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Grey's Anatomy: Invasion

Seattle Grace and Mercy West residents compete for surgeries as the two hospitals are merged. Meanwhile, Arizona stands by Callie when Callie's father brings in a priest in hopes of convincing her to stop dating women.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x5
Airdate: Thursday October 15th, 2009

Director: Tony Phelan
Writer: Mark Wilding

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Feb 18, 2010
NL (Net 5) Mar 01, 2010

  • Currently 8.1/10
8.1/10 (15 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brandon Scott (2)
As Intern Ryan
Gloria Garayua
As Intern Graciella
Hector Elizondo
As Mr. Torres (Callie Torres' Father)
Jesse Williams (2)
As Dr. Jackson Avery (Resident From Mercy West)
John O'Brien
As Lab Tech
Mark Saul
As Intern Steve
Nora Zehetner
As Dr. Reed Adamson (Resident From Mercy West)
Ray Ford
As Ray the Paramedic
Robert Baker (1)
As Dr. Charles Percy (Resident From Mercy West)
Sarah Drew
As Dr. April Kepner (Resident From Mercy West)
Alexie Gilmore
As Sarah Freemont (Patient: Kidney Transplant)
Bruce French
As Father Kevin (Priest That Mr. Torres Brought For Callie)
Chelsea Ricketts
As Jeanie (Daughter of Patient Don and Girlfriend of Frank)
David Bowe
As Don (Patient: Hurt in Fight With Patient Frank Newsbaum)
Frank Ertl
As Michael Goldman (Patient: Corroded Stenosis With Tumor)
Freda Foh Shen
As Missy Grant (Seattle Grace HR Representative)
J.P. Pitoc
As Billy Sheehan (Patient: Burglar With Broken Back)
Jack Gwaltney
As Frank Newsbaum (Patient: Stab Wounds)
Kathleen Wilhoite
As Leslie Goldman (Daughter of Patient Michael Goldman)
Main Cast
Ellen Pompeo
As Dr. Meredith Grey
Justin Chambers
As Dr. Alex Karev
Patrick Dempsey
As Dr. Derek Shepherd
Chandra Wilson
As Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens, Jr.
As Dr. Richard Webber
Sara Ramirez
As Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres
Kevin McKidd
As Dr. Owen Hunt
Jessica Capshaw
As Dr. Arizona Robbins
Chyler Leigh
As Dr. Lexie Grey
Sandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl
As Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Episode Notes
Ratings: 13.79 Million Viewers

Casting: Eric Dane (Mark Sloan) doesn't appear in this episode.

Trivia: We learn in this episode that Callie's father's name is Carlos.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Greg LaswellYour GhostIzzie Crying, Plays Almost to End
The MyrmidonsClap (See the Stars)Opening Scenes, Cristina Watches Them Change Sign
TraildriverI Want You NowApril Exits, Lunch, Lexie Reading April's Notebook

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): When you get sick, it starts off with a single infection. One lone nasty intruder. Pretty soon the intruder duplicates. Becomes two. Then those two become four. And those four become eight. Then, before your body knows it, it's under attack. It's an invasion. The question for a doctor is, once the invaders have landed, once they've taken over your body, how the hell do you get rid of them?

Meredith: Hey, we are not some stupid hosts, they can't invade us. They can't attach themselves to our faces, then while we're eating spagetti explode out of our chests and skidder across the floor. This is our ship, this is our ship.
Lexie: Excuse me, our you quoting that Sigourney Weaver movie?
Meredith: Shut up.
Izzie: That's what happens when you live here. You watch a lot of TV.
Meredith: We own this hospital. We were born in this hospital, and we will hold this hospital with our last gasping breath.

Mr. Torres: I don't know you well enough to talk about her. We're not gonna do that.
Arizona: Most people think that I was named for the state, but it's not true. I was named for a battleship, the U.S.S. Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and he saved 19 men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm, raised to love my country, love my family and protect the things I love. When my father,Colonel Daniel Robbins of the United States Marine Corps, heard that I was a lesbian, he said he only had one question. I was prepared for "how fast can you get the hell out of my house?" But instead, It was "Are you still who I raised you to be?" My father believes in country the way that you believe in God. And my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me because I'm his daughter. I'm a good man in a storm. I love your daughter, and I protect the things I love. Not that I need to. She doesn't need it. She's strong and caring and honorable. And she's who you raised her to be.

Mr. Torres: Leviticus: Thou shalt not lie with a man as one lies with a female. It is an abomination.
Callie: Oh, don't do that, Daddy. Don't quote the Bible at me.
Mr. Torres: The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.
Callie: Jesus: A new commandment that I give unto you, that you love one another.
Mr. Torres: Romans: But we know that --
Callie: Jesus: He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone.
Mr. Torres: So you admit it's a sin --
Callie: Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy. Jesus: Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Jesus: Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Jesus is my savior, Daddy, not you! And Jesus would be ashamed of you for judging me. He would be ashamed of you for turning your back on me. He would be ashamed.

Meredith (closing voiceover): What do you do when the infection hits you, when it takes over? Do you do what you're supposed to and take your medicine? Or do you learn to live with the thing and hope someday it goes away? Or do you just give up entirely and let it kill you?

Cultural References
Episode Title: Invasion

"Invasion" is the title of a song by several artists including Eminem, Ashley Roberts, and Lil Wayne.

It Happened One Night: When Christina goes into Meredith's room, Meredith is crying and watching the 1934 black and white film It Happened One Night.

Aliens: When Meredith is complaining about the Mercy West employees invading Seattle Grace she quotes lines from the 1986 James Cameron film Aliens.

Episode References
Season 5, Episode 20: When Izzie is showing Dr. Charles Percy around the hospital another doctor asks her how her IL2 therapy is going. IL2 is the chemotherapy drug that Izzie began taking for her melanoma in 5x20 "Sweet Surrender".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Executive ProducerBetsy Beers  |  Allan Heinberg  |  Mark Wilding  |  Rob Corn  |  Mark Gordon (4)  |  Shonda Rhimes  |  Krista Vernoff
Co-Executive ProducerTony Phelan  |  Joan Rater  |  Jenna Bans
Supervising ProducerStacy McKee  |  Zoanne Clack
ProducerJeff Rafner  |  Tammy Ann Casper  |  Linda Klein
Consulting ProducerDebora Cahn
Production DesignerDonald Lee Harris (1)
EditorSusan Vaill
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Warning: Grey's Anatomy season 6 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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