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Dr. Derek Shepherd (Character)
from "Grey's Anatomy" (2005)

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"Grey's Anatomy: As We Know It (#2.17)" (2006)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm glad you didn't die today.

Dr. Meredith Grey: Hey.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Hey. You almost died today.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yeah, I almost died today.
[Derek is at a loss for words and starts heading to the door]
Dr. Meredith Grey: I can't, I can't remember our last kiss. All I could think about was, "I'm going to die today and I can't remember our last kiss," which is pathetic. But the last time we were together and happy, I... want to be able remember that, and I can't Derek. I can't remember.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm glad you didn't die today.
[Starts to leave but stops]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: It was a Thursday morning, you were wearing that ratty little "Dartmouth" T-shirt you look so good in, the one with the hole in the back of the neck. You'd just washed your hair and you smelled like some kind of... flower. I was running late for surgery. You said you were going to see me later, and you leaned to me, you put your hand on my chest and you kissed me. Soft. It was quick. Kind of like a habit. You know, like we'd do it everyday for the rest of our lives. And you went back to reading the newspaper and I went to work. That was the last time we kissed.
[Derek starts to leave]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Lavender. My hair smelled like lavender... from my conditioner.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Lavender. Huh.
[Smiles then leaves]

Dr. Preston Burke: Derek.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Preston.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [Doing life saving brain surgery on Bailey's husband] I just don't want me known as the guy who killed Bailey's husband.
Dr. Preston Burke: [as he's heading out the door to operate on a guy with an unexploded grenade in his chest] And I don't want to be known as the guy who killed everybody else.

Dr. Preston Burke: [Burke and Shepherd walk out of the elevator] Derek.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Preston.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [Asking for Meredith] Where is she?
Dr. Richard Webber: She's right here.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Derek, you're okay... oh... it's going to be okay...
Adele Webber: [to Dr. Webber] That is not the she he was asking for.

"Grey's Anatomy: If Tomorrow Never Comes (#1.6)" (2005)
Dr. Meredith Grey: I can take care of myself. I got myself into this mess and I...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: And you'll get yourself out?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I don't... know that yet

Dr. Derek Shepherd: Miranda.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Excuse me?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Well, that's your name right? It's on your jacket. All right, fine, I'll just call you Bailey then.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: You think you charming, in that talented, neurotic, overly moussed hair sorta way. Good for ya. But if you think I'm gonna stand back and watch while you favor her...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I don't favor her. She's good.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: I'm sure she is.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You know, can I point out, that technically, I'm your boss.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: You don't scare me. Look, I'm not gonna advertise your extracurricular activities with my intern. However, the next time I see you favorin' Meredith Grey in any way I'll make sure she doesn't see the inside of an O.R. for a month.
[turns and walks away]
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Just for the sake of balance.

Dr. Meredith Grey: [upon seeing Derek] Crap.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Crap!
Dr. Meredith Grey: Hi. I'm late.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You're avoiding me.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yes, but also late.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Are we gonna talk about this?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: About us, and Bailey, and what she saw.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I don't need to talk about it. I experienced it... naked.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: This is getting complicated.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Complicated, for me. I'm the intern sleeping with the attending. Bailey isn't speaking to me anymore.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Well, not that that's a bad thing. If I was a better guy, I'd walk away.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yes you would.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Do you want me to be a better guy?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yes. No. Crap! I'm late.

Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: [to Alex in the scrub room during a surgery, after his pager battery died and she was swamped with all the patients on the floor all day] You are hateful!
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: [throws his pager down, jumps up and down on it] You are a Hateful! Hateful, lazy, arrogant... hateful man! Hateful!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Never a dull moment here at Seattle Grace.
[surgery patient starts spurting blood]

Dr. Derek Shepherd: You know they call you the Nazi.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: So I've heard.

Dr. Meredith Grey: Dr. Shepherd?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yeah?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Sorry I called you a jackass.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You didn't.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I did... twice

"Grey's Anatomy: A Hard Day's Night (#1.1)" (2005)
Dr. Meredith Grey: You know, we don't have to do the thing.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Oh, we can do anything you want.
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, the thing! Exchange the details, pretend we care.

Dr. Meredith Grey: Did you choose me for the surgery because I slept with you?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yes.
[Meredith gives him a look]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm kidding.

Dr. Meredith Grey: We should pretend it never happened.
Dr. 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 on to.
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, there will be no more memories. I'm not the girl in the bar anymore, and you're not the guy. This can't exist. You get that right?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You took advantage of me, and you wanna forget about it?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I did not -...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I was drunk, vulnerable, and good-looking, and you took advantage.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I was the one who was drunk, and you are not that good-looking.

Dr. Meredith Grey: Stop looking at me like that.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Like what?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Like you've seen me naked.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Katie competes in beauty pageants.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I know that, but we have to save her life anyway.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [waking up] Ugh.
[picks up Meredith's bra]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: This is... uh.
Dr. Meredith Grey: [grabs her bra from him] Humiliating, on so many levels. You have to go.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Why don't you just come back down here and we'll pick up where we left off?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, seriously. You have to go. I'm late. Which isn't what you wanna be on your first day of work so...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: So, you actually live here?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Oh.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yes. Kind of.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Oh. It's nice. A little dusty. Odd. That's nice. Huh. How do you "kind of" live here?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I moved two weeks ago from Boston. It was my mother's house. I'm selling it.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Oh, I'm sorry.
Dr. Meredith Grey: For what?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You said "was."
Dr. Meredith Grey: Oh, my mother's not dead. She's - you know what? We don't have to do The Thing.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Oh. We can do anything you want.
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, the Thing. Exchange the details, pretend we care. Look, I'm gonna go upstairs and take a shower. Okay? And when I get back here, you won't be here so, um... good-bye, um...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Derek.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Derek. Right, Meredith.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Meredith?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yeah.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Nice meeting you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Bye Derek.

"Grey's Anatomy: Sanctuary (#6.23)" (2010)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Meredith] I hate that you're so happy.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Derek, there's gonna be lots of dirty sex for you tonight. Look forward to that.

