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Grey's Anatomy: Bad Blood

As Derek and April work around the clock to find a solution for the hospital, Cristina struggles to respect the wishes of a family whose son is dying. Meanwhile, Arizona empathizes with a teenager who faces problems similar to her own.

Source: ABC


Episode Info


Episode number: 9x13
Airdate: Thursday January 31st, 2013

Director: Steve Robin
Writer: Jeannine Renshaw

Alternate Airdates:

USA Jan 31, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Mar 06, 2013
AU (Seven) Apr 22, 2013

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Camilla LuddingtonCamilla Luddington
As Dr. Jo Wilson (Intern)
Recurring
Constance ZimmerConstance Zimmer
As Dr. Alana Cahill (Physician Advisor/Efficiency Consultant)
Recurring
Cullen DouglasCullen Douglas
As Dr. Bob Richardson (Voice Behind The Security Camera's)
Recurring
Dominic HoffmanDominic Hoffman
As Dr. Jeff Russell (Head of Cardiology)
Recurring
Gaius CharlesGaius Charles
As Dr. Shane Ross (Intern)
Recurring
Jerrika HintonJerrika Hinton
As Dr. Stephanie Edwards (Intern)
Recurring
Tessa FerrerTessa Ferrer
As Dr. Leah Murphy (Intern)
Recurring
Andy MilderAndy Milder
As Dr. Darryl Nessbaum (Teaches Class on Standard Hernia Repair Technique)
Lexi DiBenedettoLexi DiBenedetto
As Simmi Johnson (Patient: Double Hip Replacement)

Co-Guest Stars
Arlene SantanaArlene Santana
As CCU Nurse
Recurring
Nicole CumminsNicole Cummins
As Paramedic Nicole
Recurring
Ursula BurtonUrsula Burton
As O.R. Nurse
Recurring
David GorylDavid Goryl
As Ron Campion (Father of Rich Campion: Jehovah's Witness Patient)
Helen EigenbergHelen Eigenberg
As Lillian Campion (Mother of Rich Campion: Jehovah's Witness Patient)
Kovar McClureKovar McClure
As Dr. Tim Redmond (Head of Dermatology)
Michael-James OlsenMichael-James Olsen
As Brock (Friend of Rich Campion: Jehovah's Witness Patient)
Molly SchreiberMolly Schreiber
As Flight Nurse (Escorts Logger Patient onto Elevator)
Vivian KerrVivian Kerr
As Logger's Wife
Main Cast
Ellen Pompeo
As Dr. Meredith Grey
Justin Chambers
As Dr. Alex Karev
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
Sandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang

Recap

The episode begins and Meredith and Cristina are checking out the new cameras that have been installed throughout the hospital. Cahill explains that the cameras are in place to minimize mistakes because there are doctors watching on the other side. Derek and April have stayed up all night working out cost-saving measures that they hope will keep the ER open. Cahill introduces another doctor, Dr. Nussbaum, who is showing the surgeons some new procedures. Arizona and Alex have a 13-year-old patient who just underwent hop-replacement surgery. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 8.93 Million Viewers

Trivia: Cullen Douglas appeared on the series in 4x06 "Kung Fu Fighting" as a different character.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Josh RitterIn Your Arms AgainSeattle, Owen Closing Down ER, Closing Scenes
NOTown on Fire (Michael Guy Chislett Remix)Young Patient Complies, Logger's Wife Hugs Alana
Sara Jackson-HolmanCome By FireCristina Trying to Revive Patient Who is Coding
Stealing SheepShut EyeOpening Scenes, Hospital, Meredith and Cristina
Wild BelleShineAlana Asks for Instrument, Interns Talking Outside


Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) We've all heard the buzz words: "Streamline, optimize, integrate, adapt." Every day someone comes up with a new strategy or tool or technology to increase our efficiency. The idea is to make our lives easier. But the question is, does it?

Meredith: They've installed cameras.
Cristina: They're all over the C.C.U. Next they'll be in the O.R.s, the hallways, the on-call rooms. We're being spied on, Mer. Who knows what evil lurks behind that electronic eye?
Male Voice: Morning, Dr. Yang.
Cristina: Big Brother knows my name.
Meredith: Big Brother can see your name tag.

Meredith: I would be happy to give you some pointers if you'd like.
Bailey: That bun in the oven may give you job security, Meredith Grey, but it does not make you immune for a smack in the mouth.

Owen: I'd just like to hear you name one thing that you can put in there that's more useful than an E.R.
Alana: It's still under review, but--
Owen: In the army, the guys at the front get the most saves. Why? Because the closer you are to the moment of injury, the better chance you have to help. That is what an E.R. is.

Alana: It's easier if there's a bad guy.
Owen: My people just care about this place.
Alana: I know. I know you're all upset, especially you, losing your E.R. But I also know that without me, you'd lose this entire hospital. So if you need to blame me instead of thank me, I'm fine with that, because I will know who saved it. I've saved a dozen before just like this one, and no one thanked me for those either.

Meredith: Maybe my baby's kicking because it wants a granola bar.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) To really be efficient you have to eliminate what doesn't work. You have to figure out what's important and hold on tight to the things that matter most.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Bad Blood

Bad Blood is the title of a song originally sung by Neil Sedaka.

Big Brother: Meredith says to Cristina about the new camera's installed "Big Brother can see your name tag."

2001: A Space Odyssey: Dr. Yang says to Dr. Richardson "Open the pod bay doors, HAL."

The Hunger Games: Dr. Bailey says to the rest of the staff "Tributes, may the odds be ever in your favor", a famous line from The Hunger Games franchise.



Episode References
Season 9, Episode 12: Dr. Alana Cahill is starting to implement new procedures that she developed while watching the hospital during 9x12 "Walking on a Dream".



Warning: Grey's Anatomy season 9 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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