14x21 - Bad Reputation

[SINGING IN ITALIAN]

[PLAYS DISCORDANT NOTE]

Zola!

[STRUMMING GUITAR]

MEREDITH: In your first year as an attending surgeon...

[SINGING CONTINUES]

...you're told to take baby steps.

[SINGING CONTINUES]

Look for the easy cases, the sure wins.

Hey. Come on.

Is it hard to learn to play guitar?

Apparently, yes.

No sense of making an ass of yourself.

I can't understand what he's singing.

And let's be thankful for that.

Better to rack up some easy victories.

Mom, your trophies.

Are you bringing them for show and tell?

No. Show and tell is when you're proud of something.

This is more like... if Mommy bought milk, and it was spoiled, and I have to return it.

[PLAYS DISCORDANT NOTE]

[SINGING CONTINUES]

[STRUMMING, SINGING STOPS]

Andrew, I'm going to work.

At the hospital.

Remember, the big building with a lot of sick people inside?

- Would you like to come?

- I already called in sick.

You know you're not sick.

My whole body just... it hurts, okay?

I'm sick.

How come Maggie's friend never has to take a bath and we do?

Because he's European.

Would you go get your brother and sister, please?

[THE GREAT ESCAPE'S "I CAN'T RESIST" PLAYS]

You can't avoid bad outcomes for your whole career, but you can sure try.

[SCREAMS]

[SCREAMS, LAUGHS]

♪ Hey, what you got in the shop for me? ♪

♪ Hey, silver lining

just in time for tea ♪

♪ Hey, chaos touch me ♪

♪ Seductively soothing my intensity ♪

♪ Hey, I'm jumping ship and not giving up ♪

Excuse me. Do you work here?

Yes, I do.

Oh, great.

Can you respond to this morning's harassment allegations by the radiologist in Phoenix?

She claims Harper Avery shoved her up against a...

How does it feel to be working under the name of an alleged sexual predator?

Are those Harper Avery Awards?

What are you doing with them?

I'm returning them.

Excuse me.

[INDISTINCT QUESTIONS]

Excuse me. Excuse me.

'Cause getting a bad reputation...

Excuse me.

...can finish you before you start.

Hey, I'm pulling the plug on your contest.

I'm killing it.

What do you want me to do with the $ million?

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

No, no. If word gets out that Harper Avery's grandson secretly funded a competition that he entered himself?

Well, that's just gonna mean more nasty headlines that we do not need right now.

Dr. Bai...

You funded the contest?

You knew, didn't you?

I beg your pardon?

Of course you knew. You had to know.

You made up the rules. [SCOFFS]

"Rules." What a crock.

Look, I really have no idea what you're talking about.

I am not a cheater.

I have never cheated on anything in my life.

Um, why are you telling me this?

[HUSHED VOICE] I know Jackson put up the money for the contest and asked you to judge.

Wait. Wait.

[HUSHED VOICE] Jackson put up the money for the contest?

Who asked you to judge?

Slimy!

That's what it was. It was slimy.

Come again, now?

You set me up to make it look like I'm in cahoots with my ex-husband?

That is... That is low.

What the hell are you talking about?

I'm talking about you duping me into a phony director position where I unwittingly decide who wins the prize money that my ex-husband put up so that I look slimy.

Because you are! Slimy!

All due respect!

Mom, we need to talk about this contest.

Honey, come in. I want you to meet...

Erin Mason, crisis management.

You're just the man I was looking for.

And he sure is camera-friendly.

That doesn't hurt us.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

You assured me you and I could handle this together.

Dr. Avery, if I had an aggressive cancer, would you recommend I operate on myself or hire a professional?

Sweetheart, this is what Erin does.

Let's hear her out.

That lawsuit brought by the women who signed and then violated their NDAs?

It's tip of the iceberg.

This is a developing situation, and it's getting worse by the minute.

So, this is how you get out from under the bad name of Harper Avery?

With a surgical innovation contest secretly funded by his damn grandson?

- What?

- And that's out. Okay.

Wait. Jackson, you're the anonymous donor?

What's this now?

You put up the money, and then you entered the contest?

You entered your own contest?

Oh, God. Is this some kind of tax-evasion scheme?

What? No. It's just me trying to do some good.

Anonymously. That's it.

Well, that didn't work.

Public perception is everything, and they're going to destroy you if this gets out.

Then, let's not let it get out.

Agreed. And to that end, I have some good news.

