Meredith: (opening 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?
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.
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.
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. 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.
Meredith: (closing 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.