2nd half of episode 2, season 1. Comments and corrections welcome; not mine not mine.
Cut to Meredith and Cristina in the lobby.
Cristina: What’re you doing down here?
Meredith: Just sitting here with my penis. What about you?
Cristina: Hiding from Alex.
Meredith: I kissed Derek.
Cristina: You kissed Derek.
Meredith: In the elevator.
Cristina: Oh, you kissed him in the elevator.
Meredith: I was having a bad day. I am having a bad day.
Cristina: Oh, so this is what you do on your bad days. Make out with Dr. McDreamy. (they get up to leave)
Meredith: Well, that, and you know, carrying around a penis just makes everything seem so shiny and happy.
Cristina: Mmm. George said Alison was wearing your shoes.
Meredith: Yeah. It’s weird, right?
Cristina: It’s weird that you care.
Meredith: I think it’s weird.
They hear a car swerve and, looking through the glass at what we can’t see, rush outside.
A man is staggering out of his car, his clothes soaked in blood, mainly around his crotch.. He collapses. In seconds there are doctors and nurses checking him. Cut to Meredith calling security and then pulling the man’s bed with other hospital staff.
Bailey: So, what’ve we got?
Meredith: Take a look.
Bailey: What? (looks) All right, let’s get him into OR 1. Meredith, you call the chief and let him know we got the rapist.
Cut to Meredith and Cristina, masks on, in the OR.
Meredith: I saw Alison, you can’t believe the beating that she took. And then to see this…
Cristina: It’s like that old saying, you should see the other guy.
Bailey: Why are we not attempting to reattach the severed penis?
Cristina: Teeth don’t slice, they tear, you can only reattach with a clean cut. If she wanted to slice him off with a knife…
Meredith: Besides, the digestive juices didn’t leave much of the flesh to work with.
Bailey: Right, so what do we do?
Cristina: Sew him up minus a large part of the family jewels.
Bailey: And his outlook?
Meredith: He’ll be urinating out of a bag for a very, very long time.
Cristina: Not to mention he’ll never be able to have sex again.
Meredith: Oh, too bad.
Bailey: Let’s all take a moment to grieve. Clamp.
Cut to Webber coming out of an OR.
Webber: We got the rapist. He stumbled right into the hospital.
Burke: Yeah, I heard.
Webber: Listen, Burke…
Webber: You really want to know?
Burke: I want to know when you stopped thinking of me as your number one. Richard, I do more in this hospital than any other surgeon.
Webber: You do only exactly as much as is necessary. You never take an extra step, you never give an extra minute. You’re comfortable. And arrogant, and it doesn’t impress me. You want to be chief, earn it. (leaves)
Burke sighs. He sees Meredith, she’s wheeling a patient around. He walks off.
Cut to Alison. She’s unconscious, Derek is watching her. He slumps into a chair.
Cut to Izzie and the Chinese woman. Izzie’s done.
Izzie: I’m sorry. I have patients lined up, I don’t have time, I don’t understand you. I’m sorry. (sighs)
The Chinese woman finally nods, says something that sounds final, and leaves.
Alex: My head hurts.
Cristina: Maybe it’s a tumour.
Alex: Yeah, you wish I had a tumour.
Cristina: Look, I’d rip your face off if it meant I got to scrub in.
Izzie walks in.
Izzie: I have been suturing all day. My hands are numb.
George: At least you’re helping people.
Alex: At least you get to practice freaking medicine.
Izzie: I had to send one Chinese lady away. She was like, camped out down there.
Cristina: Oh, poor Izzie, turning away patients, boo-hoo.
Meredith: So the police say that they can’t send down the crack crime scene guy for hours. So I have to spend the night with a penis. Alex, don’t say it.
Alex: Ahh, it was too easy anyway.
George: Who here feels like they have no idea what they’re doing?
Everyone raises their hands, except Alex.
George: I mean, are we supposed to be learning something, because I don’t feel like I’m learning anything.
