... The tension continues with Meredith keeping her hand on the bomb, Derek refusing to leave the O.R., Dr. Bailey in labor but refusing to give birth, and to top it all off, Richard has what appears to be a heart attack and collapses. It later proves to be a minor anxiety attack (and who can blame him), which he bounces back from by the end of the episode.
George eventually coaxes Miranda into giving birth, and even holds her while Addison delivers the baby. Thanks to Derek's wizardry, Bailey's husband survives after going into cardiac arrest. Alex and Izzie cope with the stress of the situation by getting busy in the linen closet.
Dylan, a member of the bomb squad, talks Meredith through the process of removing the explosive from the patient. She is able to remove it, and hands it off to him. Dylan ever-so-slowly leaves the room. Shortly after leaving the operating room, he and another member of the squad are killed when the bomb explodes. Meredith, who had followed the bomb squad officer into the hall, is knocked unconscious and sustains minor injuries.
The story comes full circle with a revival of the shower scene from the previous week. Only its tone is serious and symbolic, with a fully-clothed Cristina and Izzie cleaning the blood off a shell-shocked Meredith. From the action and the drama to the birth, death and baptismal cleansing, this two-part thrill ride has been a Grey's Anatomy for the ages.
[narrating] "In hospitals, they say you know when youâ€™re going to die. Some doctors say itâ€™s a look patients get in their eyes. Some say thereâ€™s a scent, a certain smell. Some say itâ€™s some kind of sixth sense. When the great beyond is headed for you, you feel it coming. If today were your last day on Earth? How would you spend it?"MEREDITH
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DEREK: "Hey. You almost died today."
MEREDITH: "Yeah, I almost died today."
MEREDITH: "I can't, I can't remember our last kiss. All I could think about was 'I'm going to die today' and I can't remember our last kiss. Which is pathetic but the last time we were together and happy... I want to be able remember that. And I can't, Derek. I can't remember."
DEREK: "I'm glad you didn't die today."
DEREK: "It was a Thursday morning, you were wearing that ratty little Dartmouth t-shirt you look so good in. The one with the hole at the back of the neck. You'd just washed you hair and smelled like some kind of... flower. I was running late for surgery, you said you were going to see me later, and you lean to me, put your hand on my chest and you kissed me. Soft. It was quick. Kind of like a habit. You know, like we'd do it everyday for the rest of our lives. Then you went back reading the newspaper and I went to work. That was the last time we kissed."
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