Every cell in the human body regenerates on average every seven years. Like snakes, in our own way we shed our skin. Biologically we are brand new people. We may look the same, we probably do, the change isn't visible at least not in most of us, but we are all changed completely forever. When we say things like "People don't change" it drives scientists crazy. Because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy, matter, it's always changing. Morphing. Merging. Growing. Dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting them be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing, despite every scientific indication, that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change, that's up to us. It can feel like death, or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.

With You I'm Born Again is the first episode of the seventh season and the 127th overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.

Short Summary[edit | edit source]

The hospital staff is trying to deal with physical and emotional trauma in the wake of the deadly rampage of a vengeful gunman. As Dr. Perkins, a trauma counselor, is brought in to help in the recovery and to assess each doctor's readiness to return to work, Derek makes a spontaneous decision to resign as Chief and rushes back into surgery, taking everything a little too fast, and Cristina buries herself in her wedding planning.

Full Summary[edit | edit source]

Bailey is on a plane with Tuck, heading back to Seattle after visiting her parents for a month. She and the woman in her row strike up a conversation and Bailey says, when asked, she's a surgeon. The woman asks if she knew any of the doctors from the shooting, but Bailey doesn't answer.

In the hospital, Webber stands on the catwalk, looking over his hospital. 

Meredith is in the conference room as she talks to the crisis counselor about how she's ready to be back at work. She's tired of being at home doing nothing and she's ready to return. She mentions she's worried about Cristina and how the last time she got married, Meredith had to cut her out of her wedding dress. The counselor mentions again that Meredith watched her husband get shot, but she insists Derek is fine and is coming back to work today. We see a flashback of the day Derek was shot, of the surgery, but Meredith keeps insisting they're all fine as her pager goes off.

The page turns out to be about Derek, who's currently sitting in a holding cell. He's checking out some of the injuries of his fellow inmates as Meredith walks up, pissed. She just looks at him and says, "Again, Derek?"

Bailey walks up to the Chief as the staff mills around. He says they missed her and that the place just isn't the same. He then asks if she got cleared for surgery, and Bailey is confused. She didn't know they had to be cleared and wants to know who has to clear her.

In the elevator, Mer promises the next time it happens she'll leave Derek there. He reminds her that's what she said last time as they step off and fall into line with Cristina. Mer tells her that Derek got arrested--again--for reckless endangerment. Cristina wants to know if he's lost his license yet, and Mer says that the cops won't charge him because they worship him. Cristina is looking at pages from wedding magazines and Mer wants to know what she's looking at. Dresses, it turns out, and Cristina announces she won't wear white because it's sexist and vaguely racist. No white, no veils, no rice, and no mother. Meredith informs Derek she hasn't been cleared for surgery and it's all his fault. As chief, he says, he can overrule the counselor. April walks up with Derek's lab coat and some brain scans for him, talking about a patient that came into the E.R. Meredith can't believe that April's been cleared for surgery. 

They all walk into the main area of the hospital where the staff applauds Derek's return. He gives a short speech, thanking Webber for filling in for him while he was gone and for all the support while he was out. Pausing, he looks down at the scans and then apologizes, saying it's all a lie and that's just what people say. The truth is, he hates being chief. He tells Webber that he's the real chief and that Derek quits. Most people look stunned, but Bailey is laughing.

Alex is being examined by Teddy, who says that the bullet is near the surface and she can take it out. Alex wants to keep it, it's his war wound and, besides, chicks dig these things. Teddy looks less sure but doesn't stop him as he leaves.

April, Derek, and Meredith are looking at the chordoma patient as Callie and Mark come in. The tumor is moved down the brain stem and Derek says Mark will have to split the patient's face open to get the whole thing out. Callie says the broken jaw itself would be excruciating, wondering if the kid knows the world of pain he's in for. Meredith voices concerns about how enmeshed the tumor is, but Derek shuts her down. They decide that the surgery will take place within a week and Mer reminds her husband he's not cleared for surgery yet. He says he'll get cleared and leaves the room.

Webber is back in his office, dancing it out and celebrating as he adjusts things back to how he wants them to be. Meredith catches him and he tells her it's just a little exercise. She's asking Webber to override the counselor's decision, but he says no. Andrew Perkins is the best and if he's saying no, then she needs to go talk to him.

Lexie's up next with Perkins, talking about Hunt and Cristina's wedding. She says it's almost like a silver lining and that trauma can make people changes lives. It can sometimes be the best that could happen to them. She keeps trying to talk about other people, but Perkins asks her about herself. We flashback to the shooting and then to a group therapy session. Lexie is anxious, her leg bouncing. No one is talking in the session until Cristina finally mentions getting a really good taco from a food truck. People seem to want to talk about that until Lexie interrupts, saying she read a book about the history of mass murders in the US. That's what happened to them, she reasons, it was a mass murder. She goes off on the semantics, of why it's a mass murder and not a serial killing or spree killing. 

Owen and Derek walk down the hallway, Owen asking if he has any regrets about quitting as the Chief. Derek says he has none, asking if Owen has any about proposing to Cristina. Owen has none and Derek comments that getting shot might not be the worst thing after all. Owen needs a best man and even though the two aren't that close, Derek is married to the other Twisted Sister and that kind of makes them brothers in a way. Derek says he'd be honored.

Bailey is meeting with Perkins for the first time, he comments that the day of the shooting was particularly hard for her. She recounts the day Tuck was born, saying that was a particularly difficult day, but in the end her son was born and her husband lived. At the end of the day of the shooting, however...it was the worst day of her life. Flashback to her packing up with Tuck as Ben comes up to her in the street. He says he was playing golf, his phone was off. She tells him that 18 people were shot, 11 died, one in her arms and he was playing golf. Loading Tuck into the car, she tells him they're going to her mom's. He tries to ask her when she's coming back, but Bailey ignores him as the cab drives away. 

The mother of the boy with the massive tumor says no way. She will not let them cut his face open, break it in two. Derek says that he wants to offer her some comfort, but there is none to be offered. He reminds her that every medical advancement started with the statement "That sounds crazy", but that it might help. She eventually agrees. Meredith goes over the risks; he might never wake up, he could lose the ability to move, to speak, to eat. He could require round-the-clock care for the rest of his life. Even if all goes well, he will still be facing months of pain and recovery. They need to understand all the risks before agreeing. As she goes to leave she tells Derek that if he's going to drive so fast, the least he could do is wear a seatbelt.

Alex is telling Perkins that he's been working in the clinic and the pit, but it makes no sense that he can't operate. Perkins wants to talk about the incident last week and Alex says that she's not his responsibility, she's not his girlfriend anymore. Flashback to the E.R. where Mark is suturing someone while Alex observes. Lexie comes up to him, freaking out that her patient doesn't have her medication, doesn't even know their names. If she gives her the wrong thing, she could kill her. Lexie thinks that woman wants to die, that she wants Lexie to kill her. She's melting down, destroying the E.R. as Mark yells at Alex to get her out of there. He just walks away.  Perkins wants to know why and Alex says that he almost died trying to stop the shooter and he's a legend, getting so much tail carrying a bullet in his chest. Perkins asks if Alex is always this crass or if it's a defense mechanism. Alex responds that he's had enough crazy as Mark bursts in demanding to know why Perkins cleared Lexie for surgery. Just last week he had to commit her to psych against her will and wants to know what kind of doctor Perkins is. 

Lexie appears behind him, telling Perkins that it's okay, he can tell Mark. Alex makes his escape as Perkins explains that Lexie got a hefty dose of drugs and slept for almost 50 hours straight. Waking up, she was fine. Perkins explains that most of them have PTSD and that Lexie's caused sever sleep deprivation, which led to her break down. All she needed was sleep and once she got that, she was okay to work again.

Owen and Teddy are working on a trauma and he asks her about the guy she's seeing. She tells him that she's happy he's getting married, and when he looks skeptical, she insists that she really is.

Meredith, Cristina, Lexie, and Jackson are sitting in the hallway and Cristina threatens to kick Jackson out of the wedding if he does the chicken dance or starts a conga line. April comes up and says that in the cafeteria someone called her Reed and asks why she's not dead. Lexie tells her to bring a lunch and just keep it in her locker, to stay away from the cafeteria because everyone just stares. Alex comes in with his papers that he's been cleared and Mer can't believe it. It's down to her and Cristina being the ones left and she laments they'll be serving slushies at the movie theater. Cristina says she'd go dermatology first, and Jackson chimes in he'd go gyno before that. Lexie says she'd go psych and everyone goes quiet, staring at her, before she tells them it was a joke and the laugh. Meredith wonders what Perkins has against her and it's suggest that he's seen her files, knows who her mother is, or knows that she told the shooter to kill her. Bailey comes around the corner and pauses, looking at them all before telling them she's happy to see them. She then hands out charts, telling everyone to get moving before telling Jackson and April she's sorry about the loss of their friends. She then hands them a bowel impaction and tells them to get moving.

