Grey's Anatomy s14e20 Episode Script

Judgment Day

1 MEREDITH: Adrenaline is the body's response to stressful situations.
Wait, wai wait.
I proofread the presentation, tested the A/V equipment.
David Bowie is performance-ready.
Where are you going? I'm going to check on my post-ops.
- I'll be back soon.
- What? Try to calm down.
You're gonna stress out Bowie.
You live your life out loud I can see you got the fever It's one of many biochemical compounds our bodies produce - that alter our state of consciousness.
- Hey.
How long is this gonna take? Well, it's gonna take as long as it's gonna take.
We have 25 proposals.
Get up, if y'all are just sitting around This eliminates the need for a port.
That allows us to - Hey.
- No.
- Go away.
- Why? I already lost sleep - because of you last night.
- Did you? - I'm trying to focus.
- Uh-huh.
- I'm trying to win.
- Yeah? Good luck with that.
Oxytocin makes us feel bonded with others.
I'm going backstage.
Kepner said I could be the first to present.
Then I'll head to Ollie's funeral.
Oh, I wish I could come with you.
It'll be all right.
Oh, oh, oh Dopamine makes us more alert and motivates us to seek reward.
Move this box down there.
Mom, if you wanted input, you could have done that last week instead of being in Boston.
I was busy taking care of business.
So was Dr.
She had emergency surgery in I.
She still managed to get her notes in on time.
- Over there.
Thank you.
That's nasty.
- Hi.
Cookie? - Oh.
Seriously? - My girlfriend just got deported.
- Here.
A lack of serotonin has been linked to depression.
You had time to make cookies? They are lesbian gratitude cookies.
- What? - Hm.
I mean, that's what they call them.
Remember my patients who had the cancer - that turned out not to be cancer? - [CELLPHONE CHIMES.]
Lesbian gratitude cookies are delicious.
I think I can say that, but I'm not so sure about you.
- Hi.
Cookie? - Hi.
Um, one of my patients just went into labor.
If I don't make it back, you got this.
You're magic.
GABA, an amino-acid neurotransmitter, helps reduce anxiety Ooh.
Cookie? 'Cause I'm good to know Don't mind if I do.
Yeah, yeah Come along with me money 'Cause you don't want to miss the show And endorphins create a heightened state of happiness.
What? What are you doing here? You're supposed to be rounding.
The future of medicine is in this room.
And that's why the grownups get first dibs on the seats.
Come on, let's go.
I'm going, too.
- Hey, cookie? - Um, no, I can't eat when I'm nervous.
- I'll throw up, but thank you.
- Hm.
like the kind we feel when we win.
APRIL: Morning and welcome to Grey Sloan Surgical Innovation Prototypes Day.
Today, we will see presentations of the 25 proposals that were chosen in round one.
Five will be selected to move on to the contest's final phase and receive a $1 million grant to further their groundbreaking research.
Good luck to all of today's presenters.
And we will begin with Dr.
Richard Webber.
You're on deck.
Want some cookies? Sure.
RICHARD: Thank you.
- Let's begin.
Now, once we identify the cancer, we do everything we can You knew we had to present today.
We had a very clear deadline.
Yeah, well, cleaning up the mess you made has no clear end at all.
What mess? What are you talking about? The mess you made when you decided to waive Rebecca Froy's settlement against your grandfather, thereby allowing her to speak publicly about it, which sent our foundation's board of directors into a massive soaking of their collective britches, which I had to sop up.
That mess.
What settlement are you talking about? Sexual harassment.
To revolutionize the way that Close your mouth before you catch a fly.
We'll talk later.
so nice to see you, darling.
So, when you apply the Path Pen to tissue, it rapidly identifies - whether a cell is healthy - [CHIMES.]
- or cancerous.
So you're showing us a mock-up? No, no.
It's functional.
I mean, it's still in the testing stage, but, at this point, approximately 80% of all tumor types we sampled are in the database, and we hope for 100% in the next few months.
- Wow.
That is impressive.
- The Pen uses a Impressive? It's like a drug-sniffing dog for cancer.
