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Grey's Anatomy: Testing 1-2-3

The interns face one of their biggest challenges yet -- their first-year medical exams. Meanwhile, the interns must tend to three injured mountain climbers. Elsewhere, Callie becomes increasingly suspicious of George and Izzie and Cristina has trouble writing her vows.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x24
Production Number: 324
Airdate: Thursday May 10th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Aug 05, 2007
DE (Pro7) Nov 21, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Feb 13, 2008
NL (Net 5) Aug 04, 2009


Guest Stars
Aasha DavisAasha Davis
As Rina (Potential Birth Mother for Walter and Joe)
Brian TeeBrian Tee
As Andy (Patient: Frostbite and Broken Ribs)
Chyler LeighChyler Leigh
As Lexie Grey (Daughter of Thatcher and Susan Grey)
Derek PhillipsDerek Phillips
As Dale Winick (Patient: Severe Frostbite)
Elizabeth ReaserElizabeth Reaser
As Jane Doe/Ava (Patient: Severe Injuries, Amnesia)
Jack YangJack Yang
As Walter (Boyfriend of Joe The Bartender)
Jeff PerryJeff Perry
As Thatcher Grey (Father of Dr. Meredith Grey)
Kevin RankinKevin Rankin
As Jack Vaughan (Patient: Ice Pick In Head)
Loretta DevineLoretta Devine
As Adele Webber (Wife of Dr. Richard Webber)
Mandy SiegfriedMandy Siegfried
As Molly Thompson (Daughter of Thatcher and Susan Grey)
Steven W. BaileySteven W. Bailey
As Joe (Bartender)

Co-Guest Stars
Nicole CumminsNicole Cummins
As Paramedic Nicole
Tim ChiouTim Chiou
As Paramedic
Michelle N. CarterMichelle N. Carter
As Exam Proctor
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: 19.58 Million Viewers

Trivia: Jane Doe remembers her real name -- Rebecca Pope.

Casting: Guest stars Aasha Davis, Derek Phillips, and Kevin Rankin were all recurring guest stars on the NBC series, Friday Night Lights.

Narration: There is no closing voiceover for this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Amy WinehouseWake Up AloneWebber Looks at George, Surgeries on the Climbers
Ingrid MichaelsonCorner of My HeartAlex and Ava Argue, George and Izzie in Scrub Room
Let’s Go SailingThis Rope is LongOpening Scenes, Meredith Dressing for Funeral
Paolo NutiniMillion FacesBar Scene Continued, Girl Flirting, Closing Scenes
The Weather MachinesStains of SaintsBar Scene, Burke’s Bachelor Party

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) A surgeon's education never ends. Every patient, every symptom, every operation is a test. A chance for us to demonstrate how much we know. And how much more we have to learn.

Burke: Look, I know this is test day and I'm not supposed to be talking about the wedding on test day, but since tomorrow's our wedding day --
Cristina: You have five seconds. Go.
Burke: Bill Adams can't make it. I have no best man.
Cristina: Oh, no, baby, I'm sorry.
Burke: And I need your vows.
Cristina: Okay! Time's up!
Burke: Cristina!
Cristina: Test day!
Burke: What am I supposed to tell the minister?
Cristina: Test day!

Addison: I'm being stalked by pregnant women!
Callie: You're an obstetrician.

Mark: The bachelor party was short handed. Which explains why I'm here.
Addison: I'm the only woman here. Am I supposed to the be the entertainment? Because I'm not stripping.
Derek: That's all right, we've all seen it before.
Mark: True.
Burke: I haven't.

Addison: It's a great time. I won´t let me and my fossilized eggs discourage you.
Callie: We're gonna be friends still if I get pregnant?
Addison: Absolutely not!

Cristina: What am I supposed to say? "I swear to love and cherish you every moment of everyday of my life?" I mean, that's not real. I mean, that's not how it works, right?
Callie: It does, at first, but then it --
Meredith: --it passes.
Izzie: No it doesn't. You guys are just used to it, that's all. You already have it, you have that thing everybody else wants. You can take it for granted, but let me tell you, if you didn't - if you couldn't be with the person that you love, I guarantee that hearing him promise you, love you and honor you and cherish you, no matter what, it would be pretty much all you could think about.
Cristina: Wait, can you say that again? Just slowly.
Meredith: You're talking about Denny right?
Izzy: Right.

Chief: You're not to blame for Susan Grey's death and you know that, and your father knows it too. He's just ... well, he's never been the best communicator. And he just lost his wife.
Meredith: Stop acting like my surrogate father.
Chief: Meredith I'm, umm --
Meredith: Just because you slept with my mother ... That does not make you my father!

Episode Goofs

While Addison and Callie are talking about having babies, Addison's hands switch from being in front of her to being on top of her head between shots.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Testing 1-2-3

"Testing 1-2-3" is the title of a song by The Barenaked Ladies.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 23: Susan Grey, Meredith Grey's stepmother, passed away after complications related to surgery in 3x23 "The Other Side of This Life (2)".

Season 1, Episode 9: Burke mentions that his best man Bill Adams cancelled for his wedding. Bill Adams is the college buddy that Burke treats in 1x09 "Who's Zoomin' Who".

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 DirectorAnnette Sutera
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
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 StaffMeg Marinis  |  Star Michael  |  Sonay Washington  |  Jim Campolongo  |  Eric Buchman  |  Darren Preston Lane  |  Chris Van Dusen
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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