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Grey's Anatomy: Scars and Souvenirs

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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x18
Production Number: 318
Airdate: Thursday March 15th, 2007

Director: James Frawley
Writer: Debora Cahn

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Jul 01, 2007
DE (Pro7) Oct 17, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Jan 02, 2008
NL (Net 5) Jul 30, 2009


Guest Stars
Elizabeth ReaserElizabeth Reaser
As Jane Doe (Patient: Severe Injuries, Amnesia)
Jeff PerryJeff Perry
As Thatcher Grey (Father of Dr. Meredith Grey)
Mare WinninghamMare Winningham
As Susan Grey (Wife of Meredith's Father, Thatcher Grey)
Roger ReesRoger Rees
As Dr. Colin Marlowe (Famous Surgeon, Ex-Boyfriend of Cristina)
James GammonJames Gammon
As Mr. Scofield (Patient: Bullet In His Back)
Shohreh AghdashlooShohreh Aghdashloo
As Dr. Helen Crawford (Patient: Brain Tumour, Old Co-Worker of Derek's)

Co-Guest Stars
Rob NaritaRob Narita
As Anesthesiologist
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: 22.68 Million Viewers

Episode Title: This episode was originally titled "Old Wounds".

Casting: Guest stars Jeff Perry (Thatcher Grey) and James Gammon (Mr. Scofield) starred together in the NBC series Nash Bridges.

Trivia: One hour later, Jeff Perry (Thatcher Grey) appeared on rival network NBC's new show Raines.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Anya MarinaMove You (Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II)Izzie and George Drunk, Laughing, Closing Scenes
GomezGirlshapedlovedrugCristina Tells Marlow She's Engaged to Burke
KoopCome to MeOpening Scenes, Izzie in Bathroom, Alex Enters
PsappHiCallie Looks at Izzie, Plays Through Lunch Scene
Wild Sweet OrangeLand of No ReturnAwkward Moment at Dinner with Thatcher and Susan

Episode Quotes
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.
Derek: Oh.
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?
Meredith: Derek!
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.
Derek: Good
Dr. Marlo: I'll see both of you in surgery. (Dr. Marlo leaves)
Derek: Colin Marlo.
Burke: The one and only.
Derek: He --
Burke: Yes.
Derek: With --
Burke: Yes.
Derek: Wow.
Burke: Indeed.
Derek: Yeah.

Izzie: Alex! God!
Alex: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've seen it all before.
Izzie: What the hell are you doing here?
Alex: Movin' in.
Izzie: What?!

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.

Episode Goofs

When the interns are eating lunch, the amount of sandwich that Cristina has eaten changes between shots.

Factual Error:

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.

Cultural References
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.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 15: Jane Doe was a victim of the ferry boat accident that occurred in 3x15 "Walk On Water (1)".

Season 3, Episode 17: Meredith was brought back to life in 3x17 "Some Kind of Miracle" and her mother, Ellis Grey, died.

Season 3, Episode 17: Addison and Mark made a pact in 3x17 "Some Kind of Miracle" to go 60 days without sex.

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 MasterRyan Blank
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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