Dr. April Kepner: [after April walks into his office covered in blood] April, what is it?
Dr. April Kepner: Did you know I grew up on a farm?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What happened?
Dr. April Kepner: I... I grew up on a farm, so you know, blood... blood doesn't bother me, I... I slaughtered a pig once. That was a lot of blood. "Bleeding like a stuck pig." That's a saying. To bleed like a pig, you know, it means something, but you don't think of people as having that much blood. I mean, you learn in med school how many pints we all have in us, but you don't realize it until you see it. You don't get how much blood... And a skinny person? I mean, my God, Reed, she's like almost anorexic. She's like 5 pounds. You wouldn't think she'd have that much blood in her, but she did. She did.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [trying to interrupt her] April, April, April! You're in shock. It's okay. Tell me what happened.
Dr. April Kepner: Reed's dead. Someone shot her.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to April] Police are almost here. I'm gonna leave. Are you gonna be okay here by yourself?
Dr. April Kepner: You're leaving... You just said that nobody leaves, nobody moves, nobody breathes...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Nobody but me. I'm the chief. This is my hospital.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Cristina and Meredith] Hey, what are you doing here?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Uh... walking.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: We're in lockdown.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yeah, we're not walking outside.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: That's not what lockdown means. It means stay where you are.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Did you know that's what it...?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, I thought it meant...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Look, get in here.
[puts Meredith and Cristina in a supply closet]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: There's a shooter loose in the hospital. Stay in here. Don't move. I'll come back and get you when it's clear.

Gary Clark: Dr. Shepherd?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Sir, you shouldn't be here. It's not safe.
Gary Clark: I know it's not safe here. That's the point. This hospital isn't safe. You don't recognize me, do you?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Mr. Clark. Sorry, I... There's a lot going on here. I have a situation. You should go someplace safe so you don't get hurt.
Gary Clark: I'm already hurt. You hurt me when you decided to kill my wife.
[points the gun at him]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Mr. Clark.
Gary Clark: Shut up. No talking. You're not the man here. I'm the man. I'm the man! I told my wife I would be. I'm a man, and a man looks after his wife, and I didn't. I let you decide that she should die. I wasn't a man then, but I'm a man now. What kind of hospital is this? It isn't safe here. Somebody has to protect people from you. Handing down judgments like you're God.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Mr. Clark...
Gary Clark: You don't get to be God!
[Derek tries to say something]
Gary Clark: No talking!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [long pause, voice shaking] Mr. Clark, listen to me. I know your loss. I lost my father when I was a kid. Two guys killed my father for his watch, right in front of me. Right in front of me. I didn't become a doctor because I wanted to be God. I became a doctor because I wanted to save lives... Look at me. Please. Look at me in the eye. I'm a human being. I make mistakes. I'm flawed. We all are. Today, I think... for you, it's just a mistake. You want justice. You want somebody to pay. You're a good man. I can see that in your eyes. Can you see it in mine? Can you?
[after a a long silence, Mr. Clark lowers his gun]
Dr. April Kepner: [runs out] Oh, Dr. Shepherd! Thank God you're back!
[Derek turns to look at April and Mr. Clark holds his gun up again, shakes for a few moments, and shoots Derek in the chest]

"Grey's Anatomy: Who's Zoomin' Who? (#1.9)" (2005)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: How goes our special super secret silent sunset surgery? I've been practicing that.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: You have too much time on your hands

Dr. Derek Shepherd: Long day.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yeah.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Somewhere out there is a steak with your name on it and maybe a bottle of wine.
Dr. Meredith Grey: This is why I keep you around
Dr. Derek Shepherd: So, we need to talk.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Wine first, talk later
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You trying to, uh, get me drunk so you can take advantage of me?
Dr. Meredith Grey: [laughing] I think I like this rules thing.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Me too

Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: [after he comes out of the bathroom] There's no reason to be ashamed. It's normal, healthy even.
Dr. George O'Malley: I am not ashamed. 'Cause I wasn't doing anything. I don't have to. I have a girlfriend.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: An imaginary girlfriend?
Dr. George O'Malley: An actual girlfriend.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: You know what? It's no big deal, you don't have to lie. I get it. You have needs.
[Meredith opens the door Izzie was leaning against]
Dr. Meredith Grey: What is going on out here?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens, Dr. George O'Malley: Nothing.
[George walks away]
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: He's freaked out because I caught him playing with little Jimmy and the twins.
Dr. George O'Malley: I have a girlfriend.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Ok.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [appearing from Meredith's bedroom] It sounds like fun out here.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: Meredith, I'm so sorry!
[looks sympathetic]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Addison... what are you doing here?
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: You would have know if you had botherd to return any one of my phone calls!
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: [introducing herself to Meredith] I'm Addison Shepherd.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Shepherd...
[Meredith looks very sad]
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: And you must be the women that's screwing my husband.

Dr. Richard Webber: Great syphilis outbreak and a tumour.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: It's probably unrelated.

"Grey's Anatomy: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (#2.1)" (2005)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm well aware of Richard's recovery time. I'm the one who operated on him, remember?
Dr. Preston Burke: I do, you operated, he survived, and chose me to take over while recruiting your wife.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Clearly he has brain damage.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: Addison, what are you doing here?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Your hair is different
Dr. Derek Shepherd: A lot of things are different
Dr. Addison Shepherd: It's longer, I like it, it's very Russell Crowe
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What are you doing here?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: What are you doing here? You just pick up and leave everything, your house, your practice, your friends. You had a life in Manhattan.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Had
Dr. Addison Shepherd: And now you have a girlfriend in Seattle. She seems... sweet.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: The ice you're on... thin.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: She's young. That whole wide-eyed "ooh, he's a brain surgeon" thing happening, but still sweet. Which is what you were going for, right? The anti-Addison.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: If you came here to win me back, you can forget about it.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: did. I flew all the way across the country to reminisce over wedding photos, get drunk, fall into bed, and make you realize you can't live without me. Relax, Derek, I'm here for work. I'm helming the T.T.T.S. case you guys admitted last week. And after Richard's briefing...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Richard knew you were coming out here?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: He asked me to come. Didn't he tell you?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: No, he didn't.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Hmm, well, surprise.The hair though, you know I've always had a thing for Russell Crowe

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [chasing after her, after she finds out he's married] Meredith!
Dr. Meredith Grey: Go away.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Just wait. We should discuss this.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Here's a thought: no. Quit following me.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: At least let me explain.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Explain? You know when you should have explained? The night we met in the bar, before any of the rest of it. Yeah, that would have been a good time to discuss this.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I know how you feel.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Do you? Somehow I doubt that. Because if you did, you would shut up, and turn around and go back inside. Because you would realize that I am this close to getting in my car and running you down in the parking lot!

