Grey’s Anatomy – S18E01 – Here Comes the Sun | Transcript

The Grey Sloan doctors treat a patient who encountered illegal fireworks; Bailey has her sights set on hiring new doctors, but she's having trouble finding viable options; Owen and Teddy attempt to take the next step in their engagement.
Grey's Anatomy - S18E01 - Here Comes the Sun

Original air date: September 30, 2021

As she ponders what to do with her life having survived COVID, Meredith travels to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to attend the opening of a library dedicated to her mother. While there, she reconnects with Dr. Nick Marsh, whom she treated years ago. Dr. David Hamilton, a former colleague of her mother’s who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, reveals his plan to open up a state-of-the-art research center dedicated to curing the disease with Meredith as the public face of the project to attract talent. Having ended his budding relationship with Meredith over his youngest son’s panic attacks, Hayes connects with Bailey as they interview candidates to replace Jackson, Tom and Jo, who adjusts to life as a single mother and OB/GYN resident with Levi’s help. Following her rejecting his proposal, Amelia and Link struggle to maintain their relationship while Maggie and Winston enjoy their honeymoon phase. Owen and Teddy tie the knot in Joe’s bar with a newly single Megan officiating after their planned ceremony in the park is ruined by a tandem bike crashing into the priest.

This episode concludes a crossover event that begins on Station 19 season 5 episode 1.

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♪ Ah

♪ You were a long bad vacation ♪

Meredith: Several years ago, someone welcomed me to the game.

♪ A hotel with a view, but I just stayed in ♪

They said how well I played, that was up to me.

♪ Oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

The competition was tough.

The mentors were even tougher.

♪ I kept the blinds loose so light would fall through ♪

I pushed myself to the breaking point.

♪ Now I’ve checked out and I don’t miss you ♪

Bailey: Lap chole, lap chole, lap chole.

And more lap choles.

Seems like a whole lot of boring to me.

Well, at least I’m back in the OR.


[Cellphone ringing, vibrating]

I have to take this.

And I didn’t crack under pressure, even though, let’s be honest, I probably should have.

I’ve played the game pretty damn well.

God, Meredith, you’re such a dawdler.

You kept me waiting.


And now you’re staring at me, again.

Such a problem child. When are you going to learn?

Learn what? What are you gonna do, Meredith?

You’ve survived the unthinkable.

Do you how many people didn’t?

You survived. Again.

And what do you have to show for it?

Ordinary lap choles? Unbelievable.

♪ Ba-da, ba-da-da-da

♪ Da-da, da-da-da

♪ Ba-da-da-da

Or so I thought I did.


[Horns honking, indistinct conversations]

[Helicopter blades whirring in distance]

[Honking, conversations continue]

Man: Come on. Move it.

[Honking, conversations continue]

Tell me you just saw that, too.


I’m sleeping.


Ooh, it’s the Seattle Phoenix Fair.

Apparently there’s like two more days left.

We come back from our honeymoon, and suddenly, Seattle has its own Burning Man.

[Both chuckle]

Amelia said she treated a stiltwalker in the ER yesterday.

You wanna call in?

Could go buy some wings, pretend to be immortal bird-clowns.


I wanna call in, but not for that.


Ooh. Ahh. Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh.

Still hurts?

Yeah, a little.

I told Bailey not to schedule me in the OR for the next couple of days.

Did you tell her how it happened?


[Horn honks, siren wails in distance]

Are you married, doctor?

I am, but I’m not sure that –People get married.

It’s what they do. “People get married”?

A lot of them.

A lot of people do drugs. Should I?

I gave you space, I gave you time, and then — then I planned an extremely special thing.

At someone else’s wedding.

Is that a rule I didn’t know about?

Yes. I —

You ambushed me with multiple children and multiple rings, the children making it nearly impossible to say no to the rings.

And somehow you managed it.

Because it felt manipulative.

Got it. So the proposal was the problem.

Why is your only option marriage?

Amelia: It’s archaic, and it really only gets you tax deductions. If that.

If I may, I’d like to get us back on track on why we’re here.

We seem to be hitting all our one-year milestones.

How are his bowel movements?

Poops like a champ. [Coos]

Shulman: “Poops like a champ.” Okay. And his sleep?

[Indistinct conversations]

And, sir, since you feel the need to drink from that helmet, you’ll need to leave.

This is a hospital.

Go on.

