No Good At Saying Sorry (One More Chance)

April 30, 2009
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"No Good At Saying Sorry (One More Chance)" is the twenty-first episode of the fifth season of Grey's Anatomy and the 99th produced episode of the series. It is also the 129th produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on April 30, 2009.

As preperations for the wedding continue, Thatcher returns to Seattle Grace, now sober, in a bid to make amends with Meredith and Lexie and Meredith's issues with the Chief and his past with her family are brought to the surface when she and Richard clash over a controversial medical case. Izzie faces the arrival of her mother who pays a suprise visit after learnings of her daughter's ailment. Callie tries to adjust to life without her trust fund and Lexie tries to get Mark to meet her father.



"Remember when we were little and we would accidentally bit a kid on the playground, our teachers would go 'say you're sorry'. And we would say it, but we wouldn't mean it because the stupid kid we bit totally deserved it. But as we get older making amends isn't so simple. After the playground days are over you can't just say it, you have to mean it. Of course, when you become a doctor sorry is not a happy word. It either means 'you're dying and I can help' or it means 'this is really going to hurt'."
"As doctors we can't undo our mistakes and we rarely forgive ourselves for them but it's a hazard of the trade. But as human beings we can always try to do, to be better, to right a wrong. Even when it feels irreversable. Of course 'I'm sorry' doesn't always cut it. Maybe because we use it in so many different ways; as a weapon, as an excuse. But when we are really sorry, when we use it right, when we mean it, when our actions say more than words ever can, when we get it right 'I'm sorry' is perfect. When we get it right 'I'm sorry' is redemption."
- Meredith Grey


  • "Brand New" - Emilie Mover
  • "Stay Over" - The Rescues
  • "So Far From Me" - Brett Dennen
  • "Turn And Turn Again" - All Thieves
  • "Wedding Ring" - The Hard Lessons

Title ReferenceEdit

This episodes' title references the song No Good At Saying Sorry, originally sung by The Early November


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