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2005, TV Show

Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Time After Time"

Season 3, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: George comforts Izzie as she faces her painful past; Derek questions his relationship with Meredith while she must decide what sort of relationship she'll have with her stepmother (Mare Winningham); and Cristina decides to fight for her relationship with Burke, despite her history with Colin Marlow (Roger Rees). Meanwhile, Alex grows more attached to Jane Doe (Elizabeth Reaser). Joan Waring: Dee Wallace.
Original Air Date: Apr 19, 2007
Guest Cast Marc Vann: Hematologist Elizabeth Reaser: Jane Doe Randy Thompson: Frank Waring Suzanne Cryer: Caroline Klein Brent Jennings: Charles Melissa Fitzgerald: Social Worker Roger Rees: Colin Marlow Nichelle Hines: Young Woman Craig Tsuyumine: TV Reporter Dee Wallace: Joan Waring Tim Hopper: Dustin Klein
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Season 3, Episode 20
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Length: 43:06
Aired: 4/19/2007
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April 19, 2007: Time After Time Season 3, Episode 20

After a four-week wait, I was totally psyched to finally see a new episode of Grey's. I woke up in such a good mood Thursday morning since I was finally able to put away my Pepto-Bismol the night before (like a lot of you, I've been suffering from a bad case of Sanjayarrhea). So I was not disappointed in this "past coming back to haunt you"-focused episode - especially how they handled the Izzie/George awkwardness (I'll get to that recent past situation in a bit). First things first: Welcome back to the show, Chandra Wilson! How nice for Bailey to come out of the background at last. Chandra is not an actress that should be wasted and utilized in only a few throwaway scenes as she'd been lately. I adored seeing Bailey be so comforting to and protective of Izzie. But let's get to Izzie. What a way for her to get her mind off the shunning George - the parents who adopted the child Izzie gave up when she was 16 tracked her down. I thought Izzie handled the shocking news that her birth daughter, now 11, had leukemia and needed a bone-marrow transplant (from Izzie) quite well. Katherine Heigl has yet another Emmy submission episode, especially the scene when Izzie confided in Bailey, telling her she figured she'd meet her daughter some day - just not this soon and not under such unfortunate circumstances. Luckily, Izzie was able to be the transplant provider for Hannah. Nice look-alike casting, by the way - that was Liv Hutchings - hope we see more of her, perhaps when Hannah decides to finally meet Izzie, the person who initially gave her life, and then saved it 11 years later. Speaking of which, as usual, the casting department should be commended for the guest roles. The actress I really thought stood out was Suzanne Cryer (from Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place) as Hannah's adoptive mother Caroline. Desperate Housewives fans may remember Suzanne recently as Lynn (the best friend of Ian's late wife Jane) who was so bitchy to Susan at Jane's funeral. Shows you how versatile an actress she is. Her crying scene with Izzie that made Izzie cry also made me, the admitted wimp, cry as well (Suzanne takes her last name quite seriously). Tim Hopper was also effective as Dustin, Hannah's adoptive father. I felt so horrible for our dear Jane Doe/Ava/not Shannon, who's looking more and more like the beautiful Elizabeth Reaser. Too bad that couple, played by Dee Wallace and Randy Thompson, ended up not being her real parents and that she had to yell at Alex. When Dee's character told Alex, "She's not my daughter," I immediately thought two things: 1) "Um, duh... couldn't you tell by her voice when you first heard her speak?" and 2) Of course that's not your daughter. Gertie's your daughter. The two other big guest stars had the opposite effect on me. One I enjoyed and hope we continue to see more of: Mare Winningham as Susan, Meredith's stepmother. I like how Meredith went from being totally annoyed with Susan to almost thanking her for being so overprotective. Then there's the guest star whose character has become so unlikable that I can do without him: Roger Rees as Marlow. He did, however, bring out a welcome, different and rather unrecognizable side of Cristina: the Stepford Wife side. Yes, I know she's not a wife yet, but she was very Stepford-like and that was hilarious. I loved Meredith's reaction to Cristina's fancily painted fingernails: "You've got stuff on your hands" and calling them "pretty, pretty fingers." Anything to scare away Marlow (looks as though it worked - he doesn't dig the "new" Cristina). Burke's reaction was also funny (it's nice to see him smile for a change). Meanwhile, Derek was not havin' it after the Chief told him exactly why he doesn't think he'd be the proper Chief replacement - Ellis asked him to look over Meredith, and he doesn't want Meredith to have to suffer like Adele did. This should complicate matters - Der not answering Mer's cell-phone calls is not a good sign. The couple in much worse shape is George and Callie. You knew Callie would be P.O.'ed after she caught George in the lie. What was Meredith thinking, by the way, when she told Callie: "Oh, he's with Izzie." Oh, Mer. Also in the foot-in-mouth category was George to Izzie comparing their sex with his sex with Meredith. Izzie countered that their "sex was not tragic." Her best admission was saying she'd get over it but "I won't make it if I can't be your friend." T.R. Knight and Katherine had another one of those brilliant George and Izzie moments where they didn't have to say a word, just look at each other (when George walked back into the hospital room after he said he'd get an orderly to wheel her out). Besides the temporarily "new" Cristina, the other comic relief in the episode was Mark Sloan trying to be the Chief's "wing man," trying to get him laid just so the Chief will make him the new Chief. Nice try. Glad Addison stepped in at the end and had the Chief practice his dance moves with her. Back to Cristina, or rather Sandra Oh, who had perhaps the funniest delivery of a line. To last week's TV Guide cover boy Justin Chambers' Alex: "Hey, pouty-head. Are you so sad because no-face-girl's family's taking her home?" Cristina's explanation to Marlow as to why she's so different now was so un-her: "I've learned that sometimes you have to think of other people." Even though it looks as though Marlow is gone for now, I hope we see this softer side of Cristina every now and then. We'll be treated to nonstop new Thursday episodes from now until the end of the season, so this four-week wait was worth it. show less
After a four-week wait, I was totally psyched to finally see a new episode of Grey's. I woke up in such a good mood Thursday morning since I was finally able to put away my Pepto-Bismol the night before (like a lot of you, I’ve been suffering from a bad case of Sanjayarrhea). So I was not disappointed in this "past coming back to haunt you"-focused episode — especially how they handled the Izzie/George awkwardness (I'll get to that recent past situation in a bit). First things first: Welcome back to the show, Chandra Wilson! How nice for Bailey to come out of the background at last. Chandra is not an actress that should be wasted and utilized in only a few throwaway scenes as she'd been lately. I adored seeing Bailey be so comforting to and protective of Izzie.But let's get to Izzie. What a way for her to get her mind off the shunning George — the parents who adopted the child Izzie gave up when she was 16 tracked her down. I thought Izzie handled the shocking news th... read more

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