Meredith Grey: For the longest time, ferry boats made me sad. But from now on, I will look at them the way my husband did. I will see the beauty. I will see the wind, the air, the sea, the motion. I will see the possibility because of the two of you. I have never seen two people bring out better in each other. And if the two of you can take this day and turn it into lemonade, then you can do anything. So, Alex Karev, do you want to marry Jo Wilson?
Alex Karev: I do.
Minister: Do you, Matthew, take April as your wife?
Matthew Taylor: I do.
Meredith Grey: Jo Wilson, do you want to marry Alex Karev?
Jo Wilson: I super do.
Minister: And do you, April, take Matthew as your husband?
April Kepner: I do.
Meredith Grey: By the power vested in me by the Internet...
Minister: And by the power vested in me and with God's abundant blessings, I pronounce you husband and wife.
Meredith Grey: I now pronounce you married. You may kiss the bride.
Minister: You may kiss the bride.
Meredith Grey: What do you want to do now? You want to borrow my Post-it notes?
Alex Karev: You know, even if I have to leave, I'm never leaving you. You know that.
Meredith Grey: I know that.
Alex Karev: And, uh, Maggie showed me something. If you click that button right there, you can become an ordained minister instantly. (Meredith clicks the button)
Meredith Grey: Andrew, you're young, and you have that face. You're gonna fall in love again, and you're gonna get your heart broken again. And that's life. And it's beautiful, and it's messy. It's a beautiful mess, but you can't cling to what was. You have to look to what might be... (Andrew kisses her) Andrew...
Andrew DeLuca: What?
Meredith Grey: That is not what I meant.
Andrew DeLuca: It's not?
Meredith Grey: No, this is not a seduction.
Andrew DeLuca: Oh, God. I'm so sorry. Am I fired?
Meredith Grey: No, I'm flattered.
Alex Karev: Oh! Hey, I thought we weren't supposed to see each other today.
Arizona Robbins: You aren't. You're not. What are you doing?
Jo Wilson: I got it... Mass Gen. I got the fellowship at Mass Gen.
Alex Karev: What?
Meredith Grey: You are not supposed to see each other today.
Alex Karev: Ah, you got married on a post-it.
Zola Shepherd: Are you ever gonna get married again?
Meredith Grey: I don't think so, Zozo. I... You know, I-I already had one great love in my life. I don't want to be too greedy.
Zola Shepherd: Mom, I don't think love is like candy. I don't think you could be too greedy for it, and I don't think you could fill up on it.
Meredith Grey: When did you turn 40?
Meredith Grey (narration): A recent study found that marriage actually has health benefits. Married people live longer, have fewer strokes, and fewer heart attacks than people who are single. Scientific or not, I find that study incredibly irritating. Happily, there are other studies that tell us the real truth about the health benefits of marriage, which is that the benefits have nothing to do with marriage at all. Because those studies have shown that staying in an unhappy marriage is the worst thing you can do for your health and your children. So better health is a direct result of healthy relationships. You don't need a spouse, you just need someone you can trust. You need someone you can talk to. You need someone who will celebrate your wins and grieve your losses. You need someone who can forgive you. You need someone who will show up, no questions asked, and walk with you through every unexpected twist and turn life throws your way.
Meredith Grey: Did you see anything? Any dead people? I did. I even saw my dead dog.
April Kepner: No. No, I didn't. I... I remember calling 911. I remember falling, realizing I couldn't get up. And I remember... feeling warmer... and warmer... and safer. And then... And then I was here.
Meredith Grey: I came back.
Alex Karev: I remember.
Meredith Grey: All this time, I felt like I'd been robbed, but... I came back, so all the years I had with Derek and the... the kids and the marriage, it's... it's all a bonus.
Alex Karev: I hated Kepner at first. I hated her because I wished I was more like her. She was always prepared, always excited. She... She cared. She liked her patients. And she knew her stuff. She's good. She was all the things I wasn't, all the things I had to work to be. She was just born that way.
Meredith Grey: You gotta stop saying "was."
Meredith Grey (narration): In surgery, we work to make our sutures as precise as we can. We try to minimize scars and to return full function. We try not to leave any trace of the injury. In Japan, when a piece of pottery breaks, some potters fill the cracks with gold. The potters, they see the repair as something beautiful. They know that the unexpected happens. Change happens. They know that nobody gets through this world in one piece. That doesn't have to diminish us. The cracks are part of our history. They will always be with us. They made us better. They made us stronger. They made us something new.
Meredith Grey (narration): Before surgery, we ask patients a series of questions. Do you have a job to return to? Do you have a support system at home? We're screening for mental illness. Anxiety, depression, delusions. We need to make sure you're of sound mind. We need to make sure you know what to expect. But if we check patients for mental illness, why not surgeons? Someone should really get on that. Fixing your mental health isn't like surgery. You can't just run the blood work and check the vitals. With mental health, progress is way harder to measure and if something's wrong, we have to take action. There's a lot of uncertainty. There's a lot of fear. And what might be easy for one person, for someone else might take inner strength you can't even imagine. But we have to try. We have to stand up to our demons. We have to face reality whenever possible and ask for help when we can't. And when we do that, healing is possible.
Jackson Avery: I'll be damned if I'm gonna let my grandfather do to you what he did to all these women.
Meredith Grey: Just read it.
Catherine Avery: "The time has come for new vision, new light, and new hope. We know that a culture can't change with a single statement. Comprehensive, systemic change is required. But let that change begin now... with the dissolution of the Harper Avery Foundation, effective immediately." Darling, this is insane.
Jackson Avery: Keep reading, please.
Catherine Avery: "In its place, a new foundation, dedicated to the preservation and nurturing of all 72 hospitals..."
Advisor: If I am not buying this, I don't know how you think the public will.
Jackson Avery: Why are you still here?
Advisor: Because I am trying to save you from committing financial suicide.
Meredith Grey: Will you please just read the underlined part?
Catherine Avery: "We also make a solemn promise... To give voice to those who were silenced. To listen to, and to learn from, every woman's story. To repay, retrain, and rehire every victim of Harper Avery's abuse. We hope you'll join us in supporting, with enthusiasm... the Catherine Fox Foundation. Sincerely yours, Catherine Fox."
Advisor: Ugh. What a lovely moment this is. A billion-dollar moment, one might say.
Jackson Avery: Honestly, the name idea was Meredith's.
Meredith Grey: It was all him. But can we please get this re-engraved (Harper Avery trophies), because I worked way too hard for it.
Zola Shepherd (about Andrew): How come Maggie's friend never has to take a bath and we do?
Meredith Grey: Because he's... European.
Meredith Grey (narration): In your first year as an attending surgeon, you're told to take babysteps. Look for the easy cases, the sure wins. No sense of making an ass of yourself. Better to rack up some easy victories. You can't avoid bad outcomes for your whole career, but you can sure try. 'Cause getting a bad reputation can finish you before you start. We define ourselves by our actions, but it doesn't mean we have to live by that definition. We can change our own story. We can refuse to accept the way people define us. We can work like hell to escape a bad reputation, only to wonder if we succeeded. It can be hard to shake the mistakes of the past. They'll always come back to haunt us. But one thing we never do. We don't stop. We don't quit. We get up and re-join the fight.