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Grey's Anatomy: All You Need Is Love

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Meredith and Derek try to have a night to themselves when Lexie offers to watch Zola; Callie hands babysitting duties over to Mark so that she can surprise Arizona with a romantic evening; and Ben proves to Bailey that he knows her better than she thinks. Meanwhile, the ER fills with romantics, including a 10-year-old girl who has an allergic reaction to chocolates from her valentine and a man who is hit by a car while chasing down his frustrated girlfriend.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x14
Airdate: Thursday February 09th, 2012

Director: Rob Corn
Writer: Jeannine Renshaw

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Mar 21, 2012
AU (Seven) May 24, 2012


Guest Stars
Jason George (2)Jason George (2)
As Dr. Ben Warren (Fiancé of Dr. Miranda Bailey)
Dana SormanDana Sorman
As Sharon (Girlfriend of Charlie Bilson: Patient Hit by a Car)
Mandy June TurpinMandy June Turpin
As Karla (Mother of Nico: Boyfriend of Clementine)
Matt ServittoMatt Servitto
As Florist (Patient: Crashes Van into Hospital)
Missy YagerMissy Yager
As Terri (Mother of Clementine: Patient with Nut Allergy)
Nate MooneyNate Mooney
As Randy (Husband of Janell: Patient with Chronic Seizures)

Co-Guest Stars
Mark SaulMark Saul
As Dr. Steve Mostow (During Surgery, Asks if Anyone Has Plans)
Nicole CumminsNicole Cummins
As Paramedic Nicole
Aidan AndrewsAidan Andrews
As Nico (Boyfriend of Clementine: Patient with Nut Allergy)
Aly MawjiAly Mawji
As Dr. Russell (Pathologist)
Hilary WardHilary Ward
As Dr. Thompson (Accompanies Meredith and Bailey in Surgery)
John PollonoJohn Pollono
As Charlie Bilson (Patient: Hit by Car as He Ran After His Girlfriend)
Jordana ObermanJordana Oberman
As Janell Barnett (Patient: Chronic Seizures)
Shelby ZemanekShelby Zemanek
As Clementine (Patient: Nut Allergy)
Main Cast
Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo
As Dr. Meredith Grey
Justin ChambersJustin Chambers
As Dr. Alex Karev
Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey
As Dr. Derek Shepherd
Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
As Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens, Jr.James Pickens, Jr.
As Dr. Richard Webber
Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
As Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres
Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd
As Dr. Owen Hunt
Jessica CapshawJessica Capshaw
As Dr. Arizona Robbins
Sarah DrewSarah Drew
As Dr. April Kepner
Jesse Williams (2)Jesse Williams (2)
As Dr. Jackson Avery
Kim RaverKim Raver
As Dr. Teddy Altman
Chyler LeighChyler Leigh
As Dr. Lexie Grey
Eric DaneEric Dane
As Dr. Mark Sloan
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang


The scene opens and, Meredith and Derek will never have sex again seems like, with the baby and baby stuff strewn all over the house, they try every place from the bathroom to their car, but to no avail. Having a baby, it turns out can have this kind of an effect on couples. So can a lack of companionship as far as Lexie is concerned, that is why she very graciously offers to babysit, so that Meredith and Derek can spend some quality time together; although there is a hint of self pity in her voice and words. Cristina is also sleeping alone lately, and is visibly sad and forlorn. Miranda though has plans which are worth looking forward to. The whole hospital is shown discussing just one thing, Valentine’s Day, with some looking forward to it, while others who are without a date or without a partner left feeling lonely and possibly even depressed; especially on hearing the plans of the fortunate ones. Meanwhile, Meredith is discussing with Cristina how her sex life is getting affected by the baby; but Christina has relationship issues which are much more serious, she describes them to Meredith. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 10.27 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ingrid MichaelsonPalm of Your HandOpening Scenes, Meredith and Derek Kissing in Bed
Katie HerzigClosest I GetAlex Promises Nico He'll Tell Clementine Something
NOAnother LifeBen Surprises Bailey, Closing Scenes
Snow PatrolCalled Out in the DarkAvery Wants Help from Mark, Callie's Surprise

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): There are times in our lives when love really does conquer all: exhaustion, sleep deprivation, anything. And then there are those times when it seems like love brings us nothing but pain.

Lexie: Hey, listen, I can babysit tonight if you guys need some time to... yourselves. 'Cause I have, uh, no plans 'cause my life is empty. I'm alone with no plans whatsoever, at all.
Derek: That's great.

Mark (eating chocolate): The nougats are gone, sorry.
Lexie: Oh. Did you get these from a patient?
Mark: No. I bought these for Julia, but... she's standing me up for an emergency ocular transplant surgery, so... I'm gorging myself on Valentine's chocolate.
Lexie (with a moutful of chocolate): Mm. I'd mock you right now if my mouth wasn't so full.
Mark: Try the square ones. They're caramel with sea salt. I didn't want to disappoint her. You know, I bought candy and flowers. I got rose petals, Lex. Bags of 'em. I was looking forward to sharing it. But now I'm alone on Valentine's day... eating chocolate.
Lexie: Mm. I can do you one better. My hot date tonight? Zola. (Mark laughs) I'm babysitting.

