Goof: In the scene where they bring Meredith to the trauma room, Derek is forced to leave. When he exits, Bailey says "Ok, she has a new 18-gauge in her left A.C. Push 1 of epi through it". And then we see one of the nurses, pushing something (my guess is the epi) through a line in the right side of Meredith's body. Shouldn't it be reversed?
Goof: In the scene where interns gather in front of the door (when they all find out what happened to Meredith) watch Cristina's left arm and her watch. In the beginning, she has it, which can be seen when she lifts her arms towards her head. In the scene after Izzie's speech, she doesn't have it. Then, when Izzie comes to hug her, the watch is part of her outfit again. There was no way for her to remove it and then put it back on...
Goof: Notice the scene where Alex goes in to see his "Jane Doe" (the pregnant girl), when he tells her that he expects to find her still alive after her surgery. In the close-up shots of Jane Doe, her face is entirely black and blue, but look again at her when the camera zooms out. It could just be a lighting issue, or an angle change that makes it look different, but in any case, her face doesn't look the slightest bit bruised then.
When we see the helicopter approaching the "Seattle Grace" heli-pad, we can see the KOMO logo and "America's Best Newscast" on the side of the building
A stunt person was available on set to take over for the scene where Meredith falls backwards into the water, but actress Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith, was determined to do it herself. It ended up being more difficult than she thought, since she had to fall backwards on a mat in a very specific way, but Pompeo says that she enjoyed the experience.
Goof: When Alex is heading to the morgue and meets George on the stairs, Alex is heading upstairs. However morgues are usually in the basements of hospitals, and a short time later Alex says, "You didn't check down here right?"
Goof: When the gang are in the ambulance Bailey tells them to put their id-cards in front of their jackets. But just prior to that you could clearly see that at least Izzie already did that before she was told to. When the scene shift and Bailey tells them to do it, NONE of them had done it.
The scenes filmed at the ferry terminal were NOT filmed in Seattle. Producers visited the real Coleman Dock late December/early January and took images of the entire area. They then took the background shots and filmed the triage scenes in a Los Angeles parking lot.
Callie's full name is Calliope Iphegenia Torres-O'Malley.
In all reality, Jilly would have been shunned from her community like Rachel as soon as her parents arrived and learned what the surgery was for. The Amish see any surgery involving the reproductive system (this includes life threating cases and even necessary C-Sections) as sacrilegious and is guaranteed an automatic shunning from the community.
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.
Cristina: My step-father, he's nice, I see him for Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of repentance, considered to be one of the holiest and most solemn days of the year.
After two years of her on-and-off relationship with Derek, Meredith finally realizes, in this episode, that due to her snoring, Derek has been slipping out of bed right after she falls asleep, sleeping somewhere else all night, and setting an alarm to get back into bed with her right before she wakes up, so she'll never know he was gone. The audience is expected to believe, then, that Meredith has never woken up in the middle of the night for two years and, as a result, has never noticed that Derek wasn't there. That is a bit of a stretch. Even the deepest sleepers wake up sometimes.
Goof: When Meredith first finds Derek in George's bed, the blankets are covering his legs. In the next shot, however, a few seconds later, his feet and lower legs are completely visible.
Goof: The outfit Izzie wears when she goes into the bank to deposit the check is the same as the one she was wearing the day before. She wears it in the morning, then an entire day passes, she's shown in her pajamas again the next morning, and then she is wearing it at the bank.
Goof: When Addison stops by Burke's room (24:53 into the episode) she takes off her glasses twice: Once as she's stopping and once more after he talks and the camera moves back to her.
Goof: In the kitchen, George throws an orange at Izzie's newspaper to emphasize his point. Look closely. In the wide camera shot Izzie is scowling at George as he throws the orange and even after it hits her newspaper. The camera then cuts to George close up and Izzie can be seen trying not to giggle in the very bottom right corner of the screen. A split second later when the shot widens out and faces Izzie again she is back scowling again.
"Six days" was originally a one hour that they had to either cut down or stretch out for a two-parter. They opted for the latter and due to the added scenes couldn't pull it all by the original Jan. 4th airdate...thus pushing back the date to Jan. 11th.
Some of the last added scenes actually seem to be some of the most memorable scenes (i.e. George and Callie's morning in the kitchen scene & Callie staring George down scene).
Jan 11 was going to be a repeat but thanks to the decision to lengthen the episode into two parts instead of shortening we get 7 straight weeks of new episodes to take us out of the rest of Season 3.