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Grey's Anatomy: Song Beneath the Song

Callie and Arizona are rushed back to Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital after a car accident, where Callie is in critical condition. The doctors must act quickly to save both Callie and her unborn baby, while tensions between Mark and Arizona rise. The episode is done as a musical, using various top-40 hits, with the words being sung by the characters.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x18
Airdate: Thursday March 31st, 2011

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

PE (Sony Entertainment Television) Apr 11, 2011
NL (Net 5) Apr 25, 2011
UK (sky LIVING) May 04, 2011


Special Guest Stars
Kate WalshKate Walsh
As Dr. Addison Montgomery (Neonatal Surgeon Visiting from Private Practice)

Guest Stars
Daniel SunjataDaniel Sunjata
As Nurse Eli
Rachael TaylorRachael Taylor
As Dr. Lucy Fields (OB/GYN Attending)
Scott FoleyScott Foley
As Henry Burton (Patient: Married Teddy For Insurance)

Co-Guest Stars
Payton SilverPayton Silver
As Dr. Knox (Anesthesiologist)
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


Arizona wakes up, bloodied and bruised, on her airbag. She sees Callie's
foot on the dash, and the rest of her is on the hood of the car. She
wasn't wearing her seat belt after she dove in the back seat to recover
her phone that Arizona tossed when she got sick of Mark texting her...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 13.09 Million Viewers

Voiceover: Callie does the opening voiceover for this episode instead of Meredith. There is no closing voiceover.

Trivia: Callie has A positive blood type.

Musical: This is the musical episode of Grey's Anatomy. Every song that is sung in this episode has appeared in an earlier version.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Chandra Wilson, Sarah Drew, Chyler LeighWaitBailey and April Sing During Argument, Lexie Joins
Chyler LeighBreathe (2 AM)Lexie Sings While She Leaves O.R. to Check on Mark
Grey's Anatomy CastRunning on SunshineCallie Sings as She Remembers, Other Couples Join
Grey's Anatomy CastHow to Save a LifeOwen Sings as They Operate on Callie, Others Join
Grey’s Anatomy Cast (Females)GraceCallie Sings as She Heads to the O.R., Others Join
Kevin McKiddHow We OperateOwen Sings While Doctors Argue How to Treat Callie
Sara RamirezCosy in the RocketCallie Sings as She Looks at Herself in the Crash
Sara RamirezThe StoryCallie Sings While Arizona Waits for Her to Wake
Sara Ramirez and Jessica CapshawUniverse and UCallie and Arizona Singing as Arizona Sits By Her
Sara Ramirez, Kevin McKidd, Chandra WilsonChasing CarsCallie, Owen, and Bailey Sing as She is Brought In

Episode Quotes
Callie (opening voiceover): The brain is the human body's most mysterious organ. It learns. It changes. It adapts. It tells us what we see, what we hear. It lets us feel love. I think it holds our soul. And no matter how much research we do, no one can really say how all that delicate grey matter inside our skull works. And, when it's hurt, when the human brain is traumatized, well, that's when it gets even more mysterious.

Mark: What the hell happened?
Arizona: I asked her to marry me a truck came out of nowhere.

Alex: She works here at Seattle Grace Mercy Death, so I’m sure she’s pretty much gonna go crazy or get cancer, shot by a gunman or hit by a truck. So, don’t get your hopes up for Karev’s big happily ever after.

Meredith: Yesterday at that baby shower, I was jealous of Callie because she got pregnant without trying. And we tried. I get shots, I take my temperature, I put my legs in the air, and nothing. The universe says screw you Meredith and gives Callie a kid. And then puts Callie through a windshield. I mean, what the hell is going on? What's the point? I mean, is there a reason for this? Because if you can think of a reason, any reason at all why the universe is so screwed up. And random. And mean. Now would be an amazingly good time to tell me because I really need some answers.

Richard: Dr. Fields, what is your plan here?
Lucy: My plan?
Richard: Yes, what is your plan if Torres starts contracting again? What if she has pre-term labor? What if god forbid, you have to deliever this baby?
Lucy: I may be a little out of my depth here, sir

Lucy: This is humilating. He's benching me. I've been benched.
Alex: She's the best there is. He wants the best for Torres.
Lucy: Yeah, well it makes me look like a complete moron in front of my colleagues.
Alex: They're not thinking about you. They're thinking about Torres. I'm sorry, but suck it up.

Lucy: Dr. Montgomery, there's a chance that the baby can still survive if we deliver by C-section while Callie is stable.
Addison: No, there is not. Because not only did you fail to stop her contractions, you didn't give steroids to the baby to help mature her lungs, so you can go, too. (Lucy is silent) Go!

Arizona: A baby born at 23 weeks risks ensepothopy, ROP, cerebral palsy, developmental and...
Mark: I know the risks!
Arizona: No, do you? Because you're acting like you don't care about the baby.
Mark: I'm thinking about Callie. You don't think I care?! This is my baby!
Arizona: You're not being rational.
Mark: Oh, you never wanted this. You never asked for it. Then why the hell are you giving us some opinion on what--
Arizona (cutting him off): No, no, no! You know what I didn't ask for? I didn't ask for you, Mark. Because you know what you are? You're basically a sperm donor. I mean, this is me and this is Callie, and we're together, so I say...
Mark: No! You don't get a say. This is my family. I'm the father. I'm the father! You're not anything. You're nothing.

Arizona: We should say a prayer. She'd want us to pray.
Mark: I haven't stopped praying since yesterday.

Episode Goofs

At the beginning of the episode Mark is in surgery before he finds out that Callie and Arizona have been in an accident. However, in the previous episode he was shown to have been texting Callie just minutes before the car accident, so he couldn't have been in surgery.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Song Beneath The Song

Song Beneath The Song is the title of a song originally sung by Maria Taylor.

Episode References
Season 7, Episode 17: Arizona and Callie are in the hospital for a car accident that occurred in the last scene of 7x17 "This Is How We Do It".

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