Grey's Anatomy

Let The Angels Commit

Season 3, Ep 6, Aired 11/2/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Cristina gets to scrub in on a rare surgery which incites envy. Alex questions his future in plastics. George and Addison work together with Noelle. Noelle is pregnant with twins but one of them is growing slower than the other. Her fiance has problems of his own. Derek's sister visits. A patient's wife makes things hard on the staff since she has made her husband's health her job. A woman's sexual exploits are questioned.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ellen Pompeo

    Meredith Grey

  • Sandra Oh

    Cristina Yang

  • Katherine Heigl

    Isobel "Izzie" Stevens

  • Justin Chambers

    Alex Karev

  • T.R. Knight

    George O'Malley

  • Fan Reviews (28)
  • Izzie returns to work on probation. It seems to everyone that Cristina is getting to run everything because she's sleeping with Burke. Derek's sister showes up for a visit. Alex overhears Callie and Mark. Callie and George talk.

    By breezy2281, Nov 09, 2007

  • Check out this episode for a birthing mind boggle.

    By Valentine_76, Mar 13, 2011

  • When pushed to the edge, 'Grey' serves it up nicely; ham, eggs, and all

    By waterboi216, Nov 03, 2006

  • Why does everyone keep pushing Mcdreamy away from Meredith?

    By starrysky225, Nov 03, 2006

  • Filler episode really though

    By BeatStrong, Nov 03, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (28)

    • Derek: That's not gonna stay on… you're givin' it too much slack. Richard (trying to sew on his button): You're blocking my light. Derek: Think of it as a basic corner stitch. Richard: I can figure out how to sew on my own buttons, thank you. I am a surgeon. Derek: Right. Richard: Oh, for God's sake! You sew this on for me, and I get rid of Addison and Sloan. Derek: Really? Richard: No. Derek: That's fine. I'll do it anyway. Richard: So, I hear that you got a sister wanderin' the halls, is she plannin' on movin' here too? Derek: God, I hope not. Richard: Derek, I know it's been hard on you. Derek: He was like my brother. I have four sisters. Four very... annoying sisters. Mark was my brother, it's hard. Richard: Divorce isn't all it's cracked up to be, huh? Derek: I just want it to be easy. I just want it to be over and move on but... Richard: You're in a surprising amount of pain. Derek: You and Adele? Richard: I'm sewing on a button for the first time in my life. What does that tell you? Derek: Technically, I'm sewing. (Richard gives him a look, he laughs) I'm just sayin'.

    • Nancy: So, tell me about the slutty girl. (Derek gives her a look) Fine, the slutty intern. Derek: It was the 'slutty' part I had a problem with. Nancy: Kathleen says she’s not even single. Derek: She is single, she is smart and she’s a lot of things. And she’s none of your business. Nancy: Wow. I’ve never seen you like this over a girl before. Not even Addison. Derek: I’ve never been like this over a girl before, especially Addison. Nancy: Oh, don’t be bitter. I mean shame on Addison and all that. I mean, he’s Mark, Derek, what’d you expect? He’s just Mark. And who hasn’t gone there once or twice, right? Derek: What’d you just say? Nancy: Everybody sleeps with Mark, it’s like a right of passage. Derek I get it. I get that they made a terrible mistake. Derek: It wasn’t a mistake, Nance, it wasn’t a mistake, okay? It was wasn’t one night. It was months. Did you know about that? Nancy: No. I had no idea. Derek: Then shut up about it and eat your lunch.

    • Cristina (to the nurse writing on the OR board): Put Burke in OR two tomorrow at 10am, the usual scrub team. And get rid of his valve replacement at two--that’s no good. Doctor (walking up): Yang, I brought you a latte. Cristina (takes the latte): You’re not scrubbing in. Doctor: But Burke always lets me scrub in. Doctor 2 (walks up): Hey, Yang, can I get in on Burke’s--- Cristina: No. No. Okay, no residents. So go away. (they leave, Cristina walks over to the nurse) Make sure you put the instrument tray on his left hand side, he needs the extra elbow room, okay? Nurse: Dr. Burke has become very specific since coming back, hasn’t he? Cristina: Do you want me to tell him that you said that? George (they are looking on from the top of the stairs): Burke's back and suddenly Cristina's running his board? Who does she think she is? Bailey? Meredith: She's helping him. Alex: Bull. She's taking advantage. She gets out of rounds. She scrubs in on every surgery Burke does. She's ordering around 3rd year residents. Meredith: You guys are overreacting. Cristina (to the nurse): I'm so sorry. It's completely illegible. I'm gonna like--- why don't you just write it properly? Can you please give me a minute? George: She's writing on the OR board. Alex: Maybe I should sleep with Burke.

