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Grey's Anatomy: Can't Fight This Feeling

A gas tanker explodes on a Seattle highway, causing multiple injuries, including paramedic Matthew. Meredith and Jo help a frantic mother whose child is suffering from a mysterious illness. Owen bonds with a young boy whose parents are in critical condition. Meanwhile true colors are revealed when Alex is forced to work with Jo's boyfriend on an ailing patient.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x19
Airdate: Thursday March 28th, 2013

Director: Mark Jackson
Writer: Meg Marinis

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Mar 28, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Apr 17, 2013
AU (Seven) May 20, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Jun 04, 2013


Guest Stars
Camilla LuddingtonCamilla Luddington
As Dr. Jo Wilson (Intern)
Charles Michael DavisCharles Michael Davis
As Dr. Jason Myers (Boyfriend of Dr. Jo Wilson)
Enid GrahamEnid Graham
As Rachel Dawson (Patient: Car Accident, Wife of Paul Dawson)
Gaius CharlesGaius Charles
As Dr. Shane Ross (Intern)
Jerrika HintonJerrika Hinton
As Dr. Stephanie Edwards (Intern)
Justin BrueningJustin Bruening
As Paramedic Matthew Taylor (Boyfriend of Dr. April Kepner)
Kyle SilversteinKyle Silverstein
As Ethan Dawson (Son of Paul and Rachel Dawson)
Michael BuieMichael Buie
As Paul Dawson (Patient: Car Accident, Husband of Rachel Dawson)
Misha Gonz-CirklMisha Gonz-Cirkl
As Social Worker
Tessa FerrerTessa Ferrer
As Dr. Leah Murphy (Intern)
Tina MajorinoTina Majorino
As Dr. Heather Brooks (Intern)
Hunter ReidHunter Reid
As Parker Hedges (Patient: Young Boy With Kawasaki Disease)
Kaine ReidKaine Reid
As Parker Hedges (Patient: Young Boy With Kawasaki Disease)
Kate Rene GleasonKate Rene Gleason
As Elyse Cruse (Patient: Pregnant With Burns From Tanker Explosion)
Mark ChadwickMark Chadwick
As Cam Miller (Patient: Car Accident, Sneaks Out for a Cigarette)
Patrick CavanaughPatrick Cavanaugh
As Vince Cruse (Husband of Patient Elyse Cruse)
Raedin ReidRaedin Reid
As Parker Hedges (Patient: Young Boy With Kawasaki Disease)
Sarah ChalkeSarah Chalke
As Casey Hedges (Mother of Parker Hedges: Young Patient)

Co-Guest Stars
Arlene SantanaArlene Santana
As ER Nurse
David HaleyDavid Haley
As Paramedic #4
Denice J. SealyDenice J. Sealy
As Nurse #2
Grace RoweGrace Rowe
As Paramedic Grace
John CapponJohn Cappon
As Paramedic #1
Kevin ClarkeKevin Clarke
As Paramedic #2
Nicole CumminsNicole Cummins
As Paramedic Nicole
Alex SalemAlex Salem
As Paramedic #3
Jason WalkerJason Walker
As Bike Messenger
Kelly SryKelly Sry
As Tech
Ken MichelmanKen Michelman
As Dr. Goyle (Psychiatric Doctor)
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 Meredith’s motherly instincts tell her that Zola is awake in the morning and Derek confirms she's right. Callie is nervous about speaking at a conference and Arizona helps her picture the audience naked, by getting naked. Cristina and Hunt rush to the hospital after hearing about a gas tanker accident. At the hospital, Alex interrupts Jo's make out session with Dr. Myers. Jo comes out and checks in with Casey, whose son Parker is sick. His fever is high and he now has a rash, but Jo says it isn't that unusual. Casey has been doing some online research and feels like her son doesn't have a virus, so Jo says she'll check it out. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 9.02 Million Viewers

Trivia: This episode is based off the real life experience of Sarah Chalke (Casey Hedges) with her own son's diagnosis with Kawasaki's Disease.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Airborne Toxic EventThe StormOwen talks to Ethan about his parents.
Annie WilliamsRoll On HillsCristina is operating on her Ethan's dad.
DaughterAmsterdamEveryone in the ER, patients are crashing.
Fitz & The TantrumsSparkCallie practices her speech for the TED conference
Keaton HensonTeach MeApril cries after her patient dies.

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) Let's say you're standing in an O.R., staring at an aneurysm that's embedded deep into the patient's frontal lobe. There are three things you'll need to remove it. You'll need confidence, you'll need an 11-blade, and some really good instincts.

Owen: Didn't you get the memo?
Derek: Oh, we're supposed to read those?
Owen: Yeah, I need you to start using other interns. I can't have attending's playing favourites. These kids need a well-rounded education.
Derek: Ross, are you feeling poorly rounded?
Ross: No, sir. I'm very rounded.
Derek: See? He's very rounded.

Cristina: So in order to maintain head perfusion, I have to bypass in two circuits. I'm just waiting on Russell for a second opinion.
Owen: You had to call Russell for this?
Cristina: Not really. But ever since I became his boss, I like to make him think that he's still mine.

Heather: (at the O.R.) Dr. Shepherd, where did you get "It's a beautiful day to save lives"? Is that from a movie?
Derek: No, it's not from a movie.
Heather: Are you sure? 'Cause sometimes I think I'm making something up, and then I'm watching a detergent commercial, and I realize, that's where I got that from.
Derek: Brooks, you know how sometimes people downplay the difficulty of a task by saying, "It's not brain surgery"?
Heather: Sure.
Derek: This is brain surgery.
Heather: Right. Sorry.

Kasey: Dr. Grey, what do you think this is?
Meredith: I-I think it's strep.
Kasey: Yeah, but then he would be getting better. I'm sorry. I know that you're a surgeon. You don't even normally handle cases like this.
Meredith: No, it's, uh... I own the hospital, and I can do whatever I want. I want to do some more tests.

Meredith: I own the hospital. I can do whatever I want. I want to run more tests.

Meredith: Zola is up.
Derek: No, she's still asleep. We're good.
Meredith: No no, she's up.
Derek: Did you hear something?
Meredith: No.
Derek: But you know she's up.
Meredith: Yes.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) There are some feelings that refuse to go away. They're little distractions whispering in your ear. Some things just get under your skin. Try as you might, you can't ignore your instincts. It's like they say always follow your intuition.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Can't Fight This Feeling

Can't Fight This Feeling is the title of a song originally sung by REO Speedwagon.

Episode References
Season 9, Episode 18: It has been a week since the previous episode, 9x18 "Idle Hands", when Bailey got the funding for her genome mapping project.

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CreatorShonda Rhimes
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