Grey's Anatomy s14e17 Episode Script

One Day Like This

24 hours.
1,440 minutes.
86,400 seconds.
That's all it takes for a patient to go from sick to healthy, from hopeful to dire Oh! Sun's up, Doc.
I'm outta here.
Let you sleep as long as I could.
Oh, so ridic.
Ja, ja, ich komme I'm coming.
Okay, okay, okay, keep your pants on They're on.
Oh, my God! Hi! One day can bring you back from the brink change your entire life with one heartbeat, one single breath.
What the hell are you doing here? It's why doctors watch you like a hawk, hold you for observation.
Hey, grab this for me? I'll be right there.
Hey, you break it, you buy it.
It's why we behave as if your every move, every sound Can I help you, doctor Uh, Dr.
Marsh.
No, I'm fine, I'm good.
I'm great.
Just, um I had a kidney transplant.
every input I can see that.
Congratulations.
I can also see your ride is leaving without you.
and output.
No, when I said I had a kidney transplant, I meant I had a kidney transplant.
Just a little one.
I'm five-weeks post-op, and I'm I'm great.
I'm just is life or death.
Dr.
Marsh! Can I get a gurney over here?! I got it! Because it is.
Okay, I'm not finding you in the system, Mr.
Zigler.
Possibly because my last name is Rigler, with an R.
Ah.
I'm sorry.
It happens to the best of us, Dr.
Zepner? Ah, here you are.
Okay.
You were here a week ago with diverticulitis.
- Yeah.
- You saw Dr.
Bailey.
Yeah, it's the third time it happened to me, and she gave me antibiotics each time.
She didn't suggest surgery? Well, she said that antibiotics would be the less-invasive option, and I really wanted to go on my synagogue's youth trip.
You a little old for that? I'm a rabbi, and I've been around long enough to know you don't stick a junior rabbi with a bunch of hormonal teens on a weekend trip.
Anyway, I started feeling like I was coming down with something, and and then I got this rash.
Which I thought it would get better in a few days, but it got worse a lot a lot worse.
- Can I take a look? - Yeah.
Here we go.
Yeah.
Okay.
- O kay.
- Yeah.
All right.
Page Dr.
Avery, and tell the burn unit we're on our way.
So, tell me.
Tell you what? Whatever it is that you wanted to say, but you couldn't say in an e-mail or over the phone, that you had to show up at my door in the middle of the night.
I mean, it must be Is it Amelia's tumor? No, no, it's nothing like that.
Oh, I Is she pregnant? Owen, are you going back to Iraq? Will you just tell me what it is? I can't take it.
Amelia and I are done.
We're done, Teddy.
So, for the first time, you and me there's nothing standing in our way.
Okay.
So, I said something, so you gotta say something, so Go ahead ask.
I wasn't going to.
You want to know why I was operating not six weeks post-kidney-transplant.
You're dying to know, but you're too polite to ask, so ask.
I'm not polite.
It's none of my business.
Mm-hmm.
The thought did cross my mind.
Well, you know what they say doctors make the worst patients.
I'm rejecting it, aren't I? That's what's happening I'm rejecting my kidney, or I formed a clot.
Have you had any other symptoms oliguria, nausea, vomiting? Nothing.
Up until a few hours ago, I was fine.
A few hours ago, you were supposed to be on medical leave.
I was, but my pain's been at a consistent 3, and I've been off narcotics for weeks.
What's your immunosuppressive regimen? Tacro, azathioprine, and I stopped prednisone post-op day 4.
Any mTOR inhibitors? No.
I'm keeping that bullet in the chamber.
For the next time you defy doctors' orders and perform an organ recovery that someone else could've done? I mean, come on.
You cannot expect surgeons to just sit on the sidelines watching surgeries go by.
It's not gonna happen.
I donated half of my liver.
I spent the month in a bed.
Yeah, and I bet you hated every second of it.
Vicki Greenberg.
59 years old, fantastic mom, even better grandmother.
She can decoupage like a rock star and makes a ridiculously good salmon.
Your favorite patient.
Six years she's been waiting for that liver.
Me? I was on dialysis for a month when I got my kidney.
A month is hell, but it's nothing.
For six years, Vicki's been miserable, dying.
You think I was gonna leave that in anyone else's hands but mine? - No.
- No.
So I came back a week early, and I was fine until I wasn't.
