"All I Could Do Was Cry" is the eleventh episode of the eleventh season of Grey's Anatomy and the 231st produced episode of the series. It is also the 342nd produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on February 12, 2015.
After Herman delivers the devastating news to April and Jackson that their baby will die after delivery, April finds herself hoping for a mircale but, as Jackson looks for a way to try and help his wife through her grief, April finds herself struggling to comprehend her grief and her faith, forcing her to question her belief in a fair and just God. Meanwhile, April and Jackson's plight bring back scars from scars from Amelia's and she tries to focus on preparing for Herman's surgery, but her practices force Stephanie to question Amelia's ethics while Catherine returns to Seattle to help her family through their ordeal, bringing her and Richard back into each other's lives. Meredith tries to find a way to spend the weekend visiting Derek while Bailey and Callie treat a woman admitted into the E.R with a gunshot wound, but their surgery soon uncovers secrets about the patient that even she was unaware of.
- "There's a thing we say when someone dies. We say it to people's family. We say I'm sorry for your loss. It's a pat little phrase and an empty one. It doesn't begin to cover what's actually happening to them. It let's us empathise without forcing us to feel their devastation ourselves. It protects us from feeling that pain. That dark, seeking, relentless pain. That kind that can eat you alive. And every day I thank God"
- "We can't get too close. If we felt even a little of the love and the joy and the hopes that our patients are saying goodbye to we'd never be able to function. So we say 'we're sorry for your loss' and we hope it offers something, some little bit of support, some bit of peace, some bit of closure. Something good. Some little peace of beauty in the midst of some place dark. And unexpected gift just when it's needed most."
This episode's title originated from the song All I Could Do Was Cry, originally sung by Etta James.
- Although creditited, Patrick Dempsey (Derek) does not appear in this episode.
- April narrates the voiceover for episode.