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Speaking of Golden Globe nominations, how happy was I that Grey's was nominated for best drama series, along with Patrick Dempsey for best actor and Sandra Oh for best supporting actress? Here's hoping more of the cast get noticed for future awards, especially my favorite, T.R. Knight. This repeat of the season premiere reminded me why George is my favorite character. I loved that Webber asked George to be the mole, or in this case the "sponge," and it was very cool for George to use his sponge status to help get Joe the insuranceless bartender's expensive surgery financed. I remember how glued to the TV I was the first time I watched this, wanting to find out more about Addison. It was also the first time Meredith found out about Cristina sleeping with Burke, so it was great to relive those early Cristina-Burke moments, along with seeing Alex and Izzie when all they did was play the flirt-and-ignore game. One line I missed the first time was Meredith saying "my ex-boyfriend's wife looks like Isabella frickin' Rossellini and I'm like me." Of course, George had to tell Meredith "you look nice" twice. And, of course, I cried again when Alex hugged George at the end. What can I say? I'm a sap. Dave Anderson

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I think my mother, Joan, summed it up best: "I like these catch-up episodes. Just like last week's Desperate Housewives recap, it helped me to get caught up since I missed a few here and there." Thanks, Joan. And it especially helps when you love the show. This hour did a great job capturing just about all the best scenes, plus it solidified exactly why we love the show so much: It has great characters whom we care about. But what goes into making great characters is a combination of fantastic writing and top-notch acting. Thank you, Writers Guild, for nominating Grey's for Outstanding Achievement in Writing for a Dramatic Series and thank you, Screen Actors Guild, for nominating Patrick Dempsey for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, Sandra Oh for best actress and the entire cast for drama series ensemble. It was great to relive so many of the best moments: Addison revealing that she cheated on Derek rather than the opposite, Burke getting into the hospital bed with a crying Cristina and comforting her in front of her mother, George flying solo on the stalled elevator ("I've got my finger in a heart") and Izzie's best line ever: "Because it's what Jesus would freakin' do!" But my favorite part of tonight's recap was seeing all the times Izzie and Meredith have said "seriously," all edited together. I have been saying that word quite often, both to myself and aloud, because of this show. Seriously.

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First of all, I was so happy they finally played the opening theme song again. Admit it

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I loved tonight's episode, and I'm not lying

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ABC was very smart to give us a new episode tonight, since the SAGs ended at 10 pm. And what a great one it was. Hopefully people who never watched the show but were watching the awards and saw Sandra Oh win (yea, Sandra!) thought, "Hmm, this gal just won a Golden Globe and now a SAG award. Maybe I should check out her show tonight." Yes, Sandra was fabulous as she always is, but Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo gave their best performances, by far. Maybe the creative staff wanted to spread the wealth and help the other actors join Sandra and Patrick Dempsey in the world of award nominations. So Izzie has an 11-year old daughter that she gave up. What a perfect way for us to find out, by having her give advice to that young mother-to-be. How about Meredith discovering that Dr. Webber visits her mother? So glad she encouraged him to continue doing so at the end. What a beautiful scene with Derek comforting Meredith (you know he wanted to kiss her

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Remember the year Alias followed the Super Bowl? ABC made sure Sydney Bristow was scantily clad so that all the testosterone-fueled football fans would keep their network on, hoping for boffo ratings. I was wondering how they would achieve the same effect tonight with Grey's, so how perfect was it to start the episode with George having a steamy dream? Hilarious. Of course, his dream ended with him confessing his love for Meredith. Oh, George. I loved how Cristina went from saying to Meredith "This is me being supportive," to "Whatever! Everybody has problems!" Cristina's second statement certainly summed up the episode. Now we all know what a Code Black is, and if you're ever in a hospital and you hear someone scream those words, leave! You know that it's a "very special episode" when the series creator writes it, and Shonda Rhimes did a fantastic job, as did director Peter Horton. And they certainly didn't waste the talents of guest star Christina Ricci as the new paramedic getting "hands-on" experience

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SPOILER ALERT...HIGHLLIGHT TO SEE....DO NOT QUOTE
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Question: Oh. My. God. Grey's Anatomy's post-Super Bowl episode was fantastic! It was edge-of-my-seat material. Any clues as to what will happen next week?

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Let me get this out of the way. Best line of 2006 so far, of any show I watch, was definitely Bailey to George while he was helping her give birth: "Stop looking at my va-jay-jay!!" My roommate Jason and I screamed so loud with laughter that we had to rewind the TiVo immediately. What an unbelievable hour. And I thought last week was out of control! I've said several times before how much the music enhances this show. Utilizing Anna Nalick's "Breathe (2 am)" during the three simultaneous climactic scenes was brilliant: Bailey's labor (Shut up about the baby's middle name being George!), her husband's surgery and Meredith removing the bomb from a man's body. And then we got good news and bad news at the same time: Bailey's husband survived the surgery, so we'll be seeing more of Cress Williams (90210), but too bad we can't say the same about Kyle Chandler as the bomb-squad dude. I wanted him to be Meredith's new love interest

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Question: Give us the scoop on Grey's Anatomy! Are Meredith and George going to hook up? That would ruin everything!