Just tell me I didn't screw this up, Dr.
Grey.
Tell me I'm not gonna lose this kidney.
Well, we have to wait for your labs to come back.
I'll do an ultrasound, and let's just not get ahead of ourselves.
Too late.
Oh.
Hey.
What's the good word, Doc? I'm not making my synagogue trip, am I? Which means someone's gonna get pregnant, or drunk probably both.
Rabbi Oh, no, please Eli.
I mean, you're shellacking half my body in Vaseline.
I think we can dispense with the formalities.
Eli, you have toxic epidermal necrolysis, also known as TEN.
It's a reaction to the antibiotics you were prescribed.
It's what's causing your skin to separate from itself.
That sounds about as disgusting as it looks.
I-I thought I took the antibiotics as prescribed.
You did.
TEN is something that just happens to some patients.
Nobody's really sure why.
Hard to believe that something this disgusting just happens.
Dr.
Kepner and I are gonna do our very best to keep you comfortable and prevent this thing from progressing any further.
Oh, good.
'Cause I gotta be honest this is not my best look.
You sure there's no one we can call? A family member Oh, my wife, Elyse.
She's on a train.
She's on her way back from visiting her mother.
I don't really want to worry her.
Eli You're saying worry her.
Couldn't hurt to have her company is all.
How is he? You know the expression "makes his flesh crawl"? Yeah, he's kind of like that, except in a hundred times more pain.
Oh.
He had diverticulitis.
I gave him antibiotics For the third time.
You didn't want to I don't know try something different? I made a judgment call based on the standard of care.
You can take antibiotics a dozen times and no reaction.
It's random.
It's awful, but it's random.
You didn't do anything wrong.
Look, I-I can take over from here.
- He was my patient.
- No, no.
No way.
No, I'm not gonna let you go in there and tell him you screwed up and then sit by his bedside and make it all about you.
- April.
- April, you know that's not fair.
All right? Any one of us could've done the same thing.
Yeah, but we didn't, and she did, and I'm not about to let her sit vigil while he circles the drain.
I know you're going through something.
I want to help.
I truly do.
But that doesn't mean you This has nothing to do with me, Jackson.
I am just trying to clean up her mess.
We've all seen his labs.
He has a SCORTEN of 5.
We can give him as much care as we want, but he'll be lucky if he makes it through the night.
And if he doesn't, that's on her.
Fair or not.
No thrombosis in the renal artery.
That's good.
No hydronephrosis.
No fluid collections, no obstructions, cysts, abscesses Yeah.
Looks good.
One hurdle down, one more to go.
Oh, and Mayo called and said that Vicki's transplant surgery is going off without a hitch.
She's gonna give me so much crap for bailing on her surgery.
Well, she'll live quite literally.
So when do I get my labs back? Soon.
Well, you don't suppose slipping a cool $20 to the boys down at the lab would help speed this up, - do you? - I'm afraid not.
How 'bout a $50? How's your pain? Me? I'm all good.
Perfect, painless, Marathon ready, or at least a strong 1OK.
Mm-hmm.
How'd it work out for you last time you pretended you were fine? That's, uh That's a good point.
I'd say I'm about a 3, 3 1/2, but I'm gonna muscle through.
Is this you playing it tough? Because you just did a liver recovery 5 weeks post-op from your own surgery.
No, no, no, no.
This is me trying to avoid an unnecessary addiction to opioids, if I can help it.
Slippery slope and all.
Great.
As soon as those labs come in, I'm gonna let you know.
This is the part where you leave me, sad and alone, leaving me no choice but to contemplate my dark, miserable, kidney-less future, so sad and so alone? You're the one who said you didn't want to call any family.
That is true.
That's because Charlotte is a 16-year-old who'll fail calculus if she misses her mid-term, and I am way too math-dumb to pull her out of that hole.
And yet you're a transplant surgeon.
Oh, yeah.
World class.
You felt the need to add that? When I'm talking to Harper Avery-winning Meredith Grey, yeah, I do.
See? You don't even need any visitors.
You have so much Internet stalking to do.
I really do need to go check on my patients.
W-Well, uh, tell me about them.
Traditional stuff or another abdominal-wall transplant? I am doing two lap choles and repairing a transected biliary duct.
Mm.
How thin is the duct? 2 millimeters.
- Damn.
