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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Scars and Souvenirs"

Season 3, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: The race for chief heats up as a new competitor enters the race; tensions mount between Izzie and George; Callie must reveal a big secret; Derek treats a patient close to him; and Alex continues his work with Jane Doe (Elizabeth Reaser). Helen Crawford: Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Original Air Date: Mar 15, 2007
Guest Cast Elizabeth Reaser: Jane Doe Shohreh Aghdashloo: Helen Crawford
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March 15, 2007: Scars and Souvenirs Season 3, Episode 18

When Michael Ausiello teased us that one of six possible plot twists would happen in tonight's episode, I was oh-so-hoping it wasn't going to be the "Izzie and George will hook up" option. Ugh! Not that I myself haven't done stupid things while being overly intoxicated - haven't we all? Well... if the two best friends had to end up naked in the same bed (we don't yet have actual evidence that any sexual acts occurred), I'm just glad alcohol was involved. Will either of them remember the details? We shall see. But the first thing I thought when they drunkenly gazed at each other (right before they cut quickly to the next scene) was: "Lame." First he gets to shag Meredith. Now Izzie? But hey - I love this show, so I accept silly things like Meredith recovering way too quickly from her temporary death. Best line was earlier when Callie accused Izzie of having feelings for George, and George then described Izzie to Callie: "She's blonde. She's stacked. She's a supermodel. I'm George." Callie: "So what does that make me?" I found it quite interesting that both interns who got hitched or engaged within the same episode months ago were each questioning their decisions. Cristina pondered whether she made the wrong choice to get engaged to Burke and George told Izzie, "I got married and I'm scared it was a bad idea" - neither was surprising to hear. Great background reveal with Cristina's ex-professor/lover-of-three-years Marlow being the newly added candidate for chief. What a pleasant change of pace to see Burke jealous, and Cheers to Roger Rees for adding some competitive energy to Seattle Grace. But, boys, play nice: Your frantic power struggles could be dangerous and life-threatening. Wow, Cristina, like authority figures much? Meredith was too funny: "You were that girl, huh? The 'girl who slept with the professor'? We had one in our class." We had one at NIU, too. Slut. Speaking of background revelations, George was not havin' Callie being rich behind his back. He killed me when he found out the $200 per week that he was paying Callie to stay at the hotel was used to tip housekeeping. Oh, George. Do any of you now find it strange that Callie used to live inside the hospital? Why would an heiress have to do that? Hmmm.... I enjoyed that Izzie was able to calm old man Scofield ( James Gammon) down after he saw how small his 50-year-old bullet was. Scofield: "You're a sweet kid, but you don't know what it's like to have something change you in your soul." Izzie: "I do. I wish I didn't, but I do." You tell him, Izzie. As far as powerhouse guest stars go, you can't get much better than the fabulous Shohreh Aghdashloo (gesundheit) as Dr. Helen Crawford, friend and former coworker of Derek's. Ya gotta love a character who describes herself as "the only one who didn't have a crush" on Derek. I think my favorite moment of the entire episode was Derek saying to George, right after Derek paused after saving Helen's life, "O'Malley, I just sliced my friend's chest open. Give me a minute." A close second was Derek's comment to Helen after she awoke from the surgery: "We got it all - the tumor - we never have to go in there again." When doctors save a stranger's life, it's got to be fantastically fulfilling, but when they save a friend or a loved one? Cue the tears. I am looking forward to when Elizabeth Reaser starts to look like her beautiful self as Jane Doe, rather than Eric Stoltz in Mask, but it sure is giving Justin Chambers a chance to show off his acting chops as Alex. I was surprised Alex admitted to his new housemate Izzie that he was over her (after she accused him of looking at her in the shower) - " Not looking. Not interested." Not sure I believe him. Now that Meredith has come to terms with her mother's death, it sure was nice to see her be chummy with her father Thatcher's current wife Susan ( Mare Winningham). I liked when Meredith said to Susan, after the back-to-back drama with the housemates, "It's not always like this." Cristina: "It kinda is." It will take a while for Mer to accept Thatcher ( Jeff Perry) back into her life, but the provided-by-Izzie dinner was a step in the right direction. I couldn't stop thinking: "Mer and Mare - what a pair." Two other things that popped into my mind: - I laughed when Meredith was stressing to Izzie that "people are what matters" and that we should "paint with all the colors of the wind" - just minutes after Vanessa Williams gave us her weekly brilliance on Ugly Betty. - I wanted to strangle those Dancing with the Stars dancers who kept periodically prancing across the bottom of the screen - or at least trip them. Didn't you? Thanks, ABC. I can understand doing that during According To Jim or maybe Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. But during Lost on Wednesday night and Grey's tonight? Uh-uh. show less
When Michael Ausiello teased us that one of six possible plot twists would happen in tonight's episode, I was oh-so-hoping it wasn't going to be the "Izzie and George will hook up" option. Ugh! Not that I myself haven't done stupid things while being overly intoxicated — haven't we all? Well... if the two best friends had to end up naked in the same bed (we don't yet have actual evidence that any sexual acts occurred), I'm just glad alcohol was involved. Will either of them remember the details? We shall see. But the first thing I thought when they drunkenly gazed at each other (right before they cut quickly to the next scene) was: "Lame." First he gets to shag Meredith. Now Izzie? But hey — I love this show, so I accept silly things like Meredith recovering way too quickly from her temporary death. Best line was earlier when Callie accused Izzie of having feelings for George, and George then described Izzie to Callie: "She's blonde. She's stacked. She's a supermodel. I'm ... read more

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