Grey's Anatomy: Episode 5.22 "What a Difference a Day Makes" Recap (Page 1/4)
Grey's Anatomy: Episode 5.22 "What a Difference a Day Makes" Recap (Page 1/4)
The 100th episode of Grey's Anatomy opens with an Izzie (Katherine Heigl) voiceover, except, it's not really a voiceover because we see her in her hospital bed, wearing a scarf on her head, whispering her monologue to someone we can't see. She looks very weary and cancery, and she's talking about big days. The days that start out normal but end big are the biggest kinds of days. While she talks, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) are at the church where they will be getting married at the end of the day. That's how their day will end, but they are starting the day by going to work, because if we have learned nothing about these people, it is that they are workaholics.

Callie (Sara Ramirez) wakes up the at the hospital and complains to Cristina (Sandra Oh) that since is po' now, she has to pick up extra shifts in the ER. Also, she apparently had a really romantic date with Arizona last night at a fancy-schmancy restaurant that she can no longer afford, and bailed on her after dinner to work the ER. Cristina, thinking that she needed to clear out of the apartment to give Callie and Arizona some space, also slept at the hospital and is terribly cranky as a result.

Izzie is super-excited to be going to the wedding today. She tells Bailey (Chandra Wilson) that she feels fine and that she must go to the wedding because (a), she's a bridesmaid, (b) she planned it from start to finish and (c) it is her dream wedding. (Oh, please, there are so many heavy-handed hints, aren't there? I'm pretty sure I know how this episode will end.) Alex (Justin Chambers) is concerned that her blood pressure isn't where it should be. Once they both leave the room, Izzie notices that her hair is starting to fall out. But you know what? Girlfriend had brain surgery, so she should have been shaved bald by now anyway. Then, Denny shows up again, causing Izzie much distress. She knows that there must be another tumor in her brain.

Alex and George (T.R. Knight) are assigned to the pit, but Callie tells them they can relax because there's nothing to do. It's a slow day in the pit. Uh oh, them's jinxing words! Sure enough, as soon as she utters those words, I phone call comes in from an ambulance carrying lots of bloody trauma victims. The patients are a group of college students who were on their way to their graduation ceremony but were waylaid by a fatal car accident. While Callie is trying to attend to everyone, she gets pissed off because Hunt is nowhere to be found.

Hunt (Kevin McKidd) is up on the bridge with Cristina. He tells her that it was the blades of the ceiling fan above Cristina's bed that triggered his PTSD episode that caused the choking because they reminded him of helicopter blades. You can tell that he really wants to hold her hand, but she abruptly leaves.

Hunt finally joins the rest of the team in the ER. Alex's patient is the valedictorian of the class named Becca. Becca is a prototypical Seattle Grace Hospital patient because she starts talking about very personal things to the doctors who treat her. This girl's deal is that she all she ever did was study, and her life was supposed to begin today after she graduated from college.

Cristina's patient was driving the car. He asks after his girlfriend. He says that she was sitting in the backseat, and when he turned around to tell her something, she was gone. That's not a good sign, but he's holding out hope that she wasn't hurt in the crash.

Izzie pages Derek and tells him about the new visions of Denny. Derek knows what this means and orders another MRI.

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-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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