Grey's Anatomy

What Have I Done To Deserve This?

Season 2, Ep 19, Aired 2/26/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Meredith and George are experiencing morning-after tension at home and at work and it has the rest of the doctors wondering what's up. Derek and Addison are experiencing their own version of morning-after tension as a result of Mark's visit to Seattle. Bailey, returning the favor that was done for her during the Code Black situation, must treat Addison for a specific feminine problem. Izzie and Alex are making headway in their relationship until Denny Duquette comes back. Soon Alex is not-so-oddly jealous of the attention Izzie is showing to Denny. Someone finds comfort in confiding in a patient who is going through an ordeal of his own. Burke deals with a patient and gets to observe the patient's unstable relationship with his fiancée.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 (49)
  • I felt this was a very good episode, and enjoyed it even though I dreaded it for a week.

    By PilotofSerenity, Feb 28, 2006

  • Pivotal as well, this episode nearly killed me.

    By HeyMickey85, Feb 28, 2006

  • Great episode! The interns start to take sides after they find out what ahppened between Meredith and Geroge.

    By daisy54, Feb 27, 2006

  • In this episode, George and Meredith definately experience a lot of tension and she and Derek decide to be just friends. What can come of this?

    By ilovemilo, Feb 27, 2006

  • Explosion, psh, what explosion?

    By terals2003, Feb 27, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Olivia: If she can’t love him back the way he loves her ... then she doesn’t deserve him. George: You heard about me and Meredith? Olivia: Well everyone heard. George, you were yelling about it in the hallway. (George sighs) Must've sucked. I'm sorry. George: I'm sorry. Um- If I made you feel anything like I’m feeling right now. ... I’m sorry. Olivia: That's nice to hear.

    • Addison: I’m gonna show you something and when I do you do not get to laugh and you do not get to gloat. Derek: Why would I gloat? Addison: I have poison oak. (Derek pulls back the curtain and sees Addison sitting there) Derek: What? (Addison lifts up the sheet covering her legs, Derek looks) Hmm. You do indeed have poison oak. (Addison looks pissed. Derek is trying not to smile) Addison (yells): So are we even yet? I mean is this bad enough? Have we repaid my debt to society, Derek? (Derek starts laughing. Addison throws a pillow at him, he throws it back. She too starts to laugh) Derek (amused): Alright. Let's take a look. Addison: Get out!

    • Denny: Do you believe in karma? Izzie: Actually I do. Denny: I think you might be mine. Izzie: You must have been very, very good to deserve me.

    • Callie: Dr. George O'Malley. You're the heart in the elevator guy! George: Yeah, that's me. Callie (smiles): That was amazing. George: Uh, thanks. I uh dislocated my shoulder. Callie (looks at his shoulder): Yeah. I can see that. George: It's not really so bad. Callie: Yes, it is. Pick your poison. George: Uh ... no pain killers, thanks. Callie: Bold choice. George: No I just, ah officially I'm on duty. Callie (chuckles): And planning to stay? George: Mmm. Callie: Bolder choice. George: All I need is help ah, popping it back in. Callie: You got into a fight? George: I fell, I fell down some stairs. (Callie moves to the side where his arm is dislocated) Callie: Where? At your girlfriend's? George: What? No, I'm single. Callie: Single, huh. (Callie pops his shoulder back in, and he groans loudly) It hurts less if you don't see it coming.

    • Izzie: What's going on? Alex: The fetus is freaking out. Izzie: I can see that. (she tries to grab his arm) Why are you freaking out? (George stops walking, Cristina walks up) George: You think that someone is your friend you know. (Meredith looks ashamed and George is angry) You think at the very least she’d respect your privacy! Cristina: What's going on? (George starts walking off again) Alex: Baby boy is freaking out. Izzie: She can see that! Cristina (at the same time): I can see that! Izzie: Why is freaking out? (they follow George and Meredith who are a few feet ahead) Meredith: George, can we at least talk? George: I don’t wanna talk! Not to you! I wanted to keep my mouth shut! And if you hadn’t been running away from me every time you see me you would know that. (George enters the stairwell, and starts running down the stairs. Meredith follows) Meredith: Okay, you’re right but can we just talk now? (the others are following them) George (yells): You wanna talk now because you told everyone that we had sex! Meredith (her eyes widen): Shh! Izzie: You had sex?! Cristina: You had sex with George?! George: You didn't tell them? Meredith: No. George: Damn it! (George moves to walk down the next flight of stairs, but ends up falling down them instead. All the girls yell concerned. Alex laughs, and Izzie hits him)

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    Notes (4)

    • Original International Air Dates: Bulgaria: July 19, 2006 on bTV Spain: September 12, 2006 on Cuatro Netherlands: October 17, 2006 on Net 5 UK: November 30, 2006 on Living TV Sweden: December 12, 2006 on Kanal 5 Germany: January 30, 2007 on PRO7 Croatia: March 12, 2007 on NOVA TV Czech Republic: April 8, 2007 on Prima TV Italy: April 20, 2007 on Italia 1 Ireland: June 26, 2007 on RTE Two Romania: July 17, 2007 on TVR1

    • Music Featured In This Episode: 1. Careless Love by Madeleine Peyroux plays during George's voiceover in the beginning of the episdoe 2. I Hate Everyone by Get Set Go plays after George falls 3. Be Gentle With Me by Boy Least Likely To plays when Izzie's with Denny/Chief is telling Derek Bailey wants her privacy 4. Throw It All Away Brandi Carlile plays when George is packing a suitcase and having a flashback 5. Slow Down New Moscow plays when is Izzie putting on lipstick

    • This is the first episode to contain a flashback.

    • For the first time, George is the voiceover for the show instead of Meredith. This is also the second episode where a character other than Meredith is narrating/doing the voiceover. The other episode was the recap special "Straight to the Heart", which was narrated by Joe the Bartender.

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: One patient's father says that his daughter is a junior at U Dub and that she has made the honor roll the last three semesters. U Dub, short for the University of Washington, is on a Quarter system, not a Semester system.

    • Goof: When Izzie is paged by Alex and he gives her a cupcake. She says "Ooh" but her mouth doesn't move.

    Allusions (2)

    • Tucker (to Derek): My wife thanks you, my son thanks you, and I thank you.

      This is a reference to the most famous line from the 1942 biopic Yankee Doodle Dandy starring James Cagney as songwriter George M. Cohan ("You're a Grand Old Flag" et al.). The recurring line in the film is, "My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you." This line was honored as number 97 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes list.

    • Episode Title: What Have I Done To Deserve This? This is the title of a song by the Pet Shop Boys. It was first released on their second album Actually. This may be an allusion to how both George and Meredith feel, since little seems to go smoothly in their lives during this episode. It is also a song by Dusty Springfield.

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