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Grey's Anatomy: Going, Going, Gone

The doctors of Seattle Grace are faced with the aftermath of last season's plane crash. As they try to move on with their lives, they must learn to adapt to the changes, cope with their losses and move forward with their relationships and careers.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x1
Airdate: Thursday September 27th, 2012

Director: Rob Corn
Writer: Stacy McKee

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Oct 02, 2012
UK (sky LIVING) Nov 07, 2012


Guest Stars
Camilla LuddingtonCamilla Luddington
As Dr. Jo Wilson (Intern)
Gaius CharlesGaius Charles
As Dr. Shane Ross (Intern)
Jason George (2)Jason George (2)
As Dr. Ben Warren (Fiancé of Dr. Miranda Bailey)
Jerrika HintonJerrika Hinton
As Dr. Stephanie Edwards (Intern)
Steven CulpSteven Culp
As Dr. Parker (Minnesota Hospital Staff)
Tessa FerrerTessa Ferrer
As Dr. Leah Murphy (Intern)
Tina MajorinoTina Majorino
As Dr. Heather Brooks (Intern)
Ursula BurtonUrsula Burton
As E.R. Nurse (Caught Staring at Callie)
William DanielsWilliam Daniels
As Dr. Craig Thomas (Minnesota Hospital Staff: Cardiology)
Arriane AlexanderArriane Alexander
As Gate Attendant (Seattle Airport)
Brian HoutzBrian Houtz
As Resident (Minnesota Hospital Staff, Annoyed by Cristina)
Dan Gordon (4)Dan Gordon (4)
As Flight Attendant (Flight 531: Seattle to Rochester, Minnesota)
Philip CasnoffPhilip Casnoff
As Dr. Mel Barnett (Pediatrics)

Co-Guest Stars
Lynn Alana DelaneyLynn Alana Delaney
As Nurse Tucker
Mackenzie BicknellMackenzie Bicknell
As Baby Sofia
Madelyn BicknellMadelyn Bicknell
As Baby Sofia
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
Jessica CapshawJessica Capshaw
As Dr. Arizona Robbins
Sarah DrewSarah Drew
As Dr. April Kepner
Jesse Williams (2)Jesse Williams (2)
As Dr. Jackson Avery
Eric DaneEric Dane
As Dr. Mark Sloan
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang


The episode begins and "Dying changes everything," says Meredith's voiceover as an unfamiliar face is seen walking through the hospital's halls. This new young doctor has a conversation with another newbie, much the way Meredith and Cristina have for years. But these two doctors stop short when they see Bailey and Meredith. They're scared of one of them; it's Meredith. Meredith barks out orders to the newbie, and Bailey is impressed. Bailey asks about Cristina and Meredith says Cristina "loves" Minnesota. With freezing cold outside her hospital, Cristina is shown talking to her new boss. Derek is sitting alone and Webber tells him "we're all set for tonight". ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 11.73 Million Viewers

Trivia: The events of this episode take place three months after the plane crash.

Title Screen: This is the first episode to show the black Grey's Anatomy opener since season 2.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ingrid MichaelsonInto YouOwen Talking to April, Closing Scenes
Mikky EkkoFeels Like the EndAvery Leaves Mark's Room, Callie and Derek Enter
Miss LiMy Heart Goes BoomBailey and Ben Making Out in On-Call Room
MynabirdsBody of WorkGlass Walkway, Lunch Scene, Eating and Talking
One-TwoWithout YouAirport Scene, Callie and Derek Wait by Mark's Bed
Rilo KileyPortions for FoxesOpening Scenes, Hospital Elevator Door Opens
Tristan PrettymanMy Oh MyJo Performs Her First Appendectomy, Interns Watch

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) Dying changes everything. There's the emotional fallout, sure, but there's also the practical stuff. Who's going to do your job? Who's going to take care of your family? The only good thing for you is you don't have to worry about it. People you never knew will be living in your house, working your job. The world just keeps on going. Without you.

Alex Karev: Okay, I'm gonna tell you this because I'm literally about to walk out of this hospital forever.
Alex Karev: Your nickname's "BCB".
Miranda Bailey: BCB...
Alex Karev: Booty Call Bailey

Bailey: What's the problem?
Intern: I have these labs... for Dr. Grey.
Bailey: Well, then give them to her.
Meredith: I've been waiting for those for over an hour.
Intern: I had to do an additional-
Meredith: (interrupts) Stop making excuses.
Intern: Sorry.
Meredith: Stop apologizing.
Intern: Okay.
Meredith: Stop talking.

Meredith: It is a big deal!
Derek: I will be done long before 5.
Meredith: But that's not the point! Why are you putting this pressure on yourself?
Derek: I've been practising for weeks, I feel good! I just can't sit around looking at the clock!
Meredith: You really need to do this today?
Derek: Yeah, I do. Especially today.

Callie: Get Up! Get the hell out of bed and snap out of this because Sofia lost a parent and I lost my best friend.
Arizona: Snap out of this?! How the hell am I supposed to snap out of this when you cut off my leg?

Jackson (to Mark): I really think I know what I'm doing. Plastic Posse is going to live on, I can take it from here.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) They say death is hardest on the living. It's tough to actually say goodbye. Sometimes it's impossible. You never really stop feeling the loss. It's what makes things so bitter-sweet. We leave little bits of ourselves behind, little reminders, a lifetime of memories, photos, trinkets, things to remember us by... even when we're gone.

Episode Goofs

When Meredith is writing on the OR board, in the first shot her name is on the board as Grey, M. In the very next shot her name is gone and instead it says Wilson, J.


In a video clip of Mark rocking Sofia to sleep in his arms, the baby he's holding has completely different physical features from how Sofia actually looked as a baby.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Going, Going, Gone

Going, Going, Gone, is the title of a song originally sung by Bob Dylan.

Episode References
Season 8, Episode 22: Dr. Craig Thomas is one of Cristina's interviewers from when she took the oral boards in 8x22 "Let The Bad Times Roll".

Season 8, Episode 24: Mark is in the hospital and on life support after sustaining injuries in the plane crash in 8x24 "Flight".

Season 1, Episode 1: Jo Wilson is chosen as the first year intern to perform the appendectomy. In 1x01 "A Hard Day's Night" the same thing was done to George O'Malley.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerBetsy Beers  |  Mark Gordon (4)  |  Rob Corn  |  Tony Phelan  |  Joan Rater  |  Shonda Rhimes
Co-Executive ProducerJeannine Renshaw  |  Toni Graphia  |  Zoanne Clack  |  Stacy McKee
Supervising ProducerTammy Ann Casper  |  William Harper  |  Peter Nowalk
ProducerLinda Klein  |  Jeff Rafner
Consulting ProducerDebora Cahn  |  Dan Bucatinsky
Production DesignerDonald Lee Harris (1)
EditorSusan Vaill
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Series DirectorRob Corn
WriterStacy McKee
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