Grey's Anatomy

Season 4 Episode 10

Crash Into Me (2)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 06, 2007 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Meredith works furiously to save a paramedic trapped in an ambulance; Lexie holds the life of a patient in her hands; Derek must rely on a nurse to save a patient; Bailey struggles to balance her personal life with her work.

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  • Could have been better if it wasn't 'the Lexi Show'....

    Every character has a patient. Lots of drama, maybe too much drama and too many story lines, but this happens when the cast of the show used to be 5-9 and has now shot up to 50. The best part of this episode was the glimpse into Bailey's life, something the audience never gets to see.

    George's role in this episode is to be the messenger between Bailey and her husband. And Meredith and the Chief are still working on the paramedic.

    The cons of this episode? Derek's falling for Rose and kisses her in the scrub room. Alex screws up because he doesn't stop looking at Ava/Rebecca. Lexi gets way too much screen time (doesn't she have any intern friends of her own to hang out with?) and Cristina and Izzie don't get enough. Also Izzie and George realize it isn't going to work. The reason for the low score? One story cannot make up for the other 20 mediocore story lines.moreless
  • Part I was better! They couldn't keep up with the other episode, but it was great anyway.

    The way things ended couldn't meet my expectations.

    The Rose thing sucks, but it's necessary to make Mer realise what she's loosing. I disagree with those ones who said it was kinda Addison, because this storyline is quite different from the one in season 2, and also because Rose IS NOTHING compared to Addison.

    I loved how Lex reacted in that stressful environment.

    There's not much to say about the rest... Izzie and George break-up scene ruined the episode, Lexie could come closer to Mer, and Ava-Alex storyline didn't change: it was as lame as the previous episode.

    The rest was just excellent. Way to go.moreless
  • Great.

    Grate begining of the episode. Parts that will happen later. It is different. Then Lexie stoppes the bleeding. She is freaked out, and she calls the code blue, even it's not a code blue. And in the Shepherd's surgery Rose is trying to fix a computer. Rey is still stucked in the vehicle, and Meredith and Richard are trying to save his life. Later Dr. Hahn comes to help, and she's talking about "six ways to kill Ray" so Meredith tells her to shut up.

    Bailey chooses saving a life over her marrige. She destroys patient's nazi tattoo on purpose.

    Lexie is trying to save Nick's life, but he dies. Cristina is trying to comfort her, and that's so unlike her. She even brings Lexie at Merediths house.moreless
  • Meredith works to save two paramedics trapped in an ambulance,while Lexie discovers that patients can't always be saved,and Derek must rely on the help of Rose to save one.Bailey struggles with her marriage, Rebecca returns and Izzie tries to be hardcore.moreless

    I loved every minute of it. I was extremely glad to see that Bailey's personal life story is being developed further, as she is one of my favourite characters. I even like Rose, though I detest this storyline. Derek should know better... The dancing sequence was beautiful and it's nice to see Meredith trying to accept Lexie, especially brought in by Cristina. The dancing scene is also great because it is something so typically Grey's Anatomy, it really shows the close nit friendship bond between the characters and sometimes people just really need to blow of some steam, for which dancing is fantastic!moreless
  • Every character getting involved!

    Seems like everybody is in on the action tonight. Not just Derek, Meredeth, etc. But everybody and for that, I am glad that it shifted to everybody in the cast. Bailey may be getting a divorce as she tries to balance her private life. While Cristina comes as a friend to Lexie, who says that she has nobody. Meredith tries to save the life of a paramedic trapped inside the ambulance. As George & Izzy are trying to figure out their relationship and where to go from there. In all, really good that everybody got involved. Not one over the other.moreless
Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo

Dr. Meredith Grey

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

Dr. Cristina Yang

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens

Justin Chambers

Justin Chambers

Dr. Alex Karev

T.R. Knight

T.R. Knight

Dr. George O'Malley

Chandra Wilson

Chandra Wilson

Dr. Miranda Bailey

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Nick Hanscom

Guest Star

Emma Prescott

Emma Prescott


Guest Star

Gale Harold

Gale Harold


Guest Star

Elizabeth Reaser

Elizabeth Reaser

Rebecca Pope

Recurring Role

Cress Williams

Cress Williams

Tucker Jones

Recurring Role

Lauren Stamile

Lauren Stamile

Nurse Rose

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Rose mentions that she took three semesters of computer science at Santa Cruz. However, UC Santa Cruz operates on a quarter system, not a semester system.

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): At the end of the day, the experience of practicing medicine bears little resemblance to the dream. We go into medicine because we want to save lives. We go into medicine because we want to do good. We go into medicine for the rush, for the high, for the ride. But what we remember at the end of most days are the losses. What we lie awake at night replaying is the pain we caused...the ills we couldn't cure...the lives we ruined...or failed to save. At the end of the day, the reality is nothing like we hope. The reality is, at the end of the day, more often than not, turned inside out and upside down.

    • Mark (to Erica after she berates herself for missing something in her surgery): That's fascinating, Dr. Hahn.
      Erica: What?
      Mark: That you're as unkind to yourself as you are to everyone else.

    • Ava: Alex. Why won't you talk to me?
      Alex: What do you want me to talk about, Rebecca? How a guy almost bled out while I watched? Or how I got suspended for a week because you were there?
      Ava: Ava. It's Ava. Not Rebecca.
      Alex: Right. You're playing dress up. You're here playing dress up. You have a husband, Rebecca. You have a baby. And I have a life. That girl you were talking to early today. when you were playing med student? I'm screwing her. She might be a bigger wreck than I am, but at least she's not married. At least she's not gonan get me suspended. At least she's not trying to pretend somebody that she's not.
      Ava: Alex--
      Alex: Now, you got to ask yourself what you're doing here. Because I think if you can get honest, if you could just tell the damn truth for one minute, I think you have to admit, you're not here to talk. (they resume their kissing)

    • Izzie: I was Hahn's right hand today.
      George: That's good. That's good, right? That's great.
      Izzie: I think a patient feels better if they know their kids aren't terrified. I think they're more likely to pull through surgery if they know that their wives are not panicked. Those things matter.
      George: Well, they do matter.
      Izzie: I'm never gonna be Cristina. It's just not gonna happen. And I'm not gonna be Erica Hahn. I am not kick-ass.
      George: Thank god for that.
      Izzie: I love you.
      George: I love you.
      Izzie: We're not gonna make this work, are we?
      George: Marriage is hard even when it's right. It's hard. And... next time I do it I just want it to be forever. And I don't think it's our chemistry. I think it's our timing. But I don't think it's our chemistry.
      Izzie: So, we're saying maybe someday?
      George: Yeah. Yeah. We're sayin' maybe someday.

    • Tucker (about Bailey): She's busy right? She can't make lunch?
      George: Yes, yes, she can make lunch, just a slightly later lunch. She's in surgery.
      Tucker: Always is.
      George: Yeah, it's just taking a little longer.
      Tucker: Always does.
      George: She's having a really bad day. She's saving the life of a white supremacist, which is not a good day. So she asked me to ask you if you wouldn't mind waiting a little while longer. Please? She did say please. Which, as you may now, is not a word she uses that frequently. (Tucker makes a faces, he knows that's true) She really is sorry. It shouldn't be much longer.
      Tucker: Fine. But tell Miranda I said don't keep me waiting long. Please.

    • Tucker: Why am I not surprised?
      George: Dr. Bailey is sorry. She's very, very, sorry.
      Tucker: I'm out of here.
      George: She just asked me to ask you if you could wait a little while longer. She's almost done with the surgery. It's just more complicated than she expected but she is almost done.
      Tucker: Fine. I'll wait. But you tell her that I'm tired. Tired of her choosing everything over me and our marriage. You tell her this is the last time. I'm finished. Tell her the only reason that I'm staying here is to tell her that myself.

    • Tucker: She said that?
      George: You know, if you just wait a few more minutes you guys could just talk to each other, because you know, things get lost in translation because this is clearly not a way to have what is obviously a very, very important conversation.
      Tucker: It's clearly not very important. Our marriage is fallin' apart and she sends you to save it.
      George: Tucker. She's in surgery. She's saving a life, she's literally saving a life, and she's gonna be here soon.
      Tucker: She's always saving a person's life. She'll always be here soon. You go as her, when exactly is soon gonna come? (he walks away)

    • Nick: Holy crap. My artery just blew.
      Lexie: Your artery blew.
      Nick: I didn't think that would really happen. I mean, I thought it was something that doctors say might happen because they have to, but I didn't think it'd really happen.
      Lexie: Me neither.

