Meredith: (opening voiceover) Patients say it all the time: "Tell me straight up. I just want to know what's going on. Tell me. I can handle it." We don't dodge your questions 'cause we're mean. We do it because when you say you want the truth you have no idea what you're talking about.
Bailey: What is this?
Leah: I don't know what that is.
Bailey: It is a crumb, and it was stuck to my laptop after you used it to update my notes right next to a splotch of what could either be pizza sauce or blood.
Leah: I think it's pizza.
Bailey: I was hoping it was blood, and you were dying and not just getting pizza all over my computer.
April: (referring to Matthew) You know what? He doesn't make fun of me. He thinks I'm brave. He likes it when I babble.
Cristina: He's a unicorn.
April: He's an amazing guy.
Meredith: Well, then you should tell him the truth.
April: Um, my point is you think you need everything, but you don't. We could get by without a lot of stuff, right?
Matthew: Sure. What exactly are we getting by without?
April: Uh.. My virginity. I was-I was a virgin for a really long time, and then I wasn't. Uh, I really wanted to wait for someone like you for marriage, but I screwed up. And I was just I was so scared to tell you. But then I was watching these guys today, and they-they literally have nothing left, and they're making do. And then I-I just felt like I was being so stupid to-to worry about this one little thing, li-like-like you couldn't even get over it.
Matthew: So, I guess I would be an ungrateful jerk if I worried about your virginity while there's a war going on somewhere and people are dying? That what you're saying to me?
April: No, no. I-I-I didn't--
Matthew: You didn't think I'd be more hung up on the lying? 'Cause I bet even in a war, people still value honesty.
Meredith: We may be losing Leah Murphy from the program.
Cristina: Did I like her?
Meredith: I think you said once that she didn't suck as much as you expected her to suck.
Cristina: Oh. That's too bad.
Owen: Uh, I would like to admit Ethan Dawson to peds for the night.
Arizona: Oh, he'll be fine with social services. Kids go with them every day.
Owen: This kid doesn't have to.
Arizona: Owen, there's protocol for a reason.
Owen: Yeah, but we're human for a reason.
Arizona: I know that you've taken a special interest in this kid--
Owen: Why is everybody acting like this is some kind of a character flaw?
Webber: How about you let me buy you dinner? I want to bend your ear about a project I'm thinking about.
Jackson: You and everyone else are free to submit your proposals in writing to the entire board. And then I will vote like everyone else does. Hell, maybe I'll submit one myself. Maybe I have an idea, but I'm not out here hawking it to people at work. 'Cause I'm gonna write a proposal like you're supposed to.
Webber: Um... son, nobody's ever saying yes to your proposal. You're the most powerful vote on the board. You're the person who says yes to other people's ideas. We still let you be a surgeon. Nobody wanted to take that away from you. But your project is this hospital.
Meredith: (closing voiceover) They say the truth will set you free. What the hell do they know? The truth is horrible, frightening. The truth is more than you can bear. We're supposed to be straight with you, so be careful what you ask for when you walk into a hospital. Because when you find out what's really going on you may never recover.
Episode Title: She's Killing Me
She's Killing Me is the title of a song originally sung by A Rocket to the Moon.
Jerry Maguire: Cristina says to Meredith "You had me at 'lethal injection'." This is a play on the famous line from Jerry Maguire "You had me at hello."
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines: One of the Syrian doctors says that he took his wife to see Terminator 3 on their first date.