- We're screwed.
- Shh! Our idea's good, too.
- mass spectrometer, which compares biomarkers from the tissue with those of the cancer cells in the database.
- Hey, Peggy, Dayna.
What's going on? Are you okay? Is Is the baby okay? No, no, no, we're fine.
Rose is fine.
It's the cookies.
I'm sorry? You paged me 911.
- We're so sorry.
- We need the cookies back.
- We're so sorry.
- It was an accident.
Do you still have them? Please say that you still have them.
The cookies? All of the cookies? [MUTTERING.]
All the cookies, all of the cookies.
JACKSON: Current procedures use a portion of the small intestine but the result can still have some practical limitations, due to its ability to secrete fluid peritoneal tissue is a good choice - for vaginal reconstruction - [WHISPERING.]
- Now let's look at slides.
- Could you, um do you see that cookie tin up there? C-Could you go get those cookies for me? I'm a little, uh, wobbly.
I can't.
I'm not going up there.
Go eat the cafeteria cookies - from the green room.
Come here.
My patient accidentally used peanut-butter cannabis that her wife had got her when she was going through chemo.
One thing led to another, and, um, I seem to have given a lot of people weed cookies, um, with an unknown and immeasurable amount of weed in them.
JACKSON: The peritoneum naturally regenerates within days.
She came to us with the idea Who had the cookies? Who didn't? JACKSON: And that's when I told them, uh, you know, I said, "Hey.
We can make a better vagina, you know?" I'm gonna go back.
That sounds, uh That sounds wrong.
Vaginas are terrific the way they are, honestly.
I love 'em, you know.
Um, I came from one, so This one, hers, actually.
Hey, Ma.
That's not what the script says.
What do we do? What do we do? APRIL: [GIGGLING.]
- What? Oh, my God.
This one.
This is bad.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are postponing the remainder of today's presentation.
Please raise your hand if you ate any cookies from this tin.
Unfortunately, the cookies in this tin were tainted with rat poison.
So we need to treat those of you who have ingested them as soon as possible, please.
False alarm.
The cookies had marijuana in them.
What?! Yes.
I didn't want to scare you.
So you went with rat poison? You scared me to death.
- What? - You knew they had weed in them.
I-I forgot.
Okay, so listen.
No one goes anywhere until you're sober.
Ingesting marijuana has a much stronger effect, and it lasts much longer than when you smoke it, so True story.
We get kids in the ER all the time They had had They like the cookies and the brownies and the candies.
They should really label that stuff better.
So everyone stays here.
There's no medicine, no surgery, and no patient interaction.
Yeah, I Yeah, I'm just gonna send some orders.
No, you're not gonna send anything! - Give your note to Jo.
- Wait.
You're taking our phones? Everyone, give your phones to Wilson.
She will handle your patients, your post-ops, and your charts.
So you're gonna do all of our work? Yes, she's gonna reassess and rearrange.
- Yeah.
- It's gonna be great.
- You're so pretty.
You look like a cartoon.
- Okay, okay.
- You should look into it.
- Phones now.
- Jackson.
Everybody stay here.
- [SIGHS.]
- Right.
- Let's go.
- Oh, my God.
Andrew, you in there? - Andrew? - Who are we talking about? - Hey, Andrew? - [DOOR OPENS.]
Pierce? Oh, God, Pi Andrew.
Pi Pierce! Pierce? Hey, Pierce.
Stop! - Hey.
They called.
They called, and they said that he's coming today.
- I'm not ready.
- Wait.
Wait up.
Who called? DSHS.
They're bringing me a foster kid.
- Today? - Yeah.
I just had the home inspection, and they said, "We'll call you.
" I didn't think it would be this soon, and now they're bringing me a baby boy.
I said I could take ages zero to 17, and they're bringing me zero.
Well, that's amazing, right? I just got off a 36-hour shift, and I came home to sleep, and I I don't have anything.
You're gonna be fine.
Do you need me to come over and help? No, no.
No, no, no, no.
