Miranda Bailey returns from her guest stint on Private Practice. A good thing too, because the place wouldn't have been the same without her.
Lexie and Bailey in "Tainted Obligation," from Season Six of Grey's Anatomy. Her dad, Thatcher, is back in the hospital and failing.
The Seattle Grace staff huddles around Thatcher Grey do discuss his condition. He may require Meredith's help to survive.
Dr. Miranda Bailey mourns one of her own interns, Dr. George O'Malley. It's the sort of tragic event that will change everyone forever.
Miranda Bailey tells Alex how it's going to be as Meredith and Callie look on.
Is George leaving Seattle Grace? This may be the photo of the long-awaited resignation.
Miranda Bailey still runs the show at Seattle Grace, no matter how experienced the residents get.
Miranda Bailey, that is. She's one of the glue characters of this show, episode after episode and season after season.
Miranda Bailey shows us why she deserves the title of Chief Resident. Look at that bedside manner.
Miranda Bailey shows off her awesome bedside manner. Just about everything about her is awesome, of course.
Miranda Bailey cradles a pint-sized patient in "Sweet Surrender."
Miranda Bailey is the boss at Seattle Grace, and don't you ever forget it, interns. Residents. Even the Chief. She runs the show!

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.