Grey's Anatomy S3E4 Script

What I Am (2006)

[Richard] Previously on Grey's Anatomy...

[groans]

[Richard] Who's Mark? Derek found us in bed together.

You are in love with me. [chuckles]

I mean, I'm well-off, but I'm not into money.

And I'm hot. I'm a catch.

You know, if you can wrap your head around the enlarged failing heart and the dependency to IV meds.

I'm not ready for us to move in together.

I'll be out in an hour.

[Izzie] An hour ago he was proposing.

Are you gonna tell Shepherd about...

[Preston] Not yet.

[Meredith] If I haven't made a decision by the end of the day, I'm flipping a coin.

A girl can only hold out for so long.

[Meredith] At some point during surgical residency, most interns get a sense of who they are as doctors and the kinds of surgeons they're going to become.

If you ask them, they'll tell you.

They're going to be general surgeons.

Orthopedic surgeons.

Neurosurgeons.

Distinctions which do more than describe their areas of expertise.

They help define who they are.

Because outside the operating room, not only do most surgeons have no idea who they are, they're afraid to find out.

Time me. I've been timing you.

My last time was off by six seconds.

It's not about speed. It's about accuracy.

And your sutures are fine.

My sutures are textbook.

The edges are perfectly aligned. Mm-hmm. You're ready.

I need more chickens.

No more chickens, OK? It's bad enough Meredith's dating a vet.

I'm not dating a chicken surgeon.

Stop second-guessing.

It's not like you.

Your hand is fine, and Shepherd will clear you for surgery.

Cristina. Yeah, baby?

Nothing.

[door closes]

[George] So Izzie left the house this morning, that's a good sign.

Are you OK? Yeah, I'm just not feeling like myself.

O'Malley seems to have that effect on women.

Ask Dr. Torres.

What's that supposed to mean? Dude, you threw her out on her ass.

I did not. Who told you that?

Torres.

Don't worry. I get it. She's hot, but she's not for you.

Why is that?

Because she's hot. Hmm.

Callie. Hey! Come on. Wait! Hmm.

Before you start yelling, you were right.

I should've told you how I felt about you moving in.

Not that you were moving in.

It's just, I'm not good at the whole... talking about feelings.

Bet you told Meredith how you felt though, didn't you? And Izzie?

You don't seem to have any trouble talking to them, George, but me?

[Bailey] Let's go, people.

I've been in surgery since 2:00 am. I'm in no mood.

George.

I miss you.

[elevator bell dings]

[Christina] No cutting! No cutting! Yang! You're late.

Hey I got here before George. I'm here. I was here.

Nice of you to join us, Yang. Yeah. What are you smiling about?

Aren't you supposed to be on Gyne brigade?

Yeah, whatever. [scoffs]

Woman troubles? [sighs] Men troubles.

I think this dating two guys thing is getting to me. The stress of it.

Finn, Derek, Derek, Finn.

I think I'm getting an ulcer.

Mc Dreamy and the vet are making you sick?

I need to make a choice and get it over with.

Shawn Sullivan, 62, minimally-invasive bypass surgery two days ago to remove a blockage from his LAD...

I'm all better now, thank you, George. So, what do you think, Branda?

Can I stop being a burden to you good people and head on home? [laughs]

You need to stop interrupting the doctors, Shawny.

You just need to listen to what they say.

[Shawn] I need to get back to the dealership.

They're gonna can me if I'm out too long.

They can't can you, sweetie. You're the best salesman they got.

[Bailey] What do you sell? Cars.

My Shawny could sell anything. [laughs] Yeah, I believe he can.

What he can't sell me on is going back to work before he gets his oxygen levels up.

So you put that oxygen back on, Mr. Sullivan, before I think about letting you out of here.

You know, if I do, I want your word.

Nothing fried, no alcohol, and no cigarettes.

What? You're tough, Miranda.

[Bailey] I need your word, Mr. Sullivan, or I'm not gonna sign those discharge papers.

I give you my word. Hmm. All right, then.