- Right? So, is, uh is Charlotte your daughter, or? Uh, my niece.
Uh, Erica, my sister, she's a she's a limited person.
She's got a gig heart and good intentions, just zero follow-through.
Well, that's polite of you.
Oh, you want the truth? Always.
Uh My selfish little sister did one thing right in her selfish little life, and then she crapped all over that, so I stepped up.
I took Charlotte in, and it's the best thing I ever did.
What about you? You got kids, nieces, pets, stowaways? What are we talking about here? I do.
I have three kids.
Wow.
And an occasional stowaway.
- I - What's the matter? I'm just looking for your superhero cape is all.
- I'm not seeing it.
- I have a lot of help.
Oh, do you? What's that like? Your kids have a dad? They did.
All right, million-dollar question what would you do if you weren't a doctor? I There is nothing I would rather be.
No, I mean, what if you couldn't be a doctor? What then? What's your Plan B? There's no Plan B.
There really hasn't ever been a Plan B.
So, wait, wait.
You had visions of cutting people's bowels open straight out of the womb, and it's been smooth sailing ever since? - Really? - Yes.
Well, there was, like, a switch from neuro to general, but pretty much, yeah.
Wow.
That is Crazy.
Well, I was gonna say amazing, but, yeah, "crazy" will do.
So, what about you? You just woke up one morning and couldn't decide whether you wanted to make French toast or become a transplant surgeon? I wasn't exactly a legacy, if that's what you mean.
First one in my family to go to college, actually.
And you work at one of the best hospitals in the world.
Your mother must be so disappointed.
Well, I'd like to think she'd be a little proud, yeah.
When did she pass? - I was 15.
- Oh.
- Tough age.
- Yeah, she was she was kind.
And strange.
And a terrible dresser.
Impossibly smart.
She had heart failure.
She was on a list a long time.
Hearts are hard to come by.
Kidneys aren't as easy as you'd think, either.
No, they're not.
So she's why you decided to became a transplant surgeon? No, I-I loved cardio, I loved neuro, I loved all of it, really.
I just I just couldn't sit still.
Transplant surgeons, you're always in another city in another country, if you're lucky.
Plus, I like to fly.
Mnh.
What? Not a fan? No.
So, where do you keep it? Keep what? Your Harper Avery.
Okay, I just I really Nick, I have patients.
Is it dead center on the mantel? Fancy glass case in the study? What, did you just chuck it in some closet somewhere? Tell me, tell me, tell me.
What, is it a hat rack? As soon as your labs come in, I will come down and let you know.
- Okay.
- Okay? Just one last question.
Just answer me this, Dr.
Grey Meredith.
Meredith.
Do you think I'm gonna lose this kidney? Your ultrasound looked great, but until your other labs come back, there's no way to definitively know Yeah.
Well, I'm asking what you think.
I don't know.
Are you good there? You know, it's possible I imagined this moment once okay, a hundred times but it didn't ever involve laughing.
You're in my bed, in Germany.
I mean, you are in my bed, in Germany.
Owen Hunt, naked, in my bed.
- Yeah, yeah.
I don't even like Germany.
- Yeah, me neither! I know I should ask you why you're here, but - I told you.
- It's just You imagined this, too? I imagined this, too.
No, absolutely not.
When are you gonna admit that you're wrong? - It was a CABG.
- It was a coronary artery dissection.
CABG.
It was a freakin' CABG.
I said that I would take the coronary artery dissection.
What was that guy? He was that annoying guy with the Ratliff, with the Tattoo of Jim Morrison on his shoulder.
Right, I was prepping him, and then you walked in and started barking like some crazed sea lion, and you told Sergeant Teller to take the dissection, and I ended up with the CABG.
Oh, oh, oh! And then, um you made me assist because you said that I put you in the minors when you should've been in the majors.
Okay, I have never used a baseball metaphor in my life.
Ooh! You were pissed, but you were excellent.
I was.
And you were a sufficient assist.
Sufficient.
Yeah.
What do you want me to say? That you were flawless and brilliant and you anticipated my every move and I knew the moment that we shared that O.
R that I wanted to do that the rest of my life? I did.
I mean, with you assisting me, but, you know, it's the same thing.
You are such a slob.
And you're beautiful.
Oh, my God.
This, right here, when it snows, this is this is the one time I really love this place.
