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Grey's Anatomy: Much Too Much

Meredith is horrified when her one-night stand needs treatment after suffering from priapism. Meanwhile, Alex begins to frustrate Izzie and a pregnant woman carrying quintuplets stresses over her high-risk pregnancy.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x10
Production Number: 206
Airdate: Sunday November 27th, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

FR (TF1) Aug 28, 2006
DE (Pro7) Nov 21, 2006
FI (Nelonen) Jan 10, 2007


Guest Stars
Curtis ArmstrongCurtis Armstrong
As Mr. Martin (Patient: Tumour On Pituitary Gland)
Margaret WelshMargaret Welsh
As Dorie Russell (Patient: Pregnant With Quintuplets)
Pat Healy (1)Pat Healy (1)
As Tom Russell (Husband of Patient Dorie Russell)
Robin Pearson RoseRobin Pearson Rose
As Patricia (Dr. Richard Webber's Assistant)
Sarah UtterbackSarah Utterback
As Nurse Olivia Harper
Sunkrish BalaSunkrish Bala
As Steve Murphy (Patient: Meredith's One-Night Stand)

Co-Guest Stars
Jon HershfieldJon Hershfield
As Doyle (Personal Assistant of Patient Mr. Martin)
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: 19.5 million viewers

Trivia: The speech that Meredith gives Steve in the morning is almost exactly the same speech she gave Derek the morning after their first hook-up.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Get Set GoCrying ShameCristina Goes to Burke and Him to Her Apartment
GreenskeepersLotionPatient is Annoyed, Cristina Gives Steve an Enema
James BluntHighIzzie Walks in on Alex and Olivia, Closing Scenes
LifehouseYou and MeAlex Bouncing a Ball, Olivia Joins Him, They Talk
Roisin MurphyNight of the Dancing FlameOpening Scenes, Montage of Couples Making Out

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): When you were a kid, it was Halloween candy. You hid it from your parents and you ate it until you got sick. In college, it was the heavy combo of youth, tequila and well, you know. As a surgeon, you take as much of the good as you can get because it doesn't come around nearly as often as it should. 'Cause good things aren't always what they seem. Too much of anything, even love, is not always a good thing.

Meredith: There's a boy in my bed.
Cristina: What's his name?
Meredith: Um... Steve.
Cristina: Where'd you find him?
Meredith: Joe's.
Cristina: Hmm. Guess where I am?
Meredith: Where?
Cristina: Burke's apartment. He went to the hospital. He left me alone here.
Meredith: You're going through his stuff, aren't you?
Cristina: There's no stuff to go through. It's a freak show. I mean, you can do surgery in here. Oh, he arranged his books using the Dewey Decimal system! Mer, I'm scared.
Meredith: Get out. Get out of the house now.

Cristina: What the hell is this?
Burke: It's a key.
Cristina: Why?
Burke: Why is it a key? Are we feeling existential this morning?
Cristina: Well, if the key turns in a lock, and no one asked for the key or even wanted the key, does it make a sound?

(As Meredith's one night stand runs out of the house)
Izzie: I shall name him...running guy.

Derek: So, when did you last ejaculate?
Patient: I'm not sure. Meredith?

Bailey: Well we've tried everything, it must be neural.
Meredith: Neural?
Cristina: She already called for a consult.
Derek: Hello everybody, what's up?

Meredith: Burke keyed you?
Cristina: I got freaking keyed before coffee.

Cristina: Congratulations, you're flaccid.
Patient: Never thought I'd be glad to hear that.

Alex: So, you're still not taking to me?
Olivia: You gave me syphilis. And I am talking to you; I just don't have anything to say. (pause) How's George?
Alex: O'Malley's a fetus. It's all whiny and frail and light. So you didn't tell him you were doing me, big deal. Minimal disclosure. It's my policy.

Derek: When did you two start seeing each other?
Meredith (quickly): We're not. Seeing each other.
Steve: We met at Joe's last night.
Derek: Joe's bar? (he chuckles) Mmmhmm. I met a girl there once myself. (he looks at Meredith) A very long time ago.

Meredith (closing voiceover): How do you know when how much is too much? Too much too soon. Too much information. Too much fun. Too much love. Too much to ask... And when is it all just too much to bear?

Cultural References
Episode Title: Much Too Much

"Much Too Much" is the name of a song by The Who.

Sleepless in Seattle: George says to Izzie "Well, another sleepless night in Seattle."

This is an allusion to the 1993 film by Nora Ephron Sleepless in Seattle starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

The Silence of the Lambs: George says "I think you'll find yourself in a hole in some guy's basement being ordered to put the lotion on the skin or else you'll get the hose again."

This is an allusion to the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 1: The conversation that Meredith has with Steve after she talks with Cristina on the phone parallels the conversation she had with Derek in 1x01 "A Hard Day's Night".

Season 1, Episode 9: Nurse Olivia Harper yells at Alex for giving her syphilis. She found out he gave her syphilis in 1x09 "Who's Zoomin' Who?".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerTammy Ann Casper
Associate ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
Production DesignerBrandee Dell'aringa
EditorBriana London
CastingLinda Lowy  |  John Brace (1)
Unit Production ManagerCarla Corwin
First Assistant DirectorAnnette Sutera
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
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorNicole Cummins
Production CoordinatorSue Jennings
Assistant EditorRevis Meeks
Post Production SupervisorJoy Ramos
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Story EditorStacy McKee
Executive Story EditorZoanne Clack
Costume SupervisorGail Just
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffKatherine Campbell  |  Hector Leal  |  Sonay Washington  |  Michelle Hall  |  Courtenay Williams
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Medical ConsultantKaren Lisa Pike
Medical ProducerLinda Klein
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