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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Drowning on Dry Land"

Season 3, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: Meredith remains missing after falling into the water at the site of the ferry disaster, where Izzie must perform delicate brain surgery on the fly while taking instructions from the chief over the phone. Back at the hospital, Alex struggles to match unidentified victims with anxious family members while George searches frantically for a 7-year-old boy after telling his injured mother he was safe just before she went into surgery.
Original Air Date: Feb 15, 2007
Guest Cast Paul Norwood: Scared Guy Madison Leisle: Lisa (blonde girl) Jonah Bay: Hopeful Guy Yvans Jourdain: Businessman Jeffrey Markle: Greg Moe Irvin: Nurse Tyler Elizabeth Reaser: Jane Doe Billy Mayo: Rick Brian Chenoweth: Scared Guy
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Aired: 2/15/2007
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February 15, 2007: Drowning on Dry Land Season 3, Episode 16

I don't know about you, but it seems like all I've thought about all week is Meredith floating in the water. Oh, sure, Anna Nicole entered my thoughts. Idol mania is starting up again. Oscar fever is abounding. But I just could not get that little girl's face - her blank stare - out of my mind. Are you with me here? Oh. My. God. I fricking love this show. Let's first talk about that ending! After Michael Ausiello and others let the cat out of the bag that Denny ( Jeffrey Dean Morgan) would soon be back in some way, shape or form, I was hoping it would be something logical - a dream sequence or a flashback. As long as it wasn't via a TV cliché like a long-lost twin arriving or that he wasn't actually dead. But Meredith temporarily dying and seeing him that way and also seeing the Kyle Chandler character Dylan Young from last season? Absolutely brilliant. Meredith: "Am I... dead?" Denny: "Damn right you are." Meredith: "Holy sh--." OK, we didn't hear her say the second word, but still... brilliant. Since I've basically admitted to being "the town crier," let me just stress to you that I bawled my eyes out nonstop the last 15 minutes. My roommate Jason to me: "Wow, you're a real mess." Then Jason joined me in the final 10 of those minutes. Shonda, I am just so fond-ah... your writing! Unbelievable. It was such a collective effort in those final minutes when everyone was so emotional about Meredith being on her deathbed. One by one, as each person found out, via pager or by looking through the window, it just touched my heart. How about Mark Sloan sitting down next to Derek and putting his hand on Derek's arm? Come on. How about Cristina, after repeatedly asking "Where's Meredith?" because she wanted so terribly to tell her about her being engaged to Burke, because "She's my person"? Her face after she found out made me lose it. Then there was George, after being so overjoyed when Callie confirmed that the 7-year-old John Doe was his patient's missing son Chris, he immediately got the page and walked out of the room. Next shot of George? Him crying. Projectile tears from me. Even Addison was distraught - even Addison! She looked over to the floor to see Mark sitting next to Derek. Right before that, I died when Burke asked Derek (after Derek told him the Chief threw him out): "What do you need?" Derek: "I need you to go in there." But it wasn't just the last 15 minutes that defined how this show kicks ass so much - it was the whole hour. My cry-fest began with Alex coming to that husband-of-a-missing-pregnant-woman with two photos. I like that Alex first showed the guy the Jane Doe photo in hopes that she was his wife. Unfortunately, no. It was so horribly sad when the man recognized the dead woman in the second photo as his wife. George had better luck with his photo - great laughter-through-tears moment when he proclaimed to the entire room: "Callie O'Malley, I can't kiss you right now because you're scrubbed in, but tonight, when you get home, I am going - " Callie: "OK, people, let's focus. I'm working, George. I'm working." Other highlights: - The little girl (Madison Leisle) pointing to the water after Derek asked her: "Where is Meredith?" - Sydney ( Kali Rocha) offering to hug Alex. - George telling Alex that Bailey might change her baby's middle name from George to Elvis or Tupperware. Alex: "Dramatic much?" - Alex telling Addison: "I'd notice... if you went missing." - Izzie's triumphant head-drilling and the fact that the Chief officially took her off probation. - Cristina telling Izzie the "rock star": "You are a hero. I'm jealous. But where is Meredith?" - The first time we got to see the little girl smile, after she finally saw her mother toward the end and the mother hugging her, saying: "Mommy's sorry she got lost!" The only thing I didn't care for was Izzie, after being gallant and saying supportive things like, "I believe in the good," and, "Denny is always with me," telling George it was a mistake marrying Callie. Inappropriate much? Can we say poor timing? But that's a small complaint. I simply cannot wait until Part 3 next Thursday! Until then, please chime in.... show less
I don't know about you, but it seems like all I've thought about all week is Meredith floating in the water. Oh, sure, Anna Nicole entered my thoughts. Idol mania is starting up again. Oscar fever is abounding. But I just could not get that little girl's face — her blank stare — out of my mind. Are you with me here? Oh. My. God. I fricking love this show. Let’s first talk about that ending! After Michael Ausiello and others let the cat out of the bag that Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) would soon be back in some way, shape or form, I was hoping it would be something logical — a dream sequence or a flashback. As long as it wasn't via a TV cliché like a long-lost twin arriving or that he wasn't actually dead. But Meredith temporarily dying and seeing him that way and also seeing the Kyle Chandler character Dylan Young from last season? Absolutely brilliant. Meredith: "Am I... dead?" Denny: "Damn right you are." Meredith: "Holy sh--." OK, we didn't hear her say th... read more

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