Grey's Anatomy (Season 7)
Grey's Anatomy (2005-) is a primetime television medical drama, airing on ABC, that follows Meredith Grey, a first-year surgical intern at the beginning of the drama, and her fellow interns as they struggle to become doctors.
Season 7 
With You I'm Born Again [7.1] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] Every cell in the human body regenerates on average every seven years. Like snakes, in our own way we shed our skin. Biologically we are brand new people. We may look the same, we probably do, the change isn't visible at least in most of us, but we are all changed completely forever.
- Meredith: We are not better! [pause] Cristina, a psychiatrist given several opportunities has deemed me unfit to do my job.
- Cristina: Well he'll get over it, just go back in a couple of days.
- Meredith: You are not better!
- Cristina: Well, in a couple of days I'll be better too.
- Meredith: In a couple of days you'll be married.
- Cristina: Are you trying to talk me out of this?
- Meredith: Look at me and tell me you're sure.
- Cristina: Okay, you know what? You don't get to do this. All you get to do, is help me break the tie between the lilies of the valley and the peonies. That's it.
- Meredith: No, I do get to do this. Derek is the love of my life, but you're my soulmate. I do get to do this. I mean, why can't it wait six months? Your flowers aren't going anywhere! You broke up with him because he couldn't choose you. Just why does it have to be right now?
- Cristina: I think, I think you should tell Derek about the miscarriage.
- Meredith: We are talking about you.
- Cristina: We are talking about us not being better? Then you need to tell him.
- Meredith: He's not ready. He's not okay.
- Cristina: You're not okay! You should tell him!
- Cristina: I think you're either born simple or you're born...me. I want to be the person who gets happy over finding the perfect dress. I want to be simple. Because no one holds a gun to the head of a simple girl.
- Lexie: You think that you're so bad ass because you lived. I'm the reason why you lived. And while you were dying, you were crying out for the wife who left you.
- Meredith: [voiceover] When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientists crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting them be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.
Shock to the System [7.2] 
- Meredith: They say lightning never strikes twice, but that's a myth. It doesn't happen often. Lightning usually gets it right the first time. When you're hit with 30 amps of electricity you feel it. It can make you forget who you are, can burn you, blind you, stop your heart and cause massive internal injuries. It can change your life forever.
- Meredith: [angry] Go hug yourself!
- Meredith: Cristina. Cristina!
- Cristina: I can't be in here. I can't.
- Meredith: Okay so let's go, let's get out of here.
- Cristina: I can't... I can't feel anything.
- Meredith: I know, I know. Come with me.
- Cristina: No, no, I can't move. I can't move my legs. I can't, I can't feel anything.
- Meredith: Uh, feel me hand, take my hand. Do you feel that?
- Cristina: Uhuh.
- Meredith: Okay. You're okay. We're gonna go when you're ready. Okay? So you tell me when you're ready. Okay?
- Derek: Hey I've heard about Cristina. Is she alright?
- Meredith: No, she's not alright. No one is alright. That idiot is clearing everyone for surgery like they're fine and they're not fine.
- Derek: Stop, stop it, I need to talk to you.
- Meredith: Just leave it alone Derek, it was one night in jail, you drive too fast, just forget about it!
- Derek: I don't wanna talk about that, don't worry about that.
- Meredith: (teary eyed) Don't worry about it? All I do is worry. All the time, I spend every minute of every day worrying that I'm gonna get a phone-call that you've wrapped your car around a pole. That's why I left you in jail. So that just for a little while I would know that you weren't dying like you were dying on that table. That's what I think about every time you pull out of the driveway.
- Derek: I'm right here. I'm okay. We're okay.
- Meredith: I was pregnant. That day, I was pregnant, and I lost it.
- Derek: I... (pause) You didn't say anything. I could've helped you.
