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Grey's Anatomy: Everybody's Crying Mercy

Meredith and Derek feel torn about work as they stay home with their newborn son. Elsewhere, Arizona attempts to repair her marriage; Alex and Jo adjust to being a couple; Owen and Jackson disagree about finances; and April awaits crucial test results.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 10x3
Airdate: Thursday October 03rd, 2013

Director: Tony Phelan
Writer: Tia Napolitano

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Nov 07, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Jan 22, 2014
IE (RTÉ TWO) Feb 04, 2014

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Joey Wagner Luthman
As Michael Hall (Patient: Mitral Valve Surgery)
Julie Dretzin
As Carmen Hall (Mother of Patient Michael Hall)
Michael Milillo
As Larry Hall (Father of Patient Michael Hall)
Molly Leland
As Kathleen Kane (Patient: Cheated on her Husband, Dante Kane)
Peter Katona
As Marcus Kane (Brother of Dante Kane)
Richard Augustine
As Carlos McAdams (Husband of Patient Cara McAdams)
Rosemary Dominguez
As Cara McAdams (Patient: Facial Reconstruction Surgery)
Ted Welch
As Dante Kane (Husband of Patient Kathleen Kane)

Co-Guest Stars
Brent Henry
As Paramedic
Mara Hall
As Nurse Kathleen
Main Cast
Ellen Pompeo
As Dr. Meredith Grey
Justin Chambers
As Dr. Alex Karev
Patrick Dempsey
As Dr. Derek Shepherd
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
Camilla Luddington
As Dr. Jo Wilson
Jerrika Hinton
As Dr. Stephanie Edwards
Tessa Ferrer
As Dr. Leah Murphy
Gaius Charles
As Dr. Shane Ross
Sandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang


The episode opens with an exhausted Callie, Meredith, and Derek who are all still living under the same roof due to Caliie and Arizona’s marital issues. While Callie leaves with the Zola and Sofia for work/daycare, Meredith and Derek are on temporary leave to spend some time with their newborn baby, which is making them more exhausted by the day. (Derek fell asleep in a parking lot getting groceries and Meredith later fell asleep while on the phone with Cristina)...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 9.60 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
C2cBecause of You (feat. Pigeon John)Opening scenes of episode.
Garrison Starr & AgAll Fall DownJackson and April find out she passed boards.
John LegendYou & I (Nobody In The World)Alex and Jo have sex.
Kendrick LamarSwimming Pool's (Drank)Meredith goes to the hospital to see Webber.
Max FrostWhite LiesCallie, Arizona and Jackson talk to Owen.

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) There's this playground game that kids play. They lock hands and on the count of three they try to snap each others fingers off. You hold off as long as you can, or at least longer than the other guy. The game doesn't end until someone says "stop", gives up, cries mercy. It isn't a fun game.

Callie: Where are Sofia and Zola?
Meredith: Derek is putting their shoes on. Are you sure you can handle both of them?
Callie: Yes. They're the only people who don't piss me off now. I'll text you when they're both in daycare.
Derek: You're a goddess.
Calle: And yet my W-I-F-E still sleeps around.
Derek: Thank you, have a good day. Oh, what are we gonna do when she fixes her marriage and leaves us?

Derek: The shower works better when you're in it... He's hungry, and my nipples are no use to him.

Meredith: Is he asleep?
Derek: No. He hates sleep. He's staring at the mobile.
Meredith: I don't know how such a little kid can puke on so many things. Are you sleep?
Derek: No. Nobody is asleep. Are you asleep?
Meredith: No. I'm too worried about Richard to sleep.

Owen: Shepherd?
Derek: Oh, have you seen my wife and baby?
Owen: Wait, Meredith is here?
Derek: Meredith...
Meredith: Crap, I meant to text you.
Derek: I woke up to nothing and nobody.
Bailey: The woman is wearing mismatched shoes, cut her some slack.

Meredith: An hour and a half to go get milk?
Derek: I think um... I might have... Closed my eyes in the store parking lot.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) In the game of mercy when one kid cries out, the other one listens and the pain stops. Don't you wish it was that easy now? It’s not a game anymore and we're not kids. You can cry mercy all you want, but nobody is listening. It’s just you screaming into a void.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Everybody's Crying Mercy

Everybody's Crying Mercy is the title of a song originally sung by Bonnie Raitt.

Episode References
Season 10, Episode 1: Callie is living with Meredith and Derek after moving out of her place in 10x01 "Seal Our Fate" because Arizona cheated on her.

Season 8, Episode 22: April tells Jackson that if she doesn't pass her boards that at least he will know it wasn't his fault the first time. In 8x22 "Let the Bad Times Roll" April failed her boards after sleeping with Jackson.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerKarin Gleason  |  Lisa Taylor (1)
Associate ProducerNoah Evslin
CastingJohn Brace (1)  |  Linda Lowy
Unit Production ManagerJeff Rafner
First Assistant DirectorAnnette Sutera
Second Assistant DirectorShawn Hanley
MusicDanny Lux
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerMimi Melgaard
Key GripJeff Case
Set DecoratorNicole Cramer
Location ManagerGeorge Larson
Transportation CoordinatorTom Gilhooley
Property MasterAngela Whiting
Construction CoordinatorCurt Jones
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorNicole Cummins
Assistant EditorShoshanah Tanzer
Re-Recording MixerTodd Langer
Story EditorAustin Guzman
Art DirectorBrian Harms
Special EffectsJason Gustafson
Executive Story EditorGabriel Llanas
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
Special Makeup Effects ArtistBari Dreiband-Burman  |  Thomas R. Burman
Production AccountantGordon Loi
Chief Lighting TechnicianRick A. West
Sound SupervisorTom Davis (1)
ResearcherNancy Kiu
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffRebecca Wolfe
Video Playback OperatorRyan Blank
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Department Head HairstylistMelanie Smith
Medical ConsultantKaren Lisa Pike
Computer/video SupervisorMatt Bosson
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