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Grey's Anatomy: Do You Believe in Magic

The doctors reach out to Bailey but she continues to shut everyone out; after an incident with Ethan's grandmother, Owen fears the child could end up in foster care. A new craniofacial specialist arrives at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to work on a young patient. Meanwhile, a magician's assistant is rushed into the ER after a magic trick goes terribly wrong.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x22
Airdate: Thursday May 02nd, 2013

Director: Kevin McKidd
Writer: Dan Bucatinsky

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) May 08, 2013
AU (Seven) May 27, 2013


Guest Stars
Camilla LuddingtonCamilla Luddington
As Dr. Jo Wilson (Intern)
Charles Michael DavisCharles Michael Davis
As Dr. Jason Myers (Obstetrics And Gynecology Resident, Jo's Boyfriend)
Gaius CharlesGaius Charles
As Dr. Shane Ross (Intern)
Hilarie BurtonHilarie Burton
As Dr. Lauren Boswell (Craniofacial Surgeon)
Jason George (2)Jason George (2)
As Dr. Ben Warren (Dr. Miranda Bailey's Husband)
Jennifer BasseyJennifer Bassey
As Nancy Dawson (Grandmother of Ethan Dawson)
Jerrika HintonJerrika Hinton
As Dr. Stephanie Edwards (Intern)
Michael BuieMichael Buie
As Paul Dawson (Patient: Father of Ethan Dawson)
Tina MajorinoTina Majorino
As Dr. Heather Brooks (Intern)
Chelan SimmonsChelan Simmons
As Brenda (Friend of Patient Kim Welles)
Chris McGarryChris McGarry
As Danny Wayne (Magician Husband of Kayla Wayne)
Lili MirojnickLili Mirojnick
As Talia (Friend of Patient Kim Welles)
Michelle AngMichelle Ang
As Elise (Magician's Assitant)

Co-Guest Stars
Kyle SilversteinKyle Silverstein
As Ethan Dawson (Son of Patient Paul Dawson)
Payton SilverPayton Silver
As Dr. Knox (Anesthesiologist)
Shi Ne NielsonShi Ne Nielson
As Paramedic
Caitlyn LeoneCaitlyn Leone
As Iris Kane (Patient: Moyamoya Disease)
Jen WillisJen Willis
As Kim Welles (Patient: Damaged Stomach From Drinking)
Jett WeinsteinJett Weinstein
As David Kane (Brother of Patient Iris Kane)
John GloriaJohn Gloria
As Rob Kane (Father of Patient Iris Kane)
Mandy FabianMandy Fabian
As Susan Kane (Mother of Patient Iris Kane)

Ana ValverdeAna Valverde
As Kayla Wayne (Patient: Sawed In Half In Magic Act)
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 a 32-year-old magician's assistant named Kayla is wheeled in after an accident during a “saw-the-lady-in-half” routine. The magician is her husband and he accidentally sawed her just about in half with a chainsaw. Meredith calls for Bailey. Arizona accidentally grabs a coffee that was made for a woman named Lauren, and Lauren playfully takes Arizona's coffee. Callie joins Meredith on the Kayla case and Meredith gives Derek the ok to take Heather because she has plenty of help. Webber shows up, saying he has Bailey's patients. Callie notes that Bailey has been cleared to operate and Webber says nothing. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 8.87 Million Viewers

Trivia: This episode takes place on May 1, 2013. The date is visible on Dr. Bailey's agar plates.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Boxer RebellionNew YorkBailey confesses to Ben, Jo goes to Alex for help.
IsbellsElationOwen and Ethan play soccer.
Jill AndrewsRust or GoldStephanie yells at Jackson, Bailey opens the door.
Sleeping At LastUneven OddsCristina plans to wake Paul, Jo and Alex talk.
Van SheBeat of the DrumJackson and April talk while operating together.

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) There's no such thing as magic, as far as we know. And while, as surgeons, we study the secrets behind the human body's intricate network of cells, tissues, and organs... When things go wrong, horribly, horribly wrong there are only so many tricks we have up our sleeves to put a body back together. But there is a kind of power more of a spell, really. And when we get it right, it can be pretty damn magical.

Cristina: Aw. Someone's got his bummer face on.
Alex: Everywhere I turn, she's there.
Cristina: Oh, so we'll walk this way.
Meredith: Oh, but I have to go that way.
Cristina: Yeah, but Alex's little broken heart needs to go the long way.
Meredith: Oh, okay. Well, if it's for Alex's little broken heart.
Alex: Alex's little broken heart wishes you both would shut up.

Derek: Oh my god, she's so perfect. What if he's a monster?
Meredith: The baby is not gonna be a monster.
Derek: What if he hates her? What if he steals her toys?
Meredith: He is gonna steal her toys because that's what kids do.
Derek: Look at you, you're so happy. You don't have any idea what's gonna happen to you, do you?
Meredith: I think she will handle him just fine. You're wearing a princess crown.
Derek: I am
Meredith: She's very good at getting people to submit to her will.

Callie: Fine, you wanna give me the silent treatment? Well, I can give it right back. (pauses for a couple of seconds) Oh come on, Bailey, talk to me!

Lauren: I'm Lauren.
Arizona: Uh, okay. Hi Lauren!
Lauren: No, I mean Lauren, as in Lauren on the coffee you're way over-sugaring.
Arizona: Oh, yikes! I'm so sorry, you know what, I didn't even look up there and I just grabbed it.
Lauren: It's okay, really, it's not a problem.

Bailey: I've been testing myself, and testing myself and testing myself. But it doesn't go away. The feeling... I... I feel so... dirty. (She looks down at her hands.) All the time, it's...
(Ben takes her hands, but Bailey counteracts and she starts crying.)
Bailey: No. They all died because of me. They died...
(Ben takes her in his arms and comforts her.)

(standing in the elevator, talking about Jo)
Cristina: You gotta get over the hairball.
Alex: I've been trying but I keep running into her.
(The elevator doors open and Cristina and Alex see Jo, who's ready to step in.)
Cristina: Out of order, hairball! Take the stairs.
(The elevator doors close.)

Meredith: (closing voiceover) As surgeons, we are no stranger to the breaks and tears in the human body. In fact, we sacrifice the better part of our 20's learning every possible way to make it whole again. But there are some wounds a surgeon can't repair. Not on our own. It takes a kind of power we just don't have. There's no such thing as magic. Not in the traditional abracadabra, genie-in-a-bottle kind of way. But there is a magic in knowing that while not everything can be repaired, most everything can be survived.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Do You Believe in Magic

Do You Believe in Magic is the title of a song originally sung by The Lovin' Spoonful.

Episode References
Season 9, Episode 21: Bailey in in her lab hiding because she blames herself for the death of her patients. It was shown in 9x21 "Sleeping Monster" that Bailey was carrying the MRSA infection that resulted in the death of 3 of her patients.

Season 9, Episode 19: Ethan Dawson is the son of patient Paul Dawson. Their family has been in the hospital since an accident that occurred in 9x19 "Can't Fight This Feeling".

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerKarin Gleason  |  Lisa Taylor (1)
CastingJohn Brace (1)  |  Linda Lowy
Unit Production ManagerJeff Rafner
First Assistant DirectorChris Hayden
Second Assistant DirectorShawn Hanley
MusicDanny Lux
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerMimi Melgaard
Set DecoratorNicole Cramer
Property MasterAngela Whiting
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorNicole Cummins
Story EditorAustin Guzman
Art DirectorBrian Harms
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
Special Makeup Effects ArtistBari Dreiband-Burman  |  Thomas R. Burman
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Department Head HairstylistMelanie Smith
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