- Meredith: If you wanna help me, your driving is something you can control. Just do that. Just do that. (They kiss and hug)
- Meredith: [voiceover] Lightning doesn’t often strike twice. It’s a once in a lifetime thing. Even if it feels like the shock is coming over and over again. Eventually the pain will go away, the shock will wear off. And you start to heal yourself. To recover from something you never saw coming. But, sometimes the odds are in your favor. If you’re in just the right place at just the right time you can take a helluva hit. And still have a shot at surviving
Superfreak [7.3] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] Most surgeons grew up being freaks. While other kids played outside, we hold up in our rooms, memorizing the periodic table, hovering for hour over our genuine microscopes, dissecting our first frogs. Imagine how surprised and relieved we were when we grew up and found out that others out there are just as freaky as we were. Same microscopes, same dead frogs, same inexplicable urge to take human beings apart.
- Meredith: I think they're talking about you. It's going to be okay. They can't kick you out of the program for being traumatized.
- Cristina: I don't care what they do.
- Derek: Dr. Yang you're with me.
- Meredith: What, no, I'm with you?
- Derek: You have someone else. We're walking Dr. Yang.
- Derek: We were in the back of the store. Dad has just given you two pennies. And you always hid them behind the counter in this big crack in the floorboards. You said you're saving them so you could buy a town. And then the two guys came in, we could hear them talking but we weren't paying attention until dad yelled. And you looked up. They had already pulled the gun, and they had already taken the money… And now they wanted the watch that mom gave him. He wouldn't give it up. It was a gunshot, you lunched forward…
- Amelia: I remember, I was trying to get to him but… I couldn't move.
- Derek: Because I was holding you so tight that you couldn't budge. Put one hand over your mouth so you wouldn't scream and wrapped the other one around you and just held on for your life. Prayed to God that you would be quiet and wouldn't say anything. You were so little. I think that's what I've always wanted all this year, you just to stay… little and quiet and safe. But you're not any of those things. You're loud and fearless and that scared the crap out of me. How am I supposed to call you and tell you that I've been shot? I can't tell you about my pain. I don't want you to know that the pain exists. (he hugs her)
- April: I'm a virgin. That doesn't make it drinks conversation. We all have stuff we don't talk about.
- Meredith: Oh April. I'm liking you more and more.
- April: Thank you.
- Meredith: [voiceover] Nobody chooses to be a freak. Most people don't even realize they're freak until it's too late to change it. But no matter how much of a freak you end up being, chances are there's still someone out there for you. Unless of course they've already moved on. Because when it comes to love, even freaks can't wait forever.
Can't Fight Biology [7.4] 
- Meredith: Biology determines much of the way we live. From the moment we're born we know how to breathe and eat. As we grow older, new instincts kick in. We become territorial, we seek shelter… And most important of all, we reproduce. Sometimes biology can turn on us though. Yeah, biology sucks sometimes.
- Meredith: I need you to take my blood.
- Cristina: For what?
- Meredith: So I can get tested for the Alzheimer's gene. I mean it's time I know one way or the other. I have a hostile uterus. What's a little Alzheimer's too?
- Cristina: Alright. This is a lot bigger than a baby step.
- Meredith: Just do it before I change my mind.
- Cristina: Okay.
- Arizona: Mark stares at my boobs when we talk. He starts at my face, but then somewhere along the way, he gets distracted and ends up on my boobs. I love guys - I love them. But I've tried my whole life to avoid the boob-staring guy. Biology even helped me by making me gay. But now, my girlfriend's best friend is that guy. And I don't think that I need to apologize for the fact that the only person I want staring at my boobs is you.
- Callie: Boobs... really, you're making this about boobs?
- Arizona: He stares at them.
- Callie: 'Cos they're good boobs!
- Derek: I love you and you love me. And whatever happens, I don't care. I don't want to know. I mean it. I don't want to know.
- Meredith: The lab already has my blood, so..
- Derek: Here's what we're gonna do. No more doctors, no more labs. You and I, we have a lot of sex. Maybe we'll make a baby, maybe not. Maybe you get Alzheimer's, maybe not. Just screw the odds, screw science. Let's just live. Whatever happens. Happens. Me and you. Okay?
- Meredith: Okay.
- Derek: Okay.
- Meredith: [voiceover] Biology says that we are who we are from birth. That our DNA is set in stone. Unchangeable. Our DNA doesn't account for all of us though. Life changes us. We develop new trades. Become less territorial. We stop competing. We learn from our mistakes. We face our greatest fears. For better or worse. We find ways to change our biology. The risk, of course is that we can change to much, to the point we don't recognize ourselves. Finding a way back can be difficult. There is no compass, no map. We just have to close our eyes, take a step and hope to God we'll get there.