Dr. Derek Shepherd: That took a lot of nerve...
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Oh, come on.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Requesting Meredith...
Dr. Addison Shepherd: She came highly recommended.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Right.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: So you don't recommend her?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: No, I did not say that.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Just not for her medical skills.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Oh, would you shut up.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: So I go upstairs, as I'm walking down the hall I try to prepare myself for what I'm going to see when I walk into my bedroom. I step on a man's jacket that doesn't belong to me. And everything I know... just shifts. Because the jacket that doesn't belong to me is a jacket that I recognize, what I know now is that when I go into my bedroom, I'm not just going to see that my wife is cheating on me. I'm going to see that my wife is cheating on me with Mark, who happened to be my best friend... I walked out, flew out to Seattle.
Dr. Meredith Grey: And then you met me.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: And then I met you
Dr. Meredith Grey: Well, what was I to you? The girl you screwed to get over being screwed?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You were like coming up for fresh air. It's like I was drowning and you saved me. It's all I know.
Dr. Meredith Grey: It's not enough.

"Grey's Anatomy: Unaccompanied Minor (#7.22)" (2011)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Meredith, tell me exactly what you did.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I can't tell you.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: We can still fix this, but I need to know what you did.
Dr. Meredith Grey: If I tell you, it'll make it worse.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: It's worse already. Meredith.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Listen, I-I... I love you and I'm sorry but I can't tell you anything.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Meredith] You wanted to be treated like a colleague? I'm gonna treat you like a colleague. Alex Karev informed Dr. Hunt that Dr. Grey tampered with my clinical trial. She switched around placebos and the drugs, probably invaildating... my trial.
Dr. Richard Webber: [to Meredith] Is this true?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Nothing I did has any effect...
Dr. Richard Webber: Tell me exactly what happened.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I can't do that.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Do you have any idea what you've done? Do you think that the FDA will get anywhere near this hospital, ever again?
Dr. Richard Webber: Meredith, look at me. If this is wrong, if there's something going on, if Karev is exaggerating, this is the part where you have to tell me. This is the part where you have to deny the charges.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Kick me off the study. There's nothing wrong with the study. Nothing I did changes anything.
Dr. Richard Webber: I'm gonna have to investigate what's going on here, but it looks to me like you just lost your job.

Dr. Richard Webber: This is an extremely serious accusation, Meredith. Can you tell me anything?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I-I-I can't. I'm- I'm sorry.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: How many patients are we talking about here? Did this happen more than once?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I can't say that either.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: She can't say anything.
Dr. Richard Webber: Look, we're going to unwind this, Meredith. Karev is figuring out what cases he was on when he saw you, he'll narrow down the dates and we'll know which patients...
Dr. Meredith Grey: Nothing I did changed the trial. Uh, fire me. Do whatever you have to do.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Look, you don't get to choose, okay?
[Alex knocks on the door, Richard opens it and takes an envelope from him]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You don't get to decide who gets the drug or who gets the placebo. You don't get to decide what information the trial gets.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Nothing I did affects the trial. If you don't know what I did, the trial stays blind.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: The trial is over. You screwed me. You screwed this hospital and you screwed yourself. This is your disease that we're trying to cure.
[Richard is looking through the files Alex gave him]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I mean, I could've picked Parkinson's...
Dr. Richard Webber: [mumbles] It was Adele.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: ...or Lou Gehrig's disease, but I did this for you.
Dr. Richard Webber: Derek, it was Adele.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Meredith] Are you leaving?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, I didn't get fired. I know that's disappointing to you.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: My trial is about to disappear. You really wanna act like I'm the bad guy here?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, I don't.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I know the fact that it is Adele changes things for Richard, but it doesn't for me.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Oh, I understand that.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You couldn't possibly understand that. If you were focused on the millions of people with Alzheimer's whose lives could've been different, or would've been better because of this drug, there's no way in hell you would've pulled this stunt. How is it that you don't know the difference between right and wrong?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Because I don't think that things are simply right or wrong. Things are more complicated than that. This was more complicated than that. It's complicated that it was Adele and Richard. It's complicated that we have a drug in a box that could help her. There's nothing simple about that. I am very sorry that I messed everything up, but I would do it again.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I don't know how to raise a child with someone who doesn't understand that there's a... right and wrong in the world.
Dr. Meredith Grey: So, now I'm gonna be a bad mother. That's where we're going with this?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You've been saying it for weeks. Maybe you're right.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Okay.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I just... I just need some time to think. Some space.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Richard] What are you gonna do?
Dr. Richard Webber: I don't know.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Well, the protocol is fairly clear.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Are you encouraging him to fire me?
Dr. Richard Webber: Look, Derek, I basically pressured her to do it. You'd have to fire us both.
[Derek walks out]
Dr. Richard Webber: I'm gonna have to suspend you, so it doesn't look so bad, but the study... I need to turn the whole mess over to the FDA, let them figure out what to do with it... Meredith, I don't know how to...
Dr. Meredith Grey: I know.

"Grey's Anatomy: Death and All His Friends (#6.24)" (2010)
[last lines]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yes or no? In or out? Up or down? Live or die? Hero or coward? Fight or give in? I'll say it again, to make sure you hear me: a human life is made up of choices. Live or die? That's the important choice... and it's not always in our hands.

[first lines]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: The human life is made up of choices. Yes or no? In or out? Up or down? And then there are the choices that matter: to love or hate, to be a hero or to be a coward, to fight or to give in, to live or die... Live or die? That's the important choice, and it's not always in our hands.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: Get out of here, Meredith before he shoots you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Do not die. Do you understand? I can't live without you. If you die, I die.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I called the police.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Oh, good, they're coming.
Dr. Cristina Yang: M... Mer... Mer, they're not gonna get here. They're not coming for us. They're not gonna get here in time. Oh, God... Mer, w-what are we gonna do?
Dr. Meredith Grey: [to Derek] I picked you! I choose you. You don't die on me!
Dr. Cristina Yang: Derek needs surgery. What do we do?
Dr. Meredith Grey: [to Derek] You stay awake. Stay awake! Derek! Derek, stay awake!

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Meredith] I'm not gonna die. I promise.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Good, because that would be the worst break-up ever.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [closing voice-over] Yes or no. In or out. Up or down. Live or die. Hero or coward. Fight or give in. I'll say it again to make sure you hear me: The human life is made up of choices. Live or die. That's the important choice and it's not always in our hands.

