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Grey's Anatomy: The Girl with No Name

The doctors work on a Jane Doe, who turns out to be the subject of a case that gained national interest; Cristina proves to be the highest in demand as the residents begin their interviews for post-residency positions at prospective hospitals; and Richard is faced with an unsettling realization when he visits Adele at Rose Ridge.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x20
Airdate: Thursday April 19th, 2012

Director: Ron Underwood
Writer: Peter Nowalk

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) May 02, 2012
AU (Seven) Jul 12, 2012

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (8 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Loretta Devine
As Adele Webber (Wife of Dr. Richard Webber)
Wren T. Brown
As Michael (Roseridge Administrator)
Albie Selznick
As Columbia Representative (Tries To Recruit Cristina)
Ann Ryerson
As Dr. Margaret Goodwin (General Surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital.)
Catherine Kwong
As Dr. Hiatt (Interviews Jackson Avery)
Frank Wood
As Frank Wheeler (Father of Patient Holly Wheeler)
Lorraine Toussaint
As Dr. Helen Fincher (Seattle Grace Mercy West Psychiatrist)
Peter Breitmayer
As Carson Methodist Doctor (Trying To Recruit Doctor To Methodist Hospital)
Stacy Edwards
As Kathleen Wheeler (Mother of Patient Holly Wheeler)
Vanessa Marano
As Holly Wheeler (Patient: Was Held Prisoner For 12 Years)

Co-Guest Stars
Denice J. Sealy
As Desk Nurse
Jae Jung
As Daycare Worker Tara
Payton Silver
As Dr. Knox (Anesthesiologist)
Heather Brooker
As Daycare Worker #2
Jonny Acker
As Delivery Man
Josh Fingerhut
As Police Officer
Peter Sabri
As Flight Nurse
Reggie Jordan
As Reporter #1
Ross MacKenzie
As Dr. Mitchell (Doctor Interviewing Kepner From Northwestern)
Rusty Burns
As Reporter #2
Sam Ayers
As Detective (Asks Holly Questions About Her Abductor)
Vincent Angelo
As Allan (Patient With Alzeihmer's Adelle Is In Love With)
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
James Pickens, Jr.
As Dr. Richard Webber
Sara Ramirez
As Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres
Kevin McKidd
As Dr. Owen Hunt
Jessica Capshaw
As Dr. Arizona Robbins
Sarah Drew
As Dr. April Kepner
Jesse Williams (2)
As Dr. Jackson Avery
Kim Raver
As Dr. Teddy Altman
Chyler Leigh
As Dr. Lexie Grey
Eric Dane
As Dr. Mark Sloan
Sandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang


The episode begins with Christina coming out of the airport, with Meredith close behind, they meet up. Derek is there at the airport to receive Meredith, with their daughter. It is revealed that Meredith might have a great opportunity in Boston, and Derek is ready to move with her. Meanwhile, Richard is taking care of his wife. He is visibly disturbed to hear that, she is love with another patient in the facility. Meanwhile, the girls are ragging Alex about not yet getting an interview, when all the others have secured theirs. Just then a patient was who was airlifted from an accident is brought. Owen, Alex and Meredith rush to deal with the patient who is critical. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 9.82 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Barr BrothersOld MythologiesOpening scenes, residents getting off planes.
Handsome FursRepatriatedThe residents eat lunch, Holly gets her own food.
James Pickens, Jr.My Funny ValentineRichard sings to Adele.
Mariah McManusShame On YouHolly goes into cardiac arrest.
The NationalSorrowOwen and Teddy argue, Richard says bye to Adelle.

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) When you're a kid you always want things to stay the same -- the same teacher, the same house, the same friends. Being a surgeon is no different. You get used to the same attending's, the same scrub nurses, the same hospital. Of course, that all changes the minute fifth year comes around. And you have to find a new job.

Meredith: How cute is she?
Derek: Hi!
Meredith: Do you need a ride or is Owen...?
Cristina: Picking me up? No.
Derek: So, how did it go?
Meredith: It was great. Hi baby girl! Oh, my love!
Derek: Look, see your momma. She missed you!
Cristina: Your idiot wife wants to cancel her interview.
Derek: No, you don't cancel an interview with a best General surgery programme in the country!
Meredith: Why would we move? You've almost finished the house and you have a job here!
Derek: There are other homes and jobs in Boston. You're going, end of discussion.
Cristina: Good husband. Okay, lets go. I will ride in the back with my girl.
Derek: I'll get the bags.

Cristina: Where's Toledo?
Meredith: Canada
Alex: Ohio

Jackson: Since when do they bribe residents?
Cristina: They don't, unless you're me. A god.

Adele: I’ve got a secret…I’m in love.

Arizona: Well, you’re an acquired taste, like blue cheese. Some people love it, and some people can’t stand to be in the same room with it. Like stinky cheese.
Alex: So now I'm stinky cheese.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) Its one of those things people say: you can't move on until you've let go of the past. Letting go is the easy part. Its the moving on that's painful. So sometimes we fight it; try and keep things the same. Things can't stay the same though. At some point you just have to let go, move on. Because no matter how painful it is, its the only way we grow.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Girl With No Name

The Girl With No Name is the title of a song originally sung by The Byrds.

Nell: Cristina says about kidnapped patient Holly Wheeler "is it like that Jodie Foster in the woods movie?"

Episode References
Season 8, Episode 19: Owen moved out at the end of 8x19 "Support System" after a day spent fighting with Cristina about him cheating on her.

Warning: Grey's Anatomy season 8 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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