Oy, okay the Meredith going to visit her father and him not being able to really comfort her or talk to her about leaving part about killed me. I got from the conversation between her mother and the Chief at the end that Meredith was five when he left. I may have missed something from an earlier episode that says she was older. I get leaving your wife who was having a torrid affair with a colleague. I don't get abandoning your five year old. I also think it explains her being thoughtless enough to sleep with George. And, it was thoughtless because to her it was just seeking some comfort. It meant a whole lot more to him. Yeah, I know these aren't real people but damn it's so well written. Maybe this time the dirty mistresses win? Heh.