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Grey's Anatomy: Six Days (1)

After George's father's heart operation, Mr. O'Malley heads back to the O.R. for another surgery for his cancer. As George continues to worry about his father, Meredith's father visits Seattle Grace in order to see his newborn granddaughter. Meanwhile, Meredith discovers that Derek is having trouble sleeping, which is no fault but her own. Elsewhere, the interns treat an angry 17 year-old girl with severe scoliosis who has a poor attitude towards the doctors due to the several surgeries she has endured during her life.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x11
Production Number: 311
Airdate: Thursday January 11th, 2007

Director: Greg Yaitanes
Writer: Krista Vernoff

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) May 13, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Nov 07, 2007
NL (Net 5) Jul 24, 2009


Guest Stars
Debra MonkDebra Monk
As Louise O'Malley (Mother of George O'Malley)
George DzundzaGeorge Dzundza
As Harold O'Malley (Father of George O'Malley)
Greg Pitts (1)Greg Pitts (1)
As Jerry O'Malley (Brother of George O'Malley)
Jeff PerryJeff Perry
As Thatcher Grey (Father of Dr. Meredith Grey)
Judith HoagJudith Hoag
As Rhada Douglas (Mother of Patient Heather Douglas)
Mae WhitmanMae Whitman
As Heather Douglas (Patient: VATER Syndrome)
Steven W. BaileySteven W. Bailey
As Joe (Bartender)
Tim GriffinTim Griffin
As Ronny O'Malley (Brother of George O'Malley)

Co-Guest Stars
Jake MaileyJake Mailey
As Uncle Jim (Relative of Harold O'Malley)
Michael James ThompsonMichael James Thompson
As Cousin Joe (Relative of Harold O'Malley)
Moe IrvinMoe Irvin
As Nurse Tyler Christian
Rhomeyn JohnsonRhomeyn Johnson
As Manager
Sarah UtterbackSarah Utterback
As Nurse Olivia Harper
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: 22.03 Million Viewers

Timeline: This episode was originally planned to be a one-part episode, but the plot line was later expanded into a two-part episode.

Music: "Love Will Come Through", the song that plays during the closing scene, was a song that was originally written for the film Moonlight Mile, which Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo starred in.

Trivia: This is the first episode to feature a "To Be Continued" ending.

Narration: This episode marks the second time that neither an opening or closing voiceover is featured.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Emiliana TorriniBeggar's PrayerGeorge and His Family to See George's Dad
Michelle FeatherstoneRest of My LifeDerek and Meredith Pillow Fight, Izzie's Check
The ResearchLonely Hearts Still Beat the SameOpening Scenes, Derek is Watching Meredith Sleep
TravisLove Will Come ThroughAlex and Addison Have a Moment, Closing Scenes
William FitzsimmonsPassion PlayIzzie Looks Annoyed, George and His Dad Play Cards

Episode Quotes
Addison: This is Meredith Grey's niece. If I lost her, people might think I did it on purpose.

Meredith: So you're telling me that my snoring is so bad -- How did you deal with all those nights before I found out about your wife?
Izzie: He usually sleeps on the couch, sets and alarm, gets back into bed before you wake up.
Derek: Yeah, I didn't want to hurt your feelings.
Meredith: I'm going to do more than hurt your feelings.

Mark: Maybe you ought to head back to the gynie squad where everything is squishy and pink.

Heather: Well, there goes my theory that life doesn't suck for pretty people. I'm sorry I was such a bitch to you.
Izzie: Well, you're in pain. Sometimes I'm a bitch for no good reason at all.

Meredith: Are you watching me sleep?
Derek: Maybe.
Meredith: Are you some kind of weirdo who watch women sleep?
Derek: Maybe.

Dr. Webber: Who is presenting?
Mr. O'Malley: Can Georgie do it? He's real good.
George: Harold O'Malley, 63, status post aortic valve replacement. Morning chest X-ray showed no atelectasis after aggressive C.P.T. for the last 2 days. Scheduled for a transhiatal esophagectomy tomorrow morning at 9.
(The O'Malleys stare at George blankly)
George: That's it.
(The O'Malleys cheer)

Addison: Do you like abusing the interns? Is it fun for you?
Mark: Yes, it is, and in case you've forgotten, you don't get the high horse this week, Addison. Not this week.
Alex: He's an ass.
Addison: Not this week.

Callie: It's okay to be scared.
George: I'm not scared.
Callie: I'm just saying if you are, you can talk to me.
George: I'm not scared.
Callie: You sure about that?
George: Okay, now I'm scared of you.
Callie: Damn it. I was staring you down.
George: Staring me down?
Callie: Yeah, it worked on Shepherd.
George: Seriously?
Callie: Wait, let me try it again.
George: No, it's not. I'm still scared.

Episode Goofs

When Addison stops by Dr. Burke's room she takes off her glasses. The camera goes to Dr. Burke, then back to Addison, and she is taking off her glasses again.


When Derek is laying in George's bed, the blankets are covering his legs. In the next shot his feet and lower legs are completely visible.

Costume Error:

Izzie is wearing the same clothes two days in a row, even though she changes into pyjamas at home in between.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Six Days

Six Days is the title of a song originally sung by DJ Shadow.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 10: Dr. Erica Hahn performed Harold O'Malley's heart surgery in 3x10 "Don't Stand So Close to Me".

Season 3, Episode 4: Izzie has still not deposited the cheque that she got from Denny Duquette in 3x04 "What I Am".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerZoanne Clack
Associate ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
CastingLinda Lowy  |  Cynthia Bergstrom
Unit Production ManagerJeff Rafner
First Assistant DirectorAnnette Sutera
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 EditorDavid Greenspan (1)
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Hall
Sound MixerTodd Langer  |  Don Digirolamo
Special EffectsJason Gustafson
Executive Story EditorStacy McKee
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
Special Makeup Effects ArtistBari Dreiband-Burman  |  Thomas R. Burman
Chief Lighting TechnicianPeyton Skelton
Sound SupervisorTom Davis (1)
ResearcherElizabeth Klaviter
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffAngela Trujillo-macias  |  Thomas Barg  |  Courtney Weiden  |  Carrie Moretti
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Medical ConsultantKaren Lisa Pike
Medical ProducerLinda Klein
Film LabA Fotokem Company
Media Talent CoordinatorKarin Gleason
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