Thank you. You got a minute?

Yes, uh, Pierce is gonna join us for today’s round of interviews.

We still haven’t found permanent replacements for Koracick, Avery, Wilson.

Um, I actually wanted to ask if you would come over to my place, for dinner.

What? [Chuckles]

Sorry, I mean — you and your boys with me and my boys and your husband, obviously.

Obviously. Sorry, I’m not very good at this.

[Both chuckle]

I know that you have teenagers. Yeah.

And mine — they seem to be struggling.

They didn’t really have enough time to make friends before the pandemic, and — and my youngest, Austin, he, um…

Well, he’s having these moments where, uh…

He needs friends. [Chuckles]

I mean, we all do, right?

[Stammers] Well, uh, I’d —

Well, I’ll have to, you know, talk to Ben, and the boys’ — uh, you know, their schedules are so unpredictable, but –You know what? For– Forget it.

Forget I asked. I’m sorry.

I’ll see you at the interviews.


Richard: Grey-Sloan is your home, Meredith.

You grew up here.

Also, we saved your life. Remember that?

Several times.

It’s not a job interview.

You’re meeting with Minnesota’s prized tumor guy.

Because he’s dedicating a research library to my mother.

I cannot lose another surgeon, Meredith.

Don’t do this to me. I’m not.

Well, fine, because I know David Hamilton.

We did the conference circuit together.

He’d make a terrible boss. [Chuckles]

There she is.

[Gasps] I have to go. Bye.

Uh — [Cellphone beeps]

Meredith Grey. I’d know you anywhere.

You are the spitting image of your mother.

David Hamilton. Pleasure.


[Birds chirping]

Whee! Whee![Chuckles]

Megan: Hi! Hey! You found our spot!

I was worried you wouldn’t understand my directions.

Yeah, we didn’t.

We’ve been walking around this park for 30 minutes.

You owe Mom new shoes. No, I’m fine. I’m fine.

I’m just so glad we’re all here together, finally. Mm. Ah!

Hi. And I’m happy to see you, too, Leo.

You’re wearing a dress.

Uh, it’s a tutu.

Why’s he wearing a tutu? Mom.

[Scoffs] ‘Cause he likes tutus.

Hey. I think you look cool, Leo.

I think you look incredible. Mwah!

Sorry about Nathan.

He had this overseas trip planned for months, so…

Ah, don’t worry. We understand.


We ready to do this, or what?

Yeah, Teddy should be here any minute.

Teddy: I’m here!

[Gasps] Hi![Squeals]

[Ben Abraham’s “I Am Here” plays]


Should we get married?

We should get married. [Both chuckle]

♪ Give me hands I can hold Hi. ♪

Okay. Okay, okay.

Here we go. Here we go. Here we go. Here we go.

♪ Give me hands I can hold ♪

♪ I have no use for your silver or gold ♪

♪ Give me hands I can hold ♪




[Chuckling] Excuse me.

I-I’m Owen. Thisis Teddy.

[Stammers] Right. Silly me.

♪ A mother’s communion is all that I need ♪

♪ Give me milk for my feed ♪


♪ And I-I-I-I-I-I love ♪

♪ And I-I-I-I-I-I fear ♪

♪ And I am here ♪

It’s time for my favorite part.

And now, by the power vested in me by God —

[Woman screams] Teddy: Father, watch out.

Watch out, watch out, watch out!

Move! Watch out!

Father, Father! [Screaming]

[Women scream]

Oh, my God. Megan: Oh, my God.

[Knock on door]

[Luna fussing]


Why are you dressed like a pigeon?

I’m a Phoenix! Phoenix Fest!

What happened to your hair? Ugh!

Ugh, are you having a nervous breakdown? No!

[Luna crying] Maybe.

I was just trying to lighten my color a shade or two, and then I fell asleep.

Why didn’t you go to the place where people do this for a living?

I’ve been trying to study while Luna sleeps, and I’m supposed to go back to work today, and I’m freaking out, and you’re the only person who answered their phone.

How many people did you call before me?

Help me!

[Crying continues]

Do you have scissors?

[Sighs] [Crying continues]

Woman over P.A.: Dr. Kelly to the OR.

Dr. Claudia Kelly to the OR. [Gasps]

Hi, Scout!

I missed you so much.

He is so big!

21 pounds, 26 inches.