Arizona: So, did you, um, did you make a reservation somewhere beautiful with lots of flickery candles?
Callie: I made a plan. I think you'll like it. You should pack a bag.
Arizona: Oh, wow. Overnight? Oh, gosh. Well, what about Sofia?
Callie: Mark got a sitter. He'll be home at 11:00 and then he's got her.
Arizona: Alright, well what should I bring? Um, a bathing suit? Or I don't now, what are we talking about here?
Callie: Uh, no bathing suit. Boots wouldn't hurt.
Arizona: Alright. So... cold.
Callie: Could be. Wouldn't hurt to bring long underwear, extra fleece. (Arizona's smile fades) Yeah. Hey, don't make that face. No. It will be fun. Yeah. Romantic.

April: We're gonna get a zillion Valen-traumas. I bet a few of them will be good surgeries for our boards.
Alex: Well, it's not St. Patty's day. Those are good traumas-- Car crashes, bar brawls. Yeah, Valentine's Day is all swallowed engagement rings and guys who threw out their backs getting laid.
April: You're just bitter 'cause you don't have a date.
Alex: First of all, Valentine's day isn't for having a date with some chick.
Jackson: Mmhmm.
Alex: No, it's for macking the chicks who don't have dates. Besides, I have to study for my boards.
Jackson: You studying already?
April: Of course. You're not?
Jackson (clears throat): No, I am.
Owen (walks up, about the decorations): Who put up all this?
April: I did! Well, research shows that a cheerful environment reduces stress and helps patients feel more... (Owen crumples up a heart and throws it on the desk and walks away)

Meredith: I have to get that baby out of my bed. She's ruining my sex life.
Cristina: Yeah, well, mine's already dead. ... He's gonna leave me.
Meredith: He won't.
Cristina: Yeah, he will. He is. I mean, I know it. And you know what? I don't care. You know, if he wants to leave, if he wants to hate me, then fine. I can't make someone stay.
Meredith: Well, you could kinda beg him to stay.
Cristina: Oh, I'm busy. I'm focused. I'm a surgeon.
Meredith: Well, everyone's a surgeon. That doesn't mean--
Cristina: It does. For me, it does. I'm brilliant. I'm gifted. I- I don't beg. You know, if he wants to go, then fine. I'm good.

Owen: Kepner, forget the flowers. Throw them out and get back to work. (walks off)
Richard: Kepner. You're not throwing those flowers away?
April: But-- But he--
Richard: He doesn't need to know. (April smiles, and goes and hides the flowers) Throwing away perfectly good flowers. Everyone's a cynic these days... Talking about not believing in Valentine's Day. I mean, what's wrong with a day devoted to the person you love? I take this day very seriously.
Lexie: I know you do. Happy anniversary, sir.
Richard: Thank you, Dr. Grey. I'm heading home early. Try and spend most of the day with my wife. W-What about you? You hittin' the town?
Lexie (laughs): I'm not hitting much of anything these days. Oh, God. I-I'm sorry. That was crass. I'm-- H-Uh, uh, have no Valentine's plans.

Steve: So, anybody got any good Valentine's plans? (Owen, Teddy & Cristina all glare at him)
Teddy: My husband died in this O.R a month ago. Dr. Yang performed the surgery. I was in a seven hour surgery and didn't know that he had died. Dr. Hunt kept that a secret. So I don't speak to him. ... He wants a baby. Dr. Yang doesn't. So they don't speak to each other even though they're married. So... No. How about you?
Steve: Uh, my girlfriend and I are gonna... (they all glare at him) Nothing. Nothing.

Meredith (closing voiceover): We are always looking for ways to ease the pain. Sometimes we ease the pain by making the best of what we have. Sometimes is by losing ourselves in the moment and sometimes all we need to do to ease pain is... call a simple truce.

Cultural References
Episode Title: All You Need is Love

All You Need is Love is the title of a song originally sung by The Beatles.

Episode References
Season 8, Episode 12: Lexie wishes Richard Webber a happy anniversary. Valentines day is the wedding anniversary of Richard and Adele Webber. In 8x12 "Hope For The Hopeless" Richard sang "Funny Valentine" to Adele to calm her down.

Season 8, Episode 9: While in surgery, Dr. Steve asked if anyone had any valentines plans. Teddy responds that her husband just died in surgery a few weeks ago. Henry died during surgery in 8x9 "Dark Was The Night".

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerBetsy Beers  |  Mark Gordon (4)  |  Mark Wilding  |  Rob Corn  |  Tony Phelan  |  Joan Rater  |  Shonda Rhimes
Co-Executive ProducerJeannine Renshaw  |  Stacy McKee  |  Zoanne Clack
Supervising ProducerTammy Ann Casper
ProducerPeter Nowalk  |  Linda Klein  |  William Harper  |  Jeff Rafner
Consulting ProducerJenna Bans  |  Debora Cahn
Production DesignerDonald Lee Harris (1)
EditorDavid Greenspan (1)
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Series DirectorRob Corn
WriterJeannine Renshaw
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