Grey's Anatomy: Season 1, Episode 4

No Man's Land (17 Apr. 2005)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Romance
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 423 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Alex uses Izzie's modeling against her, and her last ad causes a patient to reject her care. Meredith finds parallels between a patient and her mother, and Christina must deal with a hospital-savvy patient.

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 786 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
 
a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 3638 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 07 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "No Man's Land" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: No Man's Land (17 Apr 2005)

No Man's Land (17 Apr 2005) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Grey's Anatomy.
« Previous Episode | 4 of 223 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Liz Fallon
...
Jorge Cruz
...
Zona Cruz
...
Rick Humphrey
...
...
Fluoroscope Tech
Edit

Storyline

George feels less masculine when Izzie and Meredith treat him like a sister. When Izzie's last modeling shoot is published Alex decides to play a cruel joke on her, and a patient recognizes her. Meanwhile, Derek treats a patient who has several nails stuck in his head, and a woman who knew Meredith's mother arrives in the hospital. Written by Alex

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 April 2005 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Every episode is named after a famous song. This episode may refer to either Alice Cooper's or Billy Joel's "No Man's Land". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Cristina is examining Fallon and you can see the monitor behind her, the screen goes from a Windows desktop screen with an error message, to a patient monitor screen, to a patient monitor screen with a Windows error message. See more »

Quotes

Dr. George O'Malley: There need to be some rules.
Dr. Meredith Grey: So, what, we can walk around in our underwear on alternate Tuesdays? Or you could see bras, but not panties? Or are you talking Amish rules? Because if you think you're gonna get Izzie to cover herself...
Dr. George O'Malley: The amount of flesh exposed is not the point. You have to do something, it's your house.
Dr. Meredith Grey: It's my mother's house.
Dr. George O'Malley: Meredith!
Dr. Meredith Grey: Do you like Izzie? Is that was this is about? You have a crush on Izzie?
Dr. George O'Malley: Izzie? No! I don't like Izzie. Izzie? No! She's not the one I'm ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

References Hellraiser (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Could Be Anything
Performed by The Eames Era
C Student Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dr. Model
20 March 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Of all the characters introduced in the Grey's Anatomy pilot, model-turned-doctor Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) looked like the one with the poorest dramatic construction (aside from Alex Karev, but textbook jerks can afford to be a little shallowly developed at first): naive, blonde and sickeningly optimistic, she wouldn't have lasted very long. Fortunately, the fourth episode digs a little deeper into her psychology, and permits Heigl to build the foundations of one of the show's most rounded, compelling performances (as the Emmy for her work in Season Three confirms).

Right at the start, she is shown in a more three-dimensional light than usual, as she playfully embarrasses George by using the bathroom while he is in the shower. This adds to his frustration and makes him exclaim: "I'm not your sister!", although the real irritation will come at work: Izzie's last modeling job is published, prompting Alex to make her the laughing stock of the entire hospital. In addition, a patient recognizes her from a magazine photo and consequently refuses to be treated by her. As for the other more interesting intern, Cristina experiences a bad day of her own when she is forced to take care of a former nurse instead of helping Dr. Shepherd remove a set of nails from a guy's head (yep, you read correctly: nails in the head).

That Cristina is the most fully rounded of the characters was obvious from the pilot episode (however, George and Derek are more fun to watch), while everyone else starts developing a realistic personality as the seasons pass. The briefest and most successful evolution is Izzie's, a transformation that reaches its peak when she tells off her judgmental patient and argues to perfection that a few shots of her in sexy lingerie do not necessarily reduce her medical skills. The anger and true humanity shown by Heigl in that scene are astounding, even touching, to the point that she gets away with another tough scene (the now infamous locker-room strip) without once looking ridiculous.

With such gifted supporting players, the series can justify the overall daftness of its protagonist. This concession doesn't apply to other shows, though: can you imagine The Sopranos with Tony being the least compelling character?


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Actors on this show are overpaid. Rubyslippers33
About Callie theothertwistedsister
McNeil's are back babarsuhail
LGBT actors on the show myrezpro
Couples Elimination Kiki100
Is it possible that... blankspacee
Discuss No Man's Land (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?