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Grey's Anatomy: Yesterday

When a person from Derek and Addison's past arrives at Seattle Grace, their now stable relationship is shaken up. Meanwhile, after visiting with her mother, Burke is told Cristina's secret; and after a visit with her mother, Meredith digs to find the family's secrets.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x18
Production Number: 214
Airdate: Sunday February 19th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

FR (TF1) Sep 25, 2005
DE (Pro7) Jan 23, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Mar 07, 2007


Guest Stars
Eric DaneEric Dane
As Dr. Mark Sloan (Ex-Best Friend of Derek Shepherd)
Jeff PerryJeff Perry
As Thatcher Grey (Father of Dr. Meredith Grey)
Kate BurtonKate Burton
As Ellis Grey (Mother of Dr. Meredith Grey)
Steven W. BaileySteven W. Bailey
As Joe (Bartender)
Arlene TurArlene Tur
As Pamela Calva (Patient: Spontaneous Orgasms)
Jesse PlemonsJesse Plemons
As Jake Burton (Patient: Advanced Cranial Diaphecile Dysplasia)
Julio Oscar MechosoJulio Oscar Mechoso
As Chucky Eaton (Patient: Stage 3 Lung Cancer)

Co-Guest Stars
Ariel FelixAriel Felix
As CT Tech
Brooke BlanchardBrooke Blanchard
As Jill the Paramedic
Chad FiskChad Fisk
As The Anesthesiologist
Carlos CervantesCarlos Cervantes
As Mr. Calva (Father of Patient Pamela Calva)
David Grant WrightDavid Grant Wright
As Mr. Burton (Father of Patient Jake Burton)
Deborah GeffnerDeborah Geffner
As Mrs. Burton (Mother of Patient Jake Burton)
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
Kate WalshKate Walsh
As Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd
T.R. KnightT.R. Knight
As Dr. George O'Malley
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang
Isaiah WashingtonIsaiah Washington
As Dr. Preston Burke
Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl
As Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Episode Notes
Ratings: 24.36 Million Viewers

Awards and Nominations: This episode was nominated for the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie, or a Special.

Nicknames: Following the trend of "McLabeling", Dr. Mark Sloan is named "McSteamy" by the interns.

Casting: This is the first appearance of Jeff Perry (Thatcher Grey).

Trivia: At Joe's, Mark orders a double scotch single malt. That is the exact same drink Derek always orders.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The ChaletsNightrocker"Lion" Patient Believes Mark, Derek and Mark Argue
Corinne Bailey RaeLike A StarBurke Goes into Another Room, Plays Almost to End
DevicsJust One BreathAddison Runs into Derek and Mark, Derek Leaves
DiploDiplo RhythmOpening Scenes, Cristina Brushes Teeth, Dancing
HeadlightsEverybody Needs A Fence To Lean OnDerek Enters Elevator, Addison Joins, Then Mark
Joshua RadinCloserMeredith Leaves, Izzie Talks to "Orgasm" Patient
Rosie ThomasIt Don't Matter To The SunGeorge Tries to Ask Meredith Out, She's Distracted

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): After careful consideration and many sleepless nights, here's what I've decided. There's no such thing as a grown-up. We move on, we move out, we move away from our families and form our own. But the basic insecurities, the basic fears and all those old wounds just grow up with us. And just when we think life and circumstances have forced us truly to become an adult, your mother says something like that. Or worse, something like that. We get bigger, we get taller, we get older. But, for the most part, we're still a bunch of kids, running around the playground, trying desperately to fit in.

Cristina: What's wrong with you?
Meredith: My mommy's a filthy whore.

Izzie: (to Alex) You have dirty in your eyes.

Addison: Put the ice back on your hand.
Derek: My hand is fine.
Richard: Put the damn ice on your two-million-dollar-a-year-hand.

Dr. Mark Sloan: (to Meredith) You know, it's funny. Derek walks in on me naked with his wife, actually in the throes, then he just turns around and walks away. But he sees me as much as talking to you, and I'm on the ground bleeding. Interesting, don't you think?

Meredith: McSexy wants an x-ray to check for fractures.
Cristina: McSexy?
Meredith: No.
Izzie: McYummy.
Cristina & Meredith: No.
Meredith: McSteamy.
Cristina: Ah, there it is.
George: Now, I'll think I'll just be choking back some.. McVomit.

