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Greys Anatomy Observation Notes #1

Brianna Booth
Assignment One
September 29, 2015
Greys Anatomy
Relevant Background Information:
The observation that I took of Greys Anatomy (I also call it Greys within this
assignment) takes place in Seattle. The hospital is called Seattle Grace Hospital. There is
also a close hospital by called Mercy West Hospital. Sometimes patients from Mercy get
sent to Seattle because Seattle Grace is the bigger and better hospital. Seattle Grace also
is a trauma hospital. In my opinion, Seattle Grace would be the equivalent or better of
Wake Forest Baptist Hospital or Carolina Medical Center that we have here in North
Carolina. There are a lot of characters in the show of Greys. There are also a lot of actors
that are only there for the one show and we really never know their names or really
anything about them. There are 5 interns that just graduated Medical School that are in
the Seattle Grace surgical internship. There is a resident that is above them and she seems
to always be stressed out because she is over them and if something goes wrong it is her
fault. Greys Anatomy doesnt follow much of a story line, but the romance always builds
off each other on every episode. Its more of a romantic doctor show.
Figured World: a large social form that has rules and regulations that is within the
appropriate behavior. The figured world is where everything takes place. Figured
worlds have their own way of behaving. Somethings might not be appropriate if it
was in another setting but a figured world has its own rules and conventions.
The figured world I am observing is Greys Anatomy. In this I will be looking at
how Greys is different then the actual medical field. Because I have spent ample amount
of time interning at hospitals, I can kind of see the difference. The place where my
figured world takes place is Seattle Grace Hospital. There really is no business here
besides health care because that is what goes on in a hospital. The people who normally
are at the hospital are the nurses, doctors, pharmacist, and of course the patients. In the
beginning of Greys, it mainly focuses on the surgery dept. As the show develops more
characters come on that are part of the surgery dept. but they have specialized in other
areas. Mainly because they arent interns anymore. So a lot of things can take place. Not
more than one patient can be in the surgery rooms though, well because that goes against
surgery protocol. Though I am not a doctor, Greys Anatomy is totally different then real
life. Ive never really heard of doctors going to the call room and having sex in real life.
But in Greys unfortunately it probably happens every episode. Doing that would not be
accepted in the real world but in the figured world, it is okay. Also in the real world,
doctors arent as blunt as they are on Greys anatomy. On Greys, if youre dying, well they
tell you that you are dying. Where as in the real world they would be sincere about it.
Also the doctors flirt with each other a lot on Greys and normally doctors in real life
normally have a wife or husband.

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Actors/Actresses: within the community, the actors and actresses play a specific role
to make the figured world make sense. The actresses are normally there for each
other and there to be a support figure. Sometimes the actors/actresses do have
conflict but just gives more to the show.
Meredith Grey- Meredith could be considered one of the top interns at Seattle
Grace. Merediths mother was an awesome surgeon and had many awards for surgery.
She was excellent. She had a actual surgery after her called the Greys Method (Her
mother now has Alzheimers and doesnt recall her surgical career. Sometimes when
Meredith goes to see her mother, her mother doesnt really remember her either.)
Meredith is in love with Derek Sheppard, which is an attending doctor at the hospital.
Meredith goes out of her way to make sure her patients are okay and she sometimes dont
always follow the rules.
Derek Sheppard- Dr. Sheppard is an attending neuro physician. (He is a neurologist,
which means he operates on the brain.) Sheppard actually has a wife, Addison Sheppard
but when the show first came on she was not in the show and Sheppard fell in love with
Meredith. Addison finally comes in from New York where they lived together. We then
find out that Addison cheated on Derek and Derek moved away from her. She comes in
after Derek and Meredith have already fallen in love. Derek then forgets about Meredith
for a while and tries to fix his relationship with his wife, which doesnt work in the end.
Derek is a really good surgeon and is recognized all over the world.
Alex Karev- Alex is also another surgical intern at Seattle Grace. Alex doesnt have the
best attitude and he can be sort of a mean person. He says what he thinks. He doesnt care
if it isnt the best thing to say or if it might hurt someones feelings. Alex is really good
with kids. He can calm kids down like no other. He just isnt good with patients that he
doesnt agree with what they are doing. Alex didnt pass his boards the first time so he
had to retake them. He passed the second time.
George OMalley- George is also a surgical intern. George lets a lot of people influence
him and his decision. George and Dr. Burks are really good friends now because
OMalley did a really crazy open-heart surgery in the elevator when the elevator got
stuck. Everyone praised OMalley afterwards but OMalley is a top-notch doctor to a lot
of people. He gets thrown around a lot between doctors. OMalley has a really hard time
with relationships. He cant really keep them and when he gets someone that actually
likes him, he doesnt know how to treat them or how to like them back.
Izzy Stevens- Izzy is also an intern in the surgical program. Izzy and Alex had a thing but
then Izzy fell in love with a patient. Izzy seriously risks everything for this patient. She
could have lost her license and everything else for what she does for the patient. Izzy
seems to be a very sweet soul. She doesnt really do anything extraordinary so far but that
doesnt mean that she isnt a great surgeon. Izzy usually gets along with everyone and has
great bedside manner.