It's T-This is what I wanted, and How soon can you get here? - I'll be right over.
- WOMAN: Dr.
Schwartz to the ER.
Have you seen Pierce? No.
What's with him? A patient brought in accidental weed cookies.
And he ate a lot of them.
And Pierce ate one, too.
Oh, my God.
Yeah, I will help you look.
Let me, uh, call Owen and let him know I will be there as soon as I can.
Is Owen okay? Yeah.
He, uh He's getting a foster kid today.
I You You go.
I got this.
- You got this.
- Stop! Let's go.
Oh, come along.
Hey, we got to go.
Come on.
Come on.
Got to go.
Hey, come on.
Hey, Pierce! [CLEARS THROAT.]
You're supposed to be in the theater.
I ate marijuana.
I know.
I never had marijuana before.
Oh, that's Really? I've been drunk before, and I-I make poor choices.
Really embarrassing choices when I'm drunk.
- So I just need to be alone.
- No.
No, no, no, no.
You have never been high before.
You need to be with people who who can help you and keep you safe.
I don't I don't think I need my neck anymore.
Okay, just Here.
Come here.
Just go in here.
Oh, my God.
Can you come on? WOMAN: Dr.
Edell to the NICU.
Edell to the NICU.
- Alex? - I figured out how to make the ultrasound work.
- It needs more water.
A waterfall.
Uh, hold up, Dr.
Did you eat cookies this morning? Oh, yeah.
It was so good.
Are there more cookies? Or, uh, chips? - Okay.
- You got chips? You're just coming with me.
Okay, but why didn't you say anything? Mnh.
Turns out there's no good time to tell your son that his grandfather is a sexual predator.
He isn't.
He was.
So So the accusations are accurate from Rebecca Frog? Uh, Frond? - Froy, Froy.
- Froy.
No, that's not right.
It was like a Rebecca Froy's story was true.
All the stories were true.
What do you mean "all"? You said "all.
" "All the stories"? What's that? There was many stories some ugly, some very ugly.
How many? How many stories? - 13.
13 women all under NDAs - 13? all secret! Shh! This is bad.
This is so bad.
This is indispensable fensible indefensible.
What are you looking for? My glasses! Oh.
13, Mom? JO: Some attendings have unexpectedly become unavailable.
You will be taking over their services rounding, charting, whatever needs to get done.
This is a chance for you to step up.
Isn't that what we normally do? It is the same, but, also, more.
This is a contest.
So keep track of everything you do, and whoever accomplishes the most by the end of the day gets to scrub in with me on a whipple.
- Me! I want to do that.
- Yes.
Yes, please.
- Okay.
- Go.
- Okay.
- Oh, wait.
Hold on.
Did anyone eat cookies this morning? A patient brought in cookies that had rat poison in them.
They were weed cookies, accidental weed cookies.
They were in a floral tin.
Did anyone eat them? - No.
- No.
- No.
- Nope.
- Okay.
Get to work.
- Okay.
Now go.
- Uh, yes.
Bailey's paging me a 911 from the OR.
I got to go.
I'm feeling dizzy and light-headed and I think something's wrong with her.
I think I know what it is.
Can we page Jo Wilson? I thought it was my heart.
No, this is your brain on drugs.
All of them? All of my attendings had a cookie, Grey? No, just a few and you.
Oh, this is bad.
This is very, very bad.
I opened that man up.
I'm into his peritoneum.
I'm into him.
Bailey, it's okay.
I'm here.
I'm going to finish this for you.
- Total gastrectomy.
- Mm.
- I got it.
I called Jo Wilson.
- Hey.
- She's gonna come - Hey.
- She's here.
- Wilson's here.
Bailey had a cookie.
Oh, crap.
- Why are you laughing? This is not funny.
This is very not funny.
I'm the chief.
It's very serious.
Will you take the chief up to the lecture hall, please? [CLEARS THROAT.]
- Yes.
- I have this, Dr.
Bailey, okay? - Mnh.
You'll do a good job? 'Cause he's very sweet, and his kids are very scared.
I have this.
- I love you.