    • Nick: How you doin', Dr. Grey?
      Lexie: Lexie. I'm okay. Are you okay?
      Nick: I'm a little freaked out to be honest. Mostly because you look like Carrie at the prom. Seriously, you're wearing like half my blood.
      Lexie: Which is why we're hanging some more.
      Tyler: I'm having trouble getting a vein.
      Lexie: Why?
      Tyler: He's hypovolemic. His veins are flaccid.
      Nick: That's not a nice thing to say. That's not a nice thing to say at all. (Lexie smiles)

    • Derek: Hey.
      Meredith: I don't wan't you to date other people. It may not be enough for you but i'm trying here, so I don't want you to date anybody but me. That's it... Except, I'm scared as hell to want you but here I am wanting you anyway, and fear means I have something to lose, right? And I don't want to lose you.
      Derek: ...Meredith
      Meredith: Don't. Don't say anything. I'm gonna leave and you can say something tomorrow. That's progress right? (Derek nods and she walks away smiling)

    • Ray: I'm trying to not be scared. I don't want to die scared. I wanna not be scared.
      Richard: Ray! Listen to me. It's good be scared, it means you still have something to lose.
      Ray: Yeah? (to Meredith) Are you ever scared?
      Meredith: All the time.

    • Cristina: Hey, I brought supplies. (Lexie walks in behind her and Meredith looks confused and shakes her head) ... She's got no one.
      Meredith: I'm drinking. Are you drinking, Lexie?
      Lexie: Yeah, a drink would be good.

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): Some days the whole world seems upside down. And then, somehow, improbably and when you least expect it… the world rights itself again.

    • Cristina (to Lexie): You did a good job today. That was not easy. What you did was not easy, it was brave.
      Lexie (about Nick): We killed him. The hospital… Sloan… us. We were not prepared.
      Cristina: Yeah. Yeah, that happens sometimes.
      Lexie: That's… You have any idea how backwards that is?
      Cristina: We help more than we hurt.
      Lexie (looking totally helpless): I have no one.

    • Cristina: You know, I rose above today, too.
      Bailey: Yes, you did.
      Cristina: You were having a hard day, you were busy rising above. But so was I. Which is why I haven't said anything, but now the day is over and I'm done.
      Bailey: Excuse me?
      Cristina: You know, what you did, pulling me off of Hahn's surgery, was an abuse of power. You needed help, okay, but you used me, because of the color of my skin. I mean, you compromised the quality of my education, bacause of my color. I resent it.

    • Richard: You stayed calm and focused and efficient in a very stressful situation. That's impressive.
      Meredith: I was scared.
      Richard: You did it anyway. Like I said, impressive.

    • Cristina (after Nick's artery starts bleeding again): You can't cry Lexie. This isn't over. You can't cry.

    • Cristina: I'm gonna go get Sloan.
      Lexie: What you're leaving?
      Cristina: I'll be right back. You can do this. You're doing this.

    • Sara: Look, can you um, tell him that I'm sorry that I can't stay here? That I just can't come back here right now?
      Meredith: Ray wanted me to tell you that he's sorry too. He's sorry that he couldn't save Stan. He wanted me to tell you that in case he didn't make it.
      Sara: You think he's not gonna make it?
      Meredith: I hope he makes it. But you won't be here, so...
      Sara: My husband is dead. He's dead. Somewhere in this hospital. How am I supposed to stay here?
      Meredith: I don't know. I don't know. But I know that if Ray makes it, he's gonna wake up and have no one. And your gonna go home and you're have ...
      Sara: ... No one.
      Meredith: I think it's better to have someone Even if it hurts. Even if it's the most painful thing that you have to do. Even if it's the most painful thing you've ever had to do. I think it's better to have someone.

    • Erica: This is gonna sound bizarre. I realize at this point that this is gonna sound bizarre, but... Any chance you people want to get a drink with me?
      Mark: Why would we want to do that?
      Callie (to Mark): She's saying she needs a friend.
      Mark: Okay. Fine. Let's drink.
      Erica: You won't hit on me?
      Mark: I can't promise that.
      Erica: If I say please?
      Callie (to Erica): He still can't promise that.
      Erica (after a pause to think): Fine.

