Grey's Anatomy s03e14 Episode Script

Wishin' and Hopin'

Previously on Grey's Anatomy: I want Seattle Grace to open a free clinic.
- Why? - I need something to hold onto.
- You need funding.
- I have eight million dollars.
- The Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic.
- I talked to Patricia.
- What's this? - They want to be Chief.
- She's in a nursing home.
- Alzheimer's.
I gave up everything.
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.
- Eight days.
Eight million dollars.
- And we're open for business.
And every now and then, something amazing happens.
She woke up completely aware.
She's her old self.
It happens.
Medically, we don't know why.
- It's just a random gift.
- What? How long will it last? It's different, but not long.
- She remembers.
- Pretty much everything.
Except the last five years.
She doesn't realize she has Alzheimer's.
We thought she should hear it from you.
So she'll know me? I'm going to walk in and she'll know who I am? She's been asking for you.
And against our betterjudgment, we start to have hope.
I need a signature.
I'd like to use the helicopter to transport a patient from Denver.
I found a way to fund a stereotactic robot.
It's early for you two to be chasing me down.
I'm going to be doing a pulmonary valve translocation on this patient.
- It's an excellent source of revenue.
- You gonna get in there? You got to fight with the big boys.
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.
- It's not that I underestimate you.
It's just that I don't think about you.
At all.
Well, you should.
I was heading down to the clinic.
Think I'll join you.
Gentlemen, ifyou'll excuse me.
- Nicely done.
- Mm-hmm.
What is going on? When did you get back from Europe? I went to Europe for two months, but that was I've been thinking about the fight we had, things I said.
- I said terrible things.
- It's fine.
No, it's not.
After you left I was upset.
Did I have a breakdown? I must have had a nervous breakdown.
Is this a hospital? Because I can't remember anything for the past two months.
The last thing I remember is the fight.
If you don't want to go to medical school, that is fine.
- Just take me home.
- I went to medical school.
I want to go home, Meredith.
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.
No! Mom? Mom? Mom! Somebody call 911! - She had chest pain.
- Chest pain and syncope.
My pulse was in the 200's 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 in Seattle Grace? This is where I'm doing my residency.
She's one of our finest interns.
Following in your very big footsteps.
Do you know a Richard Webber? Is he still a doctor here? What, the Chief? Richard Webber is the Chief? Of Surgery? 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.
No, no, no.
Don't touch that.
That was 79 dollars.
Oh, my God.
I have got to get out of here.
Burke has a bloodless pulmonary valve translocation flying in tomorrow.
I should be preparing.
You don't get to scrub in on that.
- How do you know? - Because I am.
- He picked you? - You guys ready? - Where is everybody? - Grey will be late.
- O'Malley should be back from vacation.
- No, no, the patients.
The underserved, uninsured we're supposed to be helping? The underserved, uninsured will come.
You'll see, just watch the door.
- They will come.
- I can't wait for the first patients.
It's gonna be amazing what Denny's money can do.
Just watch the door, Stevens.
Congratulations on the opening of the clinic.
It is open, isn't it? - Is Stevens all right? - She's watching the door, sir.
OK, 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! Dude, she's Callie O'Malley.
It's fast.
You know? It seems really very fast.
- Are you even happy? - We're incredibly happy.
Oh, yay! Well, great.
- Show her the ring.
- Oh.
Oh, that's so great.
Tiny diamonds are great because you know no one will ever try to steal it.
OK, that's it.
Yang, Burke needs you in cardio.
O'Malley, the Chief has a patient coming into the pit.
Stevens, Karev, go find me some patients.
I don't care where you get them, just get them.
They are spoiled, judgmental little children.
Don't let them get to you.
- Congratulations.
- Thank you.
We've been out of our Vegas room 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.
Um I didn't That's life, O'Malley.
That's life.
Now, this patient.
I removed a large tumor from her colon eight months ago.