You remember when you made it snow in the desert for our guys in the 54th? You blindfolded them, and you put their face up to the machine so they could feel it before it melted? It made them happy.
You were so good at that.
All the grand gestures, you did it better than anyone else I know.
Owen, what are you doing here? I told you.
No, I mean I mean, is is this it? Right here, this? Is this I mean Are you getting on a plane tomorrow, and and and and we have this As amazing as this is, this isn't What? - This isn't real.
- Why can't it be? Because I live a million miles and time zones away, and I have a big life here, Owen.
Yeah, but you hate Germany, so Yeah, but I love my job, and I love my friends.
And there's this restaurant on the corner, and they know me, and they make this roast chicken I mean, the best roasted chicken that I've ever tasted before.
And I'm opening up a clinic for refugees, and I have the finances and the resources, and it's finally, finally happening.
And I I have made a life here for myself, and And why can't I be part of that? Do you want to be a part of it? I mean, you would move to Germany? Why not? I mean, I'm a trauma surgeon.
I could work with you - For me.
- For you.
Or Or I could find a job at a different hospital, if that's not what you want.
I can move here and be with you, and And you'd be leaving Megan behind and your mom.
Or you could come back to Seattle.
Pierce is unreal, and the two of you together Or we could half and half or go to Canada.
Canada.
Or I don't know.
I don't know.
I haven't figured that all out yet, but I just know I just know that I want to be with you.
I just know that I want you.
This is not some grand gesture or some some whimsical Yeah.
Yeah, it is fast, and I haven't figured out all the moves, but that doesn't make this any less I am in love with you Teddy.
I realized I loved you and how long I've loved you.
So I got on a plane.
You got on a plane.
Yeah.
I got on a plane.
Stay a few days.
I'll show you around the hospital, and we can go hiking around Bismarck Tower.
You can show me your roasted chicken place.
Yeah, back off.
That place is all mine.
So, can you? Stay? Sure.
I'll make a couple calls.
Kepner can take my shifts.
Sure.
I mean, just like that, sure.
Teddy, I told you.
Tell me this doesn't scare you.
Why should it? You know me.
I know you.
This has been We know we work.
What if it doesn't? Can't think like that.
Yeah, but I do.
You know I do.
You know everything about me.
You're my first call in a crisis, or when I've just done the most perfect LIMA to LAD anastomosis, and you just you make things real and better, and you tell me when I'm being an ass.
Yeah, I know.
You're my best friend, Owen.
Isn't that what they say? You should marry your best friend? Oh, really? So now we're getting married? No, I What I You just got out of a marriage.
That led me to you.
Teddy, I get that you're scared, but there's no that's not a reason Wait.
What do you mean, "led me to you"? Well, I just mean, Amelia, she Listen marrying Amelia was a mistake.
You said it yourself.
It was not a marriage, and she and I, we can both admit that.
She's Amelia's a gambler.
Or she was a gambler.
It's hard to tell the difference between Tumor Amelia and Amelia Amelia, but we took a gamble, and it fell apart because it wasn't meant My point is, she was right.
Being here with you, it makes all the sense in the world.
Wait.
She said that? Well, not in so many She just Listen, she knows me, and she knows how much you mean to me, so when she said it, it it it just made sense.
All I'm trying to say is, she is the one who pointed out that there's always been something between us, and she was right, so I So you got on a plane to me.
Yes.
Teddy Teddy, there's no reason to make this Wait.
What were you What were you doing when she said this? - Uh - Owen? Owen.
You were sleeping with her.
Teddy When? When did she say this? Last night.
I was a near-impossible match, you know.
I took the one kidney in my world someone could offer my best friend.
If I have to look him in the eye and tell him I blew it But you can't think like that.
I can't help it.
We won't know until we know.
I used to think shoe salesman for my Plan B.
You have a thing for feet? What, deal-breaker? I mean, kind of, yeah.
There's no world in which a shoe salesman comes home at night and thinks about shoes.
He goes to work, he deals with feet and weird people all day, but, hell, so do we.
Except what's the worst thing he can cause? Blisters? Bad arch support? That job is the epitome of "No Harm, No Foul.
" Plus, actual vacation time.
"Used to think.
" What's that? You said you used to think that's what you would do for a living.
That's just what I consider when a patient's lung craps out on me or the plane lands five minutes too late to recover an organ.
But that's not the fantasy.
- No.