- Oh, my.
- Okay, okay.
- Ohh! - [GASPS.]
- What? - Oops.
- Go, go, go.
I don't think they're broken, but they're too swollen to move.
- This is a bad idea.
- It's the only idea.
He's already open, and this procedure takes delicate suturing, which I cannot do.
But I've never done a gastrectomy by myself before.
- Yeah, but you've watched a lot.
- [SIGHS.]
You can do this.
I believe in you.
- Okay, now you sound stoned.
Grey, patient's BP is dropping a bit.
- Scrub.
- Hey.
- Calvary's here.
- Oh.
- Is the baby here yet? Not Not yet.
What What's he doing here? The baby's not sick, I hope.
A patient accidentally brought in pot cookies.
He's high.
So you brought him here? Well, I wanted to get here - as fast as possible.
I didn't want you to freak out.
Oh, yeah.
And I couldn't leave him alone in my lab full of very expensive equipment.
- Huh.
- Are you okay? - Did you eat a cookie? - No, no.
I am waiting for a 6-month-old, and you bring a stoned guy to my house?! We'll just make him hide in the back - while the social worker's where.
Listen you go shower.
I'm gonna take care of cleaning the house.
Okay, okay.
I can't believe this is happening.
It is.
It's good.
- Oh, dude.
You're so screwed right now.
- Hey.
- Hey! This room is occupied.
- Oops.
- It's okay.
- Sorry, hi.
I'm sorry.
- Just It's fine.
- What do we do now? - Huh? Oh, we just have to wait for it to pass.
But we can I mean, we can hang out and talk, you know? - Just say whatever comes into our heads.
- Mm.
Just press "play" and see what comes out.
I really want some cheese.
I pressed fast-forward on Carina, I think.
It's such a good food.
There are so many kinds.
I asked her to I asked her to stay here instead of going back to Italy.
String cheese.
The kind with the holes in it.
It's You know, we haven't even really been dating that long.
Swiss! Oh, I probably freaked her out.
I mean, who who asks a person to give up their country for them? Sometimes I just stand in the cheese section of the grocery store and just [INHALES DEEPLY.]
She'd be a woman without a country.
Dill Havarti.
It goes away.
Oh, and then it comes back.
Goes away.
- No country.
- Comes back.
It goes away.
Comes back.
What happened? I heard something I think I should not have heard.
Also, I've never done pot before.
Oh, neither have I.
I listen to Mr.
T said [AS MR.
"Kid, don't do drugs.
" "Stay in school.
" "Treat your mama right.
I followed Mr.
T to a "T.
" - [LAUGHS.]
- I dared to stay off drugs.
What did you hear? [WHISPERING.]
I don't hear anything.
What did you hear? About what? You said you heard something you shouldn't have.
- What did you hear? - Oh.
Oh, my God! Oh, it was it was bad.
It was really end-of-an-era bad.
It's the end of an era.
I thought marijuana made people peaceful, but I don't think I ever hated you more.
JO: Okay, I just divided the gastrocolic ligament, and now I'm gonna take down the short gastric arteries, which I'll ligate with 2-0 silks.
Does that sound good? [MONITOR BEEPING.]
- Wait, hang on.
- Hmm.
Bailey said a total gastrectomy? - Yes.
Why? - Well, because the tumor feels smaller and more localized than it did on the scans.
Why wouldn't Bailey want to save more of his stomach? I'm not sure.
She doesn't want the guy to die of cancer I know that.
Do you think we can do a subtotal gastrectomy? What do you think? [MONITOR BEEPING.]
Can I take a look at the pre-op scans? I don't have them.
Can I see the scans? Of course, Doctor.
There's 13 women.
How did I not know that? I mean [SCOFFS.]
H-How did I How Why are you so calm? The cookie might have something to do with it.
You're messing with me.
- No, I'm not.
- Very funny.
You're messing with me because I'm a little high.
Or because you're a little high.
This is not a joke, Jackson.
This is a secret you let out of the bag.
How could this even be kept a secret at all? Money, honey.
