Grey's Anatomy

Season 2 Episode 16

It's the End of the World (1)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 05, 2006 on ABC
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Episode Summary

An explosive case arrives at the O.R. that might endanger all the lives of the people working there, which leads Dr. Burke to declare a "Code Black" for the hospital. Bailey worries where her husband is as she is in labor. Also Izzie and Alex may be creating some heat.moreless

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  • The best Grey's episode of them all

    This episode, along with it's conclusion in the following episode entitled "...As we know it", is the best episode of Grey's Anatomy through all three seasons that have aired so far. The Code Black story is handled with just the right level of emotion and drama, and makes it far more believable than most TV shows would do today. The story of Dr. Bailey delivering her baby shows a great side of her character that we don't often get to see, and also shows why Chandra Wilson is such a great actress. I wasn't a huge fan of the turn in the Alex-Izzie story with this episode, but the second part of the episode brings about a more honest and sweet turn to it. Christina Ricci and Kyle Chandler are great as the bomb-squad detective and the EMT with her hand keeping the bomb steady and the patient from bleeding out. Definitely worth checking out.moreless
  • Memorable.

    Well, hello, post-Super Bowl episode. The Steelers win, and we open with the fantasy of beer-and-cheese-dip-laden football fans nationwide: three beautiful women getting it on, soaking wet. Mere, Izzie, and Cristina hang out in a steamy shower -- their hair inexplicably dry, and their makeup perfect -- giggling and flirting and sponging each other down hotly. I find it sad and unfortunate that poor little Ellen Pompeo, while still incredibly pretty, is not even in the same universe of hotness as the Misses Heigl and Oh, oh my. Eat a cheeseburger and invest in some moisturizer, Ellen! Anyway, Mere voice-overs, "Okay. Clearly, not my dream," as the shower door slides open and there stands...George. Hee. Cristina turns around and growls sultrily, "George." Izzie purrs that he's the strongest, most masculine man she's ever known. Cristina: "You're smarter than me. And you've got really great hair." Mere: "I'm in love with you, George. I always have been, and I always will be." George steps into the shower, throws his towel off, and...cut to the pathetic thing falling out of his own bed. Aw. MereVO: "See? Told you. Not my dream." George tries really hard to look strong and masculine as he heaves himself up off the floor and Izzie bursts in to remind him to use the plunger on the toilet. "What are you doing on the floor? Get up, something's wrong with Meredith."

    Mere is wallowing in her bed of self-pity and telling the gang she's not going to work today. Despite their protests that she has to go to work and do surgery, Mere insists she's staying home, and she doesn't care about work OR surgeries. Cristina magically appears on the other side of her bed. "You have a...feeling?" Mere says yes, she has a feeling like she might die. Cristina tells her to shut up and come on. She sits down on the bed. "This is me being supportive. Go." Mere sits up a fraction of an inch and tells Cristina what we already know: the man she loves has a wife, and he's chosen her over Mere, and now they have her dog. "She's got my McDreamy. And my McDog. She's got my McLife! And what have I got?" She goes on some more about her sad, sad life, then adds, "Plus my conditioner decided to stop working and I think I have brittle bones." Heh. No kidding. Cristina attempts to look concerned as Mere says she just needs a sign that things are gonna change -- a reason to go on. Cristina ponders this for a second, then jumps up and rips the covers away. "Whatever, everybody has problems. Now get your ass out of bed and get to work." She jumps up onto the bed and actually kicks Meredith out of it. Awesome.

    At the hospital, Burke and Webber discuss the quiet board they're staring at, and how it's a bad sign. McDreamy walks over and also notes the quiet board. Webber tells them a quiet board means trouble, death, and bad news, and for them to stop looking at him like that. They continue to look at him like that. After Webber stomps off, Burke goes to leave and bids McDreamy a "Dr. Shepherd." McDreamy: "Dr. BURKE." He asks why they can't call each other by their first names, seeing as how they've known each other for a while, and done surgeries together, and have best friend ex/girlfriends. Burke says he doesn't think so. Ha! McDreamy can't believe it, but Burke is serious. He says again, "Dr. Shepherd." McDreamy, defeatedly: "Dr. Burke."moreless
  • This was the first episode I ever saw of Grey's Anatomy.. I saw it by accident flipping channels one night. i was instantly sucked in.

