Grey's Anatomy

Season 3 Episode 1

Time Has Come Today

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 21, 2006 on ABC
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Meredith must make an important choice about which path she wants to follow to determine the future of her love life. While she considers her future, she and others have flashbacks of their pasts. Addison treats an infant who is in critical condition after being thrown in the trash on high school grounds. She must deal with a group of 14-year-old girls and their parents to find out who is the teenage mother. Cristina spends time with Burke while he recovers. Webber and Adele have a conversation after he spends the night at the hospital. Everyone attempts to deal with Izzie's choice to quit, and George seeks relationship advice from Derek.moreless

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  • Witty, often facetious, remarks, ludicrous sex…err…love triangles, melodrama and a touch of emotion is basically what Grey's Anatomy is all about.If you're looking for that or one of Grey's' emotional and sentimental episodes, then this is the wrong one.moreless

    After having waited more or less 10 months for this episode to air in the UK, this episode does not live up to any expectations I may have had. Whilst it does have some good moments, this episode overall is a disappointment relative to the standard set by previous episodes. Read on to find out why…

    Witty, often facetious, remarks, ludicrous sex…err…love triangles, melodrama and a touch of emotion is, if you've ever seen the show, basically what Grey's Anatomy is all about. If you're looking for that or even if you're looking for one of Grey's' emotional and sentimental episodes, then this is the wrong episode to watch. It starts off with Meredith's voiceover (as always) continuing right from where Season 2 left off. She runs out of the hospital, unable to choose between Derek and Finn, spouting out her usual semi-rants/life philosophies. In this instance, it's about "time" itself; an interesting concept, to say the least. However, a ridiculous love triangle is not why I tuned in to the episode and as Meredith speaks on, I find myself wondering when they'll cut to Izzie Stevens. Finally they do, and I brace myself for what could be a rollercoaster of emotions. Unfortunately, it's not. Whilst Katherine Heigl delivers with an understated yet captivating performance, she's not given nearly enough screen time to make full use of last season's events. Onto the other characters; they don't seem to have any point in this episode other than a few moments of self-realisation and to delve into some flashbacks. Derek and George are quarantined for most of the day in the locker room and talk about their respective love lives. George seeks Derek's advice about what to say to Callie. Whilst helping George, Derek realises he's never told Meredith that he loves her (he's a brain surgeon and he just realises this?). Cristina spends most of the day doing…well, nothing in particular. Aside from a few one-liners, she has a fairly blink-and-you'll-miss-her role. As does Alex and, in some ways, Addison too. Bailey, however, is slightly better than the others in this episode. She apparently seems guilty in not being able to save Denny and this should play out nicely in further episodes (provided the writers go ahead with this idea). The flashbacks are, in some ways, interesting. They provide further background info on the characters; and also some irony considering the events of the present day. For example, an ecstatic Izzie states how cool internship will be whilst Alex bluntly tells her she won't make it through the course. It's moments like these that are perhaps the saving grace of the show. And the relations of these flashbacks to Meredith's voiceovers are a nice way to link each segment of the episode. So, to sum up, a rather below-average episode that doesn't really give the viewer the feel that they are watching Grey's Anatomy. Having said that, though, this episode isn't very bad at all. Katherine Heigl shines in one of greatest performances thus far by a Grey's Anatomy cast member. It's the simplicity of her portrayal of Izzie's fragile state of mind that captures not only the viewers' interest but the viewers' hearts. It's this very performance that makes this episode salvageable and not a complete waste of time.

    Rating: C minusmoreless
  • Way too Predictable!

