Grey's Anatomy

My Favorite Mistake

Season 3, Ep 19, Aired 3/22/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Callie's father comes to Seattle Grace and meets George, the hospital starts interviewing candidates for the Chief's position, and Alex helps Jane Doe figure out her place in the world. George and Izzie have a few morning-after symptoms.

  • 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 (44)
  • Can't believe so little people like george/izzy

    By tomasnapolitano, Apr 15, 2007

  • I don't like the Gizzie thing.

    By TVFAN103, Apr 01, 2007

  • Totally unbelievable: let George out of the closet before this story kills the show totally...

    By Screenslave, Apr 01, 2007

  • George & Izzie!

    By hsh_hazeleyes, Mar 31, 2007

  • I hated it!!!

    By leigh12345, Mar 31, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (31)

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): The thing about plans is they don't take into account the unexpected, so when we're thrown a curve ball, whether its in the OR or in life, we have to improvise. Of course, some of us are better at it than others. Some of us just have to move on to plan B and make the best of it. And sometimes what we want is exactly what we need. But sometimes, sometimes what we need is a new plan.

    • Addison: Wow, I'm impressed, Karev. You spent the whole day watching a fetal monitor and never complained. Alex: Well, I do what I'm told. Addison: Since when? Alex: Depends on who's doing the telling.

    • (While Mark is in his board meeting) Addison: Wait, now they're laughing. Burke: Laughing? Derek: Well, they can't be laughing with him. They have to be laughing at him. Bailey (walks up): I'm suprised you don't have a shot glass pressed up against that window.

    • Callie (about her dad): You stood up to him. Nobody does that. I was all proud. (kisses him, he doesn't kiss her back) So, listen about last night, I don't know about you but personally I would like to take back about 90 percent of it. George: Me too.

    • Derek: You can come up with all the plans that you want, things just happen. People just... Richard: Drown? Derek: Yeah. You know when I pulled her out of the water, she was like ice. She can swim, Richard. She's... She gave up. I close my eyes for a moment and it's like she's back in the water. A moment, that I just listen to her breathe and then she just... stops.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Titles: Czech Republic: Pl├ín "Teď hned" (Plan "Right Now") Germany: Alles nach Plan (Everything according to plan)

    • Original International Air Dates: The Netherlands: May 14, 2007 on Net 5 Italy: June 11, 2007 on Foxlife New Zealand, June 14th, 2007 on TV2 Australia: July 8th, 2007 on Channel 7 Israel: July 16th, 2007 on Yes Stars 1 Ireland: October 9th, 2007 on RTE Two Norway: December 18, 2007 on TV2 Finland: January 9, 2008 on Nelonen Croatia: January 21, 2008 on NOVA TV Czech Republic: March 23, 2008 on Prima Romania: June 3rd, 2008 on TVR1

    • Music Featured In This Episode: 1. La Familia (Remix by Guy Sigsworth) by Mirah plays at the beginning during the voiceover when Izzie sneaks out of the bedroom. 2. Black Cat John Brown by Alamo Race Track plays at lunch when Izzie asks Meredith out about blacking out. 3. Still Alright by Adam Merrin plays when George remembers his night with Izzie and goes after her. 4. All I Want From You Is Love by Let's Go Sailing plays when Meredith and Cristina help operating their cases. 5. Sideways by Let's Go Sailing plays in the end of the episode, you see Alex with Jane Doe, Cristina with Burke and Meredith with Derek.

    Trivia (4)

    • Alex's favorite pie is Banana cream.

    • Goof: When George is having lunch with Callie and her father and he remembers having sex with Izzie, he is wearing civilian clothing. But when he walks up to Izzie in the hospital right after, he is scrubs. It's unlikely that in the middle of an emotional crisis he took the time to change.

    • When Cristina and Preston were lying on the bed, Preston was reading Dreaming of Bird.

    • Goof: Alex said before that Jane Doe had very distinctive brown eyes, but in the scene where Alex helps her choose her new face, her eyes look blue.

    Allusions (2)

    • Cristina: Nobody, meaning me, needs to hear George's rendition of SexyBack at three in the morning. SexyBack is a song by Justin Timberlake from his album Futuresex/Lovesounds.

    • Episode Title: My Favorite Mistake This episode's title refers to a song by Sheryl Crow My Favorite Mistake, the first single from her third album The Globe Sessions. The song is about a relationship with a man who proves to be unfaithful. Is widely believed to have been written about Eric Clapton.

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