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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "From a Whisper to a Scream"

Season 3, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Victims of a serious traffic accident fill the ER. Meanwhile, Cristina battles guilt about hiding Burke's tremor; Izzie tests the bounds of her probation; and George calls in Burke's med-school rival, Dr. Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith), for a consult on his father's operation. Harold O'Malley: George Dzundza.
Original Air Date: Nov 24, 2006
Guest Cast Lois Smith: Mrs. Dickerson
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Season 3, Episode 9
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Length: 49:59
Aired: 11/23/2006
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November 23, 2006: From a Whisper to a Scream Season 3, Episode 9

Hours after the effects of the tryptophan from the fabulous Thanksgiving dinner I had with friends wore off, I gave thanks for a new episode of Grey's. This episode was anything but a turkey. How many of you were screaming "yes!" to the TV as soon as you heard Sandra Oh's voice in the opening narration rather than Ellen Pompeo's? Not that I dislike Meredith Grey being the show's narrator - it is called Grey's Anatomy. But it's a nice diversion when someone else takes over for a change. Last time this happened, it was T.R. Knight's narrative voice and I remember how most of you were thrilled and only a few of you insisted on having it be Meredith's voice. It made such good sense for Cristina to narrate at the opening and closing of the show since it was a heavily Cristina-centric episode. In fact, the entire super-sized hour and 10 minutes made such good sense, I kept thinking how satisfied I was. In fact, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'd like to send a thank you note to Shonda Rhimes, Kip Koenig (tonight's writer) and Julie Ann Robinson (tonight's director): - Thanks for giving George a backbone and having him request Burke's nemesis, Dr. Erica Hahn ( Brooke Smith), to do his father's surgery rather than the shaky-handed Burke. - Thanks for making Cristina be the person to tell Webber the truth about Burke and thanks for doing it tonight and not dragging it onto next week. How dare Burke treat her the way he did in that final surgery, after all the help she's been to him. Yes, they were both in the wrong, but I think Cristina did the right thing, no matter how difficult it was, in going to Webber when she did. - Thanks for adding the irony that Webber was planning on promoting Burke to replace him as Chief of Surgery before he knew the truth. - Thanks for the ongoing slowness of the Meredith/Derek relationship. It's turned Meredith into Cheery Spice. - Thanks for the dialogue between Meredith and Derek at the end, after Derek complained that she should've told him about Burke's problem. Perfect way to shut him up: "She's my best friend - right or wrong, she was there when you weren't." - Thanks for the special mutual-admiration-society moment between Addison and Alex when she told him he was "a decent guy," especially since he's "a Mark Sloan protégé." I predicted weeks ago that they would hook up - looks inevitable now. Hot. - Thanks for having Callie apologize to George for her night with McSteamy, stressing that it was after they broke up (although George told her "I can't do this now"). - Thanks for making it look like there'd be a girl fight between Callie and Meredith, but thanks for not going there since Meredith set the record straight - she wasn't the one who told Alex about Callie and Sloan. - Thanks for the closing George/Izzie scene. After their earlier war of words in front of George's parents, I was glad they were civil to each other. - Thanks for continuing to cast terrific actors as guest stars. After just seeing Tony winner Debra Monk play Marcella, Gaby's bitchy modeling agent on Desperate Housewives, it was great to see her as George's sweet mother Louise tonight. I loved how she was such a gossip and was thrilled to hear about George's past love lives. - Thanks for casting (after last season's Francis Guinan, Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Perry) yet another Steppenwolf Theatre Company actor - Tony nominee Lois Smith. Lois gave her usual brilliant performance as Mrs. Dickerson, the wife of the old man who drove his car into a fish market. Such a poignant moment when she realized it was her husband's spinal stenosis that caused him to have the accident and she should've stopped him. - Thanks for also casting Emy Coligado as Janelle, the pregnant owner of the fish market who had a shard of glass going into her heart, all thanks to Mr. Dickerson's driving. She had the perfect blend of sense of humor and seriousness and I liked that the Dickersons were two of her favorite customers. And what a bloody good entrance she made into Seattle Grace. - Thanks for tonight's theme: betrayal ("when we betray each other, the path to recovery is less clear.") - Thanks for the incredible final scene of Cristina coming home to Burke and having them both stare at each other without any facial expression. That final shot of Burke walking towards Cristina was awesome. You didn't know if he was going to slap her or hug her, but instead, he closed the door on her...and, I assume, their relationship. show less
Hours after the effects of the tryptophan from the fabulous Thanksgiving dinner I had with friends wore off, I gave thanks for a new episode of Grey's. This episode was anything but a turkey. How many of you were screaming "yes!" to the TV as soon as you heard Sandra Oh's voice in the opening narration rather than Ellen Pompeo's? Not that I dislike Meredith Grey being the show's narrator — it is called Grey’s Anatomy. But it's a nice diversion when someone else takes over for a change. Last time this happened, it was T.R. Knight's narrative voice and I remember how most of you were thrilled and only a few of you insisted on having it be Meredith's voice. It made such good sense for Cristina to narrate at the opening and closing of the show since it was a heavily Cristina-centric episode. In fact, the entire super-sized hour and 10 minutes made such good sense, I kept thinking how satisfied I was. In fact, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'd like to send a thank you note to ... read more

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