    I tuned into this show for the first time hopeing that it would be really that great and original and different....nope! just another medical drama, and unfortunatly this one is way too predictable! of course those two were going to finally sleep together on the season finale, and of course the guy was going to die beofre the hot girl got to go to her prom! DUH!!!! we could all peg this one from the start. not to mention that the news shows and day time talk shows all gave away the entire show all week! I gotta say I will not be tuning into this show again....boring...moreless
  • Liquid Soap

    When we left tremulous surgical intern Meredith Grey at the end of the second season she was precariously poised at the centre of an impossible love triangle, stranded between hunky neurosurgeon Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd and lovely widowed Finn “McVet” Dandridge. In other story-so-far developments Izzie has precipitated the death of her fiancé the adorable heart patient Denny and Izzie had tearfully quit the surgical programme just before being pushed out the door by chief Richard Webber. The arrogant but gorgeous surgeon Preston Burke has been shot and his hugely ambitious intern lover Christina Yang was not coping with the notion of a possibly impaired, rather than unquestionably brilliant, Burke. Meanwhile sweet intern George had failed to declare his love for voluptuous orthopaedic surgeon Callie Torres. Now we open with the drawing out of the Meredith triangle and the possible outbreak of the Plague in the corridors of Seattle Grace Hospital. Meanwhile Meredith muses about the mysteries of time. There is also the discovery of a pair of panties by one of the show’s best characters, McDreamy’s paediatrician wife Addison, several telling flashbacks and an astute observation by Dr. Torres; “we’re socially retarded” she explains to the confused McVet. Explaining that the long years studying medicine has adversely affected social skills. She says; “We’re all 17-year-olds. This is high school with scalpels.”moreless
  • Omg, so awesome!

    Time Has Come Today was an amazing way to kick off season three. It was really great to see all the flashbacks, showing how the interns all met each other. There were, however, some really cringeworthy moments involved in these flashbacks. For example, when Cristina introduces herself to Bourke, but he's too busy sleazing it up with some other woman to notice her, but she keeps trying to get his attention.

    Some of the flashbacks provided much needed character development. For example, when Meredith and Derek first meet in the bar (btw, I was really impressed to see some continuity with the red shirt thing from the first episode...very cool). The conversation between Alex and Izzy when they first meet explains A LOT about their relationship later on. Pretty much, he is a total jerk right from the beginning and his comments to Izzy about her not being suitable for the surgery program just encourage her to do better. And, apart from that whole thing with Denny, Izzy is a much better surgeon than Alex. Another thing that was good to see, was Bailey's reaction to Denny's body. It was good to see her show an emotion that wasn't anger, and really open up and show her softer side. It was difficult not to shed a tear or two when she was telling Denny's body how sorry she was.

    All in all, Time Has Come Today, was the perfect opener to a brand new season of Grey's Anatomy. it tied up loose ends from last season and began story lines which will no doubt provide yet another compelling and highly entertaining season to come.moreless
  • The season opening that made people cry...

    For the first episode of its return on TV, "Grey's Anatomy" outdid itself. During the holidays I had time to get interested in other shows and forget why I love "Grey's Anatomy" so much. After watching the first episode of season 3, I now remember why "Grey's Anatomy" is one of the best shows on TV. With Denny's death, the episode could have been very dramatic and depressing the whole way, but not for "Grey's Anatomy", they have a way of still making the worse situations funny but at the same time so touching and real. Meredith doesn't want to talk to Izzie because she doesn't know what to tell her and as she explains to Callie that she is an avoider, she does just that and avoids an uncomfortable with Finn and instead goes to see Izzie. "Grey's Anatomy" has such well defined and complex characters that it always keeps you guessing and wanting for more. This is only the first episode of what looks like will be a great season.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

Jessica Tuck

Jessica Tuck

Shannon's Mom

Guest Star

Joanie Fox

Joanie Fox

Sara's Mom

Guest Star

Pepper Sweeney

Pepper Sweeney

Lisa's Dad

Guest Star

Chris O'Donnell

Chris O'Donnell

Dr. Finn Dandridge

Recurring Role

Kate Burton

Kate Burton

Ellis Grey

Recurring Role

Steven W. Bailey

Steven W. Bailey


Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Addison tells Richard that the baby is double O blood so if they test the girls and she is A or B they are not the mother. This is untrue because in order to have A blood you can be either AA or AO and to have B blood you can be either BB or BO if the mother was BO or AO they could have passed the O to the child and therefore be the mother.

  • QUOTES (29)

    • Richard: You didn't have to make an appointment to see me. I'm your husband.
      Adele: Well, an appointment seemed to be the only way I could get your undivided attention because here you are.