[inhales] Mrs. Sullivan, you need to go to the front desk to fill out some paperwork.

Then you can take your husband home.

[Addison] How we doing guys?

She's at eight centimeters. Baby's at minus three station.

So, what do we do? [exhales deeply]

Patterned breathing? Squatting?

Dude, squatting?

Dr. Karev, how do we normally proceed in a situation like this?

We monitor the baby's progress, and if the descent stops entirely during active labor, we perform a C-section.

[laughs] Not on me, you don't.

I'm sorry, Dr. Karev, but Jeff and I have a natural birth plan.

Dr. Montgomery-Shepherd promised us...

I promised that we would do what we can, but if your labor intensifies and the baby doesn't descend...

Then we'll wait until he does. Right?

I'm not having a C-section.

A C-section is the safest way to...

To what? Avoid a lawsuit? We don't have to decide now.

I'm not gonna miss out on an experience my body was made for, just because it's more convenient for you.

You all right, Dr. Grey?

Yeah, Dr. Bailey. I just...

[groans]

...need to make a choice is all. [sighs]

Karev. Dr. Grey, I am clipping a basilar tip aneurysm. Any interest?

Dr. Bailey, can I get...

Oh, my God.

Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

[groans] [Derek] Is that...

McSteamy.

[vomits]

What... [Meredith coughs]

No, Mr. Sullivan, don't light that!

[gasping, shouting]

[alarm blaring]

Get a fire extinguisher!

[Bailey] Call a code red!

Make sure he has an airway. Sir, can you hear me?

Sir! No, he's out. Hit his head.

Small hematoma in the occipital region.

Get him to the burn unit until he's stabilized and get a CT.

Go!

Right away, doctor. Come on.

[Derek] You're burning up. I'm fine.

You don't look fine.

You look beautiful, but you don't look fine.

[scoffs] Now I'm going to throw up. Go. You have aneurysms to clip.

And surgeons to confront.

[Derek sighs] You gonna be all right?

Yeah. I'm fine. Will you look after her, please.

Mm-hmm.

You think I'd miss this?

What kind of idiot lights a cigarette in a hospital?

Apparently, people do idiotic things all the time.

[elevator bell dings]

[Derek] Chief! Chief!

I thought you were going back to New York.

I thought it was time for a change.

You can't do this. You can't be here.

Sure, I can. It was easy.

I sublet the apartment, sold the practice.

[Derek] He is a liar and a cheat.

The man is one of the finest plastic surgeons in this country.

His department will generate twice the revenue neurosurgery does.

Money? That's why he's here?

Why do you think I'm here?

This, this is why I left you.

Thought you left me for Derek.

I left New York because of him.

He was your best friend. For years.

Right up until he had sex with my wife. We all make mistakes.

[vomiting, coughing] Holy crap. Are you pregnant?

[breathes deeply]

[Meredith vomits] Well, this is just perfect.

An adulterous love child.

Goes along with an adulterous sociopath.

[Derek] Meredith.

Da... Uh-uh. You've done enough already. Meredith.

Doctor? I... I finished filling out the paperwork.

When do you think I can take Shawny home?

Um...

So who's the father? I'm not pregnant.

I didn't think I was pregnant when I was pregnant either.

But abdominal pain, fever, the non-stop vomiting.

I'm not pregnant. You don't know who the father is, do you?

It would have to be Derek's.

There's no way it could be Finn's.

You haven't had sex with the vet yet? [scoffs]

You gotta get out of that relationship. Immediately.

I can't be pregnant. Can I?

With McBaby? [groans]

OK.

Was I mean to you when you were pregnant? I thought you said you weren't pregnant She's not. We'll have to run more tests.

In that case, can I have some morphine?

[groans]

I want you checking the fetal monitor every 30 minutes.

What's the point?

The baby's nowhere near where it needs to be.

You're gonna have to cut her open, so why not get it over with?

Because, it's not what the patient wants.

And it's our job as doctors to balance the desires of the patient against the risk of complications.

So, if the patient wants a natural birth...

So, if they want natural birth, it's not surgical.

