Grey's Anatomy on ABC

2005, TV Show

Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Almost Grown"

Season 7, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: While Derek, Callie, Owen and the other attending surgeons compete for an important grant, the chief puts the residents in charge of the department.
Original Air Date: Oct 21, 2010
Guest Cast Susan Slome: Mindy Randee Heller: Joanne Deborah Strang: Ellie Ron Perkins: Roy Jarrod Bailey: Seth Candice Patton: Meg Charlie Koznick: Trey
Full Episode
click to playclick to play
Season 7, Episode 5
Subscription | Hulu Plus

Aired: 10/21/2010
Also available on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU
play more info

Grey's Anatomy Episode Recap: "All Grown" Season 7, Episode 5

When the attendings of Seattle Grace compete for $1 million grant, the residents are put in charge of the hospital. Meanwhile, Callie's competitive side comes out when she tries to edge out the other docs for the grant.

The episode opens on the Chief announcing to the fourth-year residents that they'll be acting as attendings for the day. It's really just so they'll be out of the actual attendings' way as those docs battle for a $1 million grant.

Let's see how everyone handles the day...

CALLIE

Callie takes a scare-tactic route by telling Teddy that the Chief is overly critical when it comes to pitches. "What? I love a good dog fight, too," she says as Bailey gives her a knowing look.

She next moves onto Arizona by asking if she'll cry or be intimidated by the Chief again. She even later hands her tissues before she heads in to pitch. Mark catches onto Callie's game, though, causing her to go the "he never prepares for anything" route.

Callie's Pitch: The Chief is unimpressed by her xenographing idea. The Chief was actually hoping for something more inspirational, like what Arizona would come up with. This leads into Callie ranting about how Arizona is better at everything, but the Chief realizes she just wants to level the playing field in their relationship.

CRISTINA, APRIL and TEDDY

The trio's case involves a man who needs a new lung, but doesn't have any family around to be by his side. Still, throughout their case, the only thing Cris can say is, "I don't know." Teddy gives her an ultimatum: "Get in the game, or I tell Richard it's time to send you home."

While April tries to sort out whether their patient should be on the transplant list, Cristina zones her out completely. She just doesn't care anymore. Owen suggests Cristina beat the crap out of him to bring the real Cristina back out. She chuckles and we get the first glimpse at the old Cristina again.

After their patient, who is not a viable transplant candidate, asks Cristina if she's autistic, the two sort of bond, which makes Cristina jump in during the panel to state that he should be given new lungs. The patient gets on the list thanks to her.

Teddy's Pitch: Teddy wants to use stem cell research to make Seattle Grace the first hospital not to do heart surgeries. She flails quickly though, and starts listing the reasons why the other departments, neuro in particular, shouldn't get the funds instead.

ALEX, MARK and ARIZONA

Thinking he's off the peds rotation and back on plastics, Alex takes on one of Mark's cases. The twist of the breast reduction he's doing? It's a 13-year-old male patient.

The mother of the patient initially freaks out, causing Alex to later go off on her, stating that her son will never get over this psychological damage. "If you want your kid to be a man," he says, "let him make his own decisions." The surgery is successful. "I don't have boobs," the boy says excitedly.

Mark's Pitch: Mark wants to expand the burn unit at Seattle Grace and to build a cosmetic surgery center. The only way Mark could come up with this ambitious idea? He's not sleeping around at the moment. "I'm an untapped source of raw power," he says.

Arizona's Pitch: All goes quite well with the Chief...until she inquires whether the Chief thought she was going to cry again, like Callie suggested earlier. I'd actually prefer her crying over the rant she ended up spouting. Poor Arizona.

JACKSON, MEREDITH, DEREK and LEXIE

Jackson, Meredith and Derek take on a neuro case that involves inserting a shunt. Mer and Jackson are challenged with practicing on eggs with a drill. Jackson cons Mer by making her think he keeps breaking the eggs, but he ends up winning the competition and scoring the surgery.

Meanwhile, since Little Grey isn't a fourth year, she's charged with being Chief Resident for the day. When she takes on Callie's knee patient, the case turns neuro after the woman gets a brain bleed. Lexie and Mer have to rush the patient into surgery with no help from Derek because he has to take over after Jackson botched the other surgery. Fortunately, both surgeries — one of which Mer performed on her own — are still successful.

Derek's Pitch: He wants to find a cure to Alzheimer's. He realized after Mer's successful surgery that not only did she inherit her mother's skill, but possibly her disease as well.

OWEN and BAILEY

Owen's Pitch: He thinks that the doctors should have disaster training. The Charles Percy crisis could've been averted had Bailey been quick enough to think of an alternate escape route, he says. The point hits home with the Chief.

Bailey's Pitch: She wants to repair old machines, but it doesn't impress the Chief. "We need to fix the medicine that we already have," she insists. Bailey also calls him out saying she knows he doesn't have a million dollars, but he mysteriously says things may be a little different around there in the coming weeks. Hmm.

Owen ends up winning the competition, much to the chagrin of the other doctors. Is it just me or did this scene seem extremely weird?

What did you think of this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy? Did the final scene where Meredith couldn't find her keys — which were in her hand — make you tear up just a tiny bit? Discuss in the comments.

show less

When the attendings of Seattle Grace compete for $1 million grant, the residents are put in charge of the hospital. Meanwhile, Callie's competitive side comes out when she tries to edge out the other docs for the grant.

The episode opens on the Chief announcing to the fourth-year residents that they'll be acting as attendings for the day. It's really just so they'll be out of the actual attendings' way as those docs battle for a $1 million grant.

read more

Related Links

Other Links:
Grey's Anatomy
Tags:
ABC, TV Recaps

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: March 27, 2005, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
User Rating: (5,200 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Premise: Doctors at a Seattle teaching hospital hone their bedside manners on and off the job in this medical drama.

Cast

Shop

The Real Grey's Anatomy: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Real Lives of Surgical Residents
Buy The Real Grey's Anatomy: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Real Lives of Surgical Residents from Amazon.com
From Berkley Trade (Paperback)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $11.27 (as of 12:52 PM EST - more info)
The Grey's Anatomy Guide to Healing with Love: With Dr. Sydney Heron
Buy The Grey's Anatomy Guide to Healing with Love: With Dr. Sydney Heron from Amazon.com
From Hyperion (Paperback)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $5.98 (as of 12:52 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular