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Grey's Anatomy: Adrift and at Peace

Despite Meredith's objections to the idea, a concerned Derek takes Cristina on a fishing trip in order to get away from it all, while Teddy, feeling directionless without Cristina, directs all of her efforts and compassion towards a dying patient who lacks the proper insurance to seek medical treatment.

Source: ABC

Episode Info
Episode number: 7x10
Airdate: Thursday December 02nd, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

BR (Sony TV) Dec 13, 2010
NL (Net 5) Dec 27, 2010
UK (sky LIVING) Mar 09, 2011

Guest Stars
Daniel SunjataDaniel Sunjata
As Nurse Eli
Scott FoleyScott Foley
As Henry Burton (Patient: Adrenal Tumor Patient Who Needs Insurance)
Jamie ChungJamie Chung
As Trina Paiz (Patient: Fell Into Ravine and Hurt Ear)

Co-Guest Stars
Carissa KostaCarissa Kosta
As O.R. Nurse
Michael LeslyMichael Lesly
As Paramedic #1
Nicole CumminsNicole Cummins
As Paramedic #2
Payton SilverPayton Silver
As Dr. Knox (Anesthesiologist)
Ray SinghRay Singh
As ER Nurse
Barry LivingstonBarry Livingston
As Wayne Sheehan (Board Member)
Joel BondJoel Bond
As Marina Worker
Ken MeserollKen Meseroll
As Ron (Patient: Hip Replacement)
Lenora MayLenora May
As Sheila (Wife of Patient Ron)
Sarah HunleySarah Hunley
As Adriana Kay (Patient: Jackson Avery's Fistula Patient)
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
Sarah DrewSarah Drew
As Dr. April Kepner
Jesse Williams (2)Jesse Williams (2)
As Dr. Jackson Avery
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


The interns living in the house together were talking about going on a fishing trip: who would like to go? The discussion grew to include Christina Yang. It was decided that Christina and Shepherd would go; that Shepherd would teach Christina to fish and possibly she could have some down time to relax and clear her head, perhaps even decide if she wanted to continue with the medical intern program. Yes, that would be a very good thing for Christina to do. It was all decided.
She and Shepherd began preparations while the other interns in the house got ready for work...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 11.02 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ashton AllenO Come All Ye FaithfulTeddy Asking Webber to Treat Henry Pro Bono
Basement ApartmentMerry X-MasBailey and Webber Operate, Bailey Explains Contest
The Boy Least Likely ToThe First SnowflakeCristina Poses for a Picture
Jules LarsonIt's Christmas TimeOpening Scenes, Seattle, Meredith and Derek Talk
The LeeVeesNun Gimmel Heh ShinEli Exits, Teddy Talks to Henry, Mark Works on Ear
LowSilent NightBailey Exits, Seattle, Bar Scene, Closing Scenes

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): The first 24 hours after surgery are critical. Every breath you take, every fluid you make, is meticulously reported and analyzed. Celebrated or mourned. But what about the next 24 hours? What happens with that first day turns to two and weeks turn into months? What happens when the immediate danger has passed, when the machines are disconnected and the teams of doctors and nurses are gone? Surgery is when you get saved, but post-op, after surgery, is when you heal. But, what if you don't?

Meredith: So you and Cristina are going fishing? Who's idea was that?
Derek: Owen's concerned about leaving Cristina alone, so when I told him I was going fishing...
Meredith: Right. But you haven't actually spoken to Cristina.
Derek: Actually, I have.
Meredith: You spoke to her? When?
Derek: I called her last night.
Meredith: Well, she must've been drunk or something because she doesn't do the wilderness. I mean, there aren't even any bathrooms in the wilderness.
Derek: Look, I know you're concerned about her, but I also know that there's nothing else we can do right now.
Meredith: But you can? Because if fishing is your big plan to get her back to work...
Derek: We're not trying to get her back to work. We're just trying to make sure that she's okay.
Meredith: Well, she's not okay. And she's not going to be okay until she gets back to work. I know Cristina and she needs to work.