[CLEARS THROAT]

You are welcome.

What's this?

It is a distraction for the press.

I've been in touch with the various medical charities, and Angels of Humanity has a very high-profile surgery for you.

You want me to operate on a child as a PR stunt?

- Are you kidding?

- No. I want you to heal a child.

This patient is arriving this morning, and we would like you to work with Meredith Grey.

Of course you would. Maybe because she just won a Harper Avery?

No, because she's giving hers back... and her mother's.

We're in a Category Five storm, here.

We need good press, yesterday.

Then, we are going to go after these women.

We are going to attack their...

No, no, no, no, no.

You will not go after any of these wom... no.

Listen, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, someone is going down for this.

I have spent most of my adult life building up the Avery name, and now it's gonna take me down.

I guess I could just go back to being Catherine Fox.

JACKSON: Oh, that's great, Mom.

Thanks, from your Avery son and granddaughter.

Look, if it's a scapegoat they want, I'm the one that signed the settlements.

Catherine.

- I could live with that.

- Absolutely not.

There's no way a powerful black woman is gonna take the fall for a rich old white guy that couldn't keep his damn hands to himself. No.

Jackson, I love your passion, but this is not up to you.

I'm still in charge of this foundation.

It's not your decision.

Now go. Meet your patient.

[SIGHS]

[HUSHED CONVERSATION]

[HUSHED VOICE] Hey.

You returned the awards?

Is that really necessary?

Yes, it was.

You didn't want to give us a heads up, Meredith?

Did you really think you were gonna get away with rigging the contest?

No. How does the news travel so fast?

I didn't rig any contest.

It's pretty ballsy.

Were you gonna act like you weren't gonna win, and then, at the minute, just pull ahead and be like, "Hey, look, I won"?

Right. Are you joking, or do you really think that's something I would do?

I mean, I don't know what to think.

Do you care to explain?

I don't, no.

I do need your help on a craniofacial dysplasia excision.

- What do you say?

- A PR stunt?

No, thanks.

Whoa.

Is that...

I think that is our patient.

Are you sure you don't want to help?

What. Is there something on my face?

[NERVOUS LAUGHTER]

Okay, Grassy Lane Farm? Too pricey?

No. I mean, if you like it, let's do it.

Okay, the Old Piano Factory.

There's this -tiered pricing thingy.

Old Piano Factory is gorgeous, but you would... you'd need a time machine.

'Cause you'd have to go back like six months to even think about booking it for this year.

But have you thought about Magnolia's?

Or Cloudland Inn?

- Ooh, ooh, ooh!

- Green Shutters. Look that one up.

Karev, Wilson, what are you doing?

Well, my surgery got cancelled 'cause of Handsy Avery.

So, we are trying to plan a wedding, but we suck at it.

Yes! That's good. Plan your wedding.

Set the date. Put it on the calendar.

This place needs morale.

This place needs some things to feel good about and look forward to.

Yeah, yeah, lock that down.

Great, now it's a work thing.

I'll do it.

I mean, I just lost my contest.

I know I left my own wedding at a pretty inopportune time, but prior to that, I planned the hell out of it.

If you need help, I can do it.

I just need a date and a budget.

Okay, we're doing that.

- [CHUCKLING] Really?

- Yeah. We hate party planning.

And if I promise not to leave you at the altar, can we just let her do it?

I feel like I just won the lottery.

Okay.

So, budget.

Okay, this...

This is what I can kick in.

Now you check your account.

What's wrong? Are you broke?

Do I have to tell Beyoncé that we can't afford her?

Seriously, what's wrong?

Did it just turn into, like, a BYOB kind of thing?

Can't do this right now.

[INDISTINCT QUESTIONS]

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

Are you sure you don't want to take him somewhere else?

I mean, it's only his -month checkup.

No. Karev said he'd do it.

It's a perk, so I'm taking it.

Plus, the birth mom's coming here.

Right.

And I still think it's weird that she has the right to just show up at his doctor's appointments.

Owen, you're fostering. You might not get to adopt him.

[SIGHS] I know.

I keep trying to think of it as, like, a practice baby.

But he is such a cute practice baby.

[LAUGHS]

- Okay.

Now, protect him like a football. Let's go.

Okay.

[CAR DOOR CLOSES]

[INDISTINCT TALKING]

[INDISTINCT QUESTIONS]

No comment! No comment!

- [ELEVATOR BELL DINGS]

- Ooh! Hey!