    This was the episode that started it all for me Not only was I instantly addicted, I went back and watched all of season one to understand what I didn't know and the episodes of season two I missed. When the second part of the episode As we know it aired I was very up to speed.This is by far one one of the best episodes. I think for anyone who wants to start watching this show and episode like this is perfect to watch to show how amazing of a show that it is of course you have to watch the other part with it.moreless
  • Excelent Episode!

    I did not watch Grey's Anatomy right from the start but the first episode I ever saw got me hooked. So I watch all the episodes I had missed right away, every single one of them made more interested in the show, until I saw this…

    I have to say I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish (and a little bit after it finished). This is one of the best episodes on the show (amazing 'cause they are all so good), you can feel the intensity and stress of the characters and cant help but wonder what is going to happen next. It is shocking and fresh and I could watch it 100 times and won't get bored.moreless
  • May I just say that Dylan Young, the bomb squad leader, is molten lava HOT?! That's Kyle Chandler in the role from Early Edition, Homefront, and now Friday Night Lights. He totally deserved his Emmy nomination as Guest Star.moreless

    May I just say that Dylan Young, the bomb squad leader, is molten lava HOT?! That's Kyle Chandler in the role from Early Edition, Homefront, and now Friday Night Lights.

    He totally deserved his Emmy nomination as Guest Star.

    Same casting director for Grey's Anatomy (at this time in Grey's Anatomy history), Linda Lowy, is also the casting director for Friday Night Lights. Good eye, Linda Lowy, good eye ... on both shows! She's been Emmy nominated for her talented eye for casting ensemble casts. Kyle Chandler turned out to be outstanding in both roles, showing such versatility in these two diametrically opposed roles.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

Larry Clarke

Larry Clarke


Guest Star

Marty Lodge

Marty Lodge

Dr. Milton

Guest Star

Jillian Armenante

Jillian Armenante

Mindy Carlson

Guest Star

Kyle Chandler

Kyle Chandler

Dylan Young

Recurring Role

Cress Williams

Cress Williams

Tucker Jones

Recurring Role

Sarah Utterback

Sarah Utterback

Nurse Olivia Harper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: In episode 5 'Bring the pain' Bailey's husband is played by Bashir Salahuddin but in this episode (and forward) Cress Williams plays her husband, Tucker Jones.

    • Goof: In Bailey's first scene, we hear a water splashing sound, and she tells George that her water just broke all over his shoes. Bailey is then shown being helped into a wheel chair, but her jeans are completely dry!

    • Shonda Rhimes said in the DVD commentary for season 2 that for this episode "It's the End of the World (1)" the shower scene in the beginning of the episode ran a couple of seconds longer on DVD than it did on TV due to being too hot for TV.

    • Goof: After Meredith puts her hand on the bomb, and everyone stands up. It goes to a shot of Burke, and he is standing straight up. But when it goes to a shot from up above, it shows him kneeling down.

    • Goof: Near the end of the episode, Mrs Carlson is with the Chief in his office, and the Chief asks Alex to get her some coffee. However, at this time Alex should be busy with Izzie in the on-call room. We can tell this because before the coffee call, Alex and Izzie are in the on-call room, and it is not until after the coffee part that Alex and Izzie come back fixing up their clothes and hair.

    • Goof: When Alex runs out to warn Burke as he is running through the hall there is nothing on his head but when he gets in he is wearing a scrub cap.

  • QUOTES (33)

    • Dylan: When the hell are people going to learn?
      Burke: Well it may not be as bad as it seems.
      Dylan: Her hand is holding the device steady.
      Burke: Or maybe her hand is simply in there with the ammo. We can't know.
      Dylan: Well my guys talked to the friend. That device is home made which means it's unstable and very unreliable. It could be a dud but we have no way of knowing. Add that to the fact you've got a surgeon in the O.R next door refusing to leave. (Burke looks surprised at that) And a nervous paramedic's hand in the body cavity.
      Burke: It's definitely as it seems.
      Dylan: That's what I'm saying.