So, why not cut me loose and let me in on a surgery, I might actually learn something? Sloan's burn case?

I'm going into plastics anyway.

Do you think Mark Sloan has anything to teach you?

He's just like you, He's only looking out for himself.

So, what? Your patient's looking out for herself.

You're looking out for yourself. No, I'm not, actually.

Well, maybe you should be.

Go. Go find Sloan. Do whatever you want.

Just get out of my face, Karev. Go!

[sighs]

You know, I'm not saying he's a bad doctor.

[groans] Of course not. Listen...

I'm saying that he's, like, a bad person.

The man has no morality, no ethics.

There's no pain, no numbness, but...

I mean the question is, do we really want our interns learning from somebody like that?

Derek. My arm?

Yeah.

Oh! It's good. It's great. You have great range of motion.

I can clear you for surgery.

Really? You're sure?

Yeah. Absolutely. Great recovery.

You're not having problems?

No.

I've been doing his physical therapy with him every night, so he's perfect.

He's Burke. [Derek] Good. Glad to hear it.

Welcome back Dr. Burke.

Yeah.

[Cristina] Dr. Bailey wanted to know if you needed an intern.

No, I'm fine. How's Dr. Grey? Oh, she's not pregnant.

With anyone's baby, so... [laughs]

Yeah.

[door closes]

[exhales]

Izzie. Good to see you.

You want some lunch?

I'm meeting somebody. Anybody I know?

Actually, I don't even know him.

You've never met?

Know what he looks like?

So for all you know, he could be an older, rugged, ex-Marine-looking dude?

Dr. Stevens?

Mr. Duquette.

Please, call me Denny.

You're a very pretty girl.

Not Denny's type at all.

Really? What was his type?

Dark-haired girls. Smart.

Well, not that you're not smart. You're a doctor.

Obviously. I was. I was a doctor.

I'm not anymore.

That's right. Dr. Webber said you'd quit.

You... talked to Dr. Webber?

Yes and said if I wanted hear the whole story, I should talk to you. So, if you don't mind, Dr. Stevens...

Izzie. Izzie.

If you don't mind, I need to hear the whole story.

[Alex] Dr. Sloan?

You my intern? Yeah. I'm your intern.

[Shawn] My face? No need to talk, Mr. Sullivan.

That's gonna be painful. My face.

He wants to know that you can fix his face.

He needs to know that you can fix it. I'm going to remove the burned tissue and then bandage your face with a dressing of live cells.

That'll do it? His face will be back like it was?

Because his face, it was a nice face. [cries]

He's a salesman.

I'm gonna do absolutely everything I can, Mrs. Sullivan.

We'll need a neuro-consult before we operate.

Anything else? I mean, I could do débridement or...

Actually, there is one more thing, bone dry cappuccino.

Make it a double.

[Meredith] You're a good friend. You're so high right now.

Actually, you're my best friend in the whole entire world.

Now I just feel sorry for you. Why?

Because I could die today?

This is why I hate being around stoned people.

And if I did die today, I'd only be remembered as the slutty intern who dated two doctors.

No, one doctor. One vet.

Derek, Finn. Derek, Finn.

I'd die as the girl who couldn't make a choice, right?

Probably, but none of that matters because you'll be dead.

Dr. Grey, you've got a fever, high white count, and tenderness over McBurney's point, which suggests...

Appendicitis. Appendicitis.

Dr. O'Malley, prep Dr. Grey for surgery. You're scrubbing in.

I am? On Meredith's appendectomy?

I, uh... Am I the only who remembers the last time George scrubbed in on an appendectomy?

He almost killed the guy. Sorry, George.

I don't have to scrub in, Dr. Bailey. I could just...

Uh... Unless you want me to, which, you know...

Not gonna happen again. That good enough for you, Dr. Grey?

You're pretty.

George! Ice chips!

Hey. I heard Meredith's having an appy.

It wasn't my idea to scrub in.

I tried to get out of it. [Callie] George!

I was just...

I just thought maybe we could have a late supper at the Archfield.

