Meredith (opening voiceover): Gratitude, appreciation, giving thanks. No matter what words you use, they all mean the same thing. Happy. We're supposed to be happy. Grateful for friends, family. Happy just to be alive. Whether we like it or not.
Addison: Derek, are you done hurting me back? If not, I need to special order a thicker skin.
Bailey: Dr. Kent.
Dr. Kent: Yes.
Bailey: I'm the surgical resident assisting you today. I know you're subbing in from Mercy West, so if there's anything I can do to help you --
Dr. Kent: Look I'm only here for one day and I don't need my ass kissed. All I need is to tell you what to do and you do it. And I don't like mistakes.
Bailey: I don't make mistakes.
Dr. Kent: Whatever, there's only one resident I want in my OR; a guy they call the Nazi. Do you know him?
Bailey: The Nazi?
Dr. Kent: He gets a great word of mouth, stellar rep, balls the size of Texas?
Bailey: That big. Sounds like an impressively talented man, this 'Nazi.'
Dr. Kent: Do you know him or not.
Bailey: Never heard of "him" but I'll be sure to keep an eye out.
Dr. Kent: For now you can work on smaller cases. A guy just came in to curtain 3. Page me if you get confused.
Bailey: I'll be sure to do that. (to Meredith, as Dr. Kent walks away) Like I said the stupidity of the human race.
Bailey: You are a surgical junkie. Go home!
Richard: Adell is already mad. I'm in trouble no matter what ... and there's a wipple happening in OR2.
Bailey: Go home, right now!
Richard: You know this kind of treatment is the reason they call you the NAZI!
(Dr. Kent's eyes open wide and he spins around to look at the Nazi he has been looking for all day and sees Bailey)
Bailey: Happy Thanksgiving.
Cristina: Joe thank God!
Joe: Hey this is my boyfriend Walter.
Cristina: Whatever. Tell me you brought liquor.
Joe: I brought pie. Pumpkin.
Cristina: You’re a bartender!
Joe: Did you bring scalpels?
Cristina: Dr. Bailey, why are you working on Thanksgiving?
Bailey: Work the extra shifts and get the extra practice. Trying to get in all the practice I can … before the baby comes (Cristina looks up at this) and I have to take time off. Husband isn't thrilled I'm working Thanksgiving but he isn't a surgeon so he doesn't get it.
Bailey: You and Dr. Burke?
Bailey: He would've have made a good father.
George: Today I committed bird murder and I was forced to touch my Dad's ass. I get extra points for showing up at all.
Cristina (sets some bottles down): I brought booze.
Izzie: Let's just eat.
Meredith: Do you love her?
Derek: I don't know.
Meredith: It's good that you're trying. You wouldn't be you if you weren't the kind of person that was trying to make it work.
Derek: You think so?
Meredith: Yeah. (smiles) Means I wasn't wrong about you.
Meredith: Goodbye, Derek.
Derek: Goodbye, Meredith.
Jerry: Come on Georgie. Pick a car.
Ronny: I told you he doesn't know jack about cars.
Jerry: He doesn't know jack about jack.
George: Jerry. First you say the GTO. Ronny counters with the Bel Air which never fails to make Dad say the GT 500. The cobra, the Chieftan. Then someone names a German car which invariably starts the American versus foreign debate that usually ends when one of you brings up the DeVille. And that always, always leads to the unbelievably long discussion on the merits of the '57 thunderbird. (starts yelling) So how about I just jump to the end and name the thunderbird now so that once in our lives we can stop picking cars! And my name is George!
Meredith (closing voiceover): Maybe we're not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we're thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we're thankful for the things we'll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.
Episode Title: Thanks For The Memories
"Thanks For The Memories" is a song by Frank Sinatra.
Iron Chef: Cristina says (on the phone with George)
"Burke is going all "Iron Chef" in the kitchen."
The Iron Chef
is a Japanese television program made by FujiTV. It became a cult favorite in the United States when it was picked up by the Food Network and was the basis for the show Iron Chef America
Deliverance: George says "I’m in the woods with shotguns, liquor and car talk. It’s like deliverance out here."
Deliverance is a 1972 motion picture drama starring Burt Reynolds. It tells the story of four business men on an ill-fated canoe trip in the deep backwoods of America. When two men of the team get kidnapped by two mountain men, one wielding a shotgun, the trip takes a turn for the worse.