"A Bitter Song" by Butterfly Boucher
- When it destroyed you: Season three, episode 15
- Why it destroyed you: In the craziness of the ferry crash, Meredith falls into the water while trying to save someone and nearly drowns. It's terrifying, dark, and awful. Then, Derek fishes her out at the last minute, and all of the interns tensely wait to see if she makes it out of surgery alive.