Grey's Anatomy (2005–…): Season 8, Episode 19 - Support System - full transcript

Grey, Bailey, and Webber work on a multi-organ transplant but run into some barriers when Dr. Sloan, the temporary Chief, orders them to cancel the surgery. Meanwhile, Cristina and Owen ...

Every little kid knows the words...

To the song.

"The foot bone's connected
to the leg bone."

I think you're beautiful.

"The leg bone's connected
to the knee bone."

In med school...

You learn, it's a little
more complicated than that.

I'm trying to love you.

Why won't you let me?

But still... have a baby?

This isn't pizza versus thai.

You don't give a little on a baby.

Cristina, I am asking--

I am saying no!

The song's not wrong.

It hurts...

To love you.

Everything is connected.


I'm still shaking.

You do that every day?

Well, not on the weekends, usually.

I'm pretty sure I'd be an
alcoholic if I had your job.

Mm. Well, they kind of
frown upon alcoholism

in my line of work, so...

Whoa. Nice. Mm.



That's why I could never be a surgeon.

Well, uh,

thank you for the drink.

I-I gotta go.

One more.

Come on. Please. It's the least I can do.

And then what happened?


And then what happened?

Cristina, I don't know
what good this is doing.

There isn't any good. This--

Seriously, how could
this be doing any good?

I'm not saying-- Cristina, I--

Stop saying my name.

The foot bone's connected to the leg bone.

The leg bone's connected to the knee bone.

I want to fix this.

I want to fix this.

Whatever you want me to do, I will do.

But this...

You're asking me to hurt you.

You're asking me to...

Torture you with the details...

Of you having sex with another woman.


And if you take one piece out...

I wanna know

every detail.

You wanna fix this?

I wanna know how this happened.

The rest just...

Falls apart.

You've found a 7.5 centimeter triple-a

on your 85-year-old patient. Go.

Get an angio, assess his
pulmonary and cardiac function,

and see if he's a candidate for ***.

Nope. Why not?

Because the patient's dead.
You killed him. He's dead.

I didn't kill him. I did a stent graft

and now he's living without
the threat of a rupture,

which is not dead.

Mm. I think you should buy
him flowers, 'cause he dead.

He is not dead.

I saved him the complications
of an open procedure

with a minimally invasive technique.

He's... not dead.

Why are we stopping?

Because we're done.

Because I killed him?
I told you, I did not kill him.

I know, and so do you,

even when I try to psych you out of it,

which means...

You're ready for the boards.

The Torres method is inside you.

So I'm gonna go home to my wife

because I am sick of pushing
this baby around this park...

Every morning at the butt crack of dawn.

And I...

Uh, you're free, Grey.

Go do whatever it is you do.

Uh-oh. Ooh, okay.

Don't get me wrong, I love this.

Oh, I like that, too.

But, um, this is your

"drink coffee in the tunnels with Cristina,

"bitch mode, griping about the world" time.

This is your Yang time. Wh-what's going on?

Nothing's wrong. You want me to stop?

I didn't say you should stop.

I asked you what's wrong. Mm.

Oh, damn it.


"'Excellence is not an act,
but a habit,' Aristotle."

Avery, what is Aristotle
doing in our staff meeting,

and why are you even in
here handing these out?

You mean when I could
be practicing medicine

or studying for my boards?

Yeah, I've asked myself that same question.

Mmm. Mmm. This is delicious.

When did hunt bump up the doughnut budget?

As chief, I'm a firm believer

that a nice variety of baked goods

is the right way to start any meeting.

As chief?

What are you talking about?

Seriously? Seriously? Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Wait. What happened?

Okay, calm down, everyone.

Dr. Hunt and Dr. Yang
are down with the flu.

I'll be acting chief in Dr. Hunt's absence.

Could be a day. Could be a week.

What do we got for today?

Let me get this straight.

Dr. Hunt asked you

to fill in as chief--

You, Mark Sloan,

by name?

Yes, he did.

Any other questions?

I like the part about
"excellence is not an act

but a habit."

Hey! So I got us a reservation
at Jane's on market.

It's the one with the little
twinkly lights all around it.

Have you been there yet? It's new.

We haven't.

It's beautiful and kind of romantic,

and I realize that ladies night
is different than date night,

but I have been in the lab
for the last two weeks,

and smelling like
formaldehyde, and I just--

I need to be someplace beautiful.

Yeah, of course.

Oh, great. Good. I'm excited.

So excited. This is gonna be great.

Am--am I talking really fast?

Not--not in a weird way.

I'm sorry. I'm-- I'm just wired.

The house is so quiet when
it's empty, you know?

I've been leaning really
hard on the coffee.

But anyway, okay.
So I'll see you guys tonight.

Ladies night. Yay!

I have no idea what just happened.

I told her last week that,

uh, we'd do a ladies night.

Mm. Like at a girl bar?

Do we need to have a talk about boundaries?

No, no, not a "ladies night" ladies night.

Like a just a night out for Teddy.

Okay, so do we have another lady,

or is it just two lesbian moms and a widow

at Seattle's most romantic restaurant?

Ugh. Ooh!


Really, that's your go to?


So, um, Teddy--

poor, sad, widowed Teddy--

wants to have a girls night.

Uh, ladies. Ladies night.

Absolutely not.

Well, no, it's--it's her first night out.

It's a big step. She needs us.

Well, she has you, the two of you.

That's about as much happy
as any person can bear.

She made a reservation

at a romantic restaurant.

I mean, would you want to
be a third-wheel widow

at a restaurant with us and
a bunch of twinkly lights?

You're buying.

Well, I figured everyone could pitch in

for our dear friend, the widow.

Okay, fine. We're buying.

See you tonight. My God.

I've got some good news for you, Neil.


You've changed your mind about euthanasia?

We found you a donor.

For the whole thing?

The whole thing.

Dr. Webber, you know I love you,

but I believe you stood me
up at this dance before.

But I am here with a new corsage.

Dr. Grey.

Neil Sheridan, 62, presents
with short gut syndrome

caused by a resection
of the small intestine.

Years of T.P.N.
has caused the liver to fail,

resulting in the need for
a multi-organ transplant

of the small intestine, large intestine,

stomach, pancreas, and liver.

All from one guy.

Try to find that on Craigslist.

And we've scheduled you for surgery today.

I'll believe that when I see it. Oh.

Neil, do you want me to call your family?

I'm sure they'd love to visit.

Oh, don't worry about me, sunshine.

My family came to say their good-byes

the first two times.

"We love you. We'll miss you."

It--it was sweet,

but I've heard it.

I told 'em not to bother this time around.


Well, if you change your mind,

you let me know.

I will. Okay.

But I won't.

Oh. Where have you been?

We're halfway through the
new batch of flash cards.

Yeah, hunt and Yang are out sick today,

so Sloan's the chief, and
I am the chief's bitch.

Lucky me.

No distractions. Kepner, hit me again.

Okay, a-a woman with dysuria,

incomplete voiding,

and a palpable suburethral mass.

Urethral carcinoma.

Damn it. I had one of those last year.

Um, uh, we did, uh,

radiation and surgical excision.

No! Would it be,

uh, chemo?

An ectopic ureter, or it could be.

I mean, I scrubbed in on one of those,

but I don't remember the technique

the urologist used. Damn it.

Sounds like urethral diverticulum.

And if it's proximal, I
would do a partial ablation

because it's much less likely
to result in a fistula.

You don't even need to know
advanced urology for the boards.

But I do, because the
Torres method is in me.

Ugh! Total crap.

You get to study with Torres

while the rest of us get
to sink like rocks.

I hope you're happy when
you're alone in the O.R.

And the rest of us are working
the free clinic at the mall.

My whole brain is crammed
with so many hypotheticals,

I can't even remember what real cases

I was actually there for. I am screwed.

I'll tell you who's screwed-- Yang.

The boards are around the corner,

no one's seen her study, she's out sick.

She's gonna get creamed. Yang is fine.

You can't just pass the
boards on raw talent, okay?

It is an artificial environment,

which requires massive amounts--

Cristina is fine. Okay?

What is the point?

What is the point?

The point is, I wanna know.

The point is, I have a right--

You don't have a right, not to this.

No, I have a right as your wife

to know what you did.

I'm not gonna do this.

I am not gonna tell you every detail.

I cheated.


