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Grey's Anatomy: The Other Side of This Life (1)

Addison, on leave from Seattle Grace, heads to Los Angeles to reconnect with old friends from med school. Back in Seattle, Meredith continues to bond with Susan, her step-mother, and Cristina, with the help of both her mother and Burke's mother, begins planning her wedding. Meanwhile, Derek performs emergency surgery on Ava (Jane Doe) and Alex continues to stand by her.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x22
Production Number: 322
Airdate: Thursday May 03rd, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Jul 29, 2007
DE (Pro7) Nov 14, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Jan 30, 2008
NL (Net 5) Aug 03, 2009


Special Guest Stars
Amy BrennemanAmy Brenneman
As Dr. Violet Turner (Psychiatrist for Oceanside Wellness Group)
Chris LowellChris Lowell
As William 'Dell' Parker (Receptionist at Oceanside Wellness Group)
Merrin DungeyMerrin Dungey
As Dr. Naomi Bennett (Infertility Specialist, Addison's Best Friend)
Paul AdelsteinPaul Adelstein
As Dr. Cooper Freedman (Pediatrician at Oceanside Wellness Group)
Taye DiggsTaye Diggs
As Dr. Sam Bennett (Founding Partner of Oceanside Wellness Group)
Tim DalyTim Daly
As Dr. Pete Wilder (Alternative Medicine Specialist)

Guest Stars
Becky WahlstromBecky Wahlstrom
As Lisa (Patient: Pregnant Surrogate Mother)
Bellamy YoungBellamy Young
As Kathy (Patient: Knee Injury, Sexual Problems With Husband)
Cameron WatsonCameron Watson
As Rick (Potential Father of Lisa's Baby)
David AndersDavid Anders
As Jim (Potential Father of Lisa's Baby, Husband of Carol)
Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
As Jane Burke (Mother of Dr. Preston Burke)
Elizabeth ReaserElizabeth Reaser
As Jane Doe/Ava (Patient: Severe Injuries, Amnesia)
Garrison HershbergerGarrison Hershberger
As Doug (Potential Father of Lisa's Baby, Husband of Carol)
Jeff PerryJeff Perry
As Thatcher Grey (Father of Dr. Meredith Grey)
Mare WinninghamMare Winningham
As Susan Grey (Wife of Meredith's Father, Thatcher Grey)
Raphael SbargeRaphael Sbarge
As Paul (Husband of Patient Kathy)
Shavon KirkseyShavon Kirksey
As Maya Bennet (Daughter of Sam and Naomi Bennett)
Stephanie NiznikStephanie Niznik
As Carol (Potential Mother of Lisa's Baby)
Tsai ChinTsai Chin
As Helen Rubenstein (Dr. Cristina Yang's Mother)
D.W. MoffettD.W. Moffett
As Allan (Ex-Husband of Dr. Violet Turner)
Parisa Fitz-HenleyParisa Fitz-Henley
As Cammy (New Wife of Allan)

Co-Guest Stars
Garon GrigsbyGaron Grigsby
As Keith (Husband of Patient Lisa)
Jane ClarkJane Clark
As Nurse
Mary JoyMary Joy
As Elevator Voice
Robin HinesRobin Hines
As Cute Girl
Trista DelamereTrista Delamere
As SGH Clinic Nurse
William B. JacksonWilliam B. Jackson
As Old Man
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: 21.23 Million Viewers

Crossover: This episode, along "The Other Side of This Life (2)", will serve as a two-hour spin-off pilot for Private Practice, a series that will focus on Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd.

Casting: Merrin Dungey (Naomi) and David Anders (Paul) previously starred together on another ABC drama, Alias. Paul Adelstein (Cooper) and Jeff Perry (Thatcher Grey) previously worked together on Prison Break. Both of the characters they portrayed were killed off the series.

