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GREY'S ANATOMY EPISODE RECAP


"IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES"

airdate: May 1, 2005
written by: Krista Vernoff
directed by: Scott Brazil

The interns are dumbstruck by patient Annie Connors, who checks in with a 65-pound tumor--an all-time record for Seattle Grace. Another patient, Mr. Levangie, suffers from Parkinson's disease, the proper treatment of which sparks a war of words between surgical intern Izzie and her gimlet-eyed supervisor Bailey. Elsewhere, Bailey warns Meredith that her relationship with Derek may cost both of them their jobs; and Izzie offers advice to George as he nervously prepares to ask Meredith out himself.





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GREY'S ANATOMY OPENING QUOTE:

A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. "Never leave that till tomorrow", he said, "Which you could do today." This is the man who discovered electricity. You'd think more of us would listen to what he had to say. I don't know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I'd say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure. Fear of pain. Fear of rejection. Sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you're wrong? What if you make a mistake you can't undo? Whatever it is we're afraid of, one thing holds true: that by the time the pain of not doing the thing gets worse than the fear of doing it, it can feel like we're carrying around a giant tumor. And you thought I was speaking metaphorically.


GREY'S ANATOMY ENDING QUOTE:
The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we haven't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to 'seize the day'. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves, like Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping. And that even the biggest failure, even the worst most intractable mistake beats the hell out of never trying.


GREY'S ANATOMY QUOTES
Memorable Quotes, zingers and one-liners


  • Bailey: You see this, what's happening right here? This is the problem with you sleeping with my boss. Not whether or not you know him before, but how it affects my day. And me standing here talking to you about your sex life affects my day. And the longer this little fling goes on, the more favors you get over the others, who are fighting tooth and nail just to make it through this program without any assistance. When those people start finding out what's going on and they don't want to work with you and talk to you or look at you, and they start bitching and moaning at me, the more it affects my day. So, no, Dr. Grey, I don't care what you know, or when you know it. Are we understood?







GREY'S ANATOMY MUSIC


SONG
ARTIST
ChapterPsapp
Never Leave Your Heart AloneButterfly Boucher
Save MeJem
Walk or RideThe Ditty Bops


GREY'S ANATOMY MOMENTS
Grey's Anatomy shockers, rule-breaking, grab-the-edge-of-your-seat moments....













GREY'S ANATOMY EPISODE TRIVIA
Goofs, behind the scenes facts, and little-known tidbits...

  • Goof: When Alex walks into the gallery, he talks to another intern, who mentions that George and Cristina have been retracting the tumor for eight hours. This-- and the next shot, where they are shown in the rigid retraction positions-- indicates that they haven't moved freely in hours. However, while Alex is talking to the other intern, George can be seen moving around clearly in the OR below.

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GREY'S ANATOMY EPISODE PHOTOS

GREY'S ANATOMY GUEST CAST
  • Jane Galloway Heitz as Annie's Mom
  • Lara Phillips as Mary Levangie
  • Alex S Alexander as Annie Connors
  • Bruce Weitz as Edward Levangie

GREY'S ANATOMY BURNING QUESTIONS
Grey's Anatomy scandals, cliffhangers, hookups, and plot twists...
  • Cristina & Burke in an exam room





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