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Miranda Bailey- Dr. Bailey is a fun character for sure. She is a resident and she is over
the interns. She is called the Nazi because she is very strict and its her way or no way. At
first the interns are really scared of her and do everything exactly how she says but as the
show progresses, they kind of do what they want. Miranda seems to be stressed out a lot
because the interns do a lot of things that arent sociably acceptable. But Miranda does
have a kind heart and goes out of her way to make sure her patients are doing well.
Addison Sheppard- Addison is an OB/GYN attending doctor. Addison is really nice but
gets annoyed with Derek and Meredith, well because Derek is her husband. She cheated
on Derek and she regrets it (or so she says) everyday. She is an awesome doctor and is
really good with her patients. Addison wasnt in the show when it started but came in a
few episodes later. She wants her and Derek to move back to New York, but Derek is not
having it.
Cali Torres- Cali is an attending orthopedic surgeon. Cali just came into Greys Anatomy
and has probably only been on two or so episodes. She has a love crush on George but
George doesnt really give her a chance.
Richard Webber- Richard is the best doctor at Seattle Grace. He is the Chief of Surgery
and everything has to go through him. Everyone loves Dr. Webber. He tries to make sure
that everyone that goes through makes everyone happy. He likes to see people happy.
Webber does the really hard surgeries and is always there in case something happens.
Preston Burk- Dr. Burk is a cardiovascular surgeon. Which means he operates on the
heart. Christiana Yang and Burk have something going on. Burk goes out of his way to
make sure his patients are okay. He will preform surgeries that might not be acceptable
just because there might be a glimmer of hope for the patient.
Christiana Yang- Yang is an awesome surgeon. She always wants to be in the hardest
surgery. She doesnt have a problem with doing hard things. She is an awesome doctor.
She doesnt have very good bedside manner at all though. She says awkward things and
she doesnt stop herself from saying what is on her mind. Yang and Meredith are best
friends. They tell each other everything. Yang isnt one to let her emotions take over what
she does at work.
Artifacts: can be actual objects, ideas and emotions within the figured world. A lot
of times within Greys it can be names. Names are really important like the one
listed below because it has an important role in the show.
McDreamy- McDreamy is what Derek Sheppard is called. This is important because
everyone calls Derek that. Meredith and even patients think that Derek is the best looking
thing ever.
Surgery Board- The surgery board is very important because its pretty much what the
whole show is based around. Any surgery that goes on, goes onto the board.

