Meredith (opening voiceover): In general, people can be categorized in one of two ways -- those who love surprises and those who don't. I don't. I've never met a surgeon that enjoys a surprise, because as surgeons, we like to be in the know. We have to be in the know, because when we aren't, people die and lawsuits happen. Am I rambling? I think I'm rambling. Okay, so my point, actually, and I do have one, has nothing to do with surprises or death or lawsuits, or even surgeons. My point is this: whoever said "What you don't know can't hurt you", was a complete and total moron. Because for most people I know, not knowing is the worst feeling in the world. (sees two people with a pole cutting through them) Okay, fine. Maybe it's the second worst.
Meredith: So basically whoever you move doesn't stand a chance. So how do you choose? How do you decide who gets to live?
Izzie: (referring to Addison) For what it's worth, I take issue with her salmon colored scrubs. I mean what self respecting surgeon wears salmon colored scrubs?
Meredith: This is what I'm saying.
Meredith: I hope you find your mojo Alex. I find you disturbing without it.
Alex: Me too.
(Derek gives Meredith a nod)
George: Was that a nod?
George: Do we know what it meant?
Meredith: You operated on a heart earlier, George. You'd think you could draw a little blood.
George: I rocked that heart.
Meredith: Yeah, you did!
George: I think I'm strung out on the scalpel.
Cristina: You're my boyfriend! I mean, I know I don't have much experience with this kind of thing but, aren't boyfriends supposed to help in situations like this?
Burke: Cristina, when we're on duty I can't be your boyfriend.
Cristina: Ok, so when we're on duty, I can have sex with someone else?
Burke: Dr. Yang, I'm walking away now.
Bonnie: Dr. Shepherd, I don't know about Tom here, but I didn't expect to be walking out of here anytime soon, so if there's something you need to say, please just say it.
Derek: Okay, Bonnie. (pauses) In order to operate on Mr. Maynard, we have to separate you two. In order to do that, we have to move you backwards off the pole.
Tom: Can't you just pull the pole out of both of us?
Burke: No. If we did that, both of you would start bleeding very quickly. Too quickly. Right now, the pole is blocking your injuries. Once removed, your organs will shift.
Bonnie: So if you move me off the pole... I'll die?
Derek: We're going to do everything we can--
Tom: No! No, if anyone has to go, it should be me, so you just move me--
Burke: Mr. Maynard... your injuries are less extensive than Miss Crasnoff's. If we operate around the pole, you have a better chance of surviving.
Tom: It's not right. It's not fair!
Bonnie (eyes filled with tears): Tom... it's not fair either way.
Meredith (closing voiceover): As surgeons, there are so many things we have to know. We have to know we have what it takes. We have to know how to take care of our patients... and how to take care of each other. Eventually, we even have to figure out how to take care of ourselves. As surgeons we have to be in the know. But as human beings, sometimes it's better to stay in the dark, because in the dark there may be fear, but there's also hope.