Plus, Derek’s sister drops by for a life-changing visit!
In a last stitch effort to repair Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) hand, his sister Lizzie (Neve Campbell) arrived in Seattle to donate a nerve to him on the Dec. 6 episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Meanwhile, the new interns learned just how difficult it is to earn the respect of their attendings.
Heather (Tina Majorino) was unhappy when she learned she was paired with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), or “Medusa” as the interns refer to her. Nevertheless, she was eager to help with Meredith’s surgery, but she quickly got the shaft and had to act as Meredith’s personal assistant instead. After much effort, Heather was unsuccessful in earning Meredith’s respect, especially when she accidentally spilled the beans about Meredith’s pregnancy to Callie (Sara Ramirez)!
The pressure was on for Jo (Camilla Luddington) when she was forced to make a life-or-death decision for a patient because Alex (Justin Chambers) wasn’t immediately available. Although she was beaming with pride, she was quickly knocked down by Alex, who relentlessly taunted her for having a “rich girl” exterior. Jo finally reached her breaking point and revealed to Alex that he was very wrong about her background.
Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) and Leah (Tessa Ferrer) assisted Cristina (Sandra Oh) on two separate cases involving infants in dire need of heart transplants. They battled each other to impress Cristina, hoping to earn a spot in a surgery. When a heart became available for one of the babies, Stephanie was the intern who was chosen to scrub in. Later, competition got the best of the girls and they were both thrown off another case.
Shane (Gaius Charles) was assigned to April’s (Sarah Drew) service, assisting with outpatient procedures. He initially acted immaturely about his gross “lump and bump” patients, but he quickly learned the importance of putting in his time in the “slums.”
Shane impressed the attendings with his freshly learned lesson and earned himself the coveted intern spot in Derek’s hand surgery. But in order for Callie to operate on Derek’s hand, a donated nerve was needed. Much to Derek’s dismay, his sister Lizzie arrived in town and volunteered to donate!
After a tough day of assisting, the new interns of Seattle Grace Mercy West gained a newfound respect for their superiors.
– Jenny Pickard
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