Alex: What's your CRIT?
Izzie: Ugh! This is disgusting. I can't believe we serve it to the patients. (Alex points to a flash card) You keep asking for lime jello and don't like it. So stop giving it to me.
Alex: You get mad if I don't. Ok, now, what's your CRIT?
Izzie: I don't know. I'm tired.
Alex: What's O'Malley doing tomorrow?
Izzie: Joining the army. I need a break.
Alex: You don't think I need a break? Suck it up.
Izzie: What? God! Back off! I'm sorry if this is hard for you, but you are not the one with the short term memory of a carrot. (Alex slams her tray in the sink) Hey, go ahead. Get it off your chest. It's not like I'm gonna remember in 5 minutes.
Alex: Ok, I'm not the one with a carrot for a brain. But, I'm married to it. 'Cause of some crock of a wedding we walked into only because the two of us thought you'd be dead within a week. You made me promise you that you wouldn't live like this. So now what the hell am I supposed to do? Smother you with a pillow? Shoot you up with an overdose of morphine? Not really psyched about that! Leave you? Not really psyched about that either! So I guess I'm kind of screwed right? I mean, not as bad as you, but not a freakin walk in the park either! I'm sorry Iz.
Izzie: No, I told you to get it off your chest. You did.
Alex: Did you forget yet?
Izzie: Nope. Not yet. Give me a minute.

Cristina: She just had brain surgery, and an incredibly aggressive course of IL2. She needs rest.
Alex: She needs to exercise whatever memory she's got left before it all turns to mush.
Cristina: Well, she's not gonna heal with you barking orders at her like a cave man.
Alex: Butt out Yang.
Cristina: You know what, she's my patient. I don't care if you're her husband.
Alex: Look, she...
Cristina: You wanna see how fast I can get your visiting hours don't to zero?
Alex: She signed a DNR. She signed a frickin DNR and made me promise she'd come out of this with a life. Not in a hospital bed, not with no brain. I had to promise she'd have a life. You wanna know what happens if she can't make any new memories? Forget about being a doctor. She's gonna need round the clock baby sitters. We get an apartment together, she can't even find a way to the damn toilet. Tracker on her ankle incase, god forbid, she wanders out the front door!
Cristina: Alex, you can handle this. She will get better.
Alex: Maybe. Maybe not. It's on me. Her future is on me.

Izzie: (reads) Shepherd got your whole tumor. Oh my god, Alex, why didn't you tell me. Oh my god (alex points to "Your memory sucks!" ) Oh.
Alex: But, we're working on it. You remember what time you woke up this morning?
Izzie: Um, not exactly.
Alex; 7:45
Izzie: 7:45. O'Malley joined the army. What!
Alex: Yeah he's gonna be a trauma surgeon in Iraq. What time did you wake up?
Izzie: 7:45. He's gonna get killed.
Alex: Yeah, we're dealing with it.
Izzie: Did you know about this George thing?
Cristina: Yep, can and fodder. I'm just gonna take some more blood.
Alex: Last time we checked your potassium was 6.3. When did you wake up?
Izzie: Um, I'm... really I can't quite remember.
Alex: 7:45. 6.3. 7:45
Izzie: O'Malley joined the army? George?
Alex: We're dealing with it. What's your potassium?
Izzie: I...
Alex: Iz, what's your potassium?
Cristina: You know what, why don't we just give her the chart to read and try to memorize. Ok, I can talk to you about her hypokalemia.

Cristina: Are you gonna chew?
Meredith: Mmmm... my dragged under the bus guy's in angio. They're gonna page me any minute. How's Izzie? Is she retaining anything?
Alex: No.
Bailey: Ok, at 6pm your idiotic colleague George O'Malley will finish his surgery with the Chief.
Callie: And, at 6pm you will be standing beside us in the OR hallway, prepared to join in an intervention.
Bailey: What polite company might like to call an intervention. Though, I'm not sure interventions involve whooping people on the behind. With a belt.
Alex: What, he's got a drinking problem now?
Meredith: He joined the army.
Cristina: What?
Alex: 007? He can't go to the army. He's the guy that gets killed.
Cristina: He's the guy that gets killed cleaning his own gun
Bailey: Grey, is going to coax him back as a loving friend. (to Cristina) You are going to use logic, and reason to point out the idiocy of his ways. Stevens will make sad cancer eyes. And, if all of that doesn't work, Karev, you're gonna pull out your... I was raised out back with the trash cans roots, and just beat the crap out of him.
Alex: 6 o'clock.
Callie: 6'o'clock.

Alex: She's like the woman who couldn't remember her husband was dead. We had to keep telling her every 5 minutes.
Derek: It's a perfectly normal post operative haze.
Alex: Or, the bleeding during the procedure blitzed her short term retention. Did you screw up her brain?
Derek: Karev, I'll be back. Try and stay calm. Freaking her out is not gonna help. (Der walks away)
Alex: Wake up.

Izzie: Did you get the whole thing? Did you get the whole tumor out?
Derek: Just let me finish my exam. Can you tell me your name?
Izzie: My name is Isobel Stevens, it's 2009, and I'm in the neuro ICU at Seattle Grace hospital. Did you get the damn thing out?
Derek: Go the whole damn thing.
Izzie: Oh, you got it?
Derek: Yeah.
Izzie: Oh god, you go the whole thing. And I can talk, and I know my name, and I'm not a turnip.
Alex: Nope.
Izzie: No offense.
Derek: No.
Izzie: You are a great surgeon, but I really thought I was gonna be a turnip. This is so unbelievably great.
Cristina: Your kidneys are a little sluggish, so we're just gonna keep and eye on your electrolytes for a few hours. Your post op CRIT was fine.
Izzie: Ok, good. Good. How did the surgery go? Did you get the brain tumor? Did you get it out?
Alex: Iz, you just asked him that. We just talked about it.
Derek: No, no it's ok. She's gonna be foggy for a while. The tumor's out. There was a little bleeding during the post.
Izzie: You got it?
Derek: Yeah.
Izzie: All of it?
Derek: Mhmmm.
Izzie: That's amazing. Derek Shepherd, you are a hero. And I know that that's Derek Shepherd, and you're Alex, and you should kiss me. Alex, I don't have a brain tumor. I'm tumor free.
Alex: Yes you are.
Izzie: What's wrong? Why do you look weird?
Cristina: Oh, nothing. Nothing. Your kidneys are a little slow, we're just gonna watch them.
Izzie: Ok, so you'll just re-check my electrolytes in an hour?
Cristina: Mhmmm.
Izzie: Ok... How did the surgery go? Did you get the tumor?
Derek: We did. Tumors gone. There was a little bit of bleeding, but we took care of that.
Izzie: You got it?
Derek: Mhmmm.
Izzie: Oh my god. And I can talk, and you didn't kill me. What's wrong with you people, we should be celebrating.

Alex: Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up...
Izzie: I have a headache.
Alex: You're up... You're up and you're talking. You talked right? Talk!
Izzie: Ow, I said I have a headache.
Alex: Page Shepherd.
Izzie: Ow.
Alex: Sorry.

Bailey: Any changes overnight?
Cristina: No.
Bailey: (pager goes off) Somebody had better go make a coffee run, you all look like hell.
George: I've gotta be in surgery in 10 minutes. Um, Mer, will you let me know?
Meredith: Yeah. We should go too. It's probably gonna be a while.
Alex: Shepherd said she'd wake up in the morning. What did he tell you? Was that all crap? What did he say?
Meredith: He said it may be a while.
Cristina: She's gonna wake up.

Alex: Please.
Izzie: Alex.
Alex: Look, you went crazy. When Denny signed that DNR you went crazy. Is that what you want? You want me cutting LVAD's?
Izzie: No.
Alex: You wanna wreck my career? 'Cause I will, I will freakin' cut LVAD's before I let you... just... just WAIT! STOP! You don't get to quit. You don't get to quit on me. Please! Tear it up! The DNR, tear it up! (crying)
Izzie: Where your eyes are supposed to be right now, I see white sandy beaches. And there's an ocean behind your head, and there are ghosts wandering in and out. I can't live like this, and I cant live if something goes wrong in that surgery I don't want any extraordinary measures taken to keep me alive. It's not what I want. I went crazy when Denny signed the DNR because I didn't understand. I didn't understand but now I do, and I need you to understand. I don't want you to go crazy, I want you to have a brilliant career, and I hope that I get to be here for that. But, if I can't I just wanna go to the other side. I don't know what's there but it's gotta be better than hospital beds and tubes down my throat. So please, please don't cut LVAD's. Just if it comes down to it, just let me go. And right now, kiss me. Please, please just kiss me and close your eyes because the beach is so distracting.
Alex: (crying) Alright. (kisses her)

Alex: You're having the surgery.
Izzie: What?
Alex: Shepherd said this is your last shot.
Izzie: Look I under-
Alex: I am your husband, and I say that you are having the surgery!
Izzie: What happened to "this is your decision."?
Alex: That was when I thought you were gonna make the right one! But, you chose wrong so now you don't get to make this decision on your own, because you married me! It's not just your life at stake anymore! It's my life too. My life with you! So you can tell Swinder whatever you want, but I'm telling Shepherd, and I'm telling you that you're having the surgery!

Alex: What's going on?
Cristina: Oh, we're just going over Izzie's IL2 schedule.
Alex: Oh, for after the surgery?
Izzie: I decided not to have the surgery.
Alex: What?
Swinder: Maybe we should come back. Dr. Yang.
Cristina: Yeah.

Alex: I need you to not talk medicine to me ok. Talk to me like I'm your friend. Like I'm the guy whose cereal you eat in the morning, and tell me what to do.
Derek: Karev.
Alex: Please.
Derek: Karev, I can't tell you what to do.
Alex: What if it was Meredith? What would you do if you had to choose between spending a few more months with Meredith knowing she was gonna die. Watching her... watching her sick. Or spending the rest of your life with someone who looked like Meredith, but wasn't her anymore? (Der looks at him saddened, thinking about it) She is the one good thing that happened to me. The one good thing. So I need to know what to do. I need you to tell me, what if it was Meredith.
Derek: I would ask her to have the surgery.

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)

I want to marry you. I want to have kids with you. I want to build us a house. I want to settle down and grow old with you. I want to die when I'm 110 years old, in your arms. I don't want 48 uninterrupted hours. I want a lifetime. Mmm. Do you see what happens? I say things like that and you fight the urge to run in the opposite direction. It's okay, I understand. I didn't, but now I do, I do. You're just getting started and I've been doing this for a long time now. Deep down, you're still an intern, and you're not ready.

Derek