For an episode entitled "Hope for the Hopeless," this week's Grey's Anatomy didn't end on an especially hopeful note. The tensions that have been lurking just under the surface for Cristina and Owen all season finally erupted at a birthday party for Zola, leaving the future of their relationship in question.
It wasn't an especially easy episode for other characters as well. While Meredith struggled to declare a specialty, Lexie and Derek learned just how tough surgery on a "lost cause" patient can be and Chief Webber's big 10,000th surgery was complicated when Adele showed up confused and upset, in the throes of her Alzheimer's. It was gratifying, though, to see just how much he's grown from the start of the series; he's finally able to put Adele before his own ego and career. So check out the awesome quotes below and vote for your favorite in the poll!
Oh...and is it just me or did anyone else cringe when Owen told Meredith she was drowning? She actually did drown. Awkward!
Meredith: 'There's nothing else we can do for you.' These are the last words surgeons want to say to a patient. Giving up doesn't come easy to us, so we do everything in our power not to. For surgeons, 'lost cause' just means 'try a little harder'.
Callie: You and Lexie are over, OK. That ship has sailed... And sank.
Hunt: You're my only 5th year who doesn't know where you're going, Grey. You're drowning.
Meredith: Drowning is a strong word.
Teddy: More widow casserole! You're husband's dead, have some food. What is that??
Maya: Don't worry, whenever I'm winning the fight she doesn't feel good
Karen: I'm in liver failure!
Maya: Classic drama queen!
Karen: [Throws up a bunch of blood]
Cristina: Proctology! There's your specialty...explore the mysteries of the butt!
Bailey: You want to waste your talent playing with one predictable organ with the rest of your life?
Adele: Ellis! You let him go!
Chief Webber: Adele. That's not Ellis, Adele.
Cristina: You let me operate on her husband and now he's dead. She gets whatever she wants. She gets whatever she wants from me, forever.
Cristina: Is it too much to ask that we just try and forget it?
Hunt: You killed our baby, you don't ever forget that!
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