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Break on Through 

The nurses are striking, and George refuses to cross the picket line. The interns are surprised by Bailey's seemingly immature replacement, Izzie connects with a pregnant girl, and an elderly woman's plight pushes Meredith to the limit.

Director:

David Paymer

Writers:

Shonda Rhimes (created by), Zoanne Clack
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Cast

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 (credit only)
James Pickens Jr. ... Dr. Richard Webber
Kate Walsh ... Dr. Addison Montgomery
Isaiah Washington ... Dr. Preston Burke
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
Betty Garrett ... Eleanor
Rae Allen ... Ruth
Monica Calhoun ... Mrs. Wood
Leisha Hailey ... Claire Solomon
June Lockhart ... Agnes
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Storyline

The nurses strike, leaving the doctors unprepared for their extra duties. Cristina and Burke have to define their work relationship, Izzie relates to a pregnant teenager, and Meredith finds parallels to her mother in a case requiring her to remove life support. Written by layle

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This is the first episode to not feature Chandra Wilson (Bailey). See more »

Goofs

Izzie revealed to a patient that she got pregnant at 16, but gave her daughter up for adoption. Typically you would have to be 31 or 32 when beginning an internship after med school etc, which would make her daughter 16. However, Izzie tells her patient that her daughter is 11, which would make Izzie only 26 or 27. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Meredith Grey: We can't help ourselves, we see a line we want to cross it. Maybe it's the thrill of trading the familiar for the unfamiliar, a sort of personal dare, only problem is, once you have crossed it's almost impossible to go back. But if you do manage to make it back across that line, you find safety in numbers.
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Connections

References The Horse Whisperer (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Sailed On
Performed by Landon Pigg
RCA
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Beautiful
11 May 2020 | by IngridNO-67997See all my reviews

A really great episode! And an important message in the story with the nurses.

Izzie is vulnerable and sharing parts of her history. It's so nice to watch. George is standing up for what he believes in.

One of mye favourite parts is when Cristina gets teached a lesson. She is way too arrogant and deserves to be put in her place. Well played. Very entertaining, especially when she has to apologize.

Great acting by Ellen when Meredith breaks down in the closet. The moment is so fragile and beautiful. And the music is perfect. I always cry, even though I have seen it a number of times.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Greek | English

Release Date:

29 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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