Grey's Anatomy (2005–…): Season 17, Episode 6 - No Time for Despair - full transcript

Grey Sloan Memorial faces new pressures as Seattle Pres is overloaded, and Grey Sloan Memorial is now on surge capacity protocol. Meanwhile, Owen and Amelia are faced with one of the most controversial surgeries of their careers.

Little by.

One of virus finds its
way into our bodies using.

We showed our immune system
unleashes an attack in the.

It puts up a good fight
and then stands down saying.

Or at least that's what
it's supposed to do, my.

But I don't.

That's what they do.

Sometimes the system works so hard that it
goes completely off the rails saying something,

immune cells start attacking healthy tissue, they
flood the lungs, clot the blood vessels

to leach and shut down organs.

Our own body wreaks havoc on itself.

It's called the cytokine storm.

And it takes a miracle to stop it.

Ok, better lung sounds than yesterday, and
your inflammatory markers are decreasing, but

how do you feel? Like I've been
asleep for a week or a month.

It's like that, whether you have it or not.

You've been mostly asleep for eight days.

How are the kids?

Have they been a lot? Be honest.

This week Ellis is leaving
dishes all over the house.

Bailey is mad that he can't fly.

And Zola's his teacher has asked that.

So let's stop correcting her.

When can I leave?

Your oxygen requirements are decreasing, so if
they continue in that direction, we could

probably discharge you within a week.

I'll be back in an hour to run another.

Ok, I get depressed nutritionist, because although
I didn't allow anyone to get hurt.

Hush, sweetie, you are brave.

You are a hero. Rescue someone to do
herself and her friend from a fire.

That's incredible. By starting a fire, some animal,
kidnap them and lock them up in his

house. It was the only
way they could get out.

Oh, my God. That's. Oh, my God, Jada
Williams, smoke inhalation, second degree burns the

left hand, Jada. Are you OK?

Where's your mother? You arrested her.

Why would they? Montgomery, from 19, said there
was an altercation with police at the

scene. Obviously, some mix ups.

Ok, it's a mistake.

They let her out. Where's your father?

Did your mother call? You went
to see my grandma, Nevada.

She would stop going on public maps.

OK, we'll figure it out.

We'll get her chest x ray and pageview to
come and have a look at this, huh?

We have a date and then forgot about it.

Awake, but really, that's incredible.

We wander off of high flow to her.

O2 is eighty eight.

She even laughed.

She's like a little crazy, but it's
just been so dark around here.

Here you. But you still signing on my end?

Oh. Where are you?

I'm in my car in a grocery store parking lot.

Oh, my God, there is
another woman, isn't there?

You know, I hate for you to find out this
way, but I'm just not cut out for the whole

long distance thing. Yeah, well, it
was nice while it lasted.

I'm so happy about Meredith, truly.

Oh, let me go by my ex.

Couldn't even arousals uneventful, but Miss Fisher
complained of a tenderness around the

incision. OK, I'll check on her
as soon as I can.

Oh, I know you've taken
on some of egregious cases.

And now with Baby's mother passing the
buck, I'm asking a lot of you.

Oh, she's awake now, but she
still needs time to recover.

Right. Just wishful thinking.

Sir, when you have a minute, I was wondering
if I could talk to you about something that

I am considering career wise.

Oh, damn it.

Well, it doesn't have to be. Now, I'm
sure that you are dying to go home.

No one's leaving here tonight.

Here's what no Magpie, you said you hate
my nicknames, which only seem to increase your

pleasure in using them.

All right, deep breath.

All right, still diminished, but decent, who
slept with the happy stick, Meredith's

awake. Oh, maybe I won't die alone and forgot
I'm basing my chances of beating a single

gray, pulling through.

She's a lot feistier and younger.

I'm going to come check on you in an hour.

Try to get some rest.
I literally have no choice.

They know any good jokes.

Hey, great news about Meredith.

Yeah, great.

Listen up, Seattle Press has reached capacity,
which means we should expect to receive

about twice the patients per day,
we are activating surge capacity protocol.

Hey, I'm not happy about it either.

We need to double up on every room we can.

We are converting this cafeteria
to covid overflow tonight.

We need all available
hands, including Resinous.

You will now take care of covid patients.

So call home, make arrangements,
check your inboxes for assignments.

Thank you. I didn't get an email
because you're not supposed to be here.

You should be at home. I'm not exposing my
kids to commit the week they lost the grandma

thing. Go to a hotel.

You told me you couldn't leave this place
when it needed to, but neither can I.

Patient transfer.