Almost Grown [7.5] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] They train doctors slowly. They watch us practice on frogs, and pigs, and dead people, and then live people. They drill us relentlessly. They raise us like children. And eventually, they take a cold, hard boot, and they kick us out of the nest.
- Owen: I like the dark new scrubs on you. You look good. Are you okay?
- Cristina: My patient deserves a doctor.
- Owen: You don't have to cut, no one's asked you to...
- Cristina: I know what's being asked of me and I'm doing it.
- Lexie: Did you just stop that bleeder?
- Meredith: Uh-huh.
- Lexie: How did you even know to do that?
- Derek: Okay. Sorry I'm late.
- Meredith: That's okay. Lexie made a good call. I've got it under control.
- Derek: What do we got?
- Meredith: Let me finish, Derek. I got this.
- Derek: Yes, you do.
- Derek: I'm gonna find a cure for Alzheimer's.
- Chief: The cure for Alzheimer's... With $1 million?
- Derek: With $1 million. It's a start.
- Chief: You're talking about a clinical trial, A clinical-surgical trial?
- Derek: Yes.
- Chief: Start-up costs alone, never mind the f.D.A., Derek, it's...
- Derek: Today I watched Meredith perform an emergency craniotomy by herself. She was perfect. She's got her mother's talent. She's got her mother's looks, Richard. What if she has her mother's disease? Ellis was young when it started. Every time Meredith forgets her keys or asks what day of the week it is, I... When that $1 million runs out, investors are gonna throw money my way for the same reason I am gonna throw everything I got at this trial - because their dad has it or their wife. Breakthroughs don't happen because of the medicine. Real breakthroughs happen because someone is scared to death to stop trying.
- Meredith: [voiceover] We all want to grow up. We're desperate to get there, to grab all the opportunities we can... to live. We're so busy trying to get out of that nest... We don't think about the fact that it's going to be cold out there... really freakin' cold. Because growing up sometimes means leaving people behind. And by the time we stand on our own two feet... we're standing there alone.
These Arms Of Mine [7.6] 
- Derek: Doctor Yang and my wife sometimes have sleepovers, in my bed, with me in it.
- Cristina: Being a hero has its price.
That's Me Trying [7.7] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] Question: When was the last time a complete stranger took off her clothes in front of you, pointed to a big purple splotch on her back, and asked, "What the hell is this thing?" If you're a normal person, the answer is hopefully "never". If you're a doctor, the answer is probably about five minutes ago. People expect doctors to have all of the answers. The truth is we love to think that we have all of the answers too. Basically doctors are know-it-alls until something comes along that reminds us we're not.
- Callie Okay. Fine. I don't want to go to Africa. But I do wanna be with you. Okay? So, I'm really trying it. We'll miss our plane, let's go. Oh my god! Okay, you wanna fight? The flight is eighteen hours, we can fight on the plane.
- Arizona You're ruining this for me. And I don't wanna do this.
- Callie: What? What does that mean? What, you suddenly don't wanna go?
- Arizona: I - I don't wanna go to Africa with you.
- Callie: Arizona. No, okay? No.
- Arizona: I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
- Callie: You're sorry, you're sorry? It's three years.
- Arizona: I'm gonna miss my plane. You take care of yourself.
- Callie: No. No! Please. Please I can - we can do this, we can figure this out.
- Arizona: You stay here and be happy. And I'll go there and be happy.
- Callie: If you get on that plane, if you go without me, we are done. Do you hear me? We are over.
- Arizona: We're standing in the middle of an airport, screaming at each other. We are already over.
- Meredith: [voiceover] We're all looking for answers in medicine, in life, in everything. Sometimes the answers we're looking for have been hiding just below the surface. Other times we find answers when we didn't even realize we were asking the question. Sometimes the answers can catch us completely by surprise. And sometimes, even when we find the answer we've been looking for, we're still left with a whole hell of a lot of questions.
Something's Gotta Give [7.8] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] The human body is a highly pressurized system the blood pressure measures the force of blood pulsating through the arteries. It's important to keep this pressure regulated low or inadequate pressure can cause weakness or failure. It's when the pressure gets too high that problems really occur. If the pressure continues to increase, a closer examination is called for because it's the best indicator that something is going terribly wrong.
