Grey's Anatomy (2005–…): Season 3, Episode 14 - Wishin' and Hopin' - full transcript

A toxic patient wreaks havoc. Meanwhile, Bailey opens the free clinic, but the lack of patients makes Izzie question her investment. Meredith's mother is admitted again, and Cristina makes Burke wait for an answer.

Previously on "Grey's Anatomy"...

- I want Seattle Grace to open a free clinic.
- Why?

I need something to hold on to.

You still need funding.

I have $8 million. The Denny Duquette memorial clinic.

- What's all this about?
- They all want to be chief.

She's in a nursing home. Alzheimer's.

I gave up everything for him. I should never have had a kid.

Marry me, Cristina Yang.

Marry me.

As surgeons, we live in a world of worst-case scenarios.

We cut ourselves off from hoping for the best

because too many times, the best doesn't happen.

But every now and then, something extraordinary occurs...

And suddenly...

Best-case scenarios seem possible.

8 days, $8 million...

And we're open for business.

And every now and then, something amazing happens...

She woke up this morning completely aware.

She's her old self. It happens.

Medically, we don't know why. It's just a random gift.

So she's lucid? She remembers?

Pretty much everything, except the last five years. And, of course, she doesn't realize she has Alzheimer?s.

We thought she should hear it from you.

So she'll know me?

I'm gonna walk in there, and she'll know who I am?

She's been asking for you.

And against our better judgment...

We start to have hope.

Hey, chief. I need a signature.

I'd like to use the helicopter to transport a patient from Denver.

Good morning, chief. I found a way to fund a stereotactic robot.

I want to make sure you're on board before I move forward.

It's a little early in the morning. For you two to be chasing me down.

I'm going to be doing a bloodless pulmonary valve translocation on this patient.

This machine is an excellent source of revenue for...

Aren't you gonna get in there? You want to be chief, you gotta fight with the big boys.

Oh, I intend to fight like a girl.

I'll let them kill each other, and then I'll be the only one left standing.

And then there's me.

There you go, underestimating me again.

Oh, it's not that I underestimate you. It's just that I don't think about you...

At all.

Well, you should.

I was, uh, heading down to the clinic.

It's opening today, and I thought it might be nice to show Dr. Bailey a little support.

Very thoughtful, Dr. Sloan.

I think I'll join you. Gentlemen, if you'll excuse me.


- Nicely done.
- Mm-hmm.

Meredith, what is going on? When did you get back from Europe?

I went to Europe for two months, but that was--

I've been sitting here thinking about the fight we had, the things I said.

I-I said some terrible things.

- It's fine.
- No, it's not.

After you left, I-I was upset.

Did I-- did I have a breakdown? I must have had a nervous breakdown.

I'm in a-- is this a hospital?

Because I can't remember anything for the past two months, Meredith.

The last thing remember is the fight we had.

And listen, if you don't want to go to medical school, that is fine. It is your life. Just take me home.

- I went to medical school.
- I-I want to go home, Meredith.

I-I need to go home.

You are home.

I went to Europe five years ago.

You got sick.

You have Alzheimer?s.

This is your home.

You live here now.

No. No!



Mom? Mom?

Mom! Somebody call 9-1-1.

She had substernal chest pain--

Chest pain and syncope. My pulse was in the 200s, but the rate has resolved on its own.

She's completely lucid.

She's what?

She?s aware. She's herself again.

Oh, my god. Is this...

- Are we at Seattle Grace?
- Yes, mom.

This is where I'm doing my residency.

Your daughter is one of our finest interns, following in your very big footsteps.

Do you know Richard Webber? Is he still a doctor here?

What, the chief?

Richard Webber is the chief? Of surgery?

Okay, welcome to the Denny Duquette memorial clinic.

Barring any surgical emergencies, you will be working here today.

Working on what?

Right now, Olivia will be familiarizing you with the protocol for the flu vaccine.

Oh, no, no, no. Don't-- don't-- don't touch that.

That was $79.

Oh, my god. I have got to get out of here.

Burke has a bloodless pulmonary valve translocation flying in from Denver tomorrow.

I should be preparing.

You don't get to scrub in on the valve translocation.

- How do you know?
- Because I am.

