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2005, TV Show

Grey's Anatomy Episode: "What I Am"

Season 3, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: As Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) joins the staff, Addison, who's not at all happy about it, comes to doubt her medical skills. Meanwhile, Cristina pushes Burke's rehab; Meredith has a personal medical emergency; and Izzie gets a surprise. Fred Ward guest stars as Denny Duquette's father.
Original Air Date: Oct 12, 2006
Guest Cast Alan Blumenfeld: Sean Sullivan Fred Ward: Denny Duquette Sr. Stephanie Faracy: Mrs. Sullivan
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Season 3, Episode 4
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Length: 43:32
Aired: 10/12/2006
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October 12, 2006: What I Am Season 3, Episode 4

The very best episodes of Grey's Anatomy make you laugh and cry all at once, and this was one of those. Seconds after I was crying while watching Izzie listen to Denny's phone message to his parents, I laughed out loud at Callie propositioning McSteamy. All together now: Shut up! Mark Sloan aka McSteamy to Callie: "Can I buy you a drink?" Callie: "Only if you have it delivered to my hotel room," as she walks out of the bar, then turns around all sexy: "You comin'?" You go, girl! She breaks it off with George and then seduces... McSteamy. Can we say "upgrade" much? Only on television, but I'll allow it. Nice way to have McSteamy enter the hospital - having everyone gaze over and give off all sorts of different vibes ranging from shock to anger to excitement. Oh yes - be sure to pick up the latest copy of TV Guide magazine since new series regular Eric Dane is gracing the cover. Fall TV Hot List issue, people - run, don't walk! Speaking of hot, can we talk about the perfect pairing of doctor and intern: Sloan and Karev? Alex finally escaped the tough-as-nails Addison and got transferred to... someone even tougher. How about Alex's face when McSteamy asked him to fetch him a cappuccino? I loved that Addison's parting statement to Alex was "You'll miss me." I think he will. And let's see how long Addison remains "just coworkers" with McSteamy. My favorite parts of tonight's episode? Watching the not-pregnant pre-appendectomy morphine-induced Meredith turn into Corky from Life Goes On. Yes, I said it. I kept waiting for her to sing "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da." Who knew that pain medication would act as a truth serum? Meredith got to get just about everything off her chest to just about everyone. Funniest Meredith-on-drugs moment was when she said to Bailey: "You're pretty." No - I take that back. Even better was when she said to McSteamy (after he asked her "How's my favorite dirty mistress?"): "Haven't you heard? Now I'm an adulterous whore." Didn't think I'd ever hear Meredith call George an excellent kisser in mixed company (but she should've stopped there, thank you). The Meredith/Addison conversation was the highlight since you know it never could've happened without the drugs. Although a bit hard to believe, it was a touching moment for Addison to say: "I don't hate you" to Meredith. But since Addison wasn't on morphine like Meredith was, I was surprised Addison said: "Don't hurt her again" to Derek. Then I remembered that Bailey told Addison: "No man defines who you are." That whole Bailey/Addison scene was great, especially when Bailey referred to Addison as "the woman who gets the hots for man candy and cheats on her husband." Addison: "That is rude and unkind and completely true. Oh my God, what am I gonna do?" While we're on the subject of doctors influencing other doctors, I loved when Derek asked Dr. Webber: "Why did you leave Meredith's mother?" Webber (after mentioning there was too much baggage and guilt): "I was a better man to walk away." That, of course, led to Derek using the "I'm walking away" line on Meredith later. As for that scene, I've said it before and I'll say it again: The best test of an actor's ability is how well he reacts. Ellen Pompeo was phenomenal when Derek told Meredith that Finn was a "better guy" and that she deserves "to be with somebody who won't hurt you. I'm walking away." Her face said it all. Patrick Dempsey also reacted quite effectively in the scene when Finn convincingly shared why he was the one Meredith should choose over Derek. And Katherine Heigl was at her reacting best in her conversations with Denny's father and while listening to Denny's message. Hello - Izzie is a multimillionaire! How shocking for Mr. Duquette, played by the awesome Fred Ward, to present Izzie a check for $8,700,000! I did not see that coming, especially after Denny, Sr. accused Izzie of basically pulling an Anna Nicole and marrying Denny only because he was on his deathbed. Luckily, she told him she was debt free and wasn't after anyone's money. Sandra Oh had me laughing throughout the hour. Some Cristina zingers included: - To Burke: "I am not dating a chicken surgeon." - Asking Meredith if she was pregnant "with McBaby." (It was kind of surprising Meredith never had sex with McVet.) - To Meredith while she was heavily medicated: "This is why I hate being around stoned people." But I also enjoyed seeing Cristina so supportive and encouraging of Burke - she just wouldn't let him give up. Burke: "My hands are who I am." Cristina: "What if I hold the vessel? Nobody has to know." I was sure glad the pregnant woman ( Tina Holmes from Six Feet Under) survived after she gave birth to her baby via C-section against her will. And it was good that Bailey stepped in and made it easier for the burn victim ( Alan Blumenfeld) and his wife (the wonderful Stephanie Faracy) to deal with the fact that he wasn't going to get his former face back. Plastic surgeon McSteamy has to work on his postsurgery counseling skills. Perhaps he needs help from McNamara/Troy? So two relationships ended tonight: Callie and George (didn't think that would happen so soon), and Meredith and Finn (that one didn't take a rocket scientist - you knew she'd realize Derek was "the one" even though she wishes he wasn't). Chris O'Donnell was totally wearing a wig, by the way (he shaved his head for a film role). I briefly thought my favorite actor on the show, T.R. Knight, was wigged out as well, but as my roommate pointed out, he just has an unfortunate haircut. Derek might say a third relationship ended but not according to Meredith. That girl is determined. show less
The very best episodes of Grey's Anatomy make you laugh and cry all at once, and this was one of those. Seconds after I was crying while watching Izzie listen to Denny's phone message to his parents, I laughed out loud at Callie propositioning McSteamy. All together now: Shut up! Mark Sloan aka McSteamy to Callie: "Can I buy you a drink?" Callie: "Only if you have it delivered to my hotel room," as she walks out of the bar, then turns around all sexy: "You comin'?" You go, girl! She breaks it off with George and then seduces... McSteamy. Can we say "upgrade" much? Only on television, but I'll allow it.Nice way to have McSteamy enter the hospital — having everyone gaze over and give off all sorts of different vibes ranging from shock to anger to excitement. Oh yes — be sure to pick up the latest copy of TV Guide magazine since new series regular Eric Dane is gracing the cover. Fall TV Hot List issue, people — run, don't walk! Speaking of hot, can we talk about the perf... read more

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