"Grey's Anatomy: It's the End of the World (#2.16)" (2006)
Dr. Preston Burke: Dr. Shepherd.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Dr. Burke. You and I, we've known each other for a while now, right?
Dr. Preston Burke: Yes.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: And we've done several successful surgeries together?
Dr. Preston Burke: Yes.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Your girlfriend is my ex- girlfriend's best friend.
Dr. Preston Burke: Yes.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Why can't we call each other by our first names?
Dr. Preston Burke: I don't think so.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Seriously?
Dr. Preston Burke: Seriously. Dr. Shepherd
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Dr. Burke.

Dylan Young: The chief of surgery has authorized me to tell you you can not stay here
Dr. Derek Shepherd: The chief of surgery doesn't scare me, Dr. Bailey scares me. I'm not gonna be the one to let her husband die.

Dr. George O'Malley: Bailey's in there!
Dr. Richard Webber: Bailey's back?
[looks into exam room]
Dr. Richard Webber: O'Malley!
Dr. George O'Malley: She's in labour. Dr Montgomery-Shephard is examining her cervix.
Dr. Richard Webber: I can see that quite clearly. O'Malley, stop looking!
Dr. George O'Malley: Pretty amazing right? Miracle of life...
Dr. Richard Webber: Our Bailey, becoming a mother. Feels good having Bailey back at the hospital, balance has been restored.
Dr. George O'Malley: That's all I'm saying sir.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Hey guys, what's going on?
Dr. Richard Webber: Bailey's in there.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Oh Bailey's back? That's excellent!
[looks into exam room]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: And her cervix is being examined by my wife... which is an image I'll never get out of my head. Thanks for the warning.

Dr. Meredith Grey: I have a feeling...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I get those!
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yeah?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yeah!
Dr. Meredith Grey: And?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: If you wait long enough, it'll pass.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Promise?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I promise.
[Meredith walks away and Derek stands there deep in thought]
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Hey! What are you doing?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Waiting for it to pass...

"Grey's Anatomy: She's Gone (#8.2)" (2011)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yang, where's Meredith?
Dr. Cristina Yang: I don't know. They fired her. Maybe she's putting anthrax in Karev's locker.

Dr. Owen Hunt: [to Derek] Everything all right?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Uh, Meredith disappeared with Zola.
Dr. Owen Hunt: What do you mean she disappeared?
[Derek sighs]
Dr. Owen Hunt: She had a rough day. She probably just went out for a walk. Derek, there are a hundred possible explanations. Don't assume the worst.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Do you know why I do that? Because lately the level of insanity in my wife's behavior defies imagination.
Dr. Owen Hunt: I know, but sometimes even with Cristina, sometimes they surprise us.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Meredith] I still don't understand what you possibly could've been thinking.
Dr. Meredith Grey: They fired me. Janet basically told me that they were gonna take Zola away. I mean, possibly send her back to Malawi. You and me... I just needed some time. I just needed to hold her and look at her and just think about how everything, everything got so screwed up. You should take Zola. Janet has a problem with me, not with you and we need to do everything that we can to make sure they don't take her away and if that means that you have custody of her and I don't... then, that's what we need to do.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You're not fired. Richard's gonna take the fall for you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: What? He can't do that. I'm not gonna let him do that.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yes, you will. If you wanna keep this baby, you will let him protect you.

Social Worker Janet: [to Derek] A lot of questions came up today, about your relationship, your employment...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Well, she got her job back. That was a misunderstanding.
Social Worker Janet: She disappeared.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Well, that was a miscommunication.
Social Worker Janet: And the part about you two living in separate houses, that's miscommunication, too? Look, I get it. It's not easy bringing a child into a relationship. You're allowed to have some bumps in the road, but this afternoon when it looked like you two had split up, your wife got fired, she lied to me and left with the baby. It set off some alarms. Now, I'm trying to dial them all back, but it's not that easy to do. Once a system has been set in motion, there's protocol that needs to be followed once the agency believes there's questions about Meredith...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Janet, Meredith is the best mother a child could have. She loves Zola and she loves me and if she has any flaws, it's that she loves people so much she will do anything for them.
Social Worker Janet: Derek, please. I hear you, but no matter what I say, Social Services still needs to re-evaulate the placement and when that happens, Zola can't be in your home. I'll give you a minute to say good-bye.

"Grey's Anatomy: Yesterday (#2.18)" (2006)
Dr. Mark Sloan: The guys pretty much a goner right?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Sensitivity, I like that in a stranger. Are you new here?
Dr. Meredith Grey, Dr. Derek Shepherd, Dr. Mark Sloan: Visiting. Confounded by all the rain and it's only my first day in town.
Dr. Meredith Grey: You get used to it.
Dr. Mark Sloan: Makes me wanna stay in bed all day.
Dr. Meredith Grey: We just met and already you're talking about bed. Not very subtle.
Dr. Mark Sloan: Subtle's never been my strong suit. So, do you ever go out with co-workers?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I, um, make it a rule not to.
Dr. Mark Sloan: Then I am so glad that I don't work here.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Are you hitting on me? In a hospital?
Dr. Mark Sloan: Would that be wrong?
Dr. Meredith Grey: [Introducing herself] Meredith.
[Derek slugs him]
Dr. Meredith Grey: What the hell was that?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: It's Mark.

Dr. Addison Shepherd: Put the ice on your hand.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: My hand is fine.
Dr. Richard Webber: Put the damn ice on your two million a year hand. Now, would someone tell me what the hell happened?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: That was Mark.
Dr. Richard Webber: Who's Mark?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: He and Derek used to work together back in New York. And they, we, were all close friends. Until Derek found us in bed together.
Dr. Richard Webber: Did you put your weight behind it?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yes sir.
Dr. Richard Webber: Well, alright then.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What the hell is he doing here?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: I have no idea.

Dr. Meredith Grey: Why do people cheat?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: That's a good question.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Why do you think she cheated on you? Were you different then? Were you a bad husband?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I was a... I was just a little absent. Not that that's an excuse for...
Dr. Meredith Grey: Do you think things would have been different if you had kids?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Do I think she wouldn't have cheated? I don't know.