Bailey, if you need to leave to buy one.

We want to do a chest X-ray to make
sure the smoke didn't damage your lungs, OK?

Shouldn't take long. You don't have to do the
same for you to just finish this hand for

it. First, on the venting to get
out fire made it really hot soup.

No, no. It sounds more cheerful than the.

This is Jada's father.

Can they talk? Yes, I'm almost done here.

I'm so sorry, Daddy.

I'm so sorry. We didn't mean to do
anything that they weren't the mother completely

arrested. I can nothing yet, but we
need to get them transferred upstairs.

We've only just gotten them anywhere
near the bringing the kidnapper here.

And Montgomery said that he is belligerent,
absolutely not bringing them to this

hospital. He was against it, as you are.

But she had to close the doors
and he has to go somewhere.

Ok, so that's an incredible must be able to
do those in your sleep by now sleeplessly

getting I've been getting sleep.

How are my patients doing?

OK, Randall Thompson and Patel,
they were all discharged.

They recovered. Walker did his
son get to see him?

At least he barely made it in time, but yeah.

I wish I could help.

It's any consolation, been working
here every single day.

I don't really feel like
I'm much help either.

Ok, I really hate to go, but I'll go.

It's OK. Hey, it's really
good to hear your voice.

Fire marshal says no more than 30 beds
and supply brought down the police officers yet,

yes, they're being delivered as we speak, and
we got an additional four high flows.

How we ask the patients who are using them.

Helm, you have just put the monitor in the
wrong place and now we're going to have wires

and cords running along the patient's bed, which
has created a hazard not only for a

seriously ill patient, but
also for the staff.

I'm sorry, I didn't realize this.

You didn't realize that you put the medical
waste bin too far away from the hand

sanitizer dispenser.

So if I'm examining a patient, that means that I
have to cross the room to dispose of the

medical supplies, recross the room, sanitize my
hands, which means you have doubled my

exposure time and wasted my time.

So fix this station and
fix the other three stations.

Actually, you know what? Find someone else to do
it because you have just proven why we

haven't let residents actually do anything.

Dr. Altman, can I help you then?

I said Dr. Helm upstairs to help out
on the carpet floor is asking for reinforcements.

I don't care.

Time of death to 13.

I don't even know his whole name.

Do you want to his wife calling every day
she talks to your wife on the speakerphone.

I don't speak Spanish.

I could hear kids playing maybe grandkid's.

You can hear his wife crying and then she
would force the laugh, sometimes his eyes roll

and then he would force a smile,
you know what she would force left.

She was trying to take care
of her through the phone.

His first name is Hector.

And yes, I'd like to know his
last name for my parents, please.

Martinez Pectore Martinez.

Is Grace still awake? Yes.

Is she still awake?

All right.

All right, we got the girls upstairs.

The coast is clear down
here for Satan's arrival.

Do they know what this guy was doing?

Seemed like a serial killer in a pandemic.

Sex trafficking is more likely.

The house they burned down could have
been a way station or the destination.

I don't want to allow.

Forty five year old male involved in a house
fire, smoke inhalation burns to the left arm.

Vitals are still the victims are safe.

Montgomery and the girls who
broke into my house.

So far of burned alive in their house, human
garbage hit these cuffs off me and my lawyer.

Now, he's also going to
say good luck to somebody.

Foreign security, get him to be one.

Ma'am, what happened to the guy who
just came out of the ambulance?

You can't be out here without a mask.

OK, thank you very much.

I just I'm a little out of it.

I just was mugged and the guy he shot
me, took my purse and I hit my head.

I think some people would
behave better in a pandemic.

Come for me, I'll get you checked out.

So I made a few calls and my
attorney is looking into your mother's address.

We should know more pretty soon.

Ok, I know it may not sound
like it, but you're safe here.

You are OK. We are going to
get your mother out of there.

She didn't do anything wrong.

She was just scared trying to protect us.

It never should have been the stranger.

It was so dumb. He's the
bad guy here, not you.

You're 13 years old.

You should be allowed to make
a few mistakes and survive them.

That's kind of what growing up is all about.

When I was 15 years old, took my mother's
car, didn't have a driver's license yet, picked

up my is driving around trying to show off,
spin the tires, you know, burn rubber cord, a

patch of ice crash sideways.

Could have killed everyone because
I did something stupid.

Still ended up being a doctor.

You made a mistake. You learn from it.

Right. But that guy did.

And it was no mistake
you did that on purpose.

So he's the one that we're mad at.

Gonna be mad at somebody.

Mad at him, not yourself.