- So what is? Your turn.
My turn? I'm just here to listen.
No, you're not.
I'm not? No.
Okay.
Well, there was one time when I thought I would be working at the multiplex with my best friend Cristina, but that was just Your version of shoe salesman.
More like hospital-mandated therapy, but Ooh! Now we're getting to the good stuff.
But you don't have an answer, do you? You don't know what you would do if you weren't a doctor.
My dad took us out to the Boundary Waters.
- You know them? - No.
Right on the edge, between Minnesota and Canada.
These huge stretches of lake.
You have to portage your canoes on your shoulders for miles.
Every morning, my dad would take me out in a canoe.
We'd be up so early, you could see the cobwebs reflecting off the reeds.
And just dead, eerie, incredible silence.
My dad would get this look on his face.
If I couldn't be a doctor, I'd go sit in that canoe until I felt even for a second what he was feeling.
Or you know what? Screw it.
I'll be a shoe salesman.
That's where it's at.
Fewer mosquitoes, too.
Hey, it's your turn.
I just got way too personal on our first date, - so your turn.
- Excuse me? Joking.
That was me making a joke.
I am your doctor.
Hey, thank God for that, right? Listen, the reality is, as soon as I'm good to go here, I'm on a plane back to Minnesota.
Mayo's got my back.
You never have to see me again.
Mm.
Whew.
So what's a little deep, dark confession amongst friends? Okay.
Um Have you ever been to Sardinia? - Sardinia.
- Mm.
Nude beach and a bottle of wine.
Helluva party.
Excellent choice.
So, when I was young, my girlfriend and I stayed in this tiny village.
And I think we paid this woman like $2 to crash at her house and drink all of her wine.
And she was 97.
Her sister was 101.
The neighbor was 99.
And they grew their own food, and they wandered these little cobblestone streets with chickens to the beaches.
Wait.
I'm sorry.
Did the chickens wander on the beach, or how does that work? No, the people these incredible people who were laughing and fighting with the people they loved, and no one was in any rush.
No one had anywhere to go.
And they were happy.
So you want to go live with the chickens and the happy people? - Yes.
- Okay.
Me and my kids.
And my sisters can come because they can do the cooking and the growing because, I mean, please.
And everyone's already living till they were a hundred years old, right? There's no cancer or Alzheimer's, so there's no lives for me to save, and no one will die on my watch.
Sounds pretty good.
Just me and my kids and a hammock and a stack of books that I'll buy with no intention of ever reading.
Mm.
In this scenario, I don't suppose there's any room on that hammock for someone about your age? Brilliant but not too brilliant, with one debatably functioning kidney? I mean, unless you wanna lug a canoe over your head with me? 'Cause I'm game either way.
Your labs.
They're what? - Dr.
Grey? - Damn it.
Tell me.
They're inconclusive.
- Meredith - Um okay.
Wait.
The biopsy is normal.
Your bloodwork is showing a normal white count.
What about my GFR? It's down.
- Creatinine? - It's doubled.
But you also have proteinuria.
Something isn't making sense.
I can't lose my kidney, Meredith, please.
There it is.
You have a clot in your renal vein.
We need to get him up to the O.
R.
right now.
Nothing showed up on the ultrasound before.
Why not? Because the flow to the vein is so low, but it makes sense.
You were on that plane.
You were standing in that O.
R.
Any one of these could've caused a DV to lodge itself in your renal vein.
Let's go, come on! We gotta go, guys! - Meredith - Nick, listen, you need an embolectomy right now if I'm gonna save this kidney.
Third drawer, green cabinet.
- Nick, I got this.
- No, no, no, no.
Third drawer, green cabinet.
That's where the deed to the house is and the passcodes for Charlotte's college fund.
She's got to go to college.
I don't care for what, but she's gotta go.
She's kind and strong and beautiful, and none of that will matter if she can't string together a decent sentence.
And tell her to stay the hell away from drugs.
Her mother never could, and it ruined her.
If she wants to drink, drink, but there's an A.
A.
book in her college folder, too, just in case.
Tell her, Meredith.
Stay with me, Nick.
Tell her for me, Meredith, please.
You'll tell her yourself.
Let's go! Elyse.
W Elyse? - Eli.
- Elyse? Your wife, Elyse, is on her way.
- Just hang in there, Eli.
- Okay.