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Medical Machines- All of the medical things are important because that is what the
doctors and nurses use. Thats normally how all the patients stay alive.
The On Call Room- The place of the on call room is important because thats normally
where all the romantic situations happen. They also happen at Merediths house but a lot
happen in the on call room and you dont normally see that during the day at a real life
hospital.
Communities of Practice- three or more people who have common interests and
ways of communicating in the figured world. The people within usually interact with
the other groups as well. Sometimes they want to be apart of the other groups. In
this case, the interns are working to be residents and residents are working to be
attending doctors.
The interns- The interns are very important to the show because they are really what
the show is about. The interns are Meredith, Izzy, George, Christiana and Alex.
The Residents- In this how you arent exactly sure who the Residents and Attendings
are. But the residents are very important because that is who is over the Interns. Miranda
and Cali.
The Attendings- These are the doctors that are actually doctors. They are the ones that
have been through all the schooling and internships. They are official doctors. Burks,
Derek, Addison and Richard.
Literacy Practices- way to communicate, can be written or spoken. In the show,
there are lots of face to face talking because in a hospital that is the main way of
communicating. While the pager is very important, face-to-face is the main one.
Pager- A lot of times within the show, the doctors communicate through the pager. This is
how they get the Code Blue which is where a patient is normally dying. There are lots
of Codes that come through the pager though. Code Black which is when there has
been a disaster in the area. Code Red when there is fire. Code Grey is when someone
is missing. Those are the main ones. The pager comes into play a lot because if someone
is needed, you page him or her. This is still used in hospitals today. Pagers might consider
Old School but they are still very important.
Face-to-fact- there is a lot of face-to-face communications within Greys Anatomy. With
any show they are obviously going to be talking to each other.
Domain- A domain has an identity that is shared by everyone in the group or
community. A domain can also be defined as being a set of rules or a ruler. Domains
are usually powerful. The domain is only within the community. It doesnt know
things that are outside of the community. It might but its not going to know like it
knows the community.

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Difficult Surgeries- all of the surgeons (interns, residence, and attendings) are all very
competitive. They all like to do really difficult surgeries so that they look better and are
considered to be a top surgeon. Christina Yang and Meredith Grey are probably the most
competitive interns where as Miranda Bailey is for the residents.
Healing the Patient- Obviously the main goal of being a doctor is making sure the patient
survives and heals. If this isnt a top priority I would be scared to go to that doctor. Every
doctor on Greys wants to make sure that their patient gets to leave the hospital and
doesnt die on them.
Practices of Communities- what is being done within the figured world. This is what
everyone is doing. This is extremely important within the figured world because it is
what is being done in the figured world.
Surgery- The whole figured world is based on the surgery aspect of the hospital. All of
the interns, residents, and attendings are there for surgery. The attendings are specialized
in the surgery categories where as the residents and interns are trying to figure out where
they fit in.
Romance- all of the surgeons are for some reason after romance. Romance is a big thing
within the show and kind of what the show is going around. It makes up a big chunk of
the show. This affects the show because one of the big things that the audience is waiting
for is to see who is going to fall in love next. The characters are all involved in the love.
Its what makes the characters who they are. We can associate the characters a lot of times
by who they are in love with.
Observation #1Blues for Sister Someone- Season 2; Episode 23
(1:00min means 1 minute into the episode)
1:00 min-(Merediths House) the episodes start out with a sex scene. This is common way
for greys anatomy to start off. Derek Sheppard is back with Addison, which is real wife.
He was with Meredith but Addison came to Seattle and was hired on at Seattle Grace.
This really bothers Meredith because she in love with Derek. Meredith calls McDreamy
(Derek) to ask if Derek could pick up the dog. (It was Merediths dog but her roommates
didnt want it at the house so she gave it to Derek but she still takes care of it sometimes).
He says yes but Addison gets on the phone thinking that its the vet and she says can you
call back later we are in the middle of sex. This really upsets Meredith because she still
is in love with Derek. This is finally when she realizes that she is single and admits it.
3:00 min-(Hallway in hospital) Dr. Bailey just got back from maternity leave and she is
upset that her name is not in the surgery board. Christiana is mad at George because
George has moved in with Burks and Christiana. They are literally best friends now. The
vet asked Meredith if he would go on a date with her and she said that she was giving up