Izzie: Except how not to sleep.
Cristina: It’s like there’s this wall, and the attendings and the residents are over there, being surgeons, and we’re over here, being…
Meredith: Suturing, code running, lab delivering penis-minders.
Alex: I hate being an intern.
Bailey comes in and looks expectant. They get up and leave. She sits down and starts eating someone’s chips.
Meredith is back near the babies. She sees the parents of the boy she’s worried about.
Meredith: Is he yours?
Mother: (smiling) Yeah.
Meredith: He’s adorable.
We see the paeds intern checking on him. She looks up and sees Meredith talking more seriously to the parents.
Paeds Intern: Oh, please. (comes out to them) You are so out of line.
Father: She says the murmur might not be benign.
Meredith: I think we should do an echo, to check.
Paeds Intern: This is your career. (goes back to get her resident)
Meredith: There really is no reason to get alarmed.
Paeds intern returns with her resident.
Resident: What’s the problem?
Mother: If our baby is sick, we want him treated. Now.
Resident: Who said your baby was sick?
Paeds Intern: Her, the surgical intern who has no business on our service.
Resident: Who authorised you being here?
Meredith: I was just, actually – (Burke comes up behind her)
Burke: I did. Could you excuse us for a second? (takes the resident aside)
Resident: Dr Burke.
Burke: Are you messing with my intern, Dr. Kerr?
Kerr: No, sir.
Burke: Give me the chart.
Paeds Intern: There’s nothing wrong with him, I checked.
Burke: Are you sure?
Paeds Intern: Yes.
Burke: You can guarantee that he is fine, you are 100% sure.
Intern looks hesitant.
Kerr: How sure are you?
Paeds Intern: I don’t know, 75%.
Burke: Not good enough. He’s my patient now. That okay with you, Dr. K?
Paeds Intern: (quietly and indignantly to her resident) He can take our patient?
Kerr: He’s an attending.
Burke: Which means I can do whatever I want. (returns to parents) Mr and Mrs Johnson, I’m Dr. Burke, head of cardio, we’re going to run some tests and give you an answer within the hour. Grey, (to parents) excuse me, (leaves with Meredith) I want an EKG, a chest x-ray, and an ECHO. I don’t have all day.
Meredith: You’re a busy man.
Burke: I’m a busy man.
They walk off, past Izzie.
Izzie: (to secretary) Anybody else?
Izzie: Good. I need a bed. (sees the Chinese woman leaving) Ms. Lu?
Izzie follows the woman outside. It’s nighttime, and pouring rain. She stops before going into the rain.
Izzie: Ms Lu! Ms Lu, wait, Ms Lu! (Ms Lu beckons) What is it?
Izzie follows her across the street. Inside a junkyard, Ms Lu is talking to a girl, who’s clutching a rag to her forehead. Ms Lu sees that Izzie’s come over, and the girl shows Izzie her forehead.
Izzie: Oh my god.
She’s got some kind of cut, and there’s dried blood all over her forehead. Izzie comes over to take a closer look.
Izzie: It’s okay. It’s okay. (to Ms Lu) I’ll help.
A few minutes later, Izzie is examining it with a penlight.
Izzie: It’s deep. I need to clean it out…(she makes hand motions, trying to get the message across).
Girl: Machine, it broke in the factory, it fall.
Izzie: You speak English. Just, if you could come inside…(takes girl’s arm)
Girl: No, no, no, no inside, no, no, jail.
Mrs Lu is getting worried, but Izzie is undeterred.
Izzie: Jail? She came inside…
Girl: She green card! Me, no.
Izzie: You’re illegal. That’s okay, we don’t have to tell them that, I just need to get you inside, I have to sew that up.
Girl: No, no inside. No inside.
Izzie: Please. I promise, I promise you won’t go to jail. You just – it’s raining, please, come inside.
The girl and Ms Lu get upset and start speaking their native language, getting up to leave.
Izzie: Okay! Okay. Okay. Not inside.
They sit back down.
Izzie: Okay, wait here. Wait. I’ll come back. I’ll be back.
Cut to Meredith walking down a hallway. She sees Burke.
Burke: It’s a birth defect. Tetrology affirmed lower pulmonary artresia. You were right. I’m booking the OR for tomorrow.
Meredith: Thank you for backing me up on this.
Burke: Whoa, whoa, wait, whoa. You were right. But if you ever pull a stunt like that again…going to the parents behind a doctor’s back? Trying to steal a patient from another service? I will make your residency year hell on earth.
We see him leave to speak to the parents. Meredith looks happy. Cut to George and the code team. Cut to Cristina getting hugged, then walking with Alex, then cut to Izzie stuffing her pockets with medical supplies, then Derek doing paperwork, checking on and sitting with Alison. Cut to Izzie leaving the supplies room, cut to George saying ‘damnit’ as they lose another patient, and walking out, cut back to Izzie, now dabbing at the girl’s cut.
Izzie: Okay. You’re all sewn up. That’s pretty good; I could’ve done a better job if I had more light. You might have a scar.
Girl: Is good.
Izzie: You’re going to need to come back, in five days. Okay? I’m going to need to check the wound and remove the stitches. Okay? Here’s my pager number, on this card, right here, okay? We’ll meet, right back here, okay? You have to come back, but you can’t tell anybody that I helped you outside of the hospital or I might lose my job. Understand?
Girl: Yes. Come back, and don’t tell.
Izzie: (smiling) Yes. Okay, that’s it, I’m done. You can go. I’ll see you in five days.
Girl: Yes, see you.
They walk off, Izzie packs up. The older woman comes back and takes Izzie’s hand, still speaking her own language but obviously thanking her.
Izzie: Thank you.
Back inside the hospital, Burke has come over to Bailey.
Burke: Do you think I’m too competent?
Burke: Don’t lie.
Bailey: You are my boss.
Burke: All right then, anything you say in the next thirty seconds is free, starting now.
Bailey: I think you’re cocky, arrogant, bossy and pushy, you also have a god complex, you never think about anybody but your damn self –
Burke: But I –
Bailey: But what? I still have 22 more seconds, I am not done.
Burke raises his eyebrows, looking sorry he asked but thoughtful.
Cut to locker room.
Cristina: I need a drink, a man or a massage. Or a drunken massage by a man. What’s wrong with you?
George: Lost five patients on the code team today. I feel like the angel of death.
Cristina: George, 95% of all code patients can’t be revived. Most of them are seriously dead before you even get there.
George: What?! (sounding upset) Why didn’t you tell me that when I was going on and on about how great it was going to be?
Cristina: Because. You’re George, and I’m Cristina. (leaves)
Paeds Intern: His heart surgery is scheduled for the morning. I really did think I was right, you know.
Meredith: I know. We almost never are. We’re interns. We’re not supposed to be right. And when we are, it’s completely shocking.
Paeds Intern: Are you – I mean, being an intern, do you feel…
Meredith: Terrified. 100% of the time.
Paeds Intern: Good, it’s not just me.
Cut to Meredith going to see Alison. Derek’s still there.
Meredith: How is she?
Derek: No change.
Meredith: Have you been here all night?
Derek: Mm-hmm. Yup. You know I have four sisters? Very girly, tons of kids. If I was in a coma, they’d all be here. I’d want them here. Having no one? Can’t imagine that.
Meredith: I can.
Derek: What’re you talking about, what about your mother? She’d be in here ordering all the surgeons around. She’d fly these cowboys in from
Meredith: That’s true. I do have my mother.
Derek: So we’re kissing but we’re not dating?
Meredith: I knew that was going to come up.
Derek: Don’t get me wrong, I like the kissing. I’m all for the kissing. More kissing, I say.
Meredith: I have no idea what that was about.
Derek: Is it going to happen again? Because if it is, I need to bring breath mints. Put a condom in my wallet.
