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Grey's Anatomy: Freedom (2)

In the two-part season finale, Meredith and Derek take another shot at the clinical trial while the others race to free a boy from a hardening block of cement. Meanwhile, Izzie helps Alex care for Rebecca and Lexie learns a secret about George's intern status.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x17
Production Number: 417
Airdate: Thursday May 22nd, 2008
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Director: Rob Corn
Writer: Shonda Rhimes

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Jun 22, 2008
NL (Net 5) Nov 17, 2008
FI (Nelonen) Dec 10, 2008
UK (sky LIVING) Jan 08, 2009


Guest Stars
Amy MadiganAmy Madigan
As Dr. Katharine Wyatt (Meredith's Psychiatrist)
Elizabeth ReaserElizabeth Reaser
As Rebecca Pope/Ava (Former Patient of Alex's, Had Amnesia)
James ImmekusJames Immekus
As Andrew Langston (Patient: Stuck In Cement)
John Cothran, Jr.John Cothran, Jr.
As Ken Monroe (Father of Patient Beth Monroe)
Jurnee SmollettJurnee Smollett
As Beth Monroe (Pateint: Brain Tumour, Clinical Trial)
Kathryn MeisleKathryn Meisle
As Liz Monroe (Mother of Patient Beth Monroe)
Lauren StamileLauren Stamile
As Nurse Rose (Dr. Derek Shepherd's Girlfriend)
Loretta DevineLoretta Devine
As Adele Webber (Dr. Richard Webber's Wife)
Marshall AllmanMarshall Allman
As Jeremy West (Patient: Clinical Trial, Boyfriend of Patient Beth)

Co-Guest Stars
Christian AlexanderChristian Alexander
As Will (Bully of Patient Andrew Langston)
Jana KramerJana Kramer
As Lola (Bully of Patient Andrew Langston)
Jerry ZatarainJerry Zatarain
As David (Bully of Patient Andrew Langston)
Joy OsmanskiJoy Osmanski
As Intern Lucy
Molly KidderMolly Kidder
As Intern Megan
Stephen Bishop (1)Stephen Bishop (1)
As Firefighter
Sterling KnightSterling Knight
As Kip (Bully of Patient Andrew Langston)
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: 18.09 Million Viewers

Timeline: This episode aired with "Freedom (1)" as a two-hour season finale special.

Narration: There is no opening or closing voiceover for this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
AdeleHometown GloryDerek Talks of Failure, Cristina Has an Idea
Bryn ChristopherThe QuestSeattle, People Sharing Revelations and Kissing
Ida MariaKeep Me WarmDerek Finds the House of Candles, Closing Scenes
John ForemanThe Cure for PainMeredith in Therapy, Derek Thinking, George Upset

Episode Quotes
Meredith: Stupid, corny, idiotic, I can not believe I did this. Stupid, loser, son of a...I could be at home instead of...stupid brain man.
Derek: Meredith.
Meredith: Where have you been?! I've been waiting and waiting for you! And I did this stupid, embarrassing, humiliating, corny thing. And I was just gonna tell you that, this over here is our kitchen and this is our living room, and over there that's the room our kids could play. I had this whole thing about I was gonna build us a house, but I don't build houses because I'm a surgeon. And now I'm here feeling like a lame ass loser. I got all whole and healed and you don't show up. And now it's all ruined because you took so long to come home! And I couldn't even find that bottle of champagne.
Derek: It's the kitchen? Living room - a little small. I think the view's much better from here. And that's where the kids are going to play? Where's our bedroom?
Meredith: I'm still mad at you and I don't know if I trust you, I wanna trust you, but I don't know if I do. So I'm just gonna try, I'm gonna try and trust you. Because I believe that, we can be extraordinary together rather than ordinary apart and I wanna be...
Derek: I have to go.
Meredith: What?
Derek: In order to kiss you the way I wanna kiss you and in order to do more than kiss you I need to speak to Rose. I want my conscience clear so I can do more than kiss you. Stay here, don't move, wait for me.

Izzie: I'm sorry.
Alex: Whatever.
Izzie: Not whatever. I'm sorry. About Rebecca. About your mom. I'm sorry. Alex...
Alex: Please. Just this once. Just for this one night. Please.

Adele: Richard.
Richard: I want to come home.
Adele: Richard--
Richard: Look, I am a good man. I'm a good man. Look, I spend my days being a good man for the hospital, for my residents, for my patients. I'm a good man who made one mistake with a woman 20 years ago. I'm a good man for everybody but you. I know that. Don't you think I know that? But I am a good man and I am your husband...and I love you. Now I am not asking you to come home. I am telling you that I am your husband and I want to come home to my wife.
Adele: Well...It's about time.

Richard: I'm not a bad man. I know that I'm the villain in your story, but I'm not a bad man.

Meredith: Hey.
Cristina: Hey. You gotta take this sparkle pager back, I am drunk on the power. I think it may actually be mystical.
Meredith: Have you see Derek?
Cristina: Nope.

Meredith: The tumour is shrinking the virus is working.
Rose: Oh, my God.
Meredith: You have to go tell Derek.
Rose: No. You have to go tell Derek. It's the kind of news that he'd want to hear from you.
Meredith: Rose...
Rose: Congratulations on your major medical breakthrough. It's the stuff of legends.

Richard: Yang flew solo and you should be celebrating because that means what you're doing your job-- teaching her how to save a life. Residents are like... puppies. Eager and enthusiastic, and you need to learn how to teach without crushing their spirit. Now you wanna work here, with my residents, then you need to do better. You need to be a better teacher. Don't make me regret backing you up.
Cristina: No, sir. Absolutely not, sir. Thank you, sir.
Richard: Puppies.

Dr. Wyatt: Tell me.
Meredith: She was a surgeon. She was an excellent surgeon. If she was really trying to kill herself she wouldn't have slit her wrists. She knew better. She would've taken the scalpel and cut her carotid artery. It would've taken seconds to die. She didn't really want to die. She was an excellent, gifted, extraordinary surgeon. She didn't want to die.
Dr. Wyatt: What did she want?
Meredith: She wanted Richard to come back to her.
Dr. Wyatt: And why didn't he come back?
Meredith: Well, because he never knew about it and she was too stubborn to ask.
Dr. Wyatt: What does that mean?
Meredith: Well... That part I don't know. Could you just tell me that part for once?
Dr. Wyatt: I can. It means that you are a gifted, talented, extraordinary surgeon, exactly like your mother. But the difference is, you get to learn from her mistakes.
Meredith: Be extraordinary. She wasn't talking about surgery.
Dr. Wyatt: No, she wasn't.
Meredith: She wasn't talking about surgery at all.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Freedom

"Freedom" is the title of a song originally sung by George Michael.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 16: This episode is a direct continuation of 4x16 "Freedom (1)" and is the second part of the season finale.

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