Grey's Anatomy

Season 2 Episode 27

Losing My Religion

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 15, 2006 on ABC
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The interns have to throw the cheif's niece a prom. Izzie is relieved that Denny's heart transplant was successful. Callie and George have a talk about his feelings.

Part 3 of a three-hour season finale. This episode is the second hour of a two-hour episode which is two hours long and did air on a Monday in a different time slot than it would on Sunday. Aired on Monday, May 15, 2006 from 10 PM to 11 PM EST.moreless

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  • Best episode I've seen of the show so far.

    Finally! An episode where they don't rely entirely on WOW-type medical incidents and focus on their cast instead.

    One of the things that keeps this show from rising above average is that they always have medical WOW stuff going on, like one in a million cases and rare diseases. I mean, these characters have seen more rare stuff as interns than most real doctors do during an entire career.

    But in this episode they FINALLY dare to set that stuff aside and trust that the characters can hold an episode on their own. And they're smart enough to not focus the episode around their Mary Sue lead. All of Merediths subplot scenes pulled the episode to a halt and bored me. It doesn't help either that Ellen Pompeo seems to be reading off of cuecards most of the time. She talks the way some people do when they read aloud, which is different from the fluent spontaneous way you otherwise talk. Simply put, Meredith is a boring character with tedious plots and a poor actress portraying her. The less we see of her, the better.

    Focusing the heart of the story on Izzie was a great idea. Katherine Heigl is a good actress, and she did a really good job throughout the three episode arc that finished in this episode. She really got to stretch her legs, as Izzie was both her normal self, completely panicked, full of guilt, extremely happy and grieving during the three episodes. Kudos both to Heigl and the writers and directors. Watching this episode for the first time a couple of years after it first aired I of course knew already how the storyline would end, but they still managed to captivate me.

    It was great seeing how Bailey's interns have really formed a family now. They've referred to themselves as a family a few times before and I've always found it kind of silly, but with this episode and the two previous they come together and really seem like a family. Especially Christina and Alex were written and acted in a great way, showing believable character growth to get them to end up pulling together for Izzie.

    The ending of the episode was really well done. Especially the acting performances of Katherine Heigl and Justin Chambers. It was expected, but still nice, to see Alex being the one stepping up for Izzie in the end, setting aside his own jealousy to put her needs first. I believe it was the first time we've seen him do something that really shows of love, rather than selfishness. It was really touching to see Izzy with Denny after he died, and even moreso to see Alex taking care of her. And I got a bit misty eyed when she left the hospital with Alex and George following her, which I assume was the director's way of showing that these two guys will be there for her whenever she needs them. The choice of music for this scene was also excellent.

    I hope we'll get to see more episodes like this, with focus on the lead characters, giving the central cast a chance to show what they can do. Pompeo has thus far fallen flat whenever she's been given any room to show real acting ability, so I hope that the focus will fall on one of the others. Because when it comes to the cast around Pompeo, most of them are really good.moreless

    Oh my God! This episode was amazing! Probably one of the best episodes of television that I've seen. . . And definetly the best epsiode of this show!!! But WARNING: Its really sad. =(

    The acting was great too, especially Izzie's (MY FAVORITE CHARACTER)!

    The music was awesome, especially Grace & Chasing Cars
  • "An hour ago he was proposing. And now... and now he's going to the morgue. Isn't that ridiculous? Isn't it the most ridiculous piece of crap you've ever..." and Izzie breaks down and cries.moreless

    First of all let me just say that this episode would have got a 10, but I thought that the first half of the episode was quite slow when you compare it to the whole of last week's episode (which was one of the best episodes the show as produced).

    I felt really sorry for Izzie the whole of this episode because I thought it was inevitable that they were going to kill Denny off, and when they did it was even more emotional than I expected. The last three episodes have been IZZIE'S ANATOMY because she has stolen the show each episode and I'm so happy that they ended the season with such a dramatic conclusion for her.

    The writers showed a completely different side to Alex in this episode because I have to say that the last few episodes this season have been showing a really spiteful and bitter side to Alex, and I was glad they showed his nicer side by the way he comforted Izzie and in his speech with Richard.

