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Grey's Anatomy: I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me

Izzie returns to work following her near-death experience. Meanwhile, the Seattle Grace residents brace for upcoming layoffs and try to position themselves in order to keep their jobs, with Cristina attempting to work with Arizona in pediatrics. Elsewhere, Bailey and Alex's complex case becomes increasingly difficult when the patient's schizophrenic son has issues with her care.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x3
Airdate: Thursday October 01st, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Dec 07, 2009
UK (sky LIVING) Feb 04, 2010


Guest Stars
Amrapali AmbegaokarAmrapali Ambegaokar
As Intern Dani
Candice AfiaCandice Afia
As Intern Laura
Gloria GarayuaGloria Garayua
As Intern Graciella
Joseph WilliamsonJoseph Williamson
As Intern Pierce
Kerri HiguchiKerri Higuchi
As Dr. Elizabeth Chen (OB/GYN Resident)
Mark SaulMark Saul
As Intern Steve
Molly KidderMolly Kidder
As Intern Megan
Nicole CumminsNicole Cummins
As Paramedic #2
Sarah UtterbackSarah Utterback
As Nurse Olivia Harper
Shi Ne NielsonShi Ne Nielson
As Paramedic #1
Tymberlee HillTymberlee Hill
As Intern Claire
Winston StoryWinston Story
As Intern Leo
Adrienne BarbeauAdrienne Barbeau
As Jodie Crawley (Patient: Car Accident Victim With Stomach Mass)
Curtis HarrisCurtis Harris
As Tyler Lee (Patient: Renal Colic)
James FrainJames Frain
As Tom Crawley (Schizophrenic Son of Patient Jodie Crawley)
Joyce LeeJoyce Lee
As Julia Lee (Mother of Patient Tyler Lee)
Kim SwennenKim Swennen
As Kelly (Mother of Patient Sage)
Taylor GeareTaylor Geare
As Sage (Patient: Young Girl with Stomach Tumor)
Main Cast
Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo
As Dr. Meredith Grey
Justin ChambersJustin Chambers
As Dr. Alex Karev
Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey
As Dr. Derek Shepherd
Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
As Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens, Jr.James Pickens, Jr.
As Dr. Richard Webber
Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
As Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres
Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd
As Dr. Owen Hunt
Jessica CapshawJessica Capshaw
As Dr. Arizona Robbins
Chyler LeighChyler Leigh
As Dr. Lexie Grey
Eric DaneEric Dane
As Dr. Mark Sloan
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl
As Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Episode Notes
Ratings: 15.69 Million Viewers

Casting: This is the first episode where Izzie is back as a doctor since she was admitted as a cancer patient in 5x18 "Stand By Me".

Trivia: This is the last appearance of Sarah Utterback's as Nurse Olivia.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The GossipPop Goes the WorldArizona Learns Cristina is Sucking Up, Lunch Scene
Ingrid MichaelsonThe ChainPatient Looks at Bailey, Surgery to Fix Baby's Arm
Rachael YamagataBrown EyesCristina Exits, Lexie Shares News, Checks Email
Until JuneIn My HeadCallie and Arizona Talk, Closing Scenes

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) Paranoia gives you an edge in the OR. Surgeons play out worst-case scenarios in their heads. You're ready to close, you got the bleeder. You know it but there's that voice in your head asking. What if you didn't? What if the patient dies and you could have prevented it? So you check your work one more time before you close. Paranoia is a surgeon's best friend.

Izzie: I forgot he was dead today. For a few hours in surgery, I forgot I had cancer and I forgot he was dead.
Alex: But, George is dead. And you do have cancer. I want you to keep doing what you love. You're a great doctor, and you have a fantastic future ahead of you. But, you've gotta step up and start taking care of yourself. You've gotta take your meds, you've gotta eat. You've gotta pace yourself, 'cause I can't be your nurse. I can't.

