Meredith (opening voiceover): Surgeons can't be lazy, the risks are too great. The second we stop pushing ourselves, something terrible happens. Something we never see coming.
Cristina: Hey. Teddy gave me a marathon angioplasty. Her 'great thing' was a plumbing job.
Meredith: They subpoenaed Zola's medical records.
Cristina: Well, that's good. It's movement. (Mer pulls out her phone) What are you doing?
Meredith: I gotta email Janet and see if she knows anything.
Cristina: We're keeping the faith, right?
Meredith: Yeah. Did I mention I can't crack this islet cell thing either. I've been researching responses all day through insulin challenge. There's just nothing.
Cristina (looking at the monitor): You see that? That right there, oh yeah. That used to be a curly fry. (sighs) And I used to be a surgeon.
Meredith (her phone beeps, reads the message): 'You're right, keep the faith. I will be out of the office all week.' I am picturing her making calls, fighting the good fight to get my kid back, not sitting on a beach somewhere.
Cristina: I know. (Mer goes to leave) Mer.
Meredith: Zola's probably forgotten us by now.
Derek (as Alex tries to hand him the flask): I'm good. (holds it out to Mer) You're fine, too.
Alex: That was a massacre. (Mer laughs)
Meredith: I don't think we did that bad.
Derek: Oh, yeah.
Meredith: Where were you yesterday?
Alex: I was doin' stuff.
Meredith: Why do you look so sad? Don't be sad. (hands him the flask)
Derek: I just got a message from Janet, I guess the judge got in touch with her. He's looking at Zola's files, we're gonna get a court date.
Meredith: We're getting a hearing! We're getting a hearing. (Derek hugs her) We're getting a hearing. (hugs Alex, Alex smiles)
Cristina: I give up. I have no idea what you're trying to do. I'm in trouble if I cut, I'm in trouble if I don't cut. I'm a fifth year who does the work of an intern. What do you want?
Teddy: I want you to make a list.
Cristina (laughs): Where? On a blackboard? 'I will not do any surgeries without a safety helmet.' Hmm.
Teddy: I want you to make a list of every surgery that you have ever dreamed of performing. Shoot for the moon and I will try to get you some. (Cristina stays silent) Because we're done. You've graduated, this is your present.
Cristina: You're messing with me.
Teddy: Okay, you know, at the beginning of this year, you nearly killed Alex Karev in that O.R because you just had to get in there. You had to be the best and you had to be first. But today? Today I saw a different surgeon. Every bit as good, every bit as advanced, but you were willing to work on a team. Today you put the patient before yourself and that is who I wanted to see. So... you're done. Make a list.
Teddy: Why didn't you just start the graft yourself? Why did you wait?
Cristina: Is this a trick question?
Teddy: No, I'm asking.
Cristina: Oh, come on. Now, I'm in trouble for waiting for you? You would've ripped me a new one if I did it myself.
Teddy: Two months ago you would've body checked Kepner in order to get into this guy's chest. And now you just let her do the surgery? And you don't even like Kepner.
April: This is true.
Cristina: Yes, I could've done it myself but she had it.
Teddy (smiling): Exactly.
Cristina: I'm done here.
Callie: Well, then could you girls take it outside? Some of us have a long way to go.
Meredith: I've been looking for you. I need my mother's journals.
Richard: Why? What's up?
Meredith: Well, I need to her original hypothesis if I'm gonna figure out what's going on, then I need to start where she started.
Richard: Ah! I knew once you picked it up you couldn't put it down.
Meredith: Don't gloat. Where are they?
Meredith: (closing voiceover): So we may no always be winners, but we're not lazy, we take chances, we go for broke, we swing for the fences, and sometimes, yeah, we struck out. But sometimes... you get a home run.