And he needs to get to daycare, so…

Welcome back, Maggie. Hope the honeymoon was a blast.


Have you two talked more?

Yeah, we turned Scout’s one-year checkup into couples therapy in which I accused Link of being a gaslighter and old-fashioned for believing that commitment only equals marriage. Hm.

But I am so happy that you and Winston are doing it.

What happened to your wrist?


It is a sex injury, isn’t it?

Good for you.

[Siren wails in distance]

Alright. What do we got?

Bicycle versus pedestrian at the park during the Undies Bike Race.

[Siren wailing]


It’s a ride to promote body positivity and safe cycling. I know what undies are, Helm.

I just didn’t realize they scheduled the damn ride during the fair.


Hunt? What the hell? 82-year-old male, blunt trauma to the abdomen and chest after a collision with a bicycle, scalp lac, BP 88 over 60, tachycardic.

Lost consciousness at the scene.

Well, a-and — and the two of you were there?

Yeah, he’s our priest. He was marrying us in the park.

You asked me to cover for you in the ER today so you could get married?


Uh. Trauma two. Go, go.

[Clears throat]

[Siren wails]


Tandem cyclists crashed.

Rider in the back flew about 10 feet.

She’s hypotensive and presents with numbness in her legs, possible spinal fractures.

[Sighs] Swell.

Might want to hide the happy face.

Patient might be paralyzed.

I don’t want to look how I feel, Nico, which is like I want to break the whole world into a million little pieces and bury it so no one can find it.

Okay, maybe Ishould take this one.

Just try and calm down, Nadi, alright?

Your pressure’s already all over the place.

Because my wife steered our bike right into a wedding.

We crashed a wedding. Literally.

We plowed right into the ceremony.

Just inserted a chest tube for a hemothorax.

CT showed tandem fractures at T6 and L1.

[Sighs] Okay.

Alright, Nadi, I’m Dr. Lincoln.

Can you please press down on your feet for me?

Strength 3 out of 5 bilaterally.

I couldn’t have turned the dumb bike if I wanted to.

The handlebars at the back of a tandem bike are for show.

They don’t move!

First-time rider? [Sighs]

Our son finally left for college and we realized we don’t know how to spend time alone together, so Emma bought a tandem bike and said, “Let’s ride bikes in our undies with 800 other people.”


Is it hot in here or am I having a hot flash?

[Breathing heavily] Get her to MRI.

I’m worried about damage to her autonomic nervous system.

Her wife, Ms. Correa, bed 3.


Ms. Correa? I’m Dr. Lincoln. I’m —

I’m one of the doctors treating Nadi.

Is she mad? She’s hurt.

Oh, that’s worse than mad.

As in, injured.

Uh, we need to do an MRI to further evaluate her spine.

When I heard that they were bringing back the Undies Ride, I thought, “This is it,” you know?

We’ll put on our finest, hop on, and it’ll spice things up.

And then this rider next to us distracted me, and the priest — the pri–

Can somebody see if this priest is okay?

Priest? They ran over a priest.

Not on purpose, though. I mean…

I completed my plastics fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, and then complemented that with a burn rotation at Pittsburgh and then moved to Hopkins.

That’s where I developed my free flap technique.

You’ve accomplished a lot in a short time.

I graduated from Columbia at 16.

Like Dr. Pierce here.

Can you talk a little bit about your experience in pediatric reconstructive surgery?

We run a pro bono program here started by Dr. Avery.

We fly the kids in, do their surgeries, arrange for follow-ups. No, thank you.

I’m sorry?

I draw the line at free.

The program sounds adorable, though.


Levi: Late, late, late, late.

So late. [Sighs]

Jo, residents can’t be late!

Do you need help?

No, no, no, I-I’m good. I got this.

You just — you go ahead. I’ll catch up.

Yeah. Okay. Okay.

Okay. Let’s go.



[Breathing heavily]

How are we gonna do this?


[Breathing heavily]


[Breathing heavily]

[Siren wails in distance]

[Cellphone ringing, vibrates] Oh, excuse me.


[Cellphone beeps]

I require two years’notice, not two weeks.

I don’t know what Richard told you —

You know, I went to Minnesota once.

It’s cold. Frigid.

It makes you mean. Like my mother, to whom they’re dedicating a research library.

Or that’s what they told you to get you there.

I have to go. I have to go. I —

Where were we?Research.

