Grey's Anatomy S5E5 Script

There's No 'I' in Team (2008)

[Bailey] Previously on Grey's Anatomy:

I passed? You're not an intern anymore.

[Lexie] George doesn't know I exist.

Want to go on a date with me? [Callie] What if I'm not into it?

I won't let you do this to me. [Alex] I know I'm being an ass.

I found a way to save lives.

[Meredith] I could find patients for a clinical trial.

Tumor's shrinking, the virus is working.

You keep a diary? [Derek] It's not mine.

[Meredith] Whose is it? [Derek] Your mother's.

[Meredith] "I am a rock, I am an island."

That's the mantra of pretty much every surgeon I've ever met.

We like to think we're independent. Loners. Mavericks.

That all we need to do our job is an OR, a scalpel and a willing body.

Is Yang on call tonight?

Yeah, why do you think it's so clean in here?

But the truth is, not even the best of us can do it alone.

Surgery, like life, is a team sport.

Can I just say, the whole "taking it slow" thing?

Best idea ever.

It really takes the pressure off. Mm...

Yeah, we can just... hang out without all the...

The expectations.

Why rush things? Exactly.

And eventually you've got to get off the bench and decide...

...what team are you batting for?

[# Erin McCarley: Love Save The Empty]

Hey. Hey.

One of the joys of co-habitation is having breakfast together.

I can't because Bailey paged us in early.

Guess you don't have time to look at our work in a major medical journal.

[gasps] They published our clinical trial?

It's on the cover. "A new method in treating inoperable malignant gliomas.

The Shepherd Method."

What do you think? It's a picture, a big picture of you.

You're making a face. I'm not making a face.

I love that picture. I have to go.

[Richard] The Shepherd Method.

It's about time this hospital got some good publicity for a change.

I heard you found a donor. Yes, sir.

Last piece of the puzzle fell into place.

This is the day, Dr. Bailey, the day that Seattle Grace comes back swinging.

Shepherd on the front page of a national journal, bragging rights to a flashy surgery.

I don't see Mercy West taking on a project of this magnitude, do you?

I'd rather wait to celebrate till we pull this thing off.

Good call. We don't want to jinx it.

Eat that, Mercy West.

[chuckling]

God, I've been looking everywhere for you.

[sighs] I had an early morning palatoplasty.

See this? The Shepherd Method? Yeah, impressive. Listen, last night Erica...

Think they airbrush these pictures? The man does not have one pore.

Could you focus? I need you right now.

I'm a little exhausted, but if you want to hop on and do all the work...

No. I need to talk. [exhales]

Last night, Erica and I...

...we...

We did it. Sort of.

Congratulations. No. No, no.

It was not good, at all.

I choked.

I... couldn't go down there.

I tried, but it just felt so weird and clinical, like gynie rotation.

[sighs] I left this morning before she got up. I couldn't even face her.

What if... What if me and Erica, what if we are a mistake?

Where are you going? I can't talk about this.

Come on! You love talking about this stuff. Girl on girl, it's hot.

Two girls getting nasty and loving it? That's hot.

One girl talking about how much it sucked? Depressing, and wrong.

Just wrong.

[door slams]

The chief wants us to give George one of our interns?

Except for Grey. She already lost O'Malley. Dump your dead weight.

They're all dead weight. That's why I need all four, not three.

George is filling out paperwork, getting his real-life doctor wings.

Now would be a good time to decorate his locker.

Give me that coffee. [Meredith] I don't want the credit, but the clinical trial was my idea. I had to beg him to do it.

[lzzie] It's OK you want the credit. I would.

Screw the attendings, you get screwed. They have the power.

You could screw interns.

I mean, date.

Residents could date interns 'cause we're non-threatening.

I read this study once, interns hardly ever file sexual harassment claims because we feel so weak and powerless in the hospital environment.

Interns: the other white meat.

Where are we going? You'll see when we get there.

I'm on Dr. Sloan's service today.

Everyone's off their services. You're all with me.