She's been undergoing chemo and radiation.
We thought she had it beat.
Excuse me? Are you the doctors for Marina Wagner? - You brought her in? - She was barely breathing.
Think this could be food poisoning? We had sushi yesterday.
Could be from the radiation.
- What radiation? - From her cancer treatment.
She doesn't have cancer.
I'm her boyfriend, I'd know.
O'Malley, get a CBC, a CHEM-19, and a triple contrast abdominal CT.
- Excuse me.
- Yes, sir.
What? Is she all right? 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.
- But I'm stepping down soon.
- Stepping down? Well, I can only assume that was Adele's idea.
- Meredith.
- I'll be right there, Mom.
Go ahead.
She is lucid.
She woke up this morning with her memory back.
They say it's temporary.
My God.
Obviously, don't worry about work today.
You need to be with her.
I mean, this time It's a gift.
It's a gift.
Meredith's mother had some runs of SVT.
I'm ordering an echo.
- And she's lucid.
- What? - It happens, but it won't last.
- Is Meredith OK? Seems fine.
Her mother's gonna need the best care.
And you, Dr.
Yang, are the best.
Still not wearing the ring.
I'd 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 three carat, diamond cut, platinum.
It's the ring.
Then what? Are you using this surgery to pressure me into giving you an answer? - That why I'm not scrubbing in? - I need to give the others a chance.
Why? The echo please, Dr.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- You been waiting long? - Almost an hour.
- Are you my doctor? - I can be.
We have a clinic outside.
No wait.
What's wrong with you? It hurts when I pee.
- We can help with that.
- Yeah, that's easy.
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.
- But my co-pay's only ten bucks.
That's lunch.
- Sounds like TB.
- 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 surgeons, it's the most personal question.
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? Heart surgeons are know-it-alls.
The most ambitious, most driven.
They want it all and they want it now.
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 OK? I'm avoiding her, avoiding the gift.
Well, your gift wants to meet Derek.
What? What did you say? Not Derek your boyfriend.
Shepherd, the neurosurgeon.
She's gonna know that he's your boyfriend.
She has ways.
I'm in love with her.
She has that effect on people who aren't her daughter.
Hey, I heard about your mother.
- It's a gift.
- She's avoiding her.
- She's your mother.
She's really here.
- This is your chance to talk to her.
- Spend time with her.
- She has a long history - of being disappointed in me.
- You're a doctor.
Disappointment ends with a medical degree.
Can we get moving? It hurts when I pee.
Are you stealing patients from the ER? Yes.
But only because I have to know I did not spend my inheritance on an empty room with empty beds.
If I did that, I might go crazy.
George called dibs on crazy.
Think Callie's pregnant? - I'm going back to the ER.
- Keep your pants on.
We're going.
- What's going on? - Yeah.
Bambi got married.
What? Psst.
Sorry, one second.
- Everything OK? Are you off today? - You got married? Yeah.
I did.
It was I know it was impulsive.
Was it good impulsive or Meredith impulsive? Because if it was Meredith impulsive, maybe I can help get you out of it.
- No, it was it's a good thing.
- Good.
It's good.
But thanks for the backup.
You're welcome.
Congratulations, George.
Thank you.
People who hover in doorways Are coming from nowhere and are heading nowhere.
- You said that to me a lot growing up.
- You hovered in a lot of doorways.
Are you planning on coming to talk to me anytime soon? - Excuse me.
- Sure.
You know those cartoons where there's a bear, or whatever.
It's starving and looks at a table and the table turns into this delicious cooked turkey with lines 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.
- That's Not that I'm not happy for you, but why married so fast? You know the cartoons where there's a starving bear? - And it looks at a cute intern? - Well, congratulations! Thank you.
Thank you.
Oh, it's small.
I know it's small.
George insisted on paying for it himself.
- It's beautiful.
- You think so? - Yes.
- Yes.
So, tell me about yourself.
