Meredith (opening voiceover): Most surgeons grew up as freaks. While other kids played outside, we hold up in our rooms memorizing our periodic table, hovering for hours over our junior microscopes, dissecting our first frogs. Imagine how surprised and relieved we were when we grew up and found out there were others out there, just as freaky as we were. Same microscopes, same dead frogs, same inexplicable urge to take human begins apart.
Cristina: You're not on-call tonight?
Owen: Nope, home all night. How was your day?
Cristina (sighs): I think I could be happy being a plumber. (Callie and Arizona come in, making out, and giggling, Callie takes off Arizona's shirt and throws it, it hits Owen. Owen and Cristina stare at them in shock) We have to get our own place.
Alex: Yes, sir?
Richard: You layed in a pool of your own blood in that elevator and almost died. That's why you're taking the stairs. Now, some day you're gonna have a critical patient and you won't be able to run up the stairs. So, now you and I are gonna take that elevator right now, together and you're gonna stay on it 'til you're not scared. You're just bored.
Derek: I wouldn't have picked you, to be a part of my life. Professional, sure. If you didn't think my field was so uninteresting. But, personally, we wouldn't have picked each other. But, now, we're family and that means that I worry about you. (Cristina continues to play solitare, ignore him, he smacks the table) You're flaming out and as someone who cares about you, it's not okay. As someone who's seen a lot of residents come and go but very, very few with your potential, it is not okay.
Cristina: I can barely remember it. The whole procedure... I took a bullet out of your chest and all I can remember are... bits a pieces. And bits and pieces I do remember, come back at very inconvient times. So, um, end of story.
Owen: Hey, my wife is sleeping in your bed.
Derek: Yes, she is. With Meredith, she's sleeping with Meredith. I'm on the other side of the bed.
Owen: I'm sorry, don't you find that a little strange?
Derek: Mmhmm. Did you see E.T?
Owen: The movie? Yeah, years ago. Why?
Derek: Remember Elliot? He and E.T have this weird and disturbing bond. If he got sick, E.T got sick, if E.T got drunk, Elliot got drunk. That's kinda like Cristina and Meredith. Meanwhile, you and I are like the government guys in the white hazmat suits, you know, we're trying to steer 'em in the right direction, but in the end, we just don't understand.
Owen: You're okay with that?
Derek: I fish. I'm building a house. I recently taken up golf, it helps. I'm lookin' out for her.
Owen: Thank you.
Amelia: Did it hurt?
Derek: Getting shot? Oh, you're amazing.
Amelia: Did you feel the bullet or did you just feel pain?
Derek: I feel pain now because you won't stop talking.
Meredith (closing voiceover): Nobody chooses to be a freak. Most people don't even realize they're a freak until it's way too late to change it. No matter how much of a freak we end up being, chances are there's still someone out there for you. unless they've already moved on, because when it comes to love even freaks cant wait forever.