Meredith Grey (to Derek): That was amazing. You practice on cadavers, you observe and you think you know what you're gonna feel like standing over that table, but... that was such a high. I don't know why anybody does drugs.
George O'Malley: You know, my parents tell everyone they meet that their son's a surgeon, as if it's a big accomplishment. Superhero or something. If they could see me now.
Meredith Grey: When I told my mother I wanted to go to medical school, she tried to talk me out of it. Said I didn't have what it takes to be a surgeon, that I'd never make it. So the way I see it, superhero sounds pretty damn good.
George O'Malley: We're gonna survive this, right?
Alex Karev: He's 007.
Random Intern 1: 007, yep.
Random Intern 2: A total 007.
Izzie Stevens: What's "007" mean?
Meredith Grey: License to kill.
Derek Shepherd: Dr. Shepherd? This morning, it was Derek. Now it's Dr. Shepherd.
Meredith Grey: Dr. Shepherd, we should pretend it never happened.
Derek Shepherd: What never happened? You sleeping with me, or you throwing me out this morning? Because both are fond memories I'd like to hold onto.
Meredith Grey: No, there will be no memories. I'm not the girl in the bar anymore, and you're not the guy. This can't exist. You get that, right?
Miranda Bailey: I have five rules. Memorize them. Rule number one: Don't bother sucking up. I hate you. That's not gonna change. Trauma protocol, phone list, pagers, nurses will page you. You will answer every page at a run. A run! That's rule number two. Your first shift starts now and lasts 48 hours. You're interns, grunts, nobodies, bottom of the surgical food chain. You run labs, write orders, work every second night until you drop, and don't complain. On-call rooms. Attendings hog them. Sleep when you can where you can, which brings me to rule number three. If I'm sleeping, don't wake me unless your patient is dying. Rule four: The dying patient better not be dead when I get there. Not only will you have killed someone, you woke me for no reason. We clear? (Meredith raises her hand) Yes?
Meredith Grey: You said five rules. That was only four.
Miranda Bailey: Rule number five: When I move, you move.
Meredith Grey (narration): The game. They say a person either has what it takes to play, or they don't. My mother was one of the greats. Me on the other hand, I'm kinda screwed. Like I said, I'm screwed. I can't think of any one reason why I want to be a surgeon. But I can think of a thousand reasons why I should quit. They make it hard on purpose. There are lives in our hands. There comes a moment when it's more than just a game. And you either take that step forward or turn around and walk away. I could quit, but here's the thing. I love the playing field.
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.
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