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In the conclusion to part 1, Addison visits Los Angeles and continues to reconnect with her old medical school friends. In Seattle, Meredith gets closer to her step mother. Cristina deals with the pressures of her pending marriage, and reluctantly plans the wedding with her mother and future mother-in-law. Meanwhile, Derek operates on Ava.
Special Guest Stars
As Dr. Violet Turner (Psychiatrist for Oceanside Wellness Group)
As William 'Dell' Parker (Receptionist at Oceanside Wellness Group)
As Dr. Naomi Bennett (Infertility Specialist, Addison's Best Friend)
As Dr. Cooper Freedman (Pediatrician at Oceanside Wellness Group)
As Dr. Sam Bennett (Founding Partner of Oceanside Wellness Group)
As Dr. Pete Wilder (Alternative Medicine Specialist)
As Kathy (Patient: Knee Injury, Sexual Problems With Husband)
As Jim (Potential Father of Lisa's Baby, Husband of Carol)
As Thatcher Grey (Father of Dr. Meredith Grey)
As Susan Grey (Wife of Meredith's Father, Thatcher Grey)
As Maya Bennett (Daughter of Naomi and Sam Bennett)
As Helen Rubenstein (Dr. Cristina Yang's Mother)
Ratings: 21.23 Million Viewers
Spoilers: In this episode, dies.
Narration: There is no opening voiceover or this episode.
Trivia: When Jane Doe/Ava is in surgery, she says "Alex, ich brauche die nächste Karte. Das ist noch das Haus." This means "Alex, I need the next card. This is still the house."
Music: When Addison is apologizing in the elevator the song playing is "Your Song" by Kate Walsh. Kate Walsh is also the name of the actress who plays Addison.
Addison: What are you doing?
Pete: I'm going to kiss you. I'm going to kiss you with tongue. I'm going to kiss you so you feel it. Okay?
Pete: You look good. You look beautiful. Sam told me I had to stay away from you because your Naomi’s friend.
Addison: Stop it.
Addison: You're flirting.
Pete: What’s wrong with flirting?
Addison: What’s wrong with it? What’s wrong? What’s wrong is that I don’t have time for it. I am out of time. I missed my chance. And now I have 2 eggs left, I might as well have no eggs left. I am eggless. Naomi says she’s dried up? I’m the one who's dried up. I’m all barren and dried up. And I’m clearly wasting my time on men. I mean I might as well take up a hobbies. Like needlepoint or collecting those ceramic dolls because that’s what dried up women do – they do needlepoint. They don’t waste there time flirting with men who clearly just want to get laid. They don’t waste their time telling overly personal information about there eggs to total strangers. Oh my God! I'm sorry.
Violet: What’s the matter, Cooper?
Cooper: I don’t go to hookers, I don’t go to strip clubs. I meet women on the internet, who want to meet me. So I like them a little younger and a little dirtier. Is that wrong?
Cooper: It's wrong?
Naomi: You need to meet a grown up. You need to date someone your own age.
Violet: Someone without a porny internet name and perhaps no criminal past.
Naomi: A nice girl.
Violet: A reliable girl.
Naomi: Someone who you can have a relationship with.
Violet: You’re a respected doctor.
Naomi: Go out in the real world. Meet a woman your own age and go out.
Violet: Be a man.
Mark: Go ahead. I would love to have an excuse to lay you out.
Alex: I didn't do anything.
Mark: Whatever you didn't do sent Addison running through the hills.
Meredith: (closing voiceover) At some point, maybe we accept that the dream has become a nightmare. We tell ourselves the reality is better. We convince ourselves that it's better to never dream at all. But the strongest of us, the most determined of us, we hold onto the dream. Or we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered. We awake to find ourselves against all odds, feeling hopeful. And if we're lucky, we realize in the face of everything, in the face of life, the true dream, is being able to dream at all.
Episode Title: The Other Side of This Life
"The Other Side of This Life" is the title of a song by several artists including Jefferson Airplane and Peter, Paul and Mary.
Judy Blume: Addison says in the elevator "Are you there elevator God? It's me, Addison."
Addison's line is a take on the 1970 Judy Blume novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
The Crucible: Pete says "Unless you need to tell someone you saw Goody Johnson with the devil."
Pete is referencing The Crucible, a play about the Salem Witch Trials.
Season 3, Episode 18:
George and Izzie slept together at the end of 3x18 "Scars and Souvenirs
" after getting drunk.
Season 3, Episode 15:
Jane Doe was a victim of the ferry boat accident that occurred in 3x15 "Walk On Water (1)