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Grey's Anatomy: (As We Know It) (2)

Despite the staff doing all they can, the potentially disastrous situation continues to escalate. Meredith begins to panic about her situation, as does Derek when he's told about her circumstances. Meanwhile, while the hospital is in chaos, Bailey and Webber have to deal with their own health issues.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x17
Production Number: 213
Airdate: Sunday February 12th, 2006

Director: Peter Horton
Writer: Shonda Rhimes

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Jan 16, 2006
FR (TF1) Sep 18, 2006
FI (Nelonen) Feb 28, 2007


Special Guest Stars
Christina RicciChristina Ricci
As Hannah Davies (Paramedic With Her Hand On The Bomb)

Guest Stars
Cress WilliamsCress Williams
As Tucker (Dr. Miranda Bailey's Husband)
Jillian ArmenanteJillian Armenante
As Mrs. Carlson (Wife of Patient James Carlson)
Kyle ChandlerKyle Chandler
As Dylan Young (Bomb Squad Leader)
Loretta DevineLoretta Devine
As Adele Webber (Wife of Dr. Richard Webber)

Co-Guest Stars
Cathy Lind HayesCathy Lind Hayes
As Nurse Debbie
John BishopJohn Bishop
As James Carlson (Patient: Unexploded Bomb In Abdomen)
Kathleen M. DarcyKathleen M. Darcy
As Anesthesiologist
Scott LusbyScott Lusby
As Med Tech
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: 25.42 Million Viewers

Storyline: Bailey names her baby William George Bailey Jones.

Awards and Nominations: In conjunction with "It's The End of the World", this episode was nominated for the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ambulance, Ltd.Stay Where You AreBurke Trying to Convince Cristina to Leave
Anna NalickBreathe (2 AM)Meredith Looks Lost, Bailey's Husband Crashing
CorreatownAll the World (I Tell Myself)Opening Scenes, Vacant Hospital, Bailey in Labor
Foy VanceHomebirdMeredith and Derek Finish Talking, Closing Scenes
GreenskeepersBack In The WildCristina Sees Them Move Bomb Patient and Follows
Kate HavnevikUnlike Me (A Capella)Izzie and Cristina Wash the Blood Off Meredith
The WeepiesWorld Spins Madly OnWebber Looks at George, Sits, Receives Floor Plans

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): In hospitals they say you know. You know you're going to die. Some doctors say it's a look patients get in their eyes. Some say there's a scent, a smell of death. Some say there's just some kind of sixth sense, when the great beyond is headed for you, you feel it coming. Whatever it is, it's creepy. Because if you know, what do you do about it? Forget about the fact that you're scared out of your mind. If you knew this was your last day on earth, how would you want to spend it?

Cristina: You know in the movies, how there's always the hero and then there's the other guy, the guy who sees danger and then runs in the opposite direction?
Preston: Yeah.
Cristina: Be the other guy.

Izzie: Would you two just shut up? Nobody cares if the blue is bluer, or if you have super smelling powers. Meredith could die. Any minute she could just.. die. Actually stop living. Dead. Corpse.

Addison: Calm down.
Richard: Calm down? I have an evacuated O.R., a bomb in a body cavity, a missing paramedic, an intern with her hand on the explosive, two world class surgeons in harm's way, a man on the table who could bleed out at any moment unless we remove the bomb from his chest, and my favorite resident in labor, who you're now telling me refuses to push. Really? Calm down? You really wanna say to me right now to calm down?

Meredith: Christina, I have my hand on a bomb. I'm freaking out. And most importantly, I really have to pee. Tell me anything.
Cristina: He told me he loved me. Last night, he thought I was sleeping, but I heard him say it.
Meredith: Burke loves you.
Cristina: Yeah. (to a staring Dylan Young) Mind your own business.
Meredith: Burke loves you.
Cristina: Yeah, everybody has problems.

Meredith: OK, you know when you don't need to be made fun of? Like when you have your hand inside a body that's got a bomb in it and a stranger is velcroing a flak jacket to your boobs.

Bailey: O'Malley? Quit staring at my vajayjay!
George: Yes, ma'am.

Meredith: I can't! No. I can't. This is crazy. Burke, you gonna go? You go. Both of you should go.
Burke: Nobody's dying today, Grey.
Dylan: Meredith I want you to look at me. Look at me. I know this is mad. And I know that I'm this ass who's been yelling at you all day. So you pretend that I'm not. You pretend that I'm someone you like. Whatever you need. But you need to listen to me.

(After Derek's surgery, after the whole bomb thing is over)
Derek: Where is she?
Richard: You had to be a cowboy.
Derek (looking around): Wh-Where is she?
Richard: She's right here.
Addison (walks quickly up to him and hugs him): Derek. You're okay. Oh, thank God, you're okay. (Derek has his head on Addison's shoulder and looks over at Richard)
Adele (to Richard): That is not the 'she' he was askin' for.

Meredith: Is this the strangest thing that's ever happened in your O.R.?
Burke: I'd have to say that it is.
Meredith: Good, cause I'm very competitive.
Burke: All the best surgeons are.

Episode Goofs

Dr. Milton's character appears earlier in the season in episode 6. However, in that episode, his name is Dr. Adams.

Factual Error:

When George is stitching up the paramedics hand, an ambulance pulls up outside. If the hospital was closed to all trauma, why did an ambulance pull up?


When Cristina is in Derek's O.R. she notices the bomb squad and Meredith in the hallway. Before she leave the room she takes off her operating gown and hands it off to an extra. When she gets outside into the hallway she is still partially wearing it.


When the bomb explodes and Meredith falls to the floor, her hands fall to her sides facing down. In the next shot, her hands are up and fall in the opposite direction.

Cultural References
Episode Title: It's the End of the World (As We Know It)

"It's the End of the World (As We Know It)" is a song by R.E.M.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 16: This episode is a direct continuation of 2x16 "It's the End of the World".

Season 1, Episode 9: In 1x09 "Who's Zoomin' Who?" when George was getting a shot of penicillin he say he always imagined himself half naked with three women. He dreams this at the beginning of this episode and sees it at the end when Cristina and Izzie help shower Meredith.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerTammy Ann Casper
Associate ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
Production DesignerBrandee Dell'aringa
EditorEdward Ornelas
CastingLinda Lowy  |  John Brace (1)
Unit Production ManagerCarla Corwin
First Assistant DirectorChris Hayden
Second Assistant DirectorShawn Hanley
MusicDanny Lux
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerLinda Bass
HairstylistSean Flanigan
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Location ManagerCarlyn Couch
Transportation CoordinatorTom Gilhooley
Property MasterAngela Whiting
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorNicole Cummins
Production CoordinatorSue Jennings
Assistant EditorJoe Mitacek
Post Production SupervisorJoy Ramos
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Story EditorStacy McKee
Executive Story EditorZoanne Clack
Costume SupervisorGail Just
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffChris Van Dusen  |  Genny Hutchison  |  Eric Buchman  |  Elizabeth Klaviter  |  Darren Preston Lane  |  Blythe Robe
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Medical ConsultantKaren Lisa Pike
Medical ProducerLinda Klein
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