Grey's Anatomy

Season 3 Episode 12

Six Days (2)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 18, 2007 on ABC
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Cristina and Burke continue to play Uncle until one of them gives in. Derek and Meredith are fighting over the reason for their sleepless nights. Meredith tries to talk to her father about his side of the story. There's tension between Alex and Addison. There is even more tension between Addison and Mark. Addison confides in Callie. Bailey wishes she didn't have to keep a secret from one of the interns. Callie rushes to be with George after she learns that his dad needs an emergency procedure. Izzie may have found 'some good to do' with her inheritance.moreless

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  • meredith messy

    Meredith IS messy. How does she not see that? She gets food in her hair! And that snoring... Derek has to put up with a lot. nose peg isn't enough. nice idea with the earplugs, though. Then again, maybe he should shave in the mornings, since he wakes up so early. And brush his teeth so meredith doesn't have to put up with his bad breath. hee hee, they're so cute, they argue over the stupidest things. Also, Addy should SO go for Alex, they're perfect. Nice baby, that niece of meredith's. I love that Izzie was nice enough to pay for that poor girl's surgery. the results were amazing, she could walk better already by the end. and the check! she deposited it! Bailey was totally mean not to let her scrub in, though. "You're not acting like a surgeon... once agin, you've taken it too far" blah blah blah. I thought the baby softened her up. Addy doesn't want that dick's baby anyway, he would've been a terrible father (even he said so). Go with alex, addy, go with the flow... Oh yea, she kissed him. lol i forgot. George's dad is dead, sad sad, all cry. But he's back with Callie, so I'm happy.moreless
  • One of the best so far this season!

    I think the episode was really touching. I finally realised why Mark and Addy were acting so odd. Things that I didn't like: Bailey telling Izzie off, and making feel her bad. Alex being, again, a brown-noser, I really was excited, since I thought he had finally made his own rebelion, and then he takes back everything, just hoping to scrub in and then, boom, you are my lackey again.

    George's story was great, and I loved Callie and George making up and being a family(fart scene was great). It was great to hear the other part of the story, Thatcher was great. The kiss between Addison and Alex was great, and the best was to watch the human side of Cristina. All in all, I would say this epi is one of the best so far in this season. The rest is even better, until the final epis.moreless
  • George and his family have to make a decision about his father. Things continue to be awkward with Alex and Addison. Grey still battles herself and her feelings about her father. Bailey may understand a little more where Izzie is coming from.moreless

    This episode was so horribly sad. The beginning started out sort of funny. For example after Izzie told George she deposited the check finally, i laughed when Izzie told George "you made me burn my french toast", and he replied "you can buy new french toast." I knew she was going to pay for the girl's back surgery, but she did it anonymously. Bailey told Izzie she couldn't scrub in for the surgery because she's trying to teach her not to be so personally involved with her patitens. However, Bailey realizes later that she too is guilty of being personally involved. We find this out after George and his family decide to take George's dad off life support. The scene where they were all sitting at the table looking at George and asking him what he thought was so sad. I've lost family to cancer, so i know how painful it is. Grey struggles with her feelings about her father. The scene when she was trying to say she was nothing like him was funny. I thought it was hilarious when she retaliated by telling Izzie she was a millionaire in twenty dollar shoes. Grey finally gives in and confronts her father, and finds out she actually got her snoring from him. He gave her the tip about using wax ear plugs, so she gives Derek some and he seems to be happy with them (after he even mentions laser surgery for grey's snoring) lol. In the beginning of the episode when Callie was trying to talk to Addison, we find out Addison got pregnent eight months earlier with Mark's baby. Did Derek know? Were they split up at the time? She had an abortion without telling Mark, then later told Mark that they wouldn't have stayed together because he was seeing other people before she left and didn't think she knew about it. She proceeds to then tell him he would've made a bad father, and that she had wanted to have a baby but with Derek. Mark later admits to Callie that he would in fact have been a bad father. Addison and Alex finally kissed at the end of this episode, i wonder what that means for them. As a joke here i have to say, i want to know where this hospital is because it seems to be an epidemic for attendings to have relationships with their interns lol. However, i like Addison and this could turn into something good, who knows? Cristina and Burke still aren't talking but Burke basically gives in without speaking directly to Yang, but it was for her anyway. Yang finally apologizes for lying to George and reaches out to try to be a supportive friend after his father died.moreless
  • The week ends.

