Richard Webber Quotes
Richard: Now's not the time, Yang.
Cristina: I have good hands. They're fast. They're dextrous. They were made to throw ties, and do complex procedures. These hands were made for surgery. Today they should have been deep inside a heart saving a life. Instead, they removed a tick, and pumped a penis.
Richard: What's your point?
Cristina: My point? You know what, you should cut me.
Cristina: From the program. You have to make more cuts, and I should go. Cause if you can't give me a brilliant cardiothoracic attending whose willing to teach me, then I can't get what I need from this hospital. Everyone is scared of losing their job, and so am I. But, if I can't learn. If I can't use my gift, then I... I guess that scares me more. That's my point Sir.
Thatcher: Does the Chief always pay such attention to his patients, or just the ones whose wives he had an affair with? Sorry. How'd I do this to myself? How did I end up here?
Richard: You woke up every morning, and you promised yourself that last night would be your last drink. And you made it, till 9am. Or noon. Some days, till cocktail hour. And you were so pleased with yourself, that you rewarded yourself with a drink. You convinced yourself again, that it would be the only one. You have a disease Thatcher. When you're in it, you can't stop. You can't undo what you did. But, Meredith is offering you a second chance man. You need that liver. You need it now. If you want to live.
Thatcher: I took her childhood. I can't take anymore from her. You... you'd better take care of my girls. You owe me at least that.
Meredith: Is he dead?
Bailey: We rushed Dr Grey's labs. She wasn't a match.
Meredith: Oh, ok. What about Holly?
Lexie: Ah, you... Molly. Our sister?
Lexie She lives at an army base with her husband in Bahrain. Plus, she has a history of DBT so she can't be a donor.
Richard: Meredith, we didn't call you here to... We thought you should know before we go in and tell him. Just incase.
Meredith: Right. Right, no. Thank you for keeping me in the loop. Thank you. I have to um, go prep for my surgery now. Ok.
Bailey: You've got end stage cirrhosis, and the only thing that can save your life is a transplant.
Lexie: How did it happen this fast?
Alex: He bathed it in Gin.
Thatcher: Your friends right. Except for the Gin. I was a scotch man. What's... what's the next step here? Can I get on a list?
Richard: Um, Thatcher, the transplant board has a rule here. An alcoholic has to be sober at least a year before he qualifies for a donor liver.
Thatcher: I'm only 90 days.
Lexie: I'll do it. I'll do it today. I'll go get tested right now.
Lexie: No, they just take a piece. My liver will regenerate.
Thatcher: I can't ask you to do something like that. It's major surgery.
Lexie: You're not asking. You're my dad. You want a kidney? I'll throw in one of those too.
The Mercy West staff will be arriving in 3 days, and when they do there will be more cut backs, and more layoffs. And, I need each and every one of you to step up and be leaders. And, when I can answer your questions I will. If you'd like to make an appointment to talk about your concerns we can do that.
I know it hasn't exactly been easy around here the past few weeks, and I know you want answers. But, I'm afraid I don't know them. Not just yet.
Derek: Isobel Stevens spent 5 hours on her feet in surgery today. Not because she was ready to go back to work, but because she was scared. She's scared for her job and she was scared to show weakness. You don't have to talk to me, that's fine. But, you need to go out there and talk to your people. They need to hear from you.
Richard: Don't tell me about my people. I've been here for 30 years Derek. I know my people. I've spent every hour of the last 3 days saving every job that I could, but some tough choices had to be made. HR is sending out an email to the first round of people to be let go.
Richard: Derek, I'm tired, I'm going home.
Derek: We need to talk.
Richard: Look, I'm busy right now.
Derek: Are you making cuts?
Richard: I said I'm busy.
Derek: If you're making cuts in my department you need to consult with me.
Richard: When it's appropriate I'll consult the people I need to consult with.
Derek: People? I'm not people. I'm the guy that saved your ass. When Jennings came to me, you were done. Out of loyalty to you...
Richard: Loyalty? You came to me so you would seem like a good guy before you stole my job.
Derek: Are you making whole cuts or not?
Richard: Look, I said when I'm ready to tell my staff about decisions I will be making I will. When I'm ready. So, don't come barging in here like I owe you. I don't owe you a damn thing Derek. You work for me. I'm still the Chief of surgery at this hospital.
Derek: Then start acting like it!
I know you all have heard a lot of rumors, and I'm sorry for that. What I'm about to say will be hard to hear, and I'm sorry for that as well. The economic climate is... well you all know what it is. In the coming weeks Seattle Grace Hospital will be merging with Mercy West. I wish I could tell you you'll all survive the merger, but there are only so many jobs. And the board and I have some tough choices to make. I'm on your side people. I'm rooting for every one of you. All I can say is please, be at your very best.
Derek: You're a hard man to track down.
Richard: I'm busy, as you know.
Derek: Yeah, scoping out Mercy West. You planning on jumping ship? 'Cause I assume as a friend you would tell me if there's anything I need to know.
Richard: Those are rumors Derek.
Derek: There are a lot of rumors, and Jennings isn't answering my calls anymore.
Richard: Why are you calling Jennings Derek? I told you I would fill you in when there was something to tell. If you feel the need to go behind my back, at least do...
Derek: Behind your back? Behind your back! I'm the one whose got your back. Don't you forget that.
Richard: Not now, please. Not now.
Derek: it's been a week. You've been avoiding me.
Richard: Not now.
Derek: I am buying you time you know. I am buying you time.
Richard: You have no idea what I've given. You have no idea what I have sacrificed. For every miscalculation you think you see there have been a hundred things that I have gotten right no one knows.
Richard: Did Torres decide about O'Malley? About his organs?
Derek: I don't know.
Richard: I'm gonna see where they are.
Derek: Look Chief I... I know this is the worst possible moment but, we need to talk. The board is planning a coup. They're saying that you've dropped the ball. That our ranking isn't coming up. They wanna oust you. They're asking me to support it. They're asking me to step up to take the job.
Richard: Take my job?
Derek: I told them I'd think about it. I bought you some time, but you need a plan.
Richard: Torres has made a decision.