Meredith: (voiceover) Doctors give patients a number of things. We give them medicine, we give them advice and, most of the time, we give them our undivided attention. But, by far, the hardest thing you can give a patient is the truth. The truth is hard. The truth is awkward and very often the truth hurts. I mean, people think they want the truth. But do they really?
Meredith: (voiceover) The truth is painful. Deep down, nobody wants to hear it, especially when it hits close to home. Sometimes we tell the truth because the truth is all we have to give. Sometimes we tell the truth because we need to say it out loud to hear it for ourselves. And sometimes we tell the truth because we just can't help ourselves. Sometimes, we tell them because we owe them at least that much.
Alex: I saw the whole thing, Yang. You can stop pretending.
Cristina: Oh, I'm not pretending. I'm sad. I'm very sad. Me so sad.
Alex: Maybe I should try it, see if I can get Grey to take my new intern.
Cristina: Hey, forget it. Sad is mine. Go find your own pretend emotion.
Meredith: I have your mother's death note here. Everything that happened on the day she died is in here, and I know because I wrote it. So, I'd like to go over with you, if that's okay. (pauses) Okay, first of all lemme just say, everything that happened that day, every set back, there was a one percent chance of that happening. One percent and your mother was that one percent. She came in complaining of persistent hiccups. We did an endoscopic-fundipication.
Lexie: You did it endoscopically?
Meredith: So it would be an out patient procedure. We wanted to avoid major surgery. For what it's worth, I was very fond of your mother. She was ... I was very fond of her.
Bailey: (to Callie) Uh, I've been havin' trouble with this whole peckin' order of things. I've been havin' trouble because I'm used to being number one, but I'm not number one, not anymore. So, the best that I can come up with is to ... be number two. The best damn number two that this hospital has ever seen, but your number two. I will, I will ... I will help you. We'll be like a team, because, look girl, you just seem to be havin' a hard time. And I know I seem to be havin' a hard time, but together ... we could do this. I just think that we could do this together.
Cristina: She's doing McDreamy! She's doing McDreamy and lying about it. Did she thinks I'm weak, that I'm fragile?! Did she think I can't handle it because of Burke?
Izzie: Poor Cristina, all alone.
Cristina: (acting sad) Hey.
Meredith: You okay?
Cristina: I don't know. I think it's all just hiding me. Stupid Burke dumping me and then stupid Mama coming to reclaim her magic necklace.
Meredith: You wanna to talk about it?
Cristina: No, not really, not yet.
Meredith: Okay, well if there's anything I can do.
Cristina: I just wish I could do surgery, surgery would make me feel better ... (Meredith gives her a look; Cristina turns to her interns) 1, 2, 3, 4, follow me!
Callie: Just say it.
George: I slept with Izzie.
Mark: You ever feel old?
Derek: I'm young. I'm a fetus.
Mark: No, I mean, you ever feel like there's gonna be a time where techniques will pass you by?
Derek: I'm a genius and a scholar.
Mark: Shut up.
Derek: Meredith isn't telling Cristina about us. She tells Cristina everything.
Mark: I thought you broke that off.
Derek: I meant to.
Mark: You think she's gonna want to get back together. You think she's gonna grow up, and get all whole, and want a relationship.
Derek: I do not.
Mark: You're a bad liar.
Derek: You're old.
Mark: I'm just getting started my friend.
Meredith: Hey, I just heard. Welcome back.
Alex: Is it true? Really old guy woke up?
Izzie: He has a name.
Charlie: This time tomorrow you can call me really dead guy.
Izzie: Guys, I don't think Mr. Yost knows who you are.
Charlie: Sure I do. That's Meredith, she and the brain doctor are always running hot and cold. And you're, uh.. Alex... Do you still have a thing for that old patient of yours? I was semi-comatose, blondie. I could still hear you guys.