Meredith & Lexi's father, Thatcher, walks into Seattle Grace with a need for a transplant that can not happen from outside his family due to his recent bout with alcoholism. A patient turns to Mark with a problem that his family feels is not exactly a problem. Written by
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Every episode of the show is named after a famous song. "Tainted Obligation" is a song by R.E.M.
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Dr. Meredith Grey
The thing about being a surgeon, everybody wants a piece of you. We take one little oath and suddenly, we're drowning in obligations. To our patients, to our colleagues, to medicine itself. So we do what any sane person would do. We run like hell from our promises, hoping they'll be forgotten. But sooner or later, they always catch up. And sometimes you find the obligation you dread the most isn't worth running from at all.
Trading Things In
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