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Grey's Anatomy: What Have I Done To Deserve This?

Meredith and George fight over who gets to treat a patient. Bailey, despite being on maternity leave, treats Addison for a specific feminine problem. Izzie starts spending time with Denny, and Alex becomes jealous. Meanwhile, Burke treats a man who had a heart attack, and the man's fiancée leaves him when she learns about the risky surgery he's decided to have.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x19
Production Number: 215
Airdate: Sunday February 26th, 2006

Director: Wendey Stanzler
Writer: Stacy McKee

Alternate Airdates:

FR (TF1) Sep 25, 2006
DE (Pro7) Jan 30, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Mar 14, 2007


Guest Stars
Cress WilliamsCress Williams
As Tucker (Dr. Miranda Bailey's Husband)
Jeffrey Dean MorganJeffrey Dean Morgan
As Denny Duquette (Patient: Needs Heart Transplant)
Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
As Dr. Callie Torres (Orthopedic Surgeon)
Sarah UtterbackSarah Utterback
As Nurse Olivia Harper
Ann CusackAnn Cusack
As Amy Polus (Wife of Patient Keith Polus)
Jonathan SlavinJonathan Slavin
As Rick Beglighter (Father of Patient Shawn Beglighter)
Mark HarelikMark Harelik
As Keith Polus (Patient: Coronary Artery Anneurism)
Matt RothMatt Roth
As Michael Beglighter (Father of Patient Shawn Beglighter)
Noah Gray-CabeyNoah Gray-Cabey
As Shawn Beglighter (Patient: Brain Bleed)

Co-Guest Stars
Cathy Lind HayesCathy Lind Hayes
As Nurse Debbie
Jeremy RabbJeremy Rabb
As ER Resident
Ray FordRay Ford
As Ray the Paramedic
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: 24.76 Million Viewers

Voiceover: This is the first episode, besides the "Recap Special" that Meredith hasn't done the voiceover. In this episode, George does the voiceover instead.

Storyline: This is the first episode in the series, besides the "Recap Special", to feature a flashback.

DVD: This episode is presented in an 'uncut and extended' version on the second season DVD.

Casting: This is the first appearance of Sara Ramirez as Dr. Callie Torez.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Boy Least Likely ToBe Gentle with MeIzzie and Denny Flirting, Derek Talks to Addison
Brandi CarlileThrow It All AwayOlivia Leaves, George Packs His Stuff, Flashbacks
Get Set GoI Hate EveryoneGeorge Waiting to Be Seen, Meredith is Chastised
Madeleine PeyrouxCareless LoveOpening Scenes, George in His Room, Flashbacks
New MoscowSlow DownGeorge Leaves, Izzie Cancels Date, Closing Scenes

Episode Quotes
George (opening voiceover): Okay, so sometimes, even the best of us make rash decisions. Bad decisions. Decisions we pretty much know we're going to regret the moment, the minute, especially the morning after. I mean maybe not regret regret, because at least, you know, we put ourselves out there, but still. Something inside us decides to do a crazy thing. A thing we know will probably turn around and bite us in the ass. Yet we do it anyway. What I'm saying is "we reap what we sow." What comes around goes around. It's karma. And anyway you slice it, karma sucks. Like I was saying: Payback is a bitch.

Cristina: (about George) He's the weaker kid. I mean, even I don't beat up on weaker kids, it's cheap.
Meredith: I did a terrible thing. I did a terrible thing.
Cristina: He's been in love with you since day one, there's no way you didn't know that. We all do terrible things.
Meredith: Thank you.
Cristina: You're welcome.

Meredith: I did a terrible thing.
Derek: We all do terrible things.
Meredith: No, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna lose all my friends.
Derek: You won't lose me.

Cristina: Stop pouting.
George: I'm not pouting.
Cristina: Oh please, I don't even have to look at you, I can feel you pouting. Whatever Meredith did, it wasn't on purpose, so get over it already. (Burke clears his throat) I'm not being inappropriate, he's acting like she skinned his puppy.
Burke: Yang, that's not nice.
Cristina: Well, I'm not a nice person.

