Grey's Anatomy s18e07 Episode Script

Today Was a Fairytale

1 In the late 16th century, a father-son team made a groundbreaking discovery.
We're leaving in 20 minutes.
It's my day off.
Can't I just do this instead? What, look at pictures and mope? Yes, because apparently love and great sex are not enough for the mother of my child.
Have you tried talking to Amelia? Oh, she's still crystal clear that nothing has changed.
And still very good at compartmentalizing.
They found that when they put lenses at the opposite ends of a tube, it enlarged objects.
Oh, wow.
What? Jimmy's Crab Shack is turning 50.
Carolyn Martin just posted a bunch of old photos.
My feet hurt just thinking about working there.
Oh, no! There's one of us.
Their invention was the first compound microscope.
Waiting tables is hard enough without the added mortification of dressing like a shellfish.
Have a Jimmy's Crab Shack birthday All the crabs that you can eat 'Cause a Jimmy's Crab Shack birthday Is a very special treat! Whoo! Hey.
I was still looking at that.
It's my day off, too.
We're going out.
Get the kids.
And as basic as it was, their invention was a game changer for science and medicine.
What can I get you? Can I get a double espresso with oat milk, please? You got it.
You forgot your wife's latte.
What? I thought I was supposed to pick you up from the airport tomorrow.
I caught an earlier flight.
I thought I'd surprise you.
What if I wanted to surprise you? By coming to the airport a day early? No, with, uh, uh jewelry or, uh flowers or something to welcome you home.
I guess we'll just have to find another way.
I guess so.
Gladsen, Labor and Delivery.
Gladsen to Labor and Delivery.
What? Nothing.
I'm just trying to figure out how I'm gonna thank Hamilton for calling an emergency meeting this morning.
You don't even care about my poor kids whose mother didn't come home.
I really, really don't.
- Oh.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Hey, Bailey.
They moved our booth.
- Excuse me? - Our booth.
At the medical student convention.
- Yeah, you should park in lot - Okay.
three It's closer.
- I'm so sorry, Bailey.
- I know.
We're a top-10 ranked residency program and they stuck us way at Wait.
Why are you sorry? That I'm still in Minnesota My trip got extended another day and No, no, no.
I texted you.
No! You didn't.
If you had, I would have called you back immediately and said a bunch of words I can't say when people are around.
I did text you, but I forgot to hit send.
Uh, we need to recruit the best and brightest medical students to apply to Grey-Sloan.
Who better to do that than the actual Grey? And I will make it up to you.
I promise.
Something wrong? Our booth is located in the armpit of the convention, and we lost our biggest recruitment tool.
Grey isn't coming? No.
If she doesn't win the Nobel Prize for whatever the hell she's doing out there, I might just fire her.
Hey, a-and where on earth is Dr.
Ndugu? Well, that was better than airport flowers.
Yeah, it was.
- I missed you - Mm.
so much.
Well, Bailey.
Wants to know why I'm not at the med student convention.
Ooh! She's not gonna like that.
- No.
- Mnh-mnh.
But how much do we care? - Where's Hamilton? - Late.
Does anybody know why he called this emergency meeting? Because someone needs to tell me what I'm supposed to do about this.
What happened? I sprained it when I stumbled in my own bedroom because my foot froze when I tried to take a step.
The Parkinson's is progressing faster than you are.
- David - The FDA approved a one-time compassionate use surgery.
I want that surgery scheduled now.
The surgery's approval was contingent upon very specific benchmarks.
We have not proven cell viability above 75% yet.
And I need to know why.
I've spent a personal fortune.
I've given you every resource you've needed, despite obstacle after obstacle.
But what does it actually take? Additional lab techs? More fancy toys? Extra cells? I hired you to get things done.
I am.
We are.
This team is working around the clock.
Groundbreaking medicine doesn't happen overnight.
Well, that sounds like an excuse.
Everyone knows when Meredith Grey wants something to happen, she finds a way.
What are you suggesting? Make this surgery happen ASAP or I'm pulling the plug.
On the project? On you.
Remember that guy who used to come in 15 minutes before closing? And order the unlimited Jimmy's chowder bowl? Yeah, he'd ask for a million refills, extra cheesy bread, then he'd leave a dollar tip in quarters.