    • Izzie: I’m here. Hi. (laughs nervously) Hello. The paperwork took well, forever and I’m all done with it now…. Can I just say how really graceful that I am to be back. Bailey: Do you understand there are rules to your probation, protocol to follow. Izzie: Oh, yeah. I know. Legal already took me threw lots of that stuff. The mandatory consuelling. The extra lab hours. The voluntary work with the transplant patients. Bailey: That’s the stuff that you’re doing for the Chief. I’m talkin’ about what you’re doing for me. Izzie: Okay, um….what am I doin‘ for you? (takes out notepad) Bailey: Let’s start off with the stuff you don’t get to do: You will not interact with any patients. You will not be alone with any patients. You will be seen and not heard. You will perform no procedures. The OR is off limits. No pre-op, no post-op, no anything that has to do with an op. You have no authority. You have no opinions. You have no choice in this matter. Am I understood? Izzie: Is there anything that I can do? I wanna be useful. Bailey: Well, I can’t use you. You’ve got earn back the right for any of us to trust you again. Until then you will be shadowing a different doctor each day. Izzie: Well, who am I with today? (Meredith is walking up behind her) Dr. Montgomery? You? Meredith: Dr. Bailey, you paged. Bailey (to Izzie): Dr. Grey. (turns to Meredith) You will make sure that Stevens observes only. Meredith: You want me to--- Izzie (laughs): Wait, Meredith---Meredith is the boss of me.

    • Richard: Legal cleared Stevens. Explain her parameters and make sure she understands it. Bailey: Wait, Stevens is being assigned to me again? Richard: She's your intern. Bailey: But I didn't think... Wouldn't it be better for her to start fresh with another resident? Richard: You don't want her? Bailey: I want her to succeed. Richard: There's still a good deal of fallout after the Duquette M&M. There's been talk. And I don't need to tell you that there are doctors in this hospital that have concerns about your judgment. Bailey: About my judgment? Richard: Stevens was your mistake. Bailey: Do you, sir, have concerns about my judgment? Richard: Do you? (pause) You're not gonna put those concerns to rest by not taking responsibility for Dr. Stevens. She's your intern.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates: The Netherlands: February 12, 2007 on Net 5 Australia: March 25, 2007 on Channel 7 Italy: March 12, 2007 on Foxlife Switzerland: April 16, 2007 on SF 2 Israel: April 16, 2007 on Yes Stars 1 Sweden: April 18, 2007 on Kanal 5 Germany: May 15, 2007 on Pro 7 Great Britain: June 28, 2007 on Livingtv Ireland: August 14, 2007 on RTE2 Finland: October 3, 2007 on Nelonen Croatia: October 15, 2007 on NOVA TV Norway: September 18, 2007 on TV2 Romania: February 26, 2008 on TVR1

    • Music Featured In This Episode: 1. Cobrastyle by Teddy Bears Feat. Mad Cobra 2. My Patch by Jim Noir 3. Young Folks by Peter Bjorn & John 4. Notice by Gomez 5. Life Is Beautiful by Vega 4 6. Writings On The Wall by The Album Leaf

    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: After George teases Alex about his patient with two uteruses, he then hands over her chart to the nurse and refers to his patient as 'Nicole' when in fact she was introduced at the beginning as 'Noel/Noelle'

    • Goof: When Bailey sees that Burke is having a Humpty Dumpty surgery, she writes her name on the OR board in big letters under Burke's but when Cristina erases it, it wasn't like how Bailey wrote it. Every other name on the board was written as is.

    • Goof: When Mark hands his cell phone to Alex he says he's on hold with the DMV. However, when George comes up afterwards Alex starts to dial a number - surely he was already connected?

    • The condition of the pregnant woman is called uterine didelphys. There are about 13 cases in the world were women are expecting twins that have due dates that are weeks apart, thus made in the 2 seperate uterus. [Source]http://www.medhelp.org/[Source]

    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: Let The Angels Commit Let The Angels Commit is one of the tracks in the album Skorborealis by Howle & the Tantrums, Danielle.

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