Good God, don't be naive.
A fortune was paid to silence those women.
I understand that, okay? I'm saying, "Why?" Why would anyone protect him? Why didn't anybody try to stop him? Why didn't you try to stop him? Because that's not how it worked.
And the hope was, for some, that, if the financial hit to your grandfather was great enough, he would stop the behavior.
And he did.
He did stop.
You did this.
You covered this up.
Oh, Mom.
I'm gonna need child locks and stuff.
Not yet.
Not till they're crawling.
- Babies are easy.
You just have to support their necks like this.
You were supposed to stay in the bedroom until after the social worker leaves.
Smells like Owen in there.
Oh, crap.
I just crushed chip baby.
- Get back there.
This chip smells like Owen.
- They're here already.
- Okay.
Take a deep breath.
Didn't think it would be a baby.
I thought it would be a kid who I could win over with, you know, conversation and ice cream, but a baby? - I just - Okay, Owen.
Look at me.
We're just gonna take a minute.
I can't think of anyone who is more prepared for parenthood - [DOOR OPENS.]
- Hi.
Hunt? I'm Elaine Hodge, DSHS.
And this is Leo.
No, no.
I'm Dr.
- And this is my friend, Amelia.
Oh, he's cute.
You got a cute one.
Sometimes, they look like an old man.
- Who's this? - He's just a you know Dr.
Alex Karev.
I'm the Chief of, uh, Pediatric Surgery at Grey-Sloan.
I came by to give the baby a quick check-up.
Make sure he doesn't have signs of jaundice or RSV or [CRUNCHES.]
That is so nice.
Here you go.
- No.
- No, no.
I-I got him.
I got him.
I got him.
I got him.
Yep, yep, yep.
Would you like some chips? WOMAN: Engineering to 3 West.
Engineering to 3 West.
Oh, Dr.
What happened to the board? Dr.
Grey cancelled everything.
It looks like she postponed the contest, too.
- Why? - I don't know.
Um, there was a situation with some cookies.
Yes! I'm here.
I'm here first! Patient's in septic shock.
Systolic's in the 90s and falling, heart rate 130s.
He had a bolus of LR, but Oh, man.
He needs a central line.
Then put one in! I You do it.
I can't! You're the surgeon.
No, I can't.
I'll get someone! Dr.
Roy! I need help in here! - Watch out.
- Help! [GRUNTS.]
Helm, go.
Take him.
Parker, help me with Roy.
My patient needs a central line! - I'm on it! - Casey, get some gloves.
Got it.
Easy, Roy.
I see why Bailey wanted to remove the whole stomach.
The tumor is huge.
It looks like it's in the cardia.
I should just follow standard of care, a total resection, right? Why do you keep asking me? Because you aren't answering.
What are the considerations? Okay, okay, if I do a total gastrectomy, it'll make sure I remove all the cancer, but he'll eat through a feeding tube for the rest of his life.
If I leave part of the stomach, then he'll have a way better quality of life unless I leave behind cancer cells, in which case, he dies because I kill him.
Okay, you know what? I'm I'm doing a total.
- Are you sure? - Yes.
I'm a resident.
I should just follow the surgery as planned.
You're supposed to do what's best for the patient.
He's not my patient he's Bailey's, and she handed him off to you, not me, so what do I do? Wilson, you're a surgeon.
Pull up your big-girl scrubs and make a call.
- There's a life in your hands.
- I know.
I just wish there was some way to know that I was removing all of the cancer and not leaving any behind The Pen.
I need the Pen.
I have one in my lab coat.
It's not sterile.
No, no, no.
I need you to find Dr.
Okay, easy, easy.
Oh, Dr.
Webber, I Oh, my God! What happened?! Okay, it was an accident.
We need to get him to trauma.
What do you need, Schmitt? I'm supposed to ask to borrow your your Path Pen.
And Dr.
Grey and Dr.
Wilson want to know if it can detect gastric adenocarcinoma.
It can, and it's in my office, but I don't want you to go - Whoa! - Whoa.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Let's move.
Does it feel right with Carina? Boop.
