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Grey's Anatomy: Let It Be

Friends of Derek and Addison come to Seattle Grace for preemptive surgery to avoid breast and ovarian cancer. But the arrival of their friends tests Derek and Addison's professional relationship. Meanwhile, George treats a patient who fell five stories and is dissatisfied with his outcome and Cristina and Burke attempt a "normal" date.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x8
Production Number: 204
Airdate: Sunday November 13th, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

FR (TF1) Aug 21, 2006
DE (Pro7) Nov 07, 2006
FI (Nelonen) Dec 27, 2006


Guest Stars
Arija BareikisArija Bareikis
As Savannah (Patient: Friend of Derek and Addison, Hysterectomy)
Brittany IshibashiBrittany Ishibashi
As Talia (Wife of Patient Speed)
Geoffrey RivasGeoffrey Rivas
As Stu Vargas (Patient: Fell Five Stories)
Janet RotblattJanet Rotblatt
As Esme Sorento (Patient: Acute Cholecystitis)
Joseph Lyle TaylorJoseph Lyle Taylor
As Weiss (Friend of Derek and Addison, Husband of Savannah)
Shelley BermanShelley Berman
As Jed Sorento (Husband of Patient Esme Sorento)

Co-Guest Stars
Kathleen M. DarcyKathleen M. Darcy
As Anesthesiologist
Linda KleinLinda Klein
As Nurse Linda
Ray FordRay Ford
As Ray the Paramedic
Brian ReidBrian Reid
As Waiter
Kai LennoxKai Lennox
As Speed (Patient: Collapses In Restaurant)
Kate BlumbergKate Blumberg
As Daisy (Ex-Girlfriend of Patient Stu Vargas)
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
Kate WalshKate Walsh
As Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd
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: 19.74 Million Viewers

Trivia: It is revealed that Bailey is pregnant. This was written into the script due to Chandra Wilson's real-life pregnancy.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Anya MarinaMiss HalfwayIzzie Kisses Alex and Walks Away, Closing Scenes
The ChaletsSexy MistakeOpening Scenes, Derek and Addison on the Ferry
The FadersNo Sleep TonightIzzie Leaves Patient, Cristina Dresses for a Date
GabinBang Bang to the Rock 'N' RollCristina and Burke Examining the Man on the Floor
Joe PurdyFar Away BluesDerek Follows Weiss to Talk About Savvy's Surgery
Nouvelle VagueI Melt with YouWebber is Awkward, Cristina and Burke in Surgery

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): In the eighth grade my English class had to read Romeo and Juliet. Then for extra credit, Mrs. Snyder made us act out all the parts. Sal Scafarillo was Romeo. As fate would have it, I was Juliet… all the other girls were jealous, but I had a slightly different take. I told Mrs. Snyder that Juliet was an idiot. For starters she falls for the one guy she knows she can't have, then she blames fate for her own bad decision. Mrs. Snyder explained to me that when fate comes into play choice sometimes goes out the window. At the ripe old age of 13 I was very clear that love like life is about making choices. And fate has nothing to do with it. . Everyone thinks it's so romantic, Romeo and Juliet, true love, how sad. If Juliet was stupid enough to fall for the enemy, drink the bottle of poison, and go to sleep in a mausoleum, she deserved whatever she got.

Alex: (to Izzie) I kissed you - with tongue - and I plan to do it again and again.

Derek: (to Meredith) You could at least acknowledge my existence.
(Addison enters elevator)
Addison: Hello Dr. Grey.
Meredith: Hello.

Meredith: I think you can't wait for someone to fly underneath you and save your life... I think you have to save yourself.

Burke: I guess we never really got our date.
Cristina: Are you kidding? That was the best date I've ever been on.

Bailey: I'm pregnant, you blind moron.

