An hour or so later, Gary finally finds Derek. That is one confusing hospital! Derek doesn’t recognize the man who sat across the table from him during the lawsuit. He cluelessly tells Gary it’s not safe; there’s a nut with a gun loose in the hospital. Gary agrees it’s not safe and pulls his gun.
Even though there are a ton of windows, and he’s more out in the open than Adam Lambert, no one but Cristina and Meredith see Gary taking aiming at his prime target.
Where the hell are the cops? On this show, Seattle’s Best is just a coffee.
Gary tells Derek he’s the man. And a man protects his wife, but he couldn’t save her, so she’s dead. Also, Derek is not God. He shouldn’t get to play God. But Gary’s wife was terminally ill, and no man could save her. So, if Gary was supposed to save her, maybe it’s Gary who’s not God. Is anyone following me? No matter. There’s no talking to a crazy person.
Derek tells Gary he understands his loss. He witnessed three men kill his father for his watch. "I didn’t become a doctor because I wanted to be God. I became a doctor to save lives," Derek says. Maybe becoming a police officer would’ve made more sense, but the hours sucks.
Derek’s childhood memory is a touching story, and it almost works, until April comes flying out of Derek’s office exclaiming, "Dr. Shepherd, thank God you’re back!"
I don’t know why, but that sets ol’ Gary Guns back over the edge. He raises his hand. Everything goes into slo-mo. Derek takes a single shot in the chest. Meredith screams as Cristina drags her to cover. Good job, April. If you live, you’re so fired.
Part 2: "Death and All His Friends"
Derek lies helplessly on the ground. Gary takes aim at April, who starts rattling off her life’s story. She’s from Ohio. Her mother is a teacher and her father grows corn. She has two sisters. Sensing he’s not going to be interested in her 4-H ribbons, she blurts out, "I haven’t done anything yet. I’ve barely lived. I’m not finished. No one’s loved me yet. Please. Please, I’m someone’s child. I’m a person. I’m a person!"
April’s life is so dull, Gary tells her to take off, just so he doesn’t have to hear about her awkward teen years.
Downstairs, a SWAT team sweeps in, looking everywhere. Everywhere, but up at the catwalk. Yoo hoo. Up here. Oh well, there they go, into the cafeteria to secure the salad bar.