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When the Chief makes an announcement that a solo surgery is up as an award, the residents are sent into a frenzy all trying to get an edge over one another. Meanwhile, Derek asks Bailey for advice after Cristina continues to interfere in his relationship with Meredith. Elsewhere, Erica uncovers a shocking connection between a resident and a patient.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x7
Production Number: 507
Airdate: Thursday November 06th, 2008

Director: Joanna Kerns
Writer: William Harper

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Feb 11, 2009
UK (sky LIVING) Mar 05, 2009
NL (Net 5) Mar 16, 2009


Special Guest Stars
Jeffrey Dean MorganJeffrey Dean Morgan
As Denny Duquette

Guest Stars
Brandon ScottBrandon Scott
As Intern Ryan
Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd
As Dr. Owen Hunt (Trauma Center Surgeon)
Bonnie BartlettBonnie Bartlett
As Rosemary Bullard (Patient: Brain Tumor)
George CoeGeorge Coe
As Ed Bullard (Husband of Patient Rosemary Bullard)
Tom VericaTom Verica
As Michael Norris (Patient: Heart Surgery)

Co-Guest Stars
Gloria GarayuaGloria Garayua
As Intern Graciella
Gordon JamesGordon James
As Tech
Mark SaulMark Saul
As Intern Steve
Shi Ne NielsonShi Ne Nielson
As Paramedic
Avery ClydeAvery Clyde
As Elyse (Wife of Patient Michael Norris)
Fidel GomezFidel Gomez
As Morgue Attendant
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: 15.74 million viewers

Casting: This is the final appearance of Brooke Smith (Erica Hahn). Prior to the airing of this episode, a press release was put out that Brooke Smith had been fired from the series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Brazilian GirlsGood TimeCristina Asks Lexie Why She Stinks, Finds Corpses
Erin McCarleyGotta Figure This OutGeorge Blinks, Lexie Joins Interns, Closing Scenes
PsappI Want ThatOpening Scenes, Derek Sleeping, Woken by Phone
Shady BardTorch SongOwen Scolds Cristina and Alex, Makes Them Leave

Episode Quotes
Cristina: The wife's here, of the beating victim. She ID'd her husband, so I --
Owen: What's his name? I was wondering if you found out his name so that he would become a person to you. They're all people, you know. This is not a game or a competition, who gets surgeries and who doesn't. They're people and we get to save them. Now you're good. You're excellent and you can win all the contests. But if that's why you're doing this then you shouldn't be. Did you find out his name?
Cristina: My dad died when I was nine. In a car accident, I was with him in the car. While we waited for the ambulance, I tried to keep his chest closed, so he wouldn't bleed so much. When he died, my hands felt his heart stop beating. That's why I do this. It's also why I win all the contests. The patient's name is Tom.
(Cristina leaves)
Owen: Single malt scotch.

Erica: I went to the Chief about Izzie Stevens and he completely shut me down. Well, we'll see what he says when I report this to UNOS.
Callie: Wait, what? Why? What good would come of that?
Erica: What do you mean?
Callie: What possible good would that do? Would it affect your patient's outcome?
Erica: My patient wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her!
Callie: So you're going to report this to UNOS and cost this hospital its transplant certification? Cost its patients organs? Cost people their jobs? Cost Izzie Stevens her career.
Erica: Wait, so you're taking Izzie Stevens' side in this? Over mine?
Callie: She's a doctor. She's one of our doctors. There's a reason we have each other's backs, Erica.
Erica: Please, don't talk to me about a code. Because this is not that.
Callie: No, this is that. Look, I don't know what happened between Denny Duquette and Izzie Stevens that night, but unless you were in the middle of that situation, I don't see how you can make a judgment.
Erica: Easy. There's right, and there's wrong. And this, was wrong. And illegal. There is no gray area here. You can't kind of think this is okay. You can't kind of side with Izzie Stevens. And you can't be kind of a lesbian.
Callie: Yes, I can.

Episode Goofs
Continuity: Dr. Mark Sloan's name is spelled incorrectly on the OR board. It is spelled with an 'e' added on the end instead of just 'Sloan'.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Rise Up

"Rise Up" is the title of a song by Yves La Rock.

Popular Culture:

The Sixth Sense: When Christina walks into the room with the cadavers she quotes "I see dead people!" from The Sixth Sense.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 26: Michael Norris is the patient that lost the heart in episode 2x26 "Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response" when Izzie cut Denny's wires to try and save his life.

Season 3, Episode 17: This is the first appearance of Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Denny Duquette) since episode 3x17 "Some Kind of Miracle." In "Some Kind of Miracle," Denny also appeared as a ghost, this time to Meredith. During this episode, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has several speaking scenes, all of which are "Are you sure you're okay?"

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Executive ProducerBetsy Beers  |  Shonda Rhimes  |  Mark Gordon (4)  |  Allan Heinberg  |  Mark Wilding  |  Rob Corn  |  Krista Vernoff
ProducerTammy Ann Casper  |  Jeff Rafner  |  Linda Klein
Series DirectorKevin McKidd
WriterWilliam Harper
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