Grey's Anatomy: Season 5, Episode 16

An Honest Mistake (19 Feb. 2009)

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Addison and Derek differ on the treatment plan for their patient, Cristina discovers malpractice in high places, Izzie gets bad news, and Mark spectacularly mistimes his confession.


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A mistake in the clinic mixes Izzie's test results with someone else's and sends her on a mission; a mistake by a general surgeon sends Cristina on a mission of her own; a mistake in the operating room by Derek sends him over the edge and ends up squaring off with Addison over a patient. Written by Moviedude1

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Every episode of the show is named after a famous song. "An Honest Mistake" is a song by The Bravery. See more »


When Addison is in the OR with Shepperd and tells Karev to page the pediatrician, she says "Page Dr. Freedman". Dr. Freedman is the Private Practice pediatrician, Addison's fellow colleague at the Ocean Side Wellness group. The pediatrician that is supposedly paged is Dr. Robbins. See more »


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