Grey's Anatomy: Season 2, Episode 5

Bring the Pain (23 Oct. 2005)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Romance
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A storm rages, causing power outages and jamming the elevator, trapping George and Alex inside with a vulnerable patient. Meanwhile, Meredith and Derek arrange a religious ritual for a young woman, and Cristina deals with an unusual case.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Verna Bradley
Mr. Chue (as Francois Chau)
Henry Lamott
Anna Chue
Pete Willoughby


A storm rages in Seattle. Izzie is very disappointed by her date with Alex, and Meredith is upset with Derek. They both complain to George, which drives him crazy. At the hospital, Cristina is assigned a patient who uses porn as a pain killer, and Meredith takes care of an Asian girl who needs to see a Shaman before surgery. There is a power shortage, and George and Alex are stuck in an elevator with a critical patient. They need to perform heart surgery, but Alex is too freaked out, so George does it. Written by Anonymous

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This episode was supposed to be the original Season 1 finale but ABC ended with 1x09 "Who's Zoomin' Who?" They wanted the show to end alongside Desperate Housewives so added the planned last five episodes of Season 1 to the beginning of Season 2 instead. See more »


After Derek's surgery, Meredith goes to him and asks him to choose her over Addison. When she enters the room, we can see Derek taking off his mask and on the next shot he takes it off again. See more »


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The One With The Elevator Surgery...
26 June 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I enjoy this episode. It's good and I really like that George finally gets to shine and get away from his 007 stereotype.

In this episode, a storm roles through Seattle, causing massive power outages throughout the city, including Seattle Grace Hospital. While transporting a patient, George, Alex and the patient get trapped in an elevator, and George must perform surgery, as the patient won't last waiting for the power to come back. Meanwhile, Meredith and Derek arrange a religious ritual for a patient.

Overall, I give this episode a 7 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Great.

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