Grey's Anatomy

Let The Truth Sting

Season 4, Ep 3, Aired 10/11/07
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  • Episode Description
  • A woman named Marcy brings in her son, Hunter, because she finds his change in behavior suspicious. A patient named Connie may lose her ability to talk unless Mark and Richard can perform a radical new surgery. George impresses the other interns at work but at home he is trying to deal with his guilt about having sex with Izzie. Meredith and Lexie work on a patient. The doctors meet a unique intern.moreless

  • 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 (25)
  • A cancer patient finds out 60% of her tongue is cancerous. Izzie starts to think George isn't going to leave Callie. Cristina pretends to be sad about Burke to gain surgeries. Bailey and Callie continue to butt heads.

    By breezy2281, Dec 31, 2007

  • This episode shows that season 4 is only going to get better. Loved it! Alex is an ass, again!

    By stewie1423, Oct 14, 2007

  • There was an episode called "Tell me sweet little lies" in which they talked about "lying", and, by omission, about "truth". In "let the truth sting" they talked about the truth, and, I don't know... I couldn't tell any difference.

    By g_anatomy, Aug 18, 2008

  • Another great episode from Grey's Anatomy.Oh,I'm so hapyyyyy that there are still such great episodes coming from Grey's Anatomy!

    By martooo_m, Apr 04, 2008

  • A great episode filled with humour and sadness that will leave you wanting more

    By Bliss_West88, Jan 26, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (30)

    • Cristina: She's doing McDreamy. She's doing McDreamy and lying about it. Izzie: That's great. Cristina: Does she think I'm weak? That I'm fragile? Like I can't handle it cause of Burke? Izzie:: Poor Cristina, all alone. Cristina: Yeah, right. Poor Cristina...

    • Bailey (to Callie): Uh, I've been havin' trouble. With this whole peckin' order of things. I've been havin' trouble. Because I'm used to being number one, but I'm not number one, not anymore. So, the best that I can come up with is to... be number two. The best damn number two that this hospital has ever seen, but your number two. I will... I will... I will help you. We'll be like a team, because, look girl, you just seem to be havin' a hard time. (Callie laughs) And I know I seem to be havin' a hard time... but, together... We could do this. I just think that we could do this together. (Callie smiles)

    • Lexie: What? Meredith: I have your mother's death note here. Everything that happened on the day she died is in here, and I know because I wrote it. So, I'd like to go over with you, if that's okay. (pauses) Okay, first of all lemme just say, everything that happened that day, every set back, there was a one percent chance of that happening. One percent... and your mother was that one percent. (starts reviewing the chart) She came in complaining of persistent hiccups. We did an endoscopic-fundipication. Lexie: You did it endoscopically? Meredith: So it would be an out patient procedure. We wanted to avoid major surgery. For what it's worth, I was very fond of your mother. She was... I was very fond of her. (keeps reviewing the chart with her)

    • Cristina: What are we supposed to say? We didn't even know the guy. Izzie: We ate lunch in here for a year. The least we can do is say a few kind words about him. (everyone is silent, Izzie looks to George) George: He... didn't snore too loudly. Meredith: He um... never complained and always took his meds. Alex: He rarely farted. Meredith: Alex. Alex: Fine. He had 12 surgeries this year and he lived through them. That's... that's impressive. Izzie: Thank you, Alex. Cristina. Cristina: I got to practice stuff on him. Central lines and IV's, he was good practice. Izzie: Charlie, the truth is you were a bastard. You were, you were mean and stubborn and just a bastard. But you were a bastard who knew what you wanted and you stuck to your guns and you proved that if you want something badly enough, if you're determined enough and appreciative enough eventually it will happen. It will! That gives me hope, so thanks for that. Bye, bye, Charlie.

    • Meredith: Hey, so I've been thinking about how you're sad, and what I can do to help. Cristina: Oh, you have another surgery? Meredith: No, that's not what you need. Cristina: It kind of is. Meredith: What you need is... Me, and my time. So, I thought that we could go back to my house and get into our pajamas, and just sit and talk about this whole Burke thing and really get to the root of your feelings. Just talk all night long if we have to. Cristina: Talk. Meredith: Talk. And cry. Cry. Cristina: Oh, you know. Meredith: You're damn right I know. Surgery stealer! Cristina: So... Person who's sleeping with Derek. Meredith: How'd you know that? Cristina: What, you think that I'm too fragile to handle your sex life? Meredith: Well, he did leave you at the altar. And I'm your person. Cristina: How? By, by... (makes motion with her fingers) Protecting me? That's not how to be my person. That's not what we do. You know that. I'm dealing, okay? The best I can. So, if you need to take care of someone, you're gonna need to take care of someone else, okay? Meredith: Fine. (pause) You owe me a surgery. Cristina: Yeah, well, you owe me sex details.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Titles: Czech Republic: Ať pravda zabolí (Let the Truth Hurt) Slovakia: Pravda býva krutá (The Truth Is Cruel)

    • Original International Air Dates: Italy: Monday, December 24, 2007 on Foxlife Saudi Arabia: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 on ShowSeries Australia: Sunday, February 11, 2008 on Network 9 Latin America: Monday, February 25, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television Germany: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 on ProSieben Finland: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 on Nelonen The Netherlands: Monday, March 25, 2008 on Net 5 Croatia: Monday, March 31, 2008 on RTL TV Czech Republic: May 25, 2008 on Prima Norway: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 on TV2 Romania: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 on TVR1

    • Music Featured In This Episode: 1. Made For You by Watermark 2. Walking Away by Sugar 3. The Ocean by The Bravery 4. My Moon My Man by Feist 5. Best Friends by The Perishers

    Trivia (1)

    • If Charlie Yost a.k.a. Really Old Guy wanted to die, why didn't he sign DNR papers? There is never stated a specific reason Izzie why needs to keep him alive.

    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: Let The Truth Sting The title of this episode is a reference to a song by David Gray.

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