Program? Would you like a program? - It was good for laundry.
- Program? Look, Luna.
Look at this.
- This is a program! Yes! - Here.
Here's a program.
We're gonna see a play.
That's where actors dress up in costume - and perform a story.
- Program? Are you also gonna give her a play-by-play of the play? Hey, I read that talking to your baby is important for brain development.
Yeah, I read that this park has a cart that sells pretzels the size of your head, but I'm not seeing any.
Okay, Luna.
There's a stage and Rapunzel's castle.
And there's a sign that says, "They lived happily ever after.
" I'm sad, and you brought me to a place with families and fairy tales.
And apparently no cheesy bread.
- Link - Fairy tales give kids false hope.
It makes you think that everything's always gonna be okay.
In real life, families just fall apart.
Oh, my God.
Will you just go get a snack? Yes.
Excuse me.
Is your husband gonna use that program? Oh.
What do you see? What do you guys see? What do you see? Every time something doesn't go his way, he throws a tantrum.
He's Ellis.
Your mom or your daughter? Both.
What kind of person keeps someone from their kids an extra day just so he can berate them in person? A man feeling helpless while his life erodes.
Hamilton aside, we are working on a cure for Parkinson's.
We And we're actually at 79% viability of the dopamine cells at injection.
Since when? Last night.
We believe the cells' survival rate is related to temperature.
Grey, meet Dr.
Gavin Hawj, star research assistant and tech genius.
He built the motorized injector.
It's nice to meet you.
It's an honor to work with you.
At least someone thinks so.
Maybe I'll just pull the plug on myself.
Mer, go back to the hotel.
Take a nap.
Get a massage.
There's a cure for Parkinson's on the line and your idea is to go get a massage? Just give us the day in the lab.
If Kai and I can't figure it out, do whatever you want.
You can stay even if I go.
Well, I could, but I wouldn't.
End of day.
Would she really walk? I'm hoping we don't have to find out.
How long will you be gone this time, Mother? Not long, my dear Rapunzel.
Now pull up your hair and await my return.
And no more singing! There's no telling who might be lurking This is insane.
Rapunzel's foster mom - A witch.
- locks her in a tower and her only form of human contact is a guy who climbs her hair.
I figured you'd have bigger issues with the damsel-in-distress aspect.
How is this an appropriate children's story? How do you not know "Rapunzel"? Who would've read it to me? That voice! Perhaps I can climb up the tower the same way that witch came down.
Tell me he has a rope ladder.
That would be smart, but no.
Eventually he goes blind after a failed suicide attempt.
Her hair is so luxurious and strong.
Jeremy? Oh, my God! Wow.
That turned dark fast.
I don't think that was supposed to happen.
Oh, my God.
Is anyone here a doctor?! Yes! I can help.
Thank you for your patience.
Um, we invite you to stay for the Fairytale Theater's production of "Cinderella," which we hope will begin soon.
911's not picking up.
Sir? Jeremy.
His name's Jeremy.
Is he gonna be okay? His pulse is a little thready and irregular.
Jeremy, hi.
I'm Dr.
This is Dr.
Lincoln from Grey-Sloan.
Can you say something? Oh, my God.
Please be okay.
Please be okay.
He's got an open femoral fracture and no DP pulse.
I'm gonna have to reduce and splint this.
- Jo, can you ? Alright.
- Yeah.
Hey, Jeremy, this is gonna hurt, okay? But the break is cutting off the blood supply, so the sooner we straighten it out, the better.
We don't want to lose your leg, okay? I'm right here.
I'm not going anywhere.
One two three.
We lost his pulse.
Starting CPR.
He's got a heart condition! It's called I-I don't know, but But he wears an emergency bracelet.
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries.
- Does that help or matter or - Yes, it does.
Is 911 picking up? Still ringing.
There's a thing near the playground.
The machine that starts the shocking.
- An AED! - Oh.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Go get it! Thank you for stopping by this morning.
Grey-Sloan takes pride in our outstanding education program, led by Dr.
Richard Webber.
I mean, we're consistently ranked among the nation's top-10 teaching hospitals.