At least loosen these damn things, you would calm
down and stop moving, it may not bother

you so much, it would help
me to work in your arms.

They burned down my house and I got arrested.

Would you be calm? I don't believe them, sir.

Not only do I believe them, but
I'm amazed that they're resourceful, powerful, brilliant.

You know, my own sister was
taken hostage by scumbags like you.

She was held for 10 years.

These girls, they got themselves out in one
night and risked their lives to do it.

Now it is my job to repair your lungs and
your skin, and I need your cooperation to do

that. But your life, Bob.

Your life will be spent
behind bars, your soul.

There is nothing anyone can do
to that you the devil's barbecue.

So get used to the smell of burning flesh.

Oh, give me another doctor.

I want another doctor.

I've been through enough with the half.

Kate, dramatic move by.

Those Carla's chocolate and have on standby.

Thank you, sustain any serious injuries were
for strong convergence going on in there.

Let's get ready to move on.
You don't want to know.

Anything else hurting you, the soreness?

Someone from his slurred speech
and vocal deficits, possible stroboscope.

After all, ready and alone for months, I'm
not used to all this activity tonight.

Where is your restaurant? It's
just around the corner.

You can go. You got you, too, huh?

Like an 18 wheeler on a sheet of ice.

But I. I just wanted to see for myself
that it's possible to beat this thing, almost beat

it. You know how many
rules you're breaking right now?

I really just wanted to be in
a room where no one was dying.

Everyone's time.

Oh, tell if you don't.

A guy. I didn't mean for them to
page you if you need to be there.

I want to be wherever I
can help and save lives.

So it is your lucky day.

Well, slurred speech, slight droop in the face,
left sided weakness in the arms and legs.

He was also just arrested for
kidnapping two teenage girls, possibly trafficking.

I'm not sure that this is
the life you're looking to save.

I already said a few things to
this guy that could get me fired.

Man, I guess I am his best chance of
living long enough that he will rot in prison.

Silver lining. Executive stroke.

Let's start all to play that character.

Bailey, Abrams and Richard Synesthetic, and I
want to weigh in layman's big results.

Make sure she's stable. Deluca,
can you get Mr.

Franklin said. Dr.

Bailey. My mom died in that
room last night, I just knew.

Dr. Bailey, your superhuman, you know that, right,
you've got an ability to cut through

crap unlike anyone I've ever seen.

You're a world class surgeon
and an even better boss.

So please don't mistake this as
disrespect when I say go away.

At the very least, go to your office and
scream, break something I don't know, just take

more than a minute. Because, yes, even superhumans
need more than a minute to grieve the

loss of the person that
made them who they are.

Floro. He's got a cot
in his middle cerebral artery.

The girls he hurt, OK.

Ok, if they can be.

I hope so, but I can't imagine the world
always this messed up and we just didn't pay

attention because we didn't have kids yet.

I notice more now on a hug scout and
never let go after drenching myself and sanitizer.

I can't even go home to hug once in a while.

You're staying at my mom's and I
see them on a video chat.

It was a special kind
of torture of sensory deprivation.

I just oh, I just want
to smell them and hold them.

Oh, we still have a
pandemic to keep me occupied.

Stark now and all this started, I treated it like
it was a war, like we were all in this

together. We're not in this together.

Not even close. Some of us are
risking our lives, missing our family, sacrificing

everything. And why so other people can just
keep finding ways to hurt each other and

kidnapping teenagers during a pandemic.

Don't even get me started. And all
those people who are partying without masks.

When you said those things in the
wrong order, I'm not so sure.

The fact is, neurosurgeons are the best lovers
of all the surgeons, it's the attention to

the smallest of details we
know about pleasure centers.

OK, it's been very nice having you stop.

You're welcome to Ortho.

Forget about it. No
finesse, anaesthesiology news.

If this thing ever ends, I am creating a
dating app for women who want to date a

neurosurgeon, and that would be me, but.

You don't realize how addicted you are
to saving lives until you can't.

I realized at. How hilarious is it that
the best and second best surgeons in this

joint caught the plague?

You're not the second best surgeon here.

You might need to buy way.

You thought I put you at number one.

OK, that is that's so sad.

How many Kathryn Fox Awards do you how
many Kathryn Fox have you saved on?

Six more beds, nine more vital monitors,
and we will meet protocol standards.

Work, work, I'll fill up before I
know it, but I guess it's something.

Well, when I said not everyone would
be needed here, I meant it.

If you need to take personal
time, that's a joke, right?

You've been burning the candle at
both ends trying to save marriage.