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Poor George. As many expected, sleeping with Meredith ended up not being the experience George was hoping for. I was really glad they waited until the end to show that scene of the two of them in bed together, treating it like a flashback in George's mind rather than opening the episode with it. Hopefully he'll get over the devastation, and moving out will certainly help matters. I'm loving Sara Ramirez as Dr. Callie Torres

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'Anatomy' Star Recalls Dyslexia Struggle


NEW YORK - "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey says his childhood wasn't so McDreamy: He wasn't diagnosed as being dyslexic until he was 12 years old.

"I think it's made me who I am today," says Dempsey, who plays neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd on the hit ABC series, in an interview on "The Barbara Walters Special" that airs Wednesday night (March 01 - 10 p.m. EST).

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Speaking of fake-hospital TV series... Grammy winner Natalie Cole slipped and fell, fracturing her right arm, while taping an episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy earlier this week, says the New York Daily News. After being fitted for a real-life sling, Cole returned to work like a trouper

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The real test to determine whether an actor is doing an effective job is not just how well they act in a scene, but how they react. We had some really great reacting tonight. An obvious one would be Sandra Oh's facial expressions as Cristina was forced to be Bailey's babysitter. How hilarious was she while changing the baby's diaper? Then when she told the baby to "Shut it!", I had to TiVo back and watch it again. But back to the reacting. Patrick Dempsey's face said it all while Meredith was explaining to Derek the horrible thing she did to George. Meredith asked Derek to act like a friend not as her ex and you could tell the struggle he was having just through his face. I love that he told Meredith to apologize to George and to use the elevator. Then T.R. Knight gave my favorite reacting performance as Meredith apologized to George

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TV Land Taps 'Grey's Anatomy' as 'Future Classic'
Show joins ABC mate 'Housewives' in receiving honor




'Grey's Anatomy' stars
Ellen Pompeo, T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl


LOS ANGELES --
Should TV Land still exist a generation from now, there's a decent chance its viewers will get to wax nostalgic over the lives and loves of those pretty interns at Seattle Grace Hospital.

"Grey's Anatomy," the show about said interns, was designated a "Future Classic" at Sunday's fourth annual TV Land Awards. The show joins its Sunday-night ABC cohort, "Desperate Housewives," which won the honor last year, in receiving the award.

Of course, TV Land being the often-cheeky enterprise it is, "Grey's" got a little ribbing along with its award during Sunday's ceremony. A number of actors from past shows about doctors and nurses -- including Ed Begley Jr., Chad Everett, Diahann Carroll, Loretta Swit and Jane Seymour -- took part in a parody of the show.

Other honorees at Sunday's ceremony included "Cheers," which won the Legend Award, and Sid Caesar, who was presented the Pioneer Award by Billy Crystal. The awards, hosted by "Will & Grace" star Megan Mullally, will air Wednesday on TV Land, with a simulcast on Nick at Nite.

TV Land's Future Classic honor predates the awards show itself. In addition to "Desperate Housewives," past honorees include "Arrested Development," "Scrubs" and "Malcolm in the Middle."


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Fans feel the love on 'Grey's Anatomy
Cross between 'ER' and 'Friends,' has a huge, loyal audience

By MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ
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Isaiah Washington, Chandra Wilson, Sandra Oh, James Pickens Jr.,
Ellen Pompeo, T.R. Knight, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers
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There are TV fans, and then there are "Grey's Anatomy" fans. "Patrick Dempsey, when he nearly kisses Meredith, it's like nearly kissing me," said 37-year-old mother of two Jacki Moore of Burbank. "I've gone to a few of the fan sites and I look for pictures, and I Google his name pretty much every day to see if anything comes up. Oh, I'm telling you, I'm ready to put a poster up on my wall."

"I just feel like I can relate a lot to Meredith and I'm rooting for the underdog, but, oh, I'm a McDreamy fan," said 23-year-old business student Karyn McQueen, referring to Dempsey's character. "I want him and Meredith to be together. You see the way he looks at her. He really does love her."

A bona fide hit in its first season, "Grey's Anatomy" this year has leapt into that rarefied air of pop-culture sensation, joining the ranks of "Lost" and, for a time, "Desperate Housewives." It is beating the "CSI" juggernaut in the coveted 18- to 49-year-old demographic for the entire season, and twice has garnered a larger audience than its Wisteria Lane lead-in when both shows aired original episodes.