'Cause, you know, sometimes you can feel scared, but, then, you're lying together at night, and it just feels right.
Yeah, it feels right.
Callie is fun and funny, and the sex is really great.
- Carina.
- Hm? What? You said "Callie.
" - No, I didn't.
- Yes, you did.
- No, I didn't.
- Yes, you did.
You're high! Yes, I am, but you said it.
Press the "rewind" button on your mind.
Oh, my God.
I did.
Why did I Why did I do that? - Boop.
- They're very different people.
They don't laugh alike.
They don't walk alike.
They definitely don't talk alike.
- Boop.
- So that's weird.
I like that sound.
But both of them definitely know how to make me lose my mind - in bed.
- Hey, where's the liver? [SCREEN BEEPS SLOWLY.]
- Then - I lost the liver! Callie just went away.
She took my daughter and got on a plane, and she left.
What? Um.
Have you seen it? It's It's liver-shaped.
Maybe Eliza Minnick took a plane, too.
I have no idea because she ghosted me, so there's that.
- Okay, it's red.
It helped metabolize things, it eliminated toxins, and now it's gone! Eventually, everyone leaves me.
- You know? - They got on - I lost the liver.
planes or ghostmobiles or wherever they just disappear.
And maybe that's why I held on so hard to Carina, you know? Like I was afraid that I was gonna lose her like I like I lose everybody else.
Maybe I'm just scared of repeating the past.
- What if she dies?! - Whoa.
Because I lost the liver! [SCREEN BEEPING SLOWLY.]
It's not It's not good.
I'm not surprised.
I met Harper Avery two times, and he was awful.
Awful man.
He had a beak like an owl and a very dry mouth.
I have a very dry mouth.
Do you have that? Grey has a Harper Avery.
She is part of a family legacy.
Yang was nominated for one.
She was the best in our class.
I always wanted a Harper Avery.
I had a Jackson Avery.
It's not the same thing.
I have a secret.
I don't even need this contest, 'cause I just signed a contract with a manufacturer.
I'm gonna be rich.
They cannot keep a secret.
- I know about Harper.
- Mm.
- And I know about Maggie.
- Mm-hmm.
We're going to make the TrailBlazer.
Me and Midnight Pleasures, Inc.
I saw them pull into the parking lot together.
- They live on opposite sides of town.
There's only one reason that they would carpool.
My husband said, "You really want to go into business with a sex-toy company?" But I have a secret, too.
I've been seeing someone.
I said to him, "I have a colonoscopy device.
It goes into people's rectums.
This company already has items that function similarly.
Don't make it nasty.
" Wait.
What? You're making your colonoscopy TrailBlazer with a sex-toy company? Meredith Grey called it the "TAILBlazer.
" That's where I got the idea.
Schmitt? Is it over? Dr.
Bailey said it wouldn't take this long.
Is he okay? He's not out yet.
I had to get some equipment so we can finish.
Oh, my God.
What is that? [GASPS.]
Something went wrong, didn't it? Something unexpected? Is my dad gonna die? Please don't let him die, Dr.
There's no complication.
And I will do everything I can to make sure he's all right.
In fact, I'm gonna do that right now.
What was I thinking? You can tell, right, that I - don't know what I'm doing? - [LEO SHOUTING.]
"Yes, I hate you already.
You're the worst.
" Alex, stop it.
"No, you're making me high-strung and competitive as we speak!" - You are not helping.
- No, no.
He's right.
They say all those kids tend to have type-A personalities 'cause their parents are so stressed about every little thing, and then, second baby comes along and they're more comfortable, so that kid gets to be more easygoing.
- You just explained so much.
Yeah, I always thought Megan was lucky that way.
I was thinking about me being the youngest of five.
"Am I getting a little sister? - When's she coming?" - [COOS.]
This isn't the way to the store.
This group is not ready to be seen in public, but I know where to get everything you need because my sister-in-law is a pack rat.
"Daddy, can I have a pony?" [LEO CRYING.]
Shh, shh.
It really works? Well, it's supposed to.
