Dr. Meredith Grey
Dr. Cristina Yang
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Dr. Alex Karev
Dr. George O'Malley
Dr. Miranda Bailey
Dr. Sydney Heron
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.
Alex (to Jane Doe): Hey. I'm not going to be able to make it to your surgery today. (she reaches for his hand and grabs it) Here's the thing. You were crushed by a pylon. Dozens of people on that ferry boat died, but you're alive, so when I come back to check on you later, you better still be alive. Do you hear me?
Cristina (excited): Hey, what was the site like? Was it gory? Was it trauma bonanza? (changes her tone to sound sad) I mean, obviously it was terrible.
Alex: I don't talk to thieves.
Alex: You just stole my Jane Doe right out from under me.
Cristina: I am not a thief. Man, you balked. You're a balker.
Alex: I was thinking.
Cristina: Well, again, it's my problem that thinking is such a time consuminng process for you.
Alex: I rescued her. I climbed down, I pulled a massive pylon off of her. I got her here alive.
Cristina (excited): Pylons, there are pylons on people?
Alex: Whatever. Now I get stuck babysitting the patient's families while you get to scrub in.
Cristina: Oh, I'm not scrubbing in. I'm stitching up patients in the pit.
Alex: Who'd you piss off to get that?
Cristina: I happen to be pulling gaping pieces of flesh back together.
Alex: Mm. You're stitching, you're just one step closer to knitting your Grandma's sweater.
Cristina: Well, at least mine's medical.
Alex: You're knitting, I'm pulling pylons off of people.
Cristina: I specifically told you that I needed to tell Meredith first.
Burke: I was talking to Shepherd and it ... just came out. It's no big deal.
Cristina: It is a big deal. Because she's not even gonna care about the fact that I'm getting married, all she's gonna care about is the fact that I didn't tell her myself.
Burke: And why didn't you?
Cristina: There was a major disaster.
Burke: That was 45 minutes after we discussed it. You were with your friends for 45 minutes running triage drills and you weren't compelled to mention it?
Addison (to Richard): I dyed my hair blonde... the day after Derek moved out. Change is good. Your marriage is over, you're starting over. So am I.
Derek: Do you wanna get married? And I haven't asked. And now we have a problem.
Meredith: What? No, I don't wanna get married. You wanna get married?
Derek: No. Good, so that's not it, what is it?
Meredith: It isn't anything.
Izzie: Dr. Bailey, where do you need us?
Meredith: Where should we start first?
Izzie: Dr. Bailey--
Bailey: I don't have time to hold your hands. You all know the protocol, go do it.
Alex: Do what?
Bailey: Go help people.
Cristina: Do not tell any people.
Burke: I haven't told anyone.
Cristina: I know, I know. Just don't.
Burke: I'm not going to ... yet.
Cristina: Well, I just wanna tell my friend's here first.
Burke: I have friends here. (Cristina gives him a look) Shepherd.
Cristina: Oh, no. You can't tell Shepherd. You can't tell Shepherd until I've told Meredith. It will be a thing.
Burke: You act like this is a disaster. The world won't implode if people know.
Cristina: I will tell them, today. Just, wait.
Derek (enters the elevator): Morning. (looks at Richard) What's different?
Addison: Leave him be.
Derek: What happened to your hair?
Derek: Mmhmm. (Addison glares at him. Mark and Burke enter the elevator. Derek moves over next to Addison)
Derek (whispers to Addison): This is gonna be good. Watch.
Burke: What happened to your hair?
Addison (clears throat): Leave him be.
Mark: He dyed it.
Derek: But why?
Addison (whispering as she whacks Derek with her newspaper): Leave him be!
Derek: Ow! (whispers) What're you doing? What?
Burke: Okay, but why?
Richard: Men who have gray hair get noticed less than men who don't.
Derek: By who?
Burke: By the ladies. (Mark laughs, then coughs to cover it up)
Derek: Looks good, chief.
Burke: Very natural.
Mark: The ladies will love it.
Addison (pulls them all to the back of the elevator and whispers): He is alone! All alone! Do any of you even know what that's like? (motions to Burke) Lives with Cristina, (looks Derek up and down) dates the perfect twelve year old, (looks at Mark) Manwhore! His wife left him! After twenty-five years of marriage! So if the man wants to dye his hair for the ladies, let him dye his hair for the ladies! (Derek mouths 'Alright!') Leave him be.
Cristina: Meredith, I have a thing... News.
Meredith: You're not pregnant again, are you? Cause I can't handle the extra months of bitchiness.
Meredith (opening voiceover): Disappearances happen in science: Disease can suddenly fade away, tumors go missing, we open someone up to discover the cancer is gone. It's unexplained, it's rare, but it happens. We call it misdiagnosis, say we never saw it in the first place; any explanation but the truth: That life is full of vanishing acts. If something that we didn't know we had disappears, do we miss it?
Alex: Where we going?
Bailey: We'll know when we get there.
