The episode begins and Meredith and Cristina watch the interns in their locker room looking all happy. Meredith says, "I can't believe we used to be them". Cristina's intern presents their patient, a 3-month-old baby named Samantha who needs a heart transplant. Her mother has waited 77 days. A man eagerly listens and is actually the father of another baby who is at the hospital. They're supporting each other through this. The father's son is named Reese and Cristina tells her she won't need to stay at the hospital to wait for her heart. Alex asks his intern, Jo, to help get a boy to have a bowel movement. ..Read the full recap
Meredith: (opening voiceover) Most people hate hospitals. But not the interns. For them, the hospital is a magical place. It's poetic, the rhythm of the machines, the crackle of a trauma gown. It's a place full of promise, excitement, surprises. It's a place where dreams can come true.
Meredith: (about her pregnancy) So you know that?
Heather: I do?
Meredith: Okay, let's be clear. You never heard anything. You know nothing. And you don't ever mention any of this to anyone, ever. You got it? Is there anything else you would like to say before we drop this subject for the rest of eternity?
April: What are you doing here?
Ross: I told you I'd come help with the rest of your lumps and bumps today.
April: Who put you up to this? Because nobody slums it down here unless they have to.
Ross: I'm here because I want to be. All I ever wanted to be was a surgeon. And now Torres just chose me to scrub in on one of the coolest surgeries I'll ever see because of you. You gave me 27 solo procedures yesterday. At least one of them saved a woman's life. I'm grateful for this job and I'm grateful to you. I'm hardly slumming it. So I'm gonna glove up and I'm gonna help you with your lumps, and you're gonna like it.
Dr. Ross: That lady has the most disgusting butt scab.
Derek: Hey you!
Intern: Dr. Shepherd?
Derek: Did you or did you not shut things down with my sisters?
Meredith: Don't bring Brooks into this.
Derek: You brought Brooks into this!"
Meredith: "They are your family and they want to help. Right?
Intern: Oh, you're asking me? Yes. They seemed willing to help.
Derek: Of course they wanna help me, I practically raised them. But if my sisters find out that I need help, then… Who did you call, so I can call and shut this down?
Meredith: Don't tell him that.
Derek: Don't tell her not to tell me.
Meredith: Alright, enough. You know that live nerves are better than dead ones? Even I know that, and I'm an intern. And you, you put me in a really awkward position today, you just threw me to the wolves. Not that I'm comparing your sisters to the wolves, but… they are out for blood, they are furious with you that you didn't call them yourself! And they told me some things, okay? Unkind things. And now I know stories about you and you too, I know things about both of you that I don't wanna know. I don't wanna be in on your secrets and your fights, it makes me really really really uncomfortable.
Lizzie: Let me guess, your parents had a messy divorce and always put you in the middle, am I right?
Intern: How did you know that?
Lizzie: Lucky guess. Lizzie, one of the wolves. Good to see you, Mer. Hope you've got some baby pictures because I did not take the red eye just so my brother can hack my nerves.
Meredith: (closing voiceover) There don't have to be harps playing or birds singing or rose petals falling from the sky. And there are definitely days when the romance is dead. But, if you look around, things are pretty amazing. So stop for a second. Enjoy the beauty. Feel the magic. Drink it in. 'Cause it won't last forever. The romance will fade. Things will happen. People will change. Love will die. But, maybe not today.