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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Meredith: You're me.
Amelia: What?
Meredith: You're me before Derek. I can be here for you. I can do this. I get you. I can be a twisted sister for you. Just tell me how do you want to play this?

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."

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