Throwing It All Away

March 13, 2014
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"Throwing It All Away" is the fifteenth episode of the tenth season of Grey's Anatomy and the 211st produced episode of the series. It is also the 322nd produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on March 13, 2014.

Arizona's bad day begins to look even worse when her personal and professional struggles are augmented by an accident concerning her leg. As she and Callie deal with the revelation that the anonymous harassment complaint that caused the non-fraternization rule originated from Leah and is targeting Callie, Arizona tries to hold her already fragile marriage together while also advising a young patient requesting a double amputation. Meanwhile, Jo and Stephanie find a baby left in the garbage as Stephanie struggles with Jackson's continued attempts to gain her forgiveness while Derek's appointment to the White House's research team has unforeseen consequences for his and Callie's research project. Meanwhile, Alex finds himself suspended from surgery as a consequence of his relationship with Jo and Cristina reintroduces Shane to cardiothoracics for the first time since his breakdown.



"You know your tail-bone? It used to be a tail. That pink part on the corner of the eye, it used to be a third eye lid. The appendix used to help us digest tough foods, now it does nothing. The story of our evolution is the story of what we leave behind, what we've discarded. Our bodies only hang onto the things we absolutely need. The thing we no longer have use for we give up, we let go."
"Why does it feel so good to get rid of things? To unload, to let go. Maybe because when we see how little we actually need to survive it makes us realize how powerful we actually are. To strip down to only what we need, to hang on only to what we can't do without, what we need. Not just to survive, but to thrive."
- Meredith Grey


  • "Just Like Heaven" - Joy Zipper
  • "Maneater" - Graham Fink
  • "Tainted Love" - Gloria Jones
  • "Time After Time" - The Wind + The Wave

Title ReferenceEdit

This episode's title originated from the song Throwing It All Away, originally sung by Genesis.


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