Grey's Anatomy: Season 5, Episode 18

Stand by Me (19 Mar. 2009)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Romance
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Sloane's facial transplant fades to the background as the interns begin squabbling, Bailey's attempts to reach Derek unexpectedly clear surgeons from the hospital, and Cristina juggles her first solo surgery with treating a resistant Izzie.

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As Derek continues his hiding in the woods, all hands are on deck in an effort to get him back. Izzie insists that Cristina keep her secret about her cancer, while snickers abound about Lexi's relationship with Mark, who undertakes the task of performing a facial transplant. Written by Moviedude1

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Every episode of the show is named after a famous song. "Stand By Me" is a song by Ben E. King. See more »

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The patient awaiting a face transplant - the one they call "Blowhole" - has no visible lips nor moving mouth parts. Yet he is able to clearly form the "b", "m", and "p" sounds which require the lips to interact with each other, as well as the "f" and "v" sounds which require the teeth to interact with the lips. The actor was either wearing a full prosthesis and speaking with his normal mouth behind the prosthesis, or his entire dialog was dubbed later without the prosthesis on. A patient with such a facial deformity would have a severe speech impediment, particularly with the letters listed above. See more »

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Dr. Meredith Grey: Meredith
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Dr. Meredith Grey: Practicing medicine doesn't lend itself well to the making of friends. Maybe because life and mortality are in our faces all the time. Maybe because, in staring down death every day, we're forced to know that life, every minute, is borrowed time. And each person we let ourselves care about is just one more loss somewhere down the line. For this reason, I know some doctors who just don't bother making friends at all. But the rest of us, we make it our job to move that...
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Beautiful, Touching and Wonderful.
28 March 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I just don't have enough words to describe this amazing episode.

All the sadness, hopefulness, truth and beauty... I just spent the whole episode amazed with was surging on the screen.

The story of the patient with a deformed face was important and at the same time hopeful (besides the make-up is incredible) and the actor who plays the character is great as well.

The Derek plot(necessary for a long time) gets to a moving edge and will probably continue until this season finale.

But what's most wonderful in this episode is Izzie. Who'd say that such a supporting character would become the fifth season's dramatic factor? Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh and Patrick Dempsey are perfect and I hope that the three of them get Emmy nominations.

And finally it's so great to see that Grey's Anatomy's writers found the inspiration to (hopefully) turn this season finale into the best one ever.

Just perfect.

Rating: 10 out of 10.


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