Grey's Anatomy: Season 2, Episode 25

17 Seconds (14 May 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Romance
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The victims of a workplace shooting are admitted. Izzie puts her job on the line to ensure Denny gets a new heart, Callie makes an effort with Meredith, and Addison is suspicious of Derek.



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George works a case with Derek, while Meredith works with Callie. Meanwhile, Finn gives an update on Doc's health, and Burke and Izzie keep looking for a heart for Denny. Written by Alex

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Burke went to Johns Hopkins University. See more »


In the very first episode when George is introducing himself to Meredith he puts his stethoscope around his neck. The camera angle changes and he once again puts his stethoscope around his neck. See more »


Denny Duquette: Izzie! Izzie, stop and listen to me. We're not doing this.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Don't worry. You're not gonna die. I will be here the whole time to make sure of that. And that's what this stuff is for.
Denny Duquette: This isn't about me dying. Alright? This is wrong.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: You've waited a year and a half to get this thing. Who knows when the next one is going to come along.
Denny Duquette: I'll take my chances.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: No. It may be too late by then.
Denny Duquette: Then its too late. Alright. Now get this stuff out of here!
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Denny, please. You have to do this.
Denny Duquette: No, Izzie! I'm...
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21 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Your jaw will drop, you'll hold your breath, your heart will skip a beat, you may lose the ability to speak. And you're not even the patient.

It's likely you'd normally find yourself hard-pressed to fall this completely for a small group of people, in one small, fake hospital room, play-acting for money.

This episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' will hold your heart for more than "17 Seconds", it will keep your butt frozen to the nearest flat surface for the next sixty minutes.

Medical facts that interest you, you even relate to them. Characters who intrigue you. Story lines you follow. Sexy women. Many sexy women. Many sexy women who know they're sexy. Sexy guys too of course. And sex too. Of course. Realistic hospital scenes, not flashy or exaggerated.

When it's over you can't believe it's over, & you want to know RIGHT NOW what happens. Right now.

And those of you who have never seen Grey's Anatomy will make note of what night it is, what time it is, & what channel you're on. Just in case you happen to be home at this time next week, & you happen to check out what happens next.

That's just what I think of this episode of Grey's Anatomy. Tiffaney.

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