- Meredith: [voiceover] Every pressurized system needs a relief valve, there has to be a way to reduce the stress, the tension before it becomes too much to bear. There has to be a way to find relief because if the pressure doesn't find a way out it'll make one. It will explode. It's the pressure we put on ourselves that's the hardest to bear. The pressure to be better than we are. The pressure to be better than we think we can be. It never ever lets up. It just builds and builds and builds. We never know.
Slow Night, So Long [7.9] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] We doctors, take pride in the fact that we can basically sleep standing up. Anytime, anywhere. But it's a false pride because the truth is, after about 20 hours without sleep, you might as well just come to work drunk, doctor, or not. So, it's no wonder that fatal medical errors increase at night. When we doctors are, proudly, sleeping on our feet. Recently, our communal pride has been shattered, and our egos have been wounded by new laws that require that we sleep all day before we work all night. We're not happy about it. But as someone who might one day need medical care, you really should be.
- Meredith: Remember when the chief said only two of us would make it?
- Alex and Meredith: I thought it would be me and Cristina.
- Avery: Nice face.
- Alex: At least I can do surgery. How's that hand?
- Avery: It'd be better if you hadn't run your face into it.
- Derek: [about Cristina] If she's going to act like a stripper, I'm going to act like a bouncer.
- Meredith: [voiceover] Under the cover of darkness, people do things they'd never do under the harsh glare of day. Decisions feel wiser, people feel bolder. But when the sun rises, you have to take responsibility for what you did in the dark and face yourself under the cold, harsh light of day.
Adrift and at Peace [7.10] 
Meredith [voiceover] The first 24 hours after surgery are critical. Every breath you take, every fluid you make, is meticulously reported and analyzed. Celebrated or mourned. But what about the next 24 hours? What happens with that first day turns to two and weeks turn into months? What happens when the immediate danger has passed, when the machines are disconnected and the teams of doctors and nurses are gone? Surgery is when you get saved, but post-op, after surgery, is when you heal. But, what if you don't?
- Callie: I am stubbornly choosing to believe that not all people are evil and bad and leave me at airports.
- Callie: [hears a knock at the door] Mark, did you forget your keys? [opens the door and sees it's Arizona]
- Arizona: O.K., so picture this, I'm in Africa and everything's great and the people are so nice and the clinic is amazing and I'm doing work that actually feels important, like I can actually see that I'm making a difference but I'm crying, like constantly, and then this guy that I work with at the clinic, he finally asks me what's wrong and I say that I miss my girlfriend, like I really miss her and so he asks me if I want to go back and that if they could replace me and then I open my mouth to say 'no' but what comes out really instead is 'yes'. And so they did and then I came back. You look really pretty.
- Callie: [closes the door in Arizona's face]
- Owen: Do you want to know what I think? I think you are reckless. I think you are reckless with your own life and today you were reckless with a patient's life. I don't care who you are. I don't want that in my OR, and I don't want that around my wife who is struggling just to hold on.
- Meredith: Your wife is struggling just to hold on because you married her and let it be OK for her to completely fall apart.
- Owen: You are fearless, and I don't mean that in a good way. Most people don't tell the guy with the gun to shoot them. Most people are like Cristina. Most people are afraid. So what she needs isn't what you need. She isn't you, Meredith.
- Teddy: I have great medical insurance.
- Henry: Way to kick a guy when he's down.
- Teddy: I'm... I'm saying... I'm saying that I'll marry you.
- Henry: Uh, that's a really generous offer, but I can't.
- Teddy: I'm a doctor. I took an oath, and I can't leave you now anymore than I could leave you bleeding out in the street.
- Henry: You are gonna regret it deeply in the morning.
- Teddy: You are dying.
- Meredith: [voiceover] The goal of any surgery is total recovery - to come out better than you were before. Some patients heal quickly and feel immediate relief. For others the healing happens gradually, and it's not until months or even years later that you realize you don't hurt anymore. So the challenge after any surgery is to be patient. But if you can make it through the first weeks and months, if you believe that healing is possible, then you can get your life back. But that's a big if.