    Another reason why this episode didn't get a 10 was because of the whole Meredith and Derek scene again. I'm not a fan of either characters, but I prefer them a whole lot more when they're apart and I felt like their scenes in this episode were just put in to please the shippers? Anyways I think Addison is great and I thought Derek was showing his nicer colours when he invited her to the prom, but then he went behind her back and it just got messy again.

    Burke is another character which I'm not a 100% fan of, but I did find the scene where Christina grabbed his hand in the hospital bed with Snow Patrol playing in the background. I appreciate Christina's cynical and sarcastic nature but, like Richard, I wouldn't want to make her less human, because it was nice to see her caring side for a change in both the Izzie and Burke scenes.

    It was nice to see George telling Callie his true feelings for her... and he was honest, which I respected. He didn't tell her he loved her back for the sake of it, and she seemed happy with that. They're a sweet couple (eventhough they don't look like they'd match).

    Overall I thought this was a great episode of Izzie's Anatomy and I can't wait for S3 to start airing in the UK!moreless
  • I just tricked her into marrying me, how smart am I! - Denny

    Easily the best episode of Grey’s Anatomy thus far. It brings to a climax the tension building between McDreamy and Meredith in a fantastic way. With a cliffhanger final decision McDreamy or McVet (both irrestable options) It the scene with Denny and Izzie that steals the show. Denny charisma makes everyone watching fall in love and hope to God he lives happily ever after with Izzie. The creators set the relationship but so well during the season the impact in the final was huge, I was broken hearted when Denny finally passed on, he had been through so much to get the heart, wait so long and then finally when it all comes together. The girl, the heart, and his health it crashed down so quickly. The song chasing cars by snow patrol is the most appropriate song ever written it still brings tears when I hear it now, thinking if Izzie all dressed up, so happy to set out of the elevator and have her life turned upside down. Her future changed in an instant. It was by far the most brilliant episode I have seen on any show for that matter for quite some time.moreless
  • The doctors have a prom at the hospital.Izzie steals heart to save Denny and cuts his LVAD wire.

    I don\'t think at I have ever been angry and sad at the same time about a tv show. I cried when they put the dog to sleep and I cried even harder when Denny died. It almost made me really angry that the writers would do that. Denny was a good character and it would\'ve been interesting to watch Izzie and Denny\'s relationship outside of the hospital. The whole episode my heart was pounding because I really wanted to know who was going to die. I pretty much figured that it was going to be Denny. (After all, the guy who plays him is on another tv show.)

    The part where Meredith and Dr. Sheperd hook up, didn\'t really surprise me considering all the sexual tension they had throughout the season. Although I am still not sure about them, I don\'t think that they are bad for eachother but I am not sure that they are good for eachother either.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

Hallee Hirsh

Hallee Hirsh


Guest Star

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson

Camille Travis

Guest Star

Tiffany Hines

Tiffany Hines


Guest Star

Chris O'Donnell

Chris O'Donnell

Dr. Finn Dandridge

Recurring Role

Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez

Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres

Recurring Role

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Denny Duquette

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Finn is trying to give Doc the first injection, the dog fights it and you see him continue to depress the syringe even when it isn't in the dog.  It is also never emptied.  It is still half full.

    • Goof: In the scene in which Cristina is talking to the Chief about getting back her "edge," you can see that she has only one earring on.

    • Goof: You can clearly see Denny's chest rising and falling when Izzie is lying next to him.

    • Derek is dancing in public at the prom, even though he said to Meredith in season 1, episode 8 "Save Me" that he never dances in public.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Alex: Whoa. You look nice.
      Izzie (smiles): Thank you. So do you. Hot date?
      Alex: Nah, this thing is cheesy. I wouldn't waste a decent chick on this. You heading in?
      Izzie: Yeah. I'm just gonna go see Denny first.
      Alex (looks sad): Oh, okay.

    • Meredith (to Derek about Doc): And what do we do after with his body?
      Finn: We can- we have the means to dispose of it for you.
      Derek: That's fine. Go ahead.
      Meredith (teary eyed): We can't throw him away like he's garbage.
      Finn: We would never--
      Meredith: He's our dog, Derek.
      Derek: There's that clearing by the trailer.
      Meredith: Overlooking the water.
      Derek: We can bury him there.
      Addison: Sounds nice.

