Grey's Anatomy: Season 1, Episode 2

The First Cut Is the Deepest (3 Apr. 2005)

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The surgical staff tries to be optimistic as a young woman clings to life after a brutal attack. Meanwhile, Meredith puts her career on the line to save a newborn in the hospital nursery, ... See full summary »

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The surgical staff tries to be optimistic as a young woman clings to life after a brutal attack. Meanwhile, Meredith puts her career on the line to save a newborn in the hospital nursery, and the other interns learn that it takes more than just medical knowledge to be good at their jobs. Written by Alex

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The flier Meredith posts for roommates says "Two nice rooms with shared bath available immediately, close to Seattle Grace. Near coffee shop, public transportation, shopping, and convenient to almost everything. Non-smokers only please, no pets and absolutely no Bush supporters need apply. All applicants will need to have a credit check completed. First and last month's rent plus a deposit is required to move in." See more »

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Near the end of the episode, Grey and Derek have a conversation in front of the elevator. Typing on his gadget he snaps it shut in one shot, but the next shot shows the gadget is still open and he shuts it again. See more »

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Dr. Meredith Grey: [voiceover] It's all about lines. The finish line at the end of residency. Waiting in line for a chance at the operating table. And then there is the most important line: the line separating you from the people you work with. It doesn't help to get too familiar, to make friends. You need boundaries between you and the rest of the world. Other people are far too messy. It's all about lines. Drawing lines in the sand and praying like hell no one crosses them. At some point, you have to make a ...
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A step in the right direction
26 February 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The pilot episode was watchable but occasionally irritating for its Meredith-centric script. In the second show, series creator Shonda Rimes seems to have understood the supporting characters are much better and sidelines the heroine, while still, unfortunately, feeding her chunks of nearly indigestible narration.

Among the highlights of the episode we have Dr. Burke's (Isaiah Washington) discovery of the fact he might not become chief of surgery once the boss retires, Cristina (Sandra Oh) being forced to work with the unbearable Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Izzie (Katherine Heigl) taking care of a Chinese woman who can't afford proper medication (one of the few truly moving moments of the season). As for Meredith, she is stuck with the dullest job of all: looking after the severed penis of a rapist, whose victim is struggling to survive in the O.R., until the police arrive.

The penis storyline provides several laughs, most of which are quite cheap - a clear sign of how badly that kind of comedy matches with a medical drama. Only Dr. Shepherd's remarks to the rapist near the end of the episode are likely to raise a sincere smile, thanks to Patrick Dempsey's faultless charm, a weapon he employs repeatedly, especially in the doc's hilarious attempts to seduce Meredith. Not that he's alone in the scene-stealing: Oh, playing the most interesting of the interns, has a ball squaring off with Chambers, who injects his role with a "bad boy" charisma that makes up for any lack of depth, and Chandra Wilson is simply unmissable when her character, Dr. Miranda "The Nazi" Bailey, tells Burke what a jackass he really is - in less than 10 seconds! So, how does this rank in the end? Well, it's above "good", that's for sure, but still not quite "highly recommendable".

7,5/10


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