    • Addison: If that baby isn't treated, he's going to die. Now, I can do vaginal exams on each of the girls.
      Karen's Mom: My daughter is 14 years old! She's not sexually active, and I won't have you violating her body!
      Lisa's Dad: You won't have it because you know it's your kid! Tell you what. You have my consent. Do whatever it takes to prove that my Lisa is innocent.
      Karen's Mom: You are a sick bastard. Do you know that?
      Addison: A child's life is in jeopardy here! Now, it's not your consent that I need. (looks at the girls)
      Sara: We didn't do anything wrong.
      Lisa: Yeah, just because we were in there doesn't mean it's our baby.
      Shannon: Do we look like the kind of girls who get pregnant and throw their kids in the trash?

    • Addison (bringing Shannon and Sara over to see the baby): There he is. That's your son. I want you both to look at him, because it's not true that you did nothing wrong. You both are wrong. You're wrong for covering this up, you're wrong for lying about it, and you're wrong for letting this little baby-- this sweet, innocent, beautiful little boy-- suffer like this. He's dying, and it's your fault. It's both of your faults, and the thing is, the truth will come out. In time, it will come out. It always does. It just... it just does. And when it does, this baby will be dead.
      Sara (long pause): Shannon...
      Shannon (near tears): Don't tell my mom, okay?
      Addison (heaves a sigh of relief, gives Shannon a hug): Thank you. Thank you for telling the truth.

    • Shannon's Mom: Well, it's obvious, then. The baby can't possibly be Shannon's. Look at her! Nobody can stay a size two and be pregnant. Trust me, I've tried it.
      Sara's Mom: What are you saying?
      Shannon's Mom: Just that Sara is a little pudgy.
      Sara's Mom: At least she's not sleeping around!
      Addison: Girls, I am a little short on time here--
      Shannon's Mom: Shannon didn't even think about boys until she started hanging out with Sara.
      Sara's Mom: You've got some nerve!
      Addison: Do I need to remind you two who the teenagers are here?
      Sara's Mom: She started it!
      Addison: Enough!

    • Addison (operating on a baby boy): Poor little guy. As soon as he's better, he's getting turned over to a mother who's going to juvie and grandparents who are so clueless, they didn't even realize their own kid was pregnant. Imagine the kind of life he's going to have.
      Alex: You can get over a bad childhood. I mean, you can have the worst crap in the world happen to you. You can get over it. All you gotta do is survive.

    • Derek: How's Izzie?
      George: As well as could be expected.
      Derek: It never gets easier you know? Losing a patient. It's a little less ... shocking I guess but it never gets any easier.
      George (pauses): Izzie was in love with him. Denny wasn't just a patient. They were in love.

    • (George and Derek in the locker room, in quarantine)
      George: That woman died. She actually died.
      Derek: Doesn´t mean we will.
      George: Is it hot in here?
      Derek: No.
      George: Then why am I sweating?
      Derek: Because you´re pacing.
      George: No, my pulse is rapid.
      Derek: Because you´re still pacing.
      George: Then feel me.
      Derek: No, I´m not gonna feel you.
      George: Seriously...
      Derek: Seriously, no.
      George: You know? You´re an ass. (Derek chuckles) You´ve lived. You´ve done things. And you got the hair, and the hot wife, and the beautiful ex-mistress who´s pining for you.
      Derek: She´s pining for me?
      George: My point is you´ve lived. If you die who cares? If I die, what? This is it? Callie told me she loved me, I just sat there. I mean, I wasn´t ready, but right now I´m gonna die and I ain´t getting a chance to say I love you back.
      Derek: Do you? Do you love her?
      George: Maybe. Eventually. I could. One day... soonish.
      Derek: Soonish? I will love you soonish? (laughs)
      George: You ever told Meredith? You ever told her that you love her?
      Derek: No.
      George: I did, but I´m with Callie. It´s different, but...
      Derek: You should tell her. Even if it´s soonish. You should tell her before it´s too late.
      George: You mean before I die of the plague?
      Derek: Before somebody else comes along.

