Grey's Anatomy

It's the End of the World (1)

Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 2/5/06
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  • Episode Description
  • An explosive case arrives at the O.R. that might endanger all the lives of the people working there, which leads Dr. Burke to declare a "Code Black" for the hospital. Bailey worries where her husband is as she is in labor. Also Izzie and Alex may be creating some heat.

  • 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 (88)
  • The best Grey's episode of them all

    By ylpartner, Sep 30, 2007

  • Memorable.

    By chaostheory777, Feb 17, 2008

  • This was the first episode I ever saw of Grey's Anatomy.. I saw it by accident flipping channels one night. i was instantly sucked in.

    By PicsiDiva, Sep 23, 2008

  • Excelent Episode!

    By sabrips, Mar 24, 2009

  • May I just say that Dylan Young, the bomb squad leader, is molten lava HOT?! That's Kyle Chandler in the role from Early Edition, Homefront, and now Friday Night Lights. He totally deserved his Emmy nomination as Guest Star.

    By DolphinWoman, Dec 14, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (33)

    • Dylan: When the hell are people going to learn? Burke: Well it may not be as bad as it seems. Dylan: Her hand is holding the device steady. Burke: Or maybe her hand is simply in there with the ammo. We can’t know. Dylan: Well my guys talked to the friend. That device is home made which means it’s unstable and very unreliable. It could be a dud but we have no way of knowing. Add that to the fact you’ve got a surgeon in the O.R next door refusing to leave. (Burke looks surprised at that) And a nervous paramedic’s hand in the body cavity. Burke: It’s definitely as it seems. Dylan: That's what I'm saying.

    • George: Dr. Bailey, I was just -- Dr. Bailey, what-- Bailey: Can someone find me my suitcase? I need my suitcase. I’m going home. George: Dr. Bailey, you're having a baby. Bailey (angry and upset): There’s not going to be any baby born today. You hear me? I’m holding it in! (George looks shocked) I’ll have him tomorrow. Just not now. Not like this. No! Just, no. (she has another contraction and struggles not to cry) I’m going home. I’m going home right now. (crying) I can’t. I can’t do this without my husband. I can’t do this alone. (the contraction passes) Ah! Okay, okay, okay.

    • Dylan: You close him up. You do whatever you have to do. The ‘Chief of Surgery’ has authorized to tell me you cannot stay here. Derek: The ‘Chief of Surgery’ doesn’t scare me. Dr. Bailey scares me. I’m not going to be the one to let her husband die. And that’s what would happen if I put his skull flap on in this condition. Bomb or no bomb. Now get out of my O.R.

    • Richard: We're having pre-op patients transferred to Mercy West and all trauma re-routed to Seattle Presbyterian. There is no danger to the north, south and west wings of this hospital. Just the east surgical wing. That said anyone who wants to leave can leave. No one stays unless they volunteer to stay, understood? (they all nod) Okay. (every one goes their seperate ways. Addison walks up to him) Addison: Richard, it's a Code Black? Really? Richard: Yes. I've shut down the O.R's. Addison: Wait to trauma? Richard: To everything. Addison: Wait a minute, to everything, everything? Richard: As of ten minutes ago all the operating rooms at Seattle Grace were completely evacuated with the exception of Dr. Burke's team. Izzie: Dr. Shepherd's team. Richard: What? What do you mean Dr. Shepherd's team? Izzie: They're still in O.R two.

    • George: I don't like having to lie to Dr. Bailey. Addison: Now's not the time, Dr. O'Malley. George: She'd want to know about her husband. (his pager goes off) 'Code black.' What's a code black? Izzie: Wait! (runs up to them) Dr. Shepherd. The other Dr. Shepherd wanted me to let you know that Tucker's bleed is more extensive than he originally thought. It's gonna be a few more hours before he has anything concrete to tell Dr. Bailey. Addison: Thanks, Stevens. George (to Izzie): What's a 'code black'? (Izzie goes to check his pager, but hers goes off and she checks) Izzie: 'Code black'? Code Red, Code Blue, Code. I've never had a 'Code Black' before. (turns to Addison) Dr. Shepherd? Addison: Just, just go back to your locker room and wait for your resident to give you instructions. Izzie (concerned): We don't have a resident. George: What's going on? Izzie: Is it something bad? (the elevator doors open to reveal complete chaos) Addison: Yeah, it's something bad.

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    Notes (8)

    • This episode did not feature a closing voiceover.

    • In this episode, for the first time, the last frame contains the title card with a white background; when usually, that background is black.

    • Original International Air Dates: Bulgaria: July 13, 2006 on bTV Australia: August 13, 2006 on Channel 7 Spain: August 29, 2006 on Cuatro UK: November 9, 2006 on Living TV Sweden: November 21, 2006 on Kanal 5 Norway: November 28, 2006 on TV2 Germany: January 9, 2007 on PRO7 Croatia: February 19, 2007 on NOVA TV Finland: February 21, 2007 on Nelonen Italy: April 6, 2007 on Italia 1 Ireland: June 12, 2007 on RTE Two Romania: June 26, 2007 on TVR1

    • This episode aired again (as an encore presentation) on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 9:30PM EST.

    • Music Featured In This Episode: 1. Dead Streets by Monotypes 2. Miniature Disasters by KT Tunstall, plays at the start of Burke and Meredith's surgery on Mr. Carlson 3. Kaboom! by Ursula 1000 4. In The Sun by Michael Stipe & Chris Martin, plays when Cristina and Meredith ask Hannah what happened to Dr. Milton.

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    Trivia (6)

    • Goof: In episode 5 'Bring the pain' Bailey's husband is played by Bashir Salahuddin but in this episode (and forward) Cress Williams plays her husband, Tucker Jones.

    • Goof: In Bailey's first scene, we hear a water splashing sound, and she tells George that her water just broke all over his shoes. Bailey is then shown being helped into a wheel chair, but her jeans are completely dry!

    • Shonda Rhimes said in the DVD commentary for season 2 that for this episode "It's the End of the World (1)" the shower scene in the beginning of the episode ran a couple of seconds longer on DVD than it did on TV due to being too hot for TV.

    • Goof: After Meredith puts her hand on the bomb, and everyone stands up. It goes to a shot of Burke, and he is standing straight up. But when it goes to a shot from up above, it shows him kneeling down.

    • Goof: Near the end of the episode, Mrs Carlson is with the Chief in his office, and the Chief asks Alex to get her some coffee. However, at this time Alex should be busy with Izzie in the on-call room. We can tell this because before the coffee call, Alex and Izzie are in the on-call room, and it is not until after the coffee part that Alex and Izzie come back fixing up their clothes and hair.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Bailey: They're telling me I've got Rosemary's babies. When Bailey comes back for her son's birth, she tells this to George and the other interns after they go through a couple other residents. A reference to the 1968 Roman Polanski film starring Mia Farrow, Rosemary's Baby, where she is impregnated by Satan.

    • Episode Title: It's The End Of The World The title of this episode, combined with its second part of a two-part episode, (As We Know It), is a reference to the REM song, It's the End of the World (As We Know It) which was originally released with the title It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine).

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