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Grey's Anatomy: Into You Like A Train

Meredith temporarily forgets her worries about Derek's decision when a train crash results in dozens of injuries. Later, Addison sees potential in Izzie, but Izzie is forced to choose between her friendship with Meredith or her career.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x6
Production Number: 202
Airdate: Sunday October 30th, 2005

Director: Jeff Melman
Writer: Krista Vernoff

Alternate Airdates:

FR (TF1) Aug 14, 2006
DE (Pro7) Oct 24, 2006
FI (Nelonen) Dec 13, 2006


Special Guest Stars
Kate WalshKate Walsh
As Addison Montgomery-Shepherd (Dr. Derek Shepherd's Wife)

Guest Stars
Monica KeenaMonica Keena
As Bonnie Crasnoff (Patient: Metal Pole Through Abdomen)
Steven W. BaileySteven W. Bailey
As Joe (Bartender)
Bruce A. YoungBruce A. Young
As Tom Maynard (Patient: Metal Pole Through Abdomen)
Cynthia EttingerCynthia Ettinger
As Jana (Patient: Pregnant Friend of Patient Brooke)
Juliette JeffersJuliette Jeffers
As Mary (Patient: Forehead Laceration)
Kym WhitleyKym Whitley
As Yvonne (Friend of Patient Mary, Annoying Lady On Phone)
Michelle ArthurMichelle Arthur
As Brooke (Patient: Pregnant Train Crash Victim With Burns)

Co-Guest Stars
Ariel FelixAriel Felix
As Intern #1
Brooke BlanchardBrooke Blanchard
As Jill the Paramedic
Chad FiskChad Fisk
As Med Tech #2
Kerry CarneyKerry Carney
As Intern #2
Linda KleinLinda Klein
As Nurse Linda
Marty LodgeMarty Lodge
As Anesthesiologist
Moe IrvinMoe Irvin
As Nurse Tyler Christian
Patricia BethunePatricia Bethune
As Nurse Ginger
Ray FordRay Ford
As Ray the Paramedic
Rigo SanchezRigo Sanchez
As Stan the Paramedic
Robin Pearson RoseRobin Pearson Rose
As Patricia (Dr. Richard Webber's Assistant)
Yvette CruiseYvette Cruise
As Scrub Nurse
Derick AlexanderDerick Alexander
As Lab Tech
Karen LewKaren Lew
As Dr. Hoffman (OB Resident)
Michael BarretaMichael Barreta
As Danny (Fiance of Patient Bonnie Crasnoff)
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
T.R. KnightT.R. Knight
As Dr. George O'Malley
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang
Isaiah WashingtonIsaiah Washington
As Dr. Preston Burke
Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl
As Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Episode Notes
Ratings: 10.6 million viewers

Awards: This episode was nominated for the 2005-2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
B.C. CamplightBlood and Peanut ButterOpening Scenes, Meredith Still Waiting for Derek
Emiliana TorriniToday Has Been OkayDerek Talks to Bonnie's Husband, Closing Scenes
The HereafterBack Where I WasCristina Leaves, Surgery on Bonnie and Tom Begins
UmbrellasThe City LightsPole is Removed, Bonnie and Tom are Crashing

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): In general, people can be categorized in one of two ways -- those who love surprises and those who don't. I don't. I've never met a surgeon that enjoys a surprise, because as surgeons, we like to be in the know. We have to be in the know, because when we aren't, people die and lawsuits happen. Am I rambling? I think I'm rambling. Okay, so my point, actually, and I do have one, has nothing to do with surprises or death or lawsuits, or even surgeons. My point is this: whoever said "What you don't know can't hurt you", was a complete and total moron. Because for most people I know, not knowing is the worst feeling in the world. (sees two people with a pole cutting through them) Okay, fine. Maybe it's the second worst.

Meredith: So basically whoever you move doesn't stand a chance. So how do you choose? How do you decide who gets to live?

Izzie: (referring to Addison) For what it's worth, I take issue with her salmon colored scrubs. I mean what self respecting surgeon wears salmon colored scrubs?
Meredith: This is what I'm saying.

Meredith: I hope you find your mojo Alex. I find you disturbing without it.
Alex: Me too.

(Derek gives Meredith a nod)
George: Was that a nod?
Meredith: Yes.
George: Do we know what it meant?
Meredith: No.

Meredith: You operated on a heart earlier, George. You'd think you could draw a little blood.
George: I rocked that heart.
Meredith: Yeah, you did!
George: I think I'm strung out on the scalpel.

Cristina: You're my boyfriend! I mean, I know I don't have much experience with this kind of thing but, aren't boyfriends supposed to help in situations like this?
Burke: Cristina, when we're on duty I can't be your boyfriend.
Cristina: Ok, so when we're on duty, I can have sex with someone else?
Burke: Dr. Yang, I'm walking away now.

Bonnie: Dr. Shepherd, I don't know about Tom here, but I didn't expect to be walking out of here anytime soon, so if there's something you need to say, please just say it.
Derek: Okay, Bonnie. (pauses) In order to operate on Mr. Maynard, we have to separate you two. In order to do that, we have to move you backwards off the pole.
Tom: Can't you just pull the pole out of both of us?
Burke: No. If we did that, both of you would start bleeding very quickly. Too quickly. Right now, the pole is blocking your injuries. Once removed, your organs will shift.
Bonnie: So if you move me off the pole... I'll die?
Derek: We're going to do everything we can--
Tom: No! No, if anyone has to go, it should be me, so you just move me--
Burke: Mr. Maynard... your injuries are less extensive than Miss Crasnoff's. If we operate around the pole, you have a better chance of surviving.
Tom: It's not right. It's not fair!
Bonnie (eyes filled with tears): Tom... it's not fair either way.

Meredith (closing voiceover): As surgeons, there are so many things we have to know. We have to know we have what it takes. We have to know how to take care of our patients... and how to take care of each other. Eventually, we even have to figure out how to take care of ourselves. As surgeons we have to be in the know. But as human beings, sometimes it's better to stay in the dark, because in the dark there may be fear, but there's also hope.

Episode Goofs

Throughout the episode, the distance between the two with the pole stuck in them keeps changing.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Into You Like a Train

"Into You Like a Train" is a song sung by both Jawbreaker and The Psychedelic Furs.

Carrie: Meredith says "It was Carrie at the prom with the pig's blood horrifying," about her telling Derek to choose her over Addison.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 5: Alex's "new found fear of scalpals" and George being "strung out on surgery" are both references to "Bring The Pain".

Season 2, Episode 5: This episode is a direct continuation of 2x05 "Bring The Pain".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
CastingJohn Brace (1)  |  Linda Lowy
MusicDanny Lux
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Medical ProducerLinda Klein
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