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): In the O.R., time loses all meaning... In the midst of sutures and saving lives, the clock ceases to matter... 15 minutes, 15 hours. Inside the O.R. the best surgeons make time fly. Outside the O.R., however, time takes pleasure in kicking our asses. For even the strongest of us, it seems to play tricks. Slowing down, hovering, until it freezes. Leaving us stuck in a moment, unable to move in one direction or the other.

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): Time flies. Time waits for no man. Time heals all wounds. All any of us wants is more time. Time to stand up. Time to grow up. Time to let go. Time.

    • (During Derek's flashback)
      Joe: Straight tequila? Really? You are going to be sorry in the morning.
      Meredith: I'm always sorry in the morning. But tomorrow is my first day at work, so keep 'em coming.
      Derek: Double scotch, single malt please. (to Meredith) So, is this a good place to hang out?
      Meredith: I wouldn't know, never been here before.
      Derek: You know what? I haven't either. First time here. I'm new in town. Never been to Seattle. New job soon. (Meredith doesn't say anything) Ah, you're ignoring me.
      Meredith: Um, trying to.
      Derek: Well you shouldn't ignore me.
      Meredith: Why not?
      Derek: Because I'm someone you need to get to know to love.
      Meredith: Really?
      Derek: Oh, yes.
      Meredith: So if I know you, I'll love you?
      Derek: Oh, yes.
      Meredith: You really like yourself, huh?
      Derek: Just hiding my pain. (they laugh) So what's your story?
      Meredith: I don't have a story. I'm just a girl in a bar.
      Derek: I'm just a guy in a bar.

    • (During Addison's flashback)
      Addison (while Derek is gathering her clothes up): Derek, Derek, listen to me--- Derek, you can't do this, Derek. Derek, we have to, we have to talk about this.
      Derek: No we don't.
      Addison: You have to give me a chance to explain. (starts walking down the stairs with her clothes) What are you doing? What are you doing with my clothes, Derek?! It was one time. I know that's what people say. I know that is what always gets said. It's just I don't even know how it happened, I don't know what I was thinking. It was just he was just here, it was just...
      Derek: You screw my best friend and all you have to say is, 'He was just here'? (throws Addison's clothes outside, in the pouring rain) Get out.
      Addison (teary-eyed): No.
      Derek: Get out!
      Addison: No, no I'm not going. We have to talk about this.
      Derek (yells): Get out of my house now!
      Addison (sits down on the stairs): No, I'm holding my ground because we don't quit. We have to work this out.
      Derek: Get out. (he grabs Addison's arm and starts pulling her towards the door)
      Addison: What are you doing? Derek? (Derek shuts the door on Addison. She places her hands on the door, and he leans against it and places his hand on the opposite side) No, no. (Addison starts crying as she is out in the rain) Please, Derek, please. Please. (Derek opens the door, letting her in, she is crying) I'm sorry. I'm sorry. You have to give me a chance. (they hug) You have to give me a chance to show you how sorry I am. Okay? Okay? (she tries to kiss him, he backs away)
      Derek: Okay. (Derek shuts the door) I'm gonna go, you stay. I'll get my clothes in the morning.
      Addison: No, no, no, no, no, no. We can survive this, Derek. We can survive this. We're-- we're Addison and Derek.
      Derek: I can't look at you. I look at you and I feel nauseous. It's just... wha---wha? (shakes his head) We're not Derek and Addison anymore.
      Addison: If you go now. if you go now we are not gonna get through this. If you go now, we don't have a chance. We don't have a chance, if you go now, if you go... (Derek walks out the door)

    • (Izzie is still laying on the bathroom floor, in her prom dress)
      George: Okay, she's been in there all night. We have to do something. (Alex, Cristina, and George all turn and look at Meredith)
      Meredith: Why are you all looking at me?
      Cristina: Because this is familiar territory for you.
      Meredith: There is nothing familiar about this. Unfamiliar. Denny died. The man she loves died.
      Cristina: Yeah, but you're all dark and twisty inside.
      Meredith (makes a face): Dark and twisty?
      Cristina: What, with the Alzheimer's thing and the father you don't talk to.
      Alex: And the tequila thing, and the inappropriate men thing.
      George: You are dark and twisty inside, Meredith, and now Izzie is dark and twisty inside.
      Meredith: So all of a sudden I'm the president for people with crappy lives?
      George: Seriously, we have to do something. Someone has to go in there. (none of them move, and they all look towards Meredith again)