- He picked you?
- You guys ready?

Where is everybody?

Uh, Grey will be late. O?Malley should be back from vacation.

No, no, no, the patients--

The underserved, uninsured population that we're supposed to be helping.

The underserved uninsured will come. You'll see.

Just watch the door. They will come through it.

I can't wait for the first patient. It's gonna be amazing.

It's gonna be amazing what Denny?s money can do, right?

Just watch the doors, Stevens.

Dr. Bailey, congratulations on the opening of the clinic.

It is open, isn't it?

Is Stevens all right?

She's watching the door, sir.

Okay, then.

Someone's coming.

Damn it!

O?Malley, welcome back. You're late.

Is O?Malley all right?

We got married in Vegas!

We're married!

Sude, she-- she's Callie O?Malley.

It's-- it's fast.

You know, it seems really very fast.

Are-- are you even happy?

We're incredibly happy.

Oh, yay. Well, great. Yay.

- Show her the ring.
- Oh.

Oh. That's so great.

Tiny diamonds are great because you know no one will every try to steal it.

Okay, that's it. Yang, Burke needs you in cardio.

O?Malley, the chief has a surgical patient coming into the pit.

Stevens, Karev, go find me some patients.

I don't care where you get them, just get them.


- Thank you.
- Thanks.

Okay, we've been out of our Vegas hotel room bubble for six hours, and I don't like it.

It's gonna be fine. We're married.

We're married.

All right.

So, chief, we're a couple of married men.

Uh, Adele and I are getting a divorce.


I didn't-- I didn't know.

That's life, O?Malley.

That's life.

Now this patient--

I removed a large tumor from her colon eight months ago.

Since then, she's been undergoing chemo and radiation.

We thought she had it beat.

Excuse me.

Are you the doctors for Marina Wagner?

Yes. You brought her in?

I woke up this morning, she was barely breathing. You think this could be food poisoning?

'Cause we had sushi yesterday, but I-I feel fine.

Could be complications from the radiation.

- What do you mean, radiation?
- From her cancer treatment.

She doesn't have cancer. I'm her boyfriend. I'd know.

O?Malley, get a C.B.C., a chem 19 and a triple contrast abdominal C.T.

- Excuse me.
- Yes, sir.

Wait. Is she all right?

- She's--
- Richard Webber.

My god, you've aged.

- Ellis.
- I was having arrhythmias.

They wanted to do tests. And I hear you're the chief of surgery now.

That's wonderful.

Yes, I?m... but I'm stepping down soon.

Stepping down?

Well, I can only assume that was Adele?s idea.


I'll be right there, mom. Go ahead.

She's lucid.

She woke up this morning with her memory back.

They say it's temporary.

My god.

Well, obviously, don't-- don't worry about work today.

You need to be with her. I mean, this time...

It's a gift.

It's a gift. Right.

Meredith?s mother had some runs of S.V.T. I'm ordering an echo.

- And she's lucid.
- What?

- It happens, but it won't last.
- I-is Meredith okay?

She seems fine, but her mother's going to need the best care we have to offer.

And you, Dr. Yang, are the best.

You're still not wearing the ring. I would like an answer. It's been over a week.

I told you, it's under advisement.

Well, do you not like the ring?

It's a ring. It's 3-carat, diamond-cut platinum...

- It's-- it's the ring.
- Then what?

Are you using the surgery tomorrow to pressure me into giving you an answer?

Is that why I'm not scrubbing in?

I need to give the other interns a chance.


The echo, please, Dr. Yang.

- Hey.
- Hi.

You been waiting long?

Almost an hour.

- Are you my doctor?
- I can be.

We have a clinic right outside those doors. No wait.

What's wrong with you?

It hurts when I pee.

- We can help with that.
- Yeah, that's easy. It's nothing.

We can have you out of here in less than an hour.

Are you hitting on me?

We need patients. You need doctors. And we just happen to be surgeons.

You think I need surgery?

You never know.

It's free. A free clinic.

- My co-pay is only 10 bucks.
- That's lunch.

- Sounds like T.B.
- Yeah. Very contagious.

You and Meredith are good friends.

I can tell...

Because you're afraid to look at me...

As if I might ask you some personal question about her, and you'll accidentally slip.

But you don't do anything accidentally, do you?

Has Meredith chosen a specialty?

That's a personal question.

For a surgeon, it's the most personal question you can ask. It tells you who they are.

My mother would want to know whether I had a boyfriend.

Your mother sounds like a frivolous woman.

If I chose cardiothoracics, what would that say about me?

Heart surgeons are the know-it-alls. They're the most ambitious, the most driven.

They want it all, and they want it now. And they don't want anything getting in their way.

Meredith says I'm part of an Alzheimer?s research study.

I want a neuro consult with the doctor who put me in the trial.

Hey, Mer. I've been looking for you.

Burke has me on your mom. Are you okay?

I'm avoiding her. I'm avoiding the gift.

Yeah, well, uh, your gift wants to meet Derek.

What? What did you say?

Oh, no, no, no, not Derek, your boyfriend. Dr. Shepherd, the neurosurgeon.

But she's gonna know that he's your boyfriend anyway. She has ways.

- I'm kind of in love with her, by the way.
- She has that affect on people who aren't her daughter.

Hey, I heard about your mother. That's unbelievable.

- Yeah, it's a gift.
- She's avoiding her.

Mer, she's your mother, and she's really here.

This is your chance. You should talk to her.

You should spend some time with her.

She has a very long history of being disappointed in me.

You're a doctor now. Parental disappointment ends with a medical degree.

Can we get moving? It hurts when I pee.

Are you stealing patients from the E.R.?

Yes, but only because I have to know that I did not spend my entire inheritance on an empty room with empty beds.

Because if I did that, I might go crazy, and George called dibs on all the crazy this week.

- Do you think Callie's pregnant?
- I'm going back to the E.R.

Okay, just keep your pants on. We're going. We're going.

What--what-- what's going on?

Oh, yeah. Bambi got married.


I'm sorry. One second.

Everything okay? Are--are you off today?

You got married?

Yeah, I did.

It was a-- I know it was impulsive.

Well, was it "good" impulsive, or was it "Meredith" impulsive?

Because if it was Meredith impulsive, maybe I can help get you out of it.

No. No, it was a-- it's a good thing.

- Good.
- It's good.

Um, but, uh, but thanks for the backup.

You're welcome. Congratulations, George.

Thank you.

Are you planning on coming to talk to me anytime soon?

Excuse me.

Uh, you know those cartoons where there's a bear or whatever

and it's starving, and it looks at a table, and the table turns into this delicious cooked turkey,

with, like, line of deliciousness coming off it?

I was not looking at him like that,

because he is the help, and I am not going to be sleeping with the help.

I married the help.

- What?
- We went to Vegas.

My idea. I embrace the trashy.


Not that I'm not happy for you, but why married

You know those cartoons where there's a bear and it's starving, and it looks at a cute intern?


- Congratulations.
- Thank you.

Oh, it's small. I know, it's small.

- It's beautiful.
- You think so?

- Yes.
- Yes.

So tell me about yourself.


What's your life like?

I... really do want to know you, Meredith.

Well, I have a boyfriend.

Does he understand the demands of your career?

Because not all men do. They say they do upfront, but they--

He's great. He's a doctor, too, so he gets it.

- Good
- He's actually--

Have you chosen a specialty?

No, it's still early.

Cristina's already chosen cardiothoracics.

Yeah. Well, I guess I'm...

Just waiting to be inspired.

I'm happy now. You know, I feel like I know who I am.

Plus, I think when you have someone in your life that you love-- you really love-- I think that?s...

I don't know. I just...

I'm really happy.

What happened to you?

- What do you mean?
- You're happy? You're happy now?

The Meredith I knew was a force of nature, passionate, focused, a fighter.

What happened to you? You've gone soft.

Stammering about a boyfriend and-- and saying that you're waiting to be inspired?

You're waiting for inspiration? Are you kidding me?

I have a disease for which there is no cure. I think that would be inspiration enough.

- Mom--
- Listen to me, Meredith.

Anyone can fall in love and be blindly happy,

but not everyone can pick up a scalpel and save a life.

I raised you to be an extraordinary human being.

So imagine my disappointment when I wake up after five years and discover that you're no more than ordinary.

What happened to you?!

