Grey's Anatomy

Season 8 Episode 18

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 05, 2012 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • Therapist: It'll be weird at first, believe me you'll feel like an idiot. But the words can give you closure and strength. So I want you each later to find a private moment and just say the words aloud-- I am a widow. Gretchen?
      Gretchen: It was just so sudden. Jason was fine, and then one day they said he had some blockages, minor congestive heart failure and then he died, and I--
      Teddy (laughing): I'm-- I'm sorry. But blockages with congestive heart failure? I mean, do you want to know what that really means? Your husband's arteries were clogged. I mean, he probably was lucky he lasted as long as he did, because his heart was working overtime to pump enough blood to his brain, let alone the rest of his body, which ate away the heart muscle til the ventricular wall was paper thin and barely contracting. Because just to be clear, there is no such thing as minor congestive heart failure. A patient with symptoms that severe? They're-- They're a dead man walking.