I cheated. I did a horrible thing.

I know. I know I did a horrible thing.

But this is not what we're gonna do.

I'm not gonna play a little movie

of all of my crimes so that you
can decide that I'm a monster.

Okay, well, then get out. Oh.

You want me to leave?

You're answering the phone?

It's Meredith.
She's called, like, five times.

If I don't answer it, she'll come over,

because we have the flu, remember?


Hey. H-h-how are you feeling?

Uh, I'm okay. It's just the flu.

Well, I should come and check on you,

because it could be something
more serious than the flu.

No, it's, uh...

It's fine. It's the flu.

Owen's there?

Yeah, Owen is here.

Um, he's sick, too.

Oh, I bet he is.

Cristina, I-- I gotta go.

Cristina, wait.


So am I staying or am I going?

That's up to you.

It was the day after we quit therapy.

And I met her at the hospital.

Yeah, we're fine.

We're fine.

I should be your person!

Be my person! Be my person, Owen!

Be my frickin' person!

Be my person.

29-year-old female. M.V.C.
Collision with a truck.

Take her to trauma one.

Hypotensive in the field.

She received 2 liters L.R. en route.

Okay, let's get trauma labs
and set up for an ultrasound.

All right. I'll check it.

Is anybody with her?

I am.

What was her name?

Honestly? I...

I don't remember.

He's in the car.


See, from 1:00 to 2:00, you
have "lunch with the chief."

I told you to call it
"beef with the chief."

It's got a ring to it.

You got a beef, come meet with the chief.

I didn't realize you
were serious about that.

You need to let people get

the little things off their chests

before they become big things.

I'm serious about this chief thing, Avery.

It's my shot. I want to do it right.

"Beef with the chief," put
it in the schedule tomorrow.

Dr. Shepherd, Dr. Warren.


Mr. Cooper. How are you feeling?

Like I would kill my own mother
for a burger and a shake.

Jason Cooper,

29-year-old male with
advanced juvenile arthritis,

causing fusion of the jaw

and extensive fusion of the
c-2, c-3, and c-4 vertebrae.

He's been on a feeding tube
for the past eight months.

No solid food at all.

Well, don't worry, Mr. Cooper.

After we break your jaw

and put in those sweet titanium
hinges I made for you,

you'll be eating burgers again real soon.

could we have a word with
you outside, please?

Of course.

Ben and I don't think we
should do the surgery today.

Why not? With his cervical fusion,

lying him down on an operating table

is gonna put pressure on
the base of his spine.

Not to mention that orotracheal intubation

is impossible on this guy.

I'll do nasotracheal,

but if there's any compromise to the tube

while he's under and he's got no mobility--

Let's just say, I can't guarantee anything.

Well, what's your recommendation?

Well, we postpone the surgery
until other plans can be made.

And, Dr. Avery, what would
support performing the surgery

as soon as possible?

The, uh, patient has

a major abscess in the back of his mouth.

Which could lead to sepsis

or endocarditis.

Infection's a killer,

which is why this can't wait.

So let's figure out a way

to get Mr. Cooper into surgery on schedule.

Well, frankly, I don't know
what you think I can do for him

00 this afternoon.

Rise. Excuse me?

You have it in you. Lost causes, right?

Making the impossible possible?

Rise to the challenge, Shepherd.

I believe in you.



All right, guys.

So you take orders from Sloan now?

Hey. Where do you think you're--

You just can't take those.

Oh, I was just gonna copy 'em
and bring 'em right back.

It'll, uh, take two seconds.

They don't teach you about H.I.P.A.A.
in med school?

You don't see a copy machine, do you?

That's because these charts are private.

They don't get copied

and they don't leave this room, ever.

Oh, come on.

I'm a fifth year.
I'm just trying to study for my boards.

I need real cases. So read 'em.

Read 'em all, but they don't go outta here

except in your brain, understand?

Yeah, I think I do.

There you go.

Hey, you got a busy schedule today?

Uh, why?

Do you need help with that thyroidectomy?

Because I-I've never done one,

and I was just reading about

how it can sometimes cause a thyroid storm,

which is r--
How cool is that, you know?

Yeah, maybe.

Um, listen, your whole, uh,

photographic memory thing... mm-hmm.

