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Grey's Anatomy: Wishin' and Hopin'

With Izzie's inheritance money, Bailey and Izzie open the Seattle Grace free clinic and eagerly wait for their first patient. The lives of the doctors are put at risk when a patient's blood is found to be toxic. Meredith, Cristina and Izzie volunteer to risk their lives to save the woman after Derek and Burke's air-tight suits run out of battery. Meanwhile, Ellis, Meredith's Alzheimer's-stricken mother, has a change in her condition; George and Callie return to the hospital with surprising news; and Cristina gives Burke an answer to his proposal.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x14
Production Number: 314
Airdate: Thursday February 01st, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Jun 03, 2007
DE (Pro7) Sep 12, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Nov 28, 2007
NL (Net 5) Jul 28, 2009


Guest Stars
Kate BurtonKate Burton
As Ellis Grey (Mother of Dr. Meredith Grey)
Sarah UtterbackSarah Utterback
As Nurse Olivia Harper

Co-Guest Stars
Joyce GuyJoyce Guy
As Ms. Henry (Staff Member At Retirement Home)
Kate AnthonyKate Anthony
As Nurse Kate
Maile FlanaganMaile Flanagan
As Lab Tech
Amanda CollinsAmanda Collins
As Marina Wagner (Patient: Toxic Blood From Radiation)
David J. Lee (1)David J. Lee (1)
As Man In Clinic (Patient: Sprained Ankle)
Jasmine Di AngeloJasmine Di Angelo
As Kelley Hanson (Patient: Needs Advice On Tampons)
Liz Montgomery (1)Liz Montgomery (1)
As Woman In ER (Patient: Coughing Lady)
Matt McTigheMatt McTighe
As Vincent Wagner (Husband of Patient Marina Wagner)
Ronobir LahiriRonobir Lahiri
As Mr. Hanson (Father of Patient Kelly Hansen)
Tony AdelmanTony Adelman
As Man In ER (Patient: Hurts When He Pees)
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: 24.18 Million Viewers

Timeline: It has been 8 days since the previous episode, "Great Expectations", because Izzie says it took 8 days to build the Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic.

DVD: The season 3 DVD-box includes an audio commentary on this episode by Kate Burton and Ellen Pompeo.

Trivia: The toxic patient's storyline is based on a real story.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BeckElevator MusicBurke Exits, Izzie and Alex Try to Steal a Patient
Iain ArcherCanal SongCristina Thanks Ellis, Webber with Oxygen Tank
Miho HatoriBarracudaGeorge Shaking, Meredith Warns Derek About Ellis
Susanna And The Magical OrchestraBelieverIzzie Alone, Ellis Alone, Webber Joins, They Talk
SybariteRunaway (featuring Psapp)Opening Scenes, Seattle, Cristina Looking at Ring
The Whitest Boy AliveFireworksGeorge Standing Up for Callie, Plays Almost to End

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) As surgeons, we live in a world of worst-case scenarios. We cut ourselves off from hoping for the best because too many times, the best doesn't happen. But every now and then, something extraordinary occurs and suddenly best case scenarios seem possible. And every now and then, something amazing happens and against our better judgement we start to have hope.

George: She's toxic. Her blood was toxic. It's not our marriage.
Callie: You thought our marriage was toxic?

George: We got married in Vegas! We're married!
Alex: Dude, she's Callie O'Malley.

Callie: You know those cartoons where there's a bear or whatever and it's starving. And it looks at a table and the table turns into this delicious cooked turkey with like lines of delciousness coming off it.
Addison: I was not looking at him like that because he is the help and I am not going to be sleeping with the help.
Callie: I married the help.
Addison: What?
Callie: We went to Vegas. My idea. I embrace the trashy.
Addison: That's -- not that I'm not happy for you. But why? Married -- so fast?
Callie: You know those cartoons where there's a bear and it's starving, and it looks at a cute intern.
Addison: Well, congratulations.
Callie: Thank you.

Cristina: I don't do rings. Don't expect me to suddenly change. I'm a surgeon, just like you. And we'll have money, we can hire a wife.
Burke: Are you saying yes?
Cristina: Y-yeah.
Burke: I'm not letting you scrub in tomorrow.
Cristina: Well, I'm not wearing a ring.
Burke: Okay.
Cristina: Okay then.
Burke: Yes!

Meredith: She's charming, she's fabulous, and suddenly she's the enemy.
Derek: I'm meeting the enemy?
Meredith: Just don't get personal.
Derek: You're being ridiculous.
Meredith: I'm not being ridiculous.
Derek: Okay, it's gonna be fine.
Meredith: Just be careful. She has ways.

Izzie: What's going on?
Meredith: The chief figured out the anaesthesiologist didn't have time to drop an NG tube, so now they have to place one and decompress, and replace her intestines, and close, and they're about to run out of air.
Izzie: Holy crap. This so beats tampon training.

Meredith (closing voiceover): When the patient's body has failed them and all the science we have to offer has failed them, when the worst case scenario comes true, clinging to hope is all we've got left.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Wishin' and Hopin'

" Wishin' and Hopin'" is the title of a song that has been recorded by several artists including Dionne Warwick, Ani DiFranco and Dusty Springfield.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 13: George proposed to Callie, and Burke proposed to Cristina, in the final moments of 3x13 "Great Expectations".

Season 3, Episode 13: Izzie offered to spend her inheritance cheque from Denny to fund the free clinic in 3x13 "Great Expectations".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerZoanne Clack
Associate ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
CastingJohn Brace (1)  |  Linda Lowy
Unit Production ManagerJeff Rafner
First Assistant DirectorAnnette Sutera  |  Shawn 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 EditorRevis Meeks
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Hall
Sound MixerTodd Langer  |  Don Digirolamo
Special EffectsJason Gustafson
Executive Story EditorStacy McKee
Special Makeup Effects ArtistBari Dreiband-Burman  |  Thomas R. Burman
Production AccountantJon Cohoe
Chief Lighting TechnicianPeyton Skelton
Sound SupervisorTom Davis (1)
ResearcherElizabeth Klaviter
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffEric Buchman  |  Meg Marinis  |  Chris Van Dusen  |  Sonay Washington  |  Jim Campolongo  |  Courtney Flynn  |  Darren Preston Lane
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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