    • George: We've been exposed to the Plague.
      Derek: They don't know it's the Plague.
      George: So the men in the white suits just- what making a fashion statement?
      Derek: No it's a precaution. When the blood-work comes back, we'll be out of here.
      George: What if the results come back and she has the plaque? Then what? We die in here with the crappy benches and the dirty scrubs and the lockers fill of old food.
      Derek: There's food in the lockers? (gets up, and opens a locker)
      George: Dr. Shepherd, those are people's personal--- That's Alex's apple. (Derek takes a bite) That's just rude.

    • (During Izzie's flashback)
      Izzie: This is nice, right? They throw a mixer for the new interns.
      Alex: Yeah, it's just an excuse to get us all happy and drunk before they torture us. (Izzie laughs, Alex smiles) What program you in?
      Izzie: Surgery.
      Alex: Seriously?
      Izzie: Seriously. ... What?
      Alex: I- I picked you for GYNE or PEDS or something.
      Izzie: You don't think I can be a surgeon? I can be a surgeon.
      Alex: Surgery's hardcore.
      Izzie: I'm hardcore.
      Alex: You won't last past the first year, babe.

    • (They are both laying on the bathroom floor)
      Meredith (softly): I don't know what to say to you.
      Izzie: When Dylan died and when the bomb went off did you feel like… you were moving in slow motion?
      Meredith: He was there and then he wasn't... like I blinked and he was gone.
      Izzie: I feel like I'm moving in slow motion and everything around me is moving so fast... and I just want to go back to when things were normal, when I wasn't poor Izzie laying on the bathroom floor in her prom dress with her-- (whispers) her dead fiancée. But I am. So I can't. Am. I'm just stuck... And there's all this pressure cause everyone's hovering around waiting for me to do something or say something or flip out or yell or cry some more. And I'm happy to play my part. I'm happy to say the lines and do whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing if it would make everyone feel more comfortable. But I don't... I don't know how to do this. I... I don't know how to be this person. I don't know who this person is.
      Meredith (whispers, a tear running down her cheek): Izzie...
      Izzie: How did this happen? Why did we end up here? Why am I alone? Where's Denny?
      Meredith: You're not alone, Izz. (Meredith grabs her hand)

    • (They both are laying on the bathroom floor)
      Cristina: This thing that you're doing Izzie, it's not healthy. You gotta take off that dress.
      Izzie: Tell me about Shiva.
      Cristina: Well, it's something that you do when someone dies. You know, we did it for my grandmother.
      Izzie: How does it work?
      Cristina: People bring over food, family comes over it's supposed to help with the grieving you know, it honors the dead.
      Izzie: Sounds nice.
      Cristina: Hmm... yeah. Seven days of no other shoes, no work, no sex, not sitting on things higher than a foot, no shaving, no--no... (pauses)
      Izzie: What?
      Cristina: No clean clothes. (whispers) Izzie, this doesn't have to be Shiva.
      Izzie (teary-eyed): You know that they took his body away, and that I'll never see him again. How would you feel if you never saw Burke again? (Cristina is now teary-eyed) So we're sitting Shiva for Denny.

    • Bailey (to Denny's body, which is about to be sent to Memphis for his family): I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.

    • Callie: I brought food.
      Meredith: Uh, George isn't here.
      Callie: I know. He's in a quarantine because of a thing and I was off-duty and I was worried about him and going crazy and I thought about Izzie so I brought food.
      Meredith: For the Shiva.
      Callie: Are you gonna let me in?
      Meredith: Yeah. (lets her in)
      Callie: Relax, I'm not gonna bring it up, you and McDreamy and the sex. I'm not that kinda person.
      Meredith (exhales): Good.
      Callie: Shiva. Is it Shiva if Izzie's Catholic?