    • George: Dr. Bailey, I was just -- Dr. Bailey, what--
      Bailey: Can someone find me my suitcase? I need my suitcase. I'm going home.
      George: Dr. Bailey, you're having a baby.
      Bailey (angry and upset): There's not going to be any baby born today. You hear me? I'm holding it in! (George looks shocked) I'll have him tomorrow. Just not now. Not like this. No! Just, no. (she has another contraction and struggles not to cry) I'm going home. I'm going home right now. (crying) I can't. I can't do this without my husband. I can't do this alone. (the contraction passes) Ah! Okay, okay, okay.

    • Dylan: You close him up. You do whatever you have to do. The 'Chief of Surgery' has authorized to tell me you cannot stay here.
      Derek: The 'Chief of Surgery' doesn't scare me. Dr. Bailey scares me. I'm not going to be the one to let her husband die. And that's what would happen if I put his skull flap on in this condition. Bomb or no bomb. Now get out of my O.R.

    • Richard: We're having pre-op patients transferred to Mercy West and all trauma re-routed to Seattle Presbyterian. There is no danger to the north, south and west wings of this hospital. Just the east surgical wing. That said anyone who wants to leave can leave. No one stays unless they volunteer to stay, understood? (they all nod) Okay. (every one goes their seperate ways. Addison walks up to him)
      Addison: Richard, it's a Code Black? Really?
      Richard: Yes. I've shut down the O.R's.
      Addison: Wait to trauma?
      Richard: To everything.
      Addison: Wait a minute, to everything, everything?
      Richard: As of ten minutes ago all the operating rooms at Seattle Grace were completely evacuated with the exception of Dr. Burke's team.
      Izzie: Dr. Shepherd's team.
      Richard: What? What do you mean Dr. Shepherd's team?
      Izzie: They're still in O.R two.

    • George: I don't like having to lie to Dr. Bailey.
      Addison: Now's not the time, Dr. O'Malley.
      George: She'd want to know about her husband. (his pager goes off) 'Code black.' What's a code black?
      Izzie: Wait! (runs up to them) Dr. Shepherd. The other Dr. Shepherd wanted me to let you know that Tucker's bleed is more extensive than he originally thought. It's gonna be a few more hours before he has anything concrete to tell Dr. Bailey.
      Addison: Thanks, Stevens.
      George (to Izzie): What's a 'code black'? (Izzie goes to check his pager, but hers goes off and she checks)
      Izzie: 'Code black'? Code Red, Code Blue, Code. I've never had a 'Code Black' before. (turns to Addison) Dr. Shepherd?
      Addison: Just, just go back to your locker room and wait for your resident to give you instructions.
      Izzie (concerned): We don't have a resident.
      George: What's going on?
      Izzie: Is it something bad? (the elevator doors open to reveal complete chaos)
      Addison: Yeah, it's something bad.

    • Alex: Can you imagine? What she stick her hand in there for anyway?
      Meredith: She was trying to save his life.
      Alex: And now she might die because of it. (Burke opens the door)
      Meredith: What do we do now?
      Burke: I go back in and wait for the bomb squad. You leave. You all leave. (most of them leave. A few stay, including Meredith)
      Alex: Mer, you comin'? (Meredith gives him a look) Okay, it's your funeral.
      Meredith: You need a surgical team.
      Burke: All I need is Dr. Milton to keep him under. The rest I can do by myself. (Meredith doesn't move) Fine. But you wait by the elevator. I don't want anybody in here that doesn't need to be in this O.R. When the bomb squad arrives we'll take it from there. Until then Milton and I are doing this alone. Now, go.

    • (About to start surgery on Tucker, Bailey's husband)
      Derek: If Bailey asks, I'm not the one who did this.

    • Addison: Hey. You've got Bailey's husband on the table?
      Burke: Bailey's husband's going into surgery?
      Derek: Got into a car accident trying to get to the hospital before the birth.
      Addison: What do we tell Bailey?
      Derek: Nothing. Let's just wait until I get in there and see how bad the damage is. Give her something concrete to tell her.
      Addison: Yeah, no use upsetting her until we know. Okay, keep me posted. (motions to leave) Hey, Preston.
      Burke: Good seeing you, Addison. (Derek looks amazing as Addison walks away) What?
      Derek: She gets to call you by your first name and I don't.
      Burke: I like her.
      Derek: And you don't like me?
      Burke: No.

