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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "My Favorite Mistake"

Season 3, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: George meets his new father-in-law (Hector Elizondo), but is in no condition to make a good impression; Alex helps Jane Doe (Elizabeth Reaser) determine how she'll look from now on; the hospital board interviews candidates for the chief's position; and Izzie wrestles with a startling revelation about a close friend. Doug Kendry: Michael Boatman. Cathy Rogerson: Catherine Dent. Colin Marlow: Roger Rees.
Original Air Date: Mar 22, 2007
Guest Cast Michael Boatman: Doug Kendry Catherine Dent: Cathy Rogerson Judi Barton: Board Member Elizabeth Reaser: Jane Doe Roger Rees: Colin Marlow Hector Elizondo: Mr. Torres Elisabeth Moss: Nina Rogerson
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Season 3, Episode 19
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Length: 44:34
Aired: 3/22/2007
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March 22, 2007: My Favorite Mistake Season 3, Episode 19

Last week, I was glad to discover that I was not alone in my "thumbs down" feelings about George and Izzie hooking up. Seemed like no matter whom I spoke to about it, and as evidenced by the majority of the comments here, the overall reaction was "ick!" So I was happy to see the word "mistake" included in the title of this week's episode. I got my wish that George wasn't going to remember any of it. Initially. Great "Ohmygod, I left my baby on the bus!" moment tonight when the hungover George suddenly, amid his new father-in-law's prenup offer, flashed to his night of passion with Izzie. They should have played Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me" as George dashed out. Since just about all of us can agree that George and Izzie's canoodling was indeed a faux pas, are you with me that the best scene tonight was the two of them inside the linen closet at the hospital? Not one word of dialogue. All George had to do was give his best friend a look of despair, as if to say: "We made a huge mistake and we can't do it again." You know I was scared briefly when they first walked in there that there'd be that usual linen closet makeout session we've seen several times before with different couples on this show. Thankfully, they did not go there. But I will say that I was surprised to see Izzie so shaken up about it. If anyone was going to sulk, I figured it'd be George. Sure, George was McSulky a bit as well, but his sulking was more guilt-induced. You could just tell how devastated he was that he did what he did behind Callie's back: "This is our secret." Izzie (reluctantly): "OK." I always expect to see Izzie sulk about Denny. But about George? Get over it, girl. How much did we love Alex again tonight? He has been such an inspiration and help to Ava, the Artist Formerly Known as Jane Doe. I was rather amused when the two of them were going through the computerized drawings of her new face choices and Alex was describing each possibility. After detailing "Maggie" and then "Elizabeth" and finally "Ava," I thought to myself: "Well, I'd probably go with Ava, since she looks the closest to Elizabeth Reaser." My favorite moment of theirs was right before her reconstructive surgery when she asked Alex: "You here to keep my baby alive?" Alex: "I am." Nice progress between Cristina and Burke. I liked that Cristina contemplated "going back to how it was" and to "be kind - rewind," so how ironic that Burke just wanted the opposite: "I believe I've grown. I'm not that guy anymore. I'm not interested in going back." Art imitating life much? How kind of Marlow ( Roger Rees) to tell Cristina that she "should be ready to marry" and that Burke "should understand that." Awesome end scene between Burke and Cristina when she agreed to a small wedding ceremony, but "nothing religious." Had to be "at City Hall" and "no veil." Just picturing Cristina in a wedding veil (or as she put it, a "mosquito net") cracked me up. Other highlights: - Derek admitting his paranoia about Meredith's almost drowning to the Chief: "She gave up. I close my eyes for a moment, it's like she's back in the water." - Sloan's "I'm that good" line to Jane Doe, with Addison following with: "He is. It's annoying." - Izzie asking Addison for advice and Addison asking: "What am I - the go-to person for adultery?" followed by "God wants you to be an adulterer?" Izzie: "He got a virgin pregnant by magic. God is not playing by the rules." - George admitting to being a former Mathlete. - As always, terrific guest stars: Michael Boatman from Spin City as Mr. Kendry (the foot amputee - hey, there's always Dancing With the Stars); Catherine Dent from The Shield as Cathy Rogerson (the one with the congenital disease FOP - no, I will not write that "I found her performance to be a bit stiff"); and Elisabeth Moss as her beyond-annoying daughter Nina. (She plays that kind of character quite well - remember what a nuisance she was as Zoey Bartlet on The West Wing?) - Speaking of guest stars, what perfect casting to have Hector Elizando as Callie's father. You know that one of the biggest reasons George feels he can't tell Callie about his night with Izzie is that Mr. Torres would literally kill him. - Oh, to be able to have heard George's rendition of "Sexy Back" at "three in the morning!" We'll just have to go by Cristina's description. My main complaint: - Like last week, why was Bailey so underutilized? Now that Melinda Doolittle has stolen Chandra Wilson's hairdo, I'll just have to pretend Melinda is Bailey on my Tuesdays and Wednesdays. OK, I know I said this last week and then had to take it back due to ABC's change of plans: Next week is a repeat - "From a Whisper to a Scream." This time I mean it. Really. Then... Thursday, April 5: A repeat of "Don't Stand So Close To Me" Thursday, April 12: A clip show hosted by Jeffrey Dean Morgan Thursday, April 19: A new episode at last! See you then. show less
Last week, I was glad to discover that I was not alone in my "thumbs down" feelings about George and Izzie hooking up. Seemed like no matter whom I spoke to about it, and as evidenced by the majority of the comments here, the overall reaction was "ick!" So I was happy to see the word "mistake" included in the title of this week's episode. I got my wish that George wasn't going to remember any of it. Initially. Great "Ohmygod, I left my baby on the bus!" moment tonight when the hungover George suddenly, amid his new father-in-law's prenup offer, flashed to his night of passion with Izzie. They should have played Celine Dion's "It’s All Coming Back to Me" as George dashed out.Since just about all of us can agree that George and Izzie's canoodling was indeed a faux pas, are you with me that the best scene tonight was the two of them inside the linen closet at the hospital? Not one word of dialogue. All George had to do was give his best friend a look of despair, as if to say: "We ... read more

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