Oh, hey.

You're so late.

- [SIGHS]

- Did you get stopped by those reporters?

No. I was dealing with a very sad Sofia. Sobbing again.

Refusing to go to school.

I mean, I just... I had to bribe her with snuggle time.

And I promised her I would stay home with her tomorrow.

Poor thing, she just hates school.

And I don't...

I don't know what to do.

That's too bad.

Maybe you can bribe me with some snuggle time after my consult.

[ELEVATOR BELL DINGS]

His parents are loving people.

They took him for a surgery in Caracas, but no one would touch it.

And it kept growing.

He's a great kid.

Do you think you can help him?

We certainly hope so.

[RINGTONE PLAYING]

- Will you excuse me?

- Yeah, of course.

Hello?

In these old scans, it's extending into the orbit and putting pressure on his optic nerve

Yeah. That's definitely a concern.

I'm also worried about his airway.

Helm, his head's tilted a bit. Can you get in there and readjust, please?

HELM: Copy that.

Just need another angle...

Oh, good. This is my good side.

[LAUGHS] Totally.

[WHIRRING]

I know what you're thinking... good-looking and funny.

Some people just have all the luck.

[CHUCKLES]

[DOOR OPENS, CLOSES]

Thank you.

MEREDITH: It's growing deep into the retropharynx

Which is why I'm worried about him losing his ability to speak... asphyxiating in his sleep.

I mean, look at this.

It would be impossible to excise that entire thing.

I'm gonna have to just contour it down to get the best cosmetic outcome possible, preserving his breathing and his sight.

MEREDITH: No. We have to do a total resection, pull the whole thing out.

I mean, your way avoids a bad outcome, but it doesn't solve our problem.

Yeah, well, neither does killing him.

Okay, sure, you're right, he's gonna have to come back for further resection.

He lives in Venezuela.

Which is why they sent him here.

We pull this off, he gets a chance at having his life back.

Plus, you and I know we really can't afford a bad outcome right now.

Oh. Okay.

Well, at least our motives are clear.

Come on, Mer.

No, I get it... safe option, solid odds, and glowing press.

I'm sorry, Doctors, we have a problem.

I'm afraid we have to cancel this surgery.

We're a religious charity.

Our donors are very concerned by the disturbing accounts of the Harper Avery abuse.

I don't get it... so, they just take it out on the boy?

- I mean, seriously?

- Angels of Humanity, my ass.

- I beg your pardon?

- It's not our decision.

This came from the executive director and our board.

They want us to take him to another hospital.

Harper Avery is not even here!

He's not even alive.

And we completely understand that you don't want to be associated with the Avery name... neither do we... but you won't find a better surgeon than Jackson Avery to help Diego.

He's stuck with the name, and so are you.

Our organization won't pay for the surgery.

There's nothing we can do.

There is. Because we can do it pro bono.

And at least Diego has a shot at survival.

We'll book an O.R.

[HUSHED VOICE] Thank you.

I think Harper Avery's caused enough casualties.

[SARCASTICALLY] This is such a fun day!

- Excuse me. Can you tell me...

- No comment.

No comment? Aren't you a doctor?

No comment at all.

This is an E.R., right?

I need someone to look at my son. Milo!

- Hi.

- Hi, how can I help?

We think we might have swallowed a chew toy.

Say hi, Milo.

[WHISTLING NOISE]

Good diagnosis. Yeah.

I think it might be lodged in the epiglotis.

Should we go to trauma one?

Which is where?

I'm so turned around.

It all looks different now.

I used to be a nurse here.

Another lifetime.

Olivia Jankovic.

Oh, okay. Well, welcome back.

Trauma one is right here.

[WHISTLE CONTINUES]

[BABY TALKING] Yeah, we're gonna see Dr. Karev.

That's right.

[NORMAL VOICE] Hi.

We're here to see Dr. Karev.

Wellness baby check?

Hunt.

Fill out the first page.

Yeah, I work here.

I'm the head of trauma?

Well, that baby doesn't.

Fill out the form, and have a seat until we call you.

Mm.

Did you like her?

I didn't.

[GROANS] Okay.

[COUGHING]

You mind covering your mouth, or get a mask from the nurse?

Oh, they said... they said I could be here.

I'm Betty.

I'm Leo's mom.

Do you know how long it's been down there?

About an hour.

[WHISTLING NOISE]

We were having dinner at my parents', and my dad started talking politics, so... maybe he was looking for an easy way out.

Uh...

It's a joke, Skippy.

[LAUGHS NERVOUSLY]

I see we're still getting the interns straight from Mensa.

[LAUGHS]

Okay, so, the whistle isn't compromising his airway, but I'd still like to get some X-rays to pinpoint the location.

Okay. I swear to God, this kid will stick anything in his mouth.

- [WHISTLING NOISE]

- Dude, careful.

Times have changed.

No whistlin' at the ladies.

[CHUCKLES]

So, this Harper Avery stuff...

Ugh, nightmare.

I can't say I'm surprised.

When I was here, you wouldn't believe the pig doctors we had to put up with.

So... what are we looking at?

[LAUGHS]

Alex Karev.

Perfect.

Olivia.

You two know each other?

Is he still giving nurses syphilis, or has he moved on to gonorrhea?

Do you want to hold him?

No. I better not.

Why are we in a hospital?

- Is he really sick?

- No, no, no. No, no.

I work here, and these doctors are my friends, and I trust them.

Oh. That's cool.

That's...

Hey.

I thought you'd be done by now.

Yeah, Karev's tied up in the E.R. and we're just sitting here...

[HUSHED VOICE]

Is this how we treat patients?

'Cause it is horrible.

Well, I guess the mom flaked.

You didn't have to worry about that.

[CLEARS THROAT LOUDLY]

Dr. Shepherd, this is Betty, uh, Leo's mom.

Oh! Betty, goodness. Hi.

It's nice to meet you.

Hi.

Ahh.

So... peds surgery?

What happened to plastics?

Lucky for you, I dropped it.

Okay, bud, when you breathe or swallow, does that feel uncomfortable?

[WHISTLING NOISE]

So, you still in Seattle?

God, no. Got the hell out.

Sacramento. Met my husband.

He's intelligent, kind, faithful... not your crowd at all.

Okay. Well, it looks like it's lodged in his bronchus.

Go ahead with X-rays.

- What was that about?

- Nothing.

Get chest and abdominal films.

Keep an eye on his pulse-ox.

Alex, wait.

If you want to do a cheaper place, that's fine.

We can give Kepner whatever budget we want.

Jo, can we just drop it?

Alex, it's a stupid wedding budget.

How hard is it to give me a number?

So, is someone gonna come get us, or...?

Yeah. We're gonna bring him up right now.

Okay.

Are you and Karev engaged?

Yeah.

Best of luck with that.

Thank you for doing this.

Oh, my gosh, it is a treat.

I rarely get to treat healthy babies, and this is one.

Doesn't that bother him?

No, no, no.

He's just reacting to the light.

It's a good thing.

You can come in closer if you want. He's your...

All right. Let's flex and rotate to check for hip dysplasia.

[LEO COOS]

[BABY TALKING] Oh, yeah!

[NORMAL VOICE]

He's super strong and limber.

[LAUGHS]

He's a future Olympian!

Look at those strong, powerful legs.

He gets those from me.

I was the fastest kid on my soccer team.

Coach called me "Lightning Bolt Betty."

[LEO FUSSING]

Okay, this is my least favorite part, but Leo needs this, and I promise I'll be super fast.

You know, I get really squeamish around needles, too.

You want to step outside with me?

[BABY TALKING] Hi.

[NORMAL VOICE] All right, let's make it really quick, really quick, really quick, really quick.

A-a-and...

So stupid.

What is?

I got a dress.

Like, I went out and got a new dress for this.

Like Leo would know if I'm wearing a dress or not.

This guy's a friggin' doctor.

What can I do for him?

You hungry?

I skipped breakfast. I'm dying.

Come on. It's on me.

[LEO FUSSING]

[LEO COOING]

Syph Nurse.

Sorry?

That's what they called me...

"Syph Nurse."

It was all over the hospital.

A lot of laughs.

And I got it from Karev, but nobody was calling him "Syph Doc."

I'm sorry. That's awful.

Oh, please. I'm over it.

I should shut up, but you seem pretty great and, just...

You know he cheated on his first wife?

- Um...

- [LEVI CLEARS THROAT]

- Who told you that?

- Nobody.

He cheated with me.

So, I kind of lost the moral high ground on that one.

And to be fair, they weren't married yet, so it's slightly less horrible on his part.

Well, I appreciate that, I guess.

But that was a long time ago.

People change.

You're right. Absolutely.

Of course, it couldn't hurt to get tested.

Okay. I reviewed his X-rays.

The whistle is lodged in his right mainstem bronchus.

I'd like to get it out of there before it causes a bronchospasm.

You good with that?

You're the doctor.

JACKSON: And after we dissect the internal maxillary artery, we'll continue to remove the tumor burden and prevent compromise to the orbital floor.

I still think we should take the whole tumor out.

We're past that.

But why?

Diego is going to have to come back here time and time again, and risk bleeding out every single time.

We could just do a bone graft right now.

- It's too risky.

- "Risky"?

Jackson, everything is risky.

Surgery is risky.

Not too long ago, you did a throat transplant.

Where's that guy?

That's the guy Diego needs today.

Yeah, well, it's not that simple.

Yeah, it is that simple.

It should be that simple... if you weren't so concerned with getting bad press.

I'm not!

Fine. Maybe I am, all right?

That's only 'cause I'm concerned about the foundation.

But why are you even thinking about that right now?

I'm sure Katie Simmons isn't thinking about that.

- Who?

- Katie Simmons.

She was all over the news this morning.

She was a rd-year neuro.

She was harassed, assaulted, paid off.

She dropped out of the program.

She's a waitress now.

Do you think she's thinking about the foundation, Hellmouth?

Preach.

All right, I'm not trying to diminish the trauma experienced by these victims, all right?

If you take the foundation down, that's hospitals that go down with it.

Every single person in this hospital... multiply that by .

We're talking about thousands of jobs, thousands of families.

You know, of all people, I really thought you would understand.

Understand what?

We're not exactly raised by people who were easy.

No. You don't get to do that.

You don't get to compare your grandfather and my mother.

My mother had to fight tooth and nail for every inch of ground she gained.

Harper Avery had everything... except decency.

We're ready. Let me know when the O.R. is prepped.

Turn the scope to the right.

Nope, your other right.

Yes...

Just looking for the whistle.

And I see it.

Secure the object with your forceps.

Do me a favor... try not to perforate the airway.

His mom hates me enough as it is.

Well, you did give her syphilis.

Olivia has a right to be pissed.

I was an idiot back then.

They used to call me "Evilspawn."

[LAUGHS] Evilspawn?

Okay, last time I complain about "Glasses."

Shut up, Schmitt. All right.

Angle the tip down and rotate your wrist degrees clockwise.

If anything, I think I was more troubled by the cheating on your first wife.

We've known each other forever.

Do you really think I'm like that?

No. But I think you're being really weird about setting a date.

Bingo! I got the whistle.

How cool is that?

OWEN: [BABY TALKING] Okay.

Bye.

[SIGHS]

Thanks for earlier. I know you're busy.

No, no, I'm not.

Actually, I was home with Sofia all morning.

I had to push some things.

- Is Sofia okay?

- Yeah.

No. No.

She's sad, all the time.

Do you want to bring her over?

She might get a kick out of playing with Leo.

Kids love babies.

Yes! Thank you!

That is a normal human reaction!

Thank you! Thank you!

You seriously can't beat this truck.

It's so much better than the food inside.

Yeah. It's pretty good.

So...

...how long have you been using?

I don't know where you got that idea.

I guess from the itching and the bruising on your arms, the constricted pupils.

I have allergies.

Ah. Yeah.

I had "allergies," too.

For a long time.

I was never into drugs.

I never smoked weed.

I didn't hang out with the stoners.

I thought they were losers. [LAUGHS]

Whoops.

You were a jock?

Soccer.

AYSO, high school, two club teams.

I tore my ACL in the playoffs, and the operation sucked, so they wrote me a prescription.

Painkillers.

days' worth, that's all.

That's all it takes.

That was two years ago.

And now I have a baby whose father is some dealer and...

And I'm on the streets.

It's so stupid.

I guess the question is... where do you want to be two years from now?

So, that was awkward.

Not now.

Can I run something up the flagpole?

- No.

- I mean, I'm not gonna lie...

Flu-like symptoms, sore throat, headaches, fatigue?

I've not not had them.

Stop talking.

Now, no sores, thank God, no moist wart-like patches.

Ew. Seriously, stop talking.

It's just, you know how they say, if you sleep with a partner, you sleep with all your partner's partners?

And, obviously, I love what we had.

It's just, I keep thinking about Karev to you to...

Schmitt!

It was a billion years ago.

You don't have syphilis.

Okay, great.

We're good. That's all I needed to hear.