    • Meredith: How are you doing over there?
      Hannah: My hand is getting numb and I gotta tell ya, this whole insides are all bloody and squishy thing is so not good for my gag reflex. But I'm good. Is this okay? Me being in here like this.
      Meredith: Once Dr. Burke scrubs in. He'll have you remove your hand and then you can go. And we'll fix Mr. Carlson.
      Hannah: Good. Cause I know how much medicine I know and it's just enough to never be allowed in an O.R. It's my second week. As a paramedic. I got out of school about a month ago.
      Meredith: I haven't been doing this that long either.
      Hannah: Oh. Talk about on the job training huh?

    • Izzie: He's my patient, Cristina. Get your own.
      Cristina: I had one. Meredith took him.
      Izzie: So now you're gonna take mine?
      Cristina: If I can.

    • Meredith: What was that about?
      Cristina: If I knew you were gonna get the good case I would've let you stay in bed.

    • Alex: So, you wanna do charts later?
      Izzie: Never gonna happen.
      Alex: What?
      Izzie: Alex I gave you your chance. You had your chance and you slept with someone else. (George rolls his eyes, Cristina looks like she's about to laugh. She and George end up laughing) I forgave you in the spirit of being a bigger person. Of rising above but these legs are closed to you now. The panties are staying on. So you and me? Never gonna happen.
      Alex: So, you don't wanna do charts later?
      Izzie: Go stand over there. (she motions him to get away from her)

    • Cristina: We haven't had a decent resident this week.
      Izzie: Oh, the last two weren't bad.
      Alex: Doesn't matter which resident we get. They suck.
      George: They all sucked.
      Izzie: Yeah.
      George: I miss Dr. Bailey.

    • Alex: Exactly how was your husband injured?
      Paul: Mindy? Mindy? Are you in here?
      Mindy: I'm over here. Moron!
      Paul: How's James doing?
      Mindy: Oh he's bleeding all over the place. That's how he's doing! (she yells) The girl of the ambulance put her hand inside of him! That's how he's doing!
      Paul: What are you yelling at me for?
      Mindy: Because! Because you and James are like idiots! Playing like 8-year olds! (Alex tries to interrupt)
      Paul: Okay, we don't play. We re-enact.
      Mindy: You play! You put on your costumes and build your stupid toys and you play!
      Paul: We re-enact.
      Mindy: No one re-enacts World War II. You moron!
      Alex (walks over to Paul): Exactly what happened?
      Mindy: You wanna know what happened? What happened is my husband and his moron best friend--
      Paul: Can you stop calling me a moron?
      Mindy: Moron best friend! Decided to build some kind of big gun.
      Paul: Yeah an exact replica of the finest allied anti-tank weapon of World War II. The M19A bazooka.
      Mindy: So they put on their stupid costumes and they go out into the backyard and they try to shoot the thing! (Alex looks confused)
      Paul: I'm the gunner. James is the loader. Okay we follow the specifications exactly. (Alex nods) You should see it. It's a 60 millimeter. One and a half pound rocket. It's a beauty.
      Mindy: It didn't work. So like an idiot my husband has to go and stand in front of his big gun to see what went wrong! That's when the stupid toy starts working! (Alex now looks concerned)
      Paul: Stop calling it a toy.
      Mindy: It's taken up half my garage. I'll call it whatever I want!
      Alex: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Whoa, he shot himself with a bazooka?
      Mindy: Yeah!
      Alex (horrified): He shot himself with a bazooka?! (Paul nods)
      Mindy: Like I said, morons! The pair of them!
      Alex: Was there an explosion?
      Paul: Huh?
      Alex: Was there an explosion?
      Paul: No, why? (Alex looks beyond horrified) Oh, crap. (Alex runs out of the room towards the OR)

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): It's a look patients get in their eyes, there is a scent the smell of death, some kind of sixth sense, when the great beyond is headed for you, you feel it coming. What's the one thing you've always dreamed of doing before you die?

    • (The bomb squad guy is trying to get in the O.R. that Cristina is in and she's blocking the door)
      Meredith (to the bomb squad): Oh no, she will hurt him.
      Cristina: What is going on?
      Meredith: Bomb in a body cavity.
      Cristina: Man, all I got is Bailey's husband's open brain.
      Meredith: What procedure?
      Cristina: Craniotomy with Shepherd.
      Meredith: Shepherd's got Bailey's husband on the table?
      Dylan: Excuse me.
      Meredith Bailey's having a baby!
      Dylan: Excuse me! Stop talking! (Cristina makes a face)

    • Izzie (to George): Okay, this is the last time I'm gonna tell you this, if you're gonna clog up the toilet, you've got to be willing to use a plunger or else we're gonna make you crap in the back yard.