Izzie: What kind of situation? Fire? Flood? Volcano? Cause I'm not really dressed for a volcano.
Izzie: Sorry, that was inappropriate. Sorry.
Meredith: I was taking a bath.
Derek: That's not a bath. I know what a bath looks like.
Meredith: Drop it.
Derek: Look your mother --
Meredith: Drop it.
Derek: Your mother... Look your mother was lucid and she said things and now she's --
Meredith: Gone. Everything's back to normal, it's not a big deal.
Derek: Yeah, except she's having heart surgery today. Hey, do you want me to talk to the chief? I know you have that triage thing today but he'll give you the day off...
Meredith: Stop. I do not need rescuing.
Derek: You would've drowned in the bathtub had I not been there.
Meredith: I'm a surgeon. I do the rescuing. You are not my knight in shining, whatever.
Derek: So we're going to fight because I pulled you out of the tub?
Meredith: You have a place, you could sleep at it. Then you don't have to pull me out of the bathtub. You're everywhere, all the time, saying things.
Derek: This is the happy ever after part, and in the happily ever after part, the guy is there, all the time, saying things, and the girls love it.
Meredith: Go to work. I'll see you there.
Derek: Just for the record, I am your knight, in shining, whatever. (leaves)
Meredith (talking to Izzie): I did not try to drown myself in the bathtub.
Izzie: Hey, I ate everything out of the fridge last night, everything -- including a tub of butter. There's no judgement here.
Meredith: You ever feel like you were disappearing?
Izzie: All the time.
Meredith: Why can't I just be that happily ever after person? Why can't I believe in that?
Izzie: I don't know what I believe in anymore.
Richard: What's the news?
Mark: Shepherd and Grey are on the rocks. Burke and Yang got engaged. You need highlights in your hair. That's why it looks so odd. I'm gonna go save lives.
Derek: It just doesn't make sense. Ferry boats don't get in accidents. They're safe, they're reliable. The moment you take one for granted along comes a container ship and boom. I have a thing for ferry boats.
Derek: I mean, this whole day has just been, uh -- there's something wrong with Meredith. I asked her what's wrong, she says nothing. Then she tries to drown herself in the tub. Not actually drown, I don't think, but something was going on. She will not talk about. We were fine and now it's like I'm living with a ghost.
Burke: You're confiding in me.
Burke: Cristina and I are engaged.
Burke: I mean, she doesn't want to tell anyone, at least not until she tells Meredith first.
Derek: Yeah, they're different than other women.
Burke: Yes, these women. Yes, they are.
Derek: You know, maybe we'll never know them. I mean, really know them. (Mark walks up) And now you and Cristina are engaged, you've got a lot of work to do.
Mark: You and Yang are gettin' hitched?
Sydney: Chief resident. Yeah, for next year. The one fifth-year resident that rules all other residents. Oh she-- okay, she's cute. She's acting like she didn't know about it. Cute.
Bailey: I'm not cute.
Sydney: I'm on to you. Okay, I'm a competitor. Grr.
Bailey: I bite.
Callie: It's weird. Weird. It's weird, right?
Bailey: I need more triage tear tags.
Callie: Living with somebody I'm married to is weird. I mean, I'm his boss and his wife. At work, I'm giving him orders. In bed, he's giving me--
Bailey: Stop right there. I don't need to know this. I'm tired. I'm busy. While I will concede you and O'Malley have some challenges to overcome I'm asking you to remember that this day is a marathon and my mind can only hold what it needs to know. Your sex life cannot be held in my mind today. Ever. It cannot be held in my mind ever, never.
Czech Republic: Kráčet po vodě (Walk on Water)
Germany: Katastrophenalarm (Red Alert)
This episode does not have a closing voiceover.
Awards and Nominations:
This episode was nominated for a VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program.
Original International Air Dates:
The Netherlands: April 16, 2007 on Net 5
Italy: May 14, 2007 on Foxlife
Latin America: May 14, 2007 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)
New Zealand: May 17, 2007 on TV2
Australia: June 10, 2007 on Channel 7
Switzerland: June 18, 2007 on SF 2
Israel: June 18, 2007 on Yes Stars 1
Great Britain: August 23, 2007 on livingtv
Ireland: September 18, 2007 on RTE Two
Germany: September 19, 2007 on Pro 7
South Africa: September 24, 2007 on MNet
Norway: November 20, 2007 on TV2
Croatia: December 17, 2007 on NOVA TV
Finland: December 12, 2007 on Nelonen
Czech Republic: February 24, 2008 on PRIMA
Romania: April 29, 2008 on TVR1
Music Featured In This Episode:
1. A Bitter Song by Butterfly Boucher
2. Make This Go On Forever by Snow Patrol
3. Liar by 8mm
4. The Hop by Radio Citizen Feat. Bajka
5. Opposite Direction by Union of Knives
Episode Title: Walk on Water
This is the title of a song by Aerosmith. It is also the title of a song by Ozzy Osbourne and Milk Inc.
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