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"Beat Your Heart Out"


Episode Number: 14

Season: 5


Original Air Date: February 5, 2009

Writer
: William Harper

Director: Julie Anne Robinson

Special Guests: Mary McDonnell (Dr. Dixon); Melissa George (Sadie); Jessica Capshaw (Dr. Arizona Robbins)
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Synopsis
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NowthatDerekhastheengagementring,hesearchesfortheperfectwaytoproposetoMeredith,asLexiedemandsthatMarkgopublicwiththeirrelationship,andBailey,encouragedbyherworkonrecentcasesandbyDr.Dixon,considersanewdirectionforhermedicalcareer.
  • Arizona kisses Callie

  • Christina and Owen share several longing glances with each other.



Recap of Events:
NowthatIzzierealizesthatshe'sill,shetriestestingherselfattheclinic,butdoesn'tgetfarbeforeherinternsarrive.WhenshehastoshowSadietherightwaytotakebloodfromapatient,shedemonstratesthetechniqueonherself,thentellsSadietorunbothtests.Undertheguiseoftraining,IzziehasSadierunmoretestsonher.Sadie'sonlydiscovery:Izzieisanemic.

DerekisreadytoproposetoMeredith,butwantstowaituntiltherightmoment,because,ashetellsMark,"shespookseasily."MarkadvisesDerektowait,Cristinatellshimtokeepitsimple,whiletheChiefadvisesDerektogoallout.DerekissurprisedwhenMeredithmentionshowcutetheirkidswillbe,sohetakesitasasignheshouldgoaheadandpropose.

MirandaasksRichardnottoputheronanothercaseofadyingkid.She'sshockedbuthappywhenhetellsherhewantstopromoteherfromaresidenttoanattending.

CristinapreparesacouplewhosedaughterneedsheartsurgeryfordealingwiththeveryoddDr.Dixon.MirandatranslatesDr.Dixon'stechnicalterminologyintolayterms,butworriesaboutbondingwithanotherchildwhomightnotmakeit.Whenthegirlneedsimmediatesurgery,MirandaasksDr.Robbinstoscrubininstead.Robbinstellsherthegirlwillbefine,andsowillMiranda.Butduringsurgery,theydiscoverthatthegirl'sheartisirreparableandshe'llneedatransplant.Dr.DixonturnstoMirandatohelptalktheparentsthroughit,butshe'sgonetospendtimewithhersoninthenursery.

Dr.Dixontellstheparentsthatthegirlwillneedmedicineeverythreeminutesandwon'tbeabletoleavethehospital,butMirandaarriveswithabackpackthatcandeliverthemedicine,meaningthegirlcangoaboutherdailylife.TheecstaticparentshugDr.Dixon,whoimmediatelyfreaksout.Theonlywayshecancalmdownisifsomeone--whichendsupbeingMirandaandCristina--holdshertight.

MirandaconfidestoDr.Robbinsthatafterherson'shealthscarelastyear,shedoesn'twanttolivethroughanythingsimilar,butDr.RobbinsbelievesMiranda'sdevotiontochildrenmakesher"uniquelyqualified"tobeapediatricsurgeon.

MeredithasksCristinatopre-readhermother'sninthjournal,theonewhereEllisdetailedheraffairwithRichard."Yeah,you'llgoblindreadingthat,"saysCristinaandtakesonthetask.ShetellsMerediththediaryisallabout"longinglooks,"andverychaste,"likeaVictorianRomanceNovel,"sofar,thekindthatCristinaiscurrentlyhavingwithOwen.Until,thatis,awomanarriveswhocausesOwentopanicandrun.CristinafollowshimanddeliversthesamekindofhugehugshejustgaveDr.Dixon.

MeredithfindsCristinainanon-callroom,withOwenfastasleep."He'splanningtopropose,"shetellsMeredith,butshe'stalkingaboutRichardinthediary,notDerek.

LexiepoursoutherfeelingsforMarktoCallie,whodoesn'twanttohearit."Alonepeopledon'tliketohearabouttogetherpeople.It'ssortoflikebringingasix-packtoanAAmeeting,"Callietellsher.

WhenMeredithasksLexiewhat'sgoingonwithherandMark,sinceshe'sbeenworkingwithhimforaweek,sheliesandsaysshe'sthinkingaboutspecializinginplastics.

MarkisconvincedheneedstobreakupwithLexie,especiallynowthatDerekisproposingtoMeredith.LexiegivesMarkanultimatum:SheneedstobeabletotellMeredithandDerekabouttheirrelationship,andifhewon't,"Then,Ican'tdothis."

Derek'soddbehaviorafterherbabycommentmakesMerediththinkhedoesn'twanttohavechildrenwithher."MybabieswillhaveAlzheimer'sandsuicidaltendenciesandsplitends,"shetellsCristina.Lexie,Cristina,andapatientwhoareallinonthesecrettellhernottoworry.

"Youhavebeenactinglikeabasketcase,"MeredithtellsDerekashepreparestoleavethehospitalfortheday,"Ifyoudon'twantbabiesoryoudon'twantbabieswithmycrappyDNA,justsayso.""Meredith,Iwantyourcrappybabies,allofthem,"hetellsher,butinsistshehastogo.

WithMark'shelp,Derekhasdecoratedtheirbedroomwithdozensofroses,candles,aheart-shapedarrangementofrosepetalsonthebed,andteddybears.MarkdoestrytotellDerekaboutLexie,butthinkingthatit'sbadtiming,putsitoff.AfteracallfromAddison,Derekthinksbetterofproposinginsuchamanner,andcleansupanderasesanyandallvisibletraces.Theonlyevidenceofhisromanticgesture:AsingleroseMeredithfindsunderherpillow.

LexiegoestoJoe'sandfindsanemotionalCalliesittingatthebar.Whensheasksherifshe'sokay,Callieshakesherheadandrunsintothebathroom.

Dr.Robbinsfollowsherandtellsherthatsheknowswhat'sgoingonwithhersincepeopleatthehospitaltalk,butsheassuresherthatplentyofpeoplewillbewaitinginlineforCallieassoonasshe'sreadytodateagain."Youwanttogivemesomenames?"Callielaughs,andDr.Robbinskissesher."Ithinkyou'llknow,"shesays.

Atthehospital,AlexwordlesslycomfortsIzzieaftersheshowshimamedicalfile.


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Opening Statement/Quote:

Anyfirstyearmed-studentknowsthatanincreasedheartrateisasignoftrouble.Aracingheartcouldindicateanythingfromapanicdisordertosomethingmuch,muchmoreserious.Aheartthatflutters,oronethatskipsabeatcouldbeasignofasecretaffliction,oritcouldindicateromance,whichisthebiggesttroubleofall.

Ending Statement/Quote:
Itseemswehavenocontrolwhatsoeveroverourownhearts.Conditionscanchangewithoutwarning.Romancecanmaketheheartpound,justlikepaniccan.Andpaniccanmakeitstopcoldinyourchest.It'snowonderdoctorsspendsomuchtimetryingtokeeptheheartstable.Tokeepitslow,steady,regular.Tostoptheheartfrompoundingoutofyourchest.Fromthedreadofsomethingterribleortheanticipationofsomethingelseentirely.

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Beat Your Heart Out - The Distillers

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