Grey's Anatomy

Season 2 Episode 7

Something to Talk About

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 2005 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Cristina, Izzie and Meredith take care of Shane, a man who appears to be crazy and claims that he is pregnant. Shane's case induces a spreading fascination among the staff. George relates to a patient's husband. Meanwhile, Derek treats a girl in a wheelchair. Cristina and Burke discuss disclosing their relationship to the public. Alex gets interrogated about his feelings for Izzie. He encourages his patient to get surgery that could help her have a more normal life and she encourages him to fix things with Izzie. Derek and Addison go to couple's counseling.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Bailey

    I love this episode just for Bailey when she says "She's a human traffic accident and everybody is slowing down to look at the wreckage. She's doing the best she can with what she has left. Look I know you can't see this because you're in it. But you can't help her now, it'll only make it worse. Now walk away and leave her to mend." I love a lot of what Bailey says, she's like a mother bear protecting her cubs. I also love when Meredith yells at all of the people who are taking pictures of Shane and treating him like an exhibit not a patient.moreless
  • Relationships, relationships.

    It's all about relationships.

    Derek and Addison are going to a marriage counselor. They have an argument about whether Addison should move to Seattle or not, which is what Derek wants, and Addison doesn't want to move, but what she does want is for Derek to not talk to Meredith anymore.

    Cristina and Burke have a disagreement. Burke wants to tell the Chief about their relationship before he finds out himself, but Cristina doesn't want to risk her career, or her reputation.

    //If you don't want to read a spoiler, skip this paragraph.

    Izzie isn't happy about her date with Alex, and she still isn't speaking to him. At the end of the episode, he does something that finally makes things right between them.

    //End of spoiler.

    This episode was all about relationships, really. Get your tissues ready, because if you're emotional like me, you're going to cry.moreless
  • Communication...the first thing we learn in our life!

    Meredith is completely broken because Derek choose Addison and Cristina and Izzie have a plan to make her happy because they stole one of the wierdest cases in the history of medicine - a pregnant guy. They thought that it was in his head but he took a pregnancy test and it was positive.

    Kimberly has to have a fourth open heart surgery and her heart caught on fire. She treats her husband like dirt but he found a way to leave her.

    Nicole needs to have surgery but her parents don't want her too. Alex shows his brighter side and talks with her and she wants to have it at the end.

    I really didn't like a lot of characters in this episode. A lot of them went on my nerves, but this episode is as good as any other Anatomy !moreless
  • Only the second episode i've watched but i'm hooked already..!

    I enjoyed this epi they included a comical storyline amidst all the decisions and tongue wagging at Meredith.

    The whole pregnant guy and how christina and Izzie handled it just made me lauf selling tickets to see it was just classic and the excitement on their faces having discovered it was priceless.In the end i think Meredith did do the right thing and gave the poor bloke some privacy..

    Like someone said before me it is obvious addison and derek are kidding themselves he's only stopped talking to her cause she has to him and he's being watched like a hawk by the other interns and she's only staying because of the money.. Err guys get some perspective where are you expecting this to go?

    And that kiss was phenomonal alex took his time but man i'm sure Izzie thought it was worth it ...!

    This episode was awesome..!moreless
  • ...

    This is perhaps, in my opinion, one of the worst episodes yet of Grey's Anatomy, being so for a number of reasons. Most obviously, it followed last week's stunner of an episode, so it really did have some tough competition.

    Ok, here's some general thoughts of mine in a list:

    1. I didn't like the whole voice-over theme of the episode. Despite not being an overly fanatic fan of Meredith, I often find her musings quite entertaining. I don't think the whole Romeno and Juliet thing worked at all though. This has to be one of the poorest voice-overs yet.

    2. I'm really not digging Izzie this season. I didn't like her at first in season 1 but then the character really grew on me what with the program's efforts to show the beautiful blondes can be clever too. But, right now she's so Alex focused and into herself that I'm not enjoying the character at all.

