|These Ties That Bind|
|Season 5, episode 8|
|An old friend of Meredith is now an intern at Seattle Grace.|
November 13, 2008
|“||It's intense, what happens in the O.R. when lives are on the line. And you're poking at brains like they're silly putty. You form a bond with the surgeons right next to you. An unbreakable, indescribable bond. It's intimate, being tied together like that. Whether you like it or not, whether you like them or not, you become family. The ties that binds us are sometimes impossible to explain. They connect us even after it seems like the ties should be broken. Some bonds defy distance and time and logic; Because some ties are simply... meant to be.||”|
An old friend of Meredith by the name of Sadie appears and causes some tension with Cristina. Bailey attempts to woo a cardiothorasic surgeon Virginia Dixon, Callie breaks down crying. Izzie confides in a patient about Denny and Cristina become suspicious about some of the interns.
Full Summary Edit
Episode in detail.
- Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey
- Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang
- Katherine Heigl as Dr. Izzie Stevens
- Justin Chambers as Dr. Alex Karev
- T.R. Knight as Dr. George O'Malley
- Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
- James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber
- Sara Ramírez as Dr. Callie Torres
- Eric Dane as Dr. Mark Sloan
- Chyler Leigh as Dr. Lexie Grey
- Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek Shepherd
Special Guest StarEdit
- Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt
- Melissa George as Dr. Sadie Harris
- August Schellenberg as Clay Bedonie
- Ed Lauter as Timothy Miller
- Brandon Scott as Dr. Ryan Spalding
- Mary McDonnell as Dr. Virginia Dixon
- Gloria Garayua as Intern Graciella
- Mark Saul as Intern Steve
- Molly Kidder as Intern Megan
- Winston Story as Intern Leo
- Joseph Williamson as Intern Pierce
- Nicole Cummins as Jill the Paramedic
Clay was in the hospital for a heterotopic heart transplant. He'd had a transplant six years prior, but that heart needed to be replaced again. However, Clay believed he was haunted by his first heart and said he didn't want the surgery. In surgery, they removed the previously piggybacked heart and were shocked when his heart started beating on its own. They believed the six years of rest provided by the other heart gave his own heart time to repair itself.
- Crush injuries
- Open fractures
- Open femur fracture
- Posterior hip dislocation
Timothy came into the ER after being crushed in a garbage truck. He was impaled upon himself due to his open femur fracture. Since they couldn't proceed without freeing his leg, they did that first, which caused him to wake up. Callie didn't believe his leg could be saved, but when he insisted that he needed it, Callie developed a plan to replace his bones with titanium rods. He agreed to the surgery and they took him in, but they were unable to keep him alive long enough for Callie to replace his leg bones and he was pronounced dead in the OR.
|"The Uniform"||The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra||
|"Ah, Ah, Ah"||The Coral Sea||
|"It's a Funny Thing"||Jets Overhead||
|"Falling for You"||Seabird||
|"Trouble is a Friend"||Lenka||
Notes and Trivia Edit
- This episode's title originated from the song These Ties That Bind, originally sung by RJ Cowdery.
- This episode scored 15.59 million viewers.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Izzie: I said goodbye. I burned the sweater!
- Denny: Yeah, thanks for that, by the way. I loved that sweater. You made me that sweater. Izzie... stop freaking out.
- Izzie: You're not real. You're not real.
- Denny: Hey, I told you.
- Izzie: You're not real! You're not real! You're not real!
- Denny: Look at me. Touch me. (Izzie touches Denny's chest) See? Told you I was real.
A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.
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|#01||"Dream a Little Dream of Me, Part 1"||#09||"In the Midnight Hour"||#17||"I Will Follow You Into the Dark"|
|#02||"Dream a Little Dream of Me, Part 2"||#10||"All By Myself"||#18||"Stand By Me"|
|#03||"Here Comes the Flood"||#11||"Wish You Were Here"||#19||"Elevator Love Letter"|
|#04||"Brave New World"||#12||"Sympathy for the Devil"||#20||"Sweet Surrender"|
|#05||"There's No 'I' in Team"||#13||"Stairway to Heaven"||#21||"No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)"|
|#06||"Life During Wartime"||#14||"Beat Your Heart Out"||#22||"What a Difference a Day Makes"|
|#07||"Rise Up"||#15||"Before and After"||#23||"Here's to Future Days"|
|#08||"These Ties That Bind"||#16||"An Honest Mistake"||#24||"Now or Never"|
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