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Grey's Anatomy: Seal Our Fate

In the 10th-season opener, mudslide victims arrive in the ER. Meanwhile, Meredith faces a tough choice; Callie deals with Arizona's unfaithfulness; and Richard's life is in jeopardy.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 10x1
Airdate: Thursday September 26th, 2013

Director: Rob Corn
Writer: Joan Rater

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Sep 26, 2013
AU (Seven) Oct 24, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Jan 08, 2014
IE (RTÉ TWO) Jan 21, 2014
DK (Kanal 4) Feb 17, 2014


Guest Stars
Bobby CampoBobby Campo
As Brian (Fiance of Patient Sasha)
Debbie AllenDebbie Allen
As Catherine Avery (Jackson Avery's Mother, Webber's Girlfriend)
Heather HemmensHeather Hemmens
As Sasha (Patient: Necrotizing Fasciitis)
Justin BrueningJustin Bruening
As Paramedic Matthew Taylor (Dr. April Kepner's Fiance)
Tina MajorinoTina Majorino
As Dr. Heather Brooks
Veronica CartwrightVeronica Cartwright
As Lydia Ashford (Patient: Asks About Her House)
Josh ClarkJosh Clark
As Lenny Shulte (Patient: Fire Fighter Chief)

Co-Guest Stars
Brent HenryBrent Henry
As Paramedic #2
Caryn WestCaryn West
As Maura Brooks (Dr. Heather Brooks' Mother)
Grace RoweGrace Rowe
As Paramedic
James McAndrewJames McAndrew
As Nate (Rescue Worker)
Jennifer DibellaJennifer Dibella
As Nurse Andrea
Kate MinesKate Mines
As Nurse Gloria
Mara HallMara Hall
As Nurse Kathleen
Noel ArthurNoel Arthur
As Deputy Fire Chief
Payton SilverPayton Silver
As Dr. Knox (Anesthesiologist)
Aaron ScottiAaron Scotti
As Firefighter
Alexander WraithAlexander Wraith
As Oscar Hallis (Patient: Sharpie Writing on Leg)
Bobby NeelyBobby Neely
As Tilden (Rescue Worker)
Elle TanzElle Tanz
As Derek Bailey Shepherd (Derek and Meredith's Baby)
Eve TanzEve Tanz
As Derek Bailey Shepherd (Derek and Meredith's Baby)
Milda DacysMilda Dacys
As Marla Shulte
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


Owen is walking through the ER, which is extremely crowded and messy following the aftermath of the storm and bus crash. The interns are sitting in their locker room, clearly exhausted, and Derek and Meredith are celebrating the birth of their son Bailey with Zola. Owen comes into Meredith's room to tell her and Derek that he wants to arrange an emergency meeting with all the members of the board. Callie storms out of the on-call room, leaving Arizona to stand there alone, and April is by Jackson's bedside telling him that she is still in love with him and would leave Matthew if he asked her to. In the middle of their discussion, Stephanie rushes in to Jackson's bedside, having just heard the news of his injuries. April leaves the room. Bailey is walking through the waiting room when she asks a nurse to page Webber for her, but Webber is still lying in the water in the maintenance room, having been electrocuted...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 9.27 Million Viewers

Timeline: This is the first episode in the two-part season premiere, along with "I Want You With Me."

Narration: The opening and closing voiceover's are done by Richard Webber instead of Meredith Grey.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Belle GameTraditionPlayed multiple times throughout the episode.

Episode Quotes
Richard: (opening voiceover) When you become an intern, there's a ceremony where you get your white coat. Like magic, you're a doctor. My parents came to my white coat ceremony. I can still picture them. So happy, so proud. They say your life flashes before your eyes right before you die. The important moments. The moments that tested you. The moments that made you who you are. I don't know about my life flashing before me. I was thinking about my white coat, and how I'm glad I have it on me right now. It's the moment my life started. Seems fitting it should be on me when it ends.

Meredith: I had a baby, I'm not dead.
Derek: You just had a major abdominal surgery. You're gonna stay right here.

Cristina: Who's Dr. Boswell?
Callie: She's the woman Arizona slept with last night.

Bailey: I'm not going anywhere. Me and this baby got Bailey stuff to discuss, don't we, Mr. Derek Bailey Shepherd? Yes, we do.

Alex: Wait, wait, wait! I'm not doing it in an on-call room. I'm a grown up. With a house.
Jo: Your house has a tree in the middle of it. Wait, wait, wait. Did you have sex with Leah in here? And Heather? Oh god, I don't think I can do this...yeah, I can.
(Alex's pager goes off)
Jo: No! No, no, no! I need this. We're here, we're ready. Let's just do this. No one will die if we don't answer our pages for two minutes, right?
Alex: Right.
Jo: Crap, now I'm thinking about dead people.

Cristina: Owen and I...I don't even know what to call it. Ended it? Broke up? I feel like I'm gonna die.
Meredith: You always end it, and then you start it again.
Cristina: Yeah, but this is different.
Meredith: Okay.

Cristina: Bailey is a good name. But two Bailey's? Don't you think it is going to be confusing?
Meredith: No. Because if I say "Bailey peed on me" I think it is safe to assume I am talking about my son.
Cristina: Very good.

Richard: (closing voiceover) We're all going to die. We don't get much say over how or when. But we do get to decide how we're going to live. So do it. Decide. Is this the life you wan't to live? Is this the person you wan't to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out, and decide.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Seal Our Fate

Seal Our Fate is the title of a song originally sung by Gloria Estefan.

Episode References
Season 9, Episode 24: Meredith gave birth to her baby, Bailey, in 9x24 "Perfect Storm".

Season 9, Episode 24: The ER is low on supplies because of the bus accident in 9x24 "Perfect Storm" caused by the storm. This storm is also responsible for the mud slide.

Season 3, Episode 2: Callie tells Meredith about the time that Dr. Webber walked in on her dancing in her underwear. This happened in 3x02 "I Am A Tree".

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