    3. That said, I'm also not feeling the Alex vibes. In season 1 I could tolerate him as a friendly under-developed jerk. In season 2 he had a complete personality implant and I started to like him. Now though, he just seems a bit pathetic.

    4. I am, however, loving Cristina again. And yes, she was hot in her many dresses (I've never really noticed that before). Her date-turned-life-saving-surgery with Burke was fun, they really do make a good couple. I can imagine them in 10 years time, exactly the same, lots of medicine, lots of sex and the ocassional dinner!

    5. I liked the little story-line with Addison and Derek's friends. She was a strong woman. I'm not enjoying the current state of relation between Addison and Derek though, and I feel the lift scene in particular was uncalled for. Why oh why are they putting us through this when it's plain as day he'll just cave-in and go back to poor needy Meredith! (Oh, and why was she wearing a plaster? I totally missed that).

    6. Pregnant Nazi...could be interesting I guess. I hope they treat the story-line o.k.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

Michelle Ongkingco

Michelle Ongkingco

Nicole Verma

Guest Star

Patti Yasutake

Patti Yasutake

Mrs. Verma

Guest Star

Elaine Kagan

Elaine Kagan

Mrs. Griswold

Guest Star

Steven W. Bailey

Steven W. Bailey


Recurring Role

Cathy Lind Hayes

Cathy Lind Hayes


Recurring Role

Moe Irvin

Moe Irvin

Nurse Tyler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When the nurse Debbie puts all the charts on the table for Cristina, the exploding diarrhea chart disappears/appears between shots.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • (Alex wheels Nicole up to the lunch table)
      Nicole: Hi ... I'm Alex's charity case.
      Cristina: I like her already.
      George: Are you volunteering?
      Alex: Don't ask.
      Izzie: Why? It's not like we can read your mind. It's not like we have any idea what's going on in your tiny, tiny, tiny little brain.
      Cristina: She has a point. (her pager goes off) I am hungry! (frustrated, she gets up and leaves)
      Nicole: So this is cool. A real live lunchtime. In a real cafeteria with trays and friends.
      Izzie: We're not his friends.
      George: Don't they have a cafeteria at your school?
      Nicole: I'm home schooled by my parents.
      Alex: That explains a lot.
      Nicole: So are you guys the cool kids around here or something?
      Meredith: What would make you think that?
      Nicole: It seems like everyone is talking about you.

    • George: Pregnant guy? You had a pregnant guy and didn't tell me?
      Izzie: Well, we can get you floor space in the O.R for 50 bucks. (Cristina laughs)
      Meredith: You're selling tickets and we don't even know what's wrong with him.
      Cristina: Whatever he's got inside has got to come out. We're just brokering a few deals.
      Izzie: Sort of like backstage passes. Want in on the cash?
      Meredith: No.
      George: I didn't need a pregnant guy! I was Burke's new go to guy. (to Cristina) But that's over thanks to you. He didn't know that I knew about you two.
      Cristina: Stop talking.

    • Addison: He wants me to move here, Richard. To pick up everything and move!
      Richard: Don't stay for him, Addison. Stay for me. Stay for yourself.
      Addison: Richard... I...
      Richard: In Seattle you can be front page news. With your reputation and the money I'm willing to put in promoting you. Seattle Grace will become one of the foremost neonatal hospitals west of Manhattan.
      Addison (smiles): You're serious.
      Richard: I'm ready to put my money where my mouth is.

    • Cristina: I am the best intern you've got. And you are wasting me on puke and boils, and I get it, I even deserve it, but please, you can't keep me away from this surgery. I earned this surgery. I stole this surgery. Bailey: What are you talking about, Yang? Cristina: You. Punishing me. (Bailey raises her eyebrows at her as if to say what are you on about) You have no idea what I�m talking about do you? (Bailey just looks at her) Well then like who has been paging me all day? The nurses have been on me non-stop. Debbie (from nurses station): A little bit of respect and you could have saved yourself a very long day Dr. Yang. Bailey (smiles): Pissing off the nurses? ... Stupid.

