'Grey's Anatomy': The 20 Best Speeches
The Major Monologues of 'Grey's Anatomy'
Grey's Anatomy may be a medical drama, but the series' biggest moments will be remembered for the monologues Shonda Rhimes and her writers have woven throughout. Here are our favorites.
Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me
With Derek deciding whether or not to sign Addison's divorce papers, Meredith finally put her foot down to profess her love for Derek.
I Could See the Leaves
After sleeping with Callie for the first time, Erica Hahn compares realizing she's gay to wearing glasses for the first time.
You Don't Get to Quit
With Izzie heading into surgery for her cancer, Alex begs her to tear up the DNR she signed, but her response is even more heartbreaking.
Good Man in a Storm
After Callie's father all but disowned his daughter for being gay, Arizona stood up for her love, delivering a rousing speech about how she got her name.
You Don't Get to Call Me a Whore
In the midst of the "off" period of their on-again-off-again relationship, Meredith stands up to Derek after he chastises her choices in men.
I'm Not Meredith Grey
Addison finally snaps over being the other woman in her own marriage.
I'm in the Middle of a Divorce
When a fellow doctor asks Bailey out, she lays the intricacies of her life out plain and simple.
You Are My Person
As Cristina schedules her appointment for an abortion, she puts new friend Meredith's name down as the emergency contact, birthing the saying, "You are my person."
My Dreams are Coming True
Ahead of her wedding to Callie, Arizona lamented the loss of her brother and his absence at her impending nuptials.
The Three Words
Frustrated over how Owen is treating Cristina during their break, she confronts him, leading to Owen's reveal that he loves her.
Today's the Day My Life Begins
During their impromptu wedding, Alex's vows detail his journey into becoming a man.
I Don't Build Houses
With Derek dating Nurse Rose, Meredith makes a move for his heart, building a house of candles.
Give Me My Dad
Lexie pleaded with Meredith to help save Thatcher when their father needed a liver transplant.
My Hands Felt His Heart Stop Beating
When Owen accuses Cristina of going into medicine for the wrong reasons, she shares the story of how her father died, showing a rare vulnerability.
What About Me?
With Denny possibly losing the heart transplant to another patient, Izzie begs Denny to let her cut his LVAD.
The Elevator Proposal
Derek details every memorable case he worked on with Meredith inside the famed elevator that served as a focal point of their relationship.
I Love You
Lexie professes her love for Mark, but it came too little too late as both died shortly after this.
He's Not the Sun
With Cristina leaving the hospital (and the show), she reminds Meredith not to let Derek eclipse her.
I'm Out of Debt
After Alex plastered the locker room with Izzie's modeling photos, she was able to shut him up pretty quickly, stripping down and revealing that the modeling gig paid for med school.
Guys Like You Don't See Girls Like Me
When an old flame pops up in the hospital, Bailey feels as small as she was in high school, taking that frustration out on Derek.