Owen: Rough day.
Derek: Oh, I need some sleep.
Owen: Okay, lets go home.
Cristina: I can't. I just got kicked off of peds. I'm totally screwed.
Owen: Cristina, come on.
Cristina: No, I can't sleep. I can't.
Meredith: I can't leave if she's not leaving.

Lexie: Okay, so I'm there in this spleen repair with Dr. Hunt and he's got the quatery and he's moving it back and forth you know, fixing bleeders. And, then he just hands it to me. Like it's the most normal thing in the world to do. Like I repair spleens all the time. And so, I do it. I repair the spleen on my own. And I just, I realize if we just focus on our jobs, if we focus on our patients, we're gonna be fine.
Steve: Megan got cut. I didn't but she did.
Lexie: What? How?
Steve: The Chief sent out an email. He fired three quarters of our class. We're having a baby.

Alex: What's going on? You paged us.
Meredith: Check your email.
Izzie: For what?
Meredith: HR. If you got cut, you'll have an email. I didn't get one, but I've been calm through this crisis. I have been calm. But, if one of us gets cut I will not be calm!
Cristina: No email.
Alex: I'm fine.
Izzie: I'm good, too.
Meredith: Good. See, I knew it! I knew it! I knew none of us would get cut.
Cristina: Yet. There's gonna be another round.

Derek: Isobel Stevens spent 5 hours on her feet in surgery today. Not because she was ready to go back to work, but because she was scared. She's scared for her job and she was scared to show weakness. You don't have to talk to me, that's fine. But, you need to go out there and talk to your people. They need to hear from you.
Chief: Don't tell me about my people. I've been here for 30 years, Derek. I know my people. I've spent every hour of the last 3 days saving every job that I could, but some tough choices had to be made. HR is sending out an email to the first round of people to be let go.
Derek: Richard.
Chief: Derek, I'm tired. I'm going home.

Meredith: Nice pin.
Cristina: His name's Mr Bear. He eats children.
Meredith: Not having fun in peds?

Cristina: I talked to Callie last night about the residents at Mercy West. She said they don't suck! You're safe 'cause of Derek. Izzie's safe cause of cancer. Alex is Bailey's new favorite. You know, even George would have been spared 'cause he's Owen's guy. Cardio has been a revolving door around here and no ones got my back.
Meredith: So, Arizona is your cover?
Cristina: She's merger proof. She keeps little kids alive. No one likes a dead kid. Plus, they're under anesthesia half the time. How bad can it be?

Meredith: (closing voiceover) We're all susceptible to it, the dread and anxiety of not knowing what's coming. It's pointless in the end, because all the worrying and the making of plans for things that could or could not happen, it only makes things worse. So walk your dog or take a nap. Just whatever you do, stop worrying. Because the only cure for paranoia is to be here, just as you are.

Cultural References
Episode Title: I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me

"I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me" are part of the lyrics to Michael Jackson's "Somebody's Watchin' Me."

The Stepford Wives: Christina says "She looks like a Stepford Wife, you've gotta tell her." She is talking about Izzie's wig that she is wearing to cover up her bald head.
Stepford Wives is a film from 1972.

Schindler's List: Owen says to Christina "Schindler's List? You're comparing this merger to the Holocaust?".

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 17: Christina says "Can't you go to the Chief and use your dead mommy connections?" Meredith's mother, Ellis Grey, was a good friend and former lover of Chief Webber. She died in 3x17 "Some Kind Of Miracle".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Executive ProducerBetsy Beers  |  Allan Heinberg  |  Mark Wilding  |  Rob Corn  |  Mark Gordon (4)  |  Shonda Rhimes  |  Krista Vernoff
Co-Executive ProducerJenna Bans  |  Tony Phelan  |  Joan Rater
Supervising ProducerStacy McKee  |  Zoanne Clack
ProducerLinda Klein  |  Tammy Ann Casper  |  Jeff Rafner
Consulting ProducerDebora Cahn
Production DesignerDonald Lee Harris (1)
EditorDavid Greenspan (1)
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
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