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Grey's Anatomy: Here Comes the Flood

When the plumbing springs a leak, chaos breaks out at Seattle Grace as the Chief tries to put in place new teaching methods. Meanwhile, George takes his residency exam; and Derek attempts to get Meredith's roommates to move out, much to their surprise.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x3
Production Number: 503
Airdate: Thursday October 09th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Dec 08, 2008
FI (Nelonen) Jan 14, 2009
UK (sky LIVING) Feb 05, 2009
AR (Canal 9) Feb 16, 2009


Guest Stars
Amy MadiganAmy Madigan
As Dr. Wyatt (Meredith's Therapist)
Daniel J. TravantiDaniel J. Travanti
As Barry Patmore (Patient: Chronic Headaches)
Jim OrtliebJim Ortlieb
As Jack O'Brien (Patient: Has Bad Luck, Abdominal Aortic Anneurism)
Samantha QuanSamantha Quan
As Shelly Boden (Patient: Young Woman With Colon Cancer)

Co-Guest Stars
Amrapali AmbegaokarAmrapali Ambegaokar
As Intern Dani
Ariel FelixAriel Felix
As Anesthesiologist
Candice AfiaCandice Afia
As Intern Laura
Gloria GarayuaGloria Garayua
As Intern Graciella
Joseph WilliamsonJoseph Williamson
As Intern Pierce
Joy OsmanskiJoy Osmanski
As Intern Lucy
Kate AnthonyKate Anthony
As Nurse Kate
Mark SaulMark Saul
As Intern Steve
Molly KidderMolly Kidder
As Intern Megan
Tymberlee HillTymberlee Hill
As Intern Claire
Winston StoryWinston Story
As Intern Leo
Nelson MashitaNelson Mashita
As Dr. Bennit Epstein (George O'Malley's Exam Proctor)
Suzy NakamuraSuzy Nakamura
As Jenn Smith (Patient Shelly Boden's Sister)
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: 14.54 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Emiliana TorriniHa HaCristina Talks to Meredith's Therapist
Erin McCarleyPitter-PatMeredith's Therapist Talks to Her, Closing Scenes
Little JackieLOLLexie at the Bar, Mark Joins Her, They Talk
SantogoldSay AhaOpening Scenes, Meredith Quits Therapy, Seattle
SiaCares at the DoorLunch: Cristina, Meredith, Lexie, George, and Alex

Episode Quotes
Meredith: (opening voiceover) As surgeons we are trained to fix what’s broken. The breaking point is our starting line at work. But in our lives the breaking point is a sign of weakness and we’ll do everything we can to avoid it.

Izzie: Hey. Callie's gonna freeze her patient. You wanna go check it out? Hello? Alex? Why are you ignoring me?
Alex: I'm hoping that if I wait long enough, you'll be as annoyed by the sound of your voice as I am and just shut up.
Izzie: Okay. Did I do something?
Alex: You know what you did.
Izzie: NO, I don't. Alex just tell me. What did I do? I thought that--
Alex: Just shut up. I had a bad night, I cried like a girl. I'm over it. You need to get over it, too.

Dani: Is this positioned right?
Cristina: If I'm getting a mammogram. Lower, to the right. Two, what are you doing?
Steve: Dr-Draping so your parts are safe.
Cristina: Get-- Get away from my parts.
Meredith: How are you doing?
Cristina: Please take my films because my interns are idiots.

Meredith: What are you doin'?
Cristina: Eating cereal.
Meredith: I got us a chicken for dinner.
Cristina: Chicken. Seriously?
Meredith: You're not gonna be hungry now.
Cristina: Oh, you're doing it all wrong again, as usual.
Meredith: I'm not. I'm cutting from the mediastinum out.
Cristina: You can't even see the mediastinum without your glasses.
Meredith: Damn it. Where are my glasses?
Cristina: No. Put it down. They're right here. Move.
Meredith: What would I do without you?
Cristina: Starve.

Izzie: Eat the muffin, Mer. Taste the muffin. Remember. The muffin.

Meredith: My patient's dying. I hate when I like them and they're dying.

Cristina: There's no way that guy has been living at an 8. He's a wimp. His 8? My 3. I can take pain.
Meredith: You can't talk to my boyfriend for 10 minutes.
Cristina: Well there's pain and then there's torture.

Dr. Wyatt: Yes. Horrible things do happen. Happiness in the face of all of that? That's not the goal. Feeling the horrible and knowing that you’re not gonna die from those feelings. That’s the point.

Meredith: (closing voiceover) Bones break. Organs burst. Flesh tears. We can sew the flesh, repair the damage, ease the pain. But when life breaks down -- when we break down -- there’s no science. No hard and fast rules. We just have to feel our way through. And to a surgeon there’s nothing worse, and there’s nothing better.

Episode Goofs
Continuity: When Meredith tells Derek that he cannot make her friends move out he sits on the couch with his arms down at his sides. When the camera switches back to him his left arm is draped on the top of the couch.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Here Comes the Flood

"Here Comes the Flood" is the title of a song by Peter Gabriel.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 24: George is re-taking his intern exam. He failed the exam the first time around when he took it in 3x24 "Testing 1, 2, 3".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Executive ProducerBetsy Beers  |  Mark Gordon (4)  |  Allan Heinberg  |  Mark Wilding  |  Rob Corn  |  Shonda Rhimes  |  Krista Vernoff
ProducerJeff Rafner  |  Linda Klein
Series DirectorKevin McKidd
WriterShonda Rhimes
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