03.01 Time Has Come Today |

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[Season 1, Episode 1: Originally aired September 21, 2006]

Synopsis (from ABC.com):

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.

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."

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.

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.

Music: Time Has Come Today

Recap of Events:

Aha! Moments:


Derek tells Meredith at the end of the episode, that he loves her and has been "in love with her for forever".

Title Reference:
This episode's title refers to a song by The Chambers Brothers.


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! Im 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?