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Grey's Anatomy: Holidaze

As the holidays come and go, Miranda has a surprise visit from her father, William, who has a strong disapproval of her choices in life. Mark and Lexie must cope with a person who re-enters Mark's life, and Thatcher Grey questions the Chief's behavior, but Meredith is quick to come to the Chief's defense.

Episode Info


Episode number: 6x10
Airdate: Thursday November 19th, 2009


Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Apr 01, 2010
NL (Net 5) Apr 05, 2010

Guest Stars
Frankie FaisonFrankie Faison
As William Bailey (Miranda Bailey's Father)
Recurring
Jeff PerryJeff Perry
As Thatcher Grey (Meredith and Lexie's Father)
Recurring
Jesse Williams (2)Jesse Williams (2)
As Dr. Jackson Avery (Attending From Mercy West)
Recurring
Kim RaverKim Raver
As Dr. Teddy Altman (Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Friend of Owen's)
Recurring
Leven RambinLeven Rambin
As Sloan Riley (Mark Sloan's Daughter)
Recurring
Steven W. BaileySteven W. Bailey
As Joe (The Bartender at Emerald City Bar)
Recurring
Danielle PanabakerDanielle Panabaker
As Kelsey Simmons (Patient: Had Heart Removed)
Hillary TuckHillary Tuck
As Mrs. Jacobson (Mother of Patient Nicholas Jacobson)
James NardiniJames Nardini
As Anguished Father
Nathan WestNathan West
As Mike (Boyfriend of Patient Kelsey Simmons)

Co-Guest Stars
Kate AnthonyKate Anthony
As Nurse Kate
Recurring
Ewan ChungEwan Chung
As Tech Guy
Joshua KaiJoshua Kai
As Nicholas Jacobson
Matt WheelerMatt Wheeler
As John Jacobson (Father of Patient Nicholas Jacobson)
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
Episode Notes
Ratings: 14.0 Million Viewers

Casting: Katherine Heigl (Izzie Stevens) does not appear in this episode.

Trivia: Guest star Nathan West is married to series regular Chyler Leigh (Lexie Grey).



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Chandra Wilson, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, and ExtrasLet it SnowBailey Begins Singing in O.R., Makes Others Join
ColdplayHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"New Year's Eve", Ferry, Webber Teaching Meredith
Ingrid MichaelsonSnowfallDerek, Arizona, and Mark Smiling, Closing Scenes
Jars Of ClayThe Little Drummer BoyCristina Hopeful, Derek, Arizona, and Mark Operate
Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, and James Pickens Jr.Baby It's Cold OutsideOwen Playing Guitar While Arizona and Webber Sing
The RescuesAll I Want for Christmas (is to Give My Love Away)Callie Talks to Bailey's Dad While Bailey Operates
Sara RamirezSilent NightChristmas Dinner with Family and Friends
Sébastien SchullerAwakening"New Year's Day", Metro, Patient News, A Proposal
SeabirdJoy to the World"Christmas Eve", Seattle, Webber Teaching Meredith
Tim MyersA Magical SeasonLunch Scene, Meredith Shows Alex How to Stitch
Vince Guaraldi TrioChristmas Time is HereOpening Scenes, "Thanksgiving Eve"


Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): The best gift I ever got was for Christmas when I was ten – my very first suture kit. I used it until my fingers bled, and then I tried to use it to stitch up my fingers. It put me on the path to becoming a surgeon. My point is sometimes the best gifts come in really surprising packages.

Richard: I had a problem, a long time ago. I was diagnosed with alcohlism, or I diagnosed myself, and I didn't take a drink for almost 20 years. And I think it was a misdianoses. I'm not sayin' my drinking wasn't bad, because it was. But there is such a thing as... situational depression and I think that's what I was suffering from and it escalated my drinking.
Meredith: Situational depression?
Richard: Your mother.
Meredith: Yeah, well, she escalated my drinking, too.

Meredith: Were you drinking when I was a kid? When you left me with my mother and got another family and never looked back.
Thatcher: No. No, I didn't start drinking 'til much later.
Meredith: Well then, we can't blame the world's evils on alcohol, can we?

Chelsea: I'm getting tired. Really tired.
Teddy: I know.
Cristina: You know what? You just need to hang on 'til New Year's Eve. There's a lot of drunk drivers, a lot of brain death. It's an organ-palooza.

Cristina: Private lessons with the Chief. Man, those daddy issues are working for you.
Meredith: I don't have daddy issues. He's teaching me.
Alex: You're his bitch.
Meredith: Well, in that case, you're Teddy's bitch.
Alex: Maybe that's my problem. I'm nobody's bitch.
Cristina: Oh, well, you were Izzie's bitch.
Alex: You're the bitch.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) Every day, we get to give the gift of life. It can be painful. It can be terrifying. But in the end, it's worth it every time. We all have the opportunity to give. Maybe the gifts are not as dramatic as what happens in the operating room. Maybe the gift is to try and make a simple apology. Maybe it's to understand another person's point of view. Maybe it's to hold a secret for a friend. The joy, supposedly, is in the giving. So when the joy is gone when the giving starts to feel more like a burden, that's when you stop. But if you're like most people I know you give 'til it hurts. And then you give some more.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Holidaze

"Holidaze" is the title of a song by Mansions.



Episode References
Season 5, Episode 23: On a phone call with her parents, Bailey is pretending that she is still married. Bailey got divorced from her husband in 5x23 "Here's To The Future".



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
ProducerJeff Rafner  |  Linda Klein  |  Tammy Ann Casper
Consulting ProducerDebora Cahn
Production DesignerDonald Lee Harris (1)
EditorEdward Ornelas
Director of PhotographyMark Jackson
 
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