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guys but she said that she is thinking about going on a date with. His nickname is
McVet Bailey has a patient that Izzy has fallen head over heals for. Dr. Burks favorite
violinist is at the hospital to get Dr. Burks to operate on his pacemaker and remove it. But
Dr. Burks had other plans because he doesnt think that is a very good idea.
7:50min-(Patient Room/Hallway) Addison Sheppard has a new patient that is pregnant
women has 6 kids and she is 36 weeks pregnant. She wants it to be her last kid. She has
had enough but she knows that her husband wont be okay with it because of there
religion. She wants her tubes tide. Addison cant tell the husband so the patient wants to
pay it to herself directly to Addison without going through insurance because then her
husband would find out. Alex is with Addison with this patient and he isnt very happy
with what the patient is saying. He thinks that she should tell her husband because he
would understand.
11:00min-(Patient Room) Derek Sheppard gets a new neuro patient and she is a divorce
attorney and can pretty much see through about his marriage. Her being a divorce
attorney is actually very ironic because his marriage is really in the dumps. Dr. Sheppard
wants to induce a seizure so he knows where he can operate. George falls for Cali until
Cali starts liking him back. Why this is ironic is because Dr. Sheppard could possible be
going through a divorce soon and the lawyer can tell that. So obviously Derek makes it
extremely obvious.
13:58min-(Patient Room) the violinist that Burks likes plays for him so that Burks can
listen. The artist knows that he isnt good anymore so he asks Burks knows that but he
lies anyway. The artist knows that he is lying and calls him out on it. The violinist talks to
him about the first time he picked up a violin. Burks tells him that he cannot remove it
because of all the scar tissue that was built up. But artist doesnt care and says that if
Burks dont operate that he will go find another doctor that will. Burks is really thinking
about letting him go somewhere else because he just doesnt think that he can do that.
Christiana tries to talk him out of letting him go somewhere else.
16:05min-(Dennys Patient Room) Denny, the guy that Izzy likes that is a patient, gets the
approval to get up and walk around. This scares Izzy because she is so protective of him.
Like extremely protective of him. You can tell that Izzy is head of heals for this guy and
she doesnt know him all that much. Bailey doesnt know what is going on but she wants
to know and she wants someone to tell her. Grey is knitting these days. Bailey said
maybe youre not stupid because Grey is giving up on guys, or so Bailey thinks.

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18:00min-(patient room)The interns are still trying to induce the seizure on the divorce
attorney and Addison tries to get patient to talk to her husband about getting her tubes
tied. She still refuses to because she knows that her husband will be upset. Alex is being
very mean and is very angry with this and the patient notices it. Which makes sense
because you would think that something that big would be discussed by the husband and
wife because it is an important factor in a relationship.
20:30min-(Operating Room) Addison does the surgery on the pregnant women. Addison
says that while she was operating that there was extra bleeding and we all know why
she said that. So she could tie the womens tubes without it being like she did it behind
the husbands back. She ties her tubes and goes back to the women and tells her There
was a complication Alex isnt very happy about this at all. He thinks that Addison is
crazy and proceeds to tell the husband to get a lawyer.
22:30min-(Elevator in Hospital) Meredith gets on the elevator with Derek. This used to
be awkward for them right when Addison moved into town but now this is where they do
the most talking. She tells Derek that she is thinking about going on a date with the vet.
Derek doesnt really respond to this. Dereks patient is still trying to be induced into a
seizure and the way that the interns are trying to induce the seizure.
24:40-(Dennys patient room) Denny, Izzys lover, is getting ready to stand up and get to
use the new medical thing that he is hooked up to. Izzy does not like this. But Denny is
happy about this. He knows this is a step in the right direction to get better. But Izzy cant
protect him as much with this step forward because he can actually get out of the bed for
once. It is kind of like she doesnt want him to do anything because she thinks he is
fragile.
25:55min-(operating room) Burks is operating on the violin patient. Izzys friend is going
into v-tack. (Which is a bad heart thing) Birks is loosing the violin patient. Izzy and
George start arguing about Denny. Alex is actually being nice to his patient and do the
patients husband. (This isnt normal) Burks patient is literally non-existent now but he
wants to keep going because he really upset about losing him. Dereks patient finally had
her seizure. Denny came back around and was saved. (He dies and gets saved a lot within
this episode). Dr. Burks finally lets go of his patient.

