Grey's Anatomy

Season 6 Episode 13

State of Love and Trust

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Derek faces his first big challenge as interim chief when Meredith and Bailey's patient awakens mid-surgery and the impending lawsuit threatens the hospital. Alex returns to Pediatrics, where he is tested by Arizona, while Teddy refuses to let Cristina on her service. Meanwhile, Mark continues to ignore a heartbroken Lexie.moreless

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  • Alex works in peds. Boring stuff happens. A kid almost died because of his dumb father. Cristina's butt dies.

    this ep does not even deserve a 1, it should get a 0. it was soooooo boring. I am the most hardcore grey's fan out there, and even i turned it off. That's just how boring it was. It wasn't that funny, unlike most other grey's eps, and it just did not have anything good happen in it. I hate owen so much and cristina and teddy are getting really annoying. I super super super super suggest you skip it unless you plan on falling asleep anytime soon. IT SUCKED. i think i've made my point. do not ever ever ever watch this ep. i dont even get why people think it's so amazing.moreless
  • Derek takes over.

    A very routine episode of Grey's Anatomy tonight that had me asking, "What just happened?" and not because there was a jaw-dropping cliffhanger or shocking ending like this program occasionally has, but because this episode really accomplished nothing.

    I don't want to say Grey's has gotten predictable but did anybody think there wasn't going to be a problem with the kid and the father wasn't going to be wrong? Or that Richard would not go to rehab? And I'm sorry, but Yang having sex and lots of it is not an image my mind is equipped to process. I would have been fine with any other character doing so, but with her, it just seems really weird.moreless
  • I can't wait to see what happens between Lexie and Mark. I hope they will finally be together. But for now I enjoy the drama between them.I would absolutely prefer Lexie to make Mark jealous about what he is losing. :)moreless

    I can't wait to see what happens between Lexie and Mark. I hope they will finally be together. But for now I enjoy the drama between them.I would absolutely prefer Lexie to make Mark jealous about what he is losing.About Karev .... I am very upset he shouldn't sleep with Lexie.She was drunk .. he seduced her very easy and...we know what happened.They would have been a great couple but in the past.He is now with Izzie and she needs a lot of support that she could find at him ...but he only knows to ask for help ...not to give.I belive he forgot what he said to Izzie at the church?! By the way love MerDer !moreless
  • Just great.

    I didn't enjoy the last two episodes (or at least the last one mainly) but as the writers usually do, they come back with mayor drama. And this one had an important amount of Seattle Grace drama!

    It's not necessary to explain in detail the reasons why it was a big episode, because you can tell once you see it. I believe I have to say this though: Sandra Oh once again stole the spotlight. Not only with the comedy ("Don't cry on my ass" was enough), but with the Burke/Owen/Teddy dilema...simply amazing! That woman deserves another award, pronto.

    The Chief & Derek, Mark & Lexie, Alex in PEDS, the pacient who woke up in surgery, it was all very entertainig. And we met Bailey's new love interest, finally!

    Also, I realized that Katherine Heigl is not THAT essential to the show anymore. I used to think that without her it wouldn't be the same, because Izzie was such a good character and one of my favorites, but now I feel she's really done with Grey's. We know she's on maternity leave and that she wants a movie career, so maybe it's time to let her go and not destroy what's left of Dr. Stevens. I could be wrong and Shonda may surprise us, but her plot this year has been a bit dull so far.

    Can't wait for next week!!!moreless
  • Derek's first day as the interim chief goes off to a rough start when he faces a huge lawsuit; Alex defends a stressed-out teenager, to the surprise of Arizona; Lexie must contend with Mark's bitter attitude; Cristina gets an awkward injury.moreless

    The BEST episode in a LONG time. I love this episode so much. Like, omg. Cristina's "Please don't cry on my Butt" was hilarious!!! Wow. I just wish those other Mercy Westers werent hired back. Im sick of all these new characters. Geez lol...well im really excited for next week and the week after - looks like February sweeps will be really good this year! I'm just in love with Grey's again and I am happier than ever because this episode was perhaps one of my all-time favorites!! The drama and comedy was well pitched and the acting by the traumatized patient was superb!!!moreless
Spencer Garrett

Spencer Garrett


Guest Star

Chastity Dotson

Chastity Dotson


Guest Star

Julie Lancaster

Julie Lancaster


Guest Star

Kim Raver

Kim Raver

Teddy Altman

Recurring Role

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Larry Jennings

Recurring Role

Nora Zehetner

Nora Zehetner

Reed Adamson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In the first scene, Derek hangs his tie around his neck. Then, the camera angle changes and Derek is tightening his fully tied tie.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Owen: I'm trying to understand you.
      Cristina: You've been trying to screw me into submission.
      Owen (scoffs): I was not.
      Cristina: You've been trying to screw me into submission. And I let you because the sex was so good, and your ego was hurt.
      Owen: I am trying to understand you. I am trying to know you. I am trying to... love you. And I don't know how. I don't know how, 'cause you don't give me anything.
      Cristina: Oh, so the vent burn was like you branding me? Like I'm chattel?
      Owen: I'm trying! I don't know you. I don't know you 'cause you don't give me anything.
      Cristina: I give you everything.
      Owen: Burke.
      Cristina: What?
      Owen: Burke. Preston Burke. You were engaged. There was almost a wedding. Why didn't that happen?
      Cristina: No, no. I... We're not doing this.
      Owen: See? You give me nothing! Maybe... Maybe I was trying to screw you into submission. Maybe I was trying to... connect. I'll try anything. I'll try anything but you have to give me something back.
      Cristina: Well, Burke is irrelevant.
      Owen: Oh, like I'll be in three years time?
      Cristina: That's not fair.
      Owen: I'm trying to love you. Why won't you let me?
      Cristina: Burke... was... He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me, Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And... that will never happen again. (starts crying)

