Carolyn: Your father always wanted you to have this for the right girl. Addy wasn't right clearly.
Derek: You spent less than an hour with Meredith, you barely even know her.
Carolyn: I know enough. I know its easier to have compassion for a good person than a murderer. I know how angry you are about what happened to Dad.
Derek: Of course I'm angry. Aren't you?
Carolyn: I still can't sleep on his side of the bed, the mattress is wearing unevenly. But no, no, not angry. Not anymore. Oh sweetheart, you see things in black and white.
Derek: Mmm.
Carolyn: Meredith doesn't.
Derek: No.
Carolyn: You need a spoonful of that. You need her. She's the one.
Derek: Yeah.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Episode 12: "Sympathy for the Devil"
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We're human. We make mistakes. We misestimate. We call it wrong. But when a surgeon makes a bad judgment call, it's not as simple. People get hurt. They bleed. So we struggle over every stitch. We agonize over every suture because the snap judgments, the ones that comes to us quickly and easily without hesitation, they're the one that haunts us forever.

Meredith (narrating)

My mother used to say this about residency, "It takes a year to learn how to cut. It takes a lifetime to learn not to." Of all of the tools on the surgical tray, sound judgment is the trickiest one to master. And without it, we're all just toddlers running around with ten blades.

Meredith (narrating)

Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Episode 12 Music

  Song Artist
Take away the words Take Away The Words Winterpills iTunes
Song All The Same To Me Grey's Anatomy Anya Marina iTunes
Song What A Pity Right Away, Great Captain!