It's still in the testing stage.
We're testing it? On this guy? He He's got a wife and two kids.
They're very nice, and they really, really want him to stay alive.
And I promised them I'd make sure he gets the best possible care.
So, maybe, Dr.
Grey, if you could just tell Dr.
Wilson Schmitt, be quiet.
She's got it.
Hey, look.
The distal end [BUZZER.]
- But if I go - one centimeter proximally - [CHIMES.]
It works.
It's working.
Oh, my God.
I'm gonna save half his stomach.
Linear stapler.
Time of death 16:06.
Acute liver [BREATHES DEEPLY.]
We did everything we could, but we could not save her.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her, her family, and her friends.
Now you'll want to ligate the branch.
Why are you letting them do this? Because they need to practice.
Does it have to be on me? Roy, I'm gonna give you a light sedation.
Thank you.
Is that diazepam? Does that interact with other drugs? Okay, we fed you.
We changed you.
- Everything's okay.
This is a very, very, very long scarf.
That's a Moby.
You wrap it around yourself and the baby so you can carry him.
Okay, calm down.
Calm down, Leo.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Do you want a diaper genie? Does he come to the house? Uh, I guess so.
How do you know what all this stuff is? You'll figure it out.
Okay, I got you.
I got you.
Shh, shh, shh.
- [SIGHS.]
Amelia? - [COOING SOFTLY.]
Was this a bad idea? What? No.
You've wanted this forever.
Yeah, I know what I wanted, but what about him? You know, who's to say I was supposed to be a father? Maybe this was all going how it was supposed to, and I just forced it.
Owen, what you're doing is beautiful.
You're fostering him.
You're You're being there for him when nobody else is.
- Ha! - My foster parents sucked.
- Alex! - No, for real.
They just stuck me in a room with some other kids and then collected a check.
Except for one.
There was one guy.
He worked nights in a warehouse.
Come home, dead tired at the crack of dawn, and go straight to bed.
But then, an hour later, he'd wake up, just so he could eat cereal with me and tell me, you know, "Have a good day," before I went to school.
Then he'd go back to sleep.
Wasn't much, but, you know, he just gave a crap, you know? He gave a crap, and you, my friend, you are giving [CHUCKLING.]
so many craps right now.
- This man's got it made.
He's not crying.
I did it.
Maybe not.
It was a very different time then.
It was his name.
It was his foundation.
He made the rules.
Oh, please stop talking, Mom.
I'm just trying to help you understand.
Well, I wish you would help those women.
Look at me.
You told me to step up.
You wanted to buy this hospital, I wanted nothing to do with it, and you said, "Step up.
Take the lead.
Take part in what this family has built," right? And you did.
You didn't tell me what the hell it was built on.
No, no.
You do not get to do that.
You do not get to stand there in judgment of me.
That - 30 years ago, getting harassed at work, getting groped at work wasn't something we could protest.
It was something we had to take with our morning coffee.
It was part of the job.
And if we made a noise, if we fussed, we were told we were overreacting and, more often than not, we lost the job and our reputation along with it.
I was not then who I am now.
I didn't have the voice then that I have now.
I had choices.
I could stand there and let your grandfather fire those women and drag them through the mud, or I could make sure they got some money, a leg to stand on, a path to move forward on.
I'm not ashamed of myself, Jackson, but I am ashamed of what your grandfather did.
And I'm so sorry that now you have to carry that burden along with me.
And I'm sorry that that burden might just bring this family, this entire hospital, and all of his hospitals down.
That's it.
Now what? Well, now we cross our fingers and pray we made the right decision.
You did.
You did exactly what I would have done, except for The Pen.
I wouldn't have needed that.
You could have saved me a lot of stress if you told me sooner.
Well, that's not how you learn.
I'm pretty sure having an experienced surgeon tell you what to do is exactly how you learn.
You know exactly what to do.
You're a highly competent surgeon.
You've memorized and practiced every move, but making tough choices under immense pressure that's how you become a truly great surgeon.
And now you get to go tell his family that, not only did you save his life, you saved his quality of life.