Where are we going? [all] You'll see when we get there.

See your locker? I put a smelly candle.

Your scrubs are gonna smell like cinnamon bun.

Dr. Sloan is doing a transpalatal advancement.

[Meredith] Hahn said I could scrub in on her aortic bypass.

[lzzie] I need to get to the clinic. I'm the only doctor on call.

I've got administrative work...

Today is not about you. It is not about whose services you wish to be on, it's not about your career.

This is about me. This is a project I've been working on for a long time, and it's very important to me, therefore it will be important to you.

The only way we can pull this thing off is if we work together as a team.

So today you are not 15 individual doctors, you are one team of surgeons representing this hospital.

Is everybody clear on that?

[Meredith] Why would they need so many doctors for one surgery?

[Bailey] Because it's not just one surgery, it's 12 surgeries.

Six kidney transplants in six ORs, all at the same time.

Paired matching kidney donation.

It's a six-way swap. Six people donate kidneys to total strangers, six people get kidneys from total strangers.

Twelve people walk away happy.

Paired matching kidney donations. Otherwise known as...

A domino surgery.

Stan Mercer, 46. Chronic renal failure secondary to high blood pressure.

His wife wanted to donate a kidney to him but she wasn't a match, so she will be donating her kidney to Ms. Chen over there, who is a match, while Mr. Mercer will be getting a kidney from this young man.

Nice to meet you.

PJ.

Please. [Bailey clears throat]

Kurt Walling, 58. Chronic renal failure secondary to diabetes.

His son PJ wasn't a match, so Mr. Walling will get Ms. Herman's kidney.

Thanks for the kidney, Ms. Herman. Call me Lindsay.

We'll be pretty close by the end of the day.

And so on. Why do you still look stupid?

Maybe if we had a cheat sheet.

Ms. Herman gives her kidney to Mr. Walling. His son's kidney to Mr. Mercer.

Mr. Mercer's wife gives hers to Ms. Chen. Chen's sister gives her kidney to Mr. Patel. Mr. Patel's wife gives her kidney to Ms. Loring, who came in with her cousin Ms. Gomez, who's giving her kidney to Mr. Cross, the professional flautist.

For those without a photographic memory, it's on a board in the conference room.

Why do we have to do all six transplants at one time?

So no one backs out at the last minute.

Why would they? It's an incredible thing to be part of.

Passing the organ's kinda creepy.

That's why this whole surgery is a house of cards.

If we lose one donor, we lose them all.

So you will not only provide excellent medical care, but keep your patients happy. We need to make sure this doesn't fall apart before the surgery. Any questions?

I heard when they did the domino at Boston Gen the residents got to keep one of the dead kidneys in a jar as a souvenir.

I want a kidney. Can I have a kidney?

If they get kidneys, I get a kidney. I asked first.

No one is taking home a kidney in a jar.

Diseased kidneys are not tchotchkes for your coffee table. Now go, go.

[sighs]

Hey, you OK? Uh...

Bailey snagged all the surgical residents and interns so I'm stuck with the psych interns. Not the sharpest.

You're busy. I'll be brief. I was thinking if you weren't on call tonight that maybe we could go to my place, order in dinner, rent a movie.

Tonight? You want to get together again tonight?

Well, I had a lot of fun last night. Fun.

Anyway, just let me know.

OK, as you may know, one of you is going to O'Malley today.

Me! I'll go, if you need a volunteer. I decide who gets to go after I decide which one of you sucks the most.

[Cristina] You better not suck on purpose because I will know.

Would you like your book or some music, something to help you relax?

Maybe some water. How about some ice chips instead?

Your ankles are looking thick.

My wife loves tracking my fluid retention.

And Megan, will you please come over here and tape the needle so we can start dialysis. Sounds just like a real doctor.

It says here that you don't have a loved one in the domino, Ms. Herman.

No. So you're just donating a kidney to a complete stranger for nothing? It's really no big deal.

I have two kidneys and they say you can live with one.