    • Richard: I can't give them this. Shepherd. Jennings. If I do what they want me to do, it's like saying that they were right. Right about doing this. Right about me.
      Bailey: Saying they were right about what?
      Richard: They want me to say that I'm an alcoholic.
      Bailey: Well, are you an alcoholic?
      Richard: Yes. But if I sign these papers then I have to stop drinking. And go to rehab. And I don't think I'm ready to do that. Drinking, it feels a little like all I have left.
      Bailey: You are better than this. I have seen you be better. Look, the way to win, the way to beat them is to stop fighting them. You go get better. You be the man that I've always known you to be. You be the Chief. .. Be the Chief.

    • Callie: So I was talkin' to Lexie.
      Mark: Why? When? Why are you talking to her?
      Callie: No, she came to me, and actually...
      Mark: Don't do this. You're my friend, not hers. Don't take her side.
      Callie: I'm not picking sides. I'm just saying she made some good points.
      Mark: She dumped me and jumped into bed with Karev. She doesn't get to make good points!
      Callie: Mark don't you think you're being...?
      Mark: What? Mad? Offended? Disgusted?
      Callie: Hypocritical? Sexist? Immature?
      Mark: She dumped me! Not the other way around! She dumped me for wanting to step up and be responsible with my own daughter. You know how big of a step that is for me, and you know how much I wanted to take that step with Lexie. I'm not the one who's immature!

    • Ben: And so you know, I don't read Architectural Digest in the OR. That magazine I read earlier? That was the Journel of Clinical Anesthesia. In case you were wondering.
      Bailey: I wasn't.
      Ben: I acutally don't like the sittin' down part of my job. It's not great for the back, and I like to keep in shape, you know. So I can lift my big buckets of money.
      Bailey: I yell when I'm scared. Some people whimper, or duck, I yell. And when she woke up, it was one of the scariest moments of my lief. So I yelled. And then I yelled some more. It's what I do.
      Ben: Was that an apology?
      Bailey: Closest thing that you're gonna get.

    • Bailey: Dr. Webber was mentoring you, there's no reason why I can't do the same.
      Meredith: Well, the Chief wasn't exactly mentoring me because of my talent.
      Bailey: Richard Webber is not a man who wastes his time on just anybody. The last time he mentored a surgeon, it was me. What you think I don't have talent? (Mer shakes her head)

    • Lexie: Is this a sex injury?
      Cristina: Oh my, God.
      Lexie: It is. I used to have sex injuries with Mark. Mark was really awesome at leaving you with good sex injuries. (starts sobbing)
      Cristina: Please don't cry on my ass.

    • Lexie: Today sucks. Mark sucks.
      Alex: Yang got burns on her girl parts.
      Lexie: Oh, wow.
      Cristina: I do not... They're not on my girl parts.
      Alex: Then they're on her ass. Look how she's walkin'.
      Lexie: How did you get burn marks on your ass?
      Meredith (walks up): You paged?
      Cristina: Oh, Mer! Thank god. Come here. (pulls her over to a bed, she closes the curtain)
      Meredith: What did you...? How...? You have grate marks burned into your ass.
      Cristina: Well, vent marks. But same difference. ... I was busy having sex. Will you please just dress the wound. Owen's being very caveman-like. It's hot, vaguely disturbing, but mostly hot. I- I think he might still be a little upset that I offered him to Teddy. (Alex and Lexie pull back the curtain)
      Meredith & Cristina: Alex!
      Alex: Hot cross buns.
      Lexie: Ooh, that's gonna blister.

    • Ben: The gas man would like an apologize. (hands her test results) Leslie Wilson's cytochrome P450 results. The type she has means she metabolizes anesthetic drugs too fast, way more rapidly than you or me. There's no way we could have known that before surgery.
      Bailey; So this is why she woke up?
      Ben; It is. You don't have to get down on your knees and apologize. But I would like something heartfelt. Something in the neighborhood of, 'You were right and I was rash and kind of mean.' Maybe you could throw in a, 'Turns out you're a hell of a doctor.'

    • Richard: Who the hell do you think you are? Look, you are not my boss, and you are not my chief. You may have stolen my office out from under me--
      Derek: You're in trouble, and I'm trying to help you.
      Richard: I helped you! I didn't get you fired!
      Derek: You got fired the minute you took your first drink!
      Richard: Get out of my face!
      Derek: No. You're not gonna do this. You're not ending your career to get back at me. I did what I had to do, and nothing more.
      Richard; You look me in the eye, and you say that again.
      Derek: I wanted the job. I wanted the job. I admit that. I didn't want to end your career.
      Richard: Well, that part's not up to you, is it? You did what you had to do. But this part is up to me.

