Meredith: (opening voiceover) According to Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, when we are dying or have suffered a catastrophic loss, we all move through five distinct stages of grief. We go into denial because the loss is so unthinkable; we can't imagine it's true. We become angry with everyone, angry with survivors, angry with ourselves. Then we bargain, we beg, we plead, we offer everything we have. We offer up our souls in exchange for just one more day. When the bargaining has failed and the anger is too hard to maintain, we fall into depression, despair, until finally we have to accept that we have done everything we can. We let go. We let go and move into acceptance.
Amanda: Who's George?
Amanda: John Doe, the guy who threw me out of the way of the bus. The guy who saved my life. Everyone's crying and they keep saying "John Doe is George." Who's George?
Alex: You can't tell her.
Alex: She coded in my arms. Out of nowhere, she died. Just ... I'll tell her. I'll tell her when she gets stronger.
Alex: You okay?
Izzie: I had a dream. He was in his uniform.
Izzie: George is gonna die in the army if we don't stop him. Hand me my phone, I need my phone.
Arizona: I'm so sorry, I just heard. I don't know what to say. Go home, you need to go home. You need to cry and scream and ... when my brother died I ate doughnuts. I ate a lot of doughnuts and that helped some but, God. I don't ... I don't know what to say.
Callie: His mom wants me to decide about his organs. He lost his wallet in the accident. They don't know if he's a donor and now his mom wants me to decide, and I can't. I can't tell her no, but I can't decide. I mean, we were only married for a few months.
Arizona: Okay. But, during those months you were the most important person in George's life.
Callie: No ... No, I wasn't.
Callie: What about his heart? (Izzie nods "yes") Okay. His eyes? I know ... don't wanna imagine him without his eyes.
Izzie: George would give everything. His skin, his eyes, he would give everything.
Izzie: Oh my God, Derek!
Derek: Hey, hi!
Alex: Dude, get a room!
Izzie: On the stairs? Doesn't that hurt?
Meredith: Leave us alone, we're newlyweds.
Izzie: A post-it wedding does not make you newlyweds.
Derek: You know what ... you're newlyweds too. (throws keys at Alex) You need your own space.
Alex: Dude, what are these?
Derek: Key's to my trailer, your new home. Enjoy.
Lexie: Clara, you just moved your fingers, like you waived. You waived good-bye. This is huge!
Clara: That's huge? That I waived a finger? That's ... That's my life from now on? That's the best that I have to hope for?
Lexie: Clara, do you see that woman out there talking to Dr. Hunt? We buried her son this week. He had an accident, like you. He wasn't even as bad off as you are. And he didn't make it. Clara, I know that it doesn't feel like it, but it is a miracle that you lived. It is a miracle. So, you should call your mom, she would want to know the truth.
Clara: You stupid little bitch. You really don't get it, do you? You should've let me die. You had no business. I have one working hand, I may never walk again. Do you think you're God? You had no business. Your friend is better off. His mom is better off. Do you think this is a miracle? Who wants to live like this? Just let me die!
Mrs. O'Malley: I'm having trouble ... I'm having trouble. I think it's because I'm having trouble understanding, there's a piece of the puzzle missing. I do better when I understand things. How things happen. And George, my George, the boy I knew, the boy I raised would never have joined the Army. So, I'm trying... I'm trying to understand that piece of it. I'm trying to understand why Georgie wasn't at work that day. Why he was on his way to my house to tell me that he joined the Army in wartime. I don't understand. And Dr. Webber said I should talk to you.
Owen: Mrs. O'Malley, I didn't know him like you knew him. I didn't know him long. But, he had tremendous potential as a trauma surgeon. He was very fast on his feet. He could think and act simultaneously under intense pressure. He had tremendous potential. And, you know, he was impatient. He wanted to become better, faster. He wanted to save more lives. He was good. And he was thoughtful and generous. I think in the end, I think he was heroic and noble. And I liked him very much. And I think he gave you a good reason to be very, very proud.
Meredith: (closing voiceover) In medical school, we have a hundred lessons that teach us how to fight off death, and not one lesson on how to go on living.