Grey's Anatomy Episode Recap: "No Good at Saying Sorry"

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"No Good at Saying Sorry" was a powerful episode of Grey's Anatomy that left us feeling sad and a bit overwhelmed, yet touched with hope. The whole cast - Sandra Oh and James Pickens, Jr. in particular - were terrific and reminded us just what makes the show so good.

Owen can't bring himself to tell Cristina the three words he really feels, so his coping mechanism was to sub in meaningless pleasantries. That went over about as well as Richard's attempt to let himself off the hook when it comes to Meredith and the impact he had on her.

Elsewhere, Izzie's mom came to town at Bailey's behest, but Izzie really needed to protect herself from her. Inspired by a patient, Callie refused to lie to her family about her lesbianism.

And is Mark Sloan becoming a respectable human being before our eyes?

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Where the hell is the music guide for this episode?


All I can say is I love the writers of this show, I adore Sandra Oh and Kevin McKidd, and I hope with all my heart a couple of Emmys will travel to their homes this year. :)


Is Tatcher experienced fighting actor?


that scene will be too risky for the pregnant Ellen.Emmy will be well deserved.


Great MerRichard scenes!Almost everybody prefer Richard than Tatcher (exception for his daughters)
May be Tatcher and Richard will fight and Tatcher will hit his daughter Meredith which will cause Mer's abortion.


@MerDerEngaged - I still wonder if eventually we will find out that the Chief really is Mer's father.... Everyone on this show is just so incredibly talented, I hope they all stay!


I honestly think it might be alex and izzie cause it looks like derek is sitting on the benhces behind baily.. but has anyone heard anymore news on izzie leaving?


Guys, it's like Richard is Meredith's father. She accepted his apologies, crying, just like Lexie did when Tatcher apologised to her. There's something that binds the two of them.
Amazing episode, BTW.


ok, so i slowed down the dvr preview of next week and it has to be alex and izzie getting married because the person christina is smiling at does not have derek's jaw line... at least i dont think it is, and im not trying to see alex cause i really want it to be mer and derek - maybe theyll have a shotgun wedding later in the ep

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

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.