Ratings: 19.6 million viewers
Trivia: When Izzie had to take off her clothes in the scene in the locker room, Katherine Heigl, who plays Izzie, insisted that if she had to undress, than the crew should have to also. The director, producer, and director of photography all stripped down for the scene.
Meredith (opening voiceover): Intimacy is a four syllable word for, 'Here is my heart and soul, please grind them into hamburger and enjoy.' It's both desired, and feared. Difficult to live with, and impossible to live without. Intimacy also comes attached to the three R's... relatives, romance, and roommates. There are some things you can't escape. And other things you just don't want to know.
Derek: I thought I might buy your breakfast before your rounds.
Meredith: I've already eaten.
Derek: What'd you have?
Meredith: None of your business.
Derek: You a cereal person? Straight out of the box? Or all fruit and fiber-y? (laughs) Pancakes? Do you like pancakes?
Meredith: Fine, leftover grilled cheese. Curiosity satisfied?
Derek: That's sad. It's pathetic. A good day starts with a good breakfast.
Meredith: Look, I'm not being seen with you in this hospital. Learn it, live it. It's unprofessional.
Derek: I'm just an attending getting to know one of his interns.
Meredith: He slept with the intern.
Derek: Barely knew her.
Meredith: And it should stay that way.
Derek: You want me to be professional? I'll be professional.
Meredith: That's what I want.
Derek: Then that's what you get.
Meredith: You're gonna be late for your chordotomy.
Derek: Nice talking to you, Dr. Grey.
Alex: Morning, Dr. Model.
Izzie: Dr. Evil Spawn.
Alex: Ooooh, nice tat. Do they airbrush that out for the catalogs?
Izzie: I don't know. What do they do for the 666 on your skull?
George: I don't think you understand. Me - gonads! You - ovaries!
Izzie: Oh, that reminds me. We are out of tampons.
Alex: (about patient with nails in his head) BWA HA HA! It's Hellraiser!
Izzie: (to Alex in the locker room) You wanna see it? You really wanna see it? Fine! Let's look at that tattoo up close and personal, shall we? (rips off her shirt) What are these? Oh my God! Breasts! How does anybody practice medicine hauling these things around? And what have we got back here? Lets see if I remember my anatomy (takes off her pants)Gluts, right? Let's study them, shall we? Gather around and check out the booty that put Izzie Stevens through med school. You wanna call me Dr. Model? That's fine. Just remember that while you're still sitting on 200 grand of student loans, I'm out of debt.
Cristina: (to Izzie) You are eight feet tall. Your boobs are perfect. Your hair is down to there. If I was you I would just walk around naked all the time. I wouldn't have a job, I wouldn't have any skills, I wouldn't even know how to read. I would just be...naked.
Izzie: It's makeup. It's retouching.
Cristina: You get that we hate you, right?
Bailey: (to Izzie) Of course, now you know every time he gets a rise, he'll be thinking of you.
Izzie: You said, 'I am not your sister'. Do you feel like I was emasculating you?
George: No. I'm too masculine to be emasculated.
Izzie: I'm sorry.
George: Guess you put Dr. Model to rest.
Izzie: Guess I did.
Meredith (closing voiceover): I wish there were a rulebook for intimacy. Some kind of guide to tell you when you've crossed the line. It would be nice if you could see it coming, and I don't know how you fit it on a map. You take it where you can get it, and keep it as long as you can. And as for rules, maybe there are none. Maybe the rules of intimacy are something you have to define for yourself.
While Izzie is talking to her patient, her bangs are on the right side of her head. When the shot returns to her, her bangs are on the left side of her head.
Dr. Burke, a cardiothoracic surgeon, is performing the Whipple on Liz Fallon. A general surgeon should be performing this surgery as it does not involve organs such as the heart and lungs.
When Cristina is talking to Nurse Fallon, you can see that the heart monitor in the corner is actually a computer and it crashes a few times.
Episode Title: No Man's Land
"No Man's Land" is the title of a song that has been sung by U2, Souls of Mischef, Winger, John Michael Montgomery, Billy Joel, and Alice Cooper.
Hellraiser: Alex compares the patient with the nails in his head to a character from this film Hellraiser.