Dr. Cristina Yang: [to her interns] I have five rules. Memorize them. Rule number one, don't bother sucking up. I already hate you, that's not gonna change.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Trauma protocol, phone lists, pagers. The nurses will page you, you answer every page at a run. A run. That's rule number two...
[notices the interns are not following her... ]
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: You're supposed to follow me.
Dr. Alex Karev: Your first shift starts now and lasts 36 hours. You're grunts, nobodies, the bottom of the surgical food chain. You run labs, write orders, work every second night until you drop. And you don't complain. You NEVER complain.
Dr. Meredith Grey: On call rooms. Sleep when you can, where you can. You know, but not with anybody. Not attendings, especially not attendings. Sleeping with attendings, not a good idea. Where was I?
Dr. George O'Malley: Er, rule number three. If you're sleeping, do not wake you unless the patient is actually dying.
Dr. Cristina Yang: The dying patient better not be dead when I get there, because not only will you have killed someone, you will have woken me for no good reason. Are we clear? Yes?
Dr. Lexie Grey: [... raising her hand... ] That was four rules, you said five.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Rule number five. When I move, you move...
[awkward pause as nobody moves... ]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Go!...
[Cristina's interns scramble off... ]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Change. We don't like it. We fear it, but we can't stop it from coming. We either adapt to change or we get left behind. It hurts to grow, anybody who tells you it doesn't is lying, but here's the truth sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same. And sometimes, oh, sometimes change is good. Sometimes change is everything.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: I know you didn't wake up today expecting this was how your first day was going to go. You thought you would get to reattach an arm or observe brain surgery. Instead you helped save the life of a deer. You can bitch and complain about it or you can adjust your expectations. Cause like it or not you're stuck with me and I'm the kind of doctor who lets a little kid convince her she can do the impossible. Oh plus when I woke up this morning I thought today was going to go a lot differently too. I thought I was going to get the good interns. Instead I get stuck with the duds. So I have to adjust my expectations as well.