Grey's Anatomy

Season 2 Episode 27

Losing My Religion

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 15, 2006 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • The scene where the interns all confess to cutting the wire is recognisably based on the "I am Spartacus" scene from the 1960 film Spartacus.

    • Episode Title: Losing My Religion

      Losing My Religion was a song from R.E.M.'s 1991 album Out of Time.