In about two months, my lab will receive another grant to move forward on mRNA technology and its role in vaccine development, as well as treating various cancers.

Wow. I read your paper last year.

You’re doing great work.

Thank you.

You’re close.


…abdominal wall transplant,

ALPPS procedures.

You might hit groundbreaking one day. [Chuckles]

I did have help.


This woman claims to be Ellis Grey’s daughter, but she’s sharing credit. [Laughs]

Here we are. Bright and shiny.


She would be honored.

Oh, this isn’t your mother’s.

Her library is down the hall.

This lab… is for you, Meredith.

If you want it.

How’s he doing? He was in PEA, but we got a pulse back.

Damn it. Base deficit okay?

pH was 7.3 on his last ABG.

Okay, well, he’s not hypoxic.

Uh, no evidence of a tension pneumo.

Let’s get him to CT.

[Monitor beeping rapidly] He’s hypotensive, heart rate’s 120, but I-I can’t feel a pulse.

[Rapid beeping continues]

Owen: Okay, here we go.

Okay, cardiac tamponade — that explains the PEA.

We’re gonna have to open him up.

Alright, get me a 10-blade. Yep.

Should I call someone else? Why?

He’s your priest.


Alright, move. Got it.

[Rapid beeping continues]

Is there a fan in this thing?

Link: You feeling warm again, Nadi?

Freezing cold.

I’ve got goose bumps.

Almost like my hair’s standing on end.

I don’t think that’s normal. Is it normal?

We’ll know more soon.


I might need one of you to take a look at my rotator cuff.

Think I tweaked it. Doing what?

Working out.

Ah, you probably just strained it.

See it in patients all the time, post-honeymoon.

Aah, aah.Oh, sorry.

You know, it’s that constant motion —

Scans are up.

Ah, thoracic compression fractures.

And, uh, surprise, a tethered spinal cord with a syrinx.

That can’t be from the trauma.

It’s probably congenital, but the lumbar fractures are putting more tension on it.

Explains her odd sensations.

Can it be untethered when you reduce the fractures?

Not by us.

[Groans] Where you going?

I have to page freaking neuro.

Okay, we need more applicants.

I’m running out of surgeons like socks.

Oh, thank you. Here. But how did you sprain your wrist on your honeymoon, anyway?

Handcuffs? [Chuckles]

Oh, um… I’m not sure —

Oh, no. No, no, no. Never mind. I didn’t ask. No one asked.

Not my business. Oh, look, hey.


This guy trained under Mark Sloan in New York. Hey.

Hayes: You specialize in cryogenic surgeries?

Do you want to tell us a bit about that?

Uh, cryonics.

Cooling people or pets to liquid nitrogen temperatures to prevent physical decay.

So you want to freeze people?

I already have.

I’m sorry. Tom Koracick doesn’t work here anymore?

No. We’re hiring to replace him.

Oh. I’m just, uh…

Maggie: And our Chief of General Surgery is Dr. Meredith Grey, which is who you’d be working directly under, if hired.


I-I am part of a reality show where cameras follow surgeons around during their day-to-day.

That won’t be an issue, right?

That’s what I made at my last hospital.


I’m gonna need a break.

First, with the help of a heart surgeon, we’re going to go through the chest to fix the T6 fracture, then we’re gonna flip you over and reduce the L1 fracture and fix the tethered cord.

A priest, Emma. A man of God.

It was an accident.

An accident that you caused because you couldn’t keep your eyes off those people in their thongs!

I wasn’t looking at their cheap lingerie!

There was an anti-oil activist and she had something clever written on her —

Written on her what?

Amelia: Okay, we should really get up to the OR.

Uh, Emma, you’re under observation.

Babe, I am so, so sorry.

I love you and I’m sorry, and I will never forgive myself if that man doesn’t make it out of surgery.

[Breathing sharply]

Are you okay? What’s wrong?

I can’t move my legs.

I can’t feel them, either.

Okay, Nadi, try to move your toes for me.

Okay, the fracture is putting too much pressure on the tether.

We need to go right now.

Okay, can we get some help in here? What?

No. No, wait. Excuse me. Excuse me.

Emma? Emma: Wait. Wait.

We’ll update you as soon as we can. Amelia: Okay.

Nadi: Emma? Emma: Nadi, I love you.

Go ahead to OR 3.