We're live in the same building, so I'd see her in the laundry room and, uh...

She's really sexy when she folds clothes.

Once we started dating, it was just like boom, you know? We got really serious really fast.

Now I'm just kinda like-- I don't even know her middle name.

I'm trying to fill out these forms, and I'm stumped on the first question.


That's her middle name.


She's charming, she's fabulous, and then suddenly, she's the enemy.

- I'm meeting the enemy?
- Just don't get personal.

- You're being ridiculous.
- I am not being ridiculous.

- Okay. It's gonna be fine.
- Just be careful. She has ways.

- Hey, George.
- Hey.

- Are you okay?
- Yeah.

You seem kinda shaky and sweaty and pale.

Is it the marriage? Are you totally regretting it?

No, the marriage is fine. Uh, do you mind, uh, taking that to, uh, sorry,

Taking the blood work to the lab for me?

- Sure.
- Thanks.

I think I need to sit down.

George, if you need to talk...


Hey. Are you okay? You're sweating.

Yeah, I?m good. What's your-- what's your middle name?

It's bad. I don't tell anyone.

Come on. We're married, and I don't even know your middle name.

Okay, I knew it. It's your weird and judgy friends. You let them get to you.

No, it?s... I don?t... I don't know...

Your middle name. God, I can-- I can-- I can barely breathe.

You know what? You didn't know my middle name last week, and you could breathe just fine.


What about a functional M.R.I. now, while I'm lucid?

An M.R.I. is not gonna show us anything new.

No test is gonna help us understand what's going on.

So in five years, you've made no advances,

and there is nothing else you can do for me.

I don't know how you do it, day in and day out, work with people with this awful disease.

Oh, I-- well, see...

Actually, I?m not an Alzheimer?s specialist.

I just took a special interest in this case because of Meredith.

- You're what happened to her.
- I'm sorry?

I thought you were here for me, to offer me some hope, to tell me about some new treatment. But you're here for her.

- Dr. Grey--
- An attending? A neurosurgeon?

- No wonder she's so unfocused.
- I don't think you understand.

I'm--oh, I understand. I understand perfectly.

I've seen men like you before, threatened by a woman who's their equal.

You just want someone to admire you.

And you don't care about the damage you do to her along the way.

I need to lay down.

Whoa. No, no, no. Hey, hey, hey,

Buster, do you know how much it costs to have these linens laundered?

I'm sick. I'm shaky and sweaty and my mouth is dry and my body aches.


Uh, Karev, replace O?Malley in the O.R.


So this is Marina Wagner, your colon cancer patient?

- Karev, where the hell's O?Malley?
- Curled up in a ball in the clinic.

- Is he okay?
- Well, he's married.


Okay, boki, 10-blade.

Stolen, nonemergent E.R. cases and sick hospital staff--

This is what $8 million buys you.

Dr. Stevens, I swear on my life, if I hear you say "$8 million" one more time--

It's not about the money. It?s...

It's Denny. It's his legacy. It's--

I was looking for meaning. This was supposed to be meaningful.

- It will be meaningful.
- $8 million worth?

Uh, excuse me. Are--are you...

Uh, can I-- are--are you the doctors?

- Yes, we are.
- Are you a patient?

Like an actual free-clinic patient?

Not me. My--my daughter.

- Oh, is your daughter sick?
- I'm not sick.

Can we please go?

Kelley finds suddenly she has a need for these products.

And, uh, and we were hoping you might show her how to use them.

George, you're married. You should be happy. You don't look happy.

I'm sick, Olivia.

All right, you could-- uh, you should go home, O?Malley.

Clearly whatever you have is contagious.

- Aren't you from the lab?
- Yeah, I feel like crap.

Is that the lady you gave, uh, Marina's blood to?

Uh, yeah.

- And you all feel shaky and nauseous?
- It's awful.

She's toxic.

Callie? Yeah. A lot of us feel that way.

No, the patient?s blood is toxic. It's making us sick.

Has the chief started, uh, Marina's operation?

They were wheeling her up as I came down.

What's the extension for O.R. one?

The patient's blood is apparently highly toxic. Any contact is dangerous.

Nobody goes in there until we figure out what the hell is going on.

How's he doing?