That's amazing what you're doing. UNOS is always short on organs.

If everyone in the world did this... It'd be all peace, love and unicorns.

She gets it, Grey. I'm so sick of all the "yay, you."

I totally understand.

[Derek sighing]

The chief has got me doing press all day with journalists.

My face is hurting from smiling. I already pushed that.

Comes faster when I push it. [Meredith] Oh, that Shepherd Method.

Funny. [pager beeping]

I'll take the stairs.

Are you bothered by this? [Meredith] Why would I be bothered?

You can't call it the Shepherd-Grey Method because then people would think you had help.

I have to give my kidney to that old guy?

Mr. Mercer couldn't be more than 50. [Walling] My son's 22.

To him, everyone over 40's on the brink of death.

I turned 23 in August. [Walling] That's right.

Maybe we could have a little belated party here in the hospital.

We'll get an ice cream cake, you used to love those.

Yeah, when I was seven.

[PJ] I'm not here for a reunion. I want to get this over with and get out.

So you are on dialysis four times a week now?

They might as well chain me to the machine at this point.

My kidneys are shot. I'm living on borrowed time.

So I'm pretty lucky to have a son who would do this for me.

[PJ] You're lucky you're loaded.

When do I get the 10,000 bucks, before or after the surgery?

It's a Christmas gift.

It's October.

[door opens]

[woman over intercom] Dr. Bradford, labor and delivery. Labor and delivery.

I see you two hovering.

Hypothetically, say a patient was paying his son for a kidney, what exactly would happen?

Paying money, for a kidney. Hypothetically.

Well, as someone who stole an organ herself not that long ago, you should know, what would happen is your patient would be out of the exchange.

Which means that this person, since her husband's no longer getting a kidney, would drop out.

Then they'd drop out, then they'd drop out, then the whole thing would fall apart, that's what'd happen.

So if you both are suggesting that's what's going on here, you'd better be damn sure about it.

It's just a gift, an early stocking stuffer.

Most girls your age, they're busy shopping.

You're in the hospital giving a kidney to a stranger.

I'm not such a saint.

Your kidney may not go directly to my husband, but you're one of the people saving his life today.

To me, you're Mother Teresa.

Honey, do you mind running and getting a wet wash cloth for me?

Excuse me. Thank you.

My mother invented the Grey Method all by herself.

Maybe you should stop reading her diary. It's gonna make you feel inadequate.

She's dead and in the past and still outpacing me.

OK, see that intern over there?

Is he clean? Huh? What?

I was thinking what Lexopedia said. She may be onto something.

You're gonna sleep with an intern? It'd just be scratching the itch.

[inhales deeply] It's been a long time.

[girl] I can't do this.

All these people telling me how wonderful, selfless and giving I am.

I can't take it anymore, especially not from her.

Keep your voice down. Did you see her face, thanking me for saving your life? Stan, this is crazy.

You promised you'd tell her! [groans]

Mr. Mercer, everything OK? I don't feel so good.

Tell her! If the past three years have meant anything to you, you have to tell her! [woman] Stan?

[gasping]

I'm not an idiot. I know there've been other women. I've told myself just sex.

It's just... My God, Stan. She's giving a kidney for you.

That's not sex, it's family.

All right, his cardiac enzymes and EKG look good.

He had an acute anxiety attack. I can clear him for surgery.

I do everything for you. I've given up my entire life to get you to dialysis, drive you to the doctors...

I didn't ask you to do any of that.

I can drive a car, I can pour my own juice.

[Stan] I got sick, not elderly. Well, don't worry.

I won't do one more thing for you, and that includes giving a kidney.

[sighs]

Get on the phone with UNOS, tell them we need a kidney that matches Mrs. Mercer's antibodies. UNOS is a longshot.

It's the only shot we have. Now go. Now!

She's barely a second-year resident. I made the virus.

She assisted. When Michael Jordan scores no one cares about the assist.

I don't know. Scottie Pippen. You know what I mean.

These women, they overthink everything.

Somebody's cranky today.

What's that, "experimental treatments for cleft palates?"

You're working on your own clinical trial.

I'm just doing a little research. Mm-hmm.

The very sight of me reminds you that you've not made one worthwhile contribution to medical history.

Get out. You should read my article.

It'll enrich your life, make you a better man.

I'm saving it for the bathroom.

It started as an office thing. You know, light, fun.

And then one day you wake up and this older guy is all you can think about.

You'd do anything for him, even give a kidney.

[scoffing] Why?

I could save his life, too.

She may be married to him, but I'm saving his life today too.

So then he'll finally have to choose...

...her or me.

[Callie clears throat]

Apparently Erica loved it. The non-sex sex.

I think she might want more. Happens to me all the time.

I barely remember, their minds are blown.

That's your sage advice?

I'm a world-class surgeon, double boarded in plastics and ENT.

I have more meaningful and worthwhile things to do than dispense sex advice. Like what?

Nice. Come on. No, Mark.

I need your help! Mm-hmm.

[# Emilie Mover: Ordinary Day]

[Meredith] Excuse me.

What is going on?

We're trying to decide which of our interns to give to George.

In front of us. They're deciding in front of us, like livestock at a state fair. I think I'll keep Lexopedia.

She remembers many things. Mm-hmm.

And she bathes, which is much more than I can say for...

[sniffs] ...stinky Two over there.

Well, Graciella charts like crap, but she can put in a line.

[lzzie] Claire, on the other hand, nearly castrated a guy with a catheter.

[all groaning] We can hear you.

I might dump Pierce.

[lzzie] How does he suck? I just hate saying the name Pierce.

[lzzie] Mmm... [Lexie] We should revolt.

They'd respect us more if we didn't participate.

Yeah. You revolt first, and I'll follow. [lzzie] Have you heard from UNOS?

They're still searching for a match. So far nothing.

I hope they come through. My guy needs a kidney.

They all need kidneys.

[Meredith] If Derek needed a kidney I wouldn't give him one.

He'd say he magically grew it himself.

[lzzie] My guy's been sick for 15 years.

Can you imagine having your life on hold like that? Plus he's got a crappy kid.

Hey! Did I say you could put that down?

No, so pick it up.

[Cristina] Weak. No stamina. Yeah, but he takes orders.

True, true.

Is my husband getting a kidney? [woman] What about my sister?

If she's not getting a kidney, I am not giving mine to some stranger.

I will do my best to make sure everyone gets a kidney today.

I'll update you as soon as I have information. Please.

[indistinct chatter]

Sir, I've got this under control.

I have Grey talking with UNOS...

We're being featured on the national news.

All eyes are on Seattle Grace.

Fix this. Yes, sir.

I've been poked and prodded like a lab rat.

All for nothing?

We got to spend time with each other. That's not nothing.

Oh, now you want to spend time together.

Well, you're about 20 years too late, so, yeah, nothing.

PJ. [PJ] Do I still get the $10,000 if the surgery doesn't happen? If not, I'm out of here.

I have a life to get back to. Please. I need you.

If you could just be patient a little bit longer.

[scoffing]

I was gonna punch that kid.

What kind of a selfish idiot? His father is sick, really sick, all he cares about is his money.

The guy must've done something bad to make the kid so angry.

Maybe he cares about his son but the moron is too emotionally stunted to let him.

OK. I'm not...

I'm trying to be... I am.

But this, right here? This... This is exactly your problem.

You get all wrapped up and involved and you just... You start caring about these people.

Your patient in there, he's the moron.

His son's never gonna give him what he wants. He'll be disappointed.

The sooner he gets that the sooner you get it, and...

[sighing] No. Go on, please.

Be a selfish ass. At least then I know what to expect.

This being a decent guy one second and total jerk the next is getting old.

So who's it gonna be? Pick one.

[door closes]

O'Malley. What's up, bud?

Hey. Missed you at lunch today. It was an all-new level of hell.

I was busy doing my own charts. The interns don't respect me.

I would respect you if I was your intern.

They don't respect you because they're not scared of you. Decimate one.

It's not rocket science. Two!

Who's getting Ms. Herman's kidney?

[man] Uh... I can go check. Three.

Mr. Walling. That's right. I totally forgot.

Oh, you forgot.

Like you forgot to do your notes before rounds?

Or like you forgot to pull the drain on my post-op SBO?

Or like you forgot to sign all your dictations so all your charts...

...my charts... are delinquent?

You forgot?

The only thing you can retain in that pea-sized brain of yours is what time lunch is.

Grey here is gonna become a surgeon while you dig ditches by the side of the road.

It's brutal, but it's effective.

[sighs] I'm not gonna do this. Do what?

Have this silent fight. I'll write the editors, have them print a correction.

The Shepherd-Grey Method.

I don't want you to give me credit 'cause you're mad I'm mad.

Give me credit 'cause you think I worked hard for it and deserve it.

You don't deserve it. You're a baby. [sighs]

You have the potential to be a good surgeon, maybe a great one, but you haven't scratched the surface on what you need to learn.

It was my idea. [pager beeping]

And I hate that picture. [scoffs]

[woman over intercom] ...to thoracic surgery.

UNOS doesn't have a match.

[exhales]

OK.

Uh, we can, um...

We've been stalling, we haven't released anyone. I can talk to Mrs. Mercer...

You can't do anything that could be seen as coercion.

UNOS is very clear. But, sir...

The last thing we need is to lose our status as a transplant center.

Let the patients go home.

It's over.

I've got a CABG in an hour. Want to get some coffee?

I'm not cut out for this.

Coffee? No, this, the touching and the...

...sex with a girl. I just... I can't do it. I thought I could, but...

But you did do it. I don't understand.

Oh...

It wasn't good for you.

I still can't believe it.

I got so close.

You'll be high on the transplant list. Something else will come up.

It's not the kidney I'm upset about.

Oh, your son.

We hadn't spoken in over a year.

It took me months to find him.

This was my chance to get him back.

Right.

I know PJ can be selfish...

...rude.

But it hasn't been easy for him.

His mom died.

I worked late most nights.

I made a lot of mistakes. [lzzie] You can't blame yourself.

Some people are just broken.

I guess you just try not to care too much and you can't be disappointed.

These are your discharge papers.

I'm sorry.

[exhales] I don't know why.

I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry.

[lzzie] It's OK.

Now all you have to do is sign at the bottom and you're free to go.

You must think I'm a terrible person...

...refusing to give my kidney.

We're not thinking anything, ma'am. He's taken everything.

My love, my pride.

My dignity. It's all gone.

But the one thing that he doesn't have is the kidney.

And the thought of giving him that last part of me.

You must think I'm a terrible person.

I'm not allowed to think anything.

There are rules that prevent me from having an opinion here.

Good rules, rules in place for a reason, because giving an organ that God put in your body to someone else isn't something that you can be coerced into doing.

It is a big thing.

It is an extraordinary thing.

It's a gift that must be freely given.

And if you were to give it, and I'm not asking you to, but if you were to give it, it's not just for your husband.

It's for five other people, people that you don't know from Adam.


Our six donors are all anesthetized and ready to go.

They'll be done first, followed by the recipients.

Each pair will be color-coded so as not to confuse them.

This surgery is a hornet's nest, people, so work quickly but carefully.

Use each other, operate as a team.

Let's go make medical history.

[Richard clearing throat]

We're lucky as hell that woman changed her mind.

Yes, we are. Yes, we are.

[# Shady Bard: These Quiet Times]

Huh. Now that's what I call a nice-looking kidney.

[Richard] Put that on ice and start flushing in the preservation solution.


[Richard] You want to do the honors, Dr. Yang?

[Richard] Good.

Clamp coming off.

Oh! Oh... [laughing]

That's quite a geyser of urine. That means we did our job right.

