The Bed's Too Big Without You

February 5, 2015
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"The Bed's Too Big Without You" is the tenth episode of the eleventh season of Grey's Anatomy and the 230th produced episode of the series. It is also the 341st produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on February 5, 2015.

With Derek and Cristina both gone, Meredith is forced to face up to her loneliness now that she's sleeping alone without her partner or her person while she, Maggie and Bailey turn to 3D printing in order to better understand a patient's tumour and Alex begins to get an insight into exactly what taking over Cristina's role in Meredith's life entails. Meanwhile, Arizona begins testing on April and Jackson's unborn child's disorder and, while April tries to remain optimistic, Jackson attempts to approach the situation rationally, forcing their opposing religious views back into the forefront. Callie and Owen try to encourage each other to re-enter the dating world while, after attempting to explain her approach towards tackling Herman's tumour to the residents, Amelia begins to question her ability.



"They found this guy in Maine who had been living completely alone in the woods for 30 years. They called him the last true hermit. 30 years without the warmth of human touch, without conversation. The hermit felt more lonely when he was out in the world than he ever felt in the woods by himself. Surrounded by people but drowning in solitude, that kind of loneliness can swallow you whole."
"The last true hermit was found and dragged out of hiding and into the world. Most might find his existence sad but the hermit knew something we didn't. He knew that when it comes down to it, even when you're with someone or in the noisy rush of people, it's just you. The one you can count on, and lean on, and depend on. It has to be you. And once you figure that out, that's when being alone becomes a choice."
- Meredith Grey


  • "Never Been In Love" - Elliphant
  • "I Think I'm In Love" - Kat Dahlia
  • "Let The Light Back In" - Maggie Eckford
  • "Feels Like Coming Home" - Jetta

Title ReferenceEdit

This episode's title originated from the song The Bed's Too Big Without You, originally sung by The Police.