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Grey's Anatomy: Let the Truth Sting

The new interns are in awe of fellow intern George's skill level, and Lexie tries to keep his "repeater" status secret. Meredith comes to Lexie's aide when Lexie is faced with her first emergency situation. The Chief and Sloan have to use a radical surgery to save a woman's vocal ability. Meanwhile, George debates telling Callie about his affair with Izzie.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Production Number: 403
Airdate: Thursday October 11th, 2007

Director: Dan Minahan
Writer: Mark Wilding

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Feb 27, 2008
FI (Nelonen) Mar 12, 2008
NL (Net 5) Aug 11, 2008
UK (sky LIVING) Sep 25, 2008


Guest Stars
Edward HerrmannEdward Herrmann
As Intern Norman
Jack AxelrodJack Axelrod
As Charlie Yod (Patient: Really Old Guy, Wants To Die)
Amy HillAmy Hill
As Joanne (Friend of Patient Connie)
Caroline AaronCaroline Aaron
As Connie (Patient: Tongue Cancer)
Debra ChristoffersonDebra Christofferson
As Elaine (Friend of Patient Connie)
Eve GordonEve Gordon
As Mary Chapman (Mother of Patient Hunter Chapman)

Co-Guest Stars
Amrapali AmbegaokarAmrapali Ambegaokar
As Intern Dani
Candice AfiaCandice Afia
As Intern Laura
Gloria GarayuaGloria Garayua
As Intern Graciella
Joseph WilliamsonJoseph Williamson
As Intern Pierce
Joy OsmanskiJoy Osmanski
As Intern Lucy
Linda Eve MillerLinda Eve Miller
As ER Nurse
Mark SaulMark Saul
As Intern Steve
Moe IrvinMoe Irvin
As Nurse Tyler Christian
Molly KidderMolly Kidder
As Intern Megan
Ray FordRay Ford
As Ray the Paramedic
Richard KeithRichard Keith
As Intern Mitch
Tymberlee HillTymberlee Hill
As Intern Claire
Winston StoryWinston Story
As Intern Leo
Alison CrowleyAlison Crowley
As Clinic Nurse
Martin SpanjersMartin Spanjers
As Hunter Chapman (Patient: Hydrocephalus)
Peter Smith (5)Peter Smith (5)
As Clinic Nurse
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
Chyler LeighChyler Leigh
As Dr. Lexie Grey
Eric DaneEric Dane
As Dr. Mark Sloan
T.R. KnightT.R. Knight
As Dr. George O'Malley
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl
As Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Episode Notes
Ratings: 19.04 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The BraveryThe OceanBailey Leaves, News About Izzie's Patient
FeistMy Moon My ManOpening Scenes, Izzie Waiting by the Elevator
The PerishersBest FriendsIzzie Finishes Talking, Plays Almost to End

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) Doctors give patients a number of things. We give them medicine, we give them advice and, most of the time, we give them our undivided attention. But, by far, the hardest thing you can give a patient is the truth. The truth is hard. The truth is awkward and very often the truth hurts. I mean, people think they want the truth. But do they really?

Alex: I saw the whole thing, Yang. You can stop pretending.
Cristina: Oh, I'm not pretending. I'm sad. I'm very sad. Me so sad.
Alex: Maybe I should try it, see if I can get Grey to take my new intern.
Cristina: Hey, forget it. Sad is mine. Go find your own pretend emotion.

Cristina: She's doing McDreamy! She's doing McDreamy and lying about it. Did she thinks I'm weak, that I'm fragile?! Did she think I can't handle it because of Burke?
Izzie: Poor Cristina, all alone.

Meredith: Hey.
Cristina: Hey.
Meredith: You okay?
Cristina: I don't know. I think it's all just hiding me. Stupid Burke dumping me and then stupid Mama coming to reclaim her magic necklace.
Meredith: You wanna to talk about it?
Cristina: No, not really, not yet.
Meredith: Okay, well if there's anything I can do.
Cristina: I just wish I could do surgery, surgery would make me feel better. 1, 2, 3, 4, follow me!

Callie: Just say it.
George: I slept with Izzie.

Mark: You ever feel old?
Derek: I'm young. I'm a fetus.
Mark: No, I mean, you ever feel like there's gonna be a time where techniques will pass you by?
Derek: I'm a genius and a scholar.
Mark: Shut up.
Derek: Meredith isn't telling Cristina about us. She tells Cristina everything.
Mark: I thought you broke that off.
Derek: I meant to.
Mark: You think she's gonna want to get back together. You think she's gonna grow up, and get all whole, and want a relationship.
Derek: I do not.
Mark: You're a bad liar.
Derek: You're old.
Mark: I'm just getting started my friend.

Meredith: Hey, I just heard. Welcome back.
Alex: Is it true? Really old guy woke up?
Izzie: He has a name.
Charlie: This time tomorrow you can call me really dead guy.
Izzie: Guys, I don't think Mr. Yost knows who you are.
Charlie: Sure I do. That's Meredith, she and the brain doctor are always running hot and cold. And you're, uh, Alex. Do you still have a thing for that old patient of yours? I was semi-comatose, blondie. I could still hear you guys.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) The truth is painful. Deep down, nobody wants to hear it, especially when it hits close to home. Sometimes we tell the truth because the truth is all we have to give. Sometimes we tell the truth because we need to say it out loud to hear it for ourselves. And sometimes we tell the truth because we just can't help ourselves. Sometimes, we tell them because we owe them at least that much.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

If patient Charlie Yost (Really Old Guy) really wanted to die, he should have signed DNR papers.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Let the Truth Sting

"Let the Truth Sting" is the title of a song originally sung by David Gray.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 2: Callie began to suspect that George was having an affair in 4x02 "Love/Addiction" after talking to Izzie.

Season 2, Episode 25: When Cristina talks to Izzie about reviving "really old guy" she says "What's wrong, couldn't find his LVAD wire?" She is referring to when Izzie cut Denny Duquette's LVAD wire in 2x25 "17 Seconds" to save his life.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
Associate ProducerChris Van Dusen  |  Karin Gleason
CastingJohn Brace (1)  |  Linda Lowy
Unit Production ManagerJeff Rafner
First Assistant DirectorAnnette Sutera
Second Assistant DirectorShawn Hanley
MusicDanny Lux
Music EditorJennifer Barak
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
Production CoordinatorWinter Zemans
Assistant EditorDavid Greenspan (1)
Sound MixerTodd Langer  |  Don Digirolamo
Special EffectsJason Gustafson
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
Special Makeup Effects ArtistBari Dreiband-Burman  |  Thomas R. Burman
Production AccountantGordon Loi
Chief Lighting TechnicianPeyton Skelton
Sound SupervisorTom Davis (1)
ResearcherElizabeth Klaviter
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffKristi Burns  |  Jackie Younce  |  Scott Brown  |  Courtenay Williams  |  Austin Guzman
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Medical ConsultantKaren Lisa Pike
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