H-how does that work?

You want me to memorize these?


A-all of them? That'll take forever.

Lexie, we need your help.

We can't keep doing stupid
hypotheticals off index cards.

We need someone to question
us off real cases.

I have rounds. I have post-ops.

Lexie, next year when Karev
and I are attendings,

we will be assigning surgeries

and putting in our recommendations

for chief resident.

Are you sure you want to
get off on the wrong foot?




It is so much fun that you're
gonna be studying with us.

You get to watch the game tonight.

I do?

I gotta go to some girls night

Callie and Arizona put together for Teddy.


I mean, that's good, right?

Wasn't I gonna get some long
story about how this is...

"The game of a lifetime,

"and if you would just sit
still for five minutes,

you might appreciate the beauty of--"

You and I have been on
completely opposite schedules

for, like, two weeks.

Tuck is at his dad's.

So I wasn't planning on
watching the game tonight.

You weren't?

Thank you, doctor. Nope.

Well, what were you planning to do?

Well, I could say it out loud, but...
here you go.

It would be inappropriate
for the workplace,

so I'm just gonna think it.


I'm gonna get out of girls night.


Hey, I got the donor scans.

Oh, great. Let's see what you got.


Bowel looks good, small intestines,

large intestines, and that's
a good-looking pancreas.

Look at that on the liver right there.

Looks like a tumor.

Well, that makes him an
unsuitable organ donor.

Not necessarily. Could be a benign adenoma.

My patient's been in for
two other transplants,

and they both fell through.

He's not gonna live much
longer without a new liver.

We could resect it.

It's a little unconventional
to operate on a donor,

but there's no reason why it wouldn't work.

That's a great idea, Bailey.

Great idea? You want to put

compromised organs into
a transplant recipient

and give your guy cancer
on top of everything else?

I think we owe it to my guy

to at least excise the tumor and test it.

I don't agree.

Dr. Sloan, are you arguing
surgical protocol

with Dr. Webber?

Dr. Bailey... are you arguing

with the decision of the chief of surgery?

Call U.N.O.S.

Tell them this donor's unsuitable.

Put Mr. Sheridan back on the list.

We've put you back on the transplant list.

And a new set of organs
can come in at any time.

Cut the crap, Dr. Webber.

You and I both know I'm not gonna make it

to see the sunrise tomorrow

for some other poor sad
sack to stick to kick it....

Mr. Sheridan, is there
anyone we can call for you--

your family, your sisters, your friends?

Are you kidding?

Thank God my family's not around for this.

It's like Lucy with a football,

except it's my life.

It would kill them worse
than the first two times

to come in here and say good-bye to me.

We're all alone in this world, sunshine.

Anybody who tells you
any different is lying

or trying to s-sell you something.

Now you...

You are the best doctor I ever had.

So don't beat yourself up about this.

It's done. It's over.

You did everything you could.


No, I didn't.


Bailey, your tumor
resection idea was sound.

And there was no reason why
those organs wouldn't work.

Well, the donor is still on life support.

The organ recovery for the heart and lungs

isn't scheduled till this afternoon.

But Dr. Sloan s--

You let me deal with chief Sloan.

When you're the chief,

you gotta make the hard decisions.

Webber knows that. It comes with the job.

Who's our first appointment, Avery?

No one on the schedule, chief.

That's why you shoulda called
it "beef with the chief."

People would've shown up for that.

You got a beef?

Actually, I would really love
to go study for my boards.


I know, I don't have an appointment,

but do you have a moment to
talk about Jason Cooper's

jaw reconstruction?

That's fine. He's wide open. Have a seat.

There you go.

I think I can carve out of foam

a cradle that holds the
patient's head and neck

during surgery,

reducing the chance of
respiratory complication.

That's a good idea.

But you can do better. Excuse me?

Well, foam's fine if nothing goes wrong,

but it won't be flexible enough

if we have to adjust him mid-surgery.

It's a good idea, but-- are you aware...

I'm aware... of what--

That that surgery is taking place at 3:00,

and Jason Cooper's airway
needs to be secured.

So rise, Shepherd.


Hey, um, I can't do ladies night.

Sorry. Mm. What?

But we need you.