[SIGHS]

[CLEARS THROAT]

I think I need a meeting.

I met someone.

And I don't know, I...

I think we made a real connection, and I think I'm about to do something completely crazy.

Well, I'm happy for you, Shepherd.

She's .

Okay, you need to talk to a professional... now.

No. No, listen, this is a kid.

This is a young mom.

She's Owen's foster kid's mom.

And she's a junkie partly because some surgeon prescribed opioids she probably could've done without.

I'm thinking about taking her in.

Do you think I can do that?

I wasn't sober when I met Ollie, and I wasn't ready to get sober.

But she saw something in me, practically dragged me off a barstool to a meeting.

Whatever is was, it stuck.

You see something in this girl, you go ahead and drag her.

Now, it might now work, but if it does, you've saved a life.

[CLEARS THROAT]

Hey.

- Hey.

- How's the pleasure business?

Always learning.

What's up?

Do you like kids?

- What?

- I just... I mean, in general.

You know, some people, they don't like kids.

Have I done something wrong?

It's just, when I talk about Sofia, you don't seem particularly interested.

I don't really know Sofia.

I only know what you tell me of her, and how you treat her.

And I...

I just don't believe in coddling the children so much.

- That's all.

- Coddling?

I don't coddle the children... the child.

If Sofia stayed home for part of today, why should she want to go to school the next day?

It's very complicated.

I mean, her parents split up, and she's...

My parents split up, too.

I stayed in Italy with Papa, baby Andrew goes with our mom.

I had my first job at , sweeping up in the cafe.

Meanwhile, Andrew is sobbing on the couch because his girlfriend left him.

She was basically deported.

It's because he was coddled.

Food for thought?

Okay, kiddo, you're good to go.

And don't let me catch you in here next week with a skateboard or an Xbox down there.

Deal?

I know it was dumb.

Well, we all do dumb things.

Then, we, uh, outgrow them.

Thanks...

Dr. Karev.

You got a good kid.

I'm happy for you.

She's too good for you.

You think I don't know that?

I know it's a lot...

"Unconventional" was the social worker's response...

but I think I can help her.

What did Meredith say?

That's the part I haven't figured out.

Tell Meredith to blow up the air mattress, a teenage drug addict is moving in with her kid.

Yeah, I don't think that's gonna fly.

I'll figure something out.

She bought a dress... just to see her baby.

Or maybe she stole it.

I don't know. Either way...

She cares about him.

She cares about him.

She should be with Leo.

It will give her something real to fight for.

Wait. No, that's not what I'm saying.

You are great with Leo.

That's your thing. I don't want to mess that up for you.

No, no, you're not. She's his mother.

If there's a shot that Leo can have his mother in his life...

I want to give him that.

Really?

Really.

So, you guys should stay with us.

But Leo's mine, she's yours, okay?

Okay, but I don't want to feel like I'm stealing your thunder.

Okay, Amelia, how about we don't make this all about you?

You know, I wasn't comparing Ellis Grey to Harper Avery earlier.

I was talking about our moms.

They've both been through a ton of obstacles, they both made sure we had an amazing future, and now I have to take hers away.

Well, how does your mother...

Well, she's trying to take the fall for this whole thing.

I mean, Harper Avery's name's all over it, but she built it.

It's her heart and soul that went into it.

I mean, it's not as easy as just giving back an award, you know?

You think that was easy?

I worked my whole life for that award.

I'm pissed! You know, I'm mainly pissed at my mother for selling out Marie Cerone.

And then, when I think back on it, it was all due to the behavior of one awful man.

And then, I get mad at myself for blaming the women.

Why do we do that?

Why is it so easy to blame the women?

A couple thousand years of patriarchy.

Okay, so, now do you care to explain why you threw $ million at a contest that you could win?

Look, I created the contest because I'm not allowed to compete for Harper Avery.

I want to compete with the best... an even playing field.

So, maybe it wasn't the smartest thing in the world to pay for the playing field, but look what it created...

Webber's cancer pens.

You got Pierce's rechargeable hearts, your mini livers, Robbin's crash cart, Bailey's butt... thing.

But I lit that fire.

I created something where there was nothing.

And even if they try to take that from me...

if they shut down the contest...

I'm not gonna be ashamed of that.

Yeah, you could've just bought a "World's Best Surgeon" trophy and had your name engraved on it.

Are you ready to do this?

Not even a little bit.

You really didn't know?

About the contest?

No. No idea.

I'm just a wedding planner now.