Perkins asks Derek if he should be worried about impulsivity after he quit the position as chief that morning. Derek admits he'd been wanting to quit since before he was shot, but he didn't have the courage. Being shot reminded him that life was short and he had to think less, and just do. Perkins asks if the shooting was clarifying for him, and Derek just says a lot of people died that day. Flashback to Derek waking up in his hospital bed with April there, apologizing for getting him shot. Derek tells her that the shooter was looking for him, that he's the one who got everyone shot.

Derek is in the car, speeding through Seattle. His letter clearing him for surgery is on the passenger seat as he steps on the gas, taking off.

Meredith walks in on Perkins and Teddy kissing, asking if that's what she needs to do to get cleared. Telling her he'll call her later, Teddy leaves. Meredith says it was creepy, inappropriate, and she wants someone else. Teddy, as it turns out, was never a patient. She was cleared before he got there and they met in the cafeteria. Meredith demands to know why she isn't cleared even through everyone else is. He doesn't think she's being honest with either him or herself, a dangerous situation and wants to know what she's holding back. Flashback to Mer in stirrups, Cristina next to her. She makes her friend promise not to tell Derek about the miscarriage, and that Owen and April have to promise the same. Cristina must make them both promise and Meredith sends her back to the hospital to tell them. The doctor comes in to perform the DNC, going over the side effects before beginning.

Teddy is telling Arizona that Meredith saw her and Perkins, but Arizona interrupts about how Callie is watching her sleep, something she only does when something is up. She's worried Callie is going to propose or talk about making babies, neither of which are things Arizona is ready for. She doesn't want Callie to say something and pop the happy pink bubble they're living in. Teddy tells her to pop it.

Webber tells Derek he's officially reinstated, making sure Derek has no regrets. He also wants to make sure Derek is okay, even though Perkins cleared him. He talks about how he's not all the way okay, and he wasn't the one who was shot. Derek says he feels good, it's the adrenaline and that's what feels good.

In the OR, the boy is being prepped for surgery and they begin to cut his face open. The gallery is full, Meredith unable to believe she's not down there. Owen and Webber are watching, Owen saying he's seen less damage in war. They find the tumor and being removing it. Cristina is flipping through a wedding magazine with Mer grabs her and pulls her into the hallway. She says it's all wrong, that Derek is down there with April assisting, Cristina not even paying attention. Meredith tells her that they are not better, and Cristina realizes Meredith is trying to talk her out of the wedding. She says that Mer doesn't get to do this, but Mer counters that while Derek is the love of her life, Cristina is her soulmate so she does get to do this. She wants to know why there's a rush, why now. Cristina tells her that she needs to tell Derek about the miscarriage, that she won't be okay until she does.

In the conference room, Perkins and Cristina sit in silence. He tells her it's okay to wait, that the hospital will work with her for as long as it takes. She asks if she's getting special treatment because she had to operate with a gun to her head. He says that she missed their appointment last week, she was late today, Cristina tells him it's because she's getting married and asks if she can go. Perkins wants to know what she thinks about when she thinks about going into the OR again. She instead picks up a magazine, talking about how happy they all are in the pictures. They have everything they want and she feels sorry for them. They're simple, all they want is to get married. She thinks people are either born simple or born like her. She wants to be simple, to be happy over finding the perfect dress, the right flowers. No one holds a gun to the head of a simple girl.

Flashback to Owen trying to open the door to the house, but it's chained shut. Cristina tells him he's late, scared as she curls up on the couch under a blanket. She tells him she doesn't want to be alone, and Owen promises that he's not going anywhere, he'll never leave again. He holds up the ring, proposing and she slides it on. She thanks him.

Outside the hospital, Bailey is heading home when she sees Ben. He says that he can't apologize for his phone being off, he was just playing golf. It was nothing he did on purpose and he missed her. Bailey tells him he's a good man, a kind, handsome, smart man. He's perfect but she's busy holding herself together. He's not taped and glued together, he can't be where she is because he wasn't there that day. Right now that's too much for her to handle. He tells her to take care of herself and kisses her hand before walking away.

Meredith and Derek are making out in the on call room and he tells her he wants to make a baby, right here, right now. Pulling his shirt off, she sees his scar and hesitates, about to say something when his pager goes off. The boy with the tumor is thrashing around in bed, in too much pain to bear. He's had all the morphine he can, but it's not helping. Derek tells him that this is his fight now, they've done all they can and now he's in the driver's seat. He has to fight now. Turning to the mom, he reminds her her son won't die of pain, that the pain means he's healing. They won.