Disarm [7.11] 
- Meredith [voiceover] To a degree, medicine is a science...but I would argue that it's also an art. The doctors who see medicine as a science only, you don't want them by your side when you're bleeding won't stop or when your child is screaming in pain. The clinicians go by the book. The artists follow their guts. The artists feel your pain and they go to extremes to make it stop. Extreme measures. That's where science ends and art begins.
- Meredith: I'm too mad to even look at you.
- Derek: Then roll over.
- Arizona: I am so deeply, deeply, deeply sorry for hurting you so much. I am so sorry because I'm so in love with you, and I will spend the rest of my life telling you that. I'll apologize to you every day if that's what you need, but, please, please don't walk away again. I came across the world to be with you. I love you. Please.
- Callie: You had to fly across the world to get to me Arizona because you flew a whole world away without ever looking back. You just left. And this might be news to you — no, I think it kinda is — but you're not the only one in this relationship. There are two of us, and you came back today but I didn't.
- Cristina: Do you wanna get a drink?
- Meredith: Yeah, I do. I mean, not a real drink actually, because I'm trying to get pregnant and supposedly alcohol will make my baby have three heads and sixteen toes.
- Cristina: Umm, wanna get some crack cocaine?
- Meredith [voiceover] Surgery is extreme. We cut into your body, take out pieces, and put what's left back together. Good thing life doesn't come with a scalpel because if it did, when things started to hurt, we would just cut and cut and cut. The thing is what we take away with a scalpel we can't ever get back. So, like a said, good thing.
Start Me Up [7.12] 
- Meredith [voiceover] People are really romantic about the beginnings of things. Fresh start, clean slate, a world of possibility. But no matter what new adventure you're embarking on, you're still you. You bring you into every new beginning in your life. So how different can it possibly be?
- Arizona: Well, now I'm your subletter. Hooray?
- Callie: My lack of interest in seeing you is not a strategy. I'm not playing hard to get. I don't want to see you because I turned my life upside down for you and you walked away because for a week I was cranky. You're untrustworthy, so I don't want to see you. You're self-centered, so I don't want to see you. I am a hundred percent certain that if I let you back in my life again you will hurt me again, so I don't want to see you. This isn't a ploy. I'm not pouting. I don't want you in my life. Get your crap out of my apartment.
- Cristina: It's like court-ordered community service.
- Meredith: I'd rather be picking up trash off the side of the highway.
- Arizona: I bail. Okay, when things get hard I... I walk away, maybe it's because I grew up an army brat and we moved every 18 months. Maybe I never learned to commit, but I'm here now, and I'm staying because I'm gonna fight to make sure you know that I'm commited to this thing. I'm not perfect but neither are you, and you... you wanna talk about faults? How about not being able to forgive? At some point your gonna have to forgive me, and it may as well be now because I am in love with you Calliope and you are in love with me and all I'm asking for is one more chance.
- Callie: You want another chance?
- Arizona: Yes. More than anything, I want another chance.
- Callie: Today I found out that I'm pregnant. With Mark's baby. How about now?
- Meredith [voiceover] It's all anybody wants, right? Clean slate, a new beginning. Like that's gonna be any easier. Ask the guy pushing the boulder up the hill. Nothing is easy about starting over. Nothing at all.
Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go) [7.13] 
- Meredith [voiceover] Doctors practice deception all the time. We give vague answers to hard questions. We don't talk about post-op pain. We say you'll experience some discomfort. If you didn't die, we tell you that surgery went well. But the placebo has to be the doctor's greatest deception. Half of our patients we tell the truth, the other half, we pray that the placebo effect is real. And we tell ourselves that they'll feel better anyhow. Believing help is on the way, when in fact, we're leaving them to die.
- Derek: How can Meredith and I try for months and not have any luck and you look at someone and a baby appears.
- Mark: Sloans are unusually fertile.
- Arizona: [to Callie] Shut up. Just shut up. You don't get to tell me that we're not together. We are together. Because I love you and you love me, and none of the rest of it matters. We are together. And if you ever sleep with anyone else again, man or woman, I will kick the crap out of you. Now you sit your ass back down there because that's my baby in there. I don't want anything happening to my baby.
- Callie: [smiling] Your baby, huh?