There’s state-of-the-art cell-processing equipment, including cell-selection devices, bioreactors.

We can cryopreserve and store samples for at least 10 years.

We have two ISO Class 7 clean rooms.

And a Batmobile. [Chuckles]

Kidding. Staff?

Expertly trained in cellular therapy and quality control.

Cellular therapy. For what?

I’m developing an experimental surgery for Parkinson’s.

I have the money. I have the toys.

I have the cells.

I just need the surgeon to persuade the FDA to grant me the approval for a clinical trial.

Why aren’t you doing it yourself?

Because I’m the patient.

[Cellphone rings, vibrates]

[Cellphone beeps]

Hey, did Bailey or Richard tell you to call me?

Both. How’s the trip? They offered you a job yet?

I am not answering that.

Yeah, that was a stupid question.

Listen, whatever they’ve offered you, you can’t take it, because I cannot sit through any more bloody interviews.

[Chuckles] How are you? How’s Austin?

He’s the same.

I’m really sorry.

Stop apologizing to me.

I mean it.

You’re an excellent dad.

You don’t want to move to Minnesota.

I mean, I’ve heard they sculpt heads out of butter.


I am hanging up now.


[Cellphone beeps] [Breathes sharply]

Everyone’s drunk, half-naked, and injured.

It’s like prom with blood down there. Mm.

I would have had fun at that prom.

Teddy’s about to do a lung resection.

I need someone on the spleen while I repair the liver lac.

He’s bleeding too fast to wait.

I came as soon as Webber let me. Thank you.

Father Christopher’s niece just arrived.

She’s waiting downstairs. No, Father Patrick.

Call them back and make sure that they know before they make a horrible mistake with the family.

No, no. Wait, wait, wait! Don’t do that.

Um, this is Father Christopher.

Okay, I haven’t been to church in 20 years, but I thought he was too old to be Father Pat.

But we asked your mom’s favorite priest to marry us.

I mean, y-you asked.

It was the one thing that you were in charge of.

I know. It turned out that Father Patrick had a thing on our date, so…

Well, I mean, you asked him like a month ago. He really couldn’t —

[Suction gurgling]

Owen, when did you ask him?

Oh, boy.

Two days ago. [Sighs]


Richard: How’s it going, Schmitt?

He needs a head CT and…an earlobe, and I don’t know how to fix his face.

Can someone fix his face?

He’s on shrooms!

But you still have to save him because I love him.

But you should know that he’s on shrooms.

I can take care of that. Please.

Woman over P.A.: Dr. Sike to oncology.

Dr. Sike to oncology.

Alright, vitals are stable, so I’m gonna go check in with Dr. Webber downstairs. Mm-hmm.

Good luck with the tether.

Nico: How did she go this long without knowing she had a tethered cord?

She said she had back trouble her whole life.

She just tried to ignore the pain.

Which earned her more pain, didn’t it?

Okay, deep breath, everyone.

Cutting the filum.

Nico, Levi rides, doesn’t he?

Would you ever join him on a tandem bike?

I don’t find it that necessary to share hobbies, especially Levi’s.

Independence is healthy.

Well, there’s independence, then there’s doing whatever you want despite the other person.

[Monitor beeping rapidly]

Damn it. We lost her potentials.

What happened? Amelia: Either I paralyzed her… or she’s bleeding into the syrinx.

[Rapid beeping continues]


Dr. Lin, when you were chief of plastics at —

Assistant chief.

Uh, oh, so if we were to hire you, this would be your first time in this position?


Like you, when you became chief of surgery here.

I read your bio and 13 of your journal articles.

All very impressive.

I know you need doctors.

Grey-Sloan is facing a physician shortage.

The entire country is facing a physician shortage.

At least 3,500 healthcare workers died from COVID, and just as many have walked away from medicine altogether, so you need me.

And honestly, the only reason I’m available is because I hate Northern winters.

And also because my current chief is a man who enjoys vacation homes and only hires women because he has to.


Hey, may we help you?

You a plastics candidate?


Congratulations. You now have privileges.

We have a guy who just blew off half his face with illegal fireworks.

Come on.

Guess someone should show me where I can get changed?

My meds usually give me about three hours, which I find is enough time to consult on a patient or wine and dine a brilliant surgeon across state lines.

Are you on Levodopa?

Levodopa, anti-cholinergics, amantadine, and the occasional cannabis gummy.

Prescription, of course. Of course.

Meredith, when people see your name on something, they see cutting-edge.

They know you’re gonna see it through to the end.

That’s what I need.

And don’t you want to be the name who saved David Hamilton,

Minnesota’s thoroughbred?


Well, retired thoroughbred, but, you know, still pretty good.

Tell me how it works. Starts with skin cells.

Turn them into pluripotent stem cells, and then differentiate those into dopamine-producing brain cells, and then inject them into the brain.

Centers in Japan have been doing it with mice for years.

You would be the public face of a possible cure to a disease that has devastated millions.





I’m not a neurosurgeon.

But you’ll attract the best.


[Breathes deeply]


[Monitor beeping]

[Sighs] You know we’re not technically married.

I mean, he didn’t finish the ceremony, and he didn’t sign the certificate.

We’re mostly married. That’s not how it works.

[Beeping continues]

So, Riggs and I broke up.

What? What? When?

Couple months ago.

Pandemic casualty.

We discovered we were a couple who enjoyed high highs and low lows, and after staring at the same four walls for a year while watching people die, we were done.

He signed back up with his NGO and shipped out two days later.

[Sighs] You should have said something.

It was your big day, but then I decided that my news was part of the theme — crap show.

Ahh. [Monitor beeping rapidly]

Damn it. V-fib. Push one of epi.

Come on. No, come on, Father Christopher.

Stay with us.

Charge paddles to 20.

[Rapid beeping continues]

Don’t do this.


Come on.



[Paddles whine]

Come on.

Sorry about this, Father. And clear.

[Thump] Once again.


And clear.

[Thump] Come on.

[Breathes sharply]

You see anything? No.

Expose more of the dura.

Amelia, I-I’ve already opened enough.

We’re well into the cord.

And I still don’t see any bleeding.

Open it higher.

I trust you.


Well, maybe you don’t see any blood because there isn’t any.

Or I cut the cord.

You didn’t cut the cord.



There it is. Bleeding in the syrinx.

Thank you.

You’re welcome. Now let’s get this clot out.


Got high and set off illegal fireworks.

25 and invincible. Majority of my trauma patients.


I’m gonna be in here awhile.

Did you want to finish the interview, or…?

Richard: Well, Dr. Lin, we can reschedule.

No, now’s good. I think better in here.

Irrigation. And cut.

Bailey: Then where were we?

Maggie: We were asking about her training.

Right, well, I completed my residency in otolaryngology at NYU, where my mentor, Dr. Joyce Wu, taught me how to use an 18-gauge needle to…

18 gauge, Schmitt.

Oh. Right. Um, here.

…to differentiate between living and dead tissue, even in the most extreme of cases.

This is very extreme.

The face is filled with robust vasculature, Dr. Schmitt.

It can bleed.

Eyes on the field, please.



What other questions do you have for me?

[Cautious Clay’s “Wildfire” plays]

Owen: His injuries were just too severe.

I am so sorry, but we weren’t able to save him. [Breathes sharply]

Your uncle seemed like — he seemed like a wonderful man.

[Chuckling] He was.

And at least he died doing what he loved most in the world.

Weddings. [Chuckles]

He loved seeing people in love.


♪ You know that it’s often ♪

♪ But if you don’t wanna stay ♪

We are so sorry for your loss.

Teddy, maybe we should just go home.

♪ Then please stop moving this way ♪


Our priest died on our wedding day?

He wasn’t our priest. He was a priest.

Okay, apriest died on our table on our wedding day.

I mean, is that a sign? No. Come on.

Megan, I –Come with me.

Oh, my God. He died?

The priest died?

He — He lived a really good, long life.

And your wife is gonna be okay. [Breathes sharply]

She should have a full recovery.

We killed a priest.

She’s not gonna be okay.

She’s gonna hate me more than she already did.

She doesn’t hate you.

She does.

[Scoffs] She hates me.

Isn’t that what marriage is?

A really great first few years, and then you both just quietly hate each other for the rest of your life?

I don’t think –I was trying to do something fun.

[Crying] I was just trying to do something that we could talk about, you know?

I was trying to not be those two people who sit around and hate each other because they don’t have anything in common anymore.


I just gave her more reason to hate me.

♪ Then please stop moving this way ♪

♪ You’re starting up a wildfire in my heart ♪

♪ Hope it’s what you want ♪

Oh, Dr. Grey? Mm.