Why would we have dinner at a hotel?

Because they bring it right to your room.

You're staying at the Archfield.

How... How are you affording that?

I still have some secrets, O'Malley.

And if you come see me tonight, I just might show you one or two.

I was just checking on the Sullivans.

And how is he doing? Because... You are?

Dr. Bailey. We met this morning.

I was the resident on Mr. Sullivan's bypass.

I don't need a resident on this case, so.

Excuse me, I wasn't asking to be your resident.

I was asking how my patient was doing.

He's not your patient anymore.

Hey, so, congratulations. I told you.

Yeah. What? What?

Shepherd shouldn't have cleared me.

Burke, you're back, you're back and you're fine.

Burke? What?

What?

He just shouldn't have cleared me.

[woman] Another contraction, Dr. Montgomery-Shepherd.

You're fully dilated, but the baby's only at minus two station.

[Rebecca] He needs more time. [Addison] We don't have it, Rebecca.

His heart rate's slowing with each contraction.

If he starts having late decels... Is he having late decels?

Not yet, but...

Well, stop trying to scare me into an operation I told you I don't want.

I have a birth plan.

[inhales] I'm not, I'm not gonna be one of those weak-ass women who'd give all that up the minute things start to get scary. I... [inhales]

Rebecca, your birth plan is just that. It's a plan.

Jeff, get her out. She's just trying to be cautious.

Just get out! Just get out! Get out! [crying]

[screaming in pain] Get out!

Since when do you get out?

Clearly, I am not myself today.

Never would have figured Mark Sloan to be your type.

He's not. He's not.

What is he doing here?

He's not supposed to be here. I can't have him here. I can't...

He's supposed to be in New York. I can't, I can't function with him here.

I'm a professional here. People respect me here.

But when he's here, I'm just...

...the woman who gets the hots for man candy and cheats on her husband.

That is rude. And unkind.

And completely true. Oh, my God, what am I gonna do?

For starters, you can keep your knees closed in his presence.

Miranda. You asked.

And also, you can remember that no man, not Derek, not Mark, defines who you are.

Well, let's see, your complexion is flushed.

Abdominal wall's tender.

Aren't you happy to have a boyfriend who works in a hospital?

You are just one of many men I happen to be dating at the moment.

Really? How many of us are there?

Uh, well, there's, uh, you.

And Finn. And...

Well, forgive me for pointing out the obvious, but I don't see practitioners of veterinarian medicine at your bedside.

[Finn] You would if you turned around.

[Derek] Ah! Finn. Derek.

Oh, can I just say how much it helps that I'm on drugs right now?

[Derek] So... [Finn] So...

So how's life in the animal kingdom?

How about you, Derek? Slow day?

Just... [pager beeps]

If you need to take off, that's...

No, it's fine. I can stay. Great.

Great. Great.

OK, let's get you prepped and ready...

Dr. Shepherd. Dr. Finn.

Now all my boys are here.

You're all so handsome.

And such good kissers.

Oh, God.

Excuse me?

She's on drugs.

He's an excellent kisser.

[Finn] You two dated? You didn't know?

It wasn't a date, so much as a disastrously uncomfortable sexual experience.

Oh, I... I can't be here right now.

None of you can be here. This women is being prepped for surgery.

Which means, you all need to leave.

Gladly. Now! Not you, O'Malley.

Dr. Bailey. All my boyfriends are here.

Not for long. Say goodbye, Dr. Grey.

I'll be here when you wake up. So will I.

[Bailey] Now!

[chuckles]

What are you doing?

[Preston] What does it look like I'm doing?

You're not in med school. You don't need to practice procedures on a corpse.

[device whirring]

Better than on a patient. Burke. Your hand is fine.

Right.

Are you... mad at me?

Hey, hey! You're mad at me?

Forget it.

Just... don't worry about it.

You have patients. [Cristina sighs]

I'm on call for the pit.

Cristina... I... I... I'm not leaving.

Time me.

The transplant went better than anyone expected. He was better.

He was... so much better.

But Denny, before the surgery, he was hooked up to a machine called a...

You're not answering my question.

I'm trying. I'm getting there.

It was complicated. His heart was... I don't give a damn about the medicine.

I know what killed my son.

He had a bad heart. He had a bad heart for a long time.

I get that.

What I don't get is how a girl like you goes from being my son's doctor to... to his fiancée on the very day he's supposed to get a new heart.

What I don't get is how you got him to propose to you hours before he died.

Mr. Sullivan, I'm going to recommend a night of observation in the ICU before Dr. Sloan proceeds with your surgery.

[scoffs] Is that really necessary, Dr. Shepherd?

The longer we wait, the higher the risk of infection.

Well, I think it's important we attend to potential life-threatening injuries before moving on to cosmetic, Dr. Sloan.

[Mark] He's not here for a face-lift. He's a burn victim.

Why ask for a consult if you have a course of action?

Because I thought you were good enough at your job to put aside the personal and do what's best.

Don't tell me how to do my job. Now you're telling em...

Please! I'm sure it's complicated, and I know Shawny's sorry for lighting that smoke.

He was trying to keep his word to Dr. Bailey.

He told her he wasn't gonna smoke when he got home and he was just trying to keep his word.

He knows he did wrong.

But he's... he's a salesman. That's who he is.

So could you please just fix his face?

Could you do that for us, please?

If what happened between me and Addison is so unforgivable, how do you justify what happened you and Meredith?

What are you talking about? you want me to be the bad guy, fine.

But I'm not the only bad guy here, Derek.

You and me? We're the same.

[Meredith] Addison!

Dr. Montgomery-Shepherd?

You bellowed, Dr. Grey?

Hi.

You certainly are, aren't you?

[exhales]

But you're not pregnant.

No.

Are you OK?

Fine.

How are you?

I'm trying to choose between two men.

OK. Well...

Good luck with that.

How did you know Derek was the one?

Excuse me?

I know you hate me and all, and you don't owe me anything.

Nothing. [exhales]

No... thing.

What was I saying?

Derek.

Right.

I want him to be the one.

But I would know if he was the one, right? You knew, right?

[breathing heavily]

You don't...

I didn't... know. I just...

Derek's the kind of guy...

I just knew he wouldn't hurt me.

Not on purpose, anyway. Not the way I hurt him.

He hurt me.

When he chose you.

I should've let him go.

[exhales] I should have stepped aside, been a better person.

I should have...

A lot of things.

Me too. A lot of things.

I don't hate you.

How come we never talked like this before?

The only reason we are talking like this right now is because I know you won't remember a single word of this once the drugs wear off.

Dr. Karev, you need to see this. I'm off the case.

Page Dr. Montgomery-Shepherd. We did, but...

[sighs] Oh, man.

Were you just talking to Meredith?

Yeah.

What?

Don't...

Don't hurt her again.

You planning on killing a woman today?

The C-section you should've performed on Rebecca Bloom this morning?

At this point, it may be too late, for her and the baby.

Nice work, doc.

Get an OR and an anesthesiologist.

We're doing a crash C-section right away.

[crying] What is happening?

Rebecca, your baby is having late decels. He's in distress.

We have to get you into the delivery room and get him out now.

[Rebecca] No, please. This is no longer a conversation.

I am your doctor. I am responsible for your life and your baby's life and I am not about to lose either one of you. Are we clear?

[groans]

You just gonna stand there, Karev, or are we doing this?

Mr. Duquette, Denny and I... He was my patient for months.

And the minute he died, you quit your job. Because I couldn't...

Four years of medical school. That's a lot of debt.

How were you planning on paying that back? Huh?

Did you think that Denny would pay for everything?

Why are you...

Wh... What are you talking about? I'm talking about protecting my son.

But where were you when he needed you?

Because I was there the whole time. I was there.

I was working 80-hour weeks and I was still always there!

He had so many surgeries.

So many procedures. He was so scared.

Where were you then? Where were you?

You may not get me.

But you don't have to, because I don't get you either.

I don't get how a father abandons his dying son.

Wait. Wait.

Is that what he told you? That I...

That his mother and I abandoned him?

Well... he didn't tell you the truth.

What?

What?

Oh, Burke. I thought you told me...

I can't hold it still long enough to attach the graft.

[Christina] You told me your hand was fine!

I can't. You told me your hand was fine!

It's not fine!

You wanted to believe I was fine.

You wanted me to be fine.

You wanted... I wanted... Damn it!

My hands are the only things that I have that are of any value to me...

To you! Not to me...

Oh, yes! Yes, to you! You want Preston Burke!

My hands...

These are who I am.

If I can't do this, if I can't finish this surgery...

What if I hold the vessel?

What if I hold the vessel? Come on.

Burke.

If I hold the vessel...

I can attach the graft. OK, so...

I put my hand...

Nobody has to know.

Derek!

Look, I know you're mad at me, but Mark Sloan is the best in his field.

Any surgical unit in this country would be lucky to have him.

You did what you thought was best for this hospital...

I did.

Uh... Are you all right? [Derek sighs]

Can I ask you a... personal question?

Why did you leave Meredith's mother?

I could have left Adele.

I could've gone away with Ellis.

But I would have had so much baggage, so much guilt.

Ellis couldn't see it, but I wasn't...

I never would have made her happy.

Not like she deserved to be happy.

I was a better man for walking away.

I loved her enough to walk away.

Oh! Oh! On the table, keep me draped.

Too many people have seen me naked already.

I'd like to keep whatever dignity I have left.

McSteamy. McSteamy! Whoo-hoo! [whispers] Meredith.

That what you're calling me? McSteamy?

Yeah. I don't think you're supposed to know that.

How's my favorite dirty mistress?

Haven't you heard? Now, I'm an adulterous whore.

[Rebecca] He's so beautiful.

Thank you.

[Addison] You're welcome.

♪ We're in for change ♪

[Bailey] The appendix is out.

Now what do I do, O'Malley?

You invert the stump into the cecum and you pull up on the purse strings.

Show me.

OK, clamp.

[Mark] Where's my coffee, Karev?

[Alex] I got pulled into an emergency C-section. Sorry.

[Mark] That's too bad. I was gonna let you scrub in on a real surgery.

Oh, well. Maybe next time.

If OB can spare you.

See you.

Finn.

Derek.

She's still in surgery. Yeah. I figured I'd wait for her here.

Meredith tells me that you fish.

She does?

She tells me a lot of things.

Have you been up to Cornet Bay?

It's mostly Chinook, some rockfish... You fish?

Yeah, as much as I can. Uh-huh.

My wife hated it. [chuckles] You had a wife?

Yeah. She died.

I'm sorry. I didn't know.

[Finn] Meredith doesn't tell you a lot of things. Only me.

Funny. Very funny.

[Finn] You know, when I heard that she was sick, I...

People come through appendectomies all the time.

She'll be fine, right? Hm.

You really like her, don't you? Yeah.

You're a good guy.

Uh, yeah, I think so.

[laughs] I hope so.

OK.

See you later. I'll see you.

It was doctor after doctor.

Everybody had a different opinion.

Everybody had a worse opinion.

Before that, Denny had never been sick a day in his life.

Before that, he had been...

[breathes deeply]

You know, the thought of having to bury your own son.

His mother and I, we didn't, we didn't handle it very well.

One day we came home and found a note... saying, uh, he didn't want us to have to watch him die.

Then he left.

We thought...

We thought he was dead all this time.

I had no idea.

Believe me, if I had known, I would've never let him get away with that.

I believe it.

I worked my way through med school.

You... I paid off my debt.

Look, I'm sorry about before. You don't have to explain.

I do. I do.

You're his dad and you're trying to protect him, and I want you to know that I've paid off my debt.

And when I met Denny, I was going to be a surgeon, so I didn't need his money.

I had everything I needed.

I had everything I needed until...

[Izzie sighs]

We miss him.

God, we miss him. Yeah.

I, um...

Yeah.

What is this?