Driving home, Derek gets pulled over once again.

Meredith walks into the cell block at the prison, all ready to go to Cristina and Owen's wedding. Derek promises that they'll make the wedding and she corrects him; she'll make the wedding. Taking the rings from his coat pocket, she leaves him in jail as promised. 

Lexie is in the kitchen as Alex comes in for a beer. He tells her she looks hot, for whatever it's worth. She tells him that he might think he's a badass for living, but she's the reason he lived. While he was dying, he was crying out for the wife who left him which makes him the opposite of a badass, for whatever it's worth. Triumphant, she walks out of the room.

Mark admits to Callie that he's jealous. Callie sees Arizona walk in and tells Mark she's going to do it. He reminds her she's drunk, which she says is why she's going to do it. Arizona walks over and Callie blurts out that she wants her girlfriend to move in. She says Arizona already has a drawer and a toothbrush and she wants her to have more, a dresser and a whole blow-dryer. Mark tells her she's doing a great job and leaves the two. Arizona, asking if that's all, agrees immediately to move in to the place she basically lives at anyway. 

Meredith finds Owen and asks if he's okay before admitting that Derek isn't going to be coming. She hand him the rings, telling him Mark looks great in a suit and would make a good choice. Owen says he's okay, looking towards the stairs and asking Mer if Cristina is going to come down them. She says yes before going to check on her best friend.

Cristina is standing on the bed in a red dress. Meredith says she looks beautiful, Cristina says she knows. She asks about Owen and Mer tells her that he's perfect. Cristina smiles, thanking her. 

The two women walk down the stairs together as Meredith talks about how change is the only constant in science and the idea people don't change is ridiculous. Energy and matter is always changing, morphing, merging, growing, and dying. As their wedding progresses, Mark looks at Lexie, Arizona, and Callie smile at each other, April starts crying. Cristina and Owen exchange rings, saying their I do's as Meredith intones that sometimes it feels like that at any moment, they can be born all over again.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main Cast[edit | edit source]

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Medical Notes[edit | edit source]

Biker Dude[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:

Derek evaluated the wound of a biker in the holding cell. He told him that it looked fine, but if the wound changed colors or got bigger to see a doctor.

Greg Bevell[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
    • Skull base chordoma
  • Treatment:
    • Tumor resection

Greg came into the ER with trouble breathing and a scan showed the largest skull base chordoma April had ever seen. She showed Derek the scan and he took on the case. A previous surgeon had broken the dura, which allowed the tumor to mushroom down into the spine. Derek said they'd have to split Greg's entire face open, breaking his jaw and even splitting his tongue. When they took the plan to Greg and his mother, his mother was adamantly opposed to it. However, after Derek spoke to her, she agreed to let them try it. They operated successfully and were able to remove the whole tumor.

Greg woke up after surgery and was in extreme pain. Derek pinned him down to the bed and told him that this was the fight. He needed to fight, but he was going to get better because the tumor wasn't there anymore.

Alex Karev[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
    • Remnant bullet
    • Emotional trauma
  • Treatment:
    • Group therapy
    • Psychiatric evaluation

Alex's bullet had migrated to the surface, so Teddy planned to extract it. However, he decided he wanted to keep it because it wasn't infected. He also had to be evaluated by Perkins in addition to attending a group therapy session.

Cristina Yang[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
    • Emotional trauma
  • Treatment:
    • Group therapy
    • Psychiatric evaluation

Cristina avoided her therapy sessions, skipping one entirely and being very late to another. She also attended a group therapy session with the other residents.

Miranda Bailey[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
    • Emotional trauma
  • Treatment:
    • Psychiatric evaluation

Bailey had to see Perkins to get evaluated so she could be cleared to return to surgery.

Mark's Patient[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
    • Facial laceration
  • Treatment:
    • Stitches

Mark was seen stitching up the face of a man in the ER.

Mrs. Rollins[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:

Mrs. Rollins came into the ER where she was treated by Lexie Grey, who, traumatized from the shooting and sleep-deprived, freaked out in the ER and had to be taken to psych.

Lexie Grey[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
    • Severe sleep deprivation
    • PTSD
  • Treatment:
    • Anti-psychotics
    • Benzodiazepine
    • Group therapy
    • Psychiatric evaluation

Mark admitted Lexie to psych against her will and she was given anti-psychotics and benzos and she slept almost 50 hours straight. After that, she was determined not to be a threat to herself or others, so she was released.