And as a Fox Foundation hospital, we have greater access to resources like cutting-edge technologies and extensive research mat Why don't you take a brochure and leave your e-mail? Mm.
Chicago Lutheran's handing out deep-dish pizzas.
Yes, please.
Hey! Hey! Okay, when did residency recruitment turn into a bribery scheme? Look at Palley, resorting to massages? That's a little desperate, don't you think? Well, they are highlighting their resident wellness program.
You think we should have brought a dog-and-pony show? You were gonna bring Meredith Grey.
And Owen Hunt, but apparently, a trauma came in.
And Ndugu's a no-show.
But that's not bribery.
That's That's excellence in education.
There's a difference.
What about the Webber Method? That's not an official program.
Well, the CAPE Clinic is raffling off a laptop.
You got a better idea? - Hey.
- Hey.
- I got your text.
- Yeah.
- Do you need a consult? - I do.
Um, how'd your meeting go? Well, a meeting would imply a rational conversation.
I've managed to disappoint both of my bosses in the span of an hour.
So I might just quit and move to Italy.
Right, right, right.
Um, before you do, take a look.
Did my sister put you up to this? To distract me from Hamilton? Uh, well, I've never met your sister.
Plus, if I distracted you every time you were mad at David, I'd never get anything done.
So, a 45-year-old male with headache, palpitations, and hypertension.
- Adrenal tumor, looks like a pheo.
- Yeah.
So do you think it's possible to do a partial adrenalectomy? I mean, you would have to.
He's only got one adrenal.
- Mm-hmm.
Yeah, of course.
- Do you know his history? Yeah, I do.
He's a kidney donor.
The adrenal gland was so badly adhered we had to take it along with the kidney.
Did you work on the transplant? I was involved, yes.
So, partial? - Uh, sure.
- Great.
I've already secured you privileges, and I'll have my favorite resident scrub in with you.
- Me? - Yeah.
There isn't anyone else who can do this? There are.
There are several someones.
But this guy needs the best.
He needs you.
Where am I going? Fifth floor.
I'll take you up.
Come on.
This is amazing.
We wrapped the syringe in a thermal coating to insulate it.
The key is keeping the cells cold long enough.
Is the injector speed a factor? Mm, that's what we're testing.
But it's a careful balance between speed and temperature.
Game time.
Let's see if it worked.
I'll prep the next batch of cells.
And this counts the viable cells? Yes.
Healthy cells reject the dye.
Dead cells turn blue.
Then the software converts them to green and red so we can easily see how many are still alive.
This takes so much patience.
You prefer instant gratification? Not instant, but How long have you been at this? Two years.
With no guarantee that it goes anywhere? That's why I like tumors.
They're there, you cut, they're gone.
I don't have the patience for patients.
You never wanted to be a clinical doctor? My teachers encouraged it.
My mom would've loved to have 24/7 access to free medical advice.
But being a clinician's not what attracted me to science.
It was always about the discovery, the openness to possibility.
And an M.
felt confining to me.
So I applied to PhD programs instead.
Seems like it worked out.
My mom might argue with you.
What about you? Why neuro? No one ever asks me that.
They just assume that it's 'cause I wanted to be like my brother.
Who's your brother? You just became my favorite person.
Still 79%.
Excuse me.
Damn it.
He must've torn the SFA.
- I'm gonna try to pack it.
- Okay.
Let's see.
Is this just all snacks? You're the one who's always talking about food.
- What do you need? - Luna's cloth diapers.
I stopped packing them.
What about Scout's? I stopped packing them.
Paramedics are on their way.
Here's the AED.
How is he? - What can I do to help? - Open the defibrillator.
And put the pads on his chest.
Place pad exactly as shown in the picture.
It's okay, Luna.
You're fine.
Mommy's right here.
- Press firmly to patient's bare skin.
- I'm just saving a life.
You want me to get her? Yes.
Can you push her closer to me? Thank you.
He's still bleeding.
Your belt.
I can use it as a tourniquet.
Is he gonna bleed to death? Not if I can help it.
Someday my prince will come Not the messaging she needs but thank you.
Brian Williams, 45, CT and biochemical work-up revealed a pheochromocytoma on the right adrenal.