Well What's your life like? I I really do want to know you, Meredith.
Well, I have a boyfriend.
Does he understand the demands of your career? - They say they do but - He's great.
- He's a doctor too, so he gets it.
- Good.
- He's - Have you chosen a specialty? No.
It's still early.
Cristina's chosen cardiothoracics.
Well, I guess I'm just waiting to be inspired.
I'm happy now.
You know, I feel like I know who I am.
When you have someone in your life 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? Meredith was a force of nature.
Passionate, focused, a fighter.
What happened? You've gone soft.
Stammering about a boyfriend, saying you're waiting to be inspired? You kidding? I have a disease for which there is no cure.
That would be inspiration enough! 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 and discover that you're no more than ordinary! What happened to you? - How long have you been dating? - Just a couple of months.
We live in the same building.
I'd see her in the laundry room and she's really sexy when she folds clothes.
Once we started dating we got really serious really fast.
Now I'm just kind of like I don't even know who I was dating.
I don't even know her middle name.
I'm trying to fill out forms.
I'm stumped on the first question.
That's her middle name.
She knows I have a boyfriend, but not that it's you.
- Just keep it that way.
- OK.
She's charming, she's fabulous, then suddenly she's the enemy.
- The enemy? - Just don't get personal.
- You're being ridiculous.
- I am not.
- OK.
It's going to be fine.
- Just be careful.
She has ways.
Shepherd for your neuro consult.
- Hey, George.
Are you OK? - Yeah.
You seem kind of shaky and sweaty and pale.
Is it the marriage? You regretting it? The marriage is fine.
Do you mind taking that Taking the bloodwork to the lab for me? - Sure.
- Thanks.
- I think I need to sit down.
- George, if you need to talk Thanks.
Are you OK? - You're sweating.
- No, I'm good.
- What's your middle name? - I don't tell anyone.
Come on, we're married.
I don't even know your middle name.
OK, I knew it.
It's your weird and judgey friends.
- You let them get to you.
- No, it's I don't I don't know your middle name.
God, I can barely breathe.
You didn't know my middle name last week and you could breathe just fine.
What? What about a functional MRl? Now, while I'm lucid? An MRl is not going to show us anything new.
No test is going to help us understand what's going on.
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 I 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 thought you were here for me.
To offer me some hope, to tell me about some new treatment, but you're here for her.
An attending, a neurosurgeon? No wonder she's unfocused.
I don't think you understand.
I understand.
I've seen men like you.
Threatened by a woman who's their equal.
You want someone to admire you.
And you don't care about the damage you do to her along the way.
Get out.
I need to lay down.
No, no, no.
Hey! Hey! Hey, buster! Do you know how much it costs to have these linens laundered? I'm sick.
Shaking and sweaty.
My mouth is dry.
My body aches.
- Fine.
- Karev, replace O'Malley in the OR.
I feel sick.
I'm nauseous and achy.
Can I lay down? This is Marina Wagner, your colon cancer patient? - Where's O'Malley? - Curled up in the clinic.
- Is he OK? - Well, he's married.
Ten blade.
Stolen non-emergent ER cases and sick hospital staff.
This is what eight million dollars buys.
I swear on my life if I hear you say eight million dollars one more time It's not about the money.
It's it's Denny.
It's his legacy.
I was looking for meaning.
- This was supposed to be meaningful.
- It will be.
Eight million dollars worth? Uh, excuse me, are you Can I Are you the doctors? - Yes, we are.
- Are you a patient? - Like an actual free clinic patient? - Not me.
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 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 should go home, O'Malley.
Clearly whatever you have is contagious.
- Let's go.
- Aren't you from the lab? Yeah, I feel like crap.
Is that the lady you gave Marina Wagner's blood to? - Yeah.
- You all feel shaky and nauseous? It's awful.
- She's toxic.
- Callie? A lot of us feel that way.
The patient's blood is toxic.
It's making us sick.