    • Burke: Hannah, I don't want you to move. Not your hand, not your body. Not an inch.
      Hannah: Okay you should know, you're starting to scare me.
      Burke: Don't be scared. Everything is going to be fine. Dr. Grey could you ah- (he motions to Meredith to walk over, she does) I want you to walk out of this room. Walk, do not run. Go and tell the charge nurse that we have a code black.
      Meredith: I'm sorry, code black?
      Burke: Code black. Tell him that I am sure, and then tell him to call the bomb squad.

    • Cristina: Which surgeon are we gonna have to suck up to today?
      Bailey: That would be me.
      Izzie: Dr. Bailey?
      Bailey: I've been gone two weeks, two weeks, and you ran off two residents. I've got people phoning me at home, screamin', telling me my interns are Rosemary's babies. (they all look a little offended by this) Nobody wants you. Do you think I have time for this? I am pregnant! I'm supposed to be on bed rest. I'm supposed to be growing a human being, I'm supposed to be calm! Do I look calm to you? Did I raise you fools to be pariahs? (George walks up and hugs her)
      George: You're back.
      Bailey: I am not back!
      George: You're not?
      Bailey (hits his back): Get off me. Yang, Karev, Grey stay here and wait for the incoming case, O'Malley page Dr. Addison Shepherd. Stevens, get a wheelchair.
      Izzie: A wheelchair?
      Bailey: A wheelchair.
      George: What should I tell Dr. Montgomery-Shepherd?
      Bailey: What did I say?
      George: Dr. Bailey?
      Bailey: What?
      George: What do you want me to tell Dr. Montgomery-Shepherd when she answers her page? (Bailey's water breaks)
      Bailey: Tell her my contractions are 10 minutes apart, and my water just broke all over your shoes. (Izzie has the wheelchair, George picks Bailey up to put her in the wheelchair) Just get -- Boy, get off me!

    • Izzie: You knew Meredith and Cristina would be on the floor with the bomb.
      George: Yeah.
      Izzie: Is it wrong that we're jealous? It's all right that we're jealous, right?
      George: The fact that we're jealous that they might blow up the guy is not a reflection on our character. It's about feeling useless.
      Izzie: Ineffectual.
      George: We couldn't even get Meredith out of bed this morning. We had to call in Cristina. How embarrassing is that?
      Izzie: You know what I think George? I think Meredith and Cristina are doers.
      George: They do. They're doers.
      Izzie: They do, and we, we watch. We're watchers. (she sees Alex) We have to become more proactive, George. We have to become doers.
      George: Fight for what we want.
      Izzie: We have to do.
      George: Yeah. (Izzie gets up to find Alex)
      George: Oh, you mean... (he stands up) We are starting right now. Okay.

    • Bailey: Dr. Shepherd? Where exactly is my husband?
      Addison (teary eyed): He's with my husband. (Bailey starts to cry)

    • George: Chief. (points at the door) Bailey's in there.
      Richard (excited): Bailey's back? (moves to the door to look in smiling but instantly stops. He looks at George mortified) O'Malley!
      George: She's in labor. Dr. Montgomery-Shepherd is examing her cervix.
      Richard: I can see that quiet clearly! (George looks in the door) O'Malley, stop looking! (George moves away from the door)
      George (smiles): Pretty amazing, right? The mircle of life.
      Richard: Our Bailey. Becoming a mother. Feels good. Having Bailey back at the hospital. The balance is being restored.
      George: That's all I'm saying, sir.
      Derek: Hey guys. What's goin' on?
      George (motions to the door): Bailey's in there.
      Derek (smiles): Bailey's back? That's excellent. (walks to the door but stops when he looks in the window, his smile is gone instantly) And her cervix is being examined by my wife, which is a visual that I will never get out of my head. (George and Richard smile. Addison opens the door to find them there)
      Addison: Wow. Hmm, the gathering of men outside the delivery room. How mid-century of you.

