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In the Southeast, to lose one's religion means to lose civility. To fly off the handle. Give up control of one's better judgment, even. With all that took place in the first hour (Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response), emotions are running high as the second half of the finale begins.

A revitalized Denny wakes up from his heart transplant (received in the first part of the night's finale) and his more upbeat than ever, reiterating his marriage proposal to Izzie, who remains taken aback by it. She leaves the room and tells him she'll return later. Burke wakes up from his own operation and experiences problems in his left hand, as the fingers shake.

Cristina is still unable to reach out emotionally. The interns, meanwhile, are transformed into one giant prom committee by Richard and taken off all surgeries until someone comes forward about the stunt they pulled.

George dodges Calli when she asks what he's been up to, and Meredith is equally awkward when Finn arrives at Seattle Grace unannounced. Despite bad news about Doc, who Finn recommends be put to sleep, Meredith seems more or less happy to see him and invites him to the prom later. Derek extends the same invitation to Addison. The interns are then called in to see Richard, who plans on grilling them individually until they break. Surprisingly, all of them (Alex included) refuse to roll over on Izzie, instead turning their interrogations into personal therapy sessions.

-- Alex talks about how he may not like his fellow interns, but they're in it together, like members of a football team.
-- George nearly cracks under Dr. Webber's stare, but manages to keep the secret. He apologizes for not saying what Richard wants to hear, much like his situation with Calli.
-- Izzie discusses how Denny looks at her as a person, not just a hot chick, which she is, and that's why she loves him so.
-- Cristina pours her heart out and asks how Richard keeps his edge, as she has clearly lost part of hers in the past day or two.
-- Meredith turns the interrogation around, and admits to having figured out the relationship between Richard and her mother.

Despite his frustration over the unresolved incident with Denny's LVAD, Richard shares a poignant moment with his niece as the prom gets underway. After putting their forlorn canine friend to sleep, Meredith and Derek arrive at the event with their respective dates. After a moment of eye contact that means far more than a passing glance, the two disappear to a room at the hospital, where Meredith demands he stop looking at her that way. Derek would, he says, but he can't. Then they make love, naturally.

George tells Calli that he can't force his feelings for her, but wants time so that he means them. They make up and make out. With Izzie on her way up to see Denny before the prom, he dies suddenly due to a blood clot. Izzie is devastated but Alex consoles her and carries her out of the hospital. As she leaves, she admits responsibility to Richard and quits the internship. As the screen fades to black on Season Two, Meredith and Derek ask each other what their encounter means, and final scene shows her looking back and forth between Finn and Derek, unsure of where to turn.

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Gaby ee

One of the best episodes ever. It was perfect.


This has to be one of my favorite episodes of Grey's Anatomy ever! I laughed during Richard's interrogations of the interns, and cried when Denny died. I really loved his character and thought he and Izzie were perfect together! And Mer and McDreamy...WOW! I don't think they could've written a better season finale!


I didn't know I was going to cry, but I did. Izzy was so in love with Danny. I know Alex loves her to, but Danny was more greater like Izzy said. I cried because it wasn't fair to Izzy for Danny to die. They were going to get married....and live together. That she found that perfect guy and he just died. So not fair.


this was by far one of the best ones!! i cry every time i see it and remembering that was when i reolized that alex loved izzy when he picked her up and carried her out.


Aww poor iz, I remeber crying in that episode Denny was so great!

Grey's Anatomy Season 2 Episode 27 Quotes

IZZIE: "I'm a pretty girl."
RICHARD: "What?"
IZZIE: "I'm not being arrogant, it's just, it's just kind of a fact. For a long time I made a career from my looks, so I get it, I'm a pretty girl. And not in a 'from a certain angle' way, in an obvious way. It’s the blonde thing and the big boobs thing. Big boobs are a key to 'obvious pretty' if you know what I'm saying."
RICHARD: "Dr. Stevens-"
IZZIE: "It's how men see me. I'm not a smart girl or an interesting girl, I'm a pretty girl. The blonde and the boobs, it confuses guys into thinking I'm someone else. And I'm used to it. And I'm used to them walking away when they realize… But then Denny goes and asks me to marry him."
RICHARD: "Is that why you cut the wires?"
IZZIE: "He doesn't make me feel like I'm a pretty girl. He makes me feel like… like me. I think he might know me. And so, if I did cut the LVAT wire, and I'm not saying that I did, but if I did, then no. I don't feel guilty. I know that I should. I would if it were anybody else's. But I can't feel anything but happy."

CRISTINA: "I didn't like teenage girls when I was a teenage girl."
MEREDITH: "I wore a lot of black."
MEREDITH: "Had the whole angry pink hair thing going on. Wouldn't have been caught dead at a prom."
CRISTINA: "My mother made me go. My date barfed on my dress and then tried to feel me up."