Has the Chief started Marina's operation? They were wheeling her up as I came down.
What's the extension for OR one? Patient's blood is toxic.
Any contact is dangerous.
- Nobody goes in there.
- How's he doing? His BP is starting to stabilize.
He's doing better on oxygen.
It's good he got out when he did.
Shepherd? Can you sign this? - Can I help? - You should be with your mother.
I don't want to.
The Chief is down, Alex is down.
- I would like to help.
- Dr.
You want to help, talk to your resident.
- What do you got? - Herbal supplement in her purse.
The lab guys think it combined with the chemo chemicals, - turned her blood into a neuro-toxin.
- We're lucky they're not all dead.
- She's alive because she's intubated.
- Who got them out? O'Malley.
- George.
- Callie.
She was toxic, her blood was toxic.
Not our marriage.
- You thought our marriage was toxic? - No.
All our people are all being treated.
Now what do we do about her? Dr.
Grey? Your Holter monitor shows you're having runs of tachycardia every hour.
Burke would like to do a radio-ablation.
Why would he recommend surgery when medication can keep it under control? Alzheimer's patients aren't compliant with their meds.
And apparently Meredith says you're particularly difficult.
I could elect not to treat it at all.
Your stress test shows coronary artery disease.
That with the arrhythmias could cause 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 very sorry, Dr.
Grey, but technically, that decision isn't yours.
It's Meredith's.
Going in without protection is out of the question.
- HAZMAT suits.
- Not sterile.
Risk of infection's too great.
Ortho has sterile suits they use for bone replacement.
- Ten minutes to get suited up.
- Vent the OR.
Let's get those suits now.
This is a maxi pad.
Heavy flow day.
Mini pad, pretty self-explanatory.
Just peel the label and stick it.
The tampon we've already gone over.
So, are we clear on everything? Kelley, I understand that you're a little mortified that your dad dragged you in here, but can you just talk or nod? - I get it, OK? - Great.
How's it going with our first patient? Kelley's a woman.
I'm going back to being a surgeon.
Can I go to the gallery and learn something, if that's OK? Go ahead.
If you go to the front desk and fill out some paperwork, - I can get you out of here.
- Of course.
Of course.
Uh thank you.
Since my wife died, I've been in the woods a little with Kelley.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
You OK, Kelley? Any cramps? A heating pad would Could I be pregnant if I had sex last week before the period thing? It would really suck if I was pregnant.
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? Anyway, you could like, answer me before my dad gets back.
I'm not sure refusing treatment is what you want.
Apparently what I want doesn't matter.
It isn't even legally binding.
So it's really about what you want.
You're in charge.
You think I like making these decisions for you? You think it's fun to get calls asking if it's OK to change your medication? Asking whether I was planning on giving the nurse who changes you every morning a Christmas tip? But I do it.
I do it because there is nobody else.
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.
- Let me refuse the surgery.
- No.
- Why not? - Because killing my mother is not going to be another thing that happens to me.
These suits are airtight.
These packs recirculate the air trapped inside.
Batteries haven't been charging long.
You got 30 minutes before you have to come out.
My God.
The anesthesia's wearing off.
She's waking up.
- Thirty minutes.
- She's fighting intubation.
If we go before the seals are secure we won't last and she will die.
- The guys are two minutes out.
- She doesn't have two minutes.
Addison! - Get the hell out of there! - She's awake and open on the table.
- Either help me or shut the hell up! - What do you need? I can't find the chart.
I need to know her weight, so I can dose her.
Estimate, she looks about sixty kilos.
It's OK.
You're OK.
It's OK.
Got it.
I got you.
I got you.
Looks like SVT.
Page Dr.
He's already gone into surgery.
I'll get the adenosine.
Carotid massage.
Carotid massage.
Carotid massage can reboot the heart and stop the SVT.
Hold on.
Hold on, please.
Hold on, please.
Hold on.
Hold on.