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28:20min-(Dennys patient room) Meredith is talking to the guy that Izzy likes, Denny.
She is telling him that everything looks good now even after the horrible episode that he
just had. Grey then sits down and has a long talk with him about Izzy. Denny then says,
even if you cant do something you are going to do it anyway and thats when Grey
realizes that she still wants Derek even if he does have a wife.
Observation #2Damage Case- Season 2; Episode 24
(1:00min means 1 minute into the episode)

1:00min-(laying in bed at McVets house) Meredith and the McVet are having a
conversation about cooking and McVet said that she is damaged. Meredith isnt sure
what he means by damaged and doesnt really know how to take it. Afterwards, Izzy asks
Meredith if she liked him and Izzy says that she is proud that she hasnt actually slept
with him yet. (Not saying that Meredith is a bad person, but she does get around a lot.)
Cali walks into the bathroom where Meredith and Izzy are, naked. Meredith and Izzy
dont think this is right and are kind of disgusted by the fact that she did that. Since Cali
done that, Meredith and Izzy wont leave George alone about it.
3:20min-(outside of hospital) All of the interns are standing there and arguing and Yang
(who normally isnt ever happy and usually the Debbie downer) wants everyone to be
happy. She doesnt like that no one gets along anymore. She starts dancing around which
surprises all of the interns. McDreamy (Derek Sheppard) walks up and asks Meredith
how his dog was going. Meredith doesnt like that he said that it was his dog. She looks
at him and says that the dog is good but its our dog not just yours. McDreamy walked
away looking very annoyed. You can tell that he is not very happy with Meredith at all
and she doesnt really know why.
4:15min-(outside of hospital waiting on patients) The inters get there first patients of the
day and its some car crash victims that need to be cut open as Yang said. Bailey is

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giving directions of where people should be going. The patients are a husband, wife and
wifes parents that were in the car crash. You can tell that the wife and the wifes parents
are extremely southern. The wife is pregnant and keeps asking how her mom and dad are.
The interns are getting a little annoyed because the patients keep yelling back and fourth
in the middle of the Emergency Room. The mom starts putting on makeup while being
checked out. The person that caused the wreck also comes into the Emergency Room and
the father goes at him to try to beat him up but is stopped.
6:20min-(patient room in the Emergency Department) The mother needs a pelvic exam
and Alex is the intern that is with OB/GYN that day but the woman refuses to let a man
do her exam. She says that she doesnt have any panties on and she wants a lady doctor.
The guy that caused the accident is a surgery intern at the Mercy West hospital, which is a
neighboring hospital right down the road. It is shown that Meredith has sympathy for this
guy. Also, Meredith keeps trying to talk to Derek but he is just not having it and keeps
saying not right now. The mom and dad of the wreck patients get discharged. They
think that the husband and wife are doing fine but they do need surgery.
7:50 min- (Emergency Room) Addison comes in asking why Alex wasnt up on the
surgery floor. He said because we got a 911 call in the Emergency Room of a pregnant
women in a car crash and I thought that was serious enough that she needed to be
checked out by us. Addison is trying to get back at Alex and tells him that he get sto
stay with the women all day and that Bailey is to make sure that Alex does stay with her.
Stevens gets to go into an orthopedic surgery but its with Cali and she isnt too happy
about that. Pregnant goes in for a CT scan. She is telling them that today was her baby
shower. She wont be quite.
9:05min- (Patient Room) George walks in on his patient reading his own chart.
(Remember, this was the surgical intern from Mercy West Hospital) George tells him that
is not a good idea for him to be looking at that. The patient goes on to say that he wanted
to know what caused him to cause the accident. Stevens gets with Cali and she is still
making fun of her for not washing her hands the other day. Really, anything that Cali
does wrong, Izzy is probably going to make fun of her. Derek walks into the room that
the surgical intern is in and starts yelling at Meredith because she hasnt taken him up for
a CT scan yet. Yang goes to ask Birk if he has any heart patients that she could scrub in
on. She is tired of the country folk. He kind of ignores her and keeps going on with
what he is doing. Turns out that Birk was mad because when Yang and him were doing
the dirty, Yang fell asleep.
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11:40min- (Stairway inside the hospital) Stevens gets called to Denny because he was
walking up to many stairs and collapsed. They get Denny back to the room and Denny is
really annoyed with his health. He says that Birk cannot make the decisions for him and
that it was his life. Birk argues back at him and tried to get him to understand what is
going on. They then start arguing about the heart machine and Denny says that he wants
to go home. Izzy is getting all worked up and stressed about the things that Denny is
saying.

