Miranda Bailey is he original interns' boss. Also known, affectionately and also not affectionately, as the Nazi. She's bad ass.

From the moment she first met our crew of interns, she made her presence known by telling them not to bother sucking up, because she already hates them, "and that is not going to change." Not surprisingly, there has been little sucking up - or talking back - to Miranda ever since.

Miranda's softer side has made more frequent appearances in Season Two, however, as she became pregnant and gave birth to her first child.

At first, she kept a low profile regarding the pregnancy, but her cover was blown after she turned down an elite fellowship opportunity and Dr. Richard Webber became convinced she was quitting.

Bailey reached an emotional breaking point when her husband was hospitalized with severe head trauma, sustained in a car wreck on his way to the hospital. George helped her stay calm through the birthing process, while Derek was able to repair the damage to her husband's brain.

All during a CODE BLACK!

In Season Three, Miranda had to deal with the fallout from Izzie's indiscretions with Denny, as well as the cover-up between Cristina and Preston regarding Dr. Burke's hand tremor. Late in the year, George failed his intern exam, causing her to wonder if she failed him as a superior. Also, Bailey was passed over for Chief Resident by Callie Torres. How will she react to no longer being the chosen one?

Miranda Bailey Quotes

MIRANDA: "O'Malley!"
GEORGE: "Yes, ma'am?"
MIRANDA: "Stop looking at my va-jay-jay!"
GEORGE: "Yes, ma'am."

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.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.

Meredith

Doesn't matter how tough we are, trauma always leaves a scar. It follows us home, it changes our lives, trauma messes everybody up, but maybe that's the point. All the pain and the fear and the crap. Maybe going through all of that is what keeps us moving forward. It's what pushes us. Maybe we have to get a little messed up, before we can step up.

Alex (narrating)