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Grey's Anatomy: I Saw Her Standing There

Aware that Derek might never operate again, Meredith stops talking about the surgeries she's performing. Meanwhile, Richard calls on Dr. Catherine Avery to help him perform a complicated procedure, as things continue to heat up between Jackson and April; and Arizona's struggle to accept her fate forces Callie and Alex to face their guilt.

Source: ABC

Episode Info
Episode number: 9x4
Airdate: Thursday October 25th, 2012

Director: Kevin McKidd
Writer: Austin Guzman

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Oct 30, 2012
UK (sky LIVING) Nov 28, 2012

Guest Stars
Camilla LuddingtonCamilla Luddington
As Dr. Jo Wilson (Intern)
Debbie AllenDebbie Allen
As Catherine Avery (Mother of Dr. Jackson Avery)
Gaius CharlesGaius Charles
As Dr. Shane Ross (Intern)
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)
William DanielsWilliam Daniels
As Dr. Craig Thomas (Minnesota Hospital Staff)
Ethan EmbryEthan Embry
As Dr. David Moore (Arizona's Prosthetist)
Julia SilvermanJulia Silverman
As Janet (Patient: PDA and Blocked Arteries)
Julie Mann (1)Julie Mann (1)
As Paula (Friend of Bryan Greenberg: Patient)
Marcuis HarrisMarcuis Harris
As Rob Mays (Patient: Bodyguard with Rare Retroperitoneal Tumor)
Trever OTrever O'Brian
As Bryan Greenberg (Patient: Scrotal Lymphedema)
William CharltonWilliam Charlton
As Jeff (Husband of Janet: PDA and Blocked Arteries 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
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
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang


The episode begins and Meredith and Derek are having sex. Cristina's too is having sex with her boss. April and Jackson too just had sex. But they agree it's "the last time" just like the previous last times. Arizona meets David, her prosthetist. He says they'll be working together for a while "until one of us dies, or your leg grows back". Meredith's intern brings her a scan that shows a rare mass in a patient. Webber brings Catherine to meet a patient, Brian. He appears to have basketballs in his pockets but they aren't basketballs. Catherine doesn't understand why he let his condition get this bad before seeking treatment. He says a few months earlier everything just "blew up". ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 8.76 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BirdyI’ll Never Forget YouCristina Leaving Hospital, Parker Joins, They Talk
CalahanMoving OnOwen Sitting at Bar, Callie Joins Him for a Drink
DaughterHomeMeredith Excitedly Talks to Derek, Closing Scenes
Miss LiForever DrunkOpening Scenes, Meredith and Derek Having Sex

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) The clothes a surgeon wears help to present an image. The lab coats and badges and scrubs all work together to indicate a person of authority. Someone you can trust. When the clothes come off, now that's a different story. We're sensitive. Vulnerable. Human. And just as prone to questionable judgement as anybody else.

Meredith: What about the ancient guy? What about him?
Cristina: You want me to be sex friends with the ancient guy?
Meredith: No! I want you to be regular friends with the ancient guy, and to stop having sex friends in general.

Meredith: This is a cry for help.
Cristina: It's a cry for an orgasm.
Meredith: And how's that working out?
Cristina: Meh.

Dr. Thomas: (addressing an elderly patient) Janet, believe me, I know exactly how you feel.
Cristina: Because he's old. Very, very old.
Dr. Thomas: Don't mistake Dr. Yang's disrespect for a sense of humour. She hasn't got one. (the patient starts laughing)
Cristina: Oh no, no, no! I respect you! You're a historical landmark.
Dr. Thomas: Case in point.
Cristina: Like the Grand Canyon.
Dr. Thomas: Keep it up!
Cristina: Only older...

Inern: So, how do we get the entire mass without having to resect the aorta?
Meredith: I have no idea.
Bailey: Yeah, I'm happy to take this off your hands.
Meredith: I called you for an opinion... not to steal my surgery.
Bailey: No first year attending in her right mind is gonna wanna take on something like this. I mean, not when full responsibility for every decision (Meredith starts tapping her shoulder) made in the OR falls on her shoulders...
Meredith: Mine!

Derek: I hate teaching.
Meredith: You love teaching.
Derek: I just never realized how much I rely on just having them be able to watch me do the thing.
Meredith: I used to love it when you stood behind me and whisper instructions in my ear…
Derek: Well, I can't do that with all the kids." (to Zola) "How are you?(to Mer) I guess your intern didn't like finding out she was wrong about the tumor.
Meredith: No. She didn't like it at all.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) It might be hard for a surgeon to admit, but there's no shame in simply being human. It can be a relief to stop hiding, to accept who you really are. A little self awareness never hurt anyone. Because when you know who you are, it's easier to know what you're about, what you really need.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

Dr. Webber comes to the hospital wearing a neck tie and gives an extra one to Dr. Hunt to wear. Doctors have not worn neck ties in hospitals for several years because it was proven in several studies that neck ties were a common source of cross-contamination between doctors and patients.

Cultural References
Episode Title: I Saw Her Standing There

I Saw Her Standing There is the title of a song originally sung by The Beatles.

Episode References
Season 8, Episode 22: Dr. Catherine Avery and Dr. Richard Webber started seeing each other when they were both in San Francisco for the oral boards in 8x22 "Let the Bad Times Roll".

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