1x01: A Hard Day's Night
Original Airdate: 3/27/2005
Written by: Shonda Rhimes
Directed by: Peter Horton
Meredith VO: The game. They say either a person has what it takes to play, or they don't. My mother was one of the greats. Me, on the other hand...I'm kinda screwed.
(Meredith wakes up on the couch and pulls a blanket off a naked man on the floor, wrapping it around herself. She hits him with a pillow and he grunts, waking up. He lifts up her bra.)
Meredith: (grabbing it, smiling) Humiliating on so many levels. You have to go.
Man: (sitting up) Why don't you just come back down here and we'll pick up where we left off?
Meredith: No, seriously. You have to go, I'm late. Which isn't what you want to be on your first day of work, so
Man: So, ah, you actually live here.
Meredith: Yes. Kind of.
Man: (dressing) Oh. It's nice. Little dusty. Odd. But it's nice. So how do you kind of live here?
Meredith: I moved two weeks ago from Boston, it was my mother's house, I'm selling it.
Man: Oh, I'm sorry.
Meredith: For what?
Man: You said was.
Meredith: Oh! My mother's not dead, she's - you know what, we don't have to do the thing.
Man: Oh. We can do anything you want.
Meredith: No, the thing, exchange the details, pretend we care...look, I'm gonna go upstairs and take a shower, okay, and when I get back down here, you won't be here, so, um, goodbye...um...
Meredith: (they shake hands) Derek. Right. Meredith.
Meredith: Yeah. (he comes closer, she backs away) Mm-hmm.
Derek: Nice meeting you.
Meredith: Bye Derek (smiling and fleeing for the stairs).
(Cut to Meredith leaving the house. Derek is presumably gone. Panning shots over the city as Meredith drives to work. Meredith enters a room filled with other interns as a doctor talks.)
Doctor: Each of you comes here hopeful. Wanting in on the game. A month ago you were in med school being taught by doctors. Today, you are the doctors. The seven