Grey's Anatomy: Season 3, Episode 8

Staring at the Sun (16 Nov. 2006)

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George must deal with his family's presence when his father is admitted. Meanwhile, Burke's secret is almost out, Alex tries to get close to Izzie again, and Richard comes to a decision about his marriage.



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Some of the staff feel the family strings calling as George deals with his father being admitted and it really hits home when a nanny backs her car into one of her charges. Addison steps in when she discovers Sloane using his interns as personal slaves. The walls begin to close in on Cristina and Preston's secret and Meredith vows to be a little more cheery. Written by Moviedude1

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Dr. Alex Karev: Dude, I still can't believe that you went through all of this for a chick.
Frank: What? You've never did anything crazy for love?
Dr. Alex Karev: Not like this
Frank: You have a girlfriend?
Dr. Alex Karev: No.
Frank: Dr. Stephens? Frank can sense the vibes.
Dr. Alex Karev: I'm not talking about this with you.
Frank: What? She left you for another guy?
[Alex glares]
Frank: Oh Frank's hit a nerve.
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Kate Walsh's sister..
29 May 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Since I'm in Australia we are behind in the episodes of Greys Anatomy. So I have only recently seen this episode(about 3weeks ago)and I was wondering if Kate Walsh's sister was in this episode? Her character name was Diane I think. And I'm sure her role was a mother who's daughter had been admitted to the hospital, although I can't remember why. And she had blonde hair and looked almost exactly the same as Kate. Same facial features. They looked almost identical. So I'm wondering that she had to be Kates sister. I've looked all through the cast for this episode and she isn't mentioned on it. And I'm positive this is the episode she was in. Does anyone know? This would just ease my curiosity. Thank you

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