Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
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Bring the Pain 

A storm rages, causing power outages and jamming the elevator, trapping George and Alex inside with a vulnerable patient. Meanwhile, Meredith and Derek arrange a religious ritual for a young woman, and Cristina deals with an unusual case.


Mark Tinker


Shonda Rhimes (created by), Shonda Rhimes


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Pompeo ... Dr. Meredith Grey
Sandra Oh ... Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl ... Dr. Izzie Stevens
Justin Chambers ... Dr. Alex Karev
T.R. Knight ... Dr. George O'Malley
Chandra Wilson ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens Jr. ... Dr. Richard Webber
Isaiah Washington ... Dr. Preston Burke
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
Kate Walsh ... Dr. Addison Montgomery
Mimi Kennedy ... Verna Bradley
François Chau ... Mr. Chue (as Francois Chau)
Brent Briscoe ... Henry Lamott
Michelle Krusiec ... Anna Chue
Daniel Bess ... Pete Willoughby


A storm rages in Seattle. Izzie is very disappointed by her date with Alex, and Meredith is upset with Derek. They both complain to George, which drives him crazy. At the hospital, Cristina is assigned a patient who uses porn as a pain killer, and Meredith takes care of an Asian girl who needs to see a Shaman before surgery. There is a power shortage, and George and Alex are stuck in an elevator with a critical patient. They need to perform heart surgery, but Alex is too freaked out, so George does it. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

23 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode was supposed to be the original Season 1 finale but ABC ended with 1x09 "Who's Zoomin' Who?" They wanted the show to end alongside Desperate Housewives so added the planned last five episodes of Season 1 to the beginning of Season 2 instead. See more »


When George and Alex are in the elevator prepping for surgery on the gunshot victim we see Alex and George both put on surgical gowns and gloves. Yet, when George removes the bandage from the wound, we see Alex look up at George and Alex is suddenly not wearing either the gown or the gloves. The next time we see Alex, he is once again in a surgical gown and wearing gloves. See more »


Dr. Miranda Bailey: Hey, life is short, times are hard, the road is long, with many a winding turn.
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References Say Anything... (1989) See more »


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