Grey's Anatomy

Season 2 Episode 18


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 19, 2006 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Meredith chooses the nickname "McSteamy" for Mark. In "Into You Like A Train", Nurse Tyler told Meredith that McSteamy (he mixed it up with McDreamy) went looking for her at Joe's.

    • Mark's nickname McSteamy is "Docteur glamour" in the French version, which literally means "Doctor glamorous". McDreamy is "Docteur mamours" which means "Doctor kiss and cuddle".

    • At Joe's, Mark orders a double scotch single malt. That is the exact same drink Derek always orders.

    • Goof: When Meredith and Burke are talking after the operations, you can clearly see the crew filming.

    • Goof: Pamela's Father explains during one of her "episodes" that she goes to "U-Dub" referring to the University of Washington, and that the last three semesters she was on the honor roll. At the University of Washington they run on a quarter system and don't have semesters; they also have don't have an honor roll, but instead a Dean's List.

  • Quotes

    • Meredith: She had an affair.
      Thatcher: Yes.
      Meredith: Why didn't you stay and fight for us?
      Thatcher: I did. I tried.
      Meredith: Why didn't you try harder? You just left.
      Thatcher: Meredith. (Meredith wipes away a tear) Is there anything you need? Anything at all?
      Meredith: I don't need anything from you.

    • Meredith: Why do people cheat?
      Derek: That's a good question.
      Meredith: Why do you think she cheated on you? Were you different then? Were you a bad husband?
      Derek (pauses): I was... ah... I was just a little absent. Not that is an excuse for her.
      Meredith: Do you think things would've been different if you'd had kids?
      Derek: Do I think she wouldn't have cheated? ... (he shakes his head) I don't know.

    • George (about Meredith): I grew my hair out for her and --
      Izzie: I know.
      George: I don't even think she noticed.
      Izzie: You could just tell her how you feel.

    • Alex: I think you're making it up.
      Izzie: He's not. I saw it. Four times. (Cristina laughs)
      Meredith: What?
      George: Woman with spontaneous orgasms.
      Cristina: Oh, yeah. Uh huh.
      Meredith: Really?
      George (to Alex): You're just jealous because you didn't see it yourself.
      Alex: Totally am. (he gives Izzie a dirty look, she shakes her head)
      Meredith: Spontaneous orgasms? Really?
      George (to Meredith, in low voice): You look really nice today.
      Cristina: Any chance they're contagious?
      Meredith: I mean spontaneous orgasms that would solve so many problems.
      George (chuckles): It would. It would. (again, in low voice) I think you smell nice too.
      Cristina: You know it's like you see someone throw up, makes you wanna throw up too. Kinda like that?
      Izzie: Kinda like... (she looks at Alex, who is grinning and laughing silently at her. She tries not to laugh) You know what? I'm not hungry. (to Alex) Do you hear me? I'm not hungry. Neither is the beast.
      Cristina: The beast? Is that like some sly reference to your penis?
      Alex: Get your mind out of the gutter, crack-whore. (George and Meredith laugh)
      George: No it's not Alex's penis. It's, you know when you haven't had sex for a long time and you forget how good it is, so you want it less? (Cristina and Meredith stare at him)
      Cristina: Yeah, that doesn't happen to me.
      Meredith: Me either.
      George: Me either.

    • Mark: The point is the kid wants his face fixed!
      Derek: The point is you wanna get published!
      Mark: Well, yeah and I'm guessing your chief of surgery does. too. You know, how the press love a good before and after shot, Richard.
      Richard: Call me Dr. Webber. Derek out of friendship to you I would very much like to say no to this ... jackass. But as Chief ...
      Derek: Please don't say it.
      Richard: Dr. Sloan if you can get the parents to sign a consent form ...
      Mark: Round two goes to the jackass.

    • (Cristina and Alex watching through some windows Richard's office where Richard, Mark and Derek are discussing the case very angrily)
      Alex: What did he say? Did you hear that?
      Cristina: Did he call him a crack-whore?
      Alex: You call him that.
      Cristina: Oh shut up. I'm trying to read lips. Shepherd's gesturing! Big gesturing!
      George (walks up): What do you got?
      Alex: Shepherd, Sloan, battling it out.
      Cristina: Oh, it's getting good!
      Alex: What do you got?
      George (shrugs it off, very calm): Just a woman down in the E.R ... having spontaneous orgasms. (they both turn to stare at George. They all sprint off, Cristina is a little behind)

    • Izzie: You have dirty in your eyes.
      Alex: You have dirty in your eyes.
      Izzie: I'm not doing dirty with you anymore. It was a one-time lapse in judgment.
      Alex: No it was a four-time lapse in judgment.
      Izzie: Well, it's not gonna happen again
      Alex: Oh, okay.
      Izzie: I'm serious. We're friends and it didn't work when we tried to be more than that, so, as fun as it was, it's not gonna happen again. (she looks at him, like she wants him, bad)
      Alex: Stop looking at me.
      Izzie: I'm not looking at you. I'm rounding.
      Alex: I'm rounding too.
      Izzie (smiles): Fine.
      Alex (smiles): Fine.

