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Grey's Anatomy: State of Love and Trust

After being named interim chief, Derek begins to settle into his new position but faces a lawsuit when Bailey and Meredith's patient wakes up during surgery. Meanwhile, Teddy refuses to let Cristina be a part of her service, Alex continues to work with Arizona in pediatrics, and Mark avoids talking to Lexie who is still heartbroken over their break up.

Episode Info
Episode number: 6x13
Airdate: Thursday February 04th, 2010

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Writer: Stacy McKee

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Apr 22, 2010
NL (Net 5) Apr 26, 2010

Guest Stars
Jason George (2)Jason George (2)
As Dr. Ben Warren (Anesthesiologist)
Jesse Williams (2)Jesse Williams (2)
As Dr. Jackson Avery (Attending From Mercy West)
Kim RaverKim Raver
As Dr. Teddy Altman (Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Friend of Owen's)
Mitch PileggiMitch Pileggi
As Larry Jennings (Seattle Grace Board Member)
Nora ZehetnerNora Zehetner
As Dr. Reed Adamson (Attending From Mercy West)
Robert Baker (1)Robert Baker (1)
As Dr. Charles Percy (Attending From Mercy West)
Sarah DrewSarah Drew
As Dr. April Kepner (Attending From Mercy West)
Chastity DotsonChastity Dotson
As Leslie Wilson (Patient: Wakes Up During Surgery)
Spencer GarrettSpencer Garrett
As Jim Walker (Father of Patient Brad Walker)

Co-Guest Stars
Kate AnthonyKate Anthony
As Nurse Kate
Molly KidderMolly Kidder
As Intern Megan
Cody ChristianCody Christian
As Brad Walker (Patient: Abdominal Pain)
Corey Mendell ParkerCorey Mendell Parker
As Brian Wilson (Husband of Patient Leslie Wilson)
Julie LancasterJulie Lancaster
As Dina (Mother of Patient Brad Walker)
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: 12.55 Million Viewers

Voiceover: The open and closing voiceover's are done by Derek instead of Meredith.

Casting: This is the first appearance of Jason George as Dr. Ben Warren.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Alicia KeysWait Til You See My SmileBailey Talks to Webber, Arizona Talks to Alex
Fay WolfYoursCristina Tells Owen About Burke, Closing Scenes
Melanie FionaBang BangOpening Scenes, Seattle, Derek Looks in the Mirror
MinuitI'm Still DancingYoung Patient Crashing, Cristina and Owen Have Sex
Nellie McKayDo Do DoCristina Walking Funny, Looking for Meredith
Swimming In SpeakersIn KnowingDerek Makes Basket, Mark Joins, Them and Owen Talk

Episode Quotes
Derek (opening voiceover): We ask a lot of our patients. We put them to sleep. Cut them open. Poke around in their brain and guts with sharp instruments. We ask for their blind trust. Irony is, trust is hard for surgeons, because we're trained from day one that we can't trust anyone but ourselves. The only instincts you can count on are your own. The only skills you can count on are your own. Until one day, you leave the classroom and step into the O.R. You're surrounded by others, a team of others. A team that you have to rely on whether you trust them or not.

Richard: I can't give them this. Shepherd. Jennings. If I do what they want me to do, it's like saying that they were right. Right about doing this. Right about me.
Bailey: Saying they were right about what?
Richard: They want me to say that I'm an alcoholic.
Bailey: Well, are you an alcoholic?
Richard: Yes. But if I sign these papers then I have to stop drinking. And go to rehab. And I don't think I'm ready to do that. Drinking, it feels a little like all I have left.
Bailey: You are better than this. I have seen you be better. Look, the way to win, the way to beat them is to stop fighting them. You go get better. You be the man that I've always known you to be. You be the Chief. .. Be the Chief.

Ben: And so you know, I don't read Architectural Digest in the OR. That magazine I read earlier? That was the Journel of Clinical Anesthesia. In case you were wondering.
Bailey: I wasn't.
Ben: I acutally don't like the sittin' down part of my job. It's not great for the back, and I like to keep in shape, you know. So I can lift my big buckets of money.
Bailey: I yell when I'm scared. Some people whimper, or duck, I yell. And when she woke up, it was one of the scariest moments of my lief. So I yelled. And then I yelled some more. It's what I do.
Ben: Was that an apology?
Bailey: Closest thing that you're gonna get.

Arizona: Karev, I hear that you're the future of Peds.
Alex: Excuse me?
Arizona: Yeah, a little birdie named Bailey whispered it in my ear. And I want you to work with me today so I can see if she's right.
Alex: What did she say?
Jackson: That you're the best babysitter in the hospital.
Alex: Shut up.
Arizona: You don't think Peds is hardcore? Because you can say that to my face, Avery.
Jackson: Um, no. No, ma'am.
Arizona: Uh huh. Don't let the roller skates fool you. Peds is nothing but hardcore.

Derek (closing voiceover): Hi. I know it's been a long day, and you're all anxious to get home. But I feel like we got off on the wrong foot this morning. I don't expect to win your trust overnight. But I want each of you to know you have mine. Which is why I felt it was important to personally come in here and apologize. I am neither pro nor anti merger. From this point on, everyone has a clean slate. I am not focused on the past. I'm looking to the future to all the promise this hospital has to offer. I plan to honor Richard Webber and his legacy, not undo it, which is why I'm both humbled and honored to be your new Chief of Surgery.

Episode Goofs

When Derek is getting ready for his first day as Chief, Derek hangs his tie around his neck. When the camera angle switches Derek is tightening his fully tied tie.

Cultural References
Episode Title: State of Love and Trust

"State of Love and Trust" is the title of a song by Pearl Jam.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 25: When Derek, Mark and Owen are in the Chief's office talking, Mark says to Owen "Way better than Yang and Burke. I made a bet that she would never make it down that aisle, I won 50 bucks". He is referring to 3x25 "Didn't We Almost Have It All" when Cristina was supposed to marry Burke, but they called the wedding off.

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 ProducerZoanne Clack  |  Stacy McKee
ProducerJeff Rafner  |  Linda Klein  |  Tammy Ann Casper
Consulting ProducerDebora Cahn
Production DesignerDonald Lee Harris (1)
EditorEdward Ornelas
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
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