Ratings: 10.24 Million Viewers
Casting: Three Scrubs alumni appear in this episode of Grey's Anatomy, Elizabeth Bogush, Scott Foley, and Josh Randall.
Trivia: The late Dr. R Adams Cowley said: "There is a golden hour between life and death. If you are critically injured you have less than 60 minutes to survive. You might not die right then; it may be three days or two weeks later -- but something has happened in your body that is irreparable." It is believed that this concept may have come from French military World War I data.
Meredith (opening voiceover): How much can you actually accomplish in an hour? Run an errand maybe, sit in traffic, get an oil change. When you think about it an hour isn't very long. Sixty minutes. Thirty-six hundred seconds. That's it. In medicine, though, an hour is often everything. We call it the golden hour. That magical window of time that can determine whether a patient lives or dies.
Meredith: Well, are you gonna help me at all or are you just gonna sit there and eat potato chips?
Cristina: I performed four back-to-back fem-pop bypasses today this is the first chair I've seen since 7am. And this is the first food I've had since yesterday. I choose potato chips.
Cristina: What're you doing here? I thought you had the night off.
Alex: Yeah, I do. I'm not here. What's medical records extension?
Meredith: Looks like you're here to me, which is good 'cause we're swamped. (holding charts) Take your pick: Impact bowel, suspicious rash or really smelly guy.
Alex: Forget it. I only came in because medical records called and said I have to sign all my unsigned charts or they would suspend my privileges.
Cristina: You're getting suspended? Dibs on his solo spleenectomy tomorrow.
Bailey: I understand what you are suggesting. I know that it is done by many medical professionals in this hospital but I am not a medical professional who would ever consider...
Eli: Well, maybe you should consider it.
Bailey: Oh, lord. Do not test me.
Eli: Maybe you should consider the potential benefits, all the intensely exciting, toe-curling potential.
Cristina: Okay, Stewart, let's focus. What's 14 + 4?
Cristina: 27 - 13?
Stu (thinking): Uh, 15?
Cristina: No. 172 - 60? (David raises his hand in the background)
Stu: I have no idea. But it's not because of the knife. It's just because I'm so drunk.
David: No, actually it's just 'cause he's dumb.
Stu: Thanks, David. Really?!
Cristina: Unbelievable. His mental status is completely intact if you don't account for his math skills. It's like the knife did no damage at all.
David: So, why don't you just pull the thing out? 'Cause we got a game to get to.
Alex: We got through those charts fast. Floor seats here I come.
Lucy: So, I just helped you get through three dozen charts in a fraction of the time it would've taken you to do on your own. Basically ensuring you get to your floor seats on time. How long do I have to wait until you ask me to go to the game with you?
Alex: Oh, I mean, I was supposed to take Avery, but screw him. Sure, you wanna go?
Lucy: No, I'm on-call tonight, actually. I just wanted to see if I could get you to ask me out.
Henry (to Teddy): So before he gets off the phone and since I now I have to go pee in a cup. I just have to say this. I basically spent the past hour on a date with William myself, and I don't know how much you know about the guy, but this is what I know. Um, he wears driving gloves, yeah. And he doesn't live with his mother, but until recently he lived above her house. And he used the word "shan't", and he wasn't being funny. And he has yet to tell a story about himself in which he is not the hero. And as your husband, I think we can do better.
Lexie: I can't believe he walked in with a knife in his head and is walking out an hour later to go to a ball game.
Jackson: Speaking of which. (holds out tickets) Any chance you wanna go to the game too? Apparently Karev didn't want his floor seats. So are you interested?
Lexie: Actually, yes. Yes, I am.
Meredith (closing voiceover): An hour, one hour, can change everything forever. An hour can save your life. An hour can change your life. Sometimes an hour is a gift we give ourselves. For some, an hour can mean almost nothing. For others, an hour makes all the difference in the world. But in the end, it's still just an hour. One of many. Many more to come. Sixty minutes. Thirty-six hundred seconds. That's it. Then it starts all over again. And who knows what the next hour might hold.