6.06 I Saw What I Saw
Cristina: I'm putting myself on a timeout before I kill someone.
Meredith: Have you seen Bailey? She was supposed to sign my discharge papers after her appy.
Cristina: Oh good. Go home, get better, and then come back. Cause I need you!
Meredith: Are the Mercy West people that bad?
Cristina: There are everywhere! And there are more of them then us. They are kicking our asses. I miss Izzie. We need more 'uses', so get back here.
Meredith: I have to be discharged first. You want to forge Bailey's signature?
Cristina: No, that'll get me fired. Ooh, ask one of the new ones to do it. Get them fired.
In order to get a good diagnosis, doctors have to constantly change their perspective. We start by getting the patient's point of view, though they often don't have a clue what's going on. So we look at the patient from every possible angle. We rule things out. We uncover new information, trying to get to what's actually wrong. We're asked for second opinions, hoping we'll see something others might have missed. For the patient, a fresh perspective can mean the difference between living and dying. For the doctor, it can mean picking that you're picking a fight with everyone who got there before you.
When we're headed toward an outcome that's too horrible to face, that's when we go looking for a second opinion. And sometimes, the answer we get just confirms our worst fears. But sometimes, it can shed new light on the problem, make you see it in a whole new way. After all the opinions have been heard and every point of view has been considered, you finally find what you're after - the truth. But the truth isn't where it ends, that's just where you begin again with a whole new set of questions.