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Sympathy for the Devil 

Derek's mother visits, the death row patient starts angling for death in the hospital, Izzie craves more in her relationships, and Jackson's need for organs becomes critical.

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writers:

Shonda Rhimes (created by), Jenna Bans | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
Sara Ramirez ... Dr. Callie Torres
Eric Dane ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Chyler Leigh ... Dr. Lexie Grey
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Denny Duquette
Tyne Daly ... Carolyn Shepherd
Kevin McKidd ... Dr. Owen Hunt
Melissa George ... Dr. Sadie Harris
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Storyline

Derek refuses to let a death row inmate die from injuries sustained in a prison riot, Miranda refuses to let a little boy die because he can't get the badly-needed transplant, Denny refuses to let his relationship with Izzie die, Lexie won't let her budding relationship with Mark die, and Derek's visiting mother puts everyone's mother first on priority lists. Written by Moviedude1

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The lengthening procedure done on Callie's patient is called the ilzarof leg lengthening procedure. It is commonly performed on trauma patients or those with congenital abnormalities of the limb(s). See more »

Goofs

If Denny is Izzie's hallucination, we shouldn't be able to see him when she's not looking. But when Izzie goes to fetch the tequila, leaving Alex alone in the room, we stay with them to see Denny sit next to Alex and tell him they have to talk. Since Izzie isn't in the scene, Denny shouldn't be either. He's in Izzie's mind, he's not an independently moving, thinking, tangible ghost. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Owen Hunt: I thought of it, I thought of my best surgery ever.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You're wearing shoes in my shower!
Dr. Owen Hunt: My first blast injury in the field: body was mangled - home made explosive device, copper and wires embedded five inches deep in the abdomen, arms and legs hanging on my threads of skin... never seen anything like it, not in textbook, not in residency. Incredible, body full of holes. A trauma surgeon's dream. I put tourniquets on where I could, started tying off the arteries with my bares hands, but the ...
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Take Away The Words
(uncredited)
Performed by Winterpills
Courtesy of Signature Sounds
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