5.08 These Ties That Bind
Cristina: Apparently they went backpacking around Europe together or something. Before med school. You know that woman all but kicked me out of the bed?
Cristina: And "death" ... Meredith's name's not "death." It's Mer!
Derek: I really feel for you.
Cristina: I mean she's never even mentioned this woman. How good a friend could she be?
Derek: Good enough to kick us both out of bed.
Meredith: Lexie may be a secret cutter, and there's still no word on why Hahn quit.
Derek: Is that true, about Lexie?
Meredith: I don't know. How would I know?
Derek: If it's true, what are you gonna do about it?
Derek: Meredith you can't do nothing, she's your sister.
Derek: And your family.
Meredith: I'm not understanding.
Derek: Lexie is your family. Forget it.
Derek: You're gonna tell me about "Death and Die"
Meredith: No. But I did talk to Lexie for you, and now I need you to do something for me.
Derek: What's that?
Meredith: I need you to tell Mark to keep his Little Sloan out of Little Grey.
Derek: Is he hitting on you?
Meredith: No, not my Little Grey, Lexie's Little Grey. I don't know what's going on with her, but the last thing she needs is Sloan going on man-whore on her. So, you need to tell him to step away from Little Grey.
Derek: Alright, I'll se what I can do.
Derek: Tell me the stories.
Meredith: What stories?
Derek: One's you don't want Sadie tell me.
Meredith: They're ancient history, humiliating and ridiculous.
Derek: Ridiculous is a grown man telling another grown man to stay out a women's Little.
Meredith: You did it?
Derek: I did. In those exact words. I did it because... It was nice to see you sticking up for your sister. I did it for you. So now you own me (kisses her)... a story.
Meredith: Okay fine. But you can never tell anyone ever.
It's intense what happens is the OR. When lives are on the line. And you're poking in brains like they're sillypuddy. You form a bond with the surgeons right next to you. An unbreakable, indescribable bond. It's intimate being tight together like that. Whether you like it or not, whether you like them or not, you become family.
The ties that bind us are sometimes impossible to explain. They connect us even after it seems like the ties should be broken. Some bonds define distance, and time, and logic.