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"Time Has Come Today"

Episode Number: 01

Season: 3

Original Air Date: September 21, 2006

: Shonda Rhimes

Director: Daniel Minahan

Special Guests: Steven W. Bailey, Sarah Utterback, Chris O'Donnell, Loretta Devine, Mis Qesley
Episode 3.01 Time Has Come Today

As Season Three of Grey's Anatomy gets under way, Meredith has only a few fleeting moments to ponder her romantic rendezvous with Derek at the end of Season Two before Derek and George are quarantined in the same room by a flu epidemic. In another unresolved issue from the previous season, Izzie is so devastated by the death of heart patient Denny Duquette that she decides to give up her medical career completely. Elsewhere, the wife of surgery chief Webber forces him to choose between the hospital and her; and two of the surgeons look after an infant found in a most unexpected place.
  • Derek tells Meredith at the end of the episode, that he loves her and has been "in love with her for forever".

Recap of Events:

It's the day after the prom and everyone is worried about Izzie, who is still mourning Denny. She just lies on the bathroom floor of the house and refuses to eat or change out of her prom dress.

Cristina tells Meredith she's the best candidate to go comfort Izzie, because she's "dark and twisty."

Miranda stays with Denny's body until the funeral home picks him up. There won't be a funeral, at his family's request. Before he's wheeled off, she tells him, "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry."

Meredith confesses to Cristina that she snuck off from the prom and slept with Derek, but that she has no idea where things stand between them.

Adele makes an appointment with Richard, saying it's the only way to see him. She offers an ultimatum: Retire or she's leaving him.

Omar and his wife, Giselle, come into the E.R. She was driving them both to the hospital for severe flu when she passed out at the wheel. Omar is running a high fever and it turns out he was exposed to someone with bubonic plague. Quarantine is immediately declared.

Best Moments
Best Quotes

  • Meredith: Sandwiches are comfort food. (stuffs face with a sandwich)
    Christina: Whats wrong with you?

  • Christina: You and Derek had sex, in an exam room at the prom?
    Meredith: Yes.
    Christina: You and Shepard did it?
    Meredith: Yes.
    Christina: You and Mc Dreamy, did the Nasty nasty?
    Meredith: Christina!!
    Christina: Sorry! I'm just trying to get my head around this whole thing. Well what did Derek say?
    Meredith: He said "Meredith what does this mean?".
    Christina: What? So hes standing there all Mc Guilty and all he can say for himself is oh "what does this mean?"! Well what does this mean?

Opening Statement/Quote:

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.

Ending Statement/Quote:

Time waits for no man. Time heals all wounds. All any of us can want is more time. Time to stand up. Time to grow up. Time to let go. Time.

Title Reference:
  • Time Has Come Today
  • "Lullaby" by The Dixie Chicks
  • "Take Me Anywhere" by Tegan and Sarah
  • "Under The Milky Way" by Grant Lee Phillips
  • "Gone Daddy Gone" by Gnarls Barkley
  • "Nothing Brings Me Down" by Emiliana Torrini
  • "Quicksand" by Sleeping At Last
This episode's title refers to a song by The Chambers Brothers.

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