From obsessive water-cooler chatter to "Saturday Night Live" spoofs, the fictional surgical ward of Seattle Grace Hospital has quickly seeped into the American consciousness, particularly for women.

With "Sex and the City" available only in syndication and "Desperate Housewives" losing its glow, women are finding a replacement in "Grey's," a show with several strong female roles focusing largely on the travails of its title character, Meredith Grey. And while the show's repressed love affair may have women swooning, they're also responding to the evolving friendships between the five interns and the doctors on staff.

"Grey's" plays like a cross between the drama of "ER" and the camaraderie of "Friends," with some spicy female empowerment a la "Sex and the City" in the center. Fans can't get enough of interns Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Izzie (Katherine Heigl), Cristina (Sandra Oh), George (T.R. Knight), Alex (Justin Chambers), surgical resident Bailey (Chandra Wilson) or Dr. Burke (Isaiah Washington). And then there's Derek Shepherd, Meredith's love interest. Dubbed McDreamy by the female interns, Dempsey has soared in this role to stratospheric highs on the heat meter since the pilot.

"What I find interesting is that there are some people out there who take the show very seriously," said creator Shonda Rhimes. "But then I think about how strongly I felt about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and how emotional I was about what happened to those characters. So going from being a fan to somebody who has her own show, I definitely respect it. You come into people's homes in a very personal way on a weekly basis. They get involved. But the general success of the show, that sort of loyalty and rage over why did you let Meredith and George sleep together, it's fantastic but it's not something I necessarily expected."

Averaging 20 million viewers, "Grey's" is the fifth-ranked show in all of prime-time television and the fourth-most upscale program (with viewers who earn $100,000 or more), according to Nielsen Median Research. Its audience is 67 percent female, 11 percent black and 6 percent Hispanic. (Nielsen does not provide other ethnic breakdowns.) Even more precious to advertisers is that 11 million of those viewers - 58 percent of the audience - is in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, the group they like to sell to the most.

"I like the emotional draw of it," said Andy Yardley, 31, who works for a biotech firm in San Francisco and, in a major break from the typical fan mold, says she is drawn to the female characters more than to Dempsey's. "I cry almost every episode, and I laugh almost every episode. So it feels very cathartic. Every Sunday, to be getting ready for the rest of the week, to have this last big moment, it's great."

Even when ABC preempts the show for other programming, such as the Academy Awards, the fans know where to go for their fix. Nicole Scheff, 30, of Baltimore says she spends her entire workday on the message boards.

Moore, who re-watches episodes on her TiVo late into the night, says her husband thinks she's crazy. "But he's fine with it, because I told him, "Honey, you're starting to look like Dr. McDreamy.'"

But neither the blogs nor her daily morning fill of "Grey's" podcasts is enough for McQueen and her sister. So how'd they get by without learning for one more week whether George would forgive Meredith for having impulsive sex with him and then weeping over her mistake? They watched that episode again. "I was just so grossed out. George and Meredith have a brother-sister relationship," McQueen said. "He knows how she feels about Derek, and he shouldn't be upset about it."

If it sounds like viewers are taking the story lines personally, consider this from an ABC message board: "What was Shonda thinking?" glared the subject header, after the big sex scene aired, as if the viewer personally knew the woman who runs the show. Thing is, in a way, this audience does. The show's writers have a blog, www.greyswriters.com, where they communicate weekly with fans about the episode that aired.

"The Web allows people to know our names and what we look like," Rhimes said. "As a writer, you don't expect to be recognizable to anybody. And it's certainly not your goal. But I spent so much time wishing to have the show, and wishing that it would be a success, that I certainly can't complain about anything that happens after that."

Rhimes was looking to fill the programming void that she felt when "Sex and the City" and "Friends" went off the air. In particular, she wanted to be in charge of a show that she could watch with her sisters and gab about, but that men could also enjoy.

Although two-thirds of the audience is female, men, as evidenced by the message boards and blogs, have discovered it as well. It's just a little hard to get them to admit it, which Rhimes understands, because even ABC executives saw it initially as a "chick show."

Moore's 40-year-old husband, whom she describes as an "all-around jock guy," demands that she not watch it without him, "even though he pretends like he's not a fan." McQueen's 53-year-old father is a die-hard, as is her fortysomething attorney boss. "We're supposed to be a very professional corporate law firm, but every Monday morning he asks me, "Did you watch?'" McQueen said. "For sure, there are a lot of grown men who are professionals watching this."

Executive Producer Mark Gordon believes there are a lot of closeted male fans. "You wouldn't expect the Sunday night football-watching crowd to like this show, but I can't tell you how many people have said, "My wife was always saying you gotta watch this show and now I'm hooked.'"


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Memo to the "blue-ribbon panel" that ends up choosing the Emmy nominations for guest actress in a drama series

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I am officially old. Mare Winningham is playing a soon-to-be grandmother! OK




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