The episode opens with an exhausted Callie, Meredith, and Derek who are all still living under the same roof due to Caliie and Arizona’s marital issues. While Callie leaves with the Zola and Sofia for work/daycare, Meredith and Derek are on temporary leave to spend some time with their newborn baby, which is making them more exhausted by the day. (Derek fell asleep in a parking lot getting groceries and Meredith later fell asleep while on the phone with Cristina)...Read the full recap
Meredith: (opening voiceover) There's this playground game that kids play. They lock hands and on the count of three they try to snap each others fingers off. You hold off as long as you can, or at least longer than the other guy. The game doesn't end until someone says "stop", gives up, cries mercy. It isn't a fun game.
Callie: Where are Sofia and Zola?
Meredith: Derek is putting their shoes on. Are you sure you can handle both of them?
Callie: Yes. They're the only people who don't piss me off now. I'll text you when they're both in daycare.
Derek: You're a goddess.
Calle: And yet my W-I-F-E still sleeps around.
Derek: Thank you, have a good day. Oh, what are we gonna do when she fixes her marriage and leaves us?
Derek: The shower works better when you're in it... He's hungry, and my nipples are no use to him.
Meredith: Is he asleep?
Derek: No. He hates sleep. He's staring at the mobile.
Meredith: I don't know how such a little kid can puke on so many things. Are you sleep?
Derek: No. Nobody is asleep. Are you asleep?
Meredith: No. I'm too worried about Richard to sleep.
Derek: Oh, have you seen my wife and baby?
Owen: Wait, Meredith is here?
Meredith: Crap, I meant to text you.
Derek: I woke up to nothing and nobody.
Bailey: The woman is wearing mismatched shoes, cut her some slack.
Meredith: An hour and a half to go get milk?
Derek: I think um... I might have... Closed my eyes in the store parking lot.
Meredith: (closing voiceover) In the game of mercy when one kid cries out, the other one listens and the pain stops. Don't you wish it was that easy now? It’s not a game anymore and we're not kids. You can cry mercy all you want, but nobody is listening. It’s just you screaming into a void.