    The last three days. The second part of the two part story arc.

    Really hated the way George acted. I mean he lost his sense and he was totally rude to Izzie about bringing Denny up and that with Callie is also :O

    Anyway totally like it that Izzie paied the operation for Heather. Izzie is loving and heartworming girl and I totally like her.

    Addison aborted Mark's baby and that was what this was all about. The due date was this week so that is why they have been acting so...strange.

    Alex and Addison kiss each other and that was the greates moment of the episode.

    George's dad dies.moreless
  • Poor George!!

    Aww this episode made me cry soo much probably because i have daddy issues anyway but it was soo sad he really loved his dad when he yells at bailey and the chief i was like awwww heartbreaker!!! "he could have lived for weeks, months, we could have had him for months!" that is soo sad he just loved his dad and his family looks soo sad in the room it just really touched me and made me think of the horrible things that can happen to people that you love! its devastating really! :( i love greys anatomy :)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

Mae Whitman

Mae Whitman

Heather Douglas

Guest Star

Judith Hoag

Judith Hoag

Mrs. Douglas

Guest Star

Steven W. Bailey

Steven W. Bailey


Recurring Role

Moe Irvin

Moe Irvin

Nurse Tyler

Recurring Role

George Dzundza

George Dzundza

Harold O'Malley

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: In the scene at the beginning with George and Izzie, after George hits Izzie (who looks mad) for the second time with the cloth and says "That's what I'm saying", you can clearly see in the first shot where Izzie goes to look down at the french toast, that she's smiling, but in the second shot she looks mad again.

    • Episode was written in memory of Bob Verne, Krista Vernoff's father, who passed away in 2001 of cancer. Krista wrote this episode and is credited as an executive producer as well as a part of the creative team.

    • Morning sequences for parts I & II were shot together. Meredith and Derek waking up scenes & George and Izzie kitchen scenes.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Meredith: Is there a drawer of unopened cards somewhere?
      Thatcher: I'm sorry. What?
      Meredith: I just wanted to know.. I've only ever heard my mother's version of the story of why you left and I. I was wondering if maybe you had the side I hadn't heard.
      Thatcher: Your mother moved to Boston. And uh, I wanted to... but she told me not to call or come around and... uh. She was.. eventually I got re-married and I.. I'm sorry.
      Meredith: Do you snore?
      Thatcher: What?
      Meredith: It appears that I snore. My mother never did, so I was just.. Forget it.
      Thatcher: I snore. I snore like a trucker. You get that from me. The wax earplugs work pretty good.
      Meredith: Thanks.

    • Nurse: Is that his lunch? I've been lookin' every where for that.
      Cristina: Oh, no. You can't have that.
      Nurse: What?
      Cristina: He's, uh, restricted from food.
      Nurse: No, he's not.
      Cristina: Uh, I'm his doctor.
      Nurse: No, you're not.
      Cristina: I just want to know how he is.
      Burke: And withholding food gets her that, how?
      Cristina: Fine. Feed him. Whatever. (leaves)
      Nurse (to Burke): You want me to call security?

    • Addison: Oh my, god. Look at you.
      Mark: I'm miserable.
      Addison: It's the rain, constant dampness in the air. It takes the body a while to adjust.
      Mark: I don't want to adjust.
      Addison: Then go home.
      Mark: If you'd had the baby, we'd be together in New York right now; it wouldn't be raining and even if it was, we wouldn't care because we'd be together. We'd be together. And I'd have a family instead of walking pneumonia and an ex-best friend who hates me.
      Addison: You didn't want to raise a child, Mark. You just wanted to trump Derek, you wanted to to win.
      Mark: Don't make this my fault. You didn't want a baby.
      Addison: No, I did want a baby, Mark. That last woman you slept with before I left New York--Charlene, the PEDS nurse -- Did you think that she was the only one that I knew about? You're rewritting history, Mark. We wouldn't still be together. We weren't a great couple, and you would've made a terrible father, Mark, I did -- I did want a baby, I just didn't want one with you.

