Grey's Anatomy First Look: Pre-Nazi Bailey!

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Before Chandra Wilson's Grey's Anatomy character Miranda Bailey was the enforcer - the Nazi, if you will - she was just a regular intern-turned-resident at Seattle Grace.

Flashbacks will take us there.

The casting of young Richard and Ellis has gotten the most attention regarding the February 18 episode of Grey’s Anatomy, "Time Warp." Bailey will have flashbacks too.

The hour will also flash back to the early 2000s when Callie was just starting out, and when Bailey was an intern being menaced by a boss from hell (Heroes' Missi Pyle).

Awesome. Even more so? Miranda used to go by Mandy!

“We’re going to see Bailey when she still called herself Mandy and had not yet learned to speak up,” explains series creator Shonda Rhimes, reflecting on how the first time she laid eyes on Chandra Wilson “all Mandy’d up,” her heart broke.

“I know that girl — hell, I was that girl. Deep down, Mandy is Bailey’s inner geek, and Chandra plays the Mandy of it all brilliantly.” No doubt she's right. Here's a pic:

Pre-Nazi Bailey

Boy, Dr. Bailey has come a long way since 2004!

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[narrating] "At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."

MEREDITH

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)