He's tachypneic, but his B.P. is starting to stabilize. He's doing better on oxygen.

- It's a good thing he got out of there when he did.
- Yeah.

- Dr. Shepherd.
- What is it?

- Can you sign this?
- I just heard. How can I help?

- You're off duty. You should be with your mother.
- I don't want to spend time with my mother.

The chief is down. Alex is down. I would like to help.

Dr. Grey... you want to help? Talk to your resident.

What do you got?

They found an herbal supplement in her purse.

The lab guys think it combined with the chemo chemicals and turned her blood into some kind of neurotoxin.

We're lucky they're not all dead.

The only reason she's alive is because she's intubated.

- Who got them out of there?
- O?Malley.

- George.
- Callie, she was toxic.

Her blood was toxic, not our marriage.

You thought our marriage was toxic?

Okay, all our people are being treated. Now what do we do about her?

Dr. Grey, your holter monitor shows you're having multiple runs of tachycardia every hour,

so Dr. Burke would like to do a radioablation.

Why would he recommend surgery when medication can keep it under control?

Because Alzheimer?s patients aren't always compliant with their meds.

And apparently, Meredith says...

You are particularly difficult.

I could elect not to treat it at all.

Your stress test shows coronary artery disease.

That coupled with the tachyarrhythmias could cause too much stress on your heart,

which would eventually...

What would you do if the thing that defines

who you are was taken away?

Tell Dr. Burke...

I don't want the surgery.

I'm... I'm s--

I'm very sorry, Dr. Grey, but technically, that decision isn't yours.

It's Meredith?s.

This is a maxi pad-- heavy flow day.

Mini pad-- pretty self-explanatory--

Just peel the label and stick it.

And the tampon we've already gone over. So are we clear on everything?


I understand that you're a little mortified that your dad dragged you in here,

but can you just talk or nod or something?

- I get it, okay?
- Great.

How's it going with our very first patient?

Kelley's a woman. Can I just go to the gallery and learn something, if that's okay with you?

Uh, Mr. Hanson, if you could go to the front desk and fill out some paperwork, I can get you outta here.

Of course, of course.

Uh... thank you.

Since my wife died, I...

I've been in the woods a little with Kelley.


Are you okay, Kelley? Any cramps? 'Cause a heating pad--

Could I be pregnant if I had sex last week? Like, before the period thing started?

'Cause I did, and it would really suck if I was pregnant

'cause now the guy's being a real jerk, and he's totally ignoring me at school.

So I really hope I can't be pregnant.

I can't, right?

Any way you could, like, answer me before my dad gets back?

I'm not sure refusing treatment is what you want to do.

Apparently what I want doesn't matter.

It isn't even legally binding.

So it's really about what you want, Meredith. You're in charge.

You think I like making these decisions for you?

Do you think it's fun to get calls from the nursing home asking whether I was planning on giving the nurse

who changes you every morning a Christmas tip?

But I do it, because you have managed to alienate everybody else in your life.

And I am the only one, so I have to step up and do it.

You want to know why I'm so unfocused,

so ordinary?

You want to know what happened to me?

You. You happened to me.

Then let me refuse the heart surgery.

- No.
- Why not?

Because killing my mother is not gonna be another thing that happens to me.

These suits are airtight.

Yeah, these packs recirculate the air trapped inside.

These batteries haven't been charging long.

I'm guessing you got about 30 minutes before they die and you have to come out.

Oh, my god. The anesthesia's wearing off. She's waking up.

- 30 minutes starting now.
- She's fighting intubation.

We go inside before these seals are secure, we wouldn't last five minutes, and she will die.

- These guys are two minutes out.
- She doesn't have two minutes.


- Get the hell outta there!
- She's awake, Mark.

She's awake and open on the table.

I need to know her weight so I can dose her with the propofol.

She looks about 60 kilos.

It's okay. You're okay.

It's okay. Got it.

I got you. I got you.

Looks like S.V.T.

Push 10 of adenosine and page Dr. Burke.

He's already gone into surgery. I'll get the adenosine.

Carotid massage. Carotid massage.

Carotid massage can reboot the heart and stop the S.V.T.

Okay, okay, hold on.

Oh, hold on, please. Hold on, please.

