The episode begins and Meredith’s motherly instincts tell her that Zola is awake in the morning and Derek confirms she's right. Callie is nervous about speaking at a conference and Arizona helps her picture the audience naked, by getting naked. Cristina and Hunt rush to the hospital after hearing about a gas tanker accident. At the hospital, Alex interrupts Jo's make out session with Dr. Myers. Jo comes out and checks in with Casey, whose son Parker is sick. His fever is high and he now has a rash, but Jo says it isn't that unusual. Casey has been doing some online research and feels like her son doesn't have a virus, so Jo says she'll check it out. ..Read the full recap
Meredith: (opening voiceover) Let's say you're standing in an O.R., staring at an aneurysm that's embedded deep into the patient's frontal lobe. There are three things you'll need to remove it. You'll need confidence, you'll need an 11-blade, and some really good instincts.
Owen: Didn't you get the memo?
Derek: Oh, we're supposed to read those?
Owen: Yeah, I need you to start using other interns. I can't have attending's playing favourites. These kids need a well-rounded education.
Derek: Ross, are you feeling poorly rounded?
Ross: No, sir. I'm very rounded.
Derek: See? He's very rounded.
Cristina: So in order to maintain head perfusion, I have to bypass in two circuits. I'm just waiting on Russell for a second opinion.
Owen: You had to call Russell for this?
Cristina: Not really. But ever since I became his boss, I like to make him think that he's still mine.
Heather: (at the O.R.) Dr. Shepherd, where did you get "It's a beautiful day to save lives"? Is that from a movie?
Derek: No, it's not from a movie.
Heather: Are you sure? 'Cause sometimes I think I'm making something up, and then I'm watching a detergent commercial, and I realize, that's where I got that from.
Derek: Brooks, you know how sometimes people downplay the difficulty of a task by saying, "It's not brain surgery"?
Derek: This is brain surgery.
Heather: Right. Sorry.
Kasey: Dr. Grey, what do you think this is?
Meredith: I-I think it's strep.
Kasey: Yeah, but then he would be getting better. I'm sorry. I know that you're a surgeon. You don't even normally handle cases like this.
Meredith: No, it's, uh... I own the hospital, and I can do whatever I want. I want to do some more tests.
Meredith: I own the hospital. I can do whatever I want. I want to run more tests.
Meredith: Zola is up.
Derek: No, she's still asleep. We're good.
Meredith: No no, she's up.
Derek: Did you hear something?
Derek: But you know she's up.
Meredith: (closing voiceover) There are some feelings that refuse to go away. They're little distractions whispering in your ear. Some things just get under your skin. Try as you might, you can't ignore your instincts. It's like they say always follow your intuition.