    • Lexie (as she continues ripping apart cast padding): I need to talk to you about Mark.
      Callie: Could you not rup those?
      Lexie: He isn't speaking to me. He barely even looks at me. And I know that we broke up, but we still work together and I'm gonna be a plastic surgeon.
      Callie: You're not gonna be a plastic surgeon.
      Lexie: Still. Okay. We're gonna have to see each other every day. I mean, he's best friends with my sister's Post-it husband. I- I don't know what to do.
      Callie: I know. He's not exactly being fair.
      Lexie: No, he's not being fair!
      Callie: Okay, seriously! Go easy on the cast padding.
      Lexie: At least, he could be civil, I had a one night stand, okay. Big deal.
      Callie: Right.
      Lexie: It's not like he didn't sleep with Addison.
      Callie: True. More than once.
      Lexie: What?
      Callie: Hmm? (looks down) Nothing. I didn't say anything.
      Lexie: More than once? More than once?! (storms out)

    • Bailey: That girl is traumatized. So the only thing that we are doing is getting sued. Because of you.
      Ben: Where do you even get off speaking to me like that? You have no idea what went wrong in that OR.
      Bailey: Well, here's what I know. I know that you're new here, I know that you probably still have a chip on your shoulder because your parking space at Mercy West was better and I know that you're an anesthesiologist, which means you make buckets of money logging reasonable hours sitting on your behind and flipping through Architectural Digest while somebody on the other side of the curtain does the real work and gets sued for it. Ben: Excuse me. You have no idea-
      Bailey: I don't know what they did at Mercy West, but here at Seattle Grace, we expect to be able to trust the gas man, trust him to do his job so that we can do ours. We expect the gas man to stay awake at the switch no matter how long and boring a procedure might be. We expect the gas man to stay focused enough to keep the patient unconscious!

    • Bailey (to Derek): You're very chiefly. Lose the tie?
      Derek: What? I like the tie. (Derek takes off the tie)

    • Arizona: Karev, I hear that you're the future of Peds.
      Alex: Excuse me?
      Arizona: Yeah, a little birdie named Bailey whispered it in my ear. And I want you to work with me today so I can see if she's right.
      Alex: What did she say?
      Jackson: That you're the best babysitter in the hospital.
      Alex: Shut up.
      Arizona: You don't think Peds is hardcore? Because you can say that to my face, Avery.
      Jackson: Um, no. No, ma'am.
      Arizona: Uh huh. Don't let the roller skates fool you. Peds is nothing but hardcore.

    • Callie (about Derek): What the hell is wearing?
      Owen: He looks good. Chiefly.
      Cristina: He looks like an undertaker. (Owen laughs)
      Arizona: I promised him we'd clap.

    • Derek (closing voiceover): Hi. I know it's been a long day, and you're all anxious to get home. But I feel like we got off on the wrong foot this morning. I don't expect to win your trust overnight. But I want each of you to know you have mine. Which is why I felt it was important to personally come in here and apologize. I am neither pro nor anti merger. From this point on, everyone has a clean slate. I am not focused on the past. I'm looking to the future to all the promise this hospital has to offer. I plan to honor Richard Webber and his legacy, not undo it, which is why I'm both humbled and honored to be your new Chief of Surgery.

    • Derek (opening voiceover): We ask a lot of our patients. We put them to sleep. Cut them open. Poke around in their brain and guts with sharp instruments. We ask for their blind trust. Irony is, trust is hard for surgeons, because we're trained from day one that we can't trust anyone but ourselves. The only instincts you can count on are your own. The only skills you can count on are your own. Until one day, you leave the classroom and step into the O.R. You're surrounded by others, a team of others. A team that you have to rely on whether you trust them or not.

    • Mark: You know Lexie slept with Alex Karev while I was in L.A dealing with my sick daughter?
      Derek: Well, according to Meredith, you were doing a little more in Los Angeles than just dealing with Little Sloan.
      Mark: She dumped me.
      Derek: Which is why you went back to sleeping with my ex-wife?
      Owen: You slept with his ex-wife?
      Mark: Wait a second. You're remarried. What do you care?
      Derek: I'm just saying the Karev thing is forgivable, considering. (Owen turns his neck and they see a huge hickey on it)
      Owen: What?
      Mark: Is that a hickey?
      Owen: Uh, it's a... It's a birth mark.
      Derek: It is, it's a hickey.
      Owen (laughs): Cristina and I have been... getting along.
      Mark: Well, you two are good together. Not like me and Lexie or... way better than Yang and Burke.
      Derek: Yeah, I never understood those two. They were too... monosyllabic.
      Mark: You know, I made a bet she'd never make it down the aisle. Won 50 bucks.
      Owen: What aisle?
      Mark: Oh, you haven't heard that story? That's a good story.
      Derek: Uh, it's not your story to tell.

  • NOTES (4)