This episode is a cross-over episode with Private Practice
and a continuation of the Private Practice
This episode featured no closing voiceover.
Ratings: 15.70 Million Viewers
Trivia: The wedding song that is sung at the end of the episode goes like this:
Our eyes met over the cadavar, and I knew that I had to have her / Had his mitral valve grown too think? Is that what made the cadavar so sick? / Addison Montgomery he met her in the summer / She was cutting up a very dead body / And in her eyes I saw my life / I knew that she'd be my wife / And that she would breathe the life back into me / For every day until eternity / Or until I'd be as dead as that body.
Meredith (opening voiceover): Every patient's story starts the same way. It starts with them being fine. It starts in the before. They cling to this moment, this memory of being fine, this before. As their talking about it may somehow bring it back. But what they don't realize is that the fact they are talking about it to us, their doctors, means there's no going back. By the time they see us, they're already in the after. And while every patient's story starts the same way, how the story ends, depends on us. On how well we diagnose and treat. We know the story hinges on us. And we all want to be the hero.
Addison: (to Derek) You were ... you were a God today. You were a God today in that O.R. You slew dragons, you walked on water, you, you were a God, but now, now you need to get very tiny again and go back in the box.
Mark: I'm an ass.
Addison: You're such an ass.
Mark: I shouldn't have blurted.
Addison: Uh, a little warning would've been nice.
Mark: But you're okay?
Addison: Yeah, you know, it strange. I expected this horrible feeling, this wave of sadness or something to just take over, but people get divorced, they meet new people, they remarry. I don't kow, you know, things just ... Maybe seeing Archer in that O.R., it just changed my perspective or something.
Mark: But you sort of wished it had been you first.
Addison: Oh, shut it. So, what are you gonna tell Derek about the -- okay, wait, wait. If we call Meredith the 12 year old, what do we call Lexie? A preschooler?
Mark: She's a woman.
Addison: Oh, okay.
Mark: I'm gonna tell him. I'm working on it.
(Addison is watching the surgery in the gallery)
Addison: Say it, Derek. Say it, say it, say it.
Derek: (looking up at Addison) Okay, people it's a beautiful day to save lives.
Chief: I just got out of surgery. What's goin' on?
Alex: She needs a prize.
Izzie: A big prize, but not too big, because they did take out their own appendixes. I understand that they're still being punished for that, and that you think that they're not even authorized to hold a clamp. So, do you have any prizes like that?
George: Alright, they just diagnosed the syptoms for their final patients, so get out the finish line. It's gonna be close.