The intensely emotional themes of Grey’s Anatomy season 2 create incredible quotes that range from heartfelt to heartbreaking.
After a shocking suspense in season 1, Grey’s Anatomy Season 2 was a roller coaster of emotions from start to finish. Derek and Meredith’s romance is on the line after Addison enters the scene, Burke and Cristina clarify their own relationship status, and a tragic love story between Izzie Stevens and Denny Duquette flourishes.
The intensely emotional themes of season 2 of the popular medical drama create incredible quotes that range from heartfelt to heartbreaking. Season 1 may have set the stage, but some of the best lines from season 2 focus not only on romantic relationships, but also developing lifelong bonds of friendship.
10 “You wanted to come and get some fresh air. It was like I was drowning and you saved me “
Hurt and confused after finding out that Derek has been married all this time, Meredith confronts him. He needs to know if it was an affair or if it really meant something to him. There is no argument that Derek is wrong for his dishonesty, but his response to her is nothing but pure and sincere, and it strikes a chord with Meredith, even if she isn’t ready to admit it.
9 “You’re my person”
“You’re my person.” These three little words have become a defining phrase in Cristina and Meredith’s friendship, and are first spoken in the season 2 premiere. Needing someone as her emergency contact before she can confirm her abortion appointment, Cristina reluctantly lets Meredith know that she is the only one she trusts with this. She is his person.
8 “It’s not difficult. It’s painful, but not difficult. You know what to do. If you didn’t do it, you wouldn’t have as much pain.”
Dr. Bailey doesn’t spoil her interns, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t care about them. If you must participate in their personal lives, you will be there with firm but just pearls of wisdom when your colleagues need it most.
When Meredith feels lost about her relationship with Derek, Bailey gives her the push she needs, leading to one of the most memorable love confessions in the series.
7 “Life is too short to follow the rules”
One of the overriding themes of season 2 is being brave enough to take a chance on love. There is no better example of that than the heart patient Denny Duquette. Being on the brink of death and annoying hospital rules can’t stop you from looking for the love of your life. Even when Meredith kindly warns him that it’s not a good idea, Denny is confident that life is too short to pass up true love.
6 “For a kiss to be real, you have to want it to mean something. And you want it to be with someone you can’t get out of your head “
Alex Karev was often a troublesome character who often did nasty things. That makes this particular moment a surprising and significant turning point for the arrogant intern.
A patient wants to give him his first kiss and, for once, does not make a selfish decision. He decides not to kiss her and says that he should save his first kiss for someone he loves. It’s a rare display of humanity and a reminder that Alex may be flawed, but he cares about his patients.
5 “Then choose me. Choose me. Love me”
Meredith finally makes her choice about what she wants and tells Derek in a bold and passionate declaration of love. She embraces his feelings, plumbs up her courage, and tells him that she would destroy her if he didn’t choose to be with her. She is exhausted from running away from intimacy and pretending she doesn’t want him. He can take it or leave it, but she needed to say it.
4 “If you want bad things to stop happening to you, stop accepting garbage and demand something else”
Cristina is always dependable when it comes to giving sound and forceful advice. Feeling heartbroken about his night with Meredith, and sorry for being ashamed of himself in front of the other inmates, George is in a bad mood and Cristina has had enough.
There is a time to demand respect, or just walk away from the situation altogether. It is a difficult lesson to learn, but it is necessary for everyone.
3 “I choose you, Izzie Stevens”
The choice of love is an enduring theme for all the main characters this season, but especially with Izzie Stevens. Struggling between her physical relationship with Alex and the genuine feelings she has for Denny, it’s hard for her to believe that someone loves her so fully and selflessly. Denny doesn’t hesitate to let him know in all the ways he knows. She is and always will be your choice.
two “All I could think about was that today I’m going to die and I can’t remember our last kiss.”
Seattle Grace Hospital is on Code Black, lives are hanging by a thread and Bailey is in labor in one of the most dramatic episodes of the season. Meredith spends hours with her hand trapped in a body, unsure if she will survive the night, and all she can think about is Derek. Once the panic wears off, he is the first person he meets. She may not remember their last kiss, but he does, and she is happy to tell him about every romantic detail.
1 “I cut the L-VAD cable”
Izzie admits to cutting Denny’s L-VAD cable, and in a scene that is pulled from Spartacus, Meredith, George and Cristina step forward to take the blame. It doesn’t matter that the truth is obvious. It’s about loyalty and support for your friend. Although Izzie resigned for a time after Denny’s tragic passing, this moment shows that they have become much more than just coworkers.
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