Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
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The First Cut Is the Deepest 

A rape victim is admitted, who managed to hold onto part of her attacker; Izzie has difficulty with a patient who cannot speak English; Meredith becomes concerned about a sick baby.

Director:

Peter Horton

Writers:

Shonda Rhimes (created by), Shonda Rhimes
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Pompeo ... Dr. Meredith Grey
Sandra Oh ... Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl ... Dr. Izzie Stevens
Justin Chambers ... Dr. Alex Karev
T.R. Knight ... Dr. George O'Malley
Chandra Wilson ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens Jr. ... Dr. Richard Webber
Isaiah Washington ... Dr. Preston Burke
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
Alice Lo ... Qing Lu
Scarlett Lam ... Ahn
Robin Pearson Rose ... Patricia
Kerry Carney Kerry Carney ... Intern #1
Kerri Higuchi Kerri Higuchi ... Peds Intern
Dennis Gubbins ... Paul
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Storyline

The surgical staff tries to be optimistic as a young woman clings to life after a brutal attack. Meanwhile Meredith puts her career on the line to save a newborn in the hospital nursery and the other interns learn that it takes more than just medical knowledge to be good at their jobs. Written by Alex

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

3 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Wait" performed in this episode by Get Set Go is redone by Actress Chandra Wilson (Bailey) in the Grey's musical event. See more »

Goofs

George has toothpaste on the side of his face in the locker room, but in the next shot the toothpaste has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Derek Shepherd: So we're kissing but we're not dating?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I knew that was going to come up.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Don't get me wrong: I like the kissing. I'm all for the kissing. More kissing, I say.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I have no idea what that was about.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Is it going to happen again? Let me know next time. I'll bring breath mints. Put a condom in my wallet.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Just stop it right now.
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Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Cosy in the Rocket
(Main Title Theme)
Written by Carim Clasmann and Galia Durant
Performed by Psapp
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A step in the right direction
26 February 2008 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

The pilot episode was watchable but occasionally irritating for its Meredith-centric script. In the second show, series creator Shonda Rimes seems to have understood the supporting characters are much better and sidelines the heroine, while still, unfortunately, feeding her chunks of nearly indigestible narration.

Among the highlights of the episode we have Dr. Burke's (Isaiah Washington) discovery of the fact he might not become chief of surgery once the boss retires, Cristina (Sandra Oh) being forced to work with the unbearable Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Izzie (Katherine Heigl) taking care of a Chinese woman who can't afford proper medication (one of the few truly moving moments of the season). As for Meredith, she is stuck with the dullest job of all: looking after the severed penis of a rapist, whose victim is struggling to survive in the O.R., until the police arrive.

The penis storyline provides several laughs, most of which are quite cheap - a clear sign of how badly that kind of comedy matches with a medical drama. Only Dr. Shepherd's remarks to the rapist near the end of the episode are likely to raise a sincere smile, thanks to Patrick Dempsey's faultless charm, a weapon he employs repeatedly, especially in the doc's hilarious attempts to seduce Meredith. Not that he's alone in the scene-stealing: Oh, playing the most interesting of the interns, has a ball squaring off with Chambers, who injects his role with a "bad boy" charisma that makes up for any lack of depth, and Chandra Wilson is simply unmissable when her character, Dr. Miranda "The Nazi" Bailey, tells Burke what a jackass he really is - in less than 10 seconds! So, how does this rank in the end? Well, it's above "good", that's for sure, but still not quite "highly recommendable".

7,5/10


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