Grey's Anatomy/The First Cut Is the Deepest

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The First Cut is the Deepest
Season 1, Episode 2
Airdate April 3, 2005
Production Number 102
Written by Shonda Rhimes
Directed by Peter Horton
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The First Cut is the Deepest is the second episode of the first season of Grey's Anatomy, and the second episode overall.

Starring: Ellen Pompeo (Meredith), Sandra Oh (Cristina), Katherine Heigl (Izzie), Justin Chambers (Alex), T.R. Knight (George), Chandra Wilson (Bailey), James Pickens, Jr. (Richard), Isaiah Washington (Burke), Patrick Dempsey (Derek)

Guest Starring: (in credits order) Alice Lo (Qing Lu), Scarlett Lam (Ming), Robin Pearson Rose (Patricia), Kerry Carney (Intern #1), Kerri Higuchi (Peds Intern), Dennis Gubbins (Paul), Stacey R. Hinnen (Mr. Johnson), Elise Robertson (Ms. Johnson), Kylie Dragna (Ellen Parkins), Gary Kraus (Louis Cardon), Sonia Jackson (Patient #1), Walter Wong (Tech), Scott Michael Morgan (Patient #2), Cindy Drummond (Louis' wife), Helen McCardle (ER Doctor), Alex Thayer (Allison), Chip Keyes (Big Man), Jeff Marlow (Drunk Man), Andre Panossian (Code Team Leader), Stephen Blackehart (Vic), Patricia Harris-Smith (Patient's wife), Debra Holt (Big Man's wife), Nate Reese (Father of Patient #1), Joan McCrea (Louis' Mother-in-law), Linda Nile (Louis' Sister-in-law), Kristy L. Munden (Trauma Nurse)


Plot Overview

The surgical staff tries to be optimistic as a young woman clings to life after a brutal attack. Meanwhile Meredith puts her career on the line to save a newborn in the hospital nursery, and the other interns learn that it takes more than just medical knowledge to be good at their jobs.


Arc Advancement





The Show

The title is a reference to the song by Cat Stevens (also recorded by Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crowe.)

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments