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Grey's Anatomy: Crash Into Me (2)

In the conclusion to the two-part episode arc, Meredith races to save the life of a paramedic, who is trapped inside an ambulance. Meanwhile, the life of a patient is in Lexie's hands and Derek and a nurse work together to save the life of a patient.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x10
Production Number: 410
Airdate: Thursday December 06th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) May 07, 2008
NL (Net 5) Sep 29, 2008
UK (sky LIVING) Nov 20, 2008


Guest Stars
Alison La PlacaAlison La Placa
As Mrs. Nolston (Wife of Patient Jacob Nolston)
Cress WilliamsCress Williams
As Tucker Bailey (Dr. Miranda Bailey's Husband)
Elizabeth ReaserElizabeth Reaser
As Ava/Rebecca Pope (Former Patient of Alex's, Had Amnesia)
Gale HaroldGale Harold
As Shane (Patient: Paramedic, Swastika Tattoo)
John BillingsleyJohn Billingsley
As Jacob Nolston (Patient: Complications Post-Surgery)
Kimberly HuieKimberly Huie
As Mary Daltrey (Patient: Paramedic, Seizure While Driving)
Lauren StamileLauren Stamile
As Nurse Rose
Mark SaulMark Saul
As Intern Steve
Seth GreenSeth Green
As Nick Hanscom (Patient: Tumour Removed From Neck)
Shanelle GrayShanelle Gray
As Sara (Wife of Patient Stan Giamatti)

Co-Guest Stars
Crystal KwonCrystal Kwon
As Nurse Jolene
Emma PrescottEmma Prescott
As Lucy (Daughter of Patient Jacob Nolston)
Kate AnthonyKate Anthony
As Nurse Kate
Kate MinesKate Mines
As Nurse Gloria
Martin YuMartin Yu
As Anesthesiologist
Moe IrvinMoe Irvin
As Nurse Tyler Christian
Parker GorisParker Goris
As Garrett (Son of Patient Jacob Nolston)
Ray FordRay Ford
As Ray the Paramedic
Suzi HolrichterSuzi Holrichter
As Sandra (Daughter of Patient Jacob Nolston)
Theo RossiTheo Rossi
As Stan Giamatti (Deceased Paramedic)
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
Brooke SmithBrooke Smith
As Dr. Erica Hahn
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: 17.78 Million Viewers

Trivia: This is the last episode in which Dr. Bailey will ever be called "The Nazi."

Awards and Nominations: This episode was nominated for the 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Make-up For A Single-camera Series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Natalie WalkerCirclesMeredith Talks to EMT's Widow About the Other EMT
SantogoldCreatorOpening Scenes, Sun, Flashbacks and Aftermath
Sara MelsonFeel It ComingHahn, Callie, and Mark Head to Bar, Closing Scenes

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) Some days the whole world seems upside down. And then, somehow, improbably and when you least expect it, the world rights itself again.

Cristina: You did a good job today. That was not easy. What you did was not easy, it was brave.
Lexie: We killed him. The hospital, Sloan, us. We were not prepared.
Cristina: Yeah. Yeah, that happens sometimes.
Lexie: That’s...you have any idea how backwards that is?
Cristina: We help more than we hurt.

Cristina: You know, what you did, pulling me off of Hahn's surgery, was an abuse of power. You needed help, okay, but you used me, because of the colour of my skin. I mean, you compromised the quality of my education because of my colour. I resent it.

Cristina: Hey, I brought supplies. She's got no one.
Meredith: I'm drinking. Are you drinking, Lexie?
Lexie: Yeah, a drink would be good.

George: Well, Dr. Bailey did save your life today. A black woman saved your life at great personal cost. So maybe next time you're looking at your tattoo, and you're thinking how much better all us white guys are than everyone else, you think about that. Because between you and me, if I had been alone in that O.R., you'd probably be dead right now. And, uh, since we're sharing belief systems, I believe, if you were dead, the world would be a better place.

Izzie: Do you want me to keep the family informed?
Erica: I want you to think like a surgeon. You're thinking like a social worker. If you wanna be a social worker you can save yourself a lot of effort because the training is two years not twelve. If you wanna be a surgeon, you can update the family when the crisis has passed.

Bailey: You need to go back out there and tell him that I took a vow, a vow to save lives. He might also remember that he took a vow for better or for worse. You tell him that it's his job as a husband to understand that. You tell him I am standing by my vow for better or for worse. You tell him I am holding him to his vow.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) At the end of the day the experience of practicing medicine bears little resemblance to the dream. We go into medicine because we want to save lives. We go into medicine because we want to do good. We go into medicine for the rush, for the high, for the ride. But what we remember at the end of most days are the losses, what we lay awake at night replaying is the pain we caused, the ills we couldn’t cure, the lives we ruined or failed to save. At the end of the day, the reality is nothing like we hope. The reality is, at the end of the day, more often than not, turned inside out and upside down.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

Rose states she took three semesters of computer science at UC Santa Cruz. However, UCSC uses a quarter system, not a semester system.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Crash Into Me

"Crash Into Me" is the title of a song by The Dave Matthews Band.

Carrie: Nick says to Lexie "You look like Carrie at the prom."

Carrie is a 1976 horror flick.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 9: This episode is a direct continuation of 4x09 "Crash Into Me (1)".

Season 4, Episode 9: Bailey was supposed to meet her husband Tucker for lunch 4x09 "Crash Into Me (1)" but she had to perform surgery on the white supremacist instead.

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