Grey's Anatomy on ABC

2005, TV Show

Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Let the Angels Commit"

Season 3, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Derek receives a surprise visit from his sister (Embeth Davidtz); Cristina scrubs in for a rare procedure, to the envy of her peers; Addison and George treat a pregnant woman with an unusual problem; and Alex ponders his future in medicine.
Original Air Date: Nov 2, 2006
Guest Cast Embeth Davidtz: Derek's Sister
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Season 3, Episode 6
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Length: 43:27
Aired: 11/2/2006
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November 2, 2006: Let the Angels Commit Season 3, Episode 6

I bet all you Meredith-haters screamed "Yes!" when Cristina said: "Everything is not about you, Meredith." I would've laughed harder had they not used it in the coming attractions and promos, but either way, that was a good line regardless of how you feel about Meredith. I personally enjoyed Meredith tonight in this commitment-themed episode - especially in the closing scene when she finished Derek's sentence by suggesting he "take some space" and clear his head, as if she understood, followed by her "I'm here for you" to Cristina. How about that troublemaker sister of Derek's, though? Seems like Nancy flew in to town just to stir the pot, but I liked that she and Derek played nice at the end, even after she admitted to being one of the many women who had slept with Mark Sloan. Lame opening scene, though, with Meredith's barging in to the trailer as Derek's standing in just a towel and not immediately telling (the "slutty intern") Meredith, "She's my sister." That was Embeth Davidtz as Nancy. (She was in Junebug last year, but came to prominence in Schindler's List and later in Bridget Jones' Diary.) Since Derek has four sisters and no brothers, I look forward to seeing who might play the other three sisters some day, as well as his only living parent - his mother. As for the lack of brothers, it makes more sense now that Derek was devastated when he discovered that Mark, who was like a brother to him, had been sleeping with his wife at the time. While we're on the subject of McSteamy, loved the exchange between Mark and Callie, with Alex listening in behind them with that "Wait a minute... " facial expression. I liked that Callie's summary of her sex with McSteamy was "dirty" (even though he claimed he pleased her "three times"), prompting her to finally be nice to George. My favorite line was Callie's to George: "Don't chase me anymore... unless you're ready to catch me." That whole ham-and-eggs analogy that George got from his patients was crackin' me up, especially when George referred to himself as the chicken in the relationship ("putting the eggs on the plate") and calling Callie the pig with the ham. Callie: "Did you just call me a pig?" Her face was hilarious when she walked away from him. Cristina was quite intense tonight - so bound and determined to do that "humpty dumpty" surgery that she wiped Bailey's name off the scheduling board, and poor Bailey thought it was Webber or Burke not trusting her with the risky procedure after the Izzie debacle. Bailey's catching Cristina as she was making changes to the board at the tail end should make next week quite interesting, especially since Cristina's been doing such a fanciful job of covering up for Burke's shaking hand. After so many of you questioned why a hospital would allow Izzie back, it was more than appropriate tonight for Bailey to tell Izzie that she wasn't allowed to do anything of substance - just observe. You knew it killed Izzie to keep quiet while that patient Gretchen ( Jillian Bach) tried to convince Meredith that she accidentally burned her hand while studying a week before having to again take the bar exam. But it was a perfect time for Izzie to shine, finally getting Gretchen to admit it wasn't an accident. Izzie just had to give her that "trust me, I've been there" look. Luckily, even Webber took notice and told her, "Welcome back, Dr. Stevens." Some awesome Alex moments tonight - the best was during the surgery on the woman with two uteruses, with Alex talking directly to the baby that was in danger, thereby saving it. It sure became obvious to Mark that Alex belonged back working with Addison and was more fascinated with a woman's reproductive organs than with Mark's DMV renewal. How much do you want to bet that Alex and Addison get it on in future weeks? Hot. Oh, and, let's not forget that Alex and George are jealous of the preferential treatment that Cristina seems to have been getting, with Alex going: "Maybe I should sleep with Burke." Noelle, the gal with the two uteruses, was played by Liza Lapira, and the few of you who actually watched Huff on Showtime know that Liza was Oliver Platt's feisty assistant on that show. And while I'm talking about someone on a show that more people should've watched, that was Edwin Hodge, one of the stars of the gone-too-soon series Jack & Bobby, as Noelle's fiancé, Greg, who freaked out when he found out he was the father of only one of the two babies. Fortunately, Greg finally showed up after Noelle had the baby boy, and one of the best moments was Greg's saying to Noelle, "But how's our little girl?" Rounding out the guest cast was Francesca P. Roberts as the wife of the man who got the "humpty dumpty" surgery. You probably recognized Francesca since she's guested on tons of shows, but she seems to play a judge more often than anything else (like on Boston Legal and Ally McBeal). Great Cristina moment when she related to the woman and made her feel better with: "You are just looking out for your husband. You do exactly what it takes to protect him, and it does not make you horrible. It makes you smart." Other random highlights: - George acting as Cristina for Meredith: "McDreamy was doing the McNasty with McHottie? That McBastard!" - Meredith acting as Izzie for George: "Seriously... seriously." - Izzie to Meredith: "McDreamy's sister is McBitchy!" - Burke's line (alluding to Isaiah Washington's recent controversy): "Everybody loves a scandal." OK, it's been a while since I've whined about this, but do any of you miss the opening theme song like I do? I know ABC's trying to maintain the lead that Grey's has over CSI and doesn't want anyone to change the channel, but come on. We haven't gotten the "Nobody knows where they might end up.... Nobody knows.... " opening theme once this season - not even once. Am I alone here? Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret. show less
I bet all you Meredith-haters screamed "Yes!" when Cristina said: "Everything is not about you, Meredith." I would've laughed harder had they not used it in the coming attractions and promos, but either way, that was a good line regardless of how you feel about Meredith. I personally enjoyed Meredith tonight in this commitment-themed episode — especially in the closing scene when she finished Derek's sentence by suggesting he "take some space" and clear his head, as if she understood, followed by her "I'm here for you" to Cristina. How about that troublemaker sister of Derek's, though? Seems like Nancy flew in to town just to stir the pot, but I liked that she and Derek played nice at the end, even after she admitted to being one of the many women who had slept with Mark Sloan. Lame opening scene, though, with Meredith's barging in to the trailer as Derek's standing in just a towel and not immediately telling (the "slutty intern") Meredith, "She's my sister." That was Embeth Da... read more

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