The episode begins and Meredith and Cristina are checking out the new cameras that have been installed throughout the hospital. Cahill explains that the cameras are in place to minimize mistakes because there are doctors watching on the other side. Derek and April have stayed up all night working out cost-saving measures that they hope will keep the ER open. Cahill introduces another doctor, Dr. Nussbaum, who is showing the surgeons some new procedures. Arizona and Alex have a 13-year-old patient who just underwent hop-replacement surgery. ..Read the full recap
Meredith: (opening voiceover) We've all heard the buzz words: "Streamline, optimize, integrate, adapt." Every day someone comes up with a new strategy or tool or technology to increase our efficiency. The idea is to make our lives easier. But the question is, does it?
Meredith: They've installed cameras.
Cristina: They're all over the C.C.U. Next they'll be in the O.R.s, the hallways, the on-call rooms. We're being spied on, Mer. Who knows what evil lurks behind that electronic eye?
Male Voice: Morning, Dr. Yang.
Cristina: Big Brother knows my name.
Meredith: Big Brother can see your name tag.
Meredith: I would be happy to give you some pointers if you'd like.
Bailey: That bun in the oven may give you job security, Meredith Grey, but it does not make you immune for a smack in the mouth.
Owen: I'd just like to hear you name one thing that you can put in there that's more useful than an E.R.
Alana: It's still under review, but--
Owen: In the army, the guys at the front get the most saves. Why? Because the closer you are to the moment of injury, the better chance you have to help. That is what an E.R. is.
Alana: It's easier if there's a bad guy.
Owen: My people just care about this place.
Alana: I know. I know you're all upset, especially you, losing your E.R. But I also know that without me, you'd lose this entire hospital. So if you need to blame me instead of thank me, I'm fine with that, because I will know who saved it. I've saved a dozen before just like this one, and no one thanked me for those either.
Meredith: Maybe my baby's kicking because it wants a granola bar.
Meredith: (closing voiceover) To really be efficient you have to eliminate what doesn't work. You have to figure out what's important and hold on tight to the things that matter most.
Episode Title: Bad Blood
Bad Blood is the title of a song originally sung by Neil Sedaka.
Meredith says to Cristina about the new camera's installed "Big Brother
can see your name tag."
2001: A Space Odyssey: Dr. Yang says to Dr. Richardson "Open the pod bay doors, HAL."
The Hunger Games: Dr. Bailey says to the rest of the staff "Tributes, may the odds be ever in your favor", a famous line from The Hunger Games franchise.