Izzie: You know, how when you don't have sex for a while, you sort of forget how good it is, and don't really need it as much?
George: Yeah, that doesn't happen to guys.
Izzie: It's like a beast. A beast that was asleep for a long long time, and now the beast is wide awake, and it wants to be fed. And the food that Alex gave it was.. good food, George.

Preston: I am Preston Burke. A widely-renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon. I am a professional, and more than that, I am a good and kind person. I am a person who cleans up behind himself, I am a person that cooks well, and you, you are an unbelievable slob, an angry intern. I am Preston Burke. And you are the most competitive, the most guarded, stubborn, most challenging person that I have ever met. And I love you. What the hell is the matter with you that you won't just let me?
Cristina: I gave up my apartment 20 minutes ago.
Preston: Well, all right then.

Mark: You look sad.
Meredith: I just saw my father for the first time in 20 years.
Mark: How'd that go?
Meredith: Could've gone better? (pauses) What're you still doing here?
Mark: I'm hoping Addison shows up.
Meredith: Are you still in love with her?!
Mark: You're still in love with him!
Meredith: She won't show, you know.
Mark: No?
Meredith: He's not the kind of guy you leave if you can help it.
Mark: What if you're wrong? What if just this once ... life comes down on the side of the dirty mistresses?

George: How do I look today? Would you say that I looked nice?
Izzie: You could use a little bit more lip gloss, but, yes you're very pretty.
George: Aw, you're mean.
Izzie: I'm just kidding, you look fine.
George: Seriously, how's my breath?
Izzie: George, would you just talk to her?

Cristina (about Addison): I don't get what McDreamy and McSteamy see in her.
Alex: Cause she's McHot.
George: McYeah she is.

Meredith (closing voiceover): We grow bigger and taller, but we never actually grow up. I've heard that it's possible to grow up, I've just never met anyone who's actually done it. Without parents to defy, we break the rules we make for ourselves. We throw tantrums when things don't go our way. We whisper secrets with our best friends in the dark. We look for comfort where we can find it. And we hope; against all logic, against all experience. Like children, we never give up hope.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

Pamela's Father explains during one of her "episodes" that she goes to "U-Dub" referring to the University of Washington, and that the last three semesters she was on the honor roll. At the University of Washington they run on a quarter system and don't have semesters; they also have don't have an honor roll, but instead a Dean's List

Cultural References
Episode Title: Yesterday

Yesterday was composed by Paul McCartney (with writing partner John Lennon) and originally recorded by The Beatles. Since then, it has been performed by several bands and artists, including Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and Bad Religion.

Diagnosis Murder: Character Name - Dr. Mark Sloan

Eric Dane's character, Dr. Sloan, is the same name as Dick Van Dyke's character on the long running CBS drama, Diagnosis Murder.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 6: Meredith gives Mark Sloan the nickname "McSteamy." In 2x6 "Into You Like A Train", Nurse Tyler told Meredith that McSteamy (he mixed it up with McDreamy) went looking for her at Joe's.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerTammy Ann Casper
Associate ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
EditorBriana London
CastingJohn Brace (1)  |  Linda Lowy
Unit Production ManagerCarla Corwin
First Assistant DirectorAnnette Sutera
Second Assistant DirectorShawn Hanley
MusicDanny Lux
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerMimi Melgaard
HairstylistSean Flanigan
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Location ManagerCarlyn Couch
Transportation CoordinatorTom Gilhooley
Property MasterAngela Whiting
Script SupervisorNicole Cummins
Production CoordinatorSue Jennings
Assistant EditorSandra Kaufman
Post Production SupervisorJoy Ramos
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Story EditorStacy McKee
Sound MixerBeau Baker
Executive Story EditorZoanne Clack
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
Special Makeup Effects ArtistBari Dreiband-Burman  |  Thomas R. Burman
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffKarin Gleason  |  Winter Zemans  |  Thomas Barg  |  Sascha Ciezata  |  Bethany Ratner
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Medical ConsultantKaren Lisa Pike
Medical ProducerLinda Klein
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