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Grey's Anatomy: Valentine's Day Massacre

The doctors treat dozens of people when the roof of a romantic restaurant collapses on Valentine's Day, Meredith struggles with her new duties as the chief's wife.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x14
Airdate: Thursday February 11th, 2010

Director: Stephen Cragg
Writer: William Harper

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Apr 29, 2010
NL (Net 5) May 03, 2010

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (14 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jason Winston George
As Dr. Ben Warren (Anesthesiologist)
Jesse Williams (2)
As Dr. Jackson Avery (Attending From Mercy West)
Kim Raver
As Dr. Teddy Altman (Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Friend of Owen's)
Leven Rambin
As Sloan Riley (Mark Sloan's Daughter)
Sarah Drew
As Dr. April Kepner (Attending From Mercy West)
Brian George (1)
As Emile (Patient: Restaurant Server Brain Surgery)
Kelvin Brown
As Frankie (Patient: Amputated Arm)
Pamela Reed
As Mrs. Banks (Patient: Restaurant Collapse)

Co-Guest Stars
Moe Irvin
As Nurse Tyler Christian
Nicole Cummins
As Paramedic
Fred Ochs
As Mr. Kaplan (Patient: Glass in Stomach)
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
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
Eric Dane
As Dr. Mark Sloan
Sandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl
As Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Episode Notes
Ratings: 12.74 Million Viewers

Casting: Even though they are credited, Katherine Heigl (Izzie) and James Pickens Jr. (the Chief) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The ClashThe Magnificent SevenOpening Scenes, Seattle, Derek Driving
CorreatownShine Right ThroughPatient Looks at Other Patient, Alex Shares Candy
Freelance WhalesStarringBailey Talks to Ben, Arizona Overhears
The Swell SeasonIn These ArmsSloan Talks to Callie, Patient Talks to Meredith
The xxIslandsLexie Slams Alex Against the Wall, Closing Scenes

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): The surgical scalpel is made of sterilized, carbonized stainless steel. This is a vast improvement over the first scalpel, which was pretty much a sharp stick. Medicine is constantly reinventing itself, that means surgeons have to keep reinventing themselves too. There's constant pressure to adapt to changes. It can be a painful process. But without it, you'll find yourself moving backwards instead of forwards.

Meredith: Mrs. Shepherd?!
Derek: I know.
Meredith: Mrs. Shepherd?
Derek: I know.
Meredith: I don't do brunches. I don't miss surgeries. And I don't do Valentine's Day. You're gonna have to make this up to me with a lot of sex.
Derek: Yes, dear.

Bailey: I can't talk to you, you make me nervous. I forget what I... And I say things that I don't want to say. And I can't... I just go stupid. I ... I like you. That's all. There.
Ben: Alright.
Bailey: And so, if you wanna go to dinner, fine. We'll show up and try to talk.
Ben: How's tomorrow night?
Bailey: Fine. I might have surgery.
Ben: I might join you. (laughs)

April: Hi. I've got your keys.
Meredith: What?
April: Dr. Shepherd told me you might not make it home before the breakfast, so I should just ask you what you need from your closet and I'll grab go it for you.
Meredith: You are not going in my closet. Aren't you supposed to be a surgeon?
April: He really needs you by his side at that breakfast.
Meredith: I am a surgeon. You tell the chief that I will be in surgery. (walks off)
April: So, I'll-- I'll just pick something out for you.

April: There you are. I've got your wife's clothes for the breakfast, and I made note cards for your speech for this morning.
Derek: Good, go home.
April: You're here, I'm here. Honestly, I'm happy to help with this.
Derek: You are? You want to be an executive assistant? You should want to do surgery; that's all I want to do.
April: I'm not sure I can. I… look, I-I'm grateful that you hired me back. It's just been easier to help out with this stuff. It's easier coming back as that, rather than coming back as the doctor who made a mistake and killed someone-- killed someone's mom. And I'm not sure I can be that person. So, if you're not sure that you need me, then maybe I shouldn't be here.

Meredith (closing voiceover): We have to keep reinventing ourselves almost every minute because the world can change in an instant, and there's no time for looking back. Sometimes the changes are forced on us, sometimes they happen by accident, and we make the most of them. We have to constantly come up with new ways to fix ourselves. So we change, we adapt, we create new versions of ourselves. We just need to be sure that this one is an improvement over the last.

Episode Goofs

When Alex gives Meredith $50 bucks for losing the best, there is a flyer on the wall in the background that is promoting Seattle Grace Hospital's Fall 2005 Flu Shot Schedule. Grey's Anatomy began in 2005, but this episode takes place in February of 2010.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Valentines Day Massacre

"Valentines Day Massacre" is the title of a song by Rustic Overtones ft. Imogen Heap.

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 14 guide may contain spoilers
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