Meredith: (opening voiceover) A patient’s history is as important as their symptoms. It’s what helps us decide if heartburn’s a heart attack, if a headache’s a tumor. Sometimes patients will try to rewrite their own history. They’ll claim they don’t smoke, or forget to mention certain drugs. Which, in surgery, can be the kiss of death. We can ignore it all we want, but eventually it always comes back to haunt us.
Meredith: This all you?
Susan: I just picked up some things to restock your fridge.
Meredith: Well, you bought groceries last week.
Derek: Yeah you have to do it every week, if you want more.
Burke: What was that?
Cristina: You’re gonna have to put up with me being nice and sweet for a little while.
Burke: That’ll be a nice change of pace.
Cristina: Shut up.
Burke: That’s more like it.
Bailey: When you see her, you’ll know what to do. It must be nice to know she has parents like this, that fight for her, think about what she wants, trying to make her happy, like you would. Doesn't mean you don’t want that girl to want you.
Izzie: Hannah. An eleven year old girl. That’s the private matter. She’s mine. Don’t. Don’t look at me. My mother wanted me to keep her, but I knew, even at 16 I knew, that baby deserved better than life at Taylor’s Trailer Park. And now she’s here, and she may be dying and she doesn't want to meet me. I didn't think I really cared when she said no. How ‘bout that? I can say Hail Mary’s until...until I turn into Mary but I still miss you. Not the sex. It wasn't tragic, George. But I’ll live without it. I won’t make it if you can’t be my friend. If we can’t --
George: What you did today...you should be proud. I’ll get orderly to take you downstairs, but I have to go. Understand?
Derek: You warned me she could become a problem.
Bailey: Who, Meredith?
Derek: You know when you love somebody, you think you can handle it all?
Bailey: You’ve done alright, both of you.
Derek: I came out here to be chief. And Meredith complicates that.
Bailey: Huh. Well if this turns into an “either or”, you pick the person you love, end of story. Look, all of this means nothing if you’re alone.
Meredith: So it’s weird, right? That Susan keeps stopping by like this? I mean, we just became friends or semi-related or whatever you call your estranged father’s wife.
Alex: You may be confused since you were basically raised by wolves, but this is what mothers do. They stop by, they stock your fridge. Dude, you think she might do our laundry?
Meredith: Hey, get your own fake mom.
Marlowe: Nothing like a quick ventricular reconstruction to jumpstart your morning, eh?
Cristina: Okay, you’ve officially become creepy. Creepy and stalking.
Mark: She pressed 5 and got off at 3. She’d rather walk up two flights of stairs than flirt with you. Hell, she’d rather climb up the outside of the building.
Webber: I wasn’t flirting.
Mark: You’re telling me!
Meredith (closing voiceover): Some people believe that without history, our lives amount to nothing. At some point we all have to choose: do we fall back on what we know, or do we step forward to something new? It's hard not to be haunted by our past. Our history is what shapes us... what guides us. Our history resurfaces time after time after time. So we have to remember sometimes the most important history is the history we're making today.