Bailey: No moving, no peeking, no pulling the curtain, just stand there and let her talk to you. Do you understand?
Derek: Is this really necessary?
Bailey: I said do you understand?
Derek: I'm not mentally challenged.
Bailey: I'm not so sure about that.

Addison: No it's okay. I'll walk Doc. You just s- sleep. Good. Fresh outdoors. Spring morning. You just sleep.
Derek: Okay.
Addison: Unless you wanna talk.
Derek (keeps his eyes closed, hugs his pillow): Oh god, here it comes.
Addison: It's just that you usually ... you start yelling you know when you get mad. And Mark showed up yesterday and you haven't yelled yet. I'm trying to give you a chance. So just go. Yell.
Derek: I don't wanna yell.
Addison: You don't wanna yell? You?
Derek: I just want to sleep. (Doc barks) Doc here wants to pee. Preferably not inside this trailer.
Addison: Okay. (Derek sighs, Addison puts on hat) You could yell if you want to. I can take it! I'm ready!
Derek: Addison. (he takes a pillow and covers his head)
Addison: Alright. I'm going.

Alex: What happened with you and O'Malley?
Meredith: Nothing.
Alex: Well, whatever it is, I've done worse.
Meredith: How do you know I did something? How do you know George didn't do something?
Alex: Because Bambi looks pissed and you look guilty.
Meredith: Fine. I did something. A terrible, terrible something.

Olivia: If she can't love him back the way he loves her ... then she doesn't deserve him.
George: You heard about me and Meredith?
Olivia: Well everyone heard. George, you were yelling about it in the hallway. (George sighs) Must've sucked. I'm sorry.
George: I'm sorry. Um- If I made you feel anything like I'm feeling right now. ... I'm sorry.
Olivia: That's nice to hear.

George (closing voiceover): One way or another our karma will leave us to face ourselves. We can look our karma in the eye or we can wait for it to sneak up on us from behind. One way or another, our karma will always find us. And the truth is, as surgeons, we have more chances than most to set the balance in our favour. No matter how hard we try we can't escape our karma. It follows us home. I guess we can't really complain about our karma. It's not unfair. It's not unexpected. It just...evens the score. And even when we're about to do something we know will tempt karma to bite us in the ass... well, it goes without saying. We do it anyway.

Episode Goofs

In the first episode that Denny is seen, Izzie presented him as a 36 year old male. During this episode, they presented him as a 35 year old male.

Editing Error:

When Izzie is paged by Alex and he gives her a cupcake. She says "Ooh" but her mouth doesn't move.

Cultural References
Episode Title: What Have I Done To Deserve This?

"What Have I Done To Deserve This?" is the title of a song by Pet Shop Boys.

Yankee Doodle Dandy: Tucker says to Derek "My wife thanks you, my son thanks you, and I thank you."

This is a reference to the most famous line from the 1942 biopic Yankee Doodle Dandy starring James Cagney as songwriter George M. Cohan.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 18: Meredith slept with George at the end of 2x18 "Yesterday".

Season 2, Episode 18: Mark Sloan, the man Addison cheated on Derek with, showed up at the hospital in 2x18 "Yesterday".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerTammy Ann Casper
Associate ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
Production DesignerAmy Ancona
EditorSusan Vaill
CastingJohn Brace (1)  |  Linda Lowy
Unit Production ManagerCarla Corwin
First Assistant DirectorChris Hayden
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 EditorMichelle Fellner
Post Production SupervisorJoy Ramos
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Story EditorStacy McKee
Sound MixerBeau Baker
Executive Story EditorZoanne Clack
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffKatherine Campbell  |  Sonay Washington  |  Michelle Hall  |  Courtenay Williams
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Medical ConsultantKaren Lisa Pike
Medical ProducerLinda Klein
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