    • Bailey (on cellphone): Uh, Tucker Jones. You better be lyin' in the street somewhere dead, mister, because when I get my hands on you (another contraction starts) I am having your baby here, Mister!

    • (Mindy is screaming her head off. Alex is standing by her as is Izzie, who is cringing at the sound)
      Alex: She's been going at least 15, 20 minutes. This must be like some kind of record.
      Izzie: Look at her. She's not even turning red.
      Cristina (walks up): Good for her. Burke says to shut her up.
      Olivia (walks in): We've got an incoming trauma, NBC with a 30 minute extrication time and severe and intrusion damage to the car. (Mindy screams even louder at Olivia) Definite head injury. Stable vitals and everything else. 5 minutes out!
      Cristina: I got it!
      Izzie: I got it!
      Cristina: I got it first. (they both move towards the door)
      Alex: I thought you said Burke told you to shut her up.
      Cristina: Oh, no, Burke told me to tell you to shut her up.
      Alex: Ma'am. (woman screams) Ma'am? (she screams again) Mrs. Carlson are you injured? (she screams) I need you to-- (she screams) Mrs. Carlson. (she screams) Can you hear me? (she screams. Alex puts face close to woman and screams. She finally stops screaming)
      Alex (pleasant): Good, can you tell me what happened to your husband? (she starts crying)

    • Bailey: Women all over the world do this at home using nothing more than a pair of scissors and a bucket of hot water.
      George: Well, women all over the world also die giving birth at home every single day. (Bailey and Addison stare) I did not just say that out loud.

    • Bailey: What are you people doing out here?
      Richard: Are you alright? Can I get you anything?
      Bailey: A boy the size of a 10 pound bowling ball is working its way out of my body. Can you give me something for that? Can you give me a new vagina?
      Richard: Uh, well..
      Bailey: I didn't think so. Look everybody I appreciate the concern but I'm fine. It's just childbirth. All I need is my husband who should've been here by now.
      George (hands her a pen and paper): Write down his number. I'll call him. I'll track him down.
      Bailey: Alright. Then go away. Give me some privacy. I don't want to see any of you again until after the baby is born. Which if does like I told him to and stays on schedule, should be in about 4 and a half hours. (Bailey starts heading back to her room, the Chief and George are still standing there smiling) I mean it!
      Richard: Bailey's back.
      George: She's back, sir.

    • Hannah: So, I'm touching live, unexploded ammunition.
      Burke: I'm afraid so.
      Hannah: Not the greatest feeling in the world.

    • Burke: You were gone when I woke up.
      Cristina: I had to do a thing.
      Burke: You didn't leave a note.
      Cristina: Yeah I had this thing to do. You know I did this thing.
      Burke: And once again...
      Cristina: What?
      Burke: We go to sleep. I think everything is fine and by the time I wake up you're just a little bit crazy.
      Cristina: Okay, I'm not crazy. I had a thing.
      Burke: Okay.

    • Izzie: Alex.
      Alex: How crazy is this? Dude, it's like the Apocalypse.
      Izzie: Alex.
      Alex: It's true. Look around you. Half the people who're supposed to be saving lives have fled the building to save themselves. Bailey's husband almost died coming to see his kid getting born. The annoying twins are down on the O.R floor with the guy who might literally explode their faces.
      Izzie: Alex!
      Alex: What?
      (Cut to them in the supply closet, makng out)
      Izzie: Take off your pants. (she starts taking off her shoes and socks)
      Alex: What are you doing?
      Izzie: I'm being a doer. Getting while the getting's good. Now take off your pants. (starts taking off her top)
      Alex: You realize when I said the apocalypse, I meant it metaphorically, not literally. (Izzie now has her top off, and is standing there in just her bra. She also takes her hair out from it's bun)
      Izzie: Alex, I haven't had sex in 8 months, and 12 days. I'm horny, I'm half naked, and I'm saying yes. You wanna stand there and talk metaphors, or do you wanna literally take off your pants? (Alex drops his pants)

    • Derek: You and I, we've known each other for a while now.
      Burke: Yes.
      Derek: We've done several successful surgeries together.
      Burke: Yes.
      Derek: Your girlfriend is my ex-girlfriend's best friend.
      Burke: Yes.
      Derek (smiles): Why can't we call each other by our first name?
      Burke: I don't think so.
      Derek: Seriously?
      Burke: Seriously.