May I show you to the bar?

♪ Not just what you do ♪

♪ You’re starting up a wildfire in my head ♪

♪ Hope it’s what you meant ♪

♪ Not just what you do ♪

[Indistinct conversations]

[Light jazz music plays]

Hi. Hi.

How did you find me?

Well, five-star hotel right next to the hospital.

I took a chance.




I didn’t think you saw me at the restaurant.

Well, you’re pretty hard to miss.

[Breathes deeply]

How’s your date?

Uh, ooph.

Tiny portions. Terrible conversation.

Sorry. Yeah, it was rough.

She starts every sentence with, “Yeah, but…” and then [whistles] the story never ends.

Never. I’m not kidding.

She’s probably at home right now talking to her Labradoodle about mergers and acquisitions.

[Breathes deeply]



I’m seeing someone.

Oh. Okay.

Is it serious?


No. No.


No, I’m not seeing someone. I just completely…


I don’t even know why I said that.

That’s okay.

Well, I was, and then… his son had a hard time with it, so…



[Chuckling] I don’t know why I’m even telling you.


‘Cause I’m easy to talk to. Mm.


I’m not sleeping with you.

Good. That’s great. I’m not sleeping with you.


[Breathes deeply] My niece Charlotte — she says thanks, by the way, for saving my kidney.

That’s the kind of deep conversation I get from her from some crowded dorm.

Oh, you got her to college.

Yes. House is quiet.

[Breathes deeply]

Hey. Do you miss the noise?



I, um… I got COVID. Mm.

It was very bad.

I almost died.

So you’re a miracle… like me.


I guess. Yeah.

It’s a lot of pressure, isn’t it?

Being a miracle.

It’s like… [Snapping fingers]

…what you gonna do with it?

That very question haunts my dreams.


You want another drink?


but still not sleeping with you.

That’s possibly the nicest thing anyone’s ever said to me.



He didn’t die.

He’ll need subsequent surgeries, but he’s very much still here.

[Sighs] Thank you. [Chuckles]


[Clears throat]

Dr. Lin, we would like to formally offer you the chief of plastics position.

Wow, that’s… Thank you.

[Clicks tongue]

Tell us the “but.”

I rely heavily on residents to help with my patient load and practice.

We have residents.I move quickly.

I teach by doing.

I don’t have time to go through each step in detail, and I don’t like to hold trainees’ hands.

I bring residents in on high-level surgeries, and in return, I expect them to anticipate my next move.

It’s what I need to do this job, and based on what I saw in there today, I’m sorry, but your residents aren’t where I need them to be.

Um, e-e-excuse me, Dr. Lin.

The pandemic took surgeries out of our residents’ hands.

They are a year behind because of it.

Now, you’re gonna find that anywhere you go, but what you won’t find anywhere else is anyone as determined as I to bring them up to speed.

Dr. Webber –I will make them better, Dr. Lin.

You have my word.


I’ll think about it.


We beg?


You’re coming. Yes. Oh, I really don’t want to grab a drink and I don’t want to see people.

Owen, please –Yeah, yeah, come on. Come on. Keep…

[Cheers and applause]


What is happening?!


We are raising a glass to Father Christopher.

We are accepting donations to his church, and we, Teddy, we’re getting married, because weddings were his favorite thing.

Owen. [Laughter]

We’ve waited almost 20 years to do this, Teddy.

Let’s not waste any more time.

This dress smells like antiseptic.

And this place is decorated for, like, the Phoenix Fair.

Well, maybe it’s our theme, you know, rising from the ashes.

Come on. Come on.

Who’s gonna actually marry us?

Hello, that would be me. Uh…Yeah, here she is.


Here she is.

I got ordained in 10 minutes in the attendings’ lounge.

I should have known that I would be the one to actually make this thing happen.

Please stand over here. What? Me? I’m sorry.

Okay, wait, what about your mom and the kids?

Oh, they’re right there.

Aah! Oh, my God!

Oh, my God. Oh, my God.Hi.


Okay, okay. Okay, okay. Let’s do this. Let’s do this.

Okay, okay, I’m doing it.

Okay, ready? Okay.

Hey, everyone. Hi, everyone.

Thank you all so much for being here.

Sorry about the last-minute invite.

You have all been through so much with us, and it just wouldn’t be the same without all of you here, so thank you.

Now he says it.


Okay, picking up where we left off, 10 hours later…


Owen… Yes.

…do you take Teddy to be your wife?

I do.


Teddy, do you take Owen to be your husband?

You have known me longer than anyone else, and you’ve been my other hand in surgery, my soccer partner, my confidante, and you literally have even been my cover in military ops.

And… now you are the father of our children and soon to be my husband.

[Cheers and applause] That’s right.


And I never… I never want to let you go.

I love you.

I love you.

So you do or you don’t?

I do! I do! I absolutely do!

Okay, okay, before anything else happens, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

Kiss, for God’s sake.

[Cheers and applause]

♪ When your heart’s all on the line ♪

♪ I know I don’t stand a chance to fight ♪

We did it! We did it!

[Cheers and applause]


♪ When it comes down to the wire ♪


I know that marriage can be a faulty institution, but I — I want to do it right.

I want to do it better than my parents did.

I want that for Scout.

And I want it for me.

♪ But if it’s left to chance or fate ♪


I can’t.

♪ I’ll be lost ♪

Are you sure?

[Breathes sharply]

♪ ‘Cause she gon’ make you lose your mind ♪

I can… but I don’t want to.

♪ When your heart’s all on the line ♪

And you used to not want to with me.

♪ I know I don’t stand a chance to fight ♪

♪ When it comes down to the wire ♪

I got through this last year because I did it with the woman that I love.

I learned more about myself than I ever thought I would.

I learned that I…


I want more of it.

I-I don’t want a year, Amelia, I want a lifetime. With you.

♪ It’s coming down ♪

Link, I love you.

♪ It’s coming down ♪

And I love Scout.

And I love how you are with Scout.

I love it.

♪ It’s coming down ♪


Then marry me, Amelia.







[Speaking indistinctly]


Is that for me?

No, no. This is for me.

According to Nico, you strained my rotator cuff.

Me? Yeah.

You were the one who wanted to go out on the deck.

And you said you wanted to look at the stars. Uh-huh.

I thought you meant look at the stars, you know what I’m saying?

Like, code. Women don’t speak in code.

Maggie Pierce. Mm.

So poised at work.

If only they knew.


Want to get out of here?

I dowant to get out of here, yeah.


We’re taking these fries, though. Yeah.

♪ And the moment that it all came down in front of me ♪


♪ Was the only time I ever felt afraid ♪

[Bell rings]



♪ And knowing might be harder ♪

So, uh, what’s happening with your youngest?

You — You — You never finished your sentence.

Your youngest is having moments of — [Clears throat]

Panic attacks.

They’re very intense. Mm.

It started when he found out I was dating, when I was trying to… [Chuckles]

…and, uh, I stopped as soon as I saw what it was doing to him, but, uh…


He’s still very anxious and has these episodes.

I have no idea what to do.

♪ Did you ever stop to weigh the cost of being free? ♪

Well, how about Sunday?

For dinner.

You and your boys come to my place.

Uh, 6:00.

And bring dessert.

Uh, and if it’s fruit, you’ll get shown the door.

Eh? Okay.

Alright. Thank you.


♪ You could’ve spared me all the time I still believed ♪


Meredith: You try just as hard.

You do the same things you’ve done for years…


…even better than you used to.


[Siren wailing in distance]


I couldn’t take Luna in to daycare.

[Luna coos]

I never even went in the building.

[Cooing continues]

Every time I walk out of a room, I wonder if I’m making Luna feel the way I must have felt when my mom left me at that fire station.

I never want to leave her side.


Clearly. Look at my hair.


I hate you!

[Laughing] What?

I — [Laughs]

Well, you’re — you’re gonna feel guilty every time you walk out that door.

That’s not gonna change.

All that means is that she is number one in your mind all the time, and that’s how it should be.

I think it’s over with Amelia.

I thi– I think it’s really over.

That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

Isn’t it?

[Sighs] Can we go home?


But what if it still doesn’t feel like a win anymore?

[Seat belts click]

So, how long are you in town?

Um, just a couple more days.

They’ve asked me to stay and look at some research, so…

Does that mean you’ve stopped playing?



I’m not inviting you in.

That’s okay. Okay.

I’m not asking.

Thanks for walking me.

Of course. Okay.

Good night. Good night.

[Lock beeps, door opens]

Keep walking.

So bossy.


It means it’s time to change the game.




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