Dr. Mark Sloan: How come you can forgive her and not me?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I didn't forgive her and with you I have no obligation to try.
[Derek walks off]
Dr. Mark Sloan: Your marriage is over Addison. All you have to do is admit it and then you can come back home with me. I'm going to the bar across the street. Meet me there.

"Grey's Anatomy: The First Cut Is the Deepest (#1.2)" (2005)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [waiting for the elevator, and Meredith walks up] Seattle has ferryboats.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yes?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I didn't know that. I've been living here six weeks. I didn't know there were ferryboats.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Seattle is surrounded by water on three sides.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Hence the ferryboats. Now I have to like it here. I wasn't planning on liking it here. I'm genetically engineered to dislike everywhere, except Manhattan. I have a thing for ferryboats.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: So we're kissing but we're not dating?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I knew that was going to come up.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Don't get me wrong: I like the kissing. I'm all for the kissing. More kissing, I say.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I have no idea what that was about.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Is it going to happen again? Let me know next time. I'll bring breath mints. Put a condom in my wallet.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Just stop it right now.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that Dr. Bailey stopped the bleeding. The bad news is we gave your penis to the cops. Have a nice life.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: So... it is intense... this thing I have for... ferryboats, I mean.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I am so taking the stairs this time
[she continues walking]
Dr. Meredith Grey: .
Dr. Derek Shepherd: No self control. It is sad, really
[he nods and gets into the elevator]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: .

"Grey's Anatomy: Shake Your Groove Thing (#1.5)" (2005)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [Meredith and Derek are making out in the passenger seat of his car] You know, it sounds like the party's winding down. Yeah... Listen To Me!
Dr. Meredith Grey: [laughing] What?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: We should probably sneak inside now.
Dr. Meredith Grey: We've done enough sneaking for tonight. It was good sneaking, but enough sneaking.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [pulling his shirt back up her shoulders] Yeah, I'd say we're pretty good sneakers.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: [as they are about to kiss she knocks on the window] You mind moving this tail wagon? You blocking me in.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Apparently not good enough.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [arrives at Meredith's house and finds her drinking tequila and dancing on her front lawn] You know, in some states you get arrested for that.
[she sees him and smiles they walk over toward each other]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: So you blew me off for a bottle of tequila. Tequila's no good for you. Doesn't call, doesn't write, it's not nearly as much fun to wake up to.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: See it?
Dr. Alex Karev: It's hard to miss.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: A little more than he bargained for.
Dr. Alex Karev: Maybe he's lucky. Maybe this is his way out of the hole
Dr. Derek Shepherd: The hole? Interesting expression.
Dr. Alex Karev: My father was into smack pretty heavy. He was a musician. It's tolerated in his line of work, not good for the family at home.

"Grey's Anatomy: Losing My Religion (#2.27)" (2006)
Dr. Meredith Grey: Just leave me alone.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I just want to make sure you're alright.
Dr. Meredith Grey: No! I'm not alright? Okay? Are you satisfied? I'm not alright. Because you have a wife, and you call me a whore, and our dog died, and now you're looking at me again. Stop looking at me.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I am not looking at you. I am *not* looking at you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: You are looking at me. And you watch me. And Finn has plans. And I like Finn. He's perfect for me, and I'm really trying here to be happy, and I feel like I can't breathe. I can't breathe with you looking at me like that so just stop!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You think I want to look at you? That I wouldn't rather be looking at my wife? I'm married. I have responsibilities. She, she doesn't drive me crazy. She doesn't make it impossible for me to feel normal. She doesn't make me sick to my stomach thinking about my veterinarian touching her with his hands. Man, I would give anything to not be looking at you.

Dr. Meredith Grey: Just leave me alone!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I just wanted to make sure you're alright.
Dr. Meredith Grey: No! I'm not alright! Okay? Are you satisfied? I'm not alright! Because you have a wife, and you call me a whore, and our dog died. And now, you're looking at me. Stop looking at me!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm not looking at you. I am not looking at you!
Dr. Meredith Grey: You are looking at me! And you watch me! And Finn has plans! And I like Finn, he's perfect for me, and I'm really trying here to be happy, and I can't breathe. I can't breathe with you looking at me like that, so just stop!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You think I want to look at you? That I wouldn't rather be looking at my wife? I'm married. I have responsibilities. She doesn't drive me crazy, she doesn't make it impossible for me to feel normal, she doesn't make me sick to my stomach thinking about my veterinarian touching her with his hands! Man I would give anything, not to be looking at you!

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [running after Meredith] Merideth!
Dr. Meredith Grey: Leave me alone!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Merideth!
Dr. Meredith Grey: [runs into an exam room while Derek follows] Just leave me alone.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I just want to make sure you're alright.
Dr. Meredith Grey: No! I'm not alright. Okay? Are you satisfied? I'm not alright! Because you have a wife and you call me a whore. And our dog died. And now you're looking at me. Stop looking at me!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm not looking at you. I am not looking at you!
Dr. Meredith Grey: You are looking at me, and you watch me! And Finn has plans, and I like Finn. He's perfect for me, and I'm really trying here to be happy, and I can't breathe! I can't breathe with you looking at me like that, so just stop!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Do you think I want to look at you? That I wouldn't rather be looking at my wife? I'm married, I have responsibilities! She doesn't drive me crazy! She doesn't make it impossible for me to feel normal! She doesn't make me sick to my stomach thinking about my veterinarian touching her with his hands! Oh, man, I would give anything not to be looking at you.

"Grey's Anatomy: Save Me (#1.8)" (2005)
Dr. Meredith Grey: ive me something to go on. Anything. What are your grandparent's names?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I don't have grandparents.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Where'd you grow up? What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? Where'd you spend your summer vacations?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Lighten up. It'll be good for your blood pressure.
[Stands and leaves Meredith alone]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Oh don't you tell me to lighten up. I'll lighten up when I... feel light.

Dr. Meredith Grey: I want facts, and until I get them, my pants are staying on.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Or you could just roll with it, be flexible. See what happens.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I'm not flexible.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Now there I disagree.

Dr. Meredith Grey: Where are we?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm gonna tell you. All right. My mother's maiden name, Maloney. I have four sisters. I have, uh, nine nieces. Five nephews. I like coffee ice cream, single-malt scotch, occasionally a good cigar. I like to fly fish. And I cheat when I do the crossword puzzle on Sunday. And I never dance in public. Um, favorite novel, The Sun Also Rises. Favorite band, The Clash. My favorite color is blue. I don't like light blue, indigo. The scar right here on my forehead, that's why I don't ride motorcycles anymore. And I live in that trailer. All this land is mine. I have no idea what I'm gonna do with it. So that's it. That's all you've earned for now. The rest you're just... just gonna have to take on faith.