Hold on. Hold on.


Okay, okay, okay, okay.

You're good.

Sharp under pressure.

You'll make an extraordinary surgeon.

Dr. Grey, I need to ask you...

Will it get in my way?

Can I have both?

Can I be a great surgeon and have a life?

Because there is this man who just asked me to marry him,

and I know you tried to have both, but you split up with Meredith?s dad and...

I know this is none of my business.

It is none of your business.

And I didn't try hard enough.

Thank you.

Are you feeling better?

Oh, I will be once my patient's off the table.

Look at these two--

A heart surgeon and a neurosurgeon performing a bowel resection.

You think the world stops when you stop, but it keeps on going.

People perform your surgeries better than you could.

The next generation comes up, and you're scared you'll be forgotten.

Your mother stopped for five years, and you became someone.

According to her, I didn?t.

According to her, I?m a disappointment.

Well, in a perfect world she'd be able to tell you she was proud of you.

But it's not a perfect world,

and your mother's not a perfect woman.

I think the person she'd most like to see right now is you.

The only thing your mother wants to hear from me is that I regret staying with Adele.

That's the only gift I could give her.

And I can't tell her that.

That's not true.

They won't fit.

Stop right there.

The bowel swelled. You won't have any room. How much time do you have?

Eight minutes.

Okay, now listen to me and do everything I say.

Kelley, your pregnancy test is negative, and you're clean for S.T.Ds.

- Oh, thank god.
- Great.

Thanks to you, I?m also grounded for the rest of my life.

Kelley, be polite.

I'm sorry, sir, but polite doesn't seem to be getting you two very far.

Kelley, your dad told me you lost your mother a few years ago,

and I want to say how sorry I am.

You probably have a million questions.

And if your mother were here, I'm sure she would have more eloquent answers than I do.

But I think that she and I would actually be saying the same thing,

which is if you keep going the way you're going,

you will get an S.T.D.,

You will get pregnant, you will increase your chances of getting cervical cancer.

You're not being smart.

And you're too young for anyone to expect you to be smart the way you need to be when you're having sex,

which means you shouldn't be having it.

I thought he liked me.

Oh, honey, I know you did.

I know you did.

Okay, you're gonna live.

Callie, wait.

I was a little bit heroic in there.

- I thought you'd be proud of me.
- Proud?

You were poisoned, and you thought it was about me.

- It felt like an anxiety attack.
- About me.

You see, we-- we were fine when we were in our Vegas bubble,

when it was just room service and pay cable and us, it was bliss,

but then you get around your weird and judgy friends for one day,

and suddenly you're racked with uncertainty, toxic-gas-level uncertainty.

I guess it was too much to hope you'd just stand up for me.

- Cal--
- And middle name is Iphegenia.


I can?t wait to hear what your pals have to say about that.

So that was pretty cool, what you just did-- going in and putting her back under.

Cool or stupid...

Take your pick.

Okay. All right. I gotta...


What's going on?

The chief figured out the anesthesiologist didn't have time to drop an N.G. tube.

So now they have to place one and decompress and repack her intestines and close.

And they're about to run out of air.

Holy crap.

This so beats tampon training.

Preston, you'll need to milk the bowel to get out the excess fluid.

Pack her and wrap her and get her stable for transport.

- How's George?
- Medically he's fine.

Emotionally? He's a little stunted if you ask me.

You don't marry the rebound girl. Am I right?

You don't marry anyone on a whim.

- Well, he needs our support.
- He doesn't need us.

He's got his Vegas show-wife.

Chief, they're at 32 minutes. You gotta pull 'em out.

How you doin' on air?

- I'm out.
- You go.

- I'll wrap it.
- Alone?

You can?t.

Burke? Burke!



That's not good.

Okay, damage control. We still have to pack her and wrap her so that she's stable for transport.

We work in shifts-- one doctor at a time, no one stays in for more than 20 seconds.

Dr. Sloan, do you want to go first?

I'm not going in there.


It would be irresponsible for the remaining healthy attending to expose himself to the neurotoxin,

a neurotoxin whose long-term effects we're still unaware of.

So I'm staying in here.

I can swim 3 lengths of my parents' pool underwater.