I'm gonna turn up the bed warmer to encourage wound healing.
Huh? You're gonna make it hotter? I'm sorry.
Um I can draw up some morphine.
- No, no, no, no! - I don't want any pain meds.
I don't want to be loopy.
You couldn't just pretend? I'm sorry? I think you're my wife for two seconds.
You couldn't just, you know, roll with it? Eli, I can tell you're in a great deal of pain - You worry too much.
- Anybody ever tell you that? Look, I'll sign whatever papers you want.
No morphine, no more tubes.
Just Okay? Until my wife, Elyse, gets here, all right? - Okay, okay.
- Okay, good.
Dr.
Bailey's hovering.
Unless I'm imagining that, too.
I'm sorry about that.
She can come in if she wants.
She's fine where she is.
You don't like her.
She's my boss.
She's a good one, I can tell.
She was a good doctor to me, too.
You don't think so? Well, she prescribed the antibiotics, - and now the antibiotics - Yeah, she was trying to save me from an unnecessary surgery.
She made a mistake.
Is that what you're saying? Had you had the surgery I wouldn't be raw hamburger right now? Okay.
So you're mad at her, hmm? Okay, I'm sorry, I I didn't mean for you That was unprofessional of me.
I apologize.
Okay.
So Spill.
Come on.
Give me the goods.
Tell me the dirt, tell me the skinny.
Dr.
Kepner.
You really think I can't tell when someone's in pain, too? That's not You don't have to worry about that So, what, I should worry about my wife not getting here before I pass out? Or the fact that my skin is giving up being actual, you know, skin? I can give you morphine and No, no, listen, listen, the Talmud says if someone is sick or in need and you can take away 1/60th of their pain, then that's goodness.
That's God.
You can't take away a 60th of something if you don't know what it is.
That's not your job.
It is exactly my job, and I prefer to do it till the bitter end.
Come on.
You're not gonna deny a dying man's wish? - You're not - Aren't I? Dr.
Kepner, I've held enough dying men's hands in my career.
I know it's mine this time.
I am sorry, Eli.
Don't be sorry.
You're doing your job.
Just let me do mine.
I'm not I I'm fine.
I don't I don't need anything.
What? You're a terrible liar.
I like that.
All right, fine.
What's that saying? "If If I'm not for myself, who will be for me?" - Mm-hmm.
- Well, I am taking care of myself, for once.
That's all.
Oh, and you realize that that phrase is not an invitation for narcissism, right? You're calling me a narcissist? Sure you don't want more pain meds? - It'll knock you right out.
- I don't blame you.
You know, it's human nature.
You face enough hardship, then you can't help but think that you're being punished, that you did something to deserve it.
I did nothing to deserve Okay.
My whole life, I followed His rules.
I studied, I believed, I practiced what I preached.
I did every single thing He asked of me.
And that guarantees you what? Excuse me? Well, where where where is the guarantee? In the sequel? 'Cause, I have to admit, I'm not as up on that as I used to be.
If by the sequel, you mean the New Testament, - that's pretty funny.
- No, no, where where is it written exactly that if you do this or that, that everything in your life's gonna be good, hmm? Nowhere, in any faith, is there a guarantee.
I'm not asking for everything to be good all the time.
- But fair I think that I - Fair? Was it fair when Isaac went blind and then his child betrayed him? And where was the fairness when Sara had to wait 99 years before she had a child, and God said, "Sacrifice him"? And Moses couldn't even get past the bouncer to the Promised Land.
And like I said, I'm not up on the sequel, but from what I hear, Jesus got a raw deal.
- Oh, I - Nobody in the Bible lived a life free of suffering or injustice, or it wouldn't have been a best seller.
And if they lived lives like that, why should ours be diff different? Here we go.
Now, if people only believed in God when things were good, I guarantee you, after the Holocaust, not a single Jew would be a believer.
Okay.
Well, see, now you mention the Holocaust, and anything I say after that makes me A narcissist? I was gonna say jackass, but Okay, come on.
Deep breath.
Please, deep breath.
There you go.
- Mm.
Mm-hmm.
- Okay.
Faith wouldn't be real faith if you only believe when things are good.
Well, so, what? The world is just cruel and random, and there's nothing anyone can do about it? Look, I don't have a lot of time here.
Do you mind if I just skip to the part where I pretend I don't know what to tell you? I'm just gonna tell you, okay? - Okay.
