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Stand by Me 

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.

Director:

Jessica Yu

Writers:

Shonda Rhimes (created by), Zoanne Clack | 1 more credit »
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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
Sara Ramirez ... Dr. Callie Torres
Eric Dane ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Chyler Leigh ... Dr. Lexie Grey
Kevin McKidd ... Dr. Owen Hunt
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
Larry Sullivan ... Dave Young
Emily Kuroda ... Kendall Sully
Brandon Scott ... Dr. Ryan Spalding
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Miranda Bailey: [to Owen] I need you to drive into the woods and talk Derek into coming back here and I believe you also might run into Callie Torres with a flat tire or a broken heel or an... ax-wielding serial killer.
Dr. Owen Hunt: You're serious?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: See, I sent Torres after Shepherd, and she's fallen off the grid. Her phone goes straight to voicemail. Okay, I'm not normally a panicky person, but I'm a fan of daytime television, and you know, the mind creates these scenarios... uh. never mind. I... I need you to go get Torres ...
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A Mirror Without
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Performed by Royal Wood
Courtesy of Dead Daisy
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Beautiful, Touching and Wonderful.
28 March 2009 | by cleverton_bezerraSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

Greek | English

Release Date:

19 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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