5x12 Sympathy for the Devil
First Aired: Jan. 15, 2009 on ABC
Summary: Derek's mother, Carolyn (Tyne Daly), makes a surprise visit to Seattle and meets Meredith for the first time, as Mark tries to conceal his relationship with Lexie from her as well; meanwhile, death row inmate William wishes to donate his organs to Bailey and Arizona's patient, as Owen and…
Main Characters in this Episode
Dr. Cristina Yang: You're wearing shoes in my shower!
Dr. Owen Hunt: My first blast injury in the field: body was mangled - home made explosive device, copper and wires embedded five inches deep in the abdomen, arms and legs hanging on my threads of skin... never seen anything like it, not in textbook, not in residency. Incredible, body full of holes. A trauma surgeon's dream. I put tourniquets on where I could, started tying off the arteries with my bares hands, but the bleeding was everywhere; stomach, chest. Best pressure I could think off was my own body so I... I laid there for two hours on top of him, not moving, trying to keep that dam from bursting with my hands and knees and my elbows. Body full of holes, and... and he never bled out. I wouldn't let him. He made it to the hospital, he made it home, a month later he sent me a letter thanking me for saving his life and then he shot himself. That was my best surgery. And my worst.
- This episode shares its name with an episode of the CW show Supernatural. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who appears as Denny Duquette in this episode, plays a leading role in the "Supernatural".
- Every episode of the show is named after a famous song. "Sympathy for the Devil" is a song by The Rolling Stones.
- Guest-star Tyne Daly's step-brother Tim Daly is cast-member of the Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice.