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2005, TV Show

Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Six Days"

Season 3, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 2. After a successful heart operation, George's father (George Dzundza) undergoes cancer surgery; Thatcher Grey (Jeff Perry) visits the hospital to see his new granddaughter; and Meredith discovers that Derek isn't a sound sleeper. Meanwhile, Izzie befriends a snippy teenager (Mae Whitman) with a severely curved spine; and George bugs Izzie to deposit that $8.7-million check. Louise O'Malley: Debra Monk.
Original Air Date: Jan 11, 2007
Guest Cast Rhomeyn Johnson: Manager Tom Griffin: Ronny O'Malley Mae Whitman: Heather Douglas Greg Pitts: Jerry O'Malley Judith Hoag: Rhada Douglas Moe Irvin: Tyler
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January 11, 2007: Six Days, Part 1 Season 3, Episode 11

The title of tonight's episode was "Six Days." But it's been a long six weeks since we've had the privilege of a new episode. I've missed my Grey Thursdays. Do you agree with me that it was worth the wait? First things first - it's about frickin' time Izzie deposited that check! I loved George saying to her, after the check fell off the fridge yet again: "I just dropped 8.7 million dollars on the floor. You need to deposit that check!" I imagined hearing millions of homes screaming: "Yes!" So it was quite appropriate for Izzie to be so hysterical at the bank toward the end, loudly crying: "I'm supposed to do something good! Can you just deposit it already?" Since this was part one of a two-parter, I think it's pretty obvious that Izzie will use some of the money to pay for patient Heather's expensive spine-straightening surgery next week, especially since Heather's insurance won't cover it. ABC likes to give the fabulous Mae Whitman from Arrested Development work - first Desperate Housewives earlier this season and now Grey's as Heather. Only the best shows for Mae, if you may. She had some funny lines tonight, like saying to Izzie, "Life doesn't suck for pretty people," or after Derek said he'd straighten her spine, "It's not nice to mock crippled kids." Judith Hoag kicked butt as Heather's mother, frustrated with her insurance company. Come on Izzie, do something good. Katherine Heigl certainly did something more than good - that scene at the bank was fantastic. So Meredith is McSnorey, and Derek has bad morning breath. That had to be really unfortunate for Meredith to wake up and find Derek in George's bed (without George, of course) - anything to escape Meredith's buzz-saw snoring. Izzie was hilarious walking by with the revelation that Derek sleeps on the couch and then sets the alarm so he can get back into bed with Meredith before she wakes up. Great final scene with Derek's eyes wide open in bed while Meredith snored away (even with a Breathe Right strip on her nose), after the music video-like montage of shots of each character reflecting on what had just transpired. My favorite line of the night was Chandra Wilson's Bailey describing Derek Shepherd to Callie: "Lots of hair, too many women, likes elevators and long walks on the beach." Brilliant. But nothing's funnier than Sara Ramirez's Callie staring someone down! I was impressed that Bailey revealed one of her secrets to Callie on getting things done, especially regarding Derek: "Stare him down!" Perfect way to get Derek to perform the risky spine surgery. But it didn't work on George, and that was the funniest part. George: "You're scaring me." So glad he finally came to his senses and kissed Callie out of excitement after listening to Burke, who told him to "watch the kidneys!" via checking the status of his dad's urine bag. How many of you got teary-eyed like I did when Meredith comforted George? I lost it after she walked up to him and said, "You need to breathe," and he grabbed her arm and said: "He's my dad.... He's my dad." Meredith: "I know." T.R. Knight's scene with George Dzundza as George tells his father to "stop acting like you're dying" was also awesome, with George calling his dad a "dog murderer," but with a smile. And Debra Monk as George's mother can make any scene she's in even better just by being present and giving one of those motherly looks (as she did when George kissed Callie). While I'm mentioning parents, Jeff Perry as Meredith's "ex-father" Thatcher could recite the phone book, and it would be an Emmy-caliber reading. It's nice when Meredith is able to talk to Webber about her parents, so it was worthwhile for the two of them to bond about Thatcher. Webber: "He's not a big fan of mine." Meredith: "He's not a big fan of mine either." I've mentioned it before, and I'll expand a bit: I grew up going to Steppenwolf Theatre plays in Chicago, so I got to see Jeff Perry be phenomenal in many plays, along with original ensemble members (take a deep breath because this list is long): Laurie Metcalf, John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Sinise, John Mahoney, Glenne Headley, Tom Irwin, Rondi Reed, Moira Harris, Terry Kinney and so many others. Sorry for treating the "so many others" like the Professor and Mary Ann in the first season of Gilligan's Island ("...and the rest"). But I digress. Anytime I see any of them do anything, I'm ecstatic and it reminds me of my childhood. OK - back to the show. We figured Cristina and Burke would stay together after she got onto the elevator in the last episode, so it wasn't a surprise to hear Burke say "it's not over" to Addison, but how oh-so-Cristina-and-Burke for them to be playing a game of "Say Uncle" since the winner has "all the power." Nobody's more power-hungry than Cristina and Burke, but I agree with how Addison summed it up to Burke: "Pathetic." Speaking of Addison, it would've been more effective to see Addison and Alex attempt to kiss before getting interrupted by some random nurse had ABC not used that moment in the promos for the episode. Ugh! You with me here, people? ABC - please stop spoiling us in your promos and coming attractions! I did enjoy the dialogue leading up to the almost-kiss with Alex admitting to Addison that he bought the vanilla latte for Sloan (that Sloan hated) on purpose "because he was rude to you," followed quickly by an "I wanna do ya" facial expression. All that scene needed was some cheap porno music played in the background (you know the kind) to get them in the mood. Damn that random nurse. Can't wait for part two next week. In the meantime, congrats to Patrick Dempsey for winning for Favorite TV Actor at the People's Choice Awards this week. And even better, congrats to Grey's Anatomy for beating CSI for Favorite TV Drama in an awards show that was broadcast on CBS - CSI's network. Now that's got to suck for them. show less
The title of tonight's episode was "Six Days." But it's been a long six weeks since we've had the privilege of a new episode. I've missed my Grey Thursdays. Do you agree with me that it was worth the wait? First things first — it's about frickin' time Izzie deposited that check! I loved George saying to her, after the check fell off the fridge yet again: "I just dropped 8.7 million dollars on the floor. You need to deposit that check!" I imagined hearing millions of homes screaming: "Yes!" So it was quite appropriate for Izzie to be so hysterical at the bank toward the end, loudly crying: "I'm supposed to do something good! Can you just deposit it already?" Since this was part one of a two-parter, I think it's pretty obvious that Izzie will use some of the money to pay for patient Heather's expensive spine-straightening surgery next week, especially since Heather's insurance won't cover it. ABC likes to give the fabulous Mae Whitman from Arrested Development work — first D... read more

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