Thursday's Episode: "My Favorite Mistake"

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Fantastic news: We won't have to wait until March 29 to see how the whole George-Izzie hook-up debacle and everything else from "Scars and Souvenirs" plays out.

T.R. Knight & Katherine Heigl
Grey's Anatomy returns with a new episode this Thursday, "My Favorite Mistake," instead of the originally-scheduled repeat.

Why the change? Apparently, ABC was encouraged by the opening-week numbers of October Road following Grey's Anatomy last Thursday, and didn't want to lose any of that momentum going into its second episode.

With the possible exception of American Idol, there's certainly no greater momentum source on TV right now than an original episode of Grey's Anatomy.

Whether one can actually stomach October Road is another story.

But hey, if it means an all-new Grey's Anatomy instead of a rerun, we're all for it, right? Sure. Just go with it.

In "My Favorite Mistake," Callie's father (Hector Elizondo) visits Seattle Grace and meets George, who's in no shape for an introduction. Meanwhile, the candidates for the Chief's position are interviewed, including Colin Marlow (Roger Rees). Alex continues to help Jane Doe (Elizabeth Reaser) find her place in the world, and George and Izzie... well...

Check out this brief preview:


As usual, we'll have our episode recap, music guide, list of quotes and image gallery from Thursday night up after the show. Can't wait!

Thanks to the diligent fans who already started the "My Favorite Mistake" forum thread. Follow the link to join and share your thoughts!

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It sounds as if our two couples (Meredith and Dereck and Burke and Cristina) are going to be ok for a long while. According to Spoiler.Fix.... Mer/Der are going to be happy for a long time to come and Burke and Cristina will be having a big traditional wedding! I'm so glad, especially about Mer/Der. Even though they are so happy, I was afraid for some reason the writers might cause some problems for them before season end. But, hopefully they have been reading what all of us have been pleading with them about...Let Mer/Der be happy and it seems they will be! Now our summer will be a good one and we will not have to worry! Here is what the spoilers said:
I'm told Meredith and Derek will be going strong for a good, long while. The death of someone very close to Meredith brings MerDer closer togetherâ€"and tears her apart (again) from her father. [George and Izzie] are 100 percent smitten, from what I hear. And, yes, that is a two-way street. There are also rumblings that Sara Ramirez (Callie) might not be coming back as a series regular next season. Despite [Cristina's] insistence on city hall, I'm told [Cristina and Burke]'ll have a full-on traditional wedding with the big dress and bridesmaids and everythingâ€"at the insistence of both her mother and Burke's mother. Source: Kristin on E!Online


Great link for PD and EP - they genuinely look like they enjoy each other's company - I love to see what creative people do on YouTube.... And I agree --- Bailey is the perfect Chief - but I don't think it's possible right now even in ShondaLand... I am sooo confused about the remaining shows. I also read that there will be 25 episodes (that ABC had ordered 1 or 2 more than originally planned). And Shonda said that one of the new shows will be a 'clip show' - which I think is the one described in the link above. All I know for sure is I CAN'T WAIT til 4/19!


Thanks Kathy for the link, you were right the Patrick and Ellen video is really a good one, i loved it, its just a shame he has a wife and she a fiance. ha ha.


On this site there is also info on next episodes As for Mark rope dancing I have read that they keep that for the Season 3 DVD's unaired scenes or uncut whatever. UNCUT is only for the US here in Europe they are put in the category unaired scenes. Wonder why they just can't make it all the same and US DVD are not readable on our DVD players. And the price!!!! Season 2 was in 2 parts with 2 monts between issuing them for a total 77$ compared to the US version at 43,90$ on ABC store initial full price was 59,95$ lucky for us that the dollar is low...... can't imagine what they will charge us next time. Well they know that once you are addicted the price doesn't count.


I loved this episode. Finally, some Mer/Der time. I just love the way Dereck shows his love for Meredith! I'm gald that it was mentioned in this episode alittle about what happened to Mer. It breaks my heart to see the pain that Dereck is in. The thought of losing Meredith is more than he can bare. I loved his comment (I'm breathing you in, cute was that! ) and you could really feel his pain when he told the chief that when he closed his eyes he is afraid that she will drown and how he listens to her breathe! Oh My Gosh....this is so painfful for him! Again, great acting by Patrick, his face shows so much emotion! Obviously, this storyline is how Dereck will handle almost losing Meredith and I just hope she sees whats going on with him before he has some type of breakdown or something! She has to rescue him. I hope before the season ends it shows them talking to each other about what happened to her. They both love each other so much, but I think he needs to be reassured of her love. I hope they talk about things soon. I also loved the last scene with them in bed! Patrick and Ellen's chemistry is so believable!. What ag reat couple!


Burke Backer, I think there are only 23 episodes this season. Last week was #19. Then on April 12, there is a special called "every moment counts" then on April 19th is episode 20 called "ain't nothing but the real thing". Episode 21 is called "Desire". and 22 and 23 are combined into the spinoff. I think this info is right! You can check out to check what i said! Hope this helps!


What episode was on this past week? I thought it was 19. I read on that there would be 25 episodes and that the spin off would be 23 and 24, so that would leave four episodes other than the spin off double episodes for the wedding, right? Or was this last week episode 20? I lose track.


Kathy, I love the link... thanks! And I agree McPsyched about Bailey. She IS basically incharge. And mark obviously valued her opinion enough to steal it... Chief should go to Bailey!


Burke Backer--That foot analogy is very interesting and does make a lot of sense. There are only 3 episodes left, and they're still going to focus at least one on the impending spinoff. With all of the angst Cristina/Burke and Meredith/Derek have been through this season, they really should end on a happier note; the couples should be focusing on protecting and and keeping their relationships stable. That would make for a less-stressful hiatus for all of us fans! :) Plus, with some of the unresolved issues (Derek's especially) you just know next season isn't going to go all that well for our couples anyway ...they deserve some happiness for NOW at least! I still say, Bailey for Chief!! Obviously, she couldn't do it now, but even Richard told her she would be the best for the job but one of the "idiots" would have to do it for a few years (his word, not mine!). Wouldn't she be a kick-a** chief? She's practically in charge already....Richard should just stay until she is ready!


I am so excited to see a Prestina wedding. I think it would be quite funny if Cristina wore her scrubs to get married just to remind Burke that she is a surgeon too.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.