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Grey's Anatomy: The End is the Beginning is the End

Meredith, Derek, Cristina and Arizona receive big news regarding the plane crash lawsuit, Richard avoids Catherine's romantic advances and Jackson takes on one of Mark Sloane's old patients. Meanwhile, Derek begins recovery on his hand.

Source: ABC

Episode Info
Episode number: 9x11
Airdate: Thursday January 17th, 2013

Director: Cherie Nowlan
Writer: Joan Rater

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Feb 20, 2013
AU (Seven) Apr 15, 2013

Guest Stars
Camilla LuddingtonCamilla Luddington
As Dr. Jo Wilson (Intern)
Debbie AllenDebbie Allen
As Dr. Catherine Avery (Mother of Dr. Jackson Avery)
Gaius CharlesGaius Charles
As Dr. Shane Ross (Intern)
Jerrika HintonJerrika Hinton
As Dr. Stephanie Edwards (Intern)
Meeghan HolawayMeeghan Holaway
As Representative for the Doctors
Roma MaffiaRoma Maffia
As Roberta Thompson (Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital Board Member)
Tessa FerrerTessa Ferrer
As Dr. Leah Murphy (Intern)
Tina MajorinoTina Majorino
As Dr. Heather Brooks (Intern)
Aubrey PeeplesAubrey Peeples
As "Hot" Girlfriend
Ben StillwellBen Stillwell
As James Leggett (Patient: Crouzon Syndrome)
Beth GrantBeth Grant
As Sheila Olsen (Patient: Injured While Using Stripper Pole)
Bob BancroftBob Bancroft
As Leonard Olsen (Patient: Injured By Wife Sheila Olsen)
Doug SimpsonDoug Simpson
As Phil Leggett (Father of Patient James Leggett)
Julie WarnerJulie Warner
As Mrs. Lanz (Mother of Patient Taylor Lanz)
Mandy LevinMandy Levin
As Dana Leggett (Mother of Patient James Leggett)
Tara ShayneTara Shayne
As Taylor Lanz (Patient: Has Trichophagia: Eats Her Hair)

Co-Guest Stars
Kate MinesKate Mines
As Nurse Gloria
Nicole CumminsNicole Cummins
As Paramedic Nicole
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 it's the last day of Meredith's first trimester, and it's also a potentially big day in the plane crash suit. Hunt rushes to catch Derek in the elevator and mentions that there might be a judgment that day. Jackson comes around to the group of interns and Stephanie says she's available to help with his case. He pretends it’s "fine" for her to help, but it is shown they're just acting indifferent to each other because they don't want anyone to know they're hooking up. Callie sets up Derek's first "real" day back, but it's not what anyone thinks it'll be. She's having him play ping pong for eight hours to simulate the hand movements he'd be doing in surgery. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 8.80 Million Viewers

Trivia: This episode was originally titled "Judgement Day".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
EngineersWhat It’s WorthCatherine Talks to Webber, Avery Talks to Patient
Left Hand SmokeShine on EverythingApril Gives a Patient Advice, Closing Scenes
MynabirdsDisasterSeattle, Jo and Alex Watch Derek Playing Ping-Pong
Serena RyderStompaOpening Scenes, Seattle, Derek and Meredith in Bed

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) The big day is here, the day you're gonna hear the news, the test result. Is the biopsy malignant or benign? Am I gonna live or die? You just want to know. Even if the news is scary. Because then you can move on, whatever that means.

Cristina: Are you still pining over Jackson?
April: No. God. No. Why? Is he seeing someone?
Cristina: April, April... Jackson is like a cookie. People want to lose weight, they don't eat the cookie. But then they get so hung up on not having the cookie that their whole life is about the cookie.
April: My whole life is not about the cookie.

Meredith: We could buy a house.
Derek: We have a house.
Meredith: We could buy another house.
Derek: We could buy five houses.
Cristina: We could buy five houses with yards as big as football fields.
Meredith: We could buy the team to play on the football field.
Cristina: Who would play against them?
Derek: Well, we'd buy another team.
Meredith: I just wanted a house.
Cristina: Mo' money, mo' problems.
Alex: I should've been on that damn plane.

Cristina: Yeah, you know, that really is a problem, people claiming not to be pregnant when they really are.
Derek: You know?
Cristina: Of course I know. Her boobs got huge about two weeks ago, and she's eating everything in sight.
Derek: But she didn't tell you?
Cristina: No, but... she knows I know.
Derek: So you know she knows that you know?
Cristina: Mm-hmm. She'll tell me when she's ready to be happy about it. Congratulations.

Cristina: You need to forgive Owen.
Derek: For what?
Cristina: You're holding a grudge.
Derek: You make it sound like he stole my lunch from the refrigerator.
Cristina: Derek, we won. We get to move on. And we have to let Owen do the same.
Derek: He put us on that plane.
Cristina: You know what? You were chief once. You make a bunch of decisions based on what you know at the time. Forgive him.
Derek: It's not that easy.
Cristina: I know. Forgive him anyway.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) They say ignorance is bliss. Because once you know about the tumor or the prognosis, you can't go back. Will you be strong or will you fall apart? It's hard to predict. So don't worry about it. Enjoy the time you have before the news comes. Yep. Ignorance is bliss.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The End is the Beginning is the End

The End is the Beginning is the End is the title of a song originally sung by Smashing Pumpkins.

Episode References
Season 9, Episode 10: It has been a month since Dr. Miranda Bailey's wedding and the death of Dr. Richard Webber's wife in 9x10 "Things We Said Today".

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CreatorShonda Rhimes
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