"I Bet It Stung" is the fifth episode of the tenth season of Grey's Anatomy and the 201st produced episode of the series. It is also the 312th produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on October 17, 2013.
Meredith returns to work for the first time since giving birth and finds herself struggling to balance her roles as a surgeon and a mother. However, when her preoccupation with her children begins to interfere with Cristina's patient's care, it causes a confrontation between the two friends that fractures their foundation. Meanwhile, Jo does everything in her power to mend the rift between Alex and his father before he leaves the hospital while Stephanie panics about meeting Jackson's mother. Meanwhile, now that she finds herself a third wheel in Meredith and Derek's marriage, Callie tries to push herself to take control of her own life while Arizona grows concerned about her actions at the gala when Leah pushes the boundaries of their professional relationship.
This episode's title originated from the song I Bet It Stung, originally sung by Tegan And Sara.
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