BP's still elevated despite Prazosin 180 over 98.
Otherwise vital signs stable.
Thank you, Dr.
Do you have pain on the right side? - A little.
- Okay.
Paige freaked out when I had heart palpitations at Alex's volleyball game.
Figured it was stress from the semi-finals.
Or from having three teenage girls.
One's trying to get a volleyball scholarship, one's in callback auditions for the high school play, and the youngest apparently just got dumped.
I don't know how you keep up.
I don't.
I ended up collapsing in the third game.
Well, this type of tumor is extremely rare, so it's great we caught it now.
Thanks to this guy.
So, I'll go in from the side laparoscopically.
It's the least invasive.
Oh, so like my donation surgery? - Mm-hmm.
- Exactly.
You'll be in the room? Uh, I can be.
If Dr.
Grey doesn't mind.
Of course.
No problem.
I'll see you in the OR.
Wright? Okay.
So, tell me what we do next.
They're my coping mechanism.
Left over from my days on the swim team.
It's a problem.
There are worse habits.
Yeah, but these are like a gateway to fries.
If Grey walks, would you really leave, too? She brought me onto the project.
And she's family.
But we are gonna figure this out because walking boosts creativity.
I read that in a study.
Anything? Not yet.
You? No.
Too distracted by the thought of fries.
When you get stuck in surgery, what do you do? You cut or close.
When someone's brain is open, that's pretty much all you can do.
We had to dissect worms in 8th grade biology.
Total disaster.
Worm guts everywhere.
Cutting was never my forte.
I remember getting my first pair of scissors.
- I was 4.
- Mm.
And unstoppable? I hated them.
They were so dull they couldn't cut through butter.
So I stole my older sister's.
Then I was unstoppable.
I cut the curtains, my hair, her favorite dress, the tops of her dolls' heads.
That's disturbing.
I wanted to see where feelings came from.
What'd you find? - Cotton.
- Oh.
It was very disappointing.
Time to go back.
You have an idea? No, but I only allotted myself 15 minutes to stress out.
And honestly, I feel better.
His s-sword! I can use that to secure the tourniquet.
His heart rate's all over the place.
His heart condition makes him prone to abnormal heart rates.
Could that be why he fell? - Most likely.
- Shock advised.
Stay clear of patient.
- Press the flashing shock button.
- He needs to be shocked.
- Clear.
- Now? You want to argue with the machine? Clear.
Deliver shock Shock delivered.
- You need to move faster.
- Shock advised.
- I'm almost done.
- The tourniquet's not gonna matter if his heart doesn't start.
- Clear.
- Okay, I'm done.
Shock delivered.
His heart's not starting.
We need epi.
- Begin CPR.
- Where's the ambulance? They said 10 minutes like 15 minutes ago.
You have to save him.
Please save him.
- Alright.
Where can we get some epi? - Don't look at me.
I packed bananas and peanut butter pretzels.
There's gotta be a kid here - with an allergy.
- EpiPens! - Okay, go into the audience.
- Alright.
Collect as many as you can get.
Does anyone here have an EpiPen? If you do, we need one now! - Run! - Yeah, as many as you can get.
I have one right here.
- Is this really gonna work? - It's worth a shot.
Just do it.
Pushing 0.
3 of epi.
Five six seven Ah! This is gonna take longer than the ambulance.
Okay, Cathi.
Can you take over? One hand over the other, 2 inches deep, okay? - 15 seconds until analysis will resume.
- Ready? Can you do that? He won't overdose? He would get more in the hospital.
Shock not advised.
He's back.
We did it.
Okay, he's gonna need to be stabilized.
We'll take him to Grey-Sloan.
You okay if I ride with him? Yeah.
I'll meet you there.
Hey! Over here! How's your dad? Mm.
He's better.
He's doing way better.
I honestly think he was better awhile ago.
He just didn't want me to leave.
You think he was faking it? A little bit! A little bit I do.
I liked being there with him, though.
I hated being away from you.
You are my dream come true.
You know that, right? I'm honestly not sure I'm awake right now.
I might need some convincing.
Do you need to get that? Nope.
It's cardio, but I'm supposed to be at the med student convention.