    • Addison: I mean, we've come so far since Mark...
      Derek: Mmhmm.
      Addison: And we're trying. We're trying.
      Derek: We're trying.
      Addison: We're trying and you know I was jealous when there was no need to be. ... Right?
      Derek: Addison.
      Addison: What?
      Derek: Will you go to prom with me? (Addison smiles)

    • Finn: I've been calling you all night.
      Meredith: Oh well it's ah- it's a long story with essentially ends with me inviting you to a prom.
      Finn: An actual prom? Corsages and tuxedos?
      Meredith: I know it's stupid but--
      Finn: No I'm in. I love prom. I mean ... I don't want to brag or anything but I was crowned King.
      Meredith (smiles): Really? You were that kid in high school?
      Finn: What's wrong with being that kid?
      Meredith (still smiling): Nothing. It's very cute actually.

    • George: Hey.
      Callie: You never called.
      George: What?
      Callie: Last night. You never called.
      George: Last night. We had plans. You went off with Izzie and you never called. You said you would.
      Callie: What exactly happened?
      George: I can't talk about it. (shows Izzie listening)
      Callie: I'm not gonna tell, George. It's me.
      George: Look it's Vegas. What happened in that room, stays in that room.
      Callie (upset, turns to leave): Okay, yeah, I get it.
      George: Hey. (Callie stops to face him and he smiles) Do you wanna got to prom with me?
      Callie: No, George, no! I don't want to go to prom with you! (walks off)
      Izzie: What was that about?
      George: She said that she loved me.
      Izzie: Oh... Oh!

    • Alex: I went to college on a wrestling scholarship. I played baseball, some basketball. But we'll go with football.
      Richard: What the hell does football have to do with who cut the LVAD wires?
      Alex: Let's say you were drafted to a team that wasn't your first pick. You know, you don't like the players. You hate the way they play the game. You even think the quarterback is full of crap. The quarterback's a pain in the ass you don't owe a damned thing to. But, it's your team. You don't quit. You don't talk to the press. You don't bitch to the coach. You just, you just go out there every Sunday and you make the blocks and you take the hits and you, you play to win. You show up and you suit up and you play, because it's your freaking team.

    • Chief: I know your type. You're a surgical junkie.
      Cristina: Yes, sir.
      Richard: I'm just saying, it's not going to be easy for you to be away from the OR that long.
      Cristina: No, sir.
      Richard: And if you want to get back to the OR, you're gonna tell me what I need to know aren't you.
      Cristina: You're right, it's not easy for me to be away from the OR. And its not easy for me to sit in front of you, or any other authority figure for that matter, and not be able to give you the exact answer that you want to hear. I'm the one with the answers. I've always been the one with the answers. But right now sir, I don't have any.
      Richard: Dr. Yang.
      Cristina: How do you keep your edge sir? Because I've watched you and you've been doing this a long time and you're clean, you're focused, you are the job, nothing gets to you. And the thing is sir, I was like that, until I got here. Until I actually started doing this job and now everything is... is fuzzy and--
      Richard: That's beside the point.
      Cristina (tears choking her voice): No see sir, this is the point. Because I can't tell you, I can't tell you what happened in that room. And before I could have, no guilt, no loyalties, no problem. Before, before I wouldn't have even been in that room. I wouldn't have gotten involved. I would have never frozen in surgery. And I would have told him what I thought he should do. I had an edge, sir. I had an edge and I've lost it, and I need it. I need it back. So, if you could just tell me, how you keep yours and how not to be affected, I know I could be a great surgeon. So if you could just give me the answers, I would really appreciate it.
      Richard: You're excused, Dr. Yang.
      Cristina: But...
      Richard: You're excused.
      Cristina: I'll tell you, I'll tell you who cut the LVAD wires if you'll please...
      Richard: No, you won't. I don't wanna know. Not from you. Yeah, I have the answers, but I can't tell them to you. I'm not going to be responsible for you becoming less human.

    • Izzie: I'm a pretty girl.
      Richard: What?
      Izzie: I'm not being arrogant, its just, its just kind of a fact. For a long time I made a career from my looks, so I get it, I'm a pretty girl. And not in a "from a certain angle" way, in an obvious way. It's the blonde thing and the big boobs thing, big boobs are a key to obvious pretty if you know what I'm saying.
      Richard: Dr. Stevens.
      Izzie: It's how men see me. I'm not a smart girl or an interesting girl, I'm a pretty girl. The blonde and the boobs it confuses guys into thinking that I'm someone else. And I'm used to it. And I'm used to them walking away when they realize... but then Denny goes and asks me to marry him. (smiles)
      Richard: Is that why you cut the wires?
      Izzie: He doesn't make me feel like I'm a pretty girl. He makes me feel like... Like me. I think he might know me. And so, if I did cut the LVAD wire, and I'm not saying that I did, but if I did, then no, I don't feel guilty. And I know that I should. And I would if it were anybody else. But I can't feel anything but happy. (smiles)

    • George (to Richard): Aren't you gonna say anything or (pauses as Richard stares at him) I'm not gonna break (pause) I'm starting to get a little freaked out, but I'm not gonna break. It's not because I don't care, because I do care what you think about me, I do. Care. I just can't tell you want you want to hear. Which seems to be a theme in my life right now. Just because you can't say something doesn't mean you don't want to, you can want to very much. You can be with a person and be happy with them and not love them. And you can love somebody and not want to be with them. You don't need to love someone to want them. Now that's frustrating, when what your brain tells you you want and what you actually want don't match up. It's exhausting. And, well, it's complicated. But that's life. And life... sucks.

    • Richard: I've known you for a long time. And I know your mother and father. And I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you did not cut those LVAD wires. Meredith, I need you to tell me who did it.
      Meredith: I've been going over this and over this in my mind trying to piece this together. It was you, you're the reason my parents broke up. And it wasn't just an affair, she really loved you. It wasn't just this cheap thing where she didn't tell you she was married. It wasn't all a lie. She left her husband for you. But you stayed with your wife, because it was the right thing to do. Maybe safe, but she was the right person for you to be with. Let's face it, my mother, nothing wrong with being safe, being with the good guy because he's good and we are talking about forever here. You've never regretted your decision. You've never looked back... right?

    • Meredith: You haven't mentioned Burke. (Cristina walks off to sit down in the lobby and Meredith sits next to her) You know, I could try harder to get you to open up and talk to me, or I could be neurotic and selfish and talk about me and my problems. Which would be of more use right now?
      Cristina: Selfish and neurotic, please.
      Meredith (sighs): Okay. Finn says we need to make a decision about Doc, about whether we should put him to sleep. And Finn thinks there's something going on between me and Derek, which there is not. There so clearly is not... And Addison having that whole meltdown? I mean dogs get sick and we're expected to put them to sleep; people get sick and we don't put them down... There is nothing going on between me and Derek.
      Cristina: There is a lot to be said for being an adult. (Meredith looks at her, then places her feet up on the table and assumes Cristina's position)
      Meredith: Yeah.

    • Richard: Can I cut in? (Brian walks away looking really scared, Camille laughs)
      Camille: What did you say to my boyfriend to make him that scared of you?
      Richard: I'm a frightning man, Cammie.
      Camille: No, you're not.
      Richard: Where Brian's concerned, yes I am.
      Camille: Be kind to him. He loves me. I've been loved. And that's something everyone should have, once in their life. I've been loved. Thank you for the prom, Uncle Richard.
      Richard: You're welcome.

    • Cristina: I didn't like teenage girls when I was a teenage girl.
      Meredith: I wore a lot of black.
      Cristina: Ooh.
      Meredith: Had the whole angry pink hair thing going on. Wouldn't have been caught dead at a prom.
      Cristina: My mother made me go. My date barfed on my dress and then tried to feel me up.

    • Izzie (to Richard, with teary eyes): It was me. I cut his LVAD wire. I did it, no one helped me. ... And now ... I thought I was a surgeon, but, ... I can't. I thought I was a surgeon, but I am not ... so I quit.
      Bailey: Izzie. (George tries to block her from walking off. She walks around him. He and Alex follow her down the stairs)