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13:40min- (CT Scan Room) Melody, which is the pregnant women, is in the CT scan
now. They are looking at the damages and seeing how bad everything is looking. They
page literally every surgeon in the different specialties because the woman is literally
bleeding out everywhere. The woman ends up crashing and they have to bring her back.
George has to go tells the womans husband what is going on. Plus the country Mom and
Dad. Her injuries are pretty bad.
15:30min-(Operating Room) All of the surgeons are working on this one patient. Alex is
watching the baby monitor but wishes he was doing something else actually on the
patient. George reassures the family that the doctors are going to do whatever they can to
help Melody out. Melody starts declining and bleeding out very rapidly. They are all
working very hard. They decide that it would be best just do damage control which
means that they get done quickly and once she reaches the triangle they stop. The triangle
is where the blood becomes acidic. After this happens, they will just put her in the
Intensive Care Unit where she will be wide up with a warming thing over her. The
surgical intern that caused the wreck realizes what happened and why the crash occurred.
He fell asleep at the wheel. He had worked 18 hours and then watched a 12-hour surgery.
While Meredith is talking to the CT technician, the guy runs away because he finds out
that the women might die.
18:50min- (Dennys hospital room) Izzy tries to cheer Denny up but it is not working.
Denny is very upset. He starts talking to her about her not understanding. He is a man but
he doesnt feel like a man with his weak body that he has to deal with. Melody still isnt
doing very well at all. They have reached the triangle as this point, which means
everyone has to stop. They dont close her. They left her open and put her in the ICU.
Merediths patient was found in the surgery overview watching what was happening.
21:10min- (Stairway in the hospital) Derek starts yelling at Meredith and tells that she
needs to start taking responsibility for her actions. He doesnt understand how she could
lose the patient. Derek looks very upset. Bailey explains to Melodys family of what they
are doing and why. Addison then chimes in. Bailey explains that Melody would die if
they took her back into surgery too quick and that she would die of they take her back to
late. The mom looks very upset and confused. Alex is still forced to sit there and watch
the fetal monitor. Addison fuses at him because she wants him to understand the
importance of sitting there and making sure that the baby is okay.
Short Video Clip
24:20min-(Patient Room) Cali is in the room with the husband and George comes in to
tell her that he found Izzy and one of her patients needed her and that is why she didnt
prep the surgery room like Cali told her to. Cali gets mad and says she knew that George
would take up for her and then Cali walks out of the room. The patient is awake and
makes fun of George. George asks the patient if he understands whats going on with
Melody. He starts crying because she could be dying and he doesnt want to think about
it.

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27:20min- (Hallway outside of patient room) the surgical intern from Mercy West wants
to apologize to the family. Derek doesnt think that is a good idea. Meredith chases after
Derek and Derek tells her that she gets around and Meredith says that she should have
told him anything. She thought that they were friends. But doesnt look like they are.
Derek is really mad about what Meredith did with the Vet. Meredith brings up the point
that he chose Addison over her. Derek tells Meredith that everything that their friendship
is over.

