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"Grey's Anatomy" The Becoming (2008)

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Original Air Date:
8 May 2008 (Season 4, Episode 14)
The new clinical trial patient has a secret, Yang is dealt a blow from a distance by Burke, the nurses refuse to work with Sloan, and Meredith's therapist tells her some home truths. | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Julie Anne Robinson  (as Julie Ann Robinson)
Writing credits
Shonda Rhimes (created by)

Tony Phelan (written by) &
Joan Rater (written by)

Produced by
Jenna Bans .... producer
Betsy Beers .... executive producer
Debora Cahn .... consulting producer
Tammy Ann Casper .... producer
Zoanne Clack .... producer
Rob Corn .... executive producer
Karin Gleason .... associate producer
Mark Gordon .... executive producer
Allan Heinberg .... co-executive producer
Linda Klein .... producer
Stacy McKee .... producer
Tony Phelan .... co-executive producer
Jeff Rafner .... producer
Joan Rater .... co-executive producer
Shonda Rhimes .... executive producer
Lisa Taylor .... co-producer
Chris Van Dusen .... associate producer
Krista Vernoff .... executive producer
Mark Wilding .... executive producer
Original Music by
Danny Lux 
Cinematography by
Herbert Davis (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Susan Vaill 
Casting by
John Brace 
Linda Lowy 
Will Stewart 
Production Design by
Donald Lee Harris 
Art Direction by
Michael Budge 
Set Decoration by
Karen Bruck 
Costume Design by
Mimi Melgaard 
Makeup Department
Brigitte Bugayong .... key makeup artist
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup effects artist (as Tom Burman)
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... special makeup effects artist (as Bari Burman)
Sean Flanigan .... hair department head
Shauna Giesbrecht .... assistant makeup artist
Norman T. Leavitt .... makeup department head (as Norman Leavitt)
Michele Teleis-Fickle .... makeup artist
Vito Trotta .... department head hair stylist
Vincent Van Dyke .... makeup effects shop foreman
Julie M. Woods .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jeff Rafner .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shawn Hanley .... second assistant director
Chris Hayden .... first assistant director
Jana Ludwigova .... assistant director
Laura Petticord .... assistant director
Art Department
Stacy Doran .... set dresser
Joseph W. Grafmuller .... leadman
Curt Jones .... construction coordinator
Robin McCarthy .... art department coordinator
Bruce Purcell .... set dresser
Angela M. Whiting .... property master (as Angela Whiting)
Daniel Brodo .... set dresser (uncredited)
Bob Huffman .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Brydon Baker III .... production sound mixer (as Beau Baker)
T.W. Davis .... sound supervisor
Don Digirolamo .... re-recording mixer
Pete Elia .... sound re-recording mixer
Todd Langner .... re-recording mixer
Mark McBryde .... additional foley artist
Stacey Michaels .... foley mixer
Anthony Torretto .... sound editor
Noel Vought .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Jason Gustafson .... special effects coordinator
Anthony Julio .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Darren Frankel .... president: Stargate Studios
Scott Ramsey .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Antczak .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (2005-2012)
Mark Jackson .... camera operator
Chris Johnson .... second assistant camera
Michael La Vere .... grip
Matt Mania .... key grip
Cris Moris .... lighting technician
Peyton Skelton .... chief lighting technician
Greg G. Reeves .... lighting console programmer (uncredited)
Casting Department
John Brace .... casting
Jamie Castro .... casting assistant
Will Stewart .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anita Louise Brown .... set costumer
Tom Houchins .... costume supervisor (as Thomas Houchins)
Meredith Korn .... costumer
Jordana Leeds .... set costumer
Deanna M. Saul .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Scott David Brown .... post-production coordinator (as Scott Brown)
Petra Demas .... assistant editor
Flannery Huntley .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Jennifer Barak .... music editor (as Jenny Barak)
Alexandra Patsavas .... music supervisor
Psapp .... composer: theme tune
Kasey Truman .... music coordinator
Brittany Whyte .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Tom Gilhooley .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Thomas Barg .... production staff (as Thom Barg)
Karen Bove .... production staff
Diane Collins .... additional script supervisor
Nicole Cummins .... script supervisor (as Nicole Cummins-Rubio)
Stephanie Fugleberg .... on-set production assistant
Nancy Kiu .... assistant: Betsy Beers
Elizabeth Klaviter .... researcher
George Larson .... location manager
Gordon K.K. Loi .... production accountant
Robin McCarthy .... production staff
Amanda Pecora .... production staff
Karen Lisa Pike .... medical consultant (as Karen Lisa Pike M.D.)
Darren Preston .... production staff
Frank Slaten .... set production assistant: second unit
Winter Zemans .... production coordinator
Jeffrey Kaiser .... lead stand in (uncredited)
Payton Silver .... on set medical technical advisor (uncredited)
Amye Wilmes .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shonda Rhimes  created by

Jim Vickers .... stunt coordinator (2006)
Other crew
Omar McClinton .... post-production finance: Touchstone Television
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Grey's is back!, 8 May 2008
Author: Shira from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This episode was the first in a long time that I enjoyed, and loved. For a while, the show was disappointing me, but I really loved this episode. It was real, and the tragedy was real. But what I really loved most was the character development and focus. From the beginning of the episode, the characters showed growth -- they are really growing and confronting their signature weaknesses. Especially Meredith, finally!! We even saw a different side of Cristina. The show opened without all the kvetching and complaining I'm so used to. (And of course it was great to see Adele and the chief...) The characters are getting their acts together -- Sloane, Meredith, Cristina, Izzy. And I love how the therapist cuts the BS and tells it like it is, pushing aside Meredith's usual rationalizations to make her grow up and see things as they are. This episode made me a fan again.

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