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Something's Gotta Give
Season 7, episode 8
Callie and Mark having fun at Cristina's housewarming party.
Episode Information

November 11, 2010

Written by

William Harper

Directed by

Jeannot Szwarc

Episode Guide

That's Me Trying


Slow Night, So Long

The human body is a highly pressurized system. The blood pressure measures the force of blood, pulsating through the arteries. It's important to keep this pressure regulated. Low or inadequate pressure can cause weakness or failure. It's when the pressure gets too high... that problems really occur. If the pressure continues to increase, a closer examination is called for... Because it's the best indicator that something is going terribly wrong. Every pressurized system needs a relief valve. There has to be a way to reduce the stress, the tension, before it becomes too much to bear. There has to be a way to find relief, because if the pressure doesn't find a way out... it'll make one. It will explode. It's the pressure we put on ourselves... that's the hardest to bear. The pressure to be better than we are. The pressure to be better than we think we can be. It never ever lets up. It just builds and builds and builds.

Something's Gotta Give is the eighth episode of the seventh season and the 134th overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.

Short SummaryEdit

Top security measures go into place as a team of doctors, led by the Chief, try to save the life of a major political figure from the Middle East. Meanwhile, Cristina decides to finally decorate her new place and throw a housewarming party, and Alex shows up late from a weekend getaway to his first day of rounds with the new Pediatrics Attending, Dr. Robert Stark.

Full Summary Edit

Episode in detail.

Cast Edit

  • Meredith Grey
  • Cristina Yang
  • Alex Karev
  • Miranda Bailey
  • Richard Webber
  • Callie Torres
  • Mark Sloan
  • Lexie Grey
  • Owen Hunt
  • Teddy Altman
  • April Kepner
  • Jackson Avery
  • Derek Shepherd
  • Robert Stark
  • Ronald Lace
  • Aasif
  • Mrs. Cortez
  • Arab Translator
  • ND Doctor (front)
  • Diplomatic Security Guard
  • Leanne
  • Martin
  • Emir's Aid 1
  • Aide
  • Sales Clerk
  • Emir's Chief of Staff
  • Callie Torres and Hairstylist
  • VIP Nurse Ruth (center)
  • Peds Nurse
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Boy

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Medical Notes Edit

Music Edit

Song Performer Scene
"Gone" Eels
"Dead Disco" Metric
"Dreamer" K'naan
"Shouldn't Have Loved" Azure Ray
"Could It Be" Mackintosh Braun
"Sing Me To Sleep" Fran Healy feat. Neko Case

Notes and Trivia Edit

Grey's Anatomy 700:32

Grey's Anatomy 7.08 Something's Gotta Give - Trailer

  • This episode's title originated from the song Something's Gotta Give, originally sung by Sammy Davis, Jr..
  • This episode scored 11.13 million viewers.
  • This is the first episode not to feature Jessica Capshaw since she was made a series regular at the start of Season 6.

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Episode StillsEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

Quotes Edit

Meredith: (to Alex) You smell like you're sweating booze, where have you been?
Jackson: I want the weekend you had.
Alex: Well, what happens in Vegas, you know? Hey, who's Stark? I'm supposed to be on Stark's service today.
April: Oh, me, too. He's the new peds attending. Since Robbins left.
Alex: Crap. I can't handle a bunch of sick kids today, I can't do it.

April: (about Jackson) He thinks no one wants to work with him.
Lexie: Are they saying that or are you saying that?
Jackson: (to April) Who are you with again?
April: Karev. Uh... I mean, Stark.
Jackson: No, you meant Karev. And, you don't wanna go there.
April: You don't know where I'm going.
Lexie: He's right. You don't wanna go there.
April: I'm.. I'm not going anywhere.
Lexie: He's not the guy for you, okay? Trust me. And don't be paranoid, trust me on that, too.
(walks off; Jackson watches her go)
April: Ooh, but it's okay for you to go there.
Jackson: I'm a guy. I live there.

Robert Stark: (to Alex) So, you must be Dr. Karev. You missed my rounds today.
Alex: Uh, sorry. I had car trouble.
Robert Stark: Ah, well, there's a classic. So, what you're here just kinda yell at my patients and...
Alex: I'm sorry. Look, uh, Dr. Stark, I'm feeling very sick today so I think that since you know, you have Kepner...
Robert Stark: Well, let's see here. No fever, you don't seem to be vomiting, you retaining control of your bowels?
April: Ew.
Alex: Yes.
Robert Stark: Well, since hangovers are not contagious, I'd say you're working.

Meredith: The last thing that Cristina wants is to talk to me. We just have to give her some space.
Owen: We don't have time to give her space. She'll be locked out of this program, and I do not believe that is what she wants. I mean, you think that's what she wants? (Meredith is silent) I'm asking you, Grey.

See AlsoEdit

A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.

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