- Arizona: [smiles back] Our baby.
- Alex: [to Derek] You need to get over this thing where you're just thinking of her as your wife, because your wife is the only person twisted enough to handle this crap.
- Meredith [voiceover] Doctors practice deception every day. On our patients, on their families… But the worst deception we practice is on ourselves. Which is why sometimes it takes us a while to realize that the truth has been in front of us the whole time.
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [7.14] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] One of the hardest lessons as a doctor is learning to prioritize. We're trained to do all we can to save life and limb, but, if cutting off a limb, means saving a life, we learn to do it without hesitation. It's not an easy lesson to learn, and it always comes down to one question, "what are the stakes?" What do we stand to gain or lose? At the end of the day, we're just gamblers trying not to bet the farm.
- Callie: [while trying to set a hip dislocation] It is his body! Okay? You don't get to say what he can and can't do with it! He is a person! He gets to make his own damn choices! I AM GOING THROUGH THE WORST CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL OF MY LIFE BECAUSE SOMEONE THINKS THAT BEING PREGNANT MEANS THAT I'M NO LONGER OF SOUND FRICKIN' MIND!
- April: You're pregnant?!
- Callie: Shut up! I'm not endangering my baby, I just-I just want one damn cup of coffee!
- Owen: Oookaaay...Kepner, go get Dr. Torres a cup of coffee.
- April: Okay.
- Callie: [grunting]
- Owen: [to April] RUN!
- Callie:[to Owen, panting] Thank you.
- Owen: Congratula-
- Callie:[exasperated] Oh whatever just come around here and help me with his hip!
- Callie: [to Arizona and Mark] Here's the thing. I get that everything is going to be different now, and uh, that's why I'm gonna eat that chicken...even though the only thing I want right now is a peanut butter sandwich.
- Callie: Oh, I'm not done. If we're gonna do this whole everybody gets a vote thing, there's gonna be a new system. We'll still each get one vote, but also, the baby gets a vote. As I house the baby, I'll be speaking for him/her. And, since I'll be pushing this baby out of a very small hole in my body, I'll also get an extra special vagina vote! So, that's uh, three votes for us, two votes for you guys, oh! We get the final say! Now, I'll be using my many votes to say that once a day, I will have one cup of regular coffee every day which is perfectly fine according to the studies that I've read at least until I begin breastfeeding. Now, anybody wanna argue with my extra special vagina vote?
- Mark: No thank you.
- Arizona:[spoken in unison with Mark] No...
- Callie: Great. [silence] Oh. We also vote that Mark gives me a foot rub.
- Meredith: [voiceover] Surgery is a high stakes game. But no matter how high the stakes, sooner or later, you're just going to have to go with your gut, and, maybe just maybe, that'll take you right where you were meant to be in the first place.
Golden Hour [7.15] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] How much can you actually accomplish in an hour? Run an errand maybe, sit in traffic, get an oil change. When you think about it an hour isn't very long. Sixty minutes. Thirty-six hundred seconds. That's it. In medicine, though, an hour is often everything. We call it the golden hour. That magical window of time that can determine whether a patient lives or dies.
- Meredith: [voiceover] An hour, one hour, can change everything forever. An hour can save your life. An hour can change your life. Sometimes an hour is a gift we give ourselves. For some, an hour can mean almost nothing. For others, an hour makes all the difference in the world. But in the end, it's still just an hour. One of many. Many more to come. Sixty minutes. Thirty-six hundred seconds. That's it. Then it starts all over again. And who knows what the next hour might hold.
Not Responsible [7.16] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] Everyone figures doctors are the most responsible people they know. They hold lives in their hands. They're not flakes. They don't lose track of important details or make stunningly bad judgment calls. 'Cause that would be bad, right?
- Callie: The fate of my vagina is in her hands.
- Lexie: It always feels like there is just one person in this world to love. And then you find somebody else, and it just seems crazy you ever worried in the first place.
- Meredith: [voiceover] We are responsible with our patients. The problem is we blow it all out at work. In our own lives, we can't think things through. We don't make the sound choice. We did that all day at the hospital. When it comes to ourselves, we've got nothing left. And is it worth it—being responsible? Because if you take your vitamins and pay your taxes and never cut the line, the universe still gives you people to love and then lets them slip through your fingers like water, and then what have you got? Vitamins and nothing.
