Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Episode 23: "Here's to the Future" Quotes
Meredith: It's impressive, but it took 2 years to get these results.
Cristina: Yeah but, these 2 scans were taken 3 months apart.
Meredith: But, Izzie may not have 3 months. That tumor could start bleeding in 3 days, or 3 seconds. And, since when are you not about cutting?
Cristina: Since it may not be in the best interest of our patient.
Meredith: And Derek's not acting in Izzie's best interest? (Der opens the door)
Derek: They're reinforcing radiology. (Der gives Mer a look)
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Izzie: If Derek cuts the tumor out I could lose my memory, and if he doesn't I can die. I don't know what to do. Alex, tell me what to do.
Alex: Iz, I can't tell you what to do.
Izzie: Of course you can, you're my husband. That's what husbands do, they stomp around telling their wives what to do. It's your job.
Alex: My job is to support whatever you wanna do.
Izzie: I don't know what I wanna do. That's why I'm asking you. Ok, I have an idea. Let's put it to a vote. All in favor of the surgery.
Meredith: No. We're not voting. No ones... no ones voting.
Cristina: I'm opposed... to voting.
Izzie: Just decide for me. Please?
Alex: You don't have to know right now. Think about it.
Izzie: I don't have time.
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Denny: Nice ring. Alex outdid himself.
Izzie: We're gonna have beautiful kids. Is 4 too many?
Denny: 4 is perfect.
Izzie: Ideally it would be 2 boys, and 2 girls. One of which would definitely be a tom boy. And I was thinking I should have them pretty close together, though that might be stupid.
Denny: Why wait?
Izzie: Exactly. That way if I'm not able to practice medicine anymore...
Denny: You won't want to.
Izzie: You don't think?
Denny: Do you?
Izzie: I'm asking you. Why do you keep agreeing with everything I say?
Denny: Because I am you. I'm your tumor. You're talking to yourself.
Denny: At least until you have surgery. If you have surgery. Are you gonna have surgery?
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Swinder: You wanna remove her hippocampus?
Derek: One of them. It's a common procedure for seizure patients
Swinder: Moving her hippocampus could compromise her memory, her speech, she wouldn't be able to practice medicine anymore.
Derek: I have performed this surgery hundreds of times.
Swinder: On cancer patients?
Derek: No. But it's...
Izzie: If you do the surgery I could lose my memory?
Derek: It's unlikely but it's possible.
Izzie: And, if you don't do the surgery...
Swinder: We could shrink the tumor with IL2.
Izzie: If the tumor doesn't kill me first.
Derek: Why take the chance?
Swinder: Have you even done a WADA test to see how her memory would be affected?
Derek: Putting her brain to sleep and asking her to remember a bunch of flash cards is not an accurate assessment of the post surgical outcome.
Swinder: But, it would tell us whether or not she could function afterwards. And, as Dr. Stevens primary physician...
Derek: Fine I'll do it. It's unnecessary but...
Swinder: The surgery is unnecessary.
Derek: The tumor is already symptomatic, she's having hallucinations.
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Mark: How much of that did you hear?
Derek: You mean the part where you asked her to move in with you, or the part where she shot you down?
Derek: I was here for both. By the way, it's just way too early for you to be moving in with Lexie. You don't have to do everything I do.
Mark: This is not about you! I have my own future to think about. Life is short. Look at what's going on with Stevens.
Derek: Don't worry about Stevens. I've got a plan.
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Mark: Hey, I was thinking, you know, with ah, Derek and Meredith getting married, they ah, probably don't want us hanging out in the attic much longer. So, I was thinking I'd start looking for a condo.
Lexie: Perfect. Then you'd finally have a place of your own.
Mark: Actually, I was, you know, thinking maybe, you'd ah, you'd come with me.
Lexie: Absolutely, no I'd, I would love to see it. I'm so happy for you.
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Richard: Who is Santa Claus?
Bailey: An old white man, who lives at the north pole, and enters peoples homes inappropriately.
Richard: No. I'm Santa Claus.
Bailey: OH NO YOU DID NOT!
Richard: Oh yes I did. The Da Vinncci SIHD surgical assistant.
Bailey: Tell me you didn't wait till I'd all but left the general surgery program to buy us a Da Vinncci!
Richard: Care to take it out for a spin?
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Owen: So ah, I had a good session with my shrink this morning.
Cristina: Did you talk to her about your Mom? I mean, have you seen your Mom yet? 'Cause she lives, you know, a few miles away and she thinks your still in Iraq.
Owen: I'm planning to see her.
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Allison: Can you turn him around so we can see the butt?
Izzie: Yes. Alex?
Alex: Ha, what, are you kidding me?
Izzie: (looks away) Oh! Big trauma just came in! (Alex turns around giving everyone a view of his butt)
Allison: That's quality booty.
Allison: Congratulations Izzie!
Izzie: Thank you.
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Alex: Are you sure you're okay to be up and around?
Izzie: Yes. I have good days and bad days. Plus, I don't wanna spend out entire honeymoon in a hospital bed.
Alex: This is not our honeymoon.
Izzie: It totally is. Come on, I want you to meet my friends.
Alex: I know all your friends.
Izzie: You know all my doctor friends. I'm a patient now, you're gonna meet my patient friends, and they're gonna love my new husband.
Alex: Don't make it a big deal.
Izzie: I'm not gonna make it a big deal. (Walks into room) I'M A BRIDE!
Alex: Izz, come on. I'm getting her a real one.
Izzie: I love this one. (shows plastic ring) And, that makes it a real one.
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Meredith: Hey, how long have you been up?
Derek: All night. I was trying to figure out how to get the tumor our of Izzie's brain.
Meredith: Why are you smiling?
Derek: 'Cause I figured out how to do it. Once Izzie's in the clear, we're gonna go to the Bahamas and have our wedding on the beach. The one and only beach club, you can actually have drinks during the ceremony.
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We spend our whole lives worrying about the future, planning for the future, trying to predict the future, as if figuring it out will cushion the blow. But the future is always changing. The future is the home of our deepest fears and wildest hopes. But one thing is certain when it finally reveals itself. The future is never the way we imagined it.Meredith (closing voiceover)
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