INT. MEDICAL HOSPITAL – NIGHT
It’s the third shift at a DOWNTOWN medical hospital. DESPITE the LATE hour, the HOSPITAL is humming STEADILY.
The camera tracks through the hospital, showing us many hospital
things, then follows a gurney as it races out of the emergency room.
MEREDITH GREY (NARRATION)
They say jealousy is a word like any other.
But what they don’t say is that that any
other word is poison.
DR. PRESTON BURKE runs alongside the gurney, opposite SANDRA OH.
We need a morphine drip and an intubation tray, stat!
> (groaning)Doc, doctor, I, really need some help…
> (handing Preston the tray)Here, try not to sleep with it!
How was I to know you were also sleeping with Jamie?
> (spitting blood)Oh god! My insides have gone outsides!
His O2 levels are dropping. He’s suffocating.
I can relate.
> (making a snapping sound)OH SNAP!
I tried to give you space. You used it to bag a nurse!
You may be the finest obstiocardiothrombocologist I’ve ever met, but you’re a bitch!
SILENCE as the entire hospital GASPS.
Doctor, the patient is … dead.
> (pointing at Preston)YOU’RE dead … to ME!
CUE OPENING CREDITS
INT. ELEVATOR – NIGHT
The TWO ATTRACTIVE DOCTORS stare straight ahead. There’s so much tension that you can feel it.
I thought you transferred.
I see you’re back.
I still blame you for everything.
The elevator BINGS to a stop. The other doctors and nurses get off, leaving only the two doctors.
I think we should have some more hot interracial sex.
INT. ROOM WITH SURGERIES
Meredith and that guy who kind of looks like Bobby from Party of Five are threading a needle through a heart.
I just can’t believe you’d do that to me.
I did it FOR you.
She takes his hand. He stitches the heart tighter.
But I, I just don’t know if I can do this…
The heart rips in half.
> (Emmy Awardwinningly) Meredith, love isn’t about knowing you can do things.
They kiss through their masks, and the heart unrips itself together again. NOTE: MAKE SURE THE CAMERA ZOOMS IN ON THE HEART AND THAT FLASHING ORANGE TEXT READING “SYMBOLISM” COVERS THE SCREEN. ALSO A SIREN SHOULD BLARE.
MUSIC: Coldplay. If possible two Coldplay tracks playing at the same
CLIPS: HOT-BLACK-DOCTOR2 and HOT-WHITE-DOCTOR2 sleeping peacefully together on the floor of the elevator.
Sandra Oh and Preston Burke looking pensive in different parts of the hospital as various patients die around them.
Some patient from the episode doing something, like maybe walking for the first time, interspliced with clips of one of the main characters being shot or hit by a car.
INT. MEDICAL HOSPITAL – NIGHT, IT’S ALWAYS NIGHT
The hospital is finally quiet and thoughtful.
MEREDITH GREY (NARRATOR)
Jealousy. J-E-A-L-O-U-S-Y. A word you can’t spell without U. Or Y. Or L.
SOUND of the narrator nodding vigorously.
FADE TO BLACK.