If you've earned a break marriage.

It doesn't matter, Richard.

I'm saying it's great that she's awake.

But I thought if I if I could if
I could just keep her alive, that meant something.

And now she's awake and nothing has changed.

And we are in a fucking cafeteria.

People used to take breaks in here and
they would eat ice cream and French fries.

And we now we just converted it
so that they would die here instead.

So taking a break won't save anyone.

And I don't have anywhere to go anyway.

And that's on you. And you know, it's on you.

Feeling sorry for yourself
doesn't save lives.

You aren't going to get better until you take the
time to find out why you did what you

did, you blew up your life and profoundly
hurt and humiliated the man that you love.

You need to take inventory, name
your demons, clean up your messes.

You may not be able to get things back the
way they were, but if you honestly look at

yourself. Maybe you won't repeat
the same pattern again.

Ok, I will be.

I just need a minute. I'm sorry, but
you have to keep your mask on.

My daughter, she was taken and
I almost lost her forever.

We got I heard about that.

I can only imagine what you must be feeling.

You know, I spend my whole day just trying
to get to the end of it, still standing.

And there's always something.

But I find ways to deal with the somethings.

I try to get ahead of them.
But you can't get ahead of everything.

It's too much stress. There's too much.

I'm so sorry, but you know what's crazy?

I have to get up and go to work in
the morning and act like nothing happened because we

have to eat and have a roof over our head.

Even in a pandemic, there's no stop.

There's no happy. I need to
get back to my girl.

He's not going to talk, no, he's not.

I know, I know, I just have to figure out how
to get close enough to him to find out what

they already know because he
may have had a stroke.

Well, yes. That is my

guest, this woman for child
trafficking security detained her.

All the way down there, so also, you
know, when they come in, OK, thank you.

That's the one good, you know, workaholic.

Oh, work is all I have that to do.

List of many, many women.

That's not all you have.

He missed the kids so much, it hurts even more
when they say, mom, mom, mom, so many times

I want to change my name to.

Used to be so angry at God for taking David
away, but now I think it's kind of like a

blessing. He has not to feel
this or worry about me.

I have to worry about him.

Yeah, that's B.S.. I'd kill for a
dad, dad, dad, dad, about now.

Just trying to silverline something.

Oh, are you kidding me?

OK, arrest me off.

No, no, no, I did.
A terrible, terrible patient died.

Good luck with your play.

Good luck with yours.

Oh, there she is.

Oh, what's going on?

You were mugged. Don't you
want to make a statement?

Yes, thank you.

Of course it's been a crazy night.

I was walking to my car and I actually
felt something for my OK, and that was.

So both girls are responding with the oxygen as
long as the x x rays are looking good.

I'll be on your way. Oh, I'm so sorry.

No, I was so worried about you.

I'm so scared. Come on.

OK, sweet girl. I'm OK.

Come here. You did this, you've got to
raise money, did this silly language this country

understands. Now, miss as well at.

I don't have better news, I'm sorry.

OK. I will.

Hey, thought you had surgery.

I did, saving a sex traffickers
life, so I needed to mayor.

How did you manage to not stab him in
the skull with a scalpel skin of my teeth?

I easily could have let the catheter slip by
a millimeter, lacerate his artery, or I could

have accidentally let him have a bigger stroke,
landed him in a vegetative state, sitting

in his own filth for decades.

But I didn't because I took an oath.

I saved his life so amazingly well that he
will live far longer than he should until he

dies alone in prison.

I'm so sick of it. I'm so sick of it.

I know it's infuriating how
anyone could kidnap children.

That's not it, Amelia.

That's not it. You're outraged everyone is
outraged that this monster kidnapped these

girls, and that is awful, it's awful.

But what about the monsters that got us here,
the many reasons the black girls are more

vulnerable to being taken in the first place?

I want outrage for that.

I want outrage for the fact that we are
seen as disposable and rarely seen as victims.

But black girls are less likely to be
seen as innocent than white girls, which makes

people think that we don't need protecting.

And it's OK to hypersexual ISIS in the media.

Meanwhile, we are being physically and sexually abused
at horrific rates and not just by

sex traffickers.

There are so many things waiting to rob black
women and girls of our freedom and future

joy. And because none of it has an
evil or obvious face, it just gets ignored.

I know there's a plague that is killing black
people at a rate that should make everyone

outraged if it were killing white people at
the rate that it is killing black people.

You better believe that everyone would be wearing
masks because it would be the damn law.

You're right. And I don't know
how you carry it on.

Skin of my teeth.