A Change is Gonna Come
Air Date: 09/27/2007
After failing his exam, George reluctantly faces his first
day reliving his internship among a sea of fresh faces. Meanwhile,
Cristina, Meredith, Izzie and Alex are in charge of their
own interns and George is assigned to Meredith.
Neither Cristina or Meredith have heard from her exes since
the wedding, and they don't seem overly concerned, which astounds
Izzie, who is counting every day since she last spoke to George.
George asks to talk to Meredith but before he can get her
alone, the rest of the new interns show up in the hall and
are shooed off by the residents. George gives up and joins
the interns. Cristina nicknames him "Bambi," saying
he needs to learn how to deal with his new situation.
George complains to Callie about being an intern again and
she tries to reassure him by saying he's going to be the "rock
star" intern. When that fails to cheer him up, she suggests
maybe they'll see him as the "daddy" intern. He's
rattled rather than pleased by the suggestion that she might
Miranda is still bitter over being passed over for Chief
Resident. Without Burke or Meredith to hang out with, Derek
asks Miranda out for a drink after work and she turns him
down, as does the Chief.
A multi-car pileup is en route to the hospital, proving Callie's
first responsibility as Chief Resident. The residents she
paged are MIA and Miranda drily notes that when she paged
them, they always came running. The Chief tells Callie to
"get it together."
The residents instruct their interns and Izzie overhears
hers saying they know her history and lamenting that they
got stuck with "the dud."
The first ambulance from the multi-car accident arrives with
a DOA and Cristina pulls back the sheet to show the interns
their first "dead guy." The second ambulance contains
a pregnant woman whose arm has been severed and the third
one holds a heavyset man with a knee injury who surprises
everyone by asking for something to eat.
Lexie introduces herself to Meredith, who is stunned to learn
that she has another half sister. Derek approaches Meredith,
just as Lexie comes up to apologize for botching her introduction.
Derek recognizes Lexie as "the girl from the bar,"
and Meredith gives him a disgusted look and says, "I'm
the girl from the bar" and walks off. Lexie frets that
Meredith has another reason to hate her now.
Cristina asks Derek if Burke is off today and he reluctantly
informs her that Burke turned in his resignation two weeks
Cristina is pronouncing time of death for the dead man when
he starts to breathe! He's been internally decapitated --
the only thing holding his head on is his skin. Derek assures
him he'll try to reconnect his spine. Cristina tells the wife
that if he moves even a fraction of an inch, he could die
and that this may be the last time she sees her husband alive.
During surgery, the patient starts to move and Cristina orders
him stay still, saying he can't abandon his family like that.
Miraculously, he pulls through.
The pregnant woman says she really needs her arm since her
baby has no father. Mark orders Meredith to find the severed
A young boy and his father come running into the E.R. carrying
the arm and the boy begs Izzie to help him with another patient
who's in the truck. Izzie -- who's had nothing for her interns
to do yet -- rallies her group and follows the boy outside,
where she is speechless to discover that her new patient is
the deer that caused the accident. When the deer opens its
eyes and looks at her, she agrees to try to save it, to the
dismay of her interns, who think she's crazy. The father insists
there's no point in saving an animal that they'd usually be
eating. Izzie is horrified at the father's attitude and insists
that she's going to save "Bambi."
George and Izzie meet in the stairwell and she accuses him
of avoiding her since she told him that she loves him. She
says she's busy trying to save Bambi and he misunderstands,
thinking she's using the same nickname Cristina has for him.
Izzie insists that she's Bambi -- alone and scared -- and
George tells her he's needed in surgery.
Mark informs Nancy, the pregnant woman, that he can reattach
her arm. During the procedure, she goes into labor and George
delivers the baby.
Alex is upset that Callie won't let him switch to a surgical
case. Callie is furious that she wasn't notified when the
man with the knee injury ends up in emergency surgery ---
turns out he's got a mania for eating random objects and now
he has a perforated stomach. Miranda insists that Alex did
the right thing by rushing him to surgery and there wasn't
time to inform her. Richard tells Miranda that the reason
he didn't name her as Chief Resident was because he thinks
she's better as a surgeon than juggling paperwork.
Mark wants to take Derek up on the offer for a drink, saying
he thinks he could use a friend. When Mark slams Meredith,
Derek defends her, saying he doesn't blame her for running
after seeing that Cristina was left at the altar. Mark insists
that he didn't come to Seattle for Addison, he came to patch
things up with Derek. "Maybe we should have a drink,"
Derek smiles, "but not today."
Izzie manages to bring the deer back to life and then informs
her interns that they have to be ready for anything, even
something like this. She announces that they're stuck with
her and she's sorry she's stuck with them since they're all
When George isn't ecstatic over delivering the baby, Lexie
lectures him that he should be, and tells him he's not the
only one whose life hasn't gone according to plan. The other
interns are impressed by George delivering a baby on his "first
day" and he slowly warms to their praise.
Alex confides to Cristina that he misses Rebecca and she
says she misses Burke.
Callie is depressed over how the residents don't respect
or listen to her and invites Miranda to tell her how terrible
she is at her job. "Hope tomorrow is better," is
all Miranda says.
Meredith tells Derek it's over but she agrees to a breakup
kiss, and then to breakup sex.
George shows up at Izzie's house and tells her, "I love
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Grey's Anatomy Music
PERFORMER: I'm From Barcelona
|The song plays in the beginning of the episode
at Seattle Grace Hospital. Richard is in his office. Interns
are getting ready for the day. Izzie, Cristina, Meredith
and Alex are all training interns.
|TITLE: Knock 'Em Out
PERFORMER: Lily Allen
|The song plays as Izzie decides to help
save a deer. Meredith, Cristina, Izzie, Alex and George
talk over a severed arm. Richard tries to talk to Miranda
about her position.
PERFORMER: Blonde Redhead
|The song plays while Izzie talks to George
about her feelings. Mark and Derek talk about Meredith.
|TITLE: Reasons To Love You
|The song plays as George and Lexie talk
and admire the baby he delivered.
|TITLE: To Build A Home
PERFORMER: Cinematic Orchestra
|The song plays as: Izzie talks to her interns
about the deer, new interns marvel at George, Alex and
Cristina console each other, and then Miranda runs into
Calli. Meredith walks away with Derek and they talk about
breaking up. George shows up at Izzie's door.