[Richard] You never get tired of seeing that.

[Bailey] We're ready for you, Grey.

[Meredith] Walking with the kidney.

[gasping]

Five second rule! Five second rule!

[Bailey] Hold it still. I'm gonna need more ice.

And another tie. I'll get it.

No. You don't touch anything else.

Someone dropped a damn kidney?!

I know. You don't want to talk about it anymore. I know you're over it.

[groaning] For the love of God! Just hear me out.

[sighs] I like to be good at things, OK?

I do not fail, I do not quit.

I like to be good at things, and I want to be good at this, so... I need you.

I need you to show me.

Show you?

Because you didn't publish a big clinical trial doesn't mean you're not a genius.

Fine. Take off your pants.

Really? Oh, my God, thank you!

Thank you so much. I'll show you the Sloan Method.

Will never be in a medical journal, but it should.

[George] Shouldn't it be pinking up by now?

[Richard] It's just getting venous blood.

Let's check the backside again.

I think I see a little pink, maybe.

All right, come on, come on.

[Bailey] All right.

[Bailey] Come on.

Come on, pink up.

Come on, pink up. Pink up, pink up, pink up.

Come on!

[Richard] Yes! It looks good.

We have a live kidney.

[all cheering, clapping]

Oh, come on, I am offering two interns. Two for the price of one.

I'll trade you Laura for both of 'em. Leo drains pus and likes it.

I dropped an internal organ. On the floor.

It happens. OK, OK.

How about this: Four goes to George. I get James.

Karev, you get Two. Izzie gets Leo.

What are you people doing?

We were just... deciding which of our interns to give to George.

[Bailey] Oh, you think I got to choose my interns, and I picked you people 'cause you're all such a surgical dream team?

You, you're lazy. You, whiny.

Butterfingers over there, downright depressing.

And you, Yang, you, you're just annoying.

Choosing their own interns.

[chuckling] Wha...

Give me those damn cards.

O'Malley, you have interns.

[pager beeping]

What is it? [groans]

[machines beeping]

OK, open his fluids, Karev. Push a gram of Mag.

Do a CBC and electrolytes. Order a color flow doppler and do a full neuro workup. Think there's a bleed?

[Bailey] No way of knowing until we evaluate.

Where's PJ? Where's my son?

[# Greg Laswell: Comes And Goes ]

Stan had better be dead right now.

He's doing fine.

He hasn't called my room.

He hasn't asked for me.

[scoffs]

It's been three years.

I gave a kidney for him and he still hasn't made a choice.

He hasn't asked about you or called.

I think he's made a choice.

But I gave a kidney for him.

I gave a kidney.

Oh, my God.

Oh, my God!

Oh, my God!

[Lindsay sobbing]

Hey, man, the nurse was supposed to bring my dinner an hour ago.

Your dad just had a seizure. OK.

So what does that mean? It means something's wrong.

It means he could be dying, and he doesn't know you give a crap.

Honestly he doesn't know and maybe you don't, but if you do, he's dying and you'll be too late. He's asking for you, you're gonna be too late, you're gonna live with it the rest of your life!

You want to live with that? Do you?

Alex!

So tomorrow we'll meet one hour before pre-rounds.

Dude, that's like 4:00am.

[woman] Dr. Stevens never made us come in before pre-rounds.

Yeah, O'Malley, you gotta chill.

They probably should say Dr. O'Malley.

So those are your interns? Did you even ask for me?

What? I helped you study.

I helped decorate your stupid locker, I... And you don't even see it.

You don't see anything.

I am such an idiot...

...and you are a jerk.

You didn't even think to ask for me?

Screw you, Dr. O'Malley.

Mr. Cross, Mr. Patel, Ms. Chen, Ms. Loring and Mr. Mercer, they're all stable.

But Mr. Walling, he has delayed graft function and God knows what else. The press will be all over this.

I need you available for interviews and photo ops. Wear your nice scrubs.

Did you hear me? Mr. Walling. He has a serious complication.

