talking.

    • Addison: He wants me to move here, Richard. To pick up everything and move!
      Richard: Don't stay for him, Addison. Stay for me. Stay for yourself.
      Addison: Richard... I...
      Richard: In Seattle you can be front page news. With your reputation and the money I'm willing to put in promoting you. Seattle Grace will become one of the foremost neonatal hospitals west of Manhattan.
      Addison (smiles): You're serious.
      Richard: I'm ready to put my money where my mouth is.

    • Cristina: I am the best intern you've got. And you are wasting me on puke and boils, and I get it, I even deserve it, but please, you can't keep me away from this surgery. I earned this surgery. I stole this surgery. Bailey: What are you talking about, Yang? Cristina: You. Punishing me. (Bailey raises her eyebrows at her as if to say what are you on about) You have no idea what I�m talking about do you? (Bailey just looks at her) Well then like who has been paging me all day? The nurses have been on me non-stop. Debbie (from nurses station): A little bit of respect and you could have saved yourself a very long day Dr. Yang. Bailey (smiles): Pissing off the nurses? ... Stupid.

    • Nicole: I don't like you.
      Alex: Yeah, you do.
      Nicole: Jerk.
      Alex: Motor mouth.
      Nicole: Babysitter.
      Alex: Two-wheeler.
      Nicole (laughs): Now that's just politically incorrect.

    • Meredith: Okay where's his chart? (Cristina & Izzie look at each other) Don't tell me you don't have his chart. You steal a patient and you don't take the chart.
      Cristina: That was your job.
      Izzie: Yeah, I was on lookout.

    • Meredith: What is going on?
      Izzie: We found a case.
      Meredith: You stole a case.
      Cristina: Borrowed from psych. Okay the prelims on this thing is totally unprecedent.
      Izzie (smiles): And we found it.
      Meredith: Stole it.
      Cristina: Found. Stole. Hijacked. Whatever. Okay, Meredith behind this door is the coolest medical mystery I've ever seen. (now outside the patient's room) Now you can either walk away guilt free ... or walk through this door, risk your place in the program which could possibly lead to spending the rest of your life serving fries and medical helping. (Meredith gives her a look. Izzie looks excited) So are you in?
      Meredith: Hell, yeah.

    • Bailey: Where's Karev?
      Izzie: Probably off somewhere, not kissing somebody.

    • Therapist: What do you ah, need to make this marriage work?
      Derek: I need her to move to Seattle.
      Addison: That's just ah...
      Therapist: Addison, what do you need?
      Addison: You want me to pick up my entire practice and move here, fine! I want you to give up your girlfriend.
      Derek: I did give up my girlfriend. Okay you wanted me to take you back, I took you back here in Seattle.
      Addison: See? Once again, it's all about what he wants.
      Derek: Okay, she's not listening to me. I'm not gonna move back to Manhattan. I'm not the same person you're used to.
      Addison (interrupts): I know you're a flannel wearing, wood chopping fisherman. I get it!
      Derek: Oh, that's just great. I'm not gonna talk to her anymore if she's gonna behave like this.
      Addison: Fine!

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): Communication. It's the first thing we really learn in life. Funny thing is, once we grow up, learn our words and really start talking the harder it becomes to know what to say. Or how to ask for what we really need.

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): At the end of the day, there are some things you just can't help but talk about. Some things we just don't want to hear, and some things we say because we can't be silent any longer. Some things are more than what you say, they're what you do. Some things you say because there's no other choice. Some things you keep to yourself. And not too often, but every now and then, some things simply speak for themselves.

    • George: We have to do something. Meredith has become like an exhibit like...hey... like a zoo that rare panda that everyone stares at.
      Izzie: Please don't say that to her face. I think that panda died alone. (Cristina laughs)
      George: This just could just as easily be you, if people knew about you and (he mouths silently) Burke.
      Cristina: You take that back.
      George: No. I'm just saying we should do something to cheer her up.
      Izzie: Don't worry about it.
      Cristina: It's under control.
      George: Wait, what do you guys have going on?
      Izzie and Cristina: Nothing!

    • Mr. Griswald (after Burke and George explain what happened to his wife): So, that it isn't it, her heart caught on fire in the middle of her fifth open heart operation and she survived. (laughing hysterically) Wow, well she's like some, some mythical monster she's never gonna die.