- You sound like a child.
- What? - Terrible things happen.
Terrible, wonderful, devastating things happen.
Who the hell are you to know why? Who are you to know why some people live and some people die? Children die.
Children who didn't do anything wrong, children who were broken before they had a chance to be whole, who were climbing in their own front windows.
Right.
And you don't get to know why any more than than I get to know why I'm dying from taking a pill that saves lives, that saves nearly everyone's life but it's killing me.
So you can either believe in God and goodness, or you can believe it's pointless, it's cruel, and it's random whatever makes you happier.
Are you? Happy? It's not narcissism.
Then what is it? Pain.
Unimaginable pain.
Yeah, I know the feeling.
God's not indifferent to our pain.
Listen, tikkun olam.
Tikkun olam means that the world is full of brokenness and it's our job to put it back together again.
It assumes that the world is, uh, broken and in need and in pain.
And it's our job to fix f-fix it.
Eli, let me let me give you some more morphine.
I can I can take away the pain.
1/60th of your pain.
I can do that.
Please let me.
You already did.
Oh, and listen tell Will you tell Dr.
Bailey I forgive her? Okay? You'll You'll tell.
You'll tell her, right? Eli Eli, no.
You have to hang on just a little bit longer.
Elyse is on her way.
She's on her way.
Elyse? Elyse is here? She'll be here any minute.
Elyse.
I I love you Okay.
Okay, Eli.
Okay.
Oh, Elyse.
Eli, I'm here.
I love you.
I'm right here.
I love I love Oh.
Oh.
What's the word, Dr.
Grey? You taking the front of the canoe or you taking the back? You making room for me in that hammock of yours? Sorry, Nick.
Plan B is is never gonna happen.
Because I saved your kidney.
Pbht! You are Oh, my God.
You are evil.
An evil, twisted Genius.
Genius.
You are.
You saved my life.
I did.
Saved my whole damn life.
Teddy Teddy, you're blowing this way out of proportion! I came here because I love you! You came here because your marriage is over, and you're terrified of being alone! - I'm not terrified - Oh, please! You leave Beth for Cristina, and then Cristina for some random woman in a bar, and then you go back to Cristina, and then you go to Amelia to soothe your pathological need to be coupled up so that no one sees - how sad and empty you are! - You're the one who's scared.
- I'm not scared! - You always have been.
Deep down, you're terrified to be be happy.
I mean, sure, you're fine to marry the dead guy, but when you have love real love staring you in the face, you run! You don't ever get to talk about Henry.
Do you understand me? I am not scared.
Please, it's what you do.
It's what you've always done.
It's the reason you can't make a real relationship work.
You'd rather burn it all to the ground than risk being hurt! Maybe because all you ever do is hurt me, Owen! You string me along for years with these half-baked declarations, and then you marry other women.
And then you fly halfway across the world to my doorstep, and you convince me that this is real, that you're in this with me, that you love me, that you want me! And it has never, ever, ever been about me! I do love you! I want you.
And then, when you have me, when you really have me, and you have me believing that you mean it, I find out that 24 hours earlier, your ex-wife, who you just screwed, told you to! I am done being your fallback.
I am done being your damn sloppy seconds.
I'm not your consolation prize! Teddy, please.
Please, Teddy, just look at me look at me.
Please.
Don't do this.
You know, the snow? It wasn't for the soldiers.
It was for you.
I did it for you.
I just knew you loved Christmas, and I, uh I just wanted, uh I did it for you.
I'm done, Owen.
We're done.
24 hours.
1,440 minutes.
86,400 seconds.
That all it takes.
To save your life, change your life.
Eli forgave you.
Some things just happen, and we don't get to know why.
One single day can pull us from the depths of despair.
- Hey.
- Oh! You look like crap.
I do not.
Long day? I saved a transplant surgeon today.
Mm.
He was smart and funny.
And? Hot.
And, so, what? He's married? Nope.
- Gay? - Lives in a foreign country? Minnesota.
Same difference.
So what's the problem? No problem.
He was just my patient.
So he's smart, funny, and hot, and My patient.
I really like the way my life is now.
I just He made me feel something that I haven't felt since Derek.
But you're his doctor.
Is it really the worst thing in the world, knowing it's out there if you want it? No, it's not the worst thing.
And one single day can fill us with more possibilities than we could imagine.