"Grey's Anatomy: What Have I Done to Deserve This? (#2.19)" (2006)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I've been paging you
Dr. Miranda Bailey: I'm not on call, I'm on maternity leave
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I've been paging my wife as well, but she hasn't been answering, either. You know where she is.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Just because I know doesn't mean you should. Some things you just don't get to know, not from me, and really you don't want to know.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You have to tell me where she is, I saved your husband's life.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: She saved my baby.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: So baby trumps husband?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Mm-hmm
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Baby trumps husband?

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [Addison is trying to get him to talk right after he wakes up] It's just too early for me to interpret girl flip-out into normal conversation

Dr. Miranda Bailey: [Miranda is giving Derek instructions as they stand outside from the curtained-off Addison] No moving, no peeking, no pulling the curtain. Just stand there and let her talk to you. Understand?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Is this really necessary?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Do you understand
[speaks more slowly and repeats her sentence]
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Do... you... understand?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm not mentally challenged.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: I'm not so sure about that. Let her talk.
[exits room]
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: Stay where you are. Promise. I'm going to show something. You do not get to laugh. You do not get to gloat... I have poison oak.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [slides the curtain aside as Addison rolls up her blanket for Derek to see] What?
[He leans forward to look between her legs]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You do indeed have poison oak.
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: So are we even yet? Is this bad enough? Have I repaid my debt to society, Derek?

"Grey's Anatomy: Stand by Me (#5.18)" (2009)
Dr. Richard Webber: [to Derek] Nothing we do can stop death. We can hold it at bay every now and then, but everyone dies and that's not on us.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I took a pregnant woman in for a simple surgery and I botched it. That is on me. I should feel badly about that and you should feel badly while I was out here, you sent Meredith out here expectation a ring. Why would you do that? Why in God's name would you do that?
Dr. Richard Webber: I was trying to help. She didn't want to come. She wanted to leave you out here alone. I was trying to help, Derek.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You were trying to help yourself not me, yourself! I hit the ring in the woods... in the woods. You destroyed me!
[gets up and goes inside his trailer slamming the door behind him]

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Richard] Get out!
Dr. Richard Webber: No.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Get out, Richard! Get out!
Dr. Richard Webber: Look, I've destroyed lives before. Several in fact and yours is not one of them. Now, I sent the woman you love out here to help you. I sent the woman who loves you, out here, to bring you back to your life. If you ruin it with her, that's on you. I don't accept it. You're scared, you're drunk. You don't know which way is up. You threw a punch at your best friend, and you threw a ring at Meredith and now you wanna throw me out. I'm not accepting it. Because, I'm older than you, and I've been where you are. You've been drunk for a few days, I was drunk for years and I know you're gonna need at least one friend when you decide to come out of that hole you're digging. I hope you come out of it soon and I'll be here when you do.

"Grey's Anatomy: Enough Is Enough (#2.2)" (2005)
[Meredith gets out of the car, is walking, in the rain, towards the hospital, sees Derek]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Stop.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What?
Dr. Meredith Grey: You're stalking me. Stop it.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Did we not communicate last night?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yes.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Did you hear what I was saying?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Your wife screwed your best friend.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: And then, from that point on, she no longer existed to me anymore.
Dr. Meredith Grey: You had marital amnesia.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: No. Come o... I bared my soul to you last night.
Dr. Meredith Grey: It's not enough.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: How can that not be enough?
Dr. Meredith Grey: When you waited two months, to tell me, and I had to find out by her showing up, all leggy and fabulous, and telling me herself, you pulled the plug. I'm a sink with an open drain. Anything you say, runs right out. There is no enough.
[goes inside, leaving Derek standing outside the hospital entrance]
Dr. George O'Malley: She probably could've picked a better metaphor.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Give her a break, she has a hangover.
[George and Izzie walk past Derek into the hospital]

Adele Webber: You've had counseling?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: We've had adultery, that was enough.

"Grey's Anatomy: Time Has Come Today (#3.1)" (2006)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: It means you have a choice. You have a choice to make. And I don't want to rush you into making the decision before you're ready. This morning I was going to come over... I was going to say... What I wanted to say was... But now all I can say is that... I'm in love with you. I've been in love with you for, ever. I'm a little late, I know I'm a little late in telling you that. I, I just, I just want you to take your time, you know. Take all the time you need, because you have a choice to make. And when I had a choice to make, I chose wrong. Goodnight

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Meredith] I'm in love with you. I've been in love with you for... ever. I know I'm a little late in telling you. I know I'm a little late.

"Grey's Anatomy: Winning a Battle, Losing the War (#1.3)" (2005)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Alex, after Meredith rushes Alex] You might want to leave before I let her beat you with her tiny, ineffectual fists.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: It's not the chase.
Dr. Meredith Grey: What?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You and me. It is not the thrill of the chase. It's not a game. It's... it's your tiny, ineffectual fists. And your hair.
Dr. Meredith Grey: My hair?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: It smells nice. And you're very, very bossy. It keeps me in line.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I'm still not going out with you.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You say that now.

"Grey's Anatomy: Make Me Lose Control (#2.3)" (2005)
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Goodmorning... Richard, I like the hat.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Satan speaks.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Actually I prefer to be called 'Ruler of All That is Evil', but I WILL answer to Satan...

Dr. Derek Shepherd: Nice hat.
Dr. Richard Webber: Shut up.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What are you doing here?
Dr. Richard Webber: I'm going back to work.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You're not cleared for surgery.
Dr. Richard Webber: Leave me alone, Derek. I've been sitting home for a week watching Oprah give away things on T.V. Oprah, Derek! You clear me now or I'll hurt you
Dr. Derek Shepherd: If you want me to clear you, you should have thought about that before you gave chief to Burke. And before you invited Satan to Seattle.

"Grey's Anatomy: Begin the Begin (#2.13)" (2006)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: There is a land called Passive Agressiva, and *you* are their Queen

"Grey's Anatomy: Didn't We Almost Have It All? (#3.25)" (2007)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Don't you see? Don't you understand? You're the love of my life. I can't leave you. But you're constantly leaving me. You walk away when you want, you come back when you want. Not everyone. Not your friends. But you leave me. So I'm asking you, if you don't see a future for us, if you're not in this... Please... please just end it because I can't. I'm in it. Put me out of my misery.

