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Grey's Anatomy: What I Am

As Addison works with Rebecca, a pregnant woman who needs to have a C-section but wants to give birth naturally, she begins to doubt her abilities as a doctor. The interns work with Shawn Sullivan, a car salesman who wants to return to his normal routine after he has surgery. However, when Shawn lights a cigarette that catches his face on fire, Derek and Mark argue over how they should procede with his burn treatment. Meanwhile, Burke continues to rehab his injured hands with the help of Cristina, gradually progressing from operating on chickens to operating on a corpse. Meredith goes into surgery after her appendix bursts and after surgery, she finally makes a decision between Derek and Finn. Elsewhere, Callie and George continue to discuss their relationship and Izzie meets a man who gives her the surprise of her life.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x4
Production Number: 304
Airdate: Thursday October 12th, 2006

Director: Dan Lerner
Writer: Allan Heinberg

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Mar 25, 2007
DE (Pro7) Apr 27, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Sep 19, 2007
NL (Net 5) Jul 21, 2009


Guest Stars
Chris OChris O'Donnell
As Finn Dandridge (Doc's Veterinarian and Meredith's Date)
Steven W. BaileySteven W. Bailey
As Joe (Bartender)
Alan BlumenfeldAlan Blumenfeld
As Shawn Sullivan (Patient: Burn Victim From Cigarette)
Fred WardFred Ward
As Denny Duquette, Sr. (Denny Duquette's Father)
Jeff RubinoJeff Rubino
As Jeff Bloom (Husband of Patient Rebecca Bloom)
Stephanie FaracyStephanie Faracy
As Mrs. Sullivan (Wife of Patient Shawn Sullivan)
Tina HolmesTina Holmes
As Rebecca Bloom (Patient: Pregnant Woman, Refuses C-Section)

Co-Guest Stars
Paula Weston SolanoPaula Weston Solano
As OR Nurse

Jeffrey Dean MorganJeffrey Dean Morgan
voiced Denny Duquette (Izzie's Ex-Fiance, Died From Heart Tranplant)
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
Eric DaneEric Dane
As Dr. Mark Sloan
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: 22.88 Million Viewers

Casting: Eric Dane (Dr. Mark Sloan) has been added to the main cast.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Camera ObscuraIf Looks Could KillOpening Scenes, Seattle, Interns Enter Locker Room
The GossipStanding In The Way Of ControlMeredith Looks Ill, Addison Enters, Mark Shows Up
Kate HavnevikSo:LoMeredith is Drugged and Talking to Addison
Mindy SmithFall For NothingGeorge Comforts Izzie, Closing Scenes
TV On The RadioProvinceWebber and Derek Talk, Meredith Going into Surgery

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): At some point during surgical residency, most interns get a sense of who they are as doctors and the kinds of surgeons they want to become. If you ask them, they'll tell you they want to be general surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons. Distinctions which do more than describe their area of expertise, they define who they are, because outside the operating room, not only do most surgeons have no idea who they are, they're also afraid to find out.

Mark: How's my favorite dirty mistress?
Meredith: Haven't you heard? Now I'm an adulterous whore.

Denny: Dad, Mom, it's me. I'm calling from Seattle Grace Hospital where the beautiful, talented, and incredibly stubborn Doctor Isabel Stevens has just given me a brand new heart and promised to marry me. I know we've had our differences, and I'm sorry we've been out of touch. Believe it or not, I was trying to make everything better. I know you're angry, but I hope you'll forgive me. Turns out sometimes you have to do the wrong thing. Sometimes you have to make a big mistake to figure out how to make things right. Mistakes are painful, but they're the only way to find out who you really are. I know who I am, now. I know what I want. I've got the love of my life, a new heart, and I want you guys to get on the next plane out here and meet my girl. Everything's gonna be different now. I promise. From here on out, nothing's ever gonna be the same. I love you, bye.

Derek: How's Dr. Grey?
Cristina: Oh, she's not pregnant ... with anyone's baby.

Meredith: Now all my boys are here. You're all so handsome and such good kissers.
George: Oh God!
Finn: Excuse me?
George: She's on drugs.
Meredith: Pointing at George) He's an excellent kisser.
Finn: You two dated?
Derek: You didn't know?
Meredith: It wasn't a date so much as a disastrously, uncomfortable, sexual experience.
George: Oh. I...I can't be here.
Bailey: None of you can be here, this woman is being prepped for surgery, which means you all need to leave.
George: Gladly.
Bailey: Now! (Derek, Finn and George turn to leave) Not you O'Malley!

Derek: You deserve to be with somebody who makes you happy. Somebody who’s not going to complicate your life. Somebody who won’t hurt you. He’s the better guy. Meredith, Finn’s the better guy.
Meredith: Derek.
Derek: I’m walking away.

Episode Goofs

When Cristina examining Meredith, Meredith hands move from her stomach to behind her head between shots.

Cultural References
Episode Title: What I Am

"What I Am" is the title of a song sung by artists Emma Bunton and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 1: Meredith says "The last time George scrubbed in the operation he almost killed the guy." Meredith is referring back to 1x01 "A Hard Day's Night" when George almost killed a patient during an appendectomy.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerZoanne Clack
Associate ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
CastingLinda Lowy  |  John Brace (1)
Unit Production ManagerJeff Rafner
First Assistant DirectorChris Hayden
Second Assistant DirectorShawn Hanley
MusicDanny Lux
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerMimi Melgaard
HairstylistSean Flanigan
Key GripMatt Mania
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Location ManagerGeorge Larson
Transportation CoordinatorTom Gilhooley
Property MasterAngela Whiting
Construction CoordinatorCurt Jones
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorNicole Cummins
Production CoordinatorSue Jennings
Assistant EditorJoe Mitacek
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Hall
Special EffectsJason Gustafson
Executive Story EditorStacy McKee
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
Special Makeup Effects ArtistBari Dreiband-Burman  |  Thomas R. Burman
Chief Lighting TechnicianPeyton Skelton
ResearcherElizabeth Klaviter
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffEric Buchman  |  Meg Marinis  |  Chris Van Dusen  |  Sonay Washington  |  Courtney Flynn  |  Jim Campolongo  |  Darren Preston Lane
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Medical ConsultantKaren Lisa Pike
Medical ProducerLinda Klein
Media Talent CoordinatorKarin Gleason
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