Owen Hunt (to Kepner): You know I stop bleeding every day. I don't need to write papers and file patent requests. Every day, I compete with death, and more often than not... I win.
April Kepner: Webber just gave me the Grey Sloan Medical Innovation contest. The whole thing. Kind of freaking out.
Owen Hunt: Freaking out because you don't want it?
April Kepner: No. Why wouldn't I want it?
Owen Hunt: Uhh, I just think you'd want to compete is all.
April Kepner: Who wants to compete when you can be the judge?
Owen Hunt: Um, everyone?
April Kepner: Ev... He... He played me? Is that what you're saying? Dr. Webber played me?
Owen Hunt: I said nothing of the sort. But yes.
Alex Karev: My guy's in kindergarten. So, if you want to play human poker, my hand beats yours. No cuts.
Owen Hunt: It's not "cuts," Karev. This not high school.
Alex Karev: Well, you're lucky, 'cause I was a wrestler in high school.
Alex Karev: Avery bought a boat.
Owen Hunt: And a Batmobile, apparently.
Jackson Avery: This Batmobile goes zero to 60 in 4.7 seconds.
Megan Hunt: Your nickname. In Baghdad. Remember? Major Diamond.
Owen Hunt: Yes.
Megan Hunt: Know why they called you that?
Owen Hunt: Well, they told me... sharp, clear, focused.
Megan Hunt: Anal-retentive. High-strung. So uptight that if you put coal in your ass, a diamond would pop out. You thought it was a compliment. Which only made it funnier.
Megan Hunt: I put thousands of hours in to become the best. The best at central lines. The best at one-handed ties. The best military officer. I had my entire career planned. I was gonna attach to Special Forces and become a general.
Owen Hunt: Your qualifications were not up for debate.
Megan Hunt: So you had to convince them that I was wrong for the job?
Owen Hunt: All I had to do was tell them the truth. That you're a child. That you make rash, reckless decisions, and you never learn better because I'm always there to bail you out! If you'd gone with Special Forces, you wouldn't have made general. You'd have been dead in under a month! And 10 years later, what have you learned? Nothing. You're running from your family. You're running from your support system. And why? Because you like the beach?! That's not a plan, Megan. That's a whim. So, yes, I tanked your strat. If I had to do it over, I would do the same damn thing!
Owen Hunt (narration): As surgeons, we rely on cycles. Heartbeats. Cell regeneration. Circadian rhythms. We know something's wrong when the cycle is broken. Our duty is to fix it, to force the cogs back in line. But that break can also be useful, like a warning shot. When we come to depend on a cycle, the thought of breaking it is scary. Even if the cycle causes harm. But sometimes, when we break the cycle, we find something better, something unexpected. Something we never dared to dream was possible. We find freedom. We find peace.
Owen Hunt: I was gonna storm out, and you just made that really hard!
Megan Hunt: That was the whole design!