    • (Finn and Callie are laughing, Meredith walks into the kitchen)
      Callie: Oh, Uh, I'm gonna... I'm gonna leave the room for a period of time for no reason whatsoever. (leaves)
      Finn: I don't know what happened last night, between you and Derek.
      Meredith: Finn.
      Finn: And I don't wanna know, alright, we never said that we are exclusive.
      Meredith: But... you have plans.
      Finn: Yeah, well I didn't say I wasn't pissed off. I said we weren't exclusive. That's all I wanted to say... Oh, and this... I know you think you're scary and damaged.
      Meredith: Dark and twisty.
      Finn: It makes you think you don't deserve good things, but you do. And Derek, he's bad for you. But me, I'm a good thing. And if there is a race, if there is a ring, my hat is in.

    • Alex: How do you not know your kid's pregnant?
      Addison: You love your kids, you want to see the best in them.
      Alex: Okay, then how do you have a baby and throw it in a trash can?
      Addison: Something happens, and you panic. You freeze, and you wanna hide it and pretend like it didn't happen... I get that.
      Alex: You get that?
      Addison: I do. I just don't get what happens afterward. I don't get how you go back to class and pretend like everything's fine, everything's not fine.

    • Cristina: Don't ever die.
      Burke: I'll do my best.

    • Cristina: Why are we making sandwiches again?
      Meredith: It's what you do when someone dies. You cook.
      Cristina: Yeah. Yeah, I know what to do when someone dies. I am a Jew. I know food and death, it's Shiva.
      Meredith: Is it Shiva even if she's Catholic?
      Cristina: Well, Shiva's what I know how to do so…. yeah, it's Shiva. And if we're sending Shiva for Denny, then we should order in because making sandwiches is not the same as cooking.
      Meredith: Sandwiches are comfort food. (takes a bite of a sandwich)
      Cristina: What is wrong with you?
      Meredith (quickly): Everything with me is fine! It's Izzie that we're worried about!
      Cristina: Oh, what did you do?
      Meredith: Denny died, Burke got shot, let's just have some respective and remember that what I did is a tiny slightly small...
      Christina: Whatever, spit it out.
      Meredith: I lost my panties last night. (Cristina stares at her)

    • Cristina: You had sex with Derek in an exam room at the prom?
      Meredith: Yes.
      Cristina: Last night, you and Shepherd did it. You and McDreamy did the nasty nasty...
      Meredith: Cristina!
      Cristina: I am not judging. I am just trying to wrap my mind around it. I mean you're with Finn and he's with Addison--
      Meredith: He's married to Addison.
      Cristina: Uh, yeah. Well what did Derek say?
      Meredith: He said "Meredith what does this mean?"
      Cristina (scoffs): Okay, he has sex with you and he's standing there all McGuilty and all he has to say is "Oh... What does this mean." (pause) What does this mean?
      Meredith: I don't know.

    • Adele: You're not going to retire are you?
      Richard: Adele, you threw this on me today. I need more time...
      Adele: I don't have any more time to give.

    • Derek (while searching lockers for food): Trail mix and warm soda. (he turns to George who is also rifling through someone's locker) Who puts warm soda in their locker?
      George: As usual Cristina is too lazy to stock her locker with food.
      Derek (closes that locker, opens a different one): Oh look now here's the mother-load. I got granola, cookies, muffins. Who eats this much?!
      George: That's Izzie's locker. She ate a lot. Said it kept her energy up.
      Derek: Eats.
      George: What?
      Derek: Eats, you said ate, eats - present tense, she didn't die.
      George: Feels a little like she did. She's never coming back here. I don't think she's ever gonna be the same.
      Derek: Yeah well there are moments O'Malley. Moments in a split second and your life changes forever. Before you know it, you're somewhere else.

    • Meredith: Everyone thinks I'll know what to say to her. I don't know what to say to her. Dark and twisty Meredith. I'm not dark and twisty. And if I am, it's because I live my life under a banner of avoidance. I avoid. I'm an avoider.
      Finn (enters): Hello? (Meredith looks panicked, and looks at Callie who rolls her eyes)
      Meredith: Hey.
      Finn: Hey. So, can we, uh...?
      Meredith: Izzie, I gotta go check on Izzie. (walks out of the kitchen)
      Callie: Don't take it personally. It's the doctor thing.
      Finn: What?
      Callie: 4 years of high school. 4 years of college. 4 years of med school, at the time we graduate we're on our late twenties and we haven't done anything except go to school and think about science. Time stops we're socially retarded. I mean look at me, I'm in love with a guy who won't say he loves me back and here I am in his kitchen cooking just hoping he comes home and notices me. I mean I'm a total freak. I'm that girl in the back of the class who eats her hair. Meredith is 17 years old, we're all 17 years old. This is high school with scalpels, Finn.