    • George: What happened?
      Olivia: I didn't know what to do, I didn't think you guys would want me to go to the chief, but...
      Cristina: Where is she?
      Olivia: She's in there. (walk in to see Izzie lying in bed with Denny)
      Cristina: Izzie.
      Izzie: I think it was a stroke. He was prone to blood clots. A clot could have formed on his sutures and traveled to his brain, it only takes a second.
      Meredith: Izz...
      Izzie: Dr. Hahn did a beautiful job on the surgery. But I don't know why I didn't think of blood clots. He died all alone. He was alone.
      George: There's nothing you could have done.
      Izzie: I changed my dress three times. I wanted to look nice. I would have been here sooner. But I couldn't figure out which dress to wear.
      George: Izzie, we shouldn't be in here.
      Meredith: Izz, there are things that they need, they need to move him.
      Izzie: Take him to the morgue.
      Cristina: You can't stay here, I know you want to,
      Izzie: Can you please, please, just get out? I want to be alone with Denny.
      Alex: Izzie, that's not Denny.
      Izzie: Shut up.
      Alex: Izz, it's not Denny. The minute his heart stopped beating he stopped being Denny. Now I know you love him, but he also loved you. And a guy that loves you like that, he doesn't want you to do this to yourself. Because it's not Denny, not anymore.
      Izzie: An hour ago he was proposing. And now... and now he's going to the morgue. Isn't that ridiculous? Isn't it the most ridiculous piece of crap you've ever... (starts sobbing. Alex picks her up, cradling her, and sits down on a chair holding and rocking her while she sobs)

    • (As Meredith hugs Finn and keeps dancing with her head on his shoulder. Sees Derek staring at her over Addison's shoulder)
      Finn: You alright?
      Meredith: Yeah, I'm just hot, and ah, claustrophobic.
      Derek (to Addison): You know what? There's a patient I forgot to check on.
      Meredith (to Finn): You know, I'm just gonna run and splash some cold water on my face.
      Derek (to Addison): I'll be right back, okay?
      Meredith (to Finn): I'll be right back, okay? (cut to Meredith running down a hall in the hospital)
      Derek: Meredith.
      Meredith: Leave me alone.
      Derek: Meredith. (cut Meredith and Derek in an exam room)
      Meredith: Just leave me alone.
      Derek: I just want to make sure you're alright.
      Meredith: No! I'm not alright? Okay? Are you satisfied? I'm not alright. Because you have a wife, and you call me a whore, and our dog died, and now you're looking at me again. Stop looking at me.
      Derek: I am not looking at you. I am not looking at you.
      Meredith: You are looking at me. And you watch me. And Finn has plans. And I like Finn. He's perfect for me, and I'm really trying here to be happy, and I feel like I can't breathe. I can't breathe with you looking at me like that so just stop!
      Derek: You think I want to look at you? That I wouldn't rather be looking at my wife? I'm married. I have responsibilities. She, she doesn't drive me crazy. She doesn't make it impossible for me to feel normal. She doesn't make me sick to my stomach thinking about my veterinarian touching her with his hands! Man, I would give anything to not be looking at you. (long pause. Meredith turns around and looks at Derek. Derek grabs Meredith's head and kisses her. And then they have sex)
      Derek: What does this mean?
      Meredith: Uh, I had panties on, black. Do you see them?
      Derek: What does this mean?
      Meredith: And fix your tie.
      Derek: Meredith, what does this mean?
      Callie (opening the door): Oh, the nurse told me to come find you. You have to come now, its Izzie. Wait, wait. (stops Meredith and ties the back of her dress and gives Derek a mean look)

    • Richard: They're not talking.
      Bailey: Wagons have been circled.
      Richard: Somebody's got to take responsibility!
      Bailey: I can tell you what I think happened. What I assumed happened but they're the only ones that know it.
      Richard: I want to meet with each of them separately. I will break them. (Bailey looks skeptical and mumbles something and grabs a chart) You have a dress for the prom?
      Bailey: Excuse me?
      Richard: I'm going to the prom. If I have to go everybody has to go.
      Bailey (scoffs): I am a grown woman.
      Richard: Everybody goes to the prom! Everybody!

