Previously on Grey's Anatomy, Meredith and Derek broke up, Norman the World's Oldest Intern started working at the hospital and so did Lexie Grey, the Chief's niece had ovarian cancer, Izzie wouldn't kiss Alex after Denny died, and all of last week's episode.
Mere starts us up as usual. "In life, only one thing is certain, apart from death and taxes." Which is that that particular clichÃ© is used way, way too often. ...No? Hmm. Her answer is, "No matter how hard you try, no matter how good your intentions, you are going to make mistakes. You are going to make mistakes. You are going to get hurt. And if you ever want to recover..." George and Callie are in their room; it looks like he's been standing and she's been sitting there all night, and he is begging her to just say something. Mere finishes, "There's only one thing you can say." Callie finally speaks to tell him, "I forgive you." Clearly, from the look on George's face, this was the one answer he wasn't expecting at all. She goes on to explain that he made a mistake, but that they took vows and so she forgives him. In addition to not expecting this, his face says it's not really what he wanted to hear, either.