    • Meredith: I'm just not going.
      Izzie: You have to go to work. You're an intern. Saving lives is not optional.
      Meredith: Yes, it is. I'm staying home.
      Izzie (whispers to George): You're supposed to be helping.
      George (walks over to Meredith's bed): Uh, Mer, maybe there'll be a horrible accident nearby the hospital, cut a bunch of people open. Sternotomies, Craniotomies. That'd be fun, right?
      Meredith: I don't care about surgeries.

    • Cristina: You have a feeling?
      Meredith: Yes.
      Cristina: Okay, what kind of feeling?
      Meredith: Like I might die.
      Cristina: Uh, today? Tomorrow? In 50 years? We're all gonna die eventually, but now we're late, let's go.
      Meredith: Cristina, come on.
      Cristina: This is me being supportive.
      Meredith: Really?
      Cristina: Yeah. Okay. Fine. I'm totally supportive. Go.
      Meredith: Okay, the man I love, has a wife. And then he chooses her over me. And that wife, takes my dog. (Cristina gives her a look) Okay, she didn't take the dog, I gave it to her, but I didn't mean to give it to her. I meant to give it to him. But that does not change the fact that she's got my McDreamy. And my McDog. She's got my McLife! (pauses, and calms down) And what have I got? You know, I can't remember the last time we kissed. Cause you never think the last time is the last time, you think there'll be more. You think you have forever but you don't. Plus my conditioner decided to stop working, and I think I have brittle bones. I just-- I just need something to happen. I need a sign things are gonna change. I need a reason to go on, I need some hope. And in the absence of hope I need to stay in bed and feel like I might die today.
      Cristina (pauses for a second, then pulls the sheets off of her): Whatever. Everybody has problems, now get your ass out of bed and get to work. (she kicks Meredith to get off the bed, she does) Now! Move! Move! Move! (opens the bedroom door, to Izzie and George) We're good to go.

    • Derek: You alright?
      Meredith: I have a feeling.
      Derek: I get those.
      Meredith: Yeah?
      Derek: Yeah.
      Meredith: And?
      Derek: If you wait long enough it passes.
      Meredith: You promise?
      Derek: I promise. (Meredith walks away, and Addison walks in)
      Addison: Hey.. what'ya doing?
      Derek: Waiting for it to pass.

  • NOTES (8)

    • This episode did not feature a closing voiceover.

    • In this episode, for the first time, the last frame contains the title card with a white background; when usually, that background is black.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Bulgaria: July 13, 2006 on bTV
      Australia: August 13, 2006 on Channel 7
      Spain: August 29, 2006 on Cuatro
      UK: November 9, 2006 on Living TV
      Sweden: November 21, 2006 on Kanal 5
      Norway: November 28, 2006 on TV2
      Germany: January 9, 2007 on PRO7
      Croatia: February 19, 2007 on NOVA TV
      Finland: February 21, 2007 on Nelonen
      Italy: April 6, 2007 on Italia 1
      Ireland: June 12, 2007 on RTE Two
      Romania: June 26, 2007 on TVR1

    • This episode aired again (as an encore presentation) on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 9:30PM EST.

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Dead Streets by Monotypes
      2. Miniature Disasters by KT Tunstall, plays at the start of Burke and Meredith's surgery on Mr. Carlson
      3. Kaboom! by Ursula 1000
      4. In The Sun by Michael Stipe & Chris Martin, plays when Cristina and Meredith ask Hannah what happened to Dr. Milton.

    • This episode did not include the opening credit sequence.

    • Christina Ricci is credited as Special Guest Star.

    • Because this episode was set to air after the Super Bowl it started later than usual at about 10:35PM EST.


    • Bailey: They're telling me I've got Rosemary's babies.

      When Bailey comes back for her son's birth, she tells this to George and the other interns after they go through a couple other residents. A reference to the 1968 Roman Polanski film starring Mia Farrow, Rosemary's Baby, where she is impregnated by Satan.

    • Episode Title: It's The End Of The World

      The title of this episode, combined with its second part of a two-part episode, (As We Know It), is a reference to the REM song, It's the End of the World (As We Know It) which was originally released with the title It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine).