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Grey's Anatomy: Walk On Water (1)

A horrific ferry boat accident challenges the interns, as well as the rest of the hospital staff, both physically and mentally as they all near their breaking point. Chief Webber has to assemble and send out a team to the location of the accident to help save the few lives that were spared. On location, Alex tends to a woman who was crushed by a cement pylon. Meanwhile, Meredith looks out for a lost young girl and George searches frantically for a woman's young son.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x15
Production Number: 315
Airdate: Thursday February 08th, 2007

Director: Rob Corn
Writer: Shonda Rhimes

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Jun 10, 2007
DE (Pro7) Sep 19, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Dec 12, 2007
NL (Net 5) Jul 28, 2009


Guest Stars
Dean NorrisDean Norris
As Rick's Friend
Elizabeth ReaserElizabeth Reaser
As Jane Doe (Patient: Pregnant Accident Survivor)
Kali RochaKali Rocha
As Sydney Heron (Surgical Resident)
Kate BurtonKate Burton
As Ellis Grey (Mother of Dr. Meredith Grey)
Kelly WolfKelly Wolf
As Carly Height (Patient: Looking For Her Son)
Paul PerriPaul Perri
As Rick's Friend

Co-Guest Stars
Billy MayoBilly Mayo
As Rick (Patient: Trapped Under Car)
Danielle KennedyDanielle Kennedy
As Angry Woman
John CapponJohn Cappon
As Paramedic #2
Madison LeisleMadison Leisle
As Lisa the Child (Little Girl Meredith Finds)
Nicole CumminsNicole Cummins
As Paramedic #4
Terrance Christopher Jones (1)Terrance Christopher Jones (1)
As Paramedic #7
Yvans JourdainYvans Jourdain
As Businessman
Brian ChenowethBrian Chenoweth
As Scared Guy
Jeffrey MarkleJeffrey Markle
As Greg (Friend of Patient Rick)
Kim DelgadoKim Delgado
As Search & Rescue Guy #1
Paul NorwoodPaul Norwood
As Scared Guy #2
Pete FlynnPete Flynn
As Paramedic #1
Terry WoodberryTerry Woodberry
As Police Officer
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: 25.20 Million Viewers

Casting: Guest star Kali Rocha (Dr. Sydney Heron) previously appeared in "Break on Through" and "Where the Boys Are".

Filming: A majority of the ferry boat accident scenes were not filmed in Seattle. Producers and writers visited the real Coleman Dock, where the accident was said to have happened, and used pictures of the area to replicate the scene while filming in the Los Angeles area.

Trivia: During the episode, Addison mentions dyeing her red hair blond. In real life, Kate Walsh is naturally blond and often dyes her hair red for roles, including her role as Addison on Grey's Anatomy.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
8mmLiarIzzie with Trapped Man, Meredith and Derek Talk
Radio CitizenThe Hop (featuring Bajka)Opening Scenes, Meredith Bathing, Goes Underwater
Snow PatrolMake This Go On ForeverAlex Comes in to Talk to Jane Doe, Closing Scenes
Union Of KnivesOpposite DirectionFerry Crash Scene, Bailey Tells Everyone to Help

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) Disappearances happen in science. Disease can suddenly fade away, tumours go missing, we open someone up to discover the cancer is gone. It's unexplained, it's rare, but it happens. We call it misdiagnosis, say we never saw it in the first place; any explanation but the truth that life is full of vanishing acts. If something that we didn't know we had disappears, do we miss it?

Alex: Where we going?
Bailey: We’ll know when we get there.
Izzie: What kind of situation? Fire? Flood? Volcano? 'Cause I’m not really dressed for a volcano.
Bailey: Stevens!
Izzie: Sorry, that was inappropriate. Sorry.

Richard: What's the news?
Mark: Shepard and Grey are on the rocks, Burke and Yang got engaged. You need highlights in your hair. That's why it looks so odd. I'm gonna go save lives.

Meredith: I'm a surgeon. I do the rescuing. You are not my knight in shining whatever.
Derek: So we're gonna fight because I pulled you out of the tub.
Meredith: You have a place. You could sleep at it. And then you don't have to pull me out of the bathtub. You're everywhere, all the time, saying things.
Derek: This is the happy ever after part. And in the happily ever after, the guy is there all the time, saying things and the girls love it!
Meredith: Go to work, I'll see you there.
Derek: And just for the record? I am your knight in shining whatever.

Meredith: I did not try to drown myself in the bathtub.
Izzie: Hey, I ate everything out of the fridge last night. Everything. Including a tub of butter. There's no judgment here.

Derek: It just doesn't make sense. Ferry boats don't get in accidents. They're safe, they're reliable. The moment you take one for granted along comes a container ship and boom. I have a thing for ferry boats.

Cristina: Meredith, I have a thing... News.
Meredith: You're not pregnant again, are you? Cause I can't handle the extra months of bitchiness.

Episode Goofs

When the gang are in the ambulance Bailey tells them to put their ID-cards in front of their jackets. But just prior to that you could clearly see that at least Izzie already did that before she was told to. When the scene shifts and Bailey tells them to do it, none of them had done it yet.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Walk On Water

"Walk On Water" is the title of a song recorded by several artists including Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, and Eddie Money.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 14: Meredith's mother is having her heart surgery after being admitted into the hospital in 3x14 "Wishin' and Hopin'".

Season 2, Episode 3: Meredith asks Cristina if she is pregnant again. Cristina was pregnant during the end of season 1 and the beginning of season 2. She had a miscarriage in 2x03 "Make Me Lose Control".

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
Sound MixerTodd Langer  |  Don Digirolamo
Special EffectsJason Gustafson
Executive Story EditorStacy McKee
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
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 StaffDarren Preston Lane  |  Meg Marinis  |  Eric Buchman  |  Jim Campolongo  |  Chris Van Dusen  |  Courtney Flynn  |  Sonay Washington
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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