You're up, Dr. Yang. All right, let's get her a mask.

Sloan, give her the lap pads.

You're gonna wet them and pack the cavity.

if you feel faint, get out.

Come on, Yang. Hurry.

I--oh, I-- I've packed the wound.

Dr. Stevens.

I couldn't get-- I couldn't wrap it.

Remove the drape and secure the plastic along her sides.

It's gotta be tight.


Come on, Stevens.

Come on.

I couldn't, um... it?it --it twisted.

Okay, the seal needs to be as close to vacuum-tight as possible.

It'll inflate, and then you'll know it's secure.

Come on, Grey.

Come on.

Is she still toxic?

She's on C.R.R..

It's type of dialysis to remove the toxin from the blood.

You should be able to go in in a few hours.

You woke up. You're gonna be okay.

I was hoping you'd never have to know about any of this.

I thought all the bad stuff in my life was over when I met you.

It is...

Marina Rose.

That's my name.

Heroic work, all of you.


Dr. Sloan, let's check on our patient now.

How come we do all the work and he gets all the glory?

Because he's Mark.

I'm sorry I left.

I-- it was...

I got to do damage control on the toxic woman.

Good for you.

Did you ever get any patients?

Just that one.


$8-million worth of one.

Lock up for me.

I heard you're having surgery tomorrow.

Do you...

Do I know who Meredith is? Do I at least recognize Meredith?

You know she's someone important,

Someone who loves you.

You'll look out for her?

Because she's got so much more to learn, and I won't be able to teach her.

I'll look out for her.

I wish I could go back.

I'd do everything so differently. I'd fight harder for you.

I think I-if I'd fought harder for you, maybe...

We would've had a wonderful life together, Ellis.

- You think so?
- I do.

We would've done our fellowship here,

and then you would've fought me for chief, and probably won.


I wouldn't have minded because we'd have the kids at home.

We have kids?

Meredith would've needed a brother and sister.

Kids need family.

We would've been a family.

Probably bought that big house on Parker. The one with the barn?

Yeah, that's a good place for a family.

And I would've been happy, just like Meredith says she's happy.

And that would've...

Changed everything.


I would be fine, and we could grow old together.

and life would be so perfectly ordinary.


My life is so unfinished. It's unfinished, and I'm not finished.


No, Ellis.

Don't think that. Just close your eyes...

And think of the family,

of the house...

And you there every night to come home to.

And me there.

I'm there.

I am super scrubbed. I'm minus my epidermis.

I still feel all fumey.

Hey. It's the little woman.

So what are your plans now? You're not moving in, are you?


- Wait, Callie.
- Forget it. Just--



You people--you're supposed to be my friends-- my closest fends.

Callie's a big-- she's the most important part of my life now.

If you want to drive her away-- and you're masters at it--

You'll do it, but if she's gone, I?m gone.

She's my wife.

Calliope Iphegenia Torres is my wife.

- Ipheg--
- Don't you dare.


As doctors, we're trained to give our patients just the facts.

But what our patients really want to know is,

will the pain ever go away?

Will I feel better?

Am I cured?

I thought you said you didn't think about me.

I don?t.

I am actively not thinking about you...



What our patients really want to know is...

Is there hope?

I don't do rings.

Don't expect me to suddenly change.

I'm a surgeon, just like you.

And we'll have money. We can hire a wife.

Are you saying yes?


- I'm not letting you scrub in tomorrow.
- Well, I?m not wearing a ring.

- Okay.
- Okay, then.


Okay, okay, okay, okay!

But inevitably, there are times when you find yourself in the worst-case scenario...

- Meredith--
- I just have to say this...

The reason I want you to have the surgery

is because I have this hope that in a year or two years or five,

they're gonna have a breakthrough.

They're gonna find a cure for Alzheimer?s.

And you and I will have another chance to get to know each other.

You'll have a chance to get to know me

to see that I am not even remotely ordinary.

So... I wish you would have the surgery.

But it's up to you, mom. It's your life.

You remind me of my daughter.

About an hour ago.

One minute she was here, the next...

I'm so sorry.

Me, too.

When the patient's body has betrayed them

and all the science we have to offer has failed them.

When the worst-case scenario comes true,

clinging to hope is all we've got left.