Observation #317 Seconds- Season 2; Episode 25


(1:00min means 1 minute into the episode)
.60min- (At the Bar) Most of the interns and doctors are at the bar and Birk is throwing
darts and Yang says that Birk is thinking about her skull while throwing the darts.
Meredith and Derek make an awkward eye contact and Izzy says that Derek is throwing
darts at Merediths skull. Derek finally said that he thought Meredith was a whore.
1:30min- (In the Hospital) Izzy makes fun of Alex for being a Gynecologist. George and
Cali walk in and they are all super excited about seeing George but no one really likes
Cali. Meredith and Derek meet with Vet and Addison asks if they are still friends. Derek
and Meredith both just look at each other and say no very quickly. Yang tries to talk to
Birk about going with him to get a heart but Birk wont let her. He still seems to be mad
at her for falling asleep during intercourse.
3:30min-(Emergency Room) The interns get patients that have been involved in a
shooting at a store. The women is mad because her fianc ducked behind her as the
shooting was going on. He tells her that the bullet hit them both but she says she has
whole through her arm so he needs to shut up. Cali and Meredith are actually working
together. Meredith seems like she can get along with anyone and doesnt really have
enemies. Another patient is questioning Izzy and asks if she knows what she is doing. She
then gives him a long speech about how he is probably the reason the place was shot up.
She tells him that he needs to be more serious because people were actually hurt in the
shooting.
6:00min- (Emergency Room Hallway) The shooter has not been caught yet so they think
that there may be more people to be shot but Webber insist that Birk continue on to get
the heart. Alex and Yang both want to go so Birk has to make a decision. They are both
running to the helicopter. Birk lets Alex get on the case with him. This makes Yang so
very upset. Denny is the lucky patient that gets the heart.
7:30min- (Walking down the hall) Izzy wants to get on the case with Denny. She says she
knows more about his lab and his heart then anyone does. Bailey doesnt like this idea.

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Izzy keeps pushing and finally Bailey gives in. Derek is really upset about this 19 year
old getting shot. The girl is also pregnant. The guy that Izzy gave the speech to is now
talking to his friend Chug about how he should have went to management because he
would get covered. Chug wants more morphine because the guy wont shut up and is
really bugging him. Cali jumps on Meredith and Meredith isnt sure why.
10:00min- (Dennys Hospital Room) Izzy walks in and tells Denny that he is getting the
heart. Denny makes her repeat it multiple times. Then Izzy finds out that Denny is wanted
to sign DO NOT RESITUTATE papers. Izzy is extremely upset about this. Denny just
doesnt know if the heart will actually come though or not. If he doesnt get the heart, he
said he is through fighting. He said he cant do it anymore. Izzy refuses to let him make
this decision but she really cant do that. Denny said he would choice heaven rather then
being on earth.
13:00min- (Mercy West Hospital) Birk gets to Mercy Wests and finds out there are two
hearts that are perfect matches. Birk explains to Alex that the hearts are already assigned
so they cant just pick which one that they want. Birk and of his old classmates that dont
seem to like each other, talk about being first in class. Birk walks in the operating room to
find that his heart donor has crashed and he has to try to bring him back. He cant
therefore the heart is useless now.
15:00min-(Pre-Operation Room) Birks runs into his classmates surgical room and wants
the heart she has. She is not happy about it and calls him pathetic.
15:50- (Nurses Station and Conference Room) Meredith asks Cali about bone cancer in a
dog. She wanted to know the survival rate and Cali freaks out because they have a patient
that may never walk again and Meredith is worried about her dog. Birk and his colleague
are still fight about who should get the heart. 17 seconds is the time between when both
patients that need to receive the heart were admitted. Birks colleague should get it
because her patient was there first.
17:30min- (Dennys Hospital Room) Izzy starts freaking about learning that Denny might
not get the heart. Addison asked if Meredith and Derek had a problem (again) and this
time Meredith tells her that she is dating the Vet and that she has nothing with Derek.
Izzy lies to Birk to Denny moved up on the list in front of the other patient. Transplant
personnel says that Birk has an hour to prove that his patient needs the heart worse.
20:20min-(Operation Room) Derek is working on patient and pronounces her brain dead
before he really even gets started. They go to tell the patient parents, and the parents end
up wanting to get the girl alive on life support so that they can save the baby. The
manager guy down in the Emergency Room still hasnt shut up. Bailey is fed up with it
and freaks out on him telling him that everyone was tired of hearing his mouth.

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22:10-(Walking down the hallway) Yang is complaining about Birk not letting her on a
surgery case this week just because he is still mad at her. Izzy admits to friends that she
lied to Birk about Denny and made him seem worse then he really is. Yang tries talking to
her about doing the right thing and waiting on another heart but Izzy refuses to
understand. Out of everyone, Yang thinks Izzy would be the one to go bat crazy and
shoot up the hospital.
24:00min-(Dennys Hospital Room) Izzy tells Denny that the guy that was supposed to
give the heart to him did not survive and to get the other heart, Denny would pretty much
need to die. She told him not to worry because she would be right there and would not let
him die. Denny said that he was not okay with that and it was not happening. Izzy fights
back and says that she will make it happen no matter what. Denny is freaking out on Izzy
because she is literally being crazy. Izzy still pushes back. Izzy explains that the
difference was only 17 seconds and that he needs this heart. Denny cant get Izzy to
understand. Izzy makes it about herself and asks what about her. She continuously
begs.
27:50min- (hallway in hospital) Cali and George are talking. He explains that Yang,
Meredith and Izzy are family. If she wants to be apart of the family she has to be okay
with that too. Birk explains that the testing and what he has to do for Denny shouldnt
take long. Then Izzy explains to Birk that she is going to do something but doesnt tell
him what. The transplant people are confused as to what is going on and so is Birk so he
decides that he is going to go back to Seattle and check on Denny himself.
Interview- By: Shelby Thompson, Freshman.

1. What different approaches do you think Shonda Rhimes could have done to
make show more relatable to the actual Medical Field?

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I understand the actual procedures done within the show are not accurate. If
Shonda had the goal to portray how the actual hospital is run, she should have
taken out some of the drama. The social aspect of the hospital is not the same
as a realistic one. The way some of the doctors speak to the patients or how
leisurely the chief of surgery is with the rules is much more lenient than what
would happen in a hospital in our world.
2. Describe how you would write the script of Greys Anatomy if you were the
director.
I would write the script very similar to how Shonda has. Personally, I would
be sure to include realistic information about how a hospital is run. Since I
plan to go into the medical field I would help, as many people understand it as
possible.
3. Reflect on what you think of Greys Anatomy.
Although the practice medicine is incorrect throughout the series, I found
Greys Anatomy to be quite intriguing. It had many incidents where is brought
real-word problems into perspective. The newest episode showed how samesex relationships were evolving. I may not agree with the morality of some of
these situations but I respect Rhimes for including such important scenarios
happening in our daily lives.
4. Has Greys Anatomy influenced you wanting to go into the Medical Field? If
no, why? If yes, why?
If I am being completely honest, when I was in the heart of Greys I wanted to
become an Orthopedic Surgeon. I had just had a metal plate put in my
collarbone and the idea of mending someones broken body back to where it
needed to be was enticing. I slowly realized how much school and money that
would cost and result back to my original plan of becoming a Physical
Therapist. It was inspiring to see the way that Arizona recovered because I
knew that I wanted to give that feeling to others. Greys showed me a prime
example of how rehabilitation could completely change someones life and
how much joy it could bring them.
5. Why do you think Shonda Rhimes puts so much romance within the show?
I think Rhimes understood that not all of the medicine practiced was accurate.
She needed something that took the show to a new level, letting people
overlook the errors pertaining to the medical field. The drama is what makes
the show and without it the medicine would have to be spot on.
Interview from a Guy About Greys Anatomy: By: William Kent, Freshman
1. How do you feel about Greys Anatomy?
I am not the biggest fan of it. I think its more of girly show. One of my friends
wanting me to watch it with him saying that it was good but I never got interested
in it. I love the medical field and this show is a lot of false hope for the medical
field.

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2. How do you feel about the romance of Greys Anatomy?


I guess that is the part that I dont like about it. I think that is what makes it girly
and makes a lot of guys not want to watch it. It has a lot of surgical parts that
could be interesting but in the next scene is goes back to the romance part of it.
3. Do you think you would do well at writing the script for Greys Anatomy?
I dont think I would be well at it. Since a lot of girls watch the show, I dont think
I would write it like they want it. Shonda Rhimes does a fantastic job at appealing
to what the girls want.
Survey of What 3 People Would Want to Happen on Greys Anatomy:
1. I would like to see Meredith and Derek to stop arguing so much and actually get
married. I think that would act an extra spunk to the show that is needed because
right now on every episode they end up arguing every time.
2. I would like to see Greys Anatomy to relate more to the medical show. Since it is
considered a medical show that should actually show what its like. The romance
and stuff is fine but little more actual medical things would be nice.
3. Honestly I dont think they need to add or change anything to Greys Anatomy so
far. I absolutely love this show and it I get so excited to be able to watch it.