What a lovely treat! I love Meredith, but it was nice to hear a different voice opening the show this week. Derrick tells us that most people become surgeons because they enjoy the high, the god-like power it gives them , but not him. He did it because of the quiet of the surgical room.
Obviously that isn't the only reason he did it he thoroughly enjoys helping people, and that's obvious. This week, he's locked in a battle of wills with the Chief over an employee of Seattle Grace who has the holy grail of tumors. Bailey describes it as a beautiful beast who could be enough to retire on. And it's massive. It covers 5 levels of a dear man who works in the MRI lab Isaac. He's likable from the moment you meet him when he shows Derrick the scans of the tumor without telling the brilliant surgeon that they are his own.