    • Nicole: I don't like you.
      Alex: Yeah, you do.
      Nicole: Jerk.
      Alex: Motor mouth.
      Nicole: Babysitter.
      Alex: Two-wheeler.
      Nicole (laughs): Now that's just politically incorrect.

    • Meredith: Okay where's his chart? (Cristina & Izzie look at each other) Don't tell me you don't have his chart. You steal a patient and you don't take the chart.
      Cristina: That was your job.
      Izzie: Yeah, I was on lookout.

    • Meredith: What is going on?
      Izzie: We found a case.
      Meredith: You stole a case.
      Cristina: Borrowed from psych. Okay the prelims on this thing is totally unprecedent.
      Izzie (smiles): And we found it.
      Meredith: Stole it.
      Cristina: Found. Stole. Hijacked. Whatever. Okay, Meredith behind this door is the coolest medical mystery I've ever seen. (now outside the patient's room) Now you can either walk away guilt free ... or walk through this door, risk your place in the program which could possibly lead to spending the rest of your life serving fries and medical helping. (Meredith gives her a look. Izzie looks excited) So are you in?
      Meredith: Hell, yeah.

    • Bailey: Where's Karev?
      Izzie: Probably off somewhere, not kissing somebody.

    • Therapist: What do you ah, need to make this marriage work?
      Derek: I need her to move to Seattle.
      Addison: That's just ah...
      Therapist: Addison, what do you need?
      Addison: You want me to pick up my entire practice and move here, fine! I want you to give up your girlfriend.
      Derek: I did give up my girlfriend. Okay you wanted me to take you back, I took you back here in Seattle.
      Addison: See? Once again, it's all about what he wants.
      Derek: Okay, she's not listening to me. I'm not gonna move back to Manhattan. I'm not the same person you're used to.
      Addison (interrupts): I know you're a flannel wearing, wood chopping fisherman. I get it!
      Derek: Oh, that's just great. I'm not gonna talk to her anymore if she's gonna behave like this.
      Addison: Fine!

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): Communication. It's the first thing we really learn in life. Funny thing is, once we grow up, learn our words and really start talking the harder it becomes to know what to say. Or how to ask for what we really need.

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): At the end of the day, there are some things you just can't help but talk about. Some things we just don't want to hear, and some things we say because we can't be silent any longer. Some things are more than what you say, they're what you do. Some things you say because there's no other choice. Some things you keep to yourself. And not too often, but every now and then, some things simply speak for themselves.

    • George: We have to do something. Meredith has become like an exhibit like...hey... like a zoo that rare panda that everyone stares at.
      Izzie: Please don't say that to her face. I think that panda died alone. (Cristina laughs)
      George: This just could just as easily be you, if people knew about you and (he mouths silently) Burke.
      Cristina: You take that back.
      George: No. I'm just saying we should do something to cheer her up.
      Izzie: Don't worry about it.
      Cristina: It's under control.
      George: Wait, what do you guys have going on?
      Izzie and Cristina: Nothing!

    • Mr. Griswald (after Burke and George explain what happened to his wife): So, that it isn't it, her heart caught on fire in the middle of her fifth open heart operation and she survived. (laughing hysterically) Wow, well she's like some, some mythical monster she's never gonna die.

    • Nicole: Alex, would you kiss me?
      Alex: What?
      Nicole: I know you're a doctor, I'm your patient and it's against the rules, but I would never tell anyone.
      Alex: For a kiss to be really good you want it to mean something. You want it be with someone you can't get out of your head so that when your lips finally touch you feel it everywhere. A kiss so hot, so deep you never wanna come up for air. You can't cheat your first kiss, Nicole. Trust me you don't want to, 'cause when you find the right person to first kiss it's everything.

