Dr. Meredith Grey: You think I want to be here? I swam. I fought. Hard. The water was cold.
Denny Duquette: Alright, but that thing in the tub. What was that?
Dr. Meredith Grey: It wasn't anything! It was... You see me in the tub?
Denny Duquette: I do *not* see women in the bathtub. I *wish* I saw wo - We know things.
Denny Duquette: What happened in that water?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I *swam.* I *fought!*
Denny Duquette: No, you didn't. You *can't* stay here, Meredith.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I don't WANT to!
Denny Duquette: Yeah, you do. It's easier, but you can't. Because George's dad died. Because Izzie lost me. And Cristina - When she was nine, she was in a car accident with her father. And he bled out right in front of her while they waited for an ambulance to arrive. And Alex...
Dr. Meredith Grey: Stop.
Denny Duquette: They're *barely* breathing. This will break them. None of them deserves that. And this, this is the big one, so you pay attention. Do you know what kind of miracle it is that Derek is who he is? Do you know how rare it is that someone like him even exists? He's an optimist. He still believes in true love and soulmates. He's waiting for you. And if you don't come back from this, you will change who he is.
Dylan Young: Meredith, this is not your brain on drugs. This is death. You are dead. You are really freaking dead. You're dirt-nap dead. No more you, *dead*.
Denny Duquette: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, *way* too harsh! Remember we were going to take it easy? That was not easy.
Denny Duquette: Meredith, you drowned. In Elliott Bay, you remember that?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yeah, that sucked.
Denny Duquette: Meredith.
Denny Duquette: She's freaking out.
Dylan Young: She's *not* freaking out.
Denny Duquette: People tend to freak out.
Dylan Young: Trust me, she's fine.
Denny Duquette: Oh, okay Mr. I've-been-dead-longer-and-knows-everything.
Dylan Young: You know what? That's why I don't like to be here with you. Because you don't assess the situation, you just dive right in.
Denny Duquette: Oh, I'm not the one who got himself all blown up.
Dylan Young: [gets in Denny's face] Alright, you wanna do this now or you wanna do this later?
Denny Duquette: [gets in Dylan's face] Oh, I wanna do this now.
Dylan Young: You wanna do this now?
Denny Duquette: I will kick your ass anytime. *I'm* the one with the fresh heart.
Dylan Young: Oh, you're gonna kick my...
Dr. Meredith Grey: This is the brain thing. This is the ketamine neurotransmitter, right?
Dr. Meredith Grey: 'Cause you'd think if it were my brain doing this, the first person I'd want to see, no offense, would be...
[Doc the dog jumps up]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Doc! What a good boy! Hi. Hi, buddy.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I *was* swimming. I was fighting. And then I thought, just for a second, I thought 'What's the point?' And I let go. I stopped fighting. Don't tell anybody.
Denny Duquette: Okay.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Did you just say something? Did you just speak? Oh, Meredith... okay, Mer, I can't understand you. Just try... try again, try again for me, okay?
[Meredith murmurs incoherently]
Dr. Cristina Yang: What? I can't... come on, please... please don't be...
Dr. Cristina Yang: Your brain works, okay? So all you need to do is form a word. *Please*.
Dr. Meredith Grey: [long pause] Ouch.
[Meredith very slowly opens her eyes and tries to focus on Cristina]
Dr. Cristina Yang: [half-laughing, half-crying] Oh... hi! I'm getting married to Burke! Not that that should be anywhere on your list of thoughts right now, but just in case you slip it in the hall later... you are the one person I wanted to tell.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Thank you for not dying.
Dr. Meredith Grey: There *are* medical miracles. Being worshippers at the alter of science, we don't like to believe miracles exist, but they do. Things happen. We can't explain them, we can't control them, but they *do* happen. Miracles *do* happen in medicine. They happen every day. Just not always when we need them to happen.
Dr. Meredith Grey: What?
Denny Duquette: Izzie...
Dr. Meredith Grey: You can see her?
Denny Duquette: No. Sometimes we'll be in the same place at exactly the same time, and I can almost hear her voice. It's like I'm touching her. I like to believe she knows I'm there. That's all you get. That's it. Moments with the people you love. And they'll move on, and you'll want them to move on, but still, Meredith, that is all you get. Moments.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Is this really happening?
Denny Duquette: I don't know. This is your afterlife, not mine.
Ellis Grey: You shouldn't be here.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Neither should you.
Ellis Grey: Just keep going. Don't be a damn...
Ellis Grey: You are - You are *anything* but ordinary, Meredith. Now run. Run!
Dr. Cristina Yang: Do you use moisturizer? Here, take this. Keep it behind the bar.
Joe: Wow, what is this? It smells like something burning.
Dr. Cristina Yang: It's gingerbread.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You're not getting this, are you? Okay, this is ninety-nine cents.
[she gestures to the dozens of bags around her]
Dr. Cristina Yang: You can buy anything for ninety-nine cents. Oh!
[she rummages through her bags and pulls out a yellow plastic chair]
Dr. Cristina Yang: It's small. It's tiny size. It has cat-type creatures on it. But it is a chair. For ninety-nine cents, you can buy furniture. That is America, man!
Joe: That's Taiwan, man!
Dr. Meredith Grey: Well, I don't want to be here. I want to go back.
Bonnie Crasnoff: We were told there wasn't a lot of time.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I'm out of time?
Liz Fallon: Well, we're not sure, baby.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Oh God! I can't - I want... - I had intimacy issues!
Denny Duquette: Yeah.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Do you know how *stupid* that seems now?
Denny Duquette: [everyone nods] Yeah, we do.
Dr. Meredith Grey: It's not enough! It's not enough, just a whiff of Derek, or Cristina! I need to go back! Please? I need - I need...
Dr. Cristina Yang: I'm coping, okay? I'm coping! So uhh... shut up, and look at all my crap!