So let's let Altman get this one.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
Using this teaching method, every resident gets their own patient and their own OR.
- Of course - They seem to be into it.
Of course they are.
It's the future of teaching.
I'm not sure why we're letting this particular future sell it.
Peer-to-peer communication can be very effective.
So, basically, you're unsupervised? No.
Attendings rotate through the carefully timed overlapping procedures.
They're there for all the critical parts.
See? I don't get it.
It's ORs, residents, attendings.
It would be better in color.
The Webber Method lets us finish residency with a larger case log.
And we get more autonomy, which helps us become better surgeons.
That's kind of what everyone says.
How do we know Grey-Sloan's any better? Oh! Our personalized tote bag's ready at Newport Med.
Thank you.
Uh Well Put that down.
Good job, guys.
Have you heard anything about Jeremy? Uh, no, but Dr.
Lincoln should be operating on him right now.
Can you check? The front desk can't tell me anything because I'm not family, but I am.
I am his family.
Yesterday we did two shows in Boise, then packed up and drove here overnight.
It's not easy sleeping on a bus, let alone one where you're crammed between a plywood tower and pile of wigs.
But we do it.
For six years now, we do it together.
Because we love it, and we love We, uh He's my favorite He's my best His family is in Philadelphia, and he hasn't seen them for years.
I am his family.
He told me he felt lightheaded this morning.
I told him he was probably just tired from the travel.
I need to know he's gonna be okay because if he's not, then I'm not.
Uh, let me go see what I can find out.
Can you Can you watch them for me? Thank you.
Thank you so much.
Alright, I'll see if the last sample count's done.
And prep for the next one.
Maybe we won't need another one.
Unbridled optimism.
I like it.
You ever work on a project for years and then it just folded? Years? No.
Months? Yes.
What did you do? I rented a house in Hawaii for the summer.
Um, learned how to surf and grow my own pineapple, and came back and started again.
You ever want to give up? Of course.
But when everything falls into place and all the stars align and you find that thing that you weren't even sure was possible, there is this feeling of intense satisfaction and pure joy that makes all the rest of it melt away.
And it turns all the waiting and the setbacks and the disappointment into something worthwhile.
And I think that can be as beautiful as the science itself.
Hey! Hey! It's beeping! 79%.
We had such a breakthrough when we figured out the thermal coating.
Nothing's really moved the needle since.
Shepherd? We know the dopamine cells are cold going into the syringe and that the thermal insulation is holding that temperature.
But they're gaining heat when they hit the brain, so that has to happen between here and here.
The needle.
What if we could keep the cells cold inside the needle? What are you doing? We can't fit the whole thing in the freezer.
Working on getting better exposure of the adrenal vein.
Wright, can you g Give more countertraction on the liver? Absolutely.
Let's work on these adhesions.
You think you'll have adequate visualization? I do.
And you'll avoid getting into the vena cava? Dr.
Marsh, would you like to scrub in? No, no, no.
No, no.
I'm good.
You got it.
His anatomy on the right seems similar to what you described on the left.
Well, you have to avoid the kidney.
- He can't lose it.
- Not my plan.
He's hypertensive and tachycardic.
Let's hit him with 5 milligrams of phentolamine.
Why's his pressure all over the place? What about pushing Esmolol? I think you put too much pressure on the adrenal gland.
You need to get control of the adrenal vein right now.
- BP's going down.
- Okay.
Taking the adrenal vein.
Marsh, do you need to step out? I'm sorry.
Excuse me? I'm asking if you're too invested in this patient and need to step out.
Because you're right.
He does only have one kidney, and right now I'm responsible for it.
So you either don't trust me or Well, I'm responsible for the other one.
Brian's my donor.
He's been my best friend since we were 5 years old.
And he saved my life by giving me a kidney.
Step out.
Meredith, I'm fine.
Marsh, get out of the OR.
Got your page.
What do you got? 31-year-old male with CCTGA and an open femur fracture.
He fell about 10 feet.
Ladder? Hair.
He's the prince in "Rapunzel.
" He had CPR in the field, as well as multiple shocks from an AED.
I'm almost done with his ex-fix, but he's having various arrhythmias.
