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The race for Chief of Surgery continues to heat up, especially when a new contender enters the race. Callie reveals a big secret to George, and when George ends up telling Meredith, Callie kicks him out, leaving George with no where to go except to Meredith's. Cristina and Burke's engagement suffers when a secret about one of Cristina's past relationships is revealed. Meanwhile, Derek treats an old friend; Alex and Jane Doe get closer; and Meredith has dinner with her father and step-mother.
Ratings: 22.68 Million Viewers
Episode Title: This episode was originally titled "Old Wounds".
Guest stars Jeff Perry (Thatcher Grey) and James Gammon (Mr. Scofield) starred together in the NBC series Nash Bridges
One hour later, Jeff Perry (Thatcher Grey) appeared on rival network NBC's new show Raines
Meredith: (opening voiceover) People have scars in all sorts of unexpected places. Like secret road maps of their personal histories. Diagrams of all their old wounds. Most of our wounds heal, leaving nothing behind but a scar. But some of them don't. Some wounds we carry with us everywhere and though the cut's long gone, the pain still lingers.
George: She's blonde. She's stacked. She's a supermodel.
Callie: So what does that make me?
Meredith: I just agreed to have dinner at my father’s house. Tonight.
Meredith: And, Christina slept with Colin Marlow.
Derek: Marlow? Transplant Marlow?
Meredith: They had a thing when she was a student.
Derek: He slept with Christina?
Derek: Oh, right, sorry. Okay, um, have dinner at your house. It’s your place, I’ll come. I’ll be your wingman. It’ll be fun. Okay, it won’t be fun. It’ll be fine. They’re your family.
Meredith: Why does everyone assume that?
Derek: Because you deserve to have a family. Even if you don’t like them.
Izzie: You need to bond with your people. People are what matters.
Meredith: I hate people.
Derek: Dr. Marlo, Derek Sheperd, neuro. I'm doing a sigal sinus bypass today if you'd like to observe.
Dr. Marlo: Really, that's quite a procedure.
Burke: It's a good trick but if you're really interested to see what this hospital can do, I'm performing a arterial switch operation for TGA this afternoon.
Dr. Marlo: If you gentleman are trying to intimidate the competition, it's working.
Dr. Marlo: I'll see both of you in surgery. (Dr. Marlo leaves)
Derek: Colin Marlo.
Burke: The one and only.
Derek: He --
Derek: With --
Izzie: Alex! God!
Alex: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've seen it all before.
Izzie: What the hell are you doing here?
Alex: Movin' in.
Meredith: (closing voiceover) What's worse: new wounds which are so horribly painful or old wounds that should have healed years ago and never did? Maybe our old wounds teach us something. They remind us where we've been and what we've overcome. They teach us lessons about what to avoid in the future. That's what we like to think. But that's not the way it is, is it? Some things we just have to learn over and over and over again.
When the interns are eating lunch, the amount of sandwich that Cristina has eaten changes between shots.
When Izzie trips the breaker in the kitchen, the entire house wouldn't lose power as it shows in this episode. Only the kitchen would have lost power until the breaker was fixed.
Episode Title: Scars and Souvenirs
"Scars and Souvenirs" is the title of a song by Max Stalling. The working episode title, "Old Wounds" is the title of a song by Salem.
Pocahantas: Meredith says "People are what matters. Paint with all the colours of the wind."
"Paint with all the colors of the wind" is a line from "Colors of the Wind", the theme song to the animated film, Pocahantas.