"Grey's Anatomy: Free Falling (#8.1)" (2011)
Dr. Meredith Grey: [to Derek] I got fired.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What'd you think was gonna happen?
[walks away from her]

"Grey's Anatomy: Owner of a Lonely Heart (#2.11)" (2005)
Dr. Meredith Grey: So you're giving up the trailer?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm not giving up the trailer, is Addison telling people that I'm giving up the trailer?
Dr. Meredith Grey: It's just funny, I just would never have pegged you for "that guy"
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What guy?
Dr. Meredith Grey: You know, the "marble bath, private pool, gated community" guy.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Don't peg me, I'm not peggable.
Dr. Meredith Grey: You're pegged, deal with it.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm not giving up the trailer.
Dr. Meredith Grey: [smiling] Whatever you say, Dr. Sheperd.

"Grey's Anatomy: 17 Seconds (#2.25)" (2006)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What do you want Addison?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: I want you to care. I sleep with your best friend and you walk away. He comes here from New York and rubs it in your face, and still you get a good night's sleep. What do I have to do? Oh, I know. Maybe I should sleep with the vet, because that's what it seems to take to send you into a blind rage. But wait, that won't work either because I'm not Meredith Grey!

"Grey's Anatomy: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (#2.12)" (2005)
[Room is filled with noisy children, playing, which continues throughout the scene]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Tim Epstein, 38, fell off the roof of his house.
[One of his children is sitting on him, sticking a fake lizard to his forehead]
Tim Epstein: I was, uh, stringing Hanumas lights and a shingle came loose.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Hanumas?
Tim Epstein: Hanumas. Christmukkah. We go all out.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: [Smiling] Awesome.
Mrs. Epstein: He fell twelve feet.
Tim Epstein: The good news is, my head broke my fall.
[One of the children flings a fake lizard, which hits Derek in the face, who smiles in surprise]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Uh, there are no visible deformities, but he's definitely having some focal left arm weakness.
Mrs. Epstein: He'll probably be fine. He's always been a little hard-headed.
[Tim laughs, but seems to be in pain]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Does your head hurt when you laugh?
Tim Epstein: Is that a bad thing?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Do you wanna follow my finger with your eyes, please?
Jake Epstein: [to Bailey] I know karate.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: [Flustered] Hmm? Uh... You know, your husband might need a little, uh, quiet, so, there's a cafeteria right down the...
Tim Epstein: No, no. Whoa. Let 'em stay. Pain or no, I don't wanna miss out on the holidays with my kids.
[Izzie is playing with the kids]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Who would like to take Mr., uhm, Epstein down for a CT?
[Izzie's hand shoots up]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Stevens it is.
[Izzie grins]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [Bailey walks up to the Chief who is surveying the OR board]
Dr. Richard Webber: Anxiety attacks, aneurysms and ulcers.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Must be December.
Patricia: Chief, Adele just called.
Dr. Richard Webber: Tell her I'm in...
Patricia: She knows your not in surgery. And she said to tell you, quote, "We are going to our niece's school pageant this morning. You have known about it for months. And after what you pulled on Thanksgiving..." and then she, started using a great many words I don't feel comfortable repeating.
Dr. Richard Webber: But I have seven surgeons on vacation...
Patricia: And there was something about "divorce".
Dr. Richard Webber: [to Dr. Bailey] You'll have to cover my ulcer excision.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Yes, sir.
[Chief and Patricia are walking away]
Dr. Richard Webber: The woman is unreasonable. When did watching a six-year-old dressed up like a wise man become... You couldn't hang up the phone?

"Grey's Anatomy: Sometimes a Fantasy (#3.3)" (2006)
Dr. Finn Dandridge: Hi!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [shocked] Finn...
Dr. Finn Dandridge: I didn't think you guys would be here! I just wanted to drop this off... it's strawberry ice cream... a patient made it for me...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: A patient's owner...
Dr. Finn Dandridge: It's made from scratch... real strawberries.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I love strawberry ice cream!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: And you remembered...
Dr. Finn Dandridge: I did! I just thought I'd leave it by the door.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You didn't think it would melt?
Dr. Finn Dandridge: Well you take your chances.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: It worked out for you...
Dr. Finn Dandridge: Mmm...
Dr. Meredith Grey: What exactly is going on here?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: He's crashing our date.
Dr. Finn Dandridge: And where do you think I got that idea?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I didn't crash your date, it was professional.
Dr. Finn Dandridge: You can't operate without her?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I certainly operate well with her!
Dr. Meredith Grey: Enough! This is not dating... I want moonlight and flowers and candy... and people trying to feel me up... nobody is trying to feel me up! Nobody is even looking at me! I'm an intern... do the two of you have any idea how much effort it takes to do all this? I'm waxed, I plucked and have a clean top on and the two of you are looking at each other!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Meredith we...
Dr. Meredith Grey: NO! My fantasy is not two men looking at each other!
Dr. Finn Dandridge: We didn't...
Dr. Meredith Grey: No talking until one of you figures out how to put on a date! I want heat, I want romance... dammit! I want to feel like a frickin' lady!
[walks into her house]

"Grey's Anatomy: I Saw What I Saw (#6.6)" (2009)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: t's not the doctors, Richard. They're all good doctors.
Dr. Richard Webber: I know that. Who do you think this was for? For Jennings, it was about legal, but this was for me. I needed to know who was finally was responsible. At least I was about to do that.
[Derek sighs]
Dr. Richard Webber: Say it, Derek.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Maybe it's not one doctor. Maybe it's too many doctors who don't know each other and who don't trust each other. When I got to that room, it was chaos, because that's the system now, chaos. That has been the system that has been in place since this merger. Your system. I'm saying you should look again at who's responsible.

"Grey's Anatomy: With or Without You (#11.17)" (2015)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm calling post-it. Zola and Bailey and tumors on the wall and ferry boat scrub caps.