ER Patient[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:

Teddy and Owen were seen working together on a patient in the ER.

Derek Shepherd[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
    • Emotional trauma
  • Treatment:
    • Psychiatric evaluation

Derek had to be seen by Andrew Perkins to get cleared for surgery.

Meredith Grey[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
    • Miscarriage
    • Emotional trauma
  • Treatment:
    • D&C
    • Group therapy
    • Psychiatric evaluation

Meredith had a D&C following her miscarriage. She also had group therapy and an individual psychiatric evaluation so she could be cleared for surgery.

April Kepner[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
    • Emotional trauma
  • Treatment:
    • Group therapy
    • Psychiatric evaluation

April attended a group therapy session with the other residents and also had an individual session to get cleared for surgery.

Jackson Avery[edit | edit source]

  • Diagnosis:
    • Emotional trauma
  • Treatment:
    • Group therapy

Jackson attended a group therapy session with the other residents.

Music[edit | edit source]

Song Performer Scene
"Midnight Hour" Reflection Internal: Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek
  • Richard dances around his office until Meredith walks in.
"Undertow" Timbaland feat. The Fray & Esthero
  • The residents eat lunch and talk in the tunnels.
  • Alex comes in, bragging that he's been cleared for surgery.
  • Meredith doesn't know why she hasn't been cleared for surgery.
  • Bailey comes in and gives them all assignments.
"Teach You To Fly" Wiz Khalifa
  • Derek has just been cleared for surgery and is driving very fast.
"Thistle & Weeds" Mumford & Sons
  • Derek operates on Greg Bevell.
  • Meredith watches from the gallery.
  • Cristina looks at bridal magazines.
  • Meredith drags Cristina out of the gallery.
  • Meredith is worried about Cristina and Cristina is worried about her.
  • Cristina tells Meredith to tell Derek about the miscarriage.
"Backed Into the Corner" Amy Stroup
  • Owen proposes to Cristina and she accepts.
  • Cristina and Andrew stare at each other and Cristina goes back to her magazine.
  • Bailey tells Ben she needs to put herself back together.
  • Meredith and Derek make out and he suggests they make a baby.
"Stare Into the Sun" Graffit6
  • Derek speeds and gets arrested again.
  • Meredith comes to the jail, takes the ring, and leaves him there.
"Salt in the Wound" Delta Spirit
  • Cristina gets ready to get married.
  • Owen watches Cristina and Meredith come down the stairs.
  • The doctors all watch as Owen and Cristina get married.

Notes and Trivia[edit | edit source]


Grey's Anatomy 7x01 With You I'm Born Again promo on ABC september 23th

  • This episode's title originated from the song With You I'm Born Again, originally sung by Billy Preston & Syreeta.
  • This episode scored 14.32 million viewers.
  • Sarah Drew (April Kepner) and Jesse Williams (Jackson Avery) are now credited as series regulars.
  • Derek's sudden passion for driving too fast is probably a nod to Patrick Dempsey's passion about racing.
  • About a month has passed since the shooting in the season 6 finale.

Greys 7x01 Promo3

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Grey's Anatomy 7x01 Promo4

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Prisoner: Your lady looks pissed.
Meredith: Again, Derek?

Cristina: Perkins is no dummy. He can see the crazy right under the Meredith Grey surface.
Meredith: Again, Cristina, it's not funny, because you're not gonna get cleared either, and the two of us are gonna be serving slushies at the multiplex.
Cristina: Really? I'd choose dermatology over multiplex.
Jackson: No, I'd go gynecology over dermatology.
Cristina: Of course you would. Perv.
Lexie: I think I'd go pysch. That was a joke.
Jackson: That was good.

Alex: You look hot. The whole crazy eyes, tight dress thing is working for you, for whatever it's worth.
Lexie: You think that you're so badass because you lived, but I'm the reason why you lived. And while you were dying, you were crying out for the wife who left you. So that's the opposite of badass, for whatever it's worth.

Cristina: I never gave you any crap about your post-it.
Meredith: You look beautiful.
Cristina: I know. How's Owen? Is he good?
Meredith: Owen's perfect. He's perfect.
Cristina: Thank you.

