Poll Results: Burke Should Be Chief

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Future and Current Chief of Surgery?
Talk about going down to the wire.

In the longest-running and most hotly-contested poll in Grey's Anatomy Insider history, our readers narrowly felt that Dr. Preston Burke (left) would make the best chief of surgery when (and if) Dr. Webber retires.

More than 9,150 of you cast your online ballots, with 31 percent choosing Dr. Burke and 30 percent opting for Derek Shepherd. Miranda Bailey received 26 percent, while the newly-single Addison Montgomery - who we thought would be strong a candidate as any - finished a distant fourth with 11 percent. To see the results, click here (note that voting remains open if you haven't done so already, so these figures may change).

Moving on to our first poll of 2007: Anyone who saw the previews at the end of last Thursday's repeat saw what looked like Addison and Alex moving in for a lip-lock. While the producers have been known to mess with us - this could be a dream sequence, or a one-time near miss - we can't help but speculate about this new couple... and what it should be nicknamed!

Cast your ballot on the right for your favorite couple name for these two. You can also find the permanent link to the voting for this poll here and vote from that page. We look forward to seeing the results - and to Grey's Anatomy returning to the air January 11!

Poll Results: Burke Should Be Chief
Dr. Montgomery

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.