"Hard Bargain" is the fifteenth episode of the ninth season of Grey's Anatomy and the 187th produced episode of the series. It is also the 298th produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on February 14, 2013.
With the deal with Pegasus set to close, the plane crash survivors find themselves at odds after Callie suggests that they buy Seattle Grace, as Callie, Derek and Meredith attempt to decipher the feasibility of their idea. Meanwhile, going against the others, Arizona treats a patient with Bailey that makes her question what future the hospital has with Pegasus while Cristina finds the survivors bid coming between her and Owen, who she must keep in the dark. Elsewhere, April asks Jackson for dating advice when her relationship with the paramedic looks set to move forward while Owen and Cahill deal with a potential mass walkout of the nurses interfering with the closing of the deal.
- "They say there's one sign of a successful negotiation; it's that when the parties leave the table they both feel like they've been screwed. There's always a compromise, a situation where everyone wins."
- "Strategies and tactics aren't words we use for seeking a compromise, these are words for going to war."
- "Synthetica" - Metric
- "Stay" - Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
- "Dead In The Water" - Ellie Goulding
This episode's title originated from the song Hard Bargain, originally sung by Ron Sexsmith.