Grey's Anatomy

Beat Your Heart Out

Season 5, Ep 14, Aired 2/5/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Now that Derek has the engagement ring, he searches for the perfect way to propose to Meredith, as Lexie demands that Mark go public with their relationship, and Bailey, encouraged by her work on recent cases and by Dr. Dixon, considers a new direction for her medical career.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ellen Pompeo

    Dr. Meredith Grey

  • Sandra Oh

    Dr. Cristina Yang

  • Katherine Heigl

    Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens

  • Justin Chambers

    Dr. Alex Karev

  • T.R. Knight

    Dr. George O'Malley

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Terrible episode.

    By thefanof, Feb 07, 2009

  • Derek is going to propose, no wai!! McArmy likes to cry, patient has seizure.

    By kimierin, Apr 13, 2009

  • Great episode with all the drama and humour I have come to expect from this show.

    By hrgaffney, Feb 08, 2009

  • Cristina is definitely over Burke. Will Derek propose to Meredith? Has Baily found her calling?

    By XooKey, May 10, 2009

  • "Grey's Anatomy" ready for February sweeps!

    By desperate_dude, Feb 15, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (33)

    • (Derek and Mark have decorated Meredith and Derek's bedroom with thousands of roses) Derek: This is stupid. She's gonna hate this. Mark: What? Flowers? Girls love this crap. Derek: It's cliche. I'm a cliche! Mark: Cliches became cliches for a reason. Because they worked. It's great, isn't it? When you feel so strongly for someone and it's not just about the sex, it is... it's true. Derek (laughs): You should not talk like that.

    • Arizona: Hey. Callie: Hey. Arizona: Ortho, right? Callie: Yeah, right. Hi. Arizona: I'm Arizona Robbins, peds surgery. I've seen you at the hospital. ... Are you okay? Callie: Yeah, no. I'm fine. ... Fine. Arizona: People talk. Where we work. They talk. A lot. So, for the sake of being honest, I think I should tell you that... I know things about you, because people talk. Callie: Oh, you mean... (Arizona nods) Terrific. Arizona: It is, actually, the talk. People really like you over there. They respect you, and they're concerned, and they're interested. They really like you. Some of them really like you. You- You just look upset, and I thought that you should know that the talk is good, and when you're not upset, when you're over being upset, there will be people lining up for you. Callie (laughs): You wanna give me some names? (Arizona kisses Callie) Arizona: I think you'll know.

    • Meredith: Derek is ... (sees Owen sleeping on Cristina, and whispers) What are you doing? Cristina: I don't know, I just... Staying here. Meredith: Okay ... goodnight. Cristina: He's planning to propose. Meredith: Wh... What? Cristina (motions with the journal): The Chief. Your Mother writes... he ah, told her he would leave Adele. Come back, get on one knee and propose, but, I don't think he ever did. Meredith: That's sad. Cristina: Is it? Meredith: Or romantic.

    • Lexie (sits on the bar stool next to Callie): Hey, do you mind if I sit here? Callie: No. No. (takes a shot) I'm just overthinking. Lexie: You think that he'll tell 'em? Callie: If he's not an idiot.

    • Arizona: Dixon's right, you know. You do belong in peds surgery. Bailey: My own baby almost died last year. Doctors in this hospital, my friends, they all worked to save his life, and I stood outside the room feelin' so... useless, so pointless and helpless like... I was losing everything in the world. And when he didn't die, see, I knew that I didn't wanna be anywhere near that feeling again. So, I think that makes me pretty unsuitable for pediatric surgery. Arizona: I'd say that, that makes you uniquely qualified.

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Titles: Slovakia: Daj na svoje srdce (Listen to Your Heart) Czech Republic: Zvýšená tepová frekvence (Increased Heartbeat)

    • Original International Air Dates: Italy: May 4, 2009 on Fox Life Latin America: May 4, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony) Australia: May 14, 2009 on Channel 7 Germany: July 1, 2009 on ProSieben Norway: November 17, 2009 on TV2 Slovakia: January 11, 2010 on STV1 Czech Republic: May 20, 2010 on Prima

    • The very end of this episode, Derek gets a call from Addison which is a lead-in to a full crossover in the next episode (Before and After), where the Private Practice cast comes to Seattle Grace to receive treatment for Addison's brother. The Before and After episode is the first crossover episode where Private Practice comes to Grey's Anatomy instead of Grey's Anatomy going to Private Practice as was done in all the previous crossover events, specifically season 2, episode 15 which was entitled Acceptance.

    • Starting with this episode, Kevin McKidd is listed as a main star.

    • Music Featured In This Episode: 1. Stuck to You by Nikka Costa 2. Transmission by Panda Transport 3. These Streets by Trolle//Siebenhaar 4. Re: Stacks by Bon Iver 5. Halo by Kate Havnevik 6. Never Want To Say It's Love by Dido

    Trivia (1)

    • The chief treats a husband who needs something removed after he tried to perform an act from a magazine. The magazine shown is "Mode" magazine, a fictitious magazine that is the focus of the show "Ugly Betty".

    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: Beat Your Heart Out A song by the musical group The Distillers from the album Coral Fang.

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