    • Meredith: Finn said we need to make a decision about Doc.
      Derek: Good for Finn.
      Meredith: Can we just do this one thing together without arguing?
      Derek: Fine.
      Meredith: I think that we may have to put him to sleep.
      Derek: Whatever you wanna do.
      Meredith: What if there's a chance that he may get better...?
      Derek: He's not gonna get better. You know that.
      Meredith: Well, Finn thinks we should do it today then. (slams door)

    • Izzie: I cut the LVAD wire.
      Meredith: Actually, I cut the LVAD wire.
      George: No, I did it. I'm the one who cut the wire. (pause, then he elbows Cristina)
      Cristina: Fine. I cut the LVAD wire.
      Alex: I didn't do anything, I'm totally innocent. (Cristina, George, Izzie and Meredith all start yelling at him)
      Richard: People. I know who did this, so you might as well come clean. I know!
      George: With all due respect sir, if you knew you wouldn't be asking us.
      Izzie: I did...
      Meredith (cutting Izzie off): You have your suspicions, but you don't actually know.
      Cristina: Not for sure.
      George: And you can't do anything to any of us without proof sir.
      Richard: Well, one of you compromised a patient's life. One of you stole an organ. One of you jeopardized the integrity of this hospital and of UNOS. Now you tell me and you tell me right now. (silence) Alright, fine. (they start to leave) No surgeries.
      Cristina: Sir?
      Richard: No one scrubs in, no one watches from the galleries, no one so much as goes near the O.R floor. Until someone confesses, you will share a single patient: Camille Travis. Whatever she wants, the five of you will provide it. Get the hell out of my sight. (they all leave his office and start walking down the hall)
      Izzie: I will go back and tell him. I will tell him that it was me.
      Meredith: And get kicked out of the program? You will keep your mouth shut. (looks at Alex) We all will keep our mouths shut.
      Alex: That's crap, I'm turning her in.
      Meredith: Alex...
      Alex: What? You were the one who said that we had to stand by Izzie.
      Izzie: I am sorry. But I really do appreciate what you did for me.
      Alex: Oh, shut up. Look, the only reason that I lied to Burke was because I wanted in on that transplant surgery. I don't care about Denny and I hope you get thrown out on your ass.
      Cristina: Hey! We stick together, we all did this. Nobody's a victim. We stick together. (surprised looks from everyone) Damn it.
      Izzie (shocked): Thank you.
      Cristina: You're welcome.

    • George: Hey I was looking for you. (Callie keeps walking) Where are you going?
      Callie (stops walking and turns to him): I'm wearing a dress, I have on heels, I shaved my legs, I'm going to the prom.
      George: You said you didn't wanna go.
      Callie: No, I said I didn't wanna go with you. (keeps walking away)
      George: Callie! Callie (stops walking away and walks towards him): I said I love you. I said it. I said it out loud, to your face. And ever since... I've never said that to a guy before. Never. And now I'm just this idiot that says I love you and gets avoided.
      George: No, I'm not avoiding you. I promise.
      Callie: You gonna say it back?
      George: No.
      Callie: I'm humiliated. (she turns to leave but George grabs her wrist) No, George, let me go. (he pins her against the wall and puts a hand gently on her face) Let me go, let me go.
      George: Stop fighting me. If I say it back right now, you know I'm just saying it because you said it to me. When I say I love you, I want to mean it, because... you just have to give me some time to mean it.
      Callie: I hate that I'm so into you. (they start making out)

    • Izzie: Denny.
      Bailey: What did I tell you? Visiting hours aren't for another hour, you are no longer his doctor, you want to see Denny, you come back when the visitors come.
      Izzie: I would, but I can't wait.
      Denny: Ix-nay on the insubordination-ay.
      Izzie: But it's my turn.
      Bailey: Come on, if the chief finds out you were even on this floor!
      Denny: Hold on... it's her turn.
      Izzie (smiles): Yes. My answer is yes.
      Denny: Now see, you're gonna make my heart stop beating and it's brand new.
      Bailey (to Izzie as she moved to put her hand on his): I will call security on you.
      Izzie: Okay, I will come back during visiting hours. And it's prom, so I'll show you my dress.
      Denny: Okay. (Bailey glares)
      Izzie: I'm going!
      Denny: Izzie? You did good. ( Izzie leaves. to Bailey) I tricked her into marrying me. How smart am I?

    • (Alex makes groaning noises)
      George: Are you having a seizure?
      Alex: Will that get me out of here? Fine, lets go with seizure. For the love of God you people need to get a life.
      George: Chief's niece. Chief's niece.
      Claire: It's okay, the hot ones are always mean, it's like a rule or something. (Alex smirks)
      Natalie: Don't you dare try and judge us. We're trying to make our friend, who just happens to be dying of cancer, happy. Color does matter, maybe not to you... but it does matter.
      George (cuts to them outside the room with Bailey): Not to bother you, but...
      Bailey: What? alright, one of you better spit out the problem right now.
      Alex: The problem is the colors and-- and the balloons and the under the sea. No, it's Titanic. Hey, let's go with Tears In Heaven. No, that's too morbid. It should be pink, it should be red, it should be a freakin' rainbow.
      George: What he's saying is that we're very, very hopeful that you speak teenage girl.
      Bailey (back in the room with the girls): Silver and white. It's mystical and magical without being over the top. Ever seen Fashion Week in New York? Lots of silver and white runways and backdrops. That's because no matter what color the clothes are, they pop.
      Claire & Natalie: They pop?
      Bailey: They pop! O'Malley and Karev, get 500 balloons in silver and white. 100 in black, shiny black not the matte. Yang, stick with Camille, keep her happy, keep her spirits up. Grey, get with Patricia, make sure we can rope off the second floor nurses' station and the waiting room. Got it? (they're all looking at her, in shock) Oh no, no. You don't get to look at me like that. No you comprised my medical license. You nearly killed a patient, lied to the Chief of Surgery and made me your resident look bad! We're gonna do this prom and we're doing it right! Move!

    • Denny: What? You like your men sick and feeble? You don't dig healthy guys?
      Izzie: I dig you.
      Denny: Then why are you all swirly and twitchy?
      Izzie: No, I'm not.
      Denny: It's 'cause I asked you to marry me.
      Izzie: So you remember that?
      Denny: Its not the kind of thing I'd forget.
      Izzie: Yeah. Denny, um, I'm giving you an out.
      Denny: Excuse me?
      Izzie: Well, I'm giving you an out. You thought you were dying and I was saving your life and well, you know, it was so... (gasp) We can't get married. I mean that would be insane. We should date, and have sex. Plenty of sex. You know when your heart gets better and you're out of the hospital, all the sex you can handle. But marriage is, um, marriage.
      Denny: Okay, it's my turn now.
      Izzie: But I need to...
      Denny: No, no, no, we're taking turns. I've decided. It's polite and it keeps me from yelling. When it's your turn again, you can talk. For 5 years, I've had to live by the choices of my doctors. The guys that cut me open decided my life, there wasn't one choice that was mine. And now, I have this heart that beats and works. I get to be like everybody else. I get to make my own decisions, have my own life, do whatever the damn hell I choose. Now here's the good part, so you listen close. What I choose, is you. You're who I wanna wake up with, and go to bed with, and do everything in between with. I get a choice now. I get to choose. I choose you Izzie Stevens. Okay, it's your turn again. (Izzie looks scared and shocked, and walks out of the room)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Season 2 was only supposed to have 23 episode, not 27. But since they added the 4 episode that they intended for the end of season 1, at the beginning of season 2 instead, it brought the number of episodes in season 2 to 27. The highest number for any one season so far.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Bulgaria: August 1, 2006 on bTV
      Brazil: August 24, 2006 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Australia: October 30, 2006 on Channel Seven
      The Netherlands: December 12, 2006 on Net 5
      Sweden: February 6, 2007 on Kanal 5
      Norway: February 13, 2007 on TV2
      Germany: March 27, 2007 on Pro 7
      Croatia: May 7, 2007, on NOVA TV
      Finland: May 9, 2007 on Nelonen
      Italy: May 11, 2007 on Italia 1
      Ireland: July 24, 2007 on RTE2
      Romania: September 11, 2007 on TVR1

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Under The Waves by Pete Droge, plays when Derek asks Addison to the prom.
      2. Side 2 by Dressy Bessy, plays at the beginning of the prom.
      3. Colors by Amos Lee, plays when Richard asks his niece, Camille, to dance.
      4. Destination Vertical by Masha Qrella, plays when Meredith is dancing with Finn, and Derek with Addison.
      5. Grace by Kate Havnevik. plays when Derek and Meredith have sex.
      6. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, plays at the end of the episode, when Izzie starts crying about Denny's death.