The scene opens with Webber's big day, with his equal-parts happy and sad storyline. He launched the episode with the revelation of his 10,000th surgery, asking Bailey about whether the hospital would be commemorating the event in any way. "I mean, you'll do something?" he asked, seeming jovial and grinning. "I mean, it is my 10,000th surgery. That's a lot of surgery." Thankfully, Bailey had planned a conference room party, complete with red velvet cake, speeches, a banner, and sparkling cider. For his 10,000th Webber got a pair of surly sisters, one of which was giving the other a part of her liver. Marcy wouldn't give her sister a break about having to give her a slice of her liver. ..Read the full recap
Meredith (opening voiceover): There's nothing else we can do for you. These are the last words a surgeon wants to tell a patient. Giving up doesn't come easy to us, so we do everything in our power not to. For surgeons lost cause just mean... try a little harder.
Lexie: Eight surgeons have said this is inoperable. Even the tumour board at Cleveland Clinic.
Derek: Well, I can see why. Catch. (throws a coin at Lexie)
Lexie: What's this for?
Derek: Heads, we do it. Tails, we don't.
Lexie: You're insane.
Derek: It's a gut check. I get a feeling when it's in the air of what I want it to land on. Flip it. (Lexie flips the coin)
Richard: Dr. Bailey.
Bailey: Congratulations, sir. Big day today.
Richard: Yes, it is. But I don't want everyone making a big deal out of it.
Bailey: We won't.
Richard: Oh, good. I-I-I mean, you'll-- you'll do something?
Richard: I-I mean, it is my 10,000th surgery. That's a lot of surgeries.
Bailey: I've reserved the main conference room. There will be a photographer from the hospital newsletter. The cake is your favourite-- Red velvet and cream cheese. It is huge- The size of four cakes. There will be several speeches from admiring colleagues and a toast with sparkling cider. We will also hang a banner that says 'Congratulations, Dr Webber on your 10,000th surgery!!!' There will be three exclamation points after the word 'surgery.' We also have confetti. Happy now?
Richard: Yes. ... Oh, e-except for the confetti. Might get in the cake.
Owen: How long's it been since you sleep?
Cristina: I've had a huge nap. Whatever. I've done, like, eight surgeries in the past 72 hours. Teddy's boundless grief is, you know, one of the best things that's ever happened to me. (Owens pager goes off) What is that-- Is that trauma or administrative crap?
Owen: No, none of your business. Go home and get some sleep.
Cristina: Oh, trauma! (rushes off)
Callie (imitating Mark): Hello, Julia.
Mark: What is this?
Arizona: She's you, you're Julia. Go with it.
Callie (imitating Mark): Y'know, I've been thinking, it's been a really great few months, and I just want you to know that I love you.
Mark: Get out of my relationship.
Arizona (laughs): Funny coming from you. What's your problem? She's smart and pretty and funny and--
Callie: And she's not annoying.
Callie: Come on, it's awesome. We can all vacation together. We can buy houses next door to each other. Yay.
Arizona: Yeah, and Sofia can have a village. Don't you want your daughter to have a village?
Callie: Come on, you know you love her. Now you just need to tell her.
Owen: Cristina. What are you still doing here?
Cristina: I'm uh... gonna watching a surgery. Derek's, um, tumour thing.
Owen: You need sleep.
Cristina: Yeah, I'm watching neurosurgery. It's a lot like sleeping.
Owen: You're not mad that I gave the case to McQueen?
Cristina: Uh, I didn't say that.
Owen: And, Teddy, she--
Cristina (sighs): Owen...
Owen: I know, I know. You don't want to talk about it. What do I do? How do I... Get past this with her?
Cristina: Her husband's dead. She's taking it out on you. You just gotta deal with it.
Owen: I know, I know. But I just wish that... You know what? Never mind. I'm talking to you when I should just try talking to her.
April: I need 800 bucks.
Alex: I told you, if you're dumb enough to buy groceries, I'm gonna eat 'em.
April: No, not for groceries. For a security deposit. We'll lose out on a really great 3-bedroom if we don't get it to the landlord today.
Alex: Now you wanna live with me?
April: No, you're gross. And a pig and a skank magnet and you leave your dirty boy socks everywhere. Keep going this way, and you'll wind up old and alone, wandering the streets with some ancient form of syphilis.
Jackson (walks up): Alright, I think what she's trying to say is, yes, she would be happy if you'd be our room-mate.
Alex: Cool. (walks off)
Jackson: So, we couldn't afford the nice apartment, just the two of us, right?
April: Hardwood floors and a washer/dryer. What can I say? I want what I want.
Cristina (in a baby voice, to Zola): You want to know what Auntie Cristina did today? I operated on a heart this big. (picks up a toy) No, bigger. (grabs a big teddy bear) It was as big a bear.
Cristina: I know you're mad, I'm sorry.
Owen: Sorry that you did it or you're sorry that I'm mad? (sighs) Teddy never came to find me after surgery.
Cristina: Yeah, well, she's tired.
Owen: I bet. I'm taking you off of her service permanently. I'm not sure what she's gonna do without you as her security blanket--
Cristina: Absolutely not.
Owen: Well, this is the downside--
Cristina: Did you hear what I just said? Absolutely not.
Owen: I think 'thank you' is what you were looking for, because frankly, I could've fired you both.
Cristina: You have no idea what's going on here, do you?
Owen: I have a very good idea.
Cristina: You let me operate on her husband, and now he's dead. She gets whatever she wants. Do you understand? Anything she wants from me, ever.
Meredith (closing voiceover): When do you throw in the towel? Admit that a lost cause it's sometimes just that? There comes a point when it all becomes to much. When we get to tired to fight any more. So we give up. That's when the real work begins. To find hope where there seems to be absolutely none at all.