Beat Your Heart Out
Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Episode 14 (02/05/09)
Dr. Bailey had to take a few days off to recover after the organ transplant drama, but wants the Chief to know she’s ready to get back to work.
The Chief is not worried about her at all and actually wants her to become the new Attending General Surgeon, subject to the board’s approval.
For now, she and Cristina have been requested by Dr. Dixon to assist in a cardiac surgery. Bailey’s all for it, until she finds out that the patient is a young girl. For whatever reason Bailey then can't shake the idea of this child dying on her.
Everything goes fine until Dixon realizes that the girl’s heart is too scarred to be further repaired and she’ll need a new transplant.
Bailey runs off to stare at children while Dixon, in typical fashion, breaks the news to the girl’s parents that she’ll have to be bedridden and attached to an IV until a new heart can be found.
Fortunately, Bailey’s kid-watching yields her idea of having the girl carry a battery operated IV in a backpack so she can remain mobile.
The parent’s exuberance freaks out Dixon, and the mom’s spontaneous hugging drives her over the edge. She has a fit and runs off.
Dixon asks them both to hold her tight, explaining how it calms the nerves by citing the practice of putting cattle in tight chutes prior to being slaughtered. She has a way with words, this woman.
After finally calming down, Dixon notes that Bailey is a natural pediatric surgeon. Arizona (the new pediatric surgeon) agrees wholeheartedly.
Bailey seems to consider the idea.
Meredith asks Cristina to screen one of Ellis’ diaries for tales of her affair with the Chief, since Meredith really doesn’t want to read that.
Cristina reads the diary while walking the halls, at one point noting that the romance is actually quite chaste, like a Victorian romance novel.
Meanwhile, Cristina and Owen begin subtly flirting, walking down the halls next to each-other never quite touching, and catching one another’s eye.
Just as the flirtation builds to climax, Hunt sees a blonde woman from a distance, runs into a break room, and has a panic attack.
Cristina uses her lesson from Dixon to hold Owen tight until he calms down.
Sadie and the horde of nameless interns have been assigned to help Izzie in the clinic and are not at about it. Izzie’s still freaking out about the revelation from Denny’s ghost-manifestation.
Now she is using the interns to run tests on her with the guise of teaching them how to run tests. Nothing really comes of it other than the revelation that one of the clinic’s patients likely has cancer.
A man comes into the ER with his wife and refuses to talk to any of the interns or even Alex, saying he needs to speak with “an adult.”
The Chief seems to fit this qualification, since the man grabs him as he’s walking by. The couple had decided to try new tricks to “ignite their love life” especially “number 19” and something got stuck inside the man.
They never say what the object is, but Alex and the interns continually make innuendos, mocking the man’s condition during his treatment.
Chief chides them on their behavior and manages to remain professional until the object has been removed. While scrubbing out, Alex recalls the Chief's word choice - that he would “bend over backwards” to help him - and that's when Richard finally loses it.
Mark has finally recovered from his broken penis and is ready to get back in the sack, but he’s not sure if he should keep seeing Lexie.
Oh, and Derek is about to propose to Meredith.
Lexie is tired of them being a secret and gives Mark an ultimatum – either the relationship goes public or it ends. We'll see what he chooses.
Callie is lonely and berates Mark's stupidity in considering breaking up with Lexie. She generally mopes about the hospital and the bar.
That is, until Arizona corners her in the bathroom and tells her that people talk and people like Callie and people will be lining up when Callie stops being so upset. Callie snorts and asks for some names.
Arizona kisses her and tells her she’ll figure it out.
Derek is still trying to figure out a way to propose to Meredith.
He’s scared to come on too strong and spook her, but he also wants it to be special, so he asks or advice and gets lots – much of it conflicting.
Cristina thinks he shouldn’t make a big deal out of it, the Chief thinks he should make a HUGE deal out of it. Derek continuously ends conversations on his proposal plans when she shows up, which makes her think he’s freaking out about something. Typical Grey's Anatomy.
Derek seems to take The Chief’s advice and enlists Mark to help him spread rose petals, hearts, and teddy bears all over the bedroom.
Just after Sloan leaves, Derek’s phone rings. It’s Addison. [For the other side of this recap, check out our Private Practice site.]
When Meredith gets home, Derek is gone and the room is immaculate once again, except for a rose petal under the pillow.
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