    • George: Why did you do the surgery once you saw that the cancer had spread?
      Bailey: George.
      George: He asked you. He asked you to do it no matter what?
      Richard: We have to honor our patients' wishes.
      George (to Bailey): You said you would be straight with me. (turns to Richard) He could have lived for weeks. Or months. We could have had months with him. My mom, she could have had months with him!
      Richard: He wanted to fight the cancer, George.
      George (starts crying): He didn't know any better! You knew better! You shouldn't have done it! You shouldn't have done it!

    • (After Burke reviewed Mr. O'Malley's chart)
      George: I was just wondering, in your experience, can people come back from this?
      Burke: I don't have any statistics. I don't have any more medicine for you. Now it's about faith.
      George: We're men of science.
      Burke: In my experience, science is not enough, O'Malley. But if you want me to hope with you, if you'd like me to send up a prayer, that is a thing that I'd be happy to do.

    • Richard: Dr. Bailey are you okay?
      Bailey: My son is named after his son, I just need a minute.

    • Cristina: Are you sleeping?
      Meredith: I should be, but I'm not. I haven't slept in days.
      Cristina: Me neither. (sighs) I can't sleep alone anymore. I used to sleep just fine. And then he (sighs) God he gets me all strung out on him and then he disappears.
      Meredith: He didn't disappear, he's in the hospital.
      Cristina: I just want to know how he's doing.
      Meredith: You could just ask him.
      Cristina: Uh, and he could just tell me. (Meredith laughs)

    • Mark: Have you been working with Addison this week?
      Alex: Yes, sir. Working, working a lot. Working hard... just working.
      Mark: Is she miserable?
      Alex: I'm sorry?
      Mark: It's just... I need to know that she's at least miserable this week. Does she seem... is she miserable?
      Alex: Oh, dude. She's awful. She's torturing me. I seriously have to get away from that woman. She is completely and utterly 100% miserable.
      Mark (takes the cappuccino from Alex): Good. (starts walking away)
      Alex: So can I scrub in?
      Mark: No.

    • Derek (about her snoring): There's a surgery, you know, a minor laser thing that could be really helpful. Maybe you should look into it.
      Meredith: Sure and while we're at it let's look at hallatose cures for you. Not to mention stubble cures. Because it has now become physically impossible for me to kiss your face. (gets out of bed)
      Derek: I am too tired to shave!

    • Meredith: Hey, how's it going with Addison?
      Alex: W-what? Why would you- Wh-what d-do you mean by that?
      Meredith: Laura Grey. Tiny baby?
      Alex: Laura. The baby. Right. She's er- doing fine, she's doing well. I gotta get out of gynie though, I gotta get back to Sloan.
      Cristina: What are you plotting and can I get in on it?
      Alex: Shut up.

    • Bailey: You spent 300 grand so that you can scrub in on this surgery?
      Izzie: No.
      Bailey: No?
      Izzie: I spent the 300 grand --have you seen that girl? Her life is miserable, she's desperate. She'll never have a date, she'll never wear high heels, she'll never feel normal. I spent the 300 grand because it--it's a good thing.
      Bailey: I was hopin' that you would tell me you spent the 300 grand so you could scrub in.
      Izzie: But I--
      Bailey: You need to decide whether or not you're a surgeon. Because this thing you did -- this is lovely and generous and I'm not trying to take away from any of that are once again overly involved. Once again personally involved so... no, I'm sorry. You cannot scrub in.

    • Mark: She told you.
      Callie: Uh... Yeah.
      Mark: Would I be a terrible father?
      Callie: Oh, I don't, I don't... Are you? Okay, do you like kids?
      Mark: I don't know.. Depends on how loud they are.
      Callie: Okay, do you like your family? I mean, are you a family kind of guy?
      Mark: I don't really have a family, Derek... was my family.
      Callie: Okay, well, what about birthdays and anniversaries? Do you remember those sorts of things?
      Mark: No, I don't know. Sometimes... Isn't it the same with all men?
      Callie: No, some men just like kids... To some men family is everything.
      Mark: Right. And you know these men?
      Callie: I do... (smiles) I know one.
      Mark: I would have made a terrible father.

    • Cristina: There's a club, a Dead Dads club and you can't be in it until you're in it. Well, you can try and understand. You can sympathize but until you feel that loss... My dad died when I was nine. George, I'm really sorry you had to join the club.
      George: I... I don't know how to... exist in a world where my dad doesn't.
      Cristina: Yeah... that never really changes.

    • Izzie: I'm both.
      Bailey: What?
      Izzie: I'm both. I'm a surgeon and I'm a person who becomes emotionally involved. And I will never again cross that line like I did with Denny. I have learned my lesson. But I'm still both. And I'm not gonna give up either part of me, and I'm not gonna apologize for it.

    • Izzie: Where's Derek?
      Meredith: He slept at his place. Do I really snore?
      Izzie: Well I grew up next to a freeway so it doesn't really bother me, but yeah, you do.
      Meredith: Did you get any sleep last night?
      Izzie: No. No, I stayed up baking and cleaning the bathroom floor in case George wants to lay down on it. It's weird, I have all this money, I, I have all this money and I would spend every penny of it to save George from what he's about to go through but I can't. It's useless. So I made cobbler.
      Meredith: Well cobbler's good.
      Izzie: Yeah.

    • George: That neighbor kid, Mike Wildon, I did hit in the face with a stick. Um.. when his dad came over and was yelling and you asked me if it was true... I lied. And you thought I never lied. So you took my side, and you and his dad got in that big fight.. and then his kids egged our house. Then Ronny and Jerry went over and blew up his lawnmower. Anyway. I did it. He was teasing me, and he was bigger than me. So I hit him with a stick to reach his face. And I lied to you dad. So, I'm saying I'm sorry. (pause) Dad? (another pause) If you have any more fight in you, if you could fight this thing just.. just a little harder that would be good. Then you could come home. (kisses his dad's forehead)

    • Alex: So, you're together but you don't talk to each other?
      Cristina: Uh-huh.
      Alex: I wish I could find that in a woman.

    • Callie: George kissed me. Yesterday. One minute he's holding a urine bag, the next minute he's kissing me. (Addison seems not to hear and continues working on her laptop) You think he's just freaking out about his dad? Oh, you're right, you're right. He's probably just freaking out. I shouldn't hold him to it. Oh, man.
      Addison: What?
      Callie: Did you not just hear a word I said? I'm pouring my heart out here. Jeez, it's all about you. Isn't it? It's all about -- everything's about Addison.
      Addison: I aborted Mark's baby.
      Callie: It is all about you. Floor is all yours.
      Addison: About eight months ago, I peed on a stick, and I wasn't even gonna tell him but then I did... tell him. And he went out and bought this insane Yankee's onesie and a calendar and marked the due date, which I should mention is today.
      Callie: You didn't want a baby?
      Addison: I wanted Derek. I wanted to have a baby with Derek. I never thought I'd end up alone.
      Callie You have not ended up anywhere.
      Addison (with tears in her eyes): Yeah, I know, it's just that, uh, sometimes it feels that way, ya know? This is one of those weeks it feels that way.

    • (While watching Thatcher on the phone)
      Meredith: How am I related to that man?
      Cristina: What do you mean?
      Meredith: Look at him. He's a mess. (Thatcher spills some of his coffee on the floor)
      Izzie (apprehensively): Yeah.
      Meredith: I mean he's a disaster. He's a stammering, mumbling, clumsy disaster with whom I have absolutely nothing in common. (Izzie and Cristina smile and look at each other) Not one thing.
      Izzie (laughing): I hate to break this to you...
      Meredith: What?
      Cristina: Well, you know, you do your own share of stammering yourself.
      Izzie: Yeah, that nervous talking thing you do? It's actually a lot like him.
      Cristina: Mmhmm. Mmhmm.
      Meredith: No, it's not.
      Cristina: Plus, that messy thing.
      Izzie: Oh, totally.
      Meredith (to Cristina): You're the messy one.
      Cristina: No, my apartment's messy, my locker's messy, but I am not messy. Sometimes, you know, you have like food and stuff in your hair.
      Izzie: Yeah, food. Band-aids on your face. I can kinda see the indentation from the nose strip you were wearing last night.
      Meredith (to Cristina): You are in a relationship with no words. (to Izzie) And you are a millionaire in twenty dollar shoes. Whatever.

    • George (notices the check isn't on the fridge anymore): Er, Izzie, t-the t-the check! (gets on the floor and looks for it) It's not er-, it's not- D-did you drop it? It's not here! Izzie, it's not here.
      Izzie: I deposited it. Okay?
      George: You didn't deposit it in the garbage disposal or something like that, did you?
      Izzie: It's at the bank, okay George? So just shut up about it already.
      George: I-it's at the bank? It's earning interest?
      Izzie: Did I just not say shut up about it already?
      George: Izzie. It's real now. Money could travel. It could buy things. It could buy many, many things. That's a- It's a lot of money, Izzie!
      Izzie: Shut up about it, George!
      George: I'm just saying. I'm just saying life is short. You know it's like cancer happens and surgery happens and you know, you got (pause) rosebuds! (hits her with a dish towel) You got 8.7 million rosebuds, Izzie! (hits her again) Now go spend some rosebuds, that's what I'm saying. (loud sizzling noise)
      Izzie (angry): You made me burn my french toast.
      George (hits her yet again): You can buy new french toast! (Izzie slams scpaula on the counter and rolls her eys and walks away)

    • (Alarm is going off, Meredith is snoring)
      Derek (muffled because his head is under a pillow): Just shut it off, please!
      Meredith: Could you not snap at me?
      Derek: I didn't sleep much.
      Meredith: Maybe it's because you were too busy shoving me every five minutes.
      Derek: I wasn't shoving you. I was nudging you to stop the very loud sawing of wood.
      Meredith: I wore the nose strip.
      Derek: Oh, it's cute but it doesn't work.

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode has no opening or closing voiceovers.

    • In the last frame of this episode, a title appeared showing In Memory Of Bob Verne, and not the original title card. This episode was dedicated to the writer's father, who died, also, of cancer.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: March 26, 2007 on Net 5
      Italy: April 23, 2007 on Foxlife
      New Zealand: April 26th, 2007 on TV2
      Australia: May 20th, 2007 on Channel 7
      Switzerland: May 28th, 2007 on SF 2
      Israel: May 28th, 2007 on Yes Stars 1
      Germany: June 26th, 2007 on Pro Sieben
      Great Britain: August 2nd, 2007 on Livingtv
      Ireland: September 4th, 2007 on RTÉ Two
      Norway: October 30, 2007 on TV2
      Finland: November 14, 2007 on Nelonen
      Croatia: November 26, 2007 on NOVA TV
      Romania: April 8, 2008 on TVR1

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Here It Goes Again by OK Go plays at the start of the episode
      2. Fidelity by Regina Spector plays when Callie tells Addison that George kissed her
      3. The Way That I Am by Ingrid Michaelson plays when Cristina withholds Burke's lunch
      4. Love Will Tear Us Apart by Susanna & The Magical Orchestra plays when Bailey and Webber ask the O'Malley's if they'd like to pull the plug
      5. Falling Awake by Gary Jules plays when George's dad is taken off life support
      6. Life In Disguise by The Slip plays when Alex and Addison kiss


    • Cristina: Sometimes, you know, you have like food and stuff in your hair.
      Izzie: Yeah, food. Band-aids on your face. I can kinda see the indentation from the nose strip you were wearing last night.

      This is a reference to the season 2 episode Let It Be in which Meredith wears a Hello Kitty band-aid on her forehead.

    • Episode Title: Six Days

      This episode is a reference to the song Six Days is a DJ Shadow song from Private Press (2002).