Grey's Anatomy: Season 3, Episode 16

Drowning on Dry Land (15 Feb. 2007)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Romance
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Izzie fights to save her patient's life, George searches for the son of his patient, and Alex has to contend with the relatives of victims. Meanwhile, Meredith is unconscious underwater, with Derek her only hope.



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Cristina keeps an eye out around the hospital for Meredith to tell her about her impending nuptials. Izzie fights for the life of her patient, still trapped between two vehicles on the ferry and Derek also searches for Meredith, wondering where she's disappeared to. Alex gets the job of notifying friends and family members about the status of loved ones. Written by Moviedude1

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Every episode of the show is named after a famous song. "Drowning on Dry Land" is a song by Tab Benoit. See more »


Dr. Meredith Grey: Like I said, disappearances happen. Pain... goes phantom. Blood... stops running. People... people fade away. There's more I have to say. So much more. But... I've disappeared...
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Cosy in the Rocket
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Written by Carim Clasmann and Galla Durant
Performed by Psapp
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Meredith is so not dead. SERIOUSLY
17 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After thinking long and hard about the situation in which Meredith Grey is involved I've come to a conclusion. She is not going to die. Seriously! First of all the show is called Greys Anatomy, there not going to kill off Grey. (Plus Ellen Pompeo has a four year contract.) Besides, what would happen to Derek? or Ellis? Burke and Christina wouldn't get married. Not without Christinas person there to help her drag the body of the person she killed across the living room. Too much trauma would happen to each character on the show. And lets not forget George. I think a lot of us r not thinking deep enough into the previous season. George never clearly stated he was over Meredith. He apologized to her, and said he knew he shouldn't have slept with her, but what if Derek is not the only one still in love with Meredith? And Addison. She would have to live with the guilt of pulling Meredith away from Derek for the last year of her life, even though she subconsciously knew that marriage would not work. Regardless of what happens to everyone else on the show, Meredith is currently in a room with the leader of the bomb squad in the episode in season 2 "its the end of the world" and of course Denny who are the 2 people who have died and effected her since the beginning of her internship at Seattle. My theory is that in the final part of this three segment episode the two of them will help Meredith get out of her risky situation.

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