Well, um, I can't come because,

well, Ben and I are... taking

dance lessons tonight-- salsa.

You and Ben... yeah.

And salsa?

No, you just want to go home and get laid.

Hey, we have a long-standing
salsa appointment tonight,

and... sorry. You're on your own.


I bet it's gonna be long.

Mm-hmm. Real long.

She's almost finished.

She has read all of your
charts and none of mine.

Yeah, I found her. I brought her here.

Hey, Lex, can you take a look
at some of my cases, too?

Or not. I mean, it's-- it's fine if--

if you don't want to.

It's okay. I-I can. I-I will--
Thank you.

No, no, no, no, you will not.

Not until she's finished with mine.

Okay, these take priority, Lexie.

You don't need Lexie. You got Torres.

They're for Cristina. She's not even here.

Which is why she needs the help.
She does not need the help.

She just needs to finish mine.
And you know what?

Yeah, but you know what?
There is no compromise.

You don't have half a baby.

I don't want one.

We live like you want, how you want!

You get whatever you want!

Wow. I didn't realize how late it got.

Mm. I know. Me, too.

Well, um...

Okay, uh, well...

Good night.

Good night.

Thank you again for
saving my friend's life.

Oh, oh, this... it's just my job.

Kiss me.

I'm drunk. I'm drunk.

So? Kiss me anyway.

I am married.


Kiss me anyway.

I can't.

Yes, you can.


You're trouble.

You are trouble.


Kiss me anyway.

♪ On my skin ♪

♪ Winter came as a load ♪

♪ Frozen down to the bone ♪

♪ I lived here half asleep ♪

♪ Walking nights to the road ♪

♪ Empty, drunk, and alone ♪

♪ In hopes you'd come to me ♪

♪ Before the morning ♪



♪ Where are you running? ♪

You've gotta fix this thing
with Cristina and hunt.

Zola. Hey, Zola.

What? Don't tell me nothing's wrong.

Yang has never missed a day at work

because she's been sick, ever.

And Sloan as chief? Oh...

He's driving me crazy.

I can't fix it.

Oh, come on.

I can't fix this.

He cheated on her.



I don't know. I don't know the whole story.

She didn't tell you?

No, he told me.

Hunt told you?

He told me, but he didn't
really know he was telling me,

but that's how I know.

Does Cristina know you know?

She knows. I mean, she
doesn't know, but she knows.

I know she knows.

So don't you want to talk to her about it?

But I can't talk about it with her,

because then we would be talking about it.

Don't you want to talk about it?

Yes, but not like that.

Well, I hope they figure it out.

Because you can't stand Sloan as your boss?

Among other things, yes.


I'm gonna get you.

He does have a point

about stabilizing the spine with foam.

Hey. I got your page. What's up?

Slight change of plans.

You're taking Sofia tonight.

Oh, yeah. We can't.

No, we got a ladies night with Altman.

You're taking Altman to a chick bar?

It can mean other things.

It's--it's your night with Sofia.

I don't know how late I'm gonna
have to be here tonight.

Oh, seriously? Seriously.

I have chief stuff to do.

And you still owe me for Valentine's day.


Here you go, doctor. Okay.

Remind me--

How long's it take to do an appy?

Well, if you, uh, perf the bowel, then--

Then it takes, uh, uh, it could take hours.

Or, uh, if--if the patient
hemorrhages, or if the patient--

this isn't your boards, Kepner.

How long does it take to do an appy...

In the real world?

45 minutes to an hour and 15, tops.

Then why do Bailey and Grey have
eight hours blocked in O.R. two?

M-maybe it's a really complicated appy.



Dr. Webber was the chief for
a really, really long time.

Do not touch that patient!

Oh, Dr. Sloan, if--if you would
just let us do our jobs--

I'm doing my job, Dr. Bailey.

And today my job is to
be the chief of surgery,

and as the chief of surgery,

I told you not to perform this procedure.

So do not touch him.
Take him back to his room.

Put him back on the transplant list.


I told you this would never work.

Dr. Webber.

Chief Sloan.

Was I not clear this morning?

You mean this?

This is a benign adenoma.

I've been a general surgeon
for almost 30 years.

I know a benign adenoma when I see one.

I'd stake my career on it.