Ugh, I could strangle him.

Right?

I mean, I just can't believe that he did it.

I mean, everything I know about him, it just doesn't seem like...

Wait, wait, wait. Jackson?

No. No, no, no,

Jackson has an explanation.

What? What is it?

Oh, I don't know what it is, but he has one.

Maggie, I've known him for a long time.

He can be complicated but not morally, not like that.

He's a good man.

He deserves the benefit of your doubt.

Webber, on the other hand... that guy played me like a bassoon.

[JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S

"SAY SOMETHING" PLAYS]

♪ Everyone knows ♪

Bovie to me, please.

JACKSON: Finishing marking incision.

blade.

♪ And in my heart somewhere ♪

♪ I wanna go there ♪

♪ Still, I don't go there ♪

♪ Everybody says ♪

♪ "Say something that says something" ♪

♪ Say something that says something ♪

♪ Say something that says something ♪

♪ I don't wanna get caught up ♪

That... Mer, watch it. Watch it.

MEREDITH: Kelly clamp.

Helm, suction.

Liga clamp.

Crap, he's bleeding from everywhere.

Bovie!

You know what?

We should reach out to them.

- Who? The women?

- Yeah.

And not just the ones in the lawsuit, either.

I mean everybody who comes forward.

I don't care how many there are.

, as of lunchtime today.

I get alerts on my phone.

And do what? Apologize, or write checks?

For starters. We can do more than that.

We can rebuild the foundation.

The foundation bears the name of the man who sexually assaulted them.

Their lives and careers were destroyed.

And now they have to see the name of their abuser on hospitals all over the world?

He's been lauded and celebrated while they suffered in silence.

If you want to rebuild,

you have to tear it down first.

♪ The greatest way to say something ♪

♪ Is to say nothing at all ♪

You're right. I'm not putting him through this ever again.

I'm taking the whole thing out right now.

Prepare the saw.

♪ ...to say something is to say nothing at all ♪

[SAW MOTOR WHIRRING]

♪ Sometimes, the greatest way to say something ♪

Tumor comes out... here we go.

♪ But I can't help myself ♪

♪ No, I can't help myself ♪

♪ No, no ♪

♪ I'm caught up in the middle of it ♪

♪ No, I can't help myself ♪

♪ No, I can't help myself ♪

♪ No, no, no ♪

♪ Caught up in the rhythm of it ♪

♪ Maybe I am looking for something I can't have ♪

♪ Looking for something I can't have ♪

♪ Maybe I am looking for something I can't have ♪

♪ Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have ♪

♪ Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have ♪

♪ Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have ♪

♪ Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have ♪

♪ Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have ♪

♪ Sometimes, the greatest way to say something ♪

♪ Is to say nothing at all ♪

♪ Sometimes, the greatest way to say something ♪

♪ Is to say nothing ♪

It's good. Says what we want to and sets the record straight.

Well, hopefully, it'll get the job done.

Oh, I think it will.

Places enough blame on you that people will feel like a real change was made.

I'll call a press conference.

This can't wait till the morning.

Okay, you know what?

Let's just take a breather and think this thing through.

Honey, look...

Hey, Mom!

I think we found a solution that all of us can live with.

Uh, well, we beat you to the punch.

But we would love to have you on camera next to your mother...

You know what? Let's hold it.

I-I want to hear what they have to say.

Sweetheart, I've already written my statement.

Erin wants me to read this to the press.

Yeah, no. We're not doing this.

[SCOFFS] Well, you're too late.

You're fired. You can go now.

Now wait just a minute. I... I'll be damned if I'm gonna let my grandfather do to you what he did to all these women.

MEREDITH: Just read it.

"The time has come for new vision, new light, and new hope.

We know that a culture can't change with a single statement.

Comprehensive, systemic change is required.

But let that change begin now... with the dissolution of the Harper Avery Foundation, effective immediately."

Darling, this is insane.

- Thank you.

- Keep reading, please.

"In its place, a new foundation, dedicated to the preservation and nurturing of all hospitals..."...

If I am not buying this, I don't know how you think the public will.

Why are you still here?

Because I am trying to save you from committing financial suicide.

Will you please just read the underlined part?

"We also make a solemn promise...

To give voice to those who were silenced.

To listen to, and to learn from, every woman's story.

To repay, retrain, and rehire every victim of Harper Avery's abuse.

We hope you'll join us in supporting, with enthusiasm...

[VOICE BREAKING]

...the Catherine Fox Foundation.