I'm gonna go check on our stoners.
Nice work.
What's happening? We're having a funeral.
- Mm, Harper Avery.
The Harper Averies.
The end of an era.
What are you talking about? [VOCALIZING CONTINUES.]
You were put into a terrible position, Mom, and I doubted you.
I forgot who you were for a moment.
I'm sorry.
It's all right, baby.
I don't know what's gonna happen next, but it's not gonna be good.
Well, we just got to tell the truth and get out ahead of this thing.
We'll get in touch with those women and make this right.
- Yeah.
Tell me it isn't true.
I've spent my whole life working for that award.
What did Harper Avery do? Well, I guess we might as well start now.
We're gonna start with you, Meredith.
So, was my mother one of these women? No.
No, your mother was not one of the women.
So, these women they were offered money in exchange for what exactly? In exchange for silence and an agreement that they would never work at a Harper Avery hospital or enter the Harper Avery Awards.
I mean, my mother spent her career trying to win Harper Avery Awards.
She lost her best friend over it.
His initials take up half the space in her journals.
Oh, my God.
Does the name Marie Cerone mean anything to you? Yes.
She was one of the women.
So my mother had to take her name off of the paper or she would never be able to win a Harper Avery.
Son of a bitch.
Will I be able to do surgery again? No.
Your tox screen came back positive.
This morning, you were asked if you had eaten a cookie, and you said, "No.
" Half the attendings ate those cookies! And acted responsibly.
You lied so you could get another surgery.
You put patients at risk.
So I-I'm suspended? No.
You're fired.
MEREDITH: Surgeons can benefit - from altered states of consciousness - [DOOR CLOSES.]
but only when - they're achieved naturally.
ANCHORWOMAN: The women allege that Dr.
Harper Avery made unwanted advances and then barred them from working at any hospital that received funding from his foundation, effectively crippling their medical careers.
Today, they say they're finished being silenced.
MEREDITH: The lows drive us to do better.
Well, we're not out ahead of it.
I heard about the cookies.
- Do you need a ride home? You're still here.
Of course.
I wouldn't leave without saying goodbye.
The highs of saving a life are the reward for a job well done.
You and me will be always I'll be honest, there's a lot I don't know So much of this is out of our control AMELIA: Here's his jacket and bag, and I packed him snacks for the road.
- Thanks.
- You look happy.
I had a really, really good day.
'Cause there's a short, short list Of people in it for the long haul [DOOR OPENS.]
And then there are times when our state of mind is altered, and it has nothing to do with brain chemistry.
- He's finally down? - Yeah.
I think I was down to 35 bottles of beer on the wall.
- I heard.
I've had him less than 24 hours, and I expose him to drugs and heavy drinking.
- I'm corrupting a baby.
- [SIGHS.]
You still worried about screwing him up? No, I moved on to worrying about SIDS and rickets, yeah.
Well, you're supposed - to worry about that.
If you weren't worried about that, I would be worried.
- You're gonna be fine.
- Yeah.
You should go get some sleep while he sleeps.
- Mm.
I'm just gonna sleep here.
- Mm.
Thank you for coming.
That nothing in this world can change Hey You and me will be always - Always - [LEO COOING.]
You and me will be always What are you? You staying? Yeah, I figure for one night.
Thank God.
I mean, uh, thank you.
She's staying.
- Ooh.
- Hi, baby.
Why are you wide awake? - Why are you still awake? - Yes.
It's time for sleep, little Leo.
There you go.
There you go.
New opportunities open us up to greater possibilities.
I'm gonna be your always always Hey [GULPING.]
You and me will be always Now, see, your clothes, your shoes, and your best friends They ain't gonna stay the same - [SIGHS.]
- All right.
Come on.
Harper Avery.
I can't believe it.
I know.
Did Jackson know? Not until today.
The one thing that nothing in this world can change What are you gonna do? I don't know.
Hey You and me will be always Always, yeah You and me will be always New information and a new perspective can permanently shift our consciousness.
And the way we see the world will never be the same.

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