Ratings: 24.76 Million Viewers
This is the first episode, besides the "Recap Special
" that Meredith hasn't done the voiceover. In this episode, George does the voiceover instead.
This is the first episode in the series, besides the "Recap Special
", to feature a flashback.
DVD: This episode is presented in an 'uncut and extended' version on the second season DVD.
Casting: This is the first appearance of Sara Ramirez as Dr. Callie Torez.
George (opening voiceover): Okay, so sometimes, even the best of us make rash decisions. Bad decisions. Decisions we pretty much know we're going to regret the moment, the minute, especially the morning after. I mean maybe not regret regret, because at least, you know, we put ourselves out there, but still. Something inside us decides to do a crazy thing. A thing we know will probably turn around and bite us in the ass. Yet we do it anyway. What I'm saying is "we reap what we sow." What comes around goes around. It's karma. And anyway you slice it, karma sucks. Like I was saying: Payback is a bitch.
Cristina: (about George) He's the weaker kid. I mean, even I don't beat up on weaker kids, it's cheap.
Meredith: I did a terrible thing. I did a terrible thing.
Cristina: He's been in love with you since day one, there's no way you didn't know that. We all do terrible things.
Meredith: Thank you.
Cristina: You're welcome.
Meredith: I did a terrible thing.
Derek: We all do terrible things.
Meredith: No, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna lose all my friends.
Derek: You won't lose me.
Cristina: Stop pouting.
George: I'm not pouting.
Cristina: Oh please, I don't even have to look at you, I can feel you pouting. Whatever Meredith did, it wasn't on purpose, so get over it already. (Burke clears his throat) I'm not being inappropriate, he's acting like she skinned his puppy.
Burke: Yang, that's not nice.
Cristina: Well, I'm not a nice person.
Bailey: No moving, no peeking, no pulling the curtain, just stand there and let her talk to you. Do you understand?
Derek: Is this really necessary?
Bailey: I said do you understand?
Derek: I'm not mentally challenged.
Bailey: I'm not so sure about that.
Addison: No it's okay. I'll walk Doc. You just s- sleep. Good. Fresh outdoors. Spring morning. You just sleep.
Addison: Unless you wanna talk.
Derek (keeps his eyes closed, hugs his pillow): Oh god, here it comes.
Addison: It's just that you usually ... you start yelling you know when you get mad. And Mark showed up yesterday and you haven't yelled yet. I'm trying to give you a chance. So just go. Yell.
Derek: I don't wanna yell.
Addison: You don't wanna yell? You?
Derek: I just want to sleep. (Doc barks) Doc here wants to pee. Preferably not inside this trailer.
Addison: Okay. (Derek sighs, Addison puts on hat) You could yell if you want to. I can take it! I'm ready!
Derek: Addison. (he takes a pillow and covers his head)
Addison: Alright. I'm going.
Alex: What happened with you and O'Malley?
Alex: Well, whatever it is, I've done worse.
Meredith: How do you know I did something? How do you know George didn't do something?
Alex: Because Bambi looks pissed and you look guilty.
Meredith: Fine. I did something. A terrible, terrible something.
Olivia: If she can't love him back the way he loves her ... then she doesn't deserve him.
George: You heard about me and Meredith?
Olivia: Well everyone heard. George, you were yelling about it in the hallway. (George sighs) Must've sucked. I'm sorry.
George: I'm sorry. Um- If I made you feel anything like I'm feeling right now. ... I'm sorry.
Olivia: That's nice to hear.
George (closing voiceover): One way or another our karma will leave us to face ourselves. We can look our karma in the eye or we can wait for it to sneak up on us from behind. One way or another, our karma will always find us. And the truth is, as surgeons, we have more chances than most to set the balance in our favour. No matter how hard we try we can't escape our karma. It follows us home. I guess we can't really complain about our karma. It's not unfair. It's not unexpected. It just...evens the score. And even when we're about to do something we know will tempt karma to bite us in the ass... well, it goes without saying. We do it anyway.