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Grey's Anatomy: Second Opinion

As the doctors continue with their lawsuit, they're forced to confront the realities of their injuries. Meanwhile, Bailey tricks Arizona into helping her with a pediatric case, and Cristina tries to find normalcy in her new environment.

Source: ABC

Episode Info
Episode number: 9x6
Airdate: Thursday November 15th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Nov 27, 2012
UK (sky LIVING) Dec 12, 2013

Guest Stars
Camilla LuddingtonCamilla Luddington
As Dr. Jo Wilson (Intern)
Dominic HoffmanDominic Hoffman
As Dr. Jeff Russell (Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Gaius CharlesGaius Charles
As Dr. Shane Ross (Intern)
Jerrika HintonJerrika Hinton
As Dr. Stephanie Edwards (Intern)
Meeghan HolawayMeeghan Holaway
As Representative for the Doctors
Teresa HuangTeresa Huang
As Nurse
Tessa FerrerTessa Ferrer
As Dr. Leah Murphy (Intern)
Tina MajorinoTina Majorino
As Dr. Heather Brooks (Intern)
Andrew LeedsAndrew Leeds
As Andy, Representative for the Doctors
Annie LaRussaAnnie LaRussa
As Dorie Danzinger (Mother of Brian Danzinger)
Corey CraigCorey Craig
As Brian Danzinger (Patient: Anabolic Steroid Use)
Matthew IottMatthew Iott
As Ken Danzinger (Father of Brian Danzinger)
Tim De ZarnTim De Zarn
As Santa Claus (Patient: Homeless Man)

Co-Guest Stars
Naomi CoaiNaomi Coai
As Surgical Nurse
LaTonya HolmesLaTonya Holmes
As Ruth (Mother of Paediatric Patient)
Martin ChavezMartin Chavez
As Lab Tech
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
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang


The episode begins and Cristina is back, and she's sleeping in the bed in her loft in Seattle, where she's apparently been for two days. Meredith is with her. Jackson and April have sex, again, much to April's puzzlement. Meredith and Alex get a 17-year-old patient named Brian who's cramping and looks jaundiced. And some of his hair falls out when Meredith puts her hand on the back of his head. Wilson treats a apparently homeless man with a long, white beard that the interns have taken to calling Santa Claus. He insists he hasn't been drinking but his blood-alcohol level is high, and he throws up on her again. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 8.84 Million Viewers

Trivia: Alex buys Meredith's house in this episode. Meredith had been planning to sell the house in the first season of Grey's, but has only just gotten around to it.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Aron WrightAnd Still, The Darkness ComesMeredith and Alex Shake on Deal, Closing Scenes
Caught A GhostConnectedWebber Watches Avery Exit, Meredith Scolds Intern
Damien JuradoMuseum of FlightCristina Looks at Owen, Owen Exits, Callie Recants
IkoDazed and ConfusedOwen and Jo Discuss Patient, Callie and Derek Talk
Miss LiYou Could Have it So Much Better Without MeOpening Scenes, Seattle, Meredith Talking on Phone

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) Doctors have never had all the answers. There was a time when you were sick and we would just drain your blood, like you were getting an oil change. We're constantly having to rethink what we thought was true. And redefine it.

Avery: It's not just sex. I mean, I wish it was. I pretend that it is 'cause you have a good thing going with Jesus, but it's not.
Kepner: It's not?
Avery: No.

Meredith: (waves a piece of paper in front of Alex) What is this?
Alex: What?
Meredith: This list your real estate agent sent to mine. Repair discoloured/burrowed porch, hardwood floors
Alex: Oh, that's just some stuff you've got to take care of.
Meredith: Repair/refinish wood moulding in door jams?
Alex: Yeah, they're all scratched up. There's, like, five things you gotta fix.
Meredith: And what if I don't?
Alex: Well, then I'm not buying your house.
Meredith: Well, that's crazy, because you begged me to sell you the house. We made a deal, we shook on it, we drank on it.

Jackson: Sir. We have a problem.
Richard: You don't have to call me 'sir'.
Jackson: I do. It helps me. Sir, you need to get your Avery's straight. (Richard looks confused) In your address book. Last night you sent an e-mail which, I believe, was for my mother.
Richard: Oh...
Jackson: It began "I can't sleep, thinking about you tonight"...
Richard: (embarrassed) That's enough.
Jackson: It would have been for me too. But it really goes on. Sir, I do not like thinking about you in that way. Or my mother, in that way. Or you and my mother, in that way.
Richard: Message received, son. It won't happen again.
Jackson: Don't... don't call me 'son'.
Richard: I... I meant it colloquially. But that won't happen again either.
Jackson: I took the liberty of forwarding your e-mail to my mother.
Richard: Thank you for that.

Cristina: (referring to the new chief of cardio) Yeah, no one named Jeff has ever done anything substantial.

April: (sees Jackson running away) Where is he going?
Cristina: Away from you, it seems.
April: Cristina! I'm glad you're back.
Cristina: You're still doing it with Avery?
April: Does everybody know this, now?
Cristina: God and everybody.
April: Four whole seconds I was glad you are back.

Arizona: Did you send the chart?
Miranda: I did, an hour ago. I told my intern to leave the copies by the door.
Arizona: Well, did you tell them to ring the bell?
Miranda: That was a given, but this year's interns seem more defective than most.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) It can be scary to find out you've been wrong about something. But we can't be afraid to change our minds, to accept that the things are different, that they'll never be the same. For better or for worse. We have to be willing to give up what we used to believe. The more we're willing to accept what is and not what we thought, we'll find ourselves exactly where we belong.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Second Opinion

Second Opinion is the title of a song originally sung by Divot.

Episode References
Season 9, Episode 5: Cristina came back to Seattle, showing up at Meredith's house at the end of 9x05 "Beautiful Doom".

Season 9, Episode 5: Arizona was fitted for her prosthetic leg in 9x05 "Beautiful Doom".

Season 9, Episode 2: The interns welcome Dr. Yang back, saying that they remember her from when she threw a vase of flowers at their heads in 9x02 "Remember the Time" when she was in the hospital after the plane crash.

Meredith says to Alex about her house:

"The chips on the ceiling are from the first Christmas tree we got intern year". This happened in 2x12 "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer".

"The burn marks on the hard wood are from flame shots from that stupid party Izzie threw". This happened in 1x05 "Shake Your Groove Thing".

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