Sincerely yours, Catherine Fox."

Ugh. What a lovely moment this is.

A billion-dollar moment, one might say.

Honestly, the name idea was Meredith's.

It was all him.

But can we please get this re-engraved, because I worked way too hard for it.

[LAUGHTER]

[DOOR OPENS, CLOSES]

"Meet me at my house?

Come through the back door?"

It's all so mysterious.

[WHISPERING] Shh. DeLuca.

[WHISPERING] Oh. Oh.

DELUCA: [SNORING]

I get why you did it.

You wanted to compete. I get it.

Thank you.

You were very impressive today.

- Was I?

- It was hot.

Still gonna be hot if I go broke?

Are you going broke for noble reasons?

Maybe.

Yep, still hot.

Cooking?

Oh, I'm full of surprises.

[CHUCKLES]

Risotto.

Salmon.

[BREATHES DEEPLY]

It was a stupid idea, anyway.

She probably thought I was some nut job...

"Hey, we just met.

Why don't you move in with me?"

Amelia...

...she's here.

She showed.

Oh, God. Um...

I'm her Ollie.

Okay.

Well, if this is gonna work, there need to be ground rules.

First off,

you text your family... tonight.

You let them know that you're safe and that you're off the streets.

You cannot do drugs at all, okay?

That is a non-starter.

I can give you a prescription to take the edge off your

withdrawal, but that's all.

And you have to come with me to meetings.

She's so bossy.

Oh, yeah. [CHUCKLES]

MEREDITH: We define ourselves by our actions.

Who's ready to go home?

But it doesn't mean we have to live by that definition.

We can change our own story.

Robbins?

I'm glad I caught you.

You're close with DeLuca, right?

Close? Well, we were roommates, so, yeah, okay.

Okay. So, I'm worried about him.

Maggie brought him home about a week ago, and he hasn't gotten off the couch since.

I mean, I'm literally gonna have to put it out on the sidewalk when he leaves.

- Ooh, yikes.

Yeah. So, I was hoping you could talk to him, maybe.

We can refuse to accept the way people define us.

I don't that I'm the person for the job, but I think I do know the person you should talk to.

We can work like hell to escape a bad reputation...

[SIGHS]

...only to wonder if we succeeded.

Okay, we're having it out right now.

Oh, come on. You're seriously gonna listen to some nurse I slept with when I was a stupid intern?

No! I'm talking about your psycho mood swings and treating me like crap all day.

I won't do weirdness and silence and anger, Alex.

I can't do that again.

It's not what you think.

It started when I asked you to check your bank account.

Is it money?

Are we really fighting about money?

Because that is such a cliché.

I grew up in my fricking car, Alex.

Do you think I care if you're having money problems?

It's not.

I have money... way too much money.

I haven't checked this account in over a year, and all of a sudden, my balance is crazy high.

Okay.

It's my mom.

I send her money for rent and food, and she hasn't been cashing the checks.

Which means she's dead or walking the streets half-naked or throwing garbage at people.

[BREATHES DEEPLY]

I'm out here living my life, and I'm just throwing money at a problem without paying attention.

I don't know.

Maybe I haven't really changed that much.

No. That's not true.

You know that that's not true.

It can be hard to shake the mistakes of the past.

They'll always come back to haunt us.

MAN: Dr. Miranda Bailey?

I told y'all, I have no comment about the ongoing Harper Avery...

Sanjay Roy. I'm representing a client in a wrongful-termination suit.

Wrongful...

Well, who was wrongfully terminated?

My client is Dr. Vikram Roy.

Roy?

Is this your brother?

Dr. Roy was under your employ when he was fed psychotropic marijuana cookies by a superior in the workplace.

This is just a courtesy visit, to inform you we'll we suing for restitution of employment as well as unspecified damages for pain and suffering.

I have weekend plans, but I'm happy to start back on Monday.

♪ Lifting from the ground ♪

♪ We go ♪

♪ Never coming down ♪

But one thing we never do...

we don't stop. We don't quit.

♪ I'll take you there ♪

MEREDITH: Hey, Garfunkel...

[GROANS] Leave me alone.

I have something for you.

We get up and rejoin the fight.

Andrew, this is disgusting.

Oh, no, no, no. Why did...

No, no, no, no. Why did...

No, come on.

[BOTH YELLING IN ITALIAN]

Please, God, don't let him forget his guitar.

[YELLING CONTINUES]