It's for you.

It's from Denny.

Hey. You ready to go?

I'm sorry I have to do this. I have to go home.

It's Izzie.

It's always Izzie or Meredith. It's...

It's never me.

Oh come on. That is not true.

Who am I to you, George?

Am I your girlfriend?

Am I somebody you mess around with?

Do you even know?

Well, guess what?

Now you don't have to bother figuring it out.

[Bailey] How's he doing, Mrs. Sullivan?

We're just getting an update now, Dr. Bailey.

The surgery went well.

We removed the necrotic tissue, applied the live cells and, if his body responds, in three or four weeks...

He'll have his face back?

Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, your face may never be exactly what it was.

Even if everything goes perfectly well, there will be scarring.

But he's a salesman.

He has such a nice face.

You have an incredible wife, Mr. Sullivan, and a half a dozen car salesmen in the lobby waiting to visit you.

Your face may be different, but you know as well as I do it's not about what you look like, or your job, or how successful you are.

It's about having people in your life that you love and who love you.

That's all that matters.

[Finn and Meredith chuckle]

How you feeling?

[sighs] Mortified.

I was just explaining the Meredith-on-morphine experience.

You don't remember. Was it memorable?

I'll let Finn tell you. I'll come back.

Actually, I've just been sent on a mission to get the patient's ice chips.

Be right back.

How badly did I embarrass myself?

What?

You deserve to be with somebody who makes you happy.

Somebody who's not going to complicate your life.

Somebody who won't hurt you.

He's a better guy, Meredith.

Finn's the better guy.

Derek.

I'm walking away.


He left a message.

Denny left a message for his parents the night...

His father gave me the number and the code, but...

I just couldn't do it alone.

Addison? Can we talk?

I don't want you here, Mark.

I think I've made that abundantly clear, so... if you insist on staying, just... know that we're co-workers and nothing more.

♪ You said ♪ Karev.

As of right now, you're officially off my service.

But for what it's worth, I think you're gonna miss me.

[cellphone ringing]

[Denny Sr. on answering machine] Hello, you've reached the Duquettes.

[phone keypad beeping]

[Denny on answering machine] Dad, Mom, it's me.

I'm calling from Seattle Grace Hospital where the... the beautiful, talented and incredibly stubborn Dr. Isobel Stevens has...

Well, she's just given me a brand-new heart and promised to marry me.

I know we've had our differences and I'm sorry we've been out of touch.

More chicken surgery?

I'm making you dinner.

[Denny continues] Believe it or not, I was...

I was trying to make everything better.

I know you're angry.

And I hope you'll forgive me.

As it turns out, sometimes you have to do the wrong thing.

McSteamy, right?

You must be a friend of Meredith's.

Not really. Dr. Torres. Callie.

Mark Sloan.

Bad day?

You could say that. You?

Oh, yeah.

So, what have you heard about me exactly?

Mostly things that involve the words "dirty" and "bad."

Right.

I guess there really is no starting over, is there?

[sighs]

Can I buy you a drink, Callie?

Only if you have it delivered to my hotel room because I'm off to bed.

[Denny continues] Sometimes you have to make a big mistake...

You coming?

[Denny] ...to figure out how to make things right.

So, what time do they let us visitors start visiting in the morning?

You shouldn't do that.

I don't mind.

No, Finn.

[inhales] Really, you shouldn't do that.

[sighs]

[Meredith exhales] So it's Derek.

I'm sorry.

[exhales] Can I ask why?

You are a great guy.

You're a wonderful guy.

[inhales] And you may even be the better guy.

[inhales] But...

He's the one.

And I wish he wasn't.

He's gonna hurt you again.

And when he does, I won't be here.

[Denny] Mistakes are painful.

Take care of yourself, Meredith.

[Denny] But they're the only way to find out who you really are.

I know who I am now.

I know what I want.

I've got the love of my life, a new heart, and I want you guys to get on the next plane out here and meet my girl.

Everything's going to be different now.

I promise, from here on out, nothing's ever gonna be the same.

I love you. Bye.