Meredith (opening voiceover): Pain, it comes in all forms. The small twinge, a bit of soreness, the random pain that we live with everyday. Then there is the kind of pain you just can't ignore, a level of pain so great that it blocks out everything else, makes the rest of your world fade away until all we can think about is how much we hurt, how we manage our pain is up to us. We anaesthetize, ride it out, embrace it, ignore it, and for some of us the best way to manage pain is to just push through it.
Cristina: "Oh yes, I'm so very very naughty!" Bianca said as she dropped her stethoscope. "Me too!" said Crystal as she snapped on her surgical glove, and then there was Marta.
(Bailey walks past room and stares, Cristina shrugs)
Cristina: Where was I?
Cristina: Oh yes, Marta. She was the naughtiest nurse of all because she knew how...
(Alex, George and the patient are in the elevator when it stops)
Alex: Dude, we’re not moving.
George: Really, ya think?
(Izzie and Meredith jump into George’s bed while he is sleeping)
George: This is a very small bed.
Meredith: He is a brain surgeon.
Izzie: I look fantastic. I shaved my legs.
Meredith: He’s a brain surgeon how can he be so brainless?
George: Shhhh. (pats them both on the shoulder) Go to sleep.
Cristina: Don't tell anyone I did this for you. You tell anyone I did this for you, Not only will I kill you, I will sell your body parts for cash! (Henry Lamont nods) OK. So. There were these women. Nurses. Three nurses. And they were...naughty. They were really really naughty. They were three naughty nurses. Saucy, even. Saucy and bad and naughty. Three saucy bad naughty nurses. They were taking a shower. Together. Soaping each other up. And then this doctor walks in and he sees these three naughty bad nurses with these great big...
(Reading the emergency sign on the elevator out loud after it stopped)
George: "If elevator should stop do not become alarmed. Press the button marked alarm to summon assistance." If they don’t want us to be alarmed why do they call the button 'alarm'?
Meredith: You should take something.
Cristina: Drugs are for babies.
Izzie: I hate Alex.
Cristina: And the non sequitur award goes to...
Izzie: I’m sorry, but I hate Alex.
Meredith: I broke up with Derek.
Cristina: Burke wants to have a relationship.
Izzie: Boys are stupid.
(Meredith, Izzie and Cristina all turn their heads sideways to view the porn better)
Cristina: That does not look comfortable.
Meredith: Trust me, it’s not.
Meredith: You didn’t sign the divorce papers. Fine, I get it. End of discussion.
Derek: Oh... I usually just say “Meredith” and then you yell at me. I haven’t thought past that point. I actually didn’t have anything planned.
Alex: So, dude. What’s the deal with Izzie?
George: She shaved her legs for you.
George: And you didn’t kiss her goodnight.
Patient: She shaved her legs for you and you didn’t follow through?
Alex: Hey I followed through, I always follow through.
George: You didn’t last night.
Alex: Mind your own business.
George: Mind... She had expectations, women have expectations and you didn’t meet them. Hey I live with these women and every time you guys don’t meet their expectations I have to hear about it. So it is my business.
Izzie: I had a good time, thank you. It was the perfect evening, best date ever, ever.
Izzie: I especially liked the part where you treated me like crap the entire evening, That was fun.
Alex: I had a good time.
George: (to Cristina) Plus I touched a heart today, Porny.
Meredith: Okay ... here it is. Your choice, it's simple her or me. And I'm sure she's really great. But, Derek, I love you ... in a really, really big ... pretend to like your taste in music love you ... let you eat the last piece of cheesecake love you, hold a radio over my head outside your window love you, unfortunate way that makes me hate you love you. So pick me. Choose me. Love me. I'll be at Joe's tonight, so if you do decide to sign the papers ... meet me there.
Derek: Look I was married for 11 years. Addison is my family. That is 11 Thanksgivings, birthdays, and 11 Christmases and in one day I am supposed to sign a piece of paper and end my family? A person doesn’t do that, not without a little hesitation. I’m entitled to a little uncertainty here. Just a moment to understand the magnitude of what it means to cut somebody out of my life. I am entitled to at least one moment of painful doubt and a little understanding from you would be nice.
Bailey: Porn for pain management?
Meredith (closing voiceover): Pain, you just have to ride it out, hope it goes away on its own, hope the wound that caused it heals. There are no solutions, no easy answers. You just breathe deep and wait for it to subside. Most of the time pain can be managed, but sometimes the pain gets you when you least expect it, hits way below the belt and doesn't let up. Pain you just have to fight through, because the truth is you can't outrun it, and life always makes more.
Episode Title: Bring The Pain
"Bring The Pain" is the title of a song by Method Man.
Song Lyrics: Bailey says "Hey, life is short, times are hard, the road is long, with many a winding turn."
This is the first line of the song "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" by Cher, Neil Diamond, and Glen Campbell.
The Wizard of Oz: George says "We're not in Kansas any more."
This is a reference to the movie The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy says this line after she arrives in Oz.
Say Anything: Meredith says "... hold a radio over my head outside your window ..."
This is a reference to the movie Say Anything where John Cusack did the same thing to proclaim his love.