Derek: It's great to be back. First of all, I would like to thank Dr. Webber for stepping up in my absence. Uh, I'm grateful for all you, for all of your support during my recovery, thank you. It's just... It's so great to be back as Chief. I'm grateful for the... I'm sorry, that's a lie. It's what people say, and the truth is I hate being Chief. I hate it. Chief Webber's our chief. And I'm sorry, but this giant... I gotta go look at this cardoma, I'm sorry... But I quit.

Lexie: I read a book. About the history of mass murders in the US. You know, that's the actual name of what happened to us, it was a mass murder. You can't call it a terrorist attack because the murders weren't political in nature. And we weren't the victims of a serial killer because Mr. Clark would have had to had murdered several people in a period longer than 30 days to qualify as a serial killer. We-- We could call it a spree killing which is defined as killings in two more locations with no break or pause in between 'cause Mr. Clark shot that guy in his car before he got here. But I-I'm not sure that, that counts as a true second location since it was so close to the hospital. Which means that we were a mass murder. Because it happened at one place, by one person, and more than four people were killed.

Meredith: What are we picking?
Cristina: Dress color. I'm not wearing white, it's sexist and vaguely racist. No white, no vail, no rice.
Meredith: Well, what would your mother say?
Cristina: Oh, no mother.

Meredith: You got cleared for surgery?
April: I did.
Meredith: Bitch.

Andrew: On the day of the shooting, I understand that you had a particularly difficult day.
Miranda: On the day I gave birth to my son, my husband had a car crash and he needed a craniotomy, and he almost died on Derek Shepherd's table. Now, that was a particularly difficult day, and at the end of that day, my son was born and my husband lived. But at the end of this day... The, um... Um, this day, was the worst day of my life.

April: I'm sorry I got you shot. Coming out of the office, I didn't listen, and then you got shot. I got you shot and I just wanna say that I am so, so sorry.
Derek: Gary Clark came here for me. I gave the order to pull the plug on his wife. I got everyone shot.

Richard: You feel good about this surgery?
Derek: That sounds like a loaded question.
Richard: Look, I know Perkins cleared you for surgery and I know better than to question your judgment. But I still have nightmares, and I go to two AA meetings a day, I'm not all the way back and I didn't get shot. That's what I mean when I say do you feel good about it?
Derek: I feel adrenaline. And yeah, the adrenaline feels good.

Teddy: Andrew and I just got busted by Meredith Grey.
Arizona: Callie's watching me sleep.
Teddy: What?
Arizona: She's watching me sleep and she only watches me sleep when something is up. And I'm afraid that she's gonna propose or start talking about making babies again, which I am open to, honestly. Just... Not right now. And I can feel her watching me and it is such hard work to keep my eyes closed but I know that if I open them I know something loaded is gonna come out of her beautiful mouth and pop the pretty pink bubble that we've been floating in.
Teddy: You want to pop the bubble.
Arizona: I don't, though.
Teddy: Believe me, I've been living in that bubble for years. "Oh, no, Owen and I, we're just friends, really." Finally knowing the truth, I don't regret that.
Arizona: My bubble is so pink and so pretty.
Teddy: Pop the bubble.

Andrew: You know, Dr. Yang, if you don't feel ready, there's no pressure. The hospital's prepared to work with you in anyway...
Cristina: Uh, I'm sorry? I'm getting special treatment because I'm the girl who operated with a gun to my head? If you don't wanna clear me, don't clear me.
Andrew: Well, you didn't show up to your appointment last week. You were very late today.
Cristina: I'm getting married.
Andrew: I heard that. Congratulations.
Cristina: Can I go now?
Andrew: When you think about going into an OR, how does that make you feel?
Cristina: God, the women in these magazines... Some of them are actually brides, you know, they're not all models. All smiling. It's like the only thing in the world that matters is that they find the perfect shoe to match that dress. God, you know, I knew these girls, I went to school with them. It's funny. I used to feel sorry for them. They're simple girls. They just wanna find the guy and get married, you know? Live. I don't know. I think your either born simple or you're born... me. I want to be the person who gets happy over finding the perfect dress. I want to be simple, because no one holds a gun to the head of a simple girl.

Ben: Miranda, um... I was playing golf. And I can't apologize for it 'cause it wasn't anything I did on purpose... I was just... I was playing golf. I missed you.
Miranda: You're a good man. You are handsome, and kind, and smart, and good. You're perfect. But, um... I'm busy... holding myself together with tape and glue. And a piece of me wishes that you hadn't played golf because... then you'd be all taped and glued too... And then maybe you'd be where I am. You're too much for me right now... 'cause I'm busy with the tape and the glue.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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