1.01 A Hard's Day's Night
Derek: This is... uh...
Meredith: ... humiliating on so many levels. You have to go.
Derek: Why don't you just come back down here and we'll pick up where we left off.
Meredith: No, seriously, you have to go. I'm late which isn't what you want to be on your first day of work, so...
Derek (starts getting dressed): So you actually live here?
Meredith: Yes. Kind of.
Derek: Oh. It's nice. A little dusty. Odd. But it's nice. Huh. So how do you kinda live here?
Meredith: I moved 2 weeks ago from Boston. It was my mother's house. I'm selling it.
Derek: Oh I'm sorry.
Meredith: For what?
Derek: You said was.
Meredith: Oh my mother' s not dead. She's... you know what? We don't have to do the thing.
Derek: Oh. We can do anything you want.
Meredith: Not the thing. Exchange the details, pretend we care. Look I'm going to go upstairs and take a shower. Okay and when I get back down here, you won't be here. So... um... goodbye... uh...
Meredith: Derek. Right, Meredith
Meredith (smiling): Yeah. Mmm hmm.
Derek: Nice meeting you.
Meredith: Bye Derek.
Meredith: Dr. Shepherd.
Derek: Dr. Shepherd? This morning it was Derek. Now it's Dr. Shepherd.
Meredith: Dr. Shepherd, we should pretend it never happened.
Derek: What never happened? You sleeping with me last night? Or you throwing me out this morning. Because both are fond memories I'd like to hold onto.
Meredith: No. There will be no memories. I'm not the girl in the bar anymore and you're not the guy. This can't exist. You get that, right?
Derek: You took advantage of me and now you want to forget about it.
Meredith: I did not take...
Derek: I was drunk, vulnerable and good looking and you took advantage.
Meredith (smiling): Okay, I was the one who was drunk and you are not that good looking.
Derek: Maybe not today. Last night? Last night I was very good looking. I had my red shirt on. My good looking shirt. You took advantage.
Meredith: I did not take advantage.
Derek (smiling): Want to take advantage again? Say Friday night?
Meredith: No. You're an attending. And I'm your intern. Stop looking at me like that!
Derek: Like what?
Meredith: Like you've seen me naked.
Meredith: Did you choose me for the surgery because I slept with you?
Derek: Yes. I'm kidding.
Meredith: I'm not gonna scrub in for surgery. You should ask Cristina. She really wants it.
Derek: You're Katie's doctor. And on your first day with very little training you helped save her life. You earned the right to follow her case through to the finish. You shouldn't let the fact that we had sex get in the way of you taking your shot.
Meredith: That was amazing.
Meredith: You practice on cadavers. You observe. And you think you know what you're gonna feel like standing over that table but ... that was such a high. I don't know why anybody does drugs.
The game. They say a person either has what it takes to play, or they don't. My mother was one of the greats. Me, on the other hand... I'm kinda screwed.
I can't think of a single reason why I should be a surgeon, but I can think of a thousand reasons why I should quit. They make it hard on purpose. There are lives in our hands. There comes a moment when it's more than just a game, and you either take that step forward or turn around and walk away. I could quit, but here's the thing. I love the playing field.