We already tried transcutaneous pacing.
Well, maybe he had a potassium surge when you released the tourniquet.
Alright, we got a pulse with that? - No pulse.
- Alright.
Start compressions.
Lose the C-arm.
Someone get me antiseptic.
Bokhee, can you gown me, please? Let's get him Betadine and a temporary pacing kit.
Thank you.
Do you prefer using EBVS in these kind of cases? I find it efficient.
We've got some oozing I've got your hemostatic agent.
Exactly right.
I can see why you're Dr.
Marsh's favorite resident.
Thank you.
That means a lot coming from you, Dr.
You're part of a medical legacy.
My mother was one of the greats.
I meant that you studied under the esteemed Miranda Bailey.
You know Dr.
Bailey? I saw her lecture on preventing post-op fistulas when I was in med school.
Then I watched every one of her surgical videos that I could find.
There's one of this Whipple.
When she did the mucosal anastomosis, her PDS sutures were all in one motion.
It's like she'd been doing it forever.
Except she was a first-year attending.
I'd give anything to learn her techniques, so assisting you today is a highlight of my residency.
Why didn't you apply for residency at Grey-Sloan? I did.
Didn't match.
Broke my heart.
- Can I take two? - Absolutely.
Thank you.
Bailey! Hi! I came back early! Hi, Dr.
Winston is still parking the car.
I'm so sorry we're late.
Pepperoni? It's deep dish! Chicago Lutheran had it flown in.
Do you want a piece? I can always just get another one No, I do not want your pizza.
- Is everything okay? - Okay? No, everything is not okay, but, hey, now that you're here, maybe you can fix it.
- Yeah.
- I mean, you're a world-class cardiothoracic surgeon! It doesn't matter if you didn't bring swag.
Medical marijuana is legal in Seattle.
Maybe we should have given out weed gummies to the students.
That's actually not a bad idea.
Stop it.
It is a terrible idea.
- We never handed out pizza.
- No.
We never threw free gifts at people.
Never even offered pens.
Because we've been enough.
The doctors who work here have been enough, right? They used to line up! They used to want us.
Now, what, we're supposed to beg for their attention? And give them toys to try to hold it? Do you want to take a break? Yes, I do.
A nice, long one.
You used a frozen needle for this sample, too? Yes.
We are trying them at different temperatures.
You know, when I fell, my granddaughter was at the house.
She's 12.
It scared her.
It scared me.
The injector's set.
We're ready for the needle.
Please, God.
How cold is that one? Three degrees Celsius.
One degree colder than the one in the counter.
What if it freezes the cells? Well, then we try again.
We should inject before it warms up.
Looks good.
Can I just confirm that the Okay, with all due respect, we are trying very hard to make this project viable.
And your constant questions are not helping.
I'm sorry.
Um what do you want to know? The FDA viability requirement They want 90%? Correct.
Because your last sample is currently at 92%.
Yes! Sorry.
But yes! We might cure Parkinson's.
Oh, God, I hope I didn't run off your sister.
What are those faces? I-Is he ? - Jeremy's okay.
- Oh, my God.
Well, we do have to put in a permanent pacemaker while he's here, but he should be fine.
Oh, my God.
Oh, thank you.
Oh, thank you so much! Y'all are superheroes.
We're glad we could help.
Uh, can I see him? I don't care if he's sleeping.
He's my best friend.
I just want to see for myself that he's okay.
Come with me.
That woman is not good at pretending.
That's a harsh review for a kids' show.
No, she, uh She keeps saying the prince is her best friend, but she is so clearly in love with him.
Maybe it's both.
What? Like best friends who got married? Like Hunt and Altman? Or, you know, you have a crush, and you work through it and become best friends.
Like us.
I never had a crush on you.
Not you.
What are you talking about? I had a huge crush on you.
Why do you think I worked at Jimmy's the summer after I graduated? It wasn't for the tips in quarters.
Then you set me up with Bronwyn, who eventually broke my heart.
And you started dating Paul.
He was such a bad guy, I figured you needed a best friend.
So here we are.
And thank God because I don't know what I'd be doing without you right now.
Okay, um I'm gonna go change.
