LUCY: So this Karev guy, you’re actually friends with him? That’s real?
MEREDITH: Yeah. Why?
LUCY: Just it surprises me, is all. I mean, you don’t seem like the type of girl to put up with his whole neanderthal thing, so… tell me. What am I missing?
MEREDITH: You’re missing a lot. He had a girl go crazy on him. His wife almost died and then she walked out on him and then he was shot and almost bled to death in an elevator. He’s been through a lot. So the neanderthal thing is just— it is an act. A well executed one.