If there's a tumor in the donor organs,

then they've been compromised.

You know this. I didn't make those rules.

You're a good doctor,

and you may one day make a
great chief of surgery.

But you're a plastic surgeon, chief Sloan.

You're a perfectionist.

And you want everything by the rules

so it'll end up pretty.

Well, I don't need pretty.

And I don't need perfect.

What I need is for this to work.

And what's gonna make it work

is for me to take out that tumor

and put these healthy organs
inside my very sick patient.

It won't be pretty,

but it will work,

and it will keep my patient alive.

Stand down, chief Sloan.

Stand down.

A little more suction right here.

Cristina, please.

Open the door, please.

Cristina, if you don't open the door...

Are you okay?


Are you hurting yourself in there?

Cristina, please.

I don't know what to do.

Cristina, if you don't open the door,

I'm gonna have to break it in.

I'm gonna have to, so...

If you're all right, just open the door.

Okay, I'm breaking in the door.

So if you're close to the
door, then just... get back,

'cause I'm breaking it in right now.

I am. So...

All right. One...





Yeah, I p--
That was pretty lame.

I look like a total...


I-I have an M.D. and a PhD,

I am a freaking cardiothoracic surgeon...

I-I am supposed to be
studying for my boards--

the most important exam of my life,

and I'm...

And I'm--I'm--I'm--I'm locked
in a bathroom crying...

Because of a boy.

I think it would be easier

if she was someone you
had fallen in love with.

No, it wouldn't have been easier.
No, it would.

It would be clear... and clean.

You would be leaving me for her.

You would've fallen out of love with me

and in love with her.

When you slept with her,

you wouldn't have been
able to control yourself

because of all the love.

Cristina, it would not have been easier.

It was just sex?

It was just sex.

Just once.

Oh, I don't understand.

What? What don't you--

I don't understand how you...

I don't understand...

Why you would sleep with another woman.


I don't know.


I was... lonely because we were fighting


I was afraid of what was happening to us,

and I just got drunk

and I did an incredibly stupid thing.

And I--
People make mistakes.

I make mistakes. You make mistakes.

Okay, if you're gonna...

Bring up the abortion again... ohh.

If you're gonna say that
you had sex with someone

because I had an abortion--

I had sex with someone because I was hurt.

And you wanted to hurt me back?

I don't--Cristina...

You wanted to hurt me back.

Oh, my God. You wanted to hurt me back.

Oh, Mark can't take Sofia tonight...

Or won't.

Well, he can't.

What are we gonna do?

Well, we could have ladies
night at our place.

Um, just the two of us...

At home... with Teddy?

Oh, I hate ladies night.

Well, it could be great
if we could ditch Teddy.

Aw, that's so, so horrible.

Come on. We can do some salsa dancin'.

Mm. But do you think
Teddy would understand?

Yeah, we'll reschedule.
It's not like we're canceling.

Oh, are we bad people? We're bad ladies.


Maybe very bad.


Out with the bad.

And in with the good.

On the count of three.

Ready. One,

two... careful...

And three.

Easy. Watch the clamps.

I have the clamps. I got 'em.

All right. Easy, easy, girl.

Okay. Okay.

So the beanbag will stabilize

Mr. Cooper's cervical spine.

And it's flexible enough that Dr. Warren

can intubate and reposition if he needs to.

Once he intubates, I will
leave the surgery to you.

A beanbag?

Well, inspiration can come from anywhere.

In this case... day care.

You see that?

I plant the seed of innovation,
I nurture it, and voila...

You rose.

Am I a fantastic leader or what?

All hail the chief.

When's hunt coming back?

Not soon enough.

Thank you, doctor. Hey.

Hey. Ooh. You okay?

Yeah, yeah, I'm good. I just--

I just need some more coffee, I think.

Oh, well, listen, hey, if you're too tired,

you know, we don't have to go out tonight.

You don't want to go out?

No, no, no, no. I mean, I didn't
say that I don't... wanna--

Oh, my God. When am I gonna
stop freaking people out?

I-I-I don't mean to be the big, sad widow

and I don't mean to bring the room down.

I-I don't want to ruin other people's fun--

Hey, Teddy, I'm just-- I-I
thought you were tired.