    • Meredith: So, what does this mean?
      Derek: It means you have a choice. You have a choice to make. And I don't want to rush you into making the decision before you're ready. This morning I was going to come over... I was going to say... What I wanted to say was... But now all I can say is that... I'm in love with you. I've been in love with you for, ever. I'm a little late, I know I'm a little late in telling you that. I, I just, I just want you to take your time, you know. Take all the time you need, because you have a choice to make. And when I had a choice to make, I chose wrong. (Mereidth looks teary-eyed, as does Derek, he exhales) Goodnight.

    • Adele: I made the appointment for a reason. I scheduled the time for a reason and you made me wait.
      Richard: I had a situation, Adele--
      Adele: I'm sick of waiting. Waiting for you to finish med school, waiting for you to come home at night, waiting for you to leave that--woman. I'm done waiting! It's time for you to make a choice, me or this hospital. It's time for you to retire Richard.

    • (George is on the laying floor face to face with Izzie who is choked up, devastated, and in a daze)
      George (softly): Maybe... maybe you should... change your clothes. Maybe you want to wear something more comfortable--
      Izzie: Stop it!
      George: Izzie...
      Izzie: Stop it, I mean it! Stop... talking. There is nothing to talk about, do you understand me? There is nothing to discuss.
      George (whispers): I'm so sorry.
      Izzie: Yeah, yeah. Me too.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 22, 2006 on CTV
      The Netherlands: January 8, 2007 on Net 5
      Spain: February 8, 2007 on Cuatro
      Latin America: February 5th, on Sony Entertainment Television
      Switzerland: March 12th, 2007 on SF 2
      Australia: February 18th, 2007 on Channel 7
      Belgium: February 15th , 2007 on VijfTV
      Italy: February 12th , 2007 on Foxlife (sat)
      Italy: September 12th , 2007 on Italia 1
      Germany: April 3rd, 2007 on Pro Sieben
      Israel: March 12th, 2007 om Yes Stars 1
      Great Britain: May 24th, 2007 on LivingTV
      South Africa: June 18, 2007 on Mnet
      Ireland: July 24, 2007 on RTE2
      Finland: August 29, 2007 on Nelonen
      Croatia: September 10, 2007 on NOVA TV
      Norway: August 14, 2007 on TV2
      Romania: January 22, 2008 on TVR1
      India: March 16, 2008 on Star World

      On the Canadian television channel CTV, on September 22, 2006, instead of showing the recap episode "Complications of the Heart", "I Am A Tree" (episode 302) was mistakenly aired at 8PM right before "Time Has Come Today" (episode 301), leaving many viewers confused to the plot line as the error in episodes was not readily apparent to channel operators and viewers.

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Lullaby by The Dixie Chicks plays when Izzie is lying on the floor/ the beginning of the episode
      2. Take Me Anywhere by Tegan & Sara
      3. Quicksand by Sleeping At Last plays during Meredith's flashback to the carousel
      4. Nothing Brings Me Down by Emiliana Torrini plays when Derek is leaving Addison
      5. Gone Daddy Done by Gnarls Barkley plays when Cristina asks Burke if he's Preston Burke
      6. Under The Milky Way by Grant Lee Philips plays during Derek's flashback to the first time he met Meredith
      7. All I Need by Matt Kearney plays when Derek tells Meredith he loves her


    • Cristina: I know what to do when someone dies, I am a Jew; It's shiva

      Shiv'ah is the name for Judaism's week-long period of grief and mourning.

    • Episode Title: Time Has Come Today

      Time Has Come Today is a song by The Ramones on their album, Subterranean Jungle.

      Time Has Come Today was originally sung by The Chambers Brothers from their 1967 album , The Time Has Come.