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The Other Side of This Life, Part 1 

Addison heads for warmer climate to figure things out, Meredith's stepmother visits the clinic, Cristina's perfect wedding is challenged when she and Burke's mothers visit, and Izzie tries to talk to George.


Michael Grossman


Shonda Rhimes (created by), Shonda Rhimes




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
Kate Walsh ... Dr. Addison Montgomery
Sara Ramirez ... Dr. Callie Torres
Eric Dane ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Isaiah Washington ... Dr. Preston Burke
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
Paul Adelstein ... Dr. Cooper Freedman
Amy Brenneman ... Dr. Violet Turner
Tim Daly ... Dr. Pete Wilder


Addison takes temporary leave from Seattle Grace and makes a road trip to Los Angeles in order to visit some old friends from medical school. As Meredith continues to bond with her stepmother, Susan, Cristina reluctantly plans her wedding with the assistance of her mother, Helen, and Burke's mother, Mama Jane. Meanwhile, Derek must perform emergency surgery on Ava/Jane Doe, as Alex continues his unfailing bedside manner with her. Written by ABCMediaNet

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Drama | Romance


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David Anders, who plays Jim, and Merrin Dungey, who plays Naomi, both go to play reoccurring roles in ABC's hit drama, Once Upon A Time. Albeit, they never appear in the same episode. Raphael Sbarge (in this episode as Paul) also appears in Once Upon a Time. See more »


Daly, Tim: What's wrong with flirting?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: What's wrong with it? What's wrong? What's wrong is that I don't have time for it. I am out of time. I missed my chance. And now I only have two eggs left. I might as well have no eggs left. I am egg-less. Naomi says she's dried up, I'm the one who's dried up. I'm all barren and dried up. And I've clearly been wasting my time on men. I mean, I might as well take up hobbies or something. Like needelpoint, or collectiong those little ceramic dolls. Because that's what ...
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References Private Practice (2007) See more »


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Only Grey's was good
16 May 2020 | by IngridNO-67997See all my reviews

I really liked all of the Grey's content of this episode. That's why it was so sad that it completely drowned in all the Private Practice-stuff. I don't think the Private Practice story was good at all. Addison was goofy and just awkward, not ditsy and funny, like I'm sure they were trying to make her. A lot of awkward and fake dialogue.... I get why they wanted to integrate it of course. But the great story of Grey's Anatomy got lost and that is sad.

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3 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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