Grey's Anatomy Episode Guide: "Give Peace a Chance"

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Last night saw Derek defy the surgical odds and the Chief of Surgery and not only come out victorious, but with a Zen-like mentality and peace that was inspiring to us all.

When the hospital's lab tech, Isaac, tells Derek he has the mother of all spinal tumors and wants him to operate, McDreamy doesn't know if he can. Fortunately, Isaac does.

Isaac has full confidence, even after Derek opens him up for 10 hours the first time and doesn't do a darn thing. You'll get it the next day, Isaac says, and Derek pulls it off.

Directed by Chandra Wilson, the episode revolved around only this story, with other characters and plots on the periphery, but still brilliantly done. Can someone say Emmy?

For the complete rundown, check out our episode recap of "Give Peace a Chance."

Operating Procedure

Dehydrated and stressed but Zen, Derek is determined not to lose this fight.

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Sorry to be the downer here, but I thought this episode was TERRIBLE!! I don't know what happened, it's as if all the writers were new and had never written for those characters before. I thought all of their voices were off and the only thing that saved the episode was the performances by GA's talented cast. Not one performance off, even with a crappy story and lame directing. I thought the pacing was totally off, and that each character was being used in a totally weird way. Each time Bailey was on screen she was all zen and masterful, the Chief was just the bad guy and everyone else was useless, unfunny comic relief. With the exception of Lexie and Christina who are always hilarious because those actresses are so wonderfully funny. The story did not move me in any way. Why have we never met this Isaac character before? He certainly seemed important to everyone. I would have LOVED for this to be someone who we have been seeing all season and have developed a relationship with. It was weird for all the characters to be so attached to someone we had never seen before. Since when is GA afraid to put the people we know into danger? I thought using a totally unknown character for this condition was a weak choice. I love Patrick Demsey and loved him being featured, however, where was the B story line? Most episodes have multiple things going on, the only other thing happening here was Christina being bored which, by the way, I am bored of already. She is one of the best characters(and actors) on the show, give her something to work with! And I know this will sound ridiculous, so if you hate everything I've said feel free to disregard my entire statement here, but someone needs to make out or something. This is one of the sexiest shows on television, which I LOVE, and it's all boring now. All medicine and marriage, where is all the bad choice making and sleeping around? Bring it back! Owen didn't even kiss Christina on this episode? SERIOUSLY??? Look GA, the season has been excellent so far, I've really been enjoying it, so I'll let this one go. But pull it together already. That was terrible!


Perhaps I'm a little late to comment, but Grey's and PP were both wonderful last week. I loved the Meredith/Derek scenes where he draws the tumor on their wall, right beneath the framed wedding post-it. It reminded me of the proposal, when he put all the scans they had looked at together on the elevator walls. They're such an original couple, and love each other in such a unique and quirky way...I just adored that scene. And PP-I just have so much love for Violet and Charlotte this season! Violet has an unbelievable amount of compassion and empathy, and Charlotte is such a strong woman...I can't wait to see what happens with them and all the others on PP. That show is really, really good this season already.


I loved the quote at the end about peace.. does anyone know the exact quote? PLEASE help! It was inspirational and really struck a cord with me. thank you.


The nurse that is nearest the camera, I can't remember her name, is one of the extras that is a real life nurse and has been in Grey's since the beginning. Was it her stood in the crowd as the chief was talking about the new computer system? It's just bugging me slightly


A phenomenal episode. This is what I have been waiting for and they all pulled it off brillantly. I definitely see Emmy noms for Patrick and the episode.


I love the episode and it was great hope izzie comes back soon and work things out with alex. But if you were izzie how would you feel if you lost your job, best friend, and feel like your husband doesn't believe in you skills as a doctor. Yes i have it admit it was messed up for her to leave alex and note. But she probably felt like she need to get away. And if you notice in the last episode What i saw. Alex also hung up on her when she was talking to him. So right now she is a little pissed at alex.




I think they should spend this season uncovering more of the characters past and what brought them all together, instead of brining in new characters!


But what about plans for the stork to pay a visit to Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital? Show creator Shonda Rhimes, who has concealed several of her actresses’ pregnancy bellies, tells me, “We don’t do babies on Grey’s.� Aww. Does that really mean no McBaby for Mer and Der…ever? “I assume Derek wants to be a dad at some point,� says Rhimes, clarifying that Meredith, on the other hand, is probably “not too into babies.� I know Shonda has lots of projects on the go at the same time, but didn't Bailey have a baby. Didn't Mer and George go to look at the babies when they were feeeling down. Didn't Mer get upset when she thought Der was avoiding her when she talked about their future cute babies.


The Dercentric episode concerned me a lot, cos Kirsta V. sold it as a plot that Patrick wanted to do that didn't involve a MerDer storyline too. Well it was a lot better than I thought it would be.It involved Mer quite centrally in helping Der to understand why he stood looking at the tumor for 10 hours. Mer moved Der forward again, and the drawing on the wall with the conveniently plced colouring pens. But the kidney in the jar seems to have been removed.


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)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.