Teddy: How's Christina?
Owen: She's Fine.
Meredith: She's fishing.
Teddy: She's fishing?! Why?
Meredith: Ask him.
Owen: Have you got any better ideas?
Teddy: No.

Henry: How do I look? I'm about to propose to my girlfriend, so besides the gown and the IV and the ghostly pallor from being in the hospital for the past week... what do you think... do I have a shot?
Teddy: She'd be a fool to say no. Good luck.

Cristina: Can I make a suggestion?
Derek: Yeah.
Cristina: If you mount the rod-holders mid-ship, we can both reach the rods from either end of the boat. (Derek looks at her surprised) After you called last night, I did some research. I didn't want to be any less than sea worthy.
Derek: It's a lake.
Cristina: Still.
Derek: Actually, it's ... it's a great idea.
Cristina: You may need clip-on mounts to clear the gunnels.
Derek: Are you gonna be like this all day?
Cristina: I can't help it.

Jackson: Anybody want my soup? It's reminding me of pancreatic fluid.
Lexie: Oh, then I definitely want it.
April: Sparkle. ... That was the name of my pony.

Meredith (on the phone with Derek): No, I just got kicked out of the OR. Because I'm just so sick all of this. I'm sick of her not talking to me. I'm sick of you two pretending to be friends, so put her on the phone.
Derek (into phone): Well, thank you Dr. Keller, I think you did the right thing recoiling the aneurysm rather than clipping it. Thank you for the update and I will check in with you later. (hangs up)
Cristina: Was that Meredith?
Derek: No. ... Yes.

Teddy: I have great medical insurance.
Henry: Way to kick a guy when he's down.
Teddy: I'm... I'm saying... I'm saying that I'll marry you.
Henry: Uh, that's a really generous offer, but I can't.
Teddy: I'm a doctor. I took an oath, and I can't leave you now anymore than I could leave you bleeding out in the street.
Henry: This is absurd. You're aware of that, right? And you're gonna regret it deeply in the morning.
Teddy: You're dying, Henry, you're dying and you don't have to because I can help. I mean it, I'll marry you.

Meredith (closing voiceover): The goal of any surgery is total recovery, to come out better than you were before. Some patients heal quickly and feel immediate relief. For others the healing happens gradually, and it's not until months or even years later that you realize you don't hurt anymore. So the challenge after any surgery is to be patient. But if you can make it through the first weeks and months, if you believe that healing is possible, then you can get your life back. But that's a big if.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Adrift and at Peace

Adrift and at Peace is the title of a song originally sung by Nine Inch Nails.

Episode References
Season 7, Episode 9: Callie tells Mark that sleeping with him makes her think of Arizona. Callie and Mark started sleeping together in 7x09 "Slow Night, So Long".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Executive ProducerBetsy Beers  |  Tony Phelan  |  Joan Rater  |  Mark Wilding  |  Rob Corn  |  Shonda Rhimes  |  Mark Gordon (4)  |  Krista Vernoff
Co-Executive ProducerZoanne Clack  |  Stacy McKee
ProducerJeff Rafner  |  Linda Klein  |  Tammy Ann Casper
Co-ProducerKarin Gleason  |  William Harper  |  Peter Nowalk  |  Lisa Taylor (1)  |  Chris Van Dusen
Consulting ProducerDebora Cahn
Production DesignerDonald Lee Harris (1)
EditorSusan Vaill
CastingJohn Brace (1)  |  Linda Lowy
Unit Production ManagerJeff Rafner
First Assistant DirectorChris Hayden
Second Assistant DirectorShawn Hanley
MusicDanny Lux
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerMimi Melgaard
Key GripMatt Mania
Set DecoratorNicole Cramer
Property MasterAngela Whiting
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorDiane Collins
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Art DirectorBrian Harms
Executive Story EditorBrian Tanen
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
Special Makeup Effects ArtistBari Dreiband-Burman  |  Thomas R. Burman
Chief Lighting TechnicianPeyton Skelton
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Department Head HairstylistMelanie Smith
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