Song Beneath The Song [7.18] 
- Callie: [voiceover] The brain is the human body's most mysterious organ. It learns. It changes. It adapts. It tells us what we see. What we hear. It lets us feel love. I think it holds our soul. But no matter how much research we do, no one can really say how all that delicate gray matter inside our skull works. And when it's hurt, when the human brain is traumatized, well... that's when it gets even more mysterious.
- Meredith: Yesterday at that baby shower, I was jealous of Callie because she got pregnant without trying. And we tried. I get shots, I take my temperature, I put my legs in the air, and nothing. The universe says screw you Meredith and gives Callie a kid and then puts Callie through a windshield. I mean what the hell is going on? What's the point?
White Wedding [7.20] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] Germs, disease, toxins, our bodies encounter dangers all the time, just beneath the surface, hidden. Whether you realize it or not, your body is constantly protecting itself. Every time you blink your eye, you wash away thousands of unwanted microbes. Too much pollen and you sneeze. The body knows when it's encountered something that doesn't belong. The body detects the invader, it releases its white blood cells, and it attacks.
- Callie: I know why they sent you in here it doesn't matter what you say the wedding's still off. My mom's right. It's a joke. It's not a wedding. And it's not happening. [Bailey sighs] I can't have a priest, I no longer have a minister, I'm not being given away by my dad, the wedding isn't legal, what's the point? This isn't a wedding! It's not even in a church! It's nothing it's just-it's just a couple of girls playing dress up. It's not real.
- Bailey:If you are willing to stand up in front of your friends, and family, and God, and commit yourself to another human being, to, to give of yourself in that kind of a partnership, for better or worse, in sickness and health, honey, that is a marriage. That is real. And that's all that matters. Besides, girl, I got legally married. To a man! In a church! Look how well that turned out. [laughs hysterically]
- Mark: Robbins? Babysitter's here. Sofia's asleep. I look great by the way. Let's go! [Arizona comes out of the bathroom, hair still wet] Robbins...you okay?
- Arizona: [shakes head sadly] When I came out to my brother, he asked me if that meant that I was going to marry a chick. And when I said yes, he got this big smile, and he said "I'm gonna dance so hard at your wedding." [Laughs sadly] My dreams are coming true. Dreams I didn't even know that I had. But my brother's not here. He's missing it. And I know that I'm late, I know that, I know that, but why do you think that my dad scheduled every minute of every day? I mean, every minute is accounted for and there's no time to slow down and just..[crying] I just...I need a minute to miss my brother.
- Meredith: [voiceover] Just when we think we've figured things out, the universe throws us a curve ball. So we have to improvise, we find happiness in unexpected places, we find our way back to the things that matter the most. The universe is funny that way, sometimes it just has a way of making sure we wind up exactly where we belong.
I Will Survive [7.21] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] "Adapt or die." As many times as we've heard it, the lesson doesn't get easier. Problem is, we're human. We want more than just to survive. We want love. We want success. So we fight like hell to get those things. Anything else feels like death.
Unaccompanied Minor [7.22] 
- Meredith: [voiceover] I always said I'd be happier alone. I'd have my work, my friends - but someone in your life all the time? More trouble than it's worth. Apparently, I got over it.
- Meredith: [voiceover] There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone. Because what if you learn that you need love and then you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.
- Meredith Grey - Ellen Pompeo (1-8)
- Alex Karev - Justin Chambers (1-8)
- Cristina Yang - Sandra Oh (1-8)
- Miranda Bailey - Chandra Wilson (1-8)
- Richard Webber - James Pickens (1-8)
- Derek Shepherd - Patrick Dempsey (1-8)
- Mark Sloan - Eric Dane (2-8)
- Callie Torres - w:Sara Ramírez (2-8)
- Lexie Grey - Chyler Leigh (3-8)
- Owen Hunt - Kevin McKidd (5-8)
- Arizona Robbins - Jessica Capshaw (5-8)
- Teddy Altman - Kim Raver (6-8)
- Jackson Avery - Jesse Williams (6-8)
- April Kepner - Sarah Drew (6-8)