Ratings: 12.74 Million Viewers
Casting: Even though they are credited, Katherine Heigl (Izzie) and James Pickens Jr. (the Chief) do not appear in this episode.
Meredith (opening voiceover): The surgical scalpel is made of sterilized, carbonized stainless steel. This is a vast improvement over the first scalpel, which was pretty much a sharp stick. Medicine is constantly reinventing itself, that means surgeons have to keep reinventing themselves too. There's constant pressure to adapt to changes. It can be a painful process. But without it, you'll find yourself moving backwards instead of forwards.
Meredith: Mrs. Shepherd?!
Derek: I know.
Meredith: Mrs. Shepherd?
Derek: I know.
Meredith: I don't do brunches. I don't miss surgeries. And I don't do Valentine's Day. You're gonna have to make this up to me with a lot of sex.
Derek: Yes, dear.
Bailey: I can't talk to you, you make me nervous. I forget what I... And I say things that I don't want to say. And I can't... I just go stupid. I ... I like you. That's all. There.
Bailey: And so, if you wanna go to dinner, fine. We'll show up and try to talk.
Ben: How's tomorrow night?
Bailey: Fine. I might have surgery.
Ben: I might join you. (laughs)
April: Hi. I've got your keys.
April: Dr. Shepherd told me you might not make it home before the breakfast, so I should just ask you what you need from your closet and I'll grab go it for you.
Meredith: You are not going in my closet. Aren't you supposed to be a surgeon?
April: He really needs you by his side at that breakfast.
Meredith: I am a surgeon. You tell the chief that I will be in surgery. (walks off)
April: So, I'll-- I'll just pick something out for you.
April: There you are. I've got your wife's clothes for the breakfast, and I made note cards for your speech for this morning.
Derek: Good, go home.
April: You're here, I'm here. Honestly, I'm happy to help with this.
Derek: You are? You want to be an executive assistant? You should want to do surgery; that's all I want to do.
April: I'm not sure I can. I… look, I-I'm grateful that you hired me back. It's just been easier to help out with this stuff. It's easier coming back as that, rather than coming back as the doctor who made a mistake and killed someone-- killed someone's mom. And I'm not sure I can be that person. So, if you're not sure that you need me, then maybe I shouldn't be here.
Meredith (closing voiceover): We have to keep reinventing ourselves almost every minute because the world can change in an instant, and there's no time for looking back. Sometimes the changes are forced on us, sometimes they happen by accident, and we make the most of them. We have to constantly come up with new ways to fix ourselves. So we change, we adapt, we create new versions of ourselves. We just need to be sure that this one is an improvement over the last.