Meredith: Shut up now. (Derek laughs) There was this baby up in the nursery. He’s brand new. No one’s neglected him or damaged him yet. How do we get from there to here? She’s wearing my shoes and someone’s beat the crap out of her, and she’s got nobody.
Beeping. Alison’s in trouble. Meredith hits an alarm on the wall.
Derek: Her ICP’s double, get OR! Put her in for a craniotomy.
Fadeout to later. Meredith’s leaning against the wall, Derek walks past, turns back to her.
Derek: Hey. I, uh, I had to leave her skull flap off, till the pressure in her brain goes down.
Meredith: She’s not going to make it, is she?
Derek: She’s going to be fine.
Meredith: If she ever wakes up.
Derek: (nodding) If she ever wakes up.
Cut to later on.
Derek: Dr Burke! I’m off at six, you want to get that drink we talked about?
Burke: No, I don’t think so.
Derek: Well, what about tomorrow night?
Burke: Shepherd, you should know that Richard promised chief to both of us. (Derek doesn’t really react) But you knew that already.
Derek: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Burke: Mm. You’re not the enemy, you’re just the competition.
They walk off. Cut to Meredith signing for the penis.
Older woman: So here is where you put the signature, down here, the initials.
Meredith: Mmm. Okay.
Webber: It…just says that the, um…the…
Older woman: Penis.
Webber: (laughing) I’m a doctor, it shouldn’t be weird to say this, but I used to change her diapers…
Meredith: I get it.
Webber: It just says that it was never out of sight.
Meredith: There you go. One penis.
Webber: Officer. (police officer takes it and they go)
Cut to OR for the baby.
Burke: We’ll be using a medium approach for a trans-ventricular repair with a right ventriculostomy. Let’s open him up. Grey!
Meredith: Yes, sir?
Burke: Go scrub in. When we’ve finished cracking the baby’s chest, I’ll let you hold the clamp.
Burke: Don’t make me change my mind.
Meredith: I’m going.
Cut to Derek entering the rapist’s room. He whacks the end of the bed to wake him up.
Derek: I have good news and bad news. The good news is, Dr. Bailey stopped your bleeding. The bad news is, we’re giving your penis to the cops. Have a nice life.
He leaves and the rapist realises he’s cuffed to the bed.
Cut to Cristina and Alex giving more results.
Cristina: The results of your labs were clean; the tumour’s benign, you can go home today.
The patient hugs her husband, who then goes for Cristina. Cristina acts fast and shoves Alex into his way. Alex gets a nice big hug, and Cristina leaves, pleased with herself. Cut to the OR, Meredith’s holding the clamp.
Meredith VO: At some point, you have to make a decision. (cut to her watching the babies again) Boundaries don’t keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That’s how we’re made. (we see the other interns are with her) Okay, fine, George and Izzie, you can move into the house.
George: YES! Yes!
Izzie: I can’t believe you caved! (George and Izzie hug)
George: Yes! (George and Izzie go, dancing)
Meredith: I can’t believe I caved.
Cristina: I blame the babies. Toxic.
Meredith VO: So, you can waste your life, drawing lines, (cut to Derek, on the phone outside Alison’s room. Suddenly, he puts down the phone, mouth open. He’s seen something) Or, you can live your life crossing them. (Low angle shot of Alison. Her eyelids are fluttering. They open and she sees Derek).
Derek: Welcome back.
Cut to Meredith leaving in her same-as-Alison’s shoes. She walks over to the elevator…where Derek is waiting.
Meredith VO: But there are some lines…
Derek: So. It’s intense…this thing I have for, ah, ferry boats I mean.
Meredith VO: …that are way too dangerous to cross.
Meredith: (turns to smile at Derek) I’m so taking the stairs this time.
Derek: No self-control. It’s sad. Really.
Cut to Meredith leaving. She runs to catch up with Izzie, George and Cristina.
Meredith VO: But here’s what I know. If you’re willing to take the chance…the view from the other side is spectacular.