1.02 The First Cut Is The Deepest
Derek: Seattle has ferry boats.
Meredith (smiles): Yes.
Derek: I didn't know that. I've been living here 6 weeks. I didn't know there were ferry boats.
Meredith: Seattle is surrounded by water on three sides.
Derek: And has the ferry boats. Now I have to like it here. I wasn't planning it on liking it here. I'm from New York. I'm genetically engineered to dislike everywhere except Manhattan. I have a thing for ferry boats.
Meredith: I'm not going out with you.
Derek: Did I ask you to go out with me? (smiling) Do you want to go out with me?
Meredith: I'm not dating you. And I'm definitely not sleeping with you again. You're my boss.
Derek: I'm your bosses boss.
Meredith: You're my teacher. And my teacher's teacher. And you're my teacher.
Derek: I'm your sister. I'm your daughter.
Meredith: You're sexually harassing me.
Derek: I'm riding an elevator.
Meredith: Look I'm drawing a line. The line is drawn. There's a big line.
Derek: So this line... is it imaginary or do I need to get you a marker?
(He turns around to face her. She drops her files and pushes Derek against the wall of the elevator and kisses him. They start making out. The elevator stops and they break apart.)
Derek: We'll talk later?
Meredith: Have you been here all night?
Derek: Mmm hmm. Yup. You know I have 4 sisters? Very girly, tons of kids. If I was in a coma they'd all be here. I'd want them here. Not having no one, can't imagine that.
Meredith: I can.
Derek: What are you talking about? What about you're mother? She'd be here ordering all the surgeons around. She'd fly these cowboys in from Prague to do these amazing medical procedures.
Meredith: That's true. I do have my mother.
Derek: So? We're kissing but we're not dating?
Meredith: I knew that was gonna come up.
Derek: Don't get me wrong, I like the kissing. I'm all for the kissing. More kissing I say.
Meredith: I have no idea what that was about.
Derek: Is it going to happen again? Because if it is I'm gonna need to bring breath mints. (whispers) Put a condom in my wallet.
Meredith (whispers back): Shut up now.
Derek: So, it's intense. This thing I have for ferry boats I mean.
Meredith: I'm so taking the stairs this time.
Derek: You have no self control. It's sad. Really.
It's all about lines. The finish line at the end of residency, waiting in line for a chance at the operating table, and then there's the most important line, the line separating you from the people you work with. It doesn't help to get too familiar to make friends. You need boundaries, between you and the rest of the world. Other people are far too messy. It's all about lines... drawing lines in the sand and praying like hell no one crosses them.
At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy, that's how we're made. So you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here's what I know. If you're willing to throw caution to the wind and take a chance, the view from the other side... is spectacular.