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"Grey's Anatomy" Sweet Surrender (2009)

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Grey's Anatomy: Season 5: Episode 20 -- Izzie continues helping to plan Derek and Meredith's wedding in spite of her cancer treatments; Owen seeks out help for his post-traumatic stress disorder.


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Original Air Date:
23 April 2009 (Season 5, Episode 20)
Izzie bites off more than she can chew on her first day of chemotherapy, Mark and Derek are forced to work on the same patient... See more » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Tony Phelan 
Writing credits
Shonda Rhimes (created by)

Sonay Washington (written by)

Produced by
Jenna Bans .... supervising 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 .... 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
David Greenspan 
Casting by
John Brace 
Linda Lowy 
Will Stewart 
Production Design by
Donald Lee Harris 
Art Direction by
Michael Budge 
Set Decoration by
Nicole Cramer 
Costume Design by
Mimi Melgaard 
Makeup Department
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup effects artist (as Tom Burman)
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... special makeup effects artist (as Bari Burman)
Norman T. Leavitt .... makeup department head (as Norman Leavitt)
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... hair stylist
Vincent Van Dyke .... makeup effects shop foreman
Jean Webber .... department head 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
Jaysene Overton .... additional second assistant director
Laura Petticord .... assistant director
Art Department
Victoria Blake .... assistant props
Stacy Doran .... set dresser
Curt Jones .... construction coordinator
Robin McCarthy .... art department coordinator
Nathan A. Smith .... set decoration buyer
Angela M. Whiting .... property master (as Angela Whiting)
Daniel Brodo .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ashley Davies .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Ryan Donahue .... props (uncredited)
Bob Huffman .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Drew Pierce .... painter (uncredited)
Jeff Snyder .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Brydon Baker III .... production sound mixer (as Beau Baker)
T.W. Davis .... sound supervisor
David S. DiPietro .... sound recordist
Pete Elia .... sound re-recording mixer
Todd Langner .... re-recording mixer
Mark McBryde .... additional foley artist
Stacey Michaels .... foley mixer
Anthony Torretto .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Jason Gustafson .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Darren Frankel .... president: Stargate Studios
Spence Fuller .... visual effects artist
Christopher D. Martin .... digital compositing supervisor
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
Adam Peabody .... rigging electrician
Greg G. Reeves .... assistant chief lighting technician
Peyton Skelton .... chief lighting technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Houchins .... costume supervisor (as Thomas Houchins)
Meredith Korn .... costumer
Jordana Leeds .... set costumer
Deanna M. Saul .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Scott Bradbury .... on-line editor
Justin Chinn .... assistant editor
Michelle Fowler .... post-production coordinator (as Michelle Hall)
Lyvonne Klingler .... post-production coordinator
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
Michael Maga .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Thomas Barg .... production staff (as Thom Barg)
Karen Bove .... production staff
Scott David Brown .... production assistant (as Scott Brown)
Diane Collins .... script supervisor
Allan Hamilton .... medical consultant (as Allan Hamilton M.D.)
William Harper .... story editor
Rosie Herrera .... accounting clerk
Nancy Kiu .... assistant: Betsy Beers
Elizabeth Klaviter .... researcher
George Larson .... location manager
Gordon K.K. Loi .... production accountant
Robin McCarthy .... production staff
Peter Nowalk .... story editor
Amanda Pecora-Sutphen .... production assistant (as Amanda Pecora)
Karen Lisa Pike .... medical consultant (as Karen Lisa Pike M.D.)
Darren Preston .... production staff
Payton Silver .... on set medical technical advisor
Holly Marie Wilson .... 2nd Assistant Accountant
Winter Zemans .... production coordinator
Jeffrey Kaiser .... lead stand in (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
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:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Heartbroken episode, 22 July 2013
Author: soliloque from Montréal

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

To see Bailey hold the young sick kid in a rocking chair instead of her daddy, 'cause he wants so bad to find a way to cure her that he don't see his little kid just want him to be there for her... is so hard to see. And we know how Bailey have a lot of difficulty to be around sick kid, 'cause she care too much, she bonds easily with young child...

It's also hard to see Izzi put jokes on everybody and claims she's good and don't feel sick about the chimio, but when nobody's around, she lets the pain show up... and Alex aren't there, playing the superior resident on George... too painful for him to let Izzi see his feeling about her sickness...

If you cry easily, take a lot of tissues with you when you will watch this one.

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