"Grey's Anatomy: Damage Case (#2.24)" (2006)
Dr. Meredith Grey: I never should have told you about George.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: No, it's fine. I'm glad I know about him and the vet. You really get around.
Dr. Meredith Grey: What did you just say to me?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: It's unforgiveable.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I don't remember ever asking you to forgive me.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: So was the knitting a phase? Who's next? Alex? 'Cause I here he likes to sleep around. You two have that in common.
Dr. Meredith Grey: You don't get to call me whore. When I met you I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done, so all the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cared? Because I was done. You left me! You chose Addison! I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: This thing with us is finished. It's over
Dr. Meredith Grey: Finally.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yeah, it's done.
Dr. Meredith Grey: It is done.

"Grey's Anatomy: Slow Night, So Long (#7.9)" (2010)
Dr. Teddy Altman: Why would he ask me what my favorite food was? Like he read that's some good ice-breaker from some internet handbook that was handed out at the loser fair. Ugh!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: This is why you don't meet people on the internet.
Dr. Teddy Altman: You're married. You don't get to have an opinion about my pathetic forays into internet dating.

"Grey's Anatomy: The Heart of the Matter (#4.4)" (2007)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You know what I talked about with the other Grey? All the things this Grey won't let me say.
Dr. Meredith Grey: You can say anything to me.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I want to marry you. I want to have kids with you. I want to build us a house. I want to settle down and grow old with you. I want to die when I'm 110 years old in your arms. I don't want 48 uninterrupted hours. I want a lifetime.
[Meredith takes a few steps back]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: . Do you see what happens? I say things like that and you fight the urge to run in the opposite direction. It's okay. I understand. I didn't, but now I do, I do. You're just getting started and I've been doing this for a long time. Deep down you're still an intern, and you're not ready.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I'm not ready right now, but things can stay the way they are and I'll get ready.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Things can't stay the way they are. We can still meet in the elevator, the on call room. And maybe you'll get ready, and I'll wait. I'll wait until you're ready.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Okay then.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yeah, but what if, what if while I'm waiting I meet someone who is ready to give me what I want from you?
Dr. Meredith Grey: What if you do?
[the elevator opens in front of them and Derek steps in]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I don't know.
[the doors close between them]

"Grey's Anatomy: Much Too Much (#2.10)" (2005)
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: Dorie, this is Dr. Shepherd, he's our head of neurosurgery.
Dorie Russell: Another Dr. Shepherd?
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: He's my husband actually.
Dorie Russell: Seriously?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Mhmm.
Dorie Russell: Wow, look at you two. Everybody must hate you.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [with Addison] Oh, you have no idea.

"Grey's Anatomy: The End Is the Beginning Is the End (#9.11)" (2013)
Dr. Meredith Grey: We could buy a house.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: We have a house.
Dr. Meredith Grey: We could buy another house.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: We could buy five houses.
Dr. Cristina Yang: We could buy five houses with yards the size of football fields.
Dr. Meredith Grey: We could by the team to play on the fields.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Who would play against them?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Well, we would buy another team...
Dr. Alex Karev: I should have been on that damn plane!

"Grey's Anatomy: Freedom: Part 1 (#4.16)" (2008)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [as he is walking up to Meredith, walking around, surrounded by candles] Meredith....
Dr. Meredith Grey: [unaware that Derek is approaching] Stupid, corny, idiotic, I can't believe I did this. Stupid, loser, son of a ... I could be at home instead of ... oh stupid, stupid brain man!
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [smiling] Meredith...

"Grey's Anatomy: Love, Loss and Legacy (#8.5)" (2011)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [about Zola] Do you know how long her shunt must have been malfunctioning for her bowel to have gotten this bad?
Dr. Meredith Grey: They didn't know what to look for.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Exactly, because she should've been with us.
Dr. Meredith Grey: But she's not and that's my fault and I may never sleep another night again because of that, but if there's a prayer of us getting her back then we just have to dot our I's and cross our T's and not mess with the rules. Arizona is a great surgeon. Please don't make it worse.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Arizona] What is your plan on fixing this?
Dr. Arizona Robbins: It's just kinked. Once I get in there and I remove the adhesions and fix the obstruction. The shunt will be fine.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What if it's not? What if it's disconnected or broken?
Dr. Arizona Robbins: Then I convert to a V-A shunt. Derek, I can do this. Let me do this.

"Grey's Anatomy: Into You Like a Train (#2.6)" (2005)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Miss Crasnoff...
Bonnie Crasnoff: You're a cute doctor. Cute doctors can call me by my first name.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Bonnie.

"Grey's Anatomy: What I Am (#3.4)" (2006)
Dr. Meredith Grey: You are just one of many men I happen to be dating at the moment.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Really? How many of us are there?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Uh... well... there's... uh... you... and Finn... and...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Well forgive me for pointing out the obvious, but I don't see any practitioners of veterinary medicine at your bedside.
Dr. Finn Dandridge: You would if you turned around.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Ah... Finn.
Dr. Finn Dandridge: Derek.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Can I just say how much it helps that I am on drugs right now.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: So.
Dr. Finn Dandridge: So.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: So, how's life in the animal kingdom?
Dr. Finn Dandridge: 'Bout you, Derek? Slow day?
[Derek's pager beeps]
Dr. Finn Dandridge: If you need to take off that's...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: No, it's fine. I can stay.
Dr. Finn Dandridge: Great.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Great.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Great.
Dr. George O'Malley: Ok, let's get you prepped and ready-Dr. Shepard. Dr. Finn.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Now all my boys are here. You're all so handsome... and such good kissers.
Dr. George O'Malley: Oh... God...
Dr. Finn Dandridge: Excuse me?
Dr. George O'Malley: She's on drugs.
Dr. Meredith Grey: He's an excellent kisser.
Dr. Finn Dandridge: You two dated?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You didn't know?
Dr. Meredith Grey: It wasn't a date so much as a... disastrously... uncomfortable... sexual experience.

"Grey's Anatomy: Haunt You Every Day (#4.5)" (2007)
Dr. Mark Sloan: I put the word out that you were lookin'
Dr. Derek Shepherd: That I'm looking?
Dr. Mark Sloan: Lookin'! Sounds way dirtier without the 'g'

"Grey's Anatomy: Deny, Deny, Deny (#2.4)" (2005)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Meredith kissed me. Addision kissed me. My wife and my girlfriend kissed me on the same day.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: McDreamy, go sit by someone who cares.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Everything's gonna be fine. Addision'll go back to NY. Meredith and I will start over, everything's gonna be fine. Right?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: You so damn stupid.