Grey's Anatomy

Season 8 Episode 3

Take the Lead

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 2011 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • Meredith: We should have never been together in that OR today.
      Derek: What do you mean?
      Meredith: We're not a team anymore, anywhere. And when we get Zola back, before we get that phone call we need to figure out if we can be one. If we can even be together. So, now is the time to say how you feel.
      Derek: I can't. I'm gonna say things that are uh...
      Meredith: Oh, Derek, just say it. Whatever it is, we can deal with it. I can accept the consequences.
      Derek: Meredith, you have never accepted a consquence in your life. Since the moment you switched over those files you haven't suffered one bit.
      Meredith: That is not--
      Derek: While those around you have lost their jobs and lost their reputations.
      Meredith: And I lost Zola.
      Derek: So did I! Because when you do things, you just dive in and never give damn about how deep the water is and who you land on.
      Meredith: I know that I messed up. But all of this happened before Zola was even in the picture. Don't you think I've changed?
      Derek: I don't think you can change. You stole a baby, Meredith.
      Meredith (sighs): I told you why I did that. What do you need for me to say I'm sorry?
      Derek: I need you to be sorry.
      Meredith: Of course I'm sorry.
      Derek: You did it again today in the OR.
      Meredith: What? I had a successful surgery today.
      Derek: You refused to listen to me.
      Meredith: I didn't listen to you because I didn't need to listen to you. I knew what I was doing and I was right. You just couldn't trust me.
      Derek: Why should I ever trust you? Why should I trust you? You ended my trial, you set back my career, you nearly ended your own, you destroyed Richard's. I have no reason to trust you.
      Meredith: Then why are you with me?
      Derek: Because of that. (points at the post-it) Because I meant that. I promised that I wouldn't run. I promised that I would love you...
      Meredith: ... even when you hate me.
      Derek: Even when I hate you. I'm trying, Meredith. I am trying but you make it so damn hard.
      Meredith: I understand and I don't want you to keep the promise, not if you don't want to. And not if you can't trust me with our daughter.
      Derek: I do. I trust you with Zola.
      Meredith: Well, you just said--
      Derek: That's not what I said! ... I know you took her to protect her. I know you altered the trial for Adele and Richard. You stood in front of a bullet for me. I know why you do all of it. It's what I love about you.
      Meredith: And what you hate about me.
      Derek: Yeah.
      Meredith: So, you can't trust me at work?
      Derek: No, I can't.
      Meredith: Well, that's easy then. So, we just don't work together.
      Derek: So what are you saying?
      Meredith: I'm off your service. That's my consequence. If we wanna stay together, with or without Zola, we just won't work together.

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