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Grey's Anatomy: How Insensitive

Bailey preps the team with mandatory sensitivity training prior to admitting a 700-pound patient with compounded medical issues, and the case proves to be challenging in every sense of the word. Meanwhile Derek has to come face to face with a former patient's husband in a wrongful death deposition, and spending time with a heart patient's daughter opens up some old wounds for Cristina,

Source: ABC

Episode Info
Episode number: 6x21
Airdate: Thursday May 06th, 2010

Director: Tom Verica
Writer: William Harper

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Jun 17, 2010
NL (Net 5) Sep 27, 2010

Guest Stars
Jesse Williams (2)Jesse Williams (2)
As Dr. Jackson Avery (Attending From Mercy West)
Michael OMichael O'Neill
As Gary Clark (Husband of Dead Patient Alison, Suing The Hospital)
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)
Abigail McFarlaneAbigail McFarlane
As Jamie Anders (Patient: Broken Knee, Flirts With Callie)
Alyssa ShaferAlyssa Shafer
As Kelly Temple (Daughter of Patient Nancy Kemple)
Jerry KernionJerry Kernion
As Bobby Corso (Patient: Obese Man With Stomach Pains)
Mia BarronMia Barron
As Lauren Turner (Derek Shepherd's Lawyer)
Rosalie WardRosalie Ward
As Melissa Corso (Wife of Patient Bobby Corso)

Co-Guest Stars
Amy BenedictAmy Benedict
As Nancy Temple (Patient: Heart Attacks)
Dougald ParkDougald Park
As Lawyer
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
Kim RaverKim Raver
As Dr. Teddy Altman
Chyler LeighChyler Leigh
As Dr. Lexie Grey
Eric DaneEric Dane
As Dr. Mark Sloan
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang
Episode Notes
Ratings: 11.03 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Andrew BelleMake It Without YouPatient Accepts the Idea of Change, Closing Scenes
Angus & Julia StoneThe Devil's TearsDerek Exits, Seattle, Avery Compliments Cristina
The Deer TracksBless the WavesOpening Scenes, Bailey Leads Sensitivity Training
Jack SavorettiWonderPatient's Wife Scolds Alex, Alex Talks to Patient
LulucOne Day SoonDerek Exits, Meredith Follows Owen, Cristina Sad
The WeepiesBe My ThrillLexie Amused, Hospital, Alex Takes Bets on Patient

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): The skin is the largest organ in the body. It protects us. Holds us together. Literally lets us know how we're feeling. The skin can be soft and vulnerable. Highly sensitive. Easy to break. Skin doesn't matter to a surgeon, we'll cut right through it, go inside, find out the secrets underneath. It takes delicacy and sensitivity.

Lexie: Did you find out Bobby Corso's weight?
Alex: 678.
Lexie: So who won your stupid pool?
Alex: Bailey.
Lexie: Bailey? She bet in your pool? After all of that. Are you kidding me? My god, the hypocrisy!

Cristina: Hey, what are you doing?
Meredith: Um... Bobby Corso's labs.
Cristina: You're still on fatty-fatty two by four? Not fair!

Meredith: Now I understand the sensitivty training.
Cristina: Yeah, no fat jokes.
Bailey: Yang, you're off the case.
Cristina: I said no fat jo--
Bailey: Goodbye

Alex (about Lexie): What's her problem?
Meredith: She cares, that's her problem. She cares about you.
Alex: She doesn't. It's not like we're a thing.
Meredith: Well, you should make it a thing or put a stop to it.

Bailey: (trying to convince a 700-pound man to have surgery) You have a baby on the way. Think about that.
Bobby: Who do you think I'm thinking about? When you...you dream of having a kid, you picture yourself playing ball with him. You picture her standing on your feet while you dance around with them, you know? You don't picture them bringing you food and...cleaning you up. I can't walk four steps to go to the bathroom! You tell me, who deserves that guy as a father? I just...want to be gone before the kid has a chance to know who I am. Don't tell my wife about this, okay? Let's just tell her it's too risky. Let me go home.

Alex: Mrs. Corso, I'm sorry about the thing in the cafeteria--
Melissa: It's easy to make jokes about him. You didn't know him before. You don't know that inside all that is the same man I've always known, to make me laugh when I can't breathe. He's been trying to make you guys laugh all day, but you're too disgusted to even smile, or joke with him, make him feel like a person. I brought him here because I thought you would help him, but you're only making him feel worse. So unless you want to tell me the next step to getting him out of here and home, I don't need to hear anything from you.

Meredith (closing voiceover): No matter how thick-skinned we try to be, there's millions of electrifying nerve endings in there. Open and exposed and feeling way too much. Try as we might from feeling pain. Sometimes it's just unavoidable. Sometimes, that's the only thing left: just feeling.

Cultural References
Episode Title: How Insensitive

How Insensitive is the title of a song originally sung by Diana Krall.

Jaws: When patient Bobby Corso arrives at the hospital he says to the doctors "We're gonna need a bigger hospital!". This is a reference to the famous line "We're gonna need a bigger boat" from the movie Jaws.

Episode References
Season 6, Episode 20: Gary Clark is suing the hospital for the death of his wife in 6x20 "Hook Line and Sinner".

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
ProducerLinda Klein  |  Tammy Ann Casper  |  Jeff Rafner
Consulting ProducerDebora Cahn
Production DesignerDonald Lee Harris (1)
EditorDavid Greenspan (1)
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
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