    • Nicole: Alex, would you kiss me?
      Alex: What?
      Nicole: I know you're a doctor, I'm your patient and it's against the rules, but I would never tell anyone.
      Alex: For a kiss to be really good you want it to mean something. You want it be with someone you can't get out of your head so that when your lips finally touch you feel it everywhere. A kiss so hot, so deep you never wanna come up for air. You can't cheat your first kiss, Nicole. Trust me you don't want to, 'cause when you find the right person to first kiss it's everything.

    • Alex: Hey Izzie! -- Izzie! … Hey dollface! -- Oh I was gonna ask you a favor since you know maybe you're better with people than I am …
      Izzie: No.
      Alex: But you haven't even heard what …
      Izzie: No! No. You're like a broken record. God. You're only ever nice or friendly or anything when it's convenient for you. So no to your favor. No to you. No.
      Alex: What's up with you?
      Izzie: I put on a dress! I did my hair! I had one night off in 2 weeks and I used it on you. And what do I get? Nothing. No respect. No apology. You couldn't even be bothered to … kiss me goodnight. You know what you're a coward and you're just as shallow as you seem. So I am done trying to be your friend or whatever. I'm over it.

    • Joe: She yelled at you?
      Izzie: Yeah, but we probably deserved it. We sold 485 dollars worth of tickets for the surgery.
      Cristina: Yeah.
      Izzie: Did you sell more?
      Cristina (pulls money out of her back pocket): Oh, yeah!

    • (About Meredith)
      Bailey: Turn around, walk away.
      Derek: From what?
      Bailey: From my intern.
      Derek: But I wasn't--
      Bailey: Yes, you were. Look, look, look, you can't do this, you don't have the right. Not anymore.
      Derek: I just wanna find out if she's okay.
      Bailey: She's not. She's a human traffic accident and everybody is slowing down to look at the wreckage. She's doing the best she can with what she has left. Look I know you can't see this because you're in it. But you can't help her now, it'll only make it worse. Now walk away and leave her to mend.

    • (On top of a roof)
      Derek: You know, when you said you found a lunch spot with a view I knew I should have taken you literally.
      Addison: I found it in the Best of Seattle guide. It's hardly brown bagging on top of the Empire State Building, but they do have these cute little view finders.
      Derek: You always find something to complain about.
      Addison: Okay, is there anything that you like about me anymore? Because if there is I really need to know.
      Derek: Well, I like that you like cute little view finders in every city that you live in.
      Addison: I don't live here yet. (pause) You gonna stop talking to Meredith?
      Derek: I will.
      Addison: When? Today? Tomorrow? Next week?
      Derek: Maybe I'm not ready yet.
      Addison: Are you ever gonna be ready, Derek?
      Derek: What if I say "no"?
      Addison: Then I'm not moving here.
      Derek: Well, I guess we're at an impass then.

    • (Looking at the "pregnant guy", Shane, a nurse comes in)
      Nurse: This room is supposed to be unoccupied, who's patient is this?
      Izzie & Cristina: Hers.

    • Cristina: So hey, after rounds, we have something to show you.
      Izzie: Mere? Meredith? Can you hear us?
      Cristina: She's not deaf.
      Izzie: Well, she looks weird.
      Cristina: Well, what do you expect? She's gone mental.
      Izzie: Meredith have you gone mental?
      Meredith: I have not gone mental.
      Cristina: See? She's fine.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Sweden: May 16, 2006 on Kanal 5
      Bulgaria: June 28, 2006 on bTV
      Finland: December 20, 2006 on Nelonen
      Italy: March 02, 2007 on Italia 1
      Romania: April 24, 2007 on TVR1

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Better Off Dead by The Faders plays when the other interns are talking about Meredith in the locker room,
      2. Chewing Gum by Annie plays when the interns are eating lunch,
      3. Since You've Been Around by Rosie Thomas plays when Addison and Derek meet up for lunch,
      4. Other Side Of The World by KT Tunstall plays when Bailey stops Derek from talking to Meredith,
      5. Get Through by Mark Joseph plays when Burke and Cristina talk before he goes to the Chief.

    • In this episode, Kate Walsh (Dr. Addison Montgomery Shepherd) is changed from a guest star to a series regular.

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: Something to Talk About

      This is the title of songs sung by Bonnie Raitt and Badly Drawn Boy, about two people getting together after there are rumors about them being a couple.