Um, I'll go get Dr.
You're good.
Sharp under pressure.
You'll make an extraordinary surgeon.
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? There is this man who 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.
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 is that I regret staying with Adele.
That's the only gift I can 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 room.
- How much time do you have? - Eight minutes.
Now listen to me and do everything I say.
Kelley, your pregnancy test is negative and you're clean for STDs.
- Thank God.
- Great.
I'm 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 STD.
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.
- OK.
You're going to live.
- Callie, wait.
I was a little bit heroic in there.
I thought you'd be proud of me.
You were poisoned and you thought it was about me.
- It felt like an anxiety attack.
- About me! You see, 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 you get around your weird, judgey friends for one day and you're wracked with uncertainty.
Toxic gas level uncertainty.
I guess it was too much to hope you'd just stand up for me.
And my middle name is Iphegenia! OK? I can't wait to hear what your pals have to say about that.
That was pretty cool, going in and putting her back under.
Cool or stupid.
Take your pick.
All right.
I gotta Enough.
What's going on? The anesthesiologist didn't have time to drop an NG 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.
You'll need to milk the bowel to get out the excess fluid.
Pack her and wrap her and get her stable.
- How's George? - Medically, he's fine.
Emotionally, he's a little stunted.
- You don't marry the rebound girl.
- You don't marry anyone on a whim.
- He needs our support.
- He doesn't need us.
- He's got his Vegas show wife.
- Ooh.
Chief, they're at 32 minutes.
You got to pull them out.
How you doing on air? - I'm out.
- You go.
I'll wrap it.
Alone? No, you can't.
Burke? Burke.
Burke! Burke.
That's not good.
OK, 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 more than 20 seconds.
- Dr.
Sloan, do you want to go first? - I'm not going in there.
- What? - 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 three lengths of my parents' pool underwater.
You're up, Dr.
Let's get her masked.
Sloan, give her the lap pads.
You're gonna wet them and pack the cavity.
If you feel faint, get out.
Come on, Yang.
- I packed the wound.
- Dr.
I couldn't I couldn't wrap it.
Secure the plastic along her sides.
It's got to be tight.
Come on, Stevens.
Come on.
I couldn't I didn't It twisted.
The seal needs to be as close to vacuum tight as possible.
It will inflate and then you'll know it's secure.
Come on, Grey.
Come on.
- She still toxic? - She's on CRRT.
It's a 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 going to be OK.
I was hoping you'd never have to know about any of this.
I thought all the bad stuff of my life was over when I met you.
It is Marina Rose.
That's my name.
Heroic work all of you.
Sloan, let's check on our patient.
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.
Eight million dollars 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? She's got 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 if I'd fought harder for you, maybe We would have had a wonderful life together, Ellis.
- You think so? - I do.
We would've done our fellowship here.
And then you would have fought me for Chief and probably won.
And I wouldn't have minded because we'd have kids at home.
We have kids? Meredith would've needed a brother and a sister.
- Kids need family.
- We would have 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 have been happy.
Just like Meredith says she's happy.
And that would have changed everything.
Once the kids grew, then we'd have each other.
We would pretend to miss them, but secretly we'd be relieved, because then we could run around the house naked and eat chocolates out of the fridge for breakfast.
I would take the left side of the bed and you would take the right.
And we could grow old together.
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.
The chocolates in the fridge.
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 fume-y.
Hey! It's the little woman.
So, what are your plans now? You're not moving in, are you? Nice.
- Wait, Callie.
- Forget it, just No.
You're supposed to be my closest friends.
Callie'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.
Iphe - Don't you dare.
- OK.
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? Thought you said you didn't think about me.
I don't.
I am actively not thinking about you.
Right now.
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? Yeah.
- I'm not letting you scrub in.
- I'm not wearing a ring.
- OK.
- OK then.
Yes! OK! OK! OK! OK! 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 going to have a breakthrough.
They're going to 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 and 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.

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