Grey's Anatomy: Episode 5.15 "Before and After" Recap (Page 1/4)
Grey's Anatomy: Episode 5.15 "Before and After" Recap (Page 1/4)
The Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice crossover event begins (or rather "continues" because I guess last week's episode in which Addison made a two-second phone call to Derek at the very end of the episode counted as a crossover). Addison (Kate Walsh), Naomi (Audra McDonald) and of course, Archer (Grant Show) who has parasitic worms in his brain, spill out of an ambulance at Seattle Grace Hospital. Do they know that Seattle Grace dropped to number 12 in the rankings now? I wonder if they would have chosen to go to another hospital if they knew this information. They rush Archer into an ICU room where he starts seizing because of a reaction to a drug they are giving him. Derek (Patrick Dempsey) orders them to stop the IV drip, and when Archer starts crashing, they order a crash cart to start his engines back up again.

Bailey (Chandra Wilson) has cleared her schedule to help support Addison. Derek exposits to Addison that her brother hates him, that he hated him long ago when Addie and Derek were still together. Naomi sheepishly admits that she's sort of with Archer now, and Derek and Naomi chit-chat awkwardly and incredulously about how their tight-knit medical school group has become so dysfunctional and broken now.

At home, Alex (Justin Chambers) finds Izzie (Katherine Heigl) in full Martha Stewart craft heaven, making glittery cards for her interns whose spirits are broken. Alex suspects that something might be wrong with Izzie because she can't see the scissors that are sitting on the desk in front of her. All of this crafty stuff is for a medical scavenger hunt that she has devised for the interns to teach them some medicine and raise their spirits a bit. The interns are sullen and bratty about having to play a game with crazy Izzie, but their competitive natures get the best of them, and they seem to start having fun with it too. Everyone except for Sadie (Melissa George), that is. Sadie basically doesn't know any medicine. She doesn't know what a whipple is, or how to diagnose anaphylactic shock, or how to properly find the heartbeat of a fetus with an ultrasound. Meanwhile, Lexie (Chyler Leigh) lives up to her Lexipedia nickname and kicks all kind of ass in the scavenger hunt. Throughout the whole exercise, Izzie maniacally cheers everyone on, sometimes mock-trash-talking, sometimes hooting Arsenio Hall-style.

The pregnant aneurysm patient Jen from last week was supposed to have her brain operated upon by Derek today, but because of Archer's emergency surgery, hers will be postponed until first thing in the morning. Neither she nor her husband Rob is pleased to hear this.

Richard (James Pickens Jr.) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) has a patient named Michael (otherwise known as Holland Manners from Angel. What up, Buffyverse?!) who has colorectal cancer, but has been keeping his condition a secret from his daughter Beth. Beth happens to be the blonde woman Major McHottie (Kevin McKidd) saw and freaked out over in the last episode of Grey's Anatomy. Apparently, he and Blondie were engaged, but he broke up with her via a two-line email. This is certainly news to Cristina!

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