Voiceover: The opening voiceover is done by Dr. Webber (Chief) instead of Meredith.
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Trivia: In this episode we get a glimpse into the beginning of Dr. Webber's struggle with alcoholism. At the end of the episode Ellis get's him to drink his very first vodka.
Richard (opening voiceover): I've seen a lot of surgery residents come and go in my time, and they're all addicted - to surgery. It comes before food, before sleep. It becomes the most important thing. The only thing. What they don't know is that living on that high can eat them alive. Some make it through. They come out on the other side. They survive with their sanity intact. They become better doctors and stronger people. I didn't. I broke. I didn't kill anybody, and I give thanks for that every day, but I hurt people and scared the hell out of myself. I am 45 days sober today. I am Richard, and I am a grateful and recovering alcoholic.
Ellis: To Phillip.
Richard: May he rest in peace.
Ellis: You can't toast a dead Irishman with a soda pop, Richard. Get this man a vodka, Frankie.
Richard: You know I can't stand the taste of that stuff.
Ellie: It's time to learn. You're a grown-up, Richard. It's time to act like it.
Richard: I can't leave her, Ellis. I can't.
Ellis: We'll see.
Lexie: So you canceled your resident's surgery. Isn't that a little bold?
Cristina: She was worried about adhesions, right? Gimme candy!
Bailey: No adhesions. No candy. And it wasn't bold, Grey, it was stupid. But in this case, it was also necessary.
Bailey: Successes or failures, which teach you more?
Bailey: Yeah, but that was a gimme. Don't get too cocky.
Richard: Once upon a time, long before I was Chief of Surgery, even before I was an attending, I was a resident right here at Seattle Grace, just like you. You learn from everything in your residency. The patients, the nurses, the attending's. But you don't realize how you learn from each other. 1982, you were all in diapers. (goes to a flashback) Dr. Ellis Grey. Two-time-Harper-Avery award winner and my colleague on this case. A case that changed my life. Look around. The biggest influences in your life, are sitting next to you, right now.
Cristina (whispers to Mer): This is gonna get more interesting.
Dr. Bailey says that she became an intern in 2003, meaning she would have been in her third year when the show began in 2005. However, she is listed as having been in fourth year and the chief resident starting in season 4.
Kate Burton, who has played Ellis Grey on Grey's Anatomy, has blue eyes. Sarah Paulson, who plays the younger version of Ellis Grey has brown eyes.
The position of Dr. Webber's lime in his vodka in the final scene changes multiple times.
Episode Title: The Time Warp
"The Time Warp" is the title of a song originally sung by the cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Rudy: Callie says to Alex in her flashback "I heard the story, heart in the elevator, it was basically like Rudy." She is referring to the 1993 film "Rudy" starring Sean Astin.
Season 2, Episode 8:
In Callie's flashback, the patient that she is working on is the same one features in 2x8 "Let It Be
Season 2, Episode 5:
Alex says to Callie "You look like a cool person. I need some cool cases. Ever since the elevator thing, and the heart guy...". He is referring to 2x5 "Bring The Pain
", where he was stuck in an elevator with George and George performed emergency heart surgery.
Season 5, Episode 6:
When Thatcher brings Meredith to the hospital she is holding her Anatomy Jane doll. In 5x6 "Life During Wartime
" Meredith finds the doll in a box and brings it to the hospital as an adult.