And then we can grab some dinner on the way home? They're settling Brian in the PACU now.
Tumor is out.
There was minimal bleeding.
No damage to the kidney at all.
And he will need follow-up, but he'll recover nicely.
Thank you.
We, uh, played Little League, went camping every summer.
When my mom died, I basically lived at his house.
He and his wife co-parented Charlotte with me, and I can't tell you how many dialysis sessions he sat through with me, so Which is exactly why you shouldn't have been in there.
I know.
I know.
I I just I didn't want to put that burden on you.
I didn't want to make you personally invested because, if God forbid something terrible happened, I didn't want to put that on you.
I'm always personally invested.
The second I walk in the room, I'm personally invested, whether I know them or not.
And if I don't know their story, I make one up.
There is no such thing as just a body on a table for me ever.
So you can give me the burden.
I can handle it.
When you operated on me you make up a story? You told me your whole life story before I even had your IV in.
Oh, yeah.
That's true.
Well, I owe you big time.
And if we're keeping score, that's two.
And I usually don't call in IOUs, but today I might actually do it.
"Your talents will soon be recognized and adored " You're supposed say "in bed.
" Right.
In bed.
I I Googled Rapunzel.
After she's banished and the prince goes blind, he finds her singing in the forest.
Her tears of joy restore his sight, and they get their happy ending even though it didn't go the way they thought it would go.
Maybe we'll still get ours.
We just need some magic tears.
I'm serious.
What if all the crap that we've been through is just the middle part of the story the part you have to go through to find your happily ever after? Because when two people have been there for each other over and over, through the worst that humanity has to offer don't they deserve to be happy? You're right.
Jo, you're right.
I've been holding onto a fairytale, and it doesn't It doesn't have to be that.
I love Amelia.
And I'm And I'm so deeply in love with her.
I can wait.
I-I don't I don't have to get married now.
I just need her.
Right? Right.
Should I call her? S-Should I, uh, go to her house and wait? Oh, I-I should I should pick her up at the airport.
I wonder what time she gets in.
Where's my phone? The invention of the microscope turned the scientific community on its head.
It gave scientists a whole new way of looking at things.
For the first time, they could see cells and things they couldn't with the naked eye.
I thought you never left the clinic.
Only when I've had a major breakthrough and to feed my cat.
You saved our project today.
We're lucky to have you as our lead neurosurgeon.
Oh, it was a group effort.
And the surgery is not the most complex part of this project.
But a lot of other neurosurgeons would have passed.
The risk of failure's too big.
But you're driven as much by the process as the outcome.
There's a big difference between not giving up and being good.
I don't think Meredith Grey suffers fools.
The way I see it is you fell in love with neuro when you were 4 and you wanted to see where feelings came from.
And you still love it.
Your eyes light up when you look at brains, even the plastic ones.
And you're unrelenting.
You don't settle.
And that's what matters when you want to break new ground.
I'm glad today worked out.
Me, too.
It means we get to keep working together.
You want to celebrate? Grab some dinner? I have to catch a plane.
- Okay.
- But I will see you next week.
The simple use of curved glass to bend and refract light revolutionized how we see the world.
In many ways, it's not all that different from everyday life.
Do you have a minute? Not if you're gonna tell me that you've been appointed Surgeon General.
I'm sorry I wasn't at the convention.
Doesn't matter.
None of it does.
You know, for years, I've spent all of my energy recruiting the best.
Then I train them.
I watch their every move, I teach them everything I know, and then they take all that knowledge and go off to make groundbreaking, world-changing contributions to medicine.
Meanwhile, I'm still spending a whole day standing on a sidewalk next to a folding table, trying to convince a bunch of medical students who look like teenagers that I am worth their time.
Do Uh, do you need something? I have someone I would like you to meet.
W Dr.
Miranda Bailey, I would like you to meet Dr.
Jordan Wright.
He's a resident in Minnesota, but he would like to transfer to Grey-Sloan.
We did a surgery together.
He's excellent.
Nice to meet you, Dr.
And tell me why you're interested in Grey-Sloan? You, Dr.
I want to learn from you.
I'm listening.
First of all Sometimes seeing life through a different lens opens a new world of possibilities.

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