Moments

Meredith & Derek

Flashback scene in Joe's bar
Derek: Double scotch, single malt please. [To Meredith] So, is this a good place to hang out?
Meredith: I wouldn't know, never been here before.
Derek: You know what? I haven't either. First time here. I'm new in town. Never been to Seattle. New job soon. Ah, you're ignoring me.
Meredith: Um, trying to.
Derek: Well you shouldn't ignore me.
Meredith: Why not?
Derek: Because I'm someone you need to get to know to love.
Meredith: Really?
Derek: Oh yes.
Meredith: So if I know you, I'll love you?
Derek: Oh yes.
Meredith: You really like yourself huh?
Derek: Just hiding my pain.
Derek: So what's your story?
Meredith: I don't have a story. I'm just a girl in a bar.
Derek: I'm just a guy in a bar.

Meredith & Derek

The day after
Derek: This is ...
Meredith: ... humiliating on so many levels. You have to go.
Derek: Why don't you just come back down here and we'll pick up where we left off?
Meredith: You know, we don't have to do the thing.
Derek: Oh, we can do anything you want.
Meredith: No, the thing! Exchange the details, pretend we care. Look, I'm going to go upstairs and take a shower, OK? And when I get back down here, you won't be here. So goodbye, um... [loooong silence]
Derek: Derek.
Meredith: Derek! Right, Meredith.

Meredith & Derek

Kissing in the elevator
Derek: Seattle has ferryboats.
Meredith: Yes.
Derek: I didnt know that. I've been living here six weeks; I didnt know there were ferryboats.
Meredith: Seattle is surrounded by water on three sides.
Derek: Hence the ferryboats. Now I have to like it here. I wasnt planning on liking it here. I'm from New York; I'm genetically engineered to dislike everywhere except Manhattan. I have a thing for ferryboats.
Meredith: I'm not going out with you.
Derek: Did I ask you to go out with me? [silence] Do you want to go out with me?
Meredith: I'm not dating you and I'm definitely not sleeping with you again. You're my boss.
Derek: I'm your boss' boss.
Meredith: You're my teacher and my teacher's teacher. And youre my teacher.
Derek: [murmurs] I'm your sister. I'm your daughter.
Meredith: You're sexually harassing me.
Derek: I'm riding in an elevator.
Meredith: Look, I'm drawing a line. The line is drawn. Theres a big line.
Derek: So this line... is it imaginary or do I need to get you a marker? [She jumps him and they start making out] -lift doors open- [Meredith gets off elevator, walks past people waiting]
Derek: So we'll talk later?

Meredith & Derek

Take me for a ride
Derek: [Arrives at Meredith's house and finds her drinking tequila and dancing in her front lawn] You know, in some states, you could get arrested for that. [She walks towards him] So you blew me off for a bottle of tequila? Tequila's no good for you. It doesn't call, doesn't write, not nearly as much fun to wake up to. [They start kissing]
Meredith: Take me for a ride, Derek.

Meredith & Derek

Glow-in-the-dark
Meredith: So just for the record, youd tell me if I need to get tested, right?
Derek: [whispers] You think I have syphilis?
Meredith: No, I don't. It's just...I mean we never made any rules or anythingwe never said we had rules and I wouldnt hold it against you.
Derek: When would I have time to go out and get syphilis? Youre a handful enough as it is. And besides were practically a condom ad.
Meredith: [in a sad pouty voice] Yeah...But no more glow-in-the-dark ones.
Derek: You see? Theres nothing to worry about. Maybe we should, you know, make some rules.
Meredith: We should.
Derek: Ok.
Meredith: Ok.
Derek: Just for the recordI like the glow-in-the-dark ones.
Meredith: [laughs] I bet you do.

Meredith & Derek

Choose me. Love me.
Meredith: I lied. I'm not... out... of this relationship. I'm in. I'm so in, it's humiliating, because here I am, begging--
Derek: Mere--
Meredith: Just... shut up. You say Meredith and I yell, remember?
Derek: Yeah.
Meredith: OK, Here it is. Your choice, it's simple. Her or me. And I'm sure she's really great. But Derek... I love you. In a really, really big... pretend to like your taste in music... let you eat the last piece of cheesecake... hold a radio over my head outside your bedroom window... unfortunate way that makes me hate you... love you. So pick me. Choose me. Love me. I'll be at Joe's tonight... so if you do decide... to sign the papers... meet me there.