    • Alex: Hey Izzie! -- Izzie! … Hey dollface! -- Oh I was gonna ask you a favor since you know maybe you're better with people than I am …
      Izzie: No.
      Alex: But you haven't even heard what …
      Izzie: No! No. You're like a broken record. God. You're only ever nice or friendly or anything when it's convenient for you. So no to your favor. No to you. No.
      Alex: What's up with you?
      Izzie: I put on a dress! I did my hair! I had one night off in 2 weeks and I used it on you. And what do I get? Nothing. No respect. No apology. You couldn't even be bothered to … kiss me goodnight. You know what you're a coward and you're just as shallow as you seem. So I am done trying to be your friend or whatever. I'm over it.

    • Joe: She yelled at you?
      Izzie: Yeah, but we probably deserved it. We sold 485 dollars worth of tickets for the surgery.
      Cristina: Yeah.
      Izzie: Did you sell more?
      Cristina (pulls money out of her back pocket): Oh, yeah!

    • (About Meredith)
      Bailey: Turn around, walk away.
      Derek: From what?
      Bailey: From my intern.
      Derek: But I wasn't--
      Bailey: Yes, you were. Look, look, look, you can't do this, you don't have the right. Not anymore.
      Derek: I just wanna find out if she's okay.
      Bailey: She's not. She's a human traffic accident and everybody is slowing down to look at the wreckage. She's doing the best she can with what she has left. Look I know you can't see this because you're in it. But you can't help her now, it'll only make it worse. Now walk away and leave her to mend.

    • (On top of a roof)
      Derek: You know, when you said you found a lunch spot with a view I knew I should have taken you literally.
      Addison: I found it in the Best of Seattle guide. It's hardly brown bagging on top of the Empire State Building, but they do have these cute little view finders.
      Derek: You always find something to complain about.
      Addison: Okay, is there anything that you like about me anymore? Because if there is I really need to know.
      Derek: Well, I like that you like cute little view finders in every city that you live in.
      Addison: I don't live here yet. (pause) You gonna stop talking to Meredith?
      Derek: I will.
      Addison: When? Today? Tomorrow? Next week?
      Derek: Maybe I'm not ready yet.
      Addison: Are you ever gonna be ready, Derek?
      Derek: What if I say "no"?
      Addison: Then I'm not moving here.
      Derek: Well, I guess we're at an impass then.

    • (Looking at the "pregnant guy", Shane, a nurse comes in)
      Nurse: This room is supposed to be unoccupied, who's patient is this?
      Izzie & Cristina: Hers.

    • Cristina: So hey, after rounds, we have something to show you.
      Izzie: Mere? Meredith? Can you hear us?
      Cristina: She's not deaf.
      Izzie: Well, she looks weird.
      Cristina: Well, what do you expect? She's gone mental.
      Izzie: Meredith have you gone mental?
      Meredith: I have not gone mental.
      Cristina: See? She's fine.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Sweden: May 16, 2006 on Kanal 5
      Bulgaria: June 28, 2006 on bTV
      Finland: December 20, 2006 on Nelonen
      Italy: March 02, 2007 on Italia 1
      Romania: April 24, 2007 on TVR1

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Better Off Dead by The Faders plays when the other interns are talking about Meredith in the locker room,
      2. Chewing Gum by Annie plays when the interns are eating lunch,
      3. Since You've Been Around by Rosie Thomas plays when Addison and Derek meet up for lunch,
      4. Other Side Of The World by KT Tunstall plays when Bailey stops Derek from talking to Meredith,
      5. Get Through by Mark Joseph plays when Burke and Cristina talk before he goes to the Chief.

    • In this episode, Kate Walsh (Dr. Addison Montgomery Shepherd) is changed from a guest star to a series regular.


    • Episode Title: Something to Talk About

      This is the title of songs sung by Bonnie Raitt and Badly Drawn Boy, about two people getting together after there are rumors about them being a couple.