Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
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The Other Side of This Life, Part 1 

Addison heads for warmer climes to figure things out, Meredith's stepmother visits the clinic, Cristina's perfect wedding is challenged when she and Burke's mothers visit, and Izzie tries to talk to George.


Michael Grossman


Shonda Rhimes (created by), Shonda Rhimes

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Pompeo ... Dr. Meredith Grey
Sandra Oh ... Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl ... Dr. Izzie Stevens
Justin Chambers ... Dr. Alex Karev
T.R. Knight ... Dr. George O'Malley
Chandra Wilson ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens Jr. ... Dr. Richard Webber
Kate Walsh ... Dr. Addison Montgomery
Sara Ramirez ... Dr. Callie Torres
Eric Dane ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Isaiah Washington ... Dr. Preston Burke
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
Paul Adelstein ... Dr. Cooper Freedman
Amy Brenneman ... Dr. Violet Turner
Tim Daly ... Dr. Pete Wilder


Addison takes temporary leave from Seattle Grace and makes a road trip to Los Angeles in order to visit some old friends from medical school. As Meredith continues to bond with her stepmother, Susan, Cristina reluctantly plans her wedding with the assistance of her mother, Helen, and Burke's mother, Mama Jane. Meanwhile, Derek must perform emergency surgery on Ava/Jane Doe, as Alex continues his unfailing bedside manner with her. Written by ABCMediaNet

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

3 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Anders, who plays Jim, and Merrin Dungey, who plays Naomi, both go to play reoccurring roles in ABC's hit drama, Once Upon A Time. Albeit, they never appear in the same episode. Raphael Sbarge (in this episode as Paul) also appears in Once Upon a Time. See more »


Daly, Tim: What's wrong with flirting?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: What's wrong with it? What's wrong? What's wrong is that I don't have time for it. I am out of time. I missed my chance. And now I only have two eggs left. I might as well have no eggs left. I am egg-less. Naomi says she's dried up, I'm the one who's dried up. I'm all barren and dried up. And I've clearly been wasting my time on men. I mean, I might as well take up hobbies or something. Like needelpoint, or collectiong those little ceramic dolls. Because that's what ...
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References Private Practice (2007) See more »


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Awesome... i think I'm going to like the new show even better than Grey's
29 July 2007 | by kendrea37See all my reviews

I got a bit confused and upset at first, as i didn't now it was a new show the were having a 'spin of' but after i found out, i accepted it, as a big fan of Grey's, i think i may like the new show 'private practice' better than Grey's, its fresh, new characters, and i actually like Addison's character in this show, i didn't in Grey's, i think its awesome. Don't get me wrong I'm still going to watch Grey's, but 'private practice' may become my 'fav'! lol! still cant believe I'm saying this, neither can my friends (i have a group of friends and we meet up just to watch Grey's together-all age groups).

SO Awesome Awesome Awesome coming from Australia though, hopefully they show the show at the same time as the US, cant wait to get 'hooked'

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