Narration: There is no closing voiceover for this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The AdoredNot Having ItCooper, Sam, and Pete Look at Cooper’s Wrecked Car
Brandi CarlileTurpentineAddison Reacting to Fertility News from Naomi
FeistSealion (Sea Lion Woman Cover)Opening Scenes, Seattle, Meredith Changes Channels
Jem GriffithsCalifornia SunNaomi Talking to Addison, Violet Grocery Shopping
The Mary OnettesLostDerek Walks Away from Mark, Addison Drives to L.A.
The Rosewood ThievesLos AngelesViolet Gives Client Homework, Sam and Pete Walking
SwitchesMessage from YuzNaomi Hears Screams, Others Hear, They Investigate

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) The dream is this - that we'll finally be happy when we reach our goals. Find the guy, finish our internship. That's the dream. Then we get there. And if we're human, we immediately start dreaming of something else. Because, if this is the dream, then we'd like to wake up. Now, please.

Callie: Oh, hi.
Cristina: Hello.
Callie: Someone have bones that need resetting? Excuse me?
Cristina: Bridesmaids ... my mother and Burke's mother have been talking on the phone and now, they are here, with me.
Helen: To plan the wedding.
Jane Burke: Cristina led us to believe that you're friends.
Callie: Okay, I guess.
(Helen begins to measure Callie with a tape measure)
Callie: Oh wow ... wait.
Callie: What are you ... are you? You're actually asking me --
Cristina: To be my bridesmaid, yeah.

Meredith: When I drowned, it was different for you than it was for me. Something happened to me, and I really don't know how to explain it without sounding like ... I just feel different - I wanna be better at everything, and I wanna let you in. I swear.
Derek: Did you practice that?
Meredith: With hand gestures, but I dropped those. Just, now is not the time to give up on me, okay? That´s what I'm saying.
Derek: Okay.
Meredith: Okay?
Derek: Yes.

Addison: You work with your ex-husband in a shrine for your ex-husband.
Naomi: It’s actually a good book. And we're friends. And we stayed friends after we divorced. It’s very healthy. We're healthy.
Addison: What happened between you and Sam?
Naomi: Addison – you and I were close in med school, but it was a long time ago.
Addison: Oh, Naomi. Come on, you can’t stay mad at me forever. I know you.
Naomi: You got fat.
Addison: I did not!
Naomi: Your hair is hideous.
Addison: It is not!
Naomi: And you're getting really, really ugly.
Addison: Aww. I missed you too.

Addison: It's just, where I come from elevators tend to be this kind of aphrodisiac, you know? People get on them and they just get all horny.

Episode Goofs

When George gets on the elevator with Izzie, the fourth floor button is lit up, meaning that's the floor Izzie was going to since she was the only one on the elevator. George presses the button to go to the fifth floor, but when the elevator stops on the fourth, George gets off and Izzie stays on.

Cultural References
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.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 18: George and Izzie slept together at the end of 3x18 "Scars and Souvenirs" after getting drunk.

Season 3, Episode 17: Addison and Mark made a pact in 3x17 "Some Kind of Miracle" that they would not sleep with anyone for a whole month.

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

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerZoanne Clack
Associate ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
CastingJohn Brace (1)  |  Linda Lowy
Unit Production ManagerJeff Rafner
First Assistant DirectorChris Hayden
Second Assistant DirectorVincent G. Gonzales  |  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
Assistant EditorDavid Greenspan (1)
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Hall
Sound MixerTodd Langer  |  Don Digirolamo
Special EffectsJason Gustafson
Executive Story EditorStacy McKee
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
Production AccountantJon Cohoe
Chief Lighting TechnicianPeyton Skelton
Sound SupervisorTom Davis (1)
ResearcherElizabeth Klaviter
Department Head Make-upSergio Lopez-Rivera  |  Norman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffAngela Trujillo-macias  |  Courtney Weiden  |  Carrie Moretti  |  Thomas Barg  |  Justin Cox
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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