1.08 Save Me
Meredith: So let's go sleep at your house tonight.
Meredith: I mean, why are we always sleeping at my house? Do you even have one?
Derek: One what?
Meredith: A house. With a closet. With your stuff in it. Your personal stuff. Do you even have one of those?
Derek: Mmm. (Derek and Meredith enter the kitchen) Good morning.
George: Hey. You guys want a cupcake?
Derek: Oh, no.
George: Izzie made them.
Derek: You know, I like it here. You said so yourself, you liked having your things around, sleeping in your own bed.
George: You're like a health nut, aren't ya? You eat muesli every morning.
Derek: No, I don't.
Izzie: Okay, the muesli thing, you do. The last seven days, at least.
Derek: Oh, come on. I haven't been here for a whole week. Have I?
Meredith: See? Even they think it's weird.
Meredith: It's just that I hardly know anything about you.
Derek: You know I'm from New York. You know I like ferry boats.
Meredith: Enough with the ferry boats. What about your friends?
Derek: I'm a surgeon. I don't have friends.
Meredith: Everybody has friends. I mean, who do you hang out with? What do you do on your days off? These are important questions.
Derek: Ah, important for who?
Meredith: We're having sex every night. I think I deserve details.
Derek: You have more details than most.
Meredith: See, this is going somewhere weird. I want facts, and until I get them, my pants are staying on.
Derek: Or you could just roll with it. Be flexible. See what happens.
Meredith: I'm not flexible.
Derek: (laughing) There I disagree. Hmm. I've got to go. We'll find these things out. That's the fun part. You know? That's the gravy.
Meredith: That is what I'm talking about. I don't want to be your gravy.
Meredith: Well, you were wrong. You don't always get what you expect, do you?
Derek: What is your problem?
Meredith: Give me something to go on. Anything. What are your grandparents' names?
Derek: I don't have grandparents.
Meredith: Where'd you grow up? What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? Where'd you spend your summer vacations?
Derek: Lighten up. It'll be good for your blood pressure. (Leaves the room)
Meredith: Oh, don't you tell me to lighten up. I'll lighten up when I... feel light.
Derek: You know some people would call this a relationship. The kind where you exchange keys, leave your toothbrush over.
Meredith: Who? Who would call it that?
Derek: Me. I would.
Meredith: And I'm supposed to believe you?
Meredith: Show me something. Give me a reason to believe.
Meredith: Where are we?
Derek: Shh, shh. I'm gonna tell you. All right. My mother's maiden name, Maloney. I have four sisters. I have, uh, nine nieces. Five nephews. I like coffee ice cream, single-malt scotch, occasionally a good cigar. I like to fly fish. And I cheat when I do the crossword puzzle on Sunday. And I never dance in public. Um, favorite novel, The Sun Also Rises. Favorite band, The Clash. My favorite color is blue. I don't like light blue, indigo. The scar right here on my forehead, that's why I don't ride motorcycles anymore. And I live in that trailer. All this land is mine. I have no idea what I'm gonna do with it. So that's it. That's all you've earned for now. The rest you're just... just gonna have to take on faith.
You know when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales? That fantasy of what your life would be - white dress, prince charming who'd carry you away to a castle on a hill. You'd lie in your bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa clause, the tooth fairy, prince charming - they were so close you could taste them. But eventually you grow up and one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is, it's hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely because almost everyone has that smallest bit of hope and faith that one day they would open their eyes and it would all come true.
But the thing is, it's hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely, because almost everyone has that smallest bit of faith and hope that one day they would open their eyes and it would all come true. At the end of the day, faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it. It's like one day you realize that the fairy tale is slightly different than your dream. The castle, well it may not be a castle. And it's not so important that it's happily ever after -- just that it's happy right now. See, once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you. And once in awhile, people may even take your breath away.