    • Shane (looking at his stomach and scar, that goes right through the middle of his tattoo): Dr. Bai-- She did this on purpose, right?
      George: I don't understand. You have a black partner, right? Mary?
      Shane: Yeah. Do you know how she is?
      George: Are you two friends?
      Shane: Look, I'm not the devil, okay? I'm just a guy with a belief system. Mary's a nice girl. We save lives together. That's a good time. Look, if she wanted to marry my brother, I'd have a problem with that. But so would a lot of people. I'm not that much different than most of the people that you know.
      George: Well, Dr.Bailey did save your life today. A black woman saved your life at great personal cost. So maybe next time you're looking at your tattoo, and you're thinking how much better all us white guys are than everyone else, you think about that. Because between you and me, if I had been alone in that O.R. You'd probably be dead right now. And, uh, since we're sharing belief systems, I believe, if you were dead, the world would be a better place.

    • Bailey (to Shane, while doing surgery on him): A person can only rise so high. Now I'm rising above, but there's a ceiling and I'm about to hit it.

    • (Meredith is the ambulance with Ray, and Izzie and Erica are outside it giving her instructions)
      Meredith: How 'ya doin' Ray?
      Erica: Grey, you gotta be careful with this technique. Iff you aim the needle incorrectly, you could nick the very thin-walled right atrium.
      Izzie: She'd cause a cardiac rupture.
      Erica: A cardiac rupture, a tension pneumothorax, basically, there's about six different ways she could kill.
      Ray: Are they talking about me?
      Meredith: No. Don't listen to them, Ray.

    • Izzie: Do you want me to keep the family informed?
      Erica: I want you to think like a surgeon. You're thinking like a social worker. If you wanna be a social worker you can save yourself a lot of effort because the training is two years not twelve. If you wanna be a surgeon, you can update the family when the crisis has passed.

    • George (about Tucker): He said something about you choosing everything over your marriage.
      Bailey: He said that? What else did he say?
      George: I think that was about it.
      Bailey: You think or you know?
      George: He said that this was the last time and that he was finished.
      Bailey: I'm in surgery, O'Malley. Did you tell him that I'm trying to save a man's life?
      George: Yes.
      Bailey: That I want to be there with him right now, but if I were to leave this man would die? Did you tell him that?
      George: Yes.
      Bailey: You need to go back out there and tell him that I took a vow, a vow to save lives. He might wanna remember that he also took a vow for better or for worse. You tell him that it's his job as a husband to understand that. You tell him I am standing by my vow for better or for worse. You tell him I am holding him to his vow. You tell him if he's thinking about leaving right now, that he might find himself hurt and wounded and needing an operation. And he may not get a surgeon who is as married to her vows as I am. You tell him that!
      George (quickly): Can't I just do somet charts?
      Bailey: Go!

    • Nick (to Lexie): Hey, I'm in love with you now. I forgot entirely about my ex.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Awards and Nominations:
      2008 Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Makeup For A Single-camera Series (non-prosthetic) (Norman Leavitt, Brigitte Bugayong, Shauna Giesbrecht, Michele Teleis)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Italy: February 18, 2008 on Foxlife
      Saudi Arabia: March 4, 2008 on ShowSeries
      Latin America: April 14, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Germany: April 23, 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia: April 27, 2008 on Network 7
      The Netherlands: May 12, 2008 on Net 5
      Croatia: May 15, 2008 on RTL TV
      Israel: May 19, 2008 on YES Stars 1
      Norway: October 28, 2008 on TV2
      Romania: December 9, 2008 on TVR1
      Czech Republic: March 12, 2009 on Prima

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Creator by Santogold
      2. Circles by Natalie Walker
      3. Feel It Coming by Sara Melson


    • Nick (to Lexie, who is covered in blood): You look like Carrie at the prom.

      Carrie (1976) is a horror movie based on a Stephen King novel about a girl with telekinetic powers. After her classmates play a trick on her by causing a bucket of pig's blood to be dumped on her, she loses control and takes revenge.

    • Episode's Title: Crash Into Me

      This is a song by Dave Matthews Band, released in 1996.