GREY'S ANATOMY EPISODE RECAP
airdate: November 19, 2009
written by: Krista Vernoff
directed by: Robert Berlinger
|Synopsis: As Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's pass, Miranda is visited by her father, William, who disapproves of her choices in life. Meanwhile, Mark and Lexie must cope with the shocking arrival of a woman from his past and Thatcher Grey questions the Chief's recent behavior as Meredith comes to his defense.|
|GREY'S ANATOMY OPENING QUOTE:|
|The best gift I ever got was for Christmas when I was ten - my very first suture kit. I used it until my fingers bled, and then I tried to use it to stitch up my fingers. It put me on the path to becoming a surgeon. My point is sometimes the best gifts come in really surprising packages.|
|GREY'S ANATOMY ENDING QUOTE:|
|Everyday we get to give the gift of life, it can be painful, it can be terrifying, but in the end it's worth it. Every time. We all have the opportunity to give. Maybe the gifts are not as dramatic as what happens in the operating room, maybe the gift is to try and make a simple apology, maybe it's to understand another person's point of view, maybe it's to hold a secret for a friend. The joy supposedly is in the giving, so when the joy is gone, when the giving starts to feel more like a burden, that's when you stop. But if you're like most people I know, you give till it hurts, and then you give some more.|
| GREY'S ANATOMY QUOTES |
Memorable Quotes, zingers and one-liners
- Cristina: Private lessons with the Chief. Man, those daddy issues are working for you.
Meredith: I don't have daddy issues. He's teaching me.
Karev: You're his *****.
Meredith: Well, in that case you're Teddy's *****.
Karev: Maybe that's my problem - I'm nobody's *****.
Cristina: You're Izzie's *****.
Karev: YOU'RE a *****.
- Derek: I'll write a check. How much?
Arizona: I'll split it with you.
Mark: I have a teenager - what if she wants to go to college?
Arizona: Have you met her?
Mark: Fine, I'm in.
- Meredith: Were you drinking when I was a kid? When you left me with my mother and got another family and never looked back?
Thatcher: No. I didn't start drinking until much later.
Meredith: Well then, we can't blame the world's evils on alcohol, can we?
|GREY'S ANATOMY MUSIC|
Add the songs featured on this episode...
|Let It Snow||Cast|
|Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas||Coldplay|
|Drummer Boy||Jars of Clay|
|GREY'S ANATOMY MOMENTS |
Grey's Anatomy shockers, rule-breaking, grab-the-edge-of-your-seat moments....
- When Thatcher realized the Chief had fallen off the wagon. Poor Meredith believed the Chief at first, then had to face facts when she had to pick him up like her father.
- Bailey and her father when he realized both mother and son are happy.
- Mark has a pregnant, 18 year old daughter.
|GREY'S ANATOMY EPISODE TRIVIA|
Goofs, behind the scenes facts, and little-known tidbits...