Grey's Anatomy

No Man's Land

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 4/17/05
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  • Episode Description
  • While George is feeling emasculated because of the sisterly way Izzie and Meredith treat him, Izzie is assigned to a patient about to lose all of his masculinity. Meanwhile, Meredith continues to hide her mother's affliction, and Izzie deals with sexual harassment in the work place.

  • 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 (17)
  • Katherine Heigl stripping off all her clothes? What's not to like about this episode!

    By reillyd, Sep 19, 2005

  • just up to this ep in australia so all u aussies who love this show read review and comment

    By rip_mrs_dinozzo, Aug 30, 2005

  • Wow....Look at Izzy's photo....

    By mythillos, Nov 25, 2007

  • Dealing with things..

    By Parricida, Jan 06, 2009

  • I'm enjoying Grey's Anatomy! It's already in my favorites!

    By -amanda-, Jun 30, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Izzie (to Alex after he posted copies of her magazine ad all over the locker room): You wanna see it? You really wanna see it? Fine! Let's look at that tattoo up close and personal, shall we? (she rips off her shirt and throws it at Alex) What are these? Oh, my God! Breasts! How does anybody practice medicine hauling these things around? And what have we got back here? Let's see if I remember my anatomy. (takes off her pants) Gluts, right? Lets study them, shall we? Gather around and check out the booty that put Izzie Stevens through med school! You wanna call me Dr. Model? That's fine. Just remember that while you're still sitting on two hundred grand of student loans, I'm out of debt.

    • Liz: They were never gonna operate. Cristina: You could have told me. Liz: What fun would that have been? Think of it as a hazing ritual.

    • Meredith: I told my mother about you. She remembers you very well. Liz: Of course she would. Ellis Grey never forgot a thing. Meredith (chuckling): Mmm. Oh…. I'm sorry. It's not really funny. It's not funny, but... Liz: What's her diagnosis? Meredith: Alzheimer's, early onset. Liz: And she doesn't want anyone to know. Meredith: No. She's in a nursing home and I'm the only person she'll allow to see her. Liz: But if I know Ellis Grey, she made the nursing home sign a contract to that effect. Meredith: You know my mother well. Liz: What a bitch. (they both laugh)

    • Liz: You don't wake a patient like that. What do I have to do to get through to you? Cristina: Cut me some slack. I was on call last night. I didn't get much sleep. Liz: Oh, stop whining. You'd rather be here, and you know it. What you got waiting for you at home? Boyfriend? Cristina: Nope. Liz: A girlfriend? Cristina: Nope. Liz: A pet? Family? Cristina: A bed. Liz: We got plenty of beds here. I don't feel sorry for you. This is who we are. This is our lives.

    • Meredith: Meredith Grey. She wanted me to send her regards. Liz: That doesn't sound like her. Meredith: Excuse me? Liz: Well, the Ellis Grey I know didn't have regards for anyone except Ellis Grey. But you know that already, don't you? Where is she now? Meredith: Traveling. Liz: Traveling? Meredith: Yeah. Liz: Huh. Is she practicing? Meredith: Not so much. Liz: Oh. Doesn't sound like her, either. She was all work, just like me. She never left the hospital. But you know that, too, don't you? Is she well? Meredith: She's fine. Liz: Good. Meredith: Just wanted to send her regards. Take care.

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    Notes (4)

    • In the scene where Izzie strips, Katherine Heigl (the actress that plays her) asked that part of the crew would take their clothes off too.

    • Original International Air Dates: Australia: August 29th, 2005 on Channel 7 Sweden: December 13th, 2005 on Kanal 5 Netherlands: January 24th, 2006 on Net 5 Germany: April 4th, 2006 on ProSieben India: May 3rd, 2006 on Star World France: July 10th, 2006 on TF1 Norway: July 18th, 2006 on TV2 Croatia: September 25th, 2006 on NOVA TV Portugal: November 26th, 2006 on RTP1 Romania: January 30th, 2007 on TVR1

    • Orginally ABC planned for this episode to be the last to air before its hiatus, so that Boston Legal could return. But on Friday, April 8th, 2005 ABC changed things and pulled Boston Legal until the fall, due to Grey's Anatomy having good ratings.

    • Music Featured In This Episode: 1. The song at the end of this episode is Where Does the Good Go by Tegan and Sara. 2. Break Your Heart by Get Set Go plays when Izzie and George argue while he is taking a shower. 3. Could Be Anything by The Eames Era plays at the beginning of the episode. 4. Let Myself Fall by Rosie Thomas plays when Meredith is viewing a photo album with her mom. 5. Sunday by Sia plays when Cristina calls code blue on her patient who is DNR. 6. Truth by Vaughan Penn plays when Derek and Meredith are cheking a patient after surgery.

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof (editing continuity): When Izzie is talking to her patient, her bangs are on the right side of her face. In the next shot, her bangs switch sides and are on the left side of her face.

    • Goof: In the scene where Cristina's talking to Nurse Fallon while Dr. Burke is listening in (about 24 minutes in), watch the heart monitor in the corner. You can see the computer they used to simulate it crash a couple times and bump into Windows.

    Allusions (2)

    • Meredith: Hello, Kitty. Hello, Kitty, was the brand of underwear that Izzie was wearing when Meredith was talking to her. Hello, Kitty is a anime character, produced for young children.

    • Episode Title: No Man's Land The title of this episode is a reference to a song but which one is unclear. Songs with the same title have been released by Syd Barret, John Michael Montgomery, Souls of Mischief, Winger, Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, U2 and Sufjan Stevens.

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