His electrolytes are off, crits down. But you saved five other lives.

That's a pretty good scorecard. Not perfect, but good.

[# Brandi Carlile: Hiding My Heart]

I told you, I don't want to see Stan. I'm not taking you to see Stan.

Oh, this is her. This is the woman who gave me her kidney.

[cheering]

[indistinct chatter]

You made the family...


How's she doing? I'm keeping a close eye on her, but so far she's completely stable.

Come with me.

This man is very ill.

[Richard] Maybe dying.

He's got a perfect, healthy donor kidney that wasn't dropped on the floor.

There's only so much we can help, and so much we can hurt.

Forgive yourself.

Visiting hours are over.

It's OK.

[gasping] Dad.

[PJ sniffling, crying]

Your urine output's up 25cc's per hour. That should make you happy.

My wife would have been happy.

Who's gonna care about my urine output now?

Well, things are gonna be a little different.

Dr. Bailey, heard your big surgery went well today. Congratulations.

The same to you. Must feel good to see your name in print like that.

It would feel better if Meredith wasn't so...

She's acting silly about the credit. She's getting emotional.

That girl worked her ass off for you and you got all the credit.

I would've gotten the blame had we failed.

But you didn't fail. Simple: I'm an attending, she's a second-year resident. Who you're living with.

That's not simple, it's messy.

If it were me I'd start with "Thank you."

You'll be surprised how far that one goes, especially with us silly, emotional women.

[sighing]

[Meredith] Derek said I was a baby... What?

...and that I had a lot to learn.

[scoffs] Whatever. Not "whatever." He's right.

I did drop a kidney. Don't say "it happens" because it doesn't, but I do hate when he's right. No, OK, he is not right.

Stop caring so much about what he thinks. Makes you seem desperate.

OK, to the one trolling for interns. Yeah, I changed my mind.

Interns are weak. I don't want weak.

You know, Burke was a man.

He was a man.

[# Lenka: Live Like You're Dying]

Joe, I think we need another round.

Hey, Joe, how you doing? Excuse me.

[Derek] There you go. [stammering]

Is this for me? Yes.

Hey, honey, I bought you roses. Let me back in the house.

[Cristina and Meredith gasping]

Oh, no! [Derek] Oh, yes!

Holy crap, what the hell is that thing?

That is a kidney in a jar. How did you get that?

Being an incredibly important, fancy neurosurgeon has its perks.

[Meredith] Thank you.

I couldn't have done it without you. Not one surgery, not one patient.

I couldn't have done any of it without you. Thanks.

Yeah, can you guys go and get this thing out of here before people freak out?

OK. [Meredith] OK.

Um... Are you gonna be OK? Yeah, yeah. Go ahead.

Good night. Good night, Joe. [Derek] Good night.

[Meredith] The thing about choosing teams in real life, it's nothing like it used to be in gym class.

[door closes] Being first pick can be terrifying.

Take off your pants. Excuse me?

Take off your pants.

We're trying this again.

And being chosen last...

...isn't the worst thing in the world.

What?

I care about you.

I care about you, and I'm not gonna go crazy, and I'm not gonna try to kill myself.

And I'm not gonna stop caring about you no matter how hard you push me away.

Shut up and get out of my room. No.

I care about you...

...and I know you care about me, too, and it's not too late for us.

Get out of my room. Admit it.

Admit that you care about me, too. I know you do.

And I care about you.

I care about you.

I care about you. I care about you.

I care about you. I...

So we watch from the sidelines, clinging to our isolation.

It glows. Yeah.

[sighing] When my mother was a resident she wasn't dropping kidneys.

You're reading your mom's diary? Mmm...

I'm not half the surgeon my mother was.

Because we know as soon as we let go of the bench...

Honey, you leaving already? There are no real men left, Joe.

See ya.

[Owen] Hey. Shot and a beer. Whiskey.

Know what? Better make it just the beer. I start work tomorrow.

...someone comes along and changes the game completely.