My Favorite Mistake
Season 3 | Episode 19 | Aired 03/22/07
Derek is keeping tabs on Meredith, who seems cheery enough, talking about how her dead mother would approve of a procedure she's going to do on Jane Doe. Sloan is going to let her harvest bone from her face by herself. Derek is concerned that Mark is using Ellis Grey's daughter to impress the Chief. Derek confesses to Richard that he can't focus on presenting his plan to the board, since he's so worried about Meredith and that his only 10-year plan is about her.
Meredith isn’t happy about Derek’s over-protective ways, but she tells Mark that she won't do it just to serve his ends. He says that the Chief has been looking at her like a lost puppy, but if she does the surgery, he'll look at her like a surgeon again. Okay, we know McSteamy can be McSlimy, but that sounds like a pretty noble argument to us. Wouldn’t you agree?
Meredith decides to do the procedure and comes through with flying colors. "Dead Mommy’s proud," she later tells Derek, who needs cheering up after his board presentation flopped, although he doesn't tell her why he was distracted. We won’t tell either.