All I Want is You is the tenth episode of the twelfth season and the 255th overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.

Short Summary

As the hospital deals with Meredith's trauma, Maggie and Callie perform a risky, experimental surgery on Alex's 15-year-old patient against his professional opinion. Meanwhile, Owen and Nathan are still at odds with each other, and Maggie and Andrew's relationship continues to develop.

Full Summary


Main Cast

Guest Stars


Medical Notes

Meredith Grey

  • Diagnosis:
    • Emotional trauma
  • Doctors:
    • Therapist
  • Treatment:
    • Talk therapy

Meredith was in therapy, mandated by Bailey. Meredith believed she was fine and would be in and out. However, she had several sessions with him and at the end, he said she needed to figure out what was next and he felt comfortable signing the papers for Bailey.

Heart Patient

  • Diagnosis:
    • Indigestion
  • Treatment:
    • Antacid
    • Upper endoscopy

A patient, 55, was brought in with chest pain. They determined he had indigestion and gave him an antacid and scheduled an upper endoscopy.

Maya Roberts

  • Diagnosis:
    • Chondrosarcoma
  • Treatment:
    • Tumor resection
    • 3D printed sternum and ribs

Maya, 15, had chondrosarcoma. She'd had her right leg amputated below the knee two years prior, but the cancer had recurred in her chest. She came to GSM hoping for a miracle. Alex consulted with Maggie and Callie and suggested titanium plates, the standard of treatment to bridge the gap after surgical resection of the cancer. Alex wanted the safest option, so they settled on the plates. However, when Maya heard about it, she asked about revision surgeries and decided she wanted another option. She consulted with Maggie and Callie and they made a plan to use a 3D printer to make Maya a new rib cage. Alex believed it was too risky, but Maya decided she wanted it. When they went to place the printed frame after removing the cancer, they found it didn't fit. In order to finish the procedure, they decided to pull on Maya's ribs to create the space they needed. It worked and they were able to place the new ribs. Maya was stable and awake after surgery.

Paramedic Ted

  • Diagnosis:
    • Partial-thickness burns to upper chest
  • Treatment:
    • Burn treatment

Ted was brought into the ER after the rig he was on exploded. He had partial-thickness burns to his upper chest, which were treated in the ER.

Paramedic Jonathan

  • Diagnosis:
    • Depressed skull fracture
    • Liver laceration
  • Treatment:
    • Wound vacuum
    • Ventriculostomy
    • Venovenous bypass

Jonathan was brought into the ER after the rig he was on exploded. He had serious abdominal injuries and a depressed skull fracture. They used a wound vacuum to close his abdomen and put a ventriculostomy in his head. They planned to go back in the next day to operate to repair his abdomen and remove the drain. In surgery, his drain was easily removed, but when they removed the wound vacuum, he started bleeding profusely and wasn't clotting. Owen had Riggs paged in and together, they did a venovenous bypass, which was successful and allowed them to repair his liver.


Song Performer Scene
"Daughter" Sleeping at Last
  • Amelia tells Owen his sister loved Riggs for a reason.
  • Owen asks Amelia to go have dinner with him and she accepts.
  • Alex comes to hold Maya's hand as she's wheeled into surgery.
  • He asks her surgeons to give them a moment.
  • Maya cries and says she doesn't want to die and he says she won't.
  • She asks him to keep her mom company.
"Run Run Run" Jill Scott
  • Richard realizes DeLuca is seeing Maggie.
  • Meredith tell her therapist he's bad at this.
  • Callie and Penny meet in the stairwell and kiss.
  • Meredith's therapist says she has people and doesn't believe she wants to be alone anymore.
  • Meredith, Maggie, and Jo wait for Alex to carpool.
  • Jo leans over to kiss Alex once he's in the car.
  • Meredith's therapist reminds her she's alive and she gets to decide what's next.
  • Maggie asks Meredith what she wants to do.

Notes and Trivia

Grey's Anatomy 12x10 Promo "All I Want Is You" (HD)

Grey's Anatomy 12x10 Promo "All I Want Is You" (HD)

  • This episode's title originated from the song All I Want is You, originally sung by U2.
  • This episode scored million viewers.
  • The table read for this episode took place on November 6, 2015.


Episode Stills


See Also

A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.

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