So we're super excited
about ladies night out.

It's gonna be fun. Yeah?

Yeah. Okay.

Yay. Yay.

We are bad, selfish people.

A woman is counting on us.

She is leaning on us when she is
feeling vulnerable and alone,

and we are talking about
dancing and getting it on

and not even being halfway
decent friends to her

in her time of need.

Uh, you were gonna ditch her
so you could get it on?

Where do you think we got the idea?

I don't know what you're talking about.

Anyway, look, I only canceled

because I knew the two
of you would be there.

Now what's your excuse?

I wanted to salsa.

No, nobody gets salsa.

We get ladies night with Teddy.

And you will be there
and you will be there.

Well, I have-- no excuses.

I thought Mark-- no excuses.

I read so much. There's so many charts.

I just got so full, I think
things are falling out.

There's--there's nothing in my brain.

Lexie, why aren't you in the reading room?

I can do it.

Okay. I can--let me do--

No. No, no, no, you're not doing it.

But I-- no. No more using
my sister like a database.

We broke her.

It's over. W--


♪ Destroy the middle,
it's a waste of time ♪

♪ From the perfect start ♪

So I'll come back and get the...

The rest of my stuff another time.

♪ And if you're still breathing ♪

♪ You're the lucky ones ♪


♪ 'Cause most of us are heaving ♪



♪ Setting fire to our insides for fun ♪

I'll always be in love with you.

♪ To distract our hearts ♪

You're the love of my life.

I will never love another woman.

You don't even remember her name.

♪ And you caused it ♪

♪ And you caused it ♪

You take care of yourself.

♪ And you caused it ♪

Hi, Neil.

Am--am I...

Alive? I'm afraid so.

Where is everybody?

You didn't tell anyone
you were having surgery.

They didn't call just to check up on me?

You told them not to...

Several times.

What does that matter?

They're my family.

They should know not to listen to me.

I could've died.

They should've come.

I can't believe that they didn't come.

Well, let's call them.

Should we call them?

Yeah. Okay?

Yeah. Okay.

Yeah. Okay.

Oh, I got those ginger cookies for dessert.

Oh. Oh, no, no, no, no dessert.

No, we're having a glass of wine,

plate of food, then
everybody's on their way.

School night. Ooh.

What'd you tell Ben, you'd be
outta here in like an hour?

45 minutes.

I'm late. I'm sorry.

I-I just--I couldn't figure
out whether we wanted red

or white or rose.

And then I realized, why choose?

I mean, we've got the whole night.

That we do.

And movies. "Dirty dancing" and "beaches."



Cristina, are you there?

I can hear you breathing. Are you okay?

I'm here.

Are you feeling better?


I'm better. I...

Cristina, um...

I know that you don't
want to talk about it,

but... I'm here,


I just want to stay on the phone with you

until you want to hang up.

I'm here.

I'm here.

The human body is made up of systems

that keep it alive.

There's the one that keeps you breathing...

And the one that keeps you standing...


You feeling better?


The flu.

Oh. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Fine.

You mind if I join you?

Oh. Oh, yeah. Not at all.

You know,

Sloan turned out to be a good chief.

Sloan? I-I asked for you

or Webber if you wouldn't do it.

Sloan was chief?

Mark Sloan?

Yeah. He wasn't bad.

Don't let him know I said that, though.

The one that makes you hungry...

♪ All right ♪

♪ I guess it's all all right ♪

♪ I got nothing left ♪

And the one that makes you happy.

They're all connected.

Take a piece out...

And everything else falls apart.

So do you know why I brought
you all here this morning?

To help you,

because even though we all
take the boards alone,

if we work together, we can all pass.

And it's only when our
support systems look like

they might fail us...

♪ And say they're still alive ♪

If you're not at the hospital, you're here.

You sleep here, you eat here.

There are no distractions, no breaks.

This is the Grey method, and it starts now.

♪ I was surprised you stuck around ♪

That we realize how much

we've depended on them all along.

♪ That it's all all right ♪

♪ I guess it's all all right ♪

♪ I got nothing left inside of my chest ♪

I'm gonna fail my boards. I need to study.

Come on in.

♪ I got nothing left inside of my chest ♪

♪ But it's all all right ♪