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): After careful consideration and many sleepless nights, here's what I've decided. There's no such thing as a grown-up. We move on, we move out, we move away from our families and form our own. But the basic insecurities, the basic fears and all those old wounds just grow up with us. And just when we think life and circumstances have forced us truly to become an adult, your mother says something like that. Or worse, something like that. We get bigger, we get taller, we get older. But, for the most part, we're still a bunch of kids, running around the playground, trying desperately to fit in.

    • Mark: You look sad.
      Meredith: I just saw my father for the first time in 20 years.
      Mark: How'd that go?
      Meredith: Could've gone better? (pauses) What're you still doing here?
      Mark: I'm hoping Addison shows up.
      Meredith: Are you still in love with her?!
      Mark: You're still in love with him!
      Meredith: She won't show, you know.
      Mark: No?
      Meredith: He's not the kind of guy you leave if you can help it.
      Mark: What if you're wrong? What if just this once ... life comes down on the side of the dirty mistresses?

    • Mark: Oh come on, you're not even a little bit happy to see me?
      Addison: Go home! Whatever it is you came here to do, just drop it and leave.
      Mark: We all made mistakes Addison, all three of us. But somehow, somehow, I lost my best friend and the woman I loved.
      Addison: Please don't say that.
      Mark: He doesn't know how we felt. (Addison looks away) He doesn't know you stayed with me after he left? How do you expect to work out a marriage if you can't even be honest with him?
      Addison: Why are you here?
      Mark: For one reason. To bring you home. I miss you, Addison.
      Addison: I'm in love with my husband, Mark.
      Mark: But he's not in love with you. He's in love with that intern and he's not even trying to hide it.

    • Izzie: You know when you don't have sex for a while you sort of forget how good it is and you don't really need it as much?
      George: Yeah that doesn't happen to guys.
      Izzie: It's like a beast, a beast that was asleep for a long, long time. And now the beast is wide-awake and wants to be fed and the food that Alex gave it-- it was good food George.
      George: Something needs to be done about your taste.
      Izzie: Ah, you're just jealous because your beast is still asleep.
      George: My beast isn't asleep. My beast never sleeps.

    • George: How do I look today? Would you say that I looked nice?
      Izzie: You could use a little bit more lip gloss, but, yes you're very pretty.
      George: Aw, you're mean.
      Izzie: I'm just kidding, you look fine.
      George: Seriously, how's my breath?
      Izzie: George, would you just talk to her?

    • Mark: Invasive non-cell. With a history of COPD. (he shrugs) That guy's pretty much a goner, huh?
      Meredith: Sensitivity. I like that in a stranger. Are you new here?
      Mark: Visiting. Confounded by all the rain and it's only my first day in town.
      Meredith: You get used to it.
      Mark: It makes me wanna stay in bed all day.
      Meredith: We just met and already you're talking about bed. Not very subtle. (Derek sees him and so does Addison, she looks shocked)
      Mark: Subtle never been my strong suit. So, do you ever go out with co-workers?
      Meredith (smiles): I um... make it a rule not to.
      Mark: Then I am so glad that I don't work here.
      Meredith: Are you hitting on me? In a hospital?
      Mark: Would that be wrong?
      Meredith: Meredith. (they shake hands, and Derek hits him, Mark falls to the ground)
      Derek (holding his hand): Ahh!
      Meredith: What the hell was that?!
      Derek: That was Mark.

    • Addison: Spontaneous orgasms, are you sure?
      Izzie (smiles): Oh, yes.
      George: Kinda hard to miss.
      Addison: Okay. (the walk up to Pamela) Miss Calva, I'm Doctor Montgomery-Shepherd.
      Pamela: It's Pamela. Since we're gonna be talking about you know. May as well get familiar.
      Addison: Okay, Pamela can you tell me how long this has been happening to you?
      Pamela: For a few months, I guess.
      Addison: How often?
      Pamela: Uh... I don't know. About 7 or 8 times a day.
      Izzie (excited): Everyday?
      Addison: Uh... Dr. Stevens.
      Izzie: I'm sorry. (in serious tone) Everyday?
      Pamela: Yes. Everyday.
      Addison: And you haven't seen a doctor about this before?
      George: Well, it's not exactly something that you wanna cure, is it?
      Addison: Dr. O'Malley.
      George: Sorry. (in low tone, to Pamela) Is it?

    • Mark: How come you can forgive her but not me?
      Derek: I didn't forgive her. And with you I have no obligation to try.

    • Richard: Punching out people on my surgical floor. My head of neuro surgery punching out people on my surgical floor!
      Addison: Put the ice back on your hand.
      Derek: My hand is fine!
      Richard: Put the damn ice on your 2 million dollar a year hand! (Derek puts the ice on his hand) Now would someone tell my what the hell happened?
      Addison: That was Mark.
      Richard: Who's Mark?
      Addison: He and Derek used to work together back in New York. And ... umm... They... We were all close friends. Until Derek found us in bed together.
      Richard (to Derek): You put your weight behind it?
      Derek: Yes, sir.
      Richard: Well, alright then.

    • Mark: Derek and I always did have the same taste in women.
      Meredith: Excuse me?
      Mark: You're Derek's lusty intern, right? Heard about you all the way back in New York you're famous.
      Meredith: Hmm, well I heard about you all the way here in Seattle so I guess we have a lot in common.
      Mark: We're the dirty mistresses.
      Meredith: I suppose we are.
      Mark: My 400 dollar an hour shrink says that because behind this rugged and confident extierior, I'm self destructing and self loathing to an almost pathological degree.
      Meredith: Hey, we do have a lot in common.
      Mark: You know it's funny, Derek-- Derek walks in on me naked with his wife actually in the throes. And he just turns around and walks away, but he sees me so much as talking to you and I'm on the ground bleeding. Interesting, don't you think?

    • Cristina (about Addison): I don't get what McDreamy and McSteamy see in her.
      Alex: Cause she's McHot.
      George: McYeah she is.

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): We grow bigger and taller, but we never actually grow up. I've heard that it's possible to grow up, I've just never met anyone who's actually done it. Without parents to defy, we break the rules we make for ourselves. We throw tantrums when things don't go our way. We whisper secrets with our best friends in the dark. We look for comfort where we can find it. And we hope; against all logic, against all experience. Like children, we never give up hope.

    • Burke: I am Preston Burke, a widely reknowned cardiothoracic surgeon. I am a professional and more than that, I am a good and kind person. I am a person that cleans up behind myself. I am a person that cooks well. And you, you are an unbelievable slob. A slovenly, angry intern. I am Preston Burke. And you, you are the most competitive, most guarded, most challenging person I have ever met. And I love you. What the hell is the matter with you that you won't just let me?
      Cristina: I gave up my apartment twenty minutes ago.
      Burke: Well, alright then.

    • Ellis: I'm exhausted.
      Meredith: So Am I.
      Ellis: I was going at it all night in the on call room. What's your excuse?
      Meredith: Mom.
      Ellis: I tell ya. That man can make me purr like a kitten.
      Meredith: Mom.
      Ellis: When he isn't making me growl like a tiger.
      Meredith: Stop!
      Ellis: If he had any balls at all he would leave on his own. (she shakes his head) And my husband wonders why I'm not interested in him anymore. No. He plays stupid. He's waiting for me to kick him out. I come home with a hickey on my shoulder. (she points to her shoulder) A hickey! For god's sake like I'm a sex-crazed teenager. (she chuckles) Which let's face it these days I am. And what does Thatcher do? Pretend he doesn't see it. (Meredith looks stunned)

    • George: Why is he suturing his own face?
      Cristina: To turn me on.
      Alex: Because he's Mark Sloan. He's like the go to plastic surgeon on the East Coast.
      George (shocked): That's the guy that Addison was sleeping with?
      Izzie: Well, you can't really blame her, can you?
      Cristina: No, not really.
      George: Yes, you can.
      Meredith (walks up): McSexy wants an x-ray to check for fractures and I think it's a bad idea if I take him.
      Izzie: Why? Why?
      Alex: I'm on it. (leaves)
      George: Why is it a bad idea?
      Cristina: McSexy?
      Meredith: No.
      Izzie: McYummy?
      Meredith & Cristina: No.
      Meredith: McSteamy.
      Cristina: Ah, there it is.
      Izzie: Yep.
      George: Now... I'll just be choking back some McVomit.

    • George (to Meredith): I know I'm not a world renowned surgeon and I know I'm not a lot of things that you've gone for in the past. I know. But... I would never leave you, I would never hurt you, and I will never stop loving you. (Meredith pulls his shirt over his head and doesn't say anything)

    • Cristina: You know, he's acting like I committed a crime. Like my apartment is full of stolen goods. He's acting like I kept my apartment to hide stolen good so I could do illegal transplants for money.
      Meredith: Are you sure he's not just acting like you lied about moving in?
      Cristina: What the hell's wrong with you?
      Meredith: My mommy's a filthy whore.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Bulgaria: July 18, 2006 on bTV
      Australia: August 28, 2006 on Channel 7
      Spain: September 5, 2006 on Cuatro
      The Netherlands: October 3, 2006 on Net 5
      Sweden: December 5, 2006 on Kanal 5
      Germany: January 23, 2007 on PRO7
      Croatia: March 5, 2007 on NOVA TV
      Finland: March 7, 2007 on Nelonen
      Italy: April 13, 2007 on Italia 1
      Ireland: June 19, 2007 on RTE Two
      Romania: July 10, 2007 on TVR1

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. Diplo Rhythm by Diplo, plays when Cristina and Burke are dancing,
      2. Night Rocker by The Chalets
      3. Just One Breath by Devics
      4. Closer by Joshua Radin, plays during Derek and Burke's surgeries,
      5. It Don't Matter To The Sun by Rosie Thomas, plays when George is trying to ask Meredith out,
      6. Everybody Needs A Fence To Lean On by Headlights, plays when Derek, Mark and Addison are in the elevator,
      7. Like A Star by Corinne Bailey Rae, plays during the end voiceover

  • Allusions