George (excited): Shouldn't he be more excited? Maybe he's in shock, I dunno. But I mean he survived! It's huge! He's gotta realize things happen for a reason.
Meredith: Oh, yeah my ex-boyfriend moved his wife to Seattle. Reason: To torture me.
George: I'm serious.
Meredith: So am I.
Cristina: What's with the 'Hello Kitty' on your forehead?
Meredith: I don't wanna talk about it.
Cristina: George can I sign out to you early?
George: You don't want in on Stu's surgery?
Cristina: Can't. I have a test date. (she lowers her voice) Burke is testing me. (back to her normal voice) Plus I've already spent an hour picking bird parts out of the guy. I'm over it.
George: Carpe diem.
Meredith: Giant zit on my forehead and I'm beginning to look how I feel. Carpe that.
George: This is the luckiest day in the world!
Cristina: Tell that to the bird.

Burke: Let's have the Chardonnay, please.
Cristina: Oh, I want Bordeaux.
Burke: The Chardonnay would be better with the lobster.
Cristina: I'm having steak.
Burke: You eat red meat?
Cristina: You don't?

George: You fell 5 stories and lived to tell about it. I'd kinda wanna shout it from the roof tops. (Cristina gives him a look) So to speak. (speaks excitedly now) It's a miracle! You may not understand the medicine of it but a 5 story fall, your lungs should be collapsed, your back should be broken, your aorta should be totally severed...
Cristina: George, enough.
George (whispers quietly to Stu who groans): I'm just saying there's a reason for this. You lived! We both did. Carpe diem man! Seize the day.
Stu: Any chance you can make him leave?
Cristina: I really, really wish I could.

Savvy: I'm going out to dinner with my surgeon and our husbands. Sort of a last supper I guess. I know, I know. Nothing after midnight. (Izzie nods and moves to leave) Disappointed aren't you? (Izzie stops and turns back) How do I look?
Izzie: You're a beautiful woman.
Savvy: And so are you. (Izzie half shrugs it off looking down) Is that why this is so hard to understand? Uh menopause I know. Boobs. But they have hormone replacement, reconstructions. But the sexy Savvy. The Savvy that gets noticed when she walks into a room. Hmmm. The Savvy that likes to wake her husband up in the middle of the night to make love. Yeah I wonder if that Savvy is still gonna be there. Honestly I haven't a clue. (Izzie is silent) But then I think is, is that why Weiss married me? God I hope not.

Burke: Dr. Yang, you're handling the saw.
Cristina: Thank you, Dr. Burke. (whispers) You won't let me pick the wine, but this you'll let me do?

Meredith (closing voiceover): Maybe Romeo and Juliet were fated to be together, but just for a while, and then their time passed. If they could have known that beforehand, maybe it all would have been okay. I told Mrs. Snyder that when I was grown up, I'd take fate into my own hands. I wouldn't let some guy drag me down. Mrs. Snyder said that I'd be lucky if I ever had that kind of passion with someone, and that if I did, we'd be together forever. Even now, I believe that for the most part, love is about choices. It's about putting down the poison and the dagger and making your own happy ending...most of the time.

Episode Goofs

When Meredith puts the 'Hello Kitty' band-aid on her forehead in the car, the band-aid is upside down. But when we see her in the elevator, her band-aid is right side up.

Crew or Equipment Visible:

When a pigeon eats George's bagel at the beginning of the episode, you can clearly see a wire attached to the bird's leg so it wouldn't fly away.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Let It Be

"Let It Be" is the title of a song originally sung by The Beatles.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 7: Izzie and Alex have started dating after he kissed her at the end of 2x07 "Something to Talk About".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerTammy Ann Casper
Associate ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
Production DesignerLaurence Bennett
EditorBriana London
CastingJohn Brace (1)  |  Linda Lowy
Unit Production ManagerCarla Corwin
First Assistant DirectorChris Hayden
Second Assistant DirectorShawn Hanley
MusicDanny Lux
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerLinda Bass
HairstylistSean Flanigan
Set DecoratorLinda Sutton-Doll
Location ManagerCarlyn Couch
Transportation CoordinatorTom Gilhooley
Property MasterAngela Whiting
Script SupervisorNicole Cummins
Production CoordinatorSue Jennings
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Story EditorStacy McKee
Sound MixerBeau Baker
Executive Story EditorZoanne Clack
Costume SupervisorGail Just
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffChris Van Dusen  |  Blythe Robe  |  Darren Preston Lane  |  Elizabeth Klaviter  |  Eric Buchman
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Medical ConsultantKaren Lisa Pike
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