Season 5 - Episode 18: Stand By Me

Episode 18: Stand By Me

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After trying without success to get Izzie to take time off work to read up on her illness, Cristina gets her an appointment with an oncologist. However, Izzie is against the idea, saying she is not even sure if she wants treatment. Will she let her fears get in the way of potential recovery?

Elsewhere, Mark performs surgery on a victim of a drink-driving accident who does not have lips or a nose. Mark chooses Izzie and Lexie to scrub in on his surgery. However, later on, Izzie yells at her interns for making an inappropriate comment during a talk with the patient. Mark finds her yelling at them and throws her off his case. Further complications also soon arise – will Mark be able to perform the complex surgery to everyone’s satisfaction?

Meanwhile, Callie goes to Derek to try and convince him to come back towork, by telling him of a mistake she herself made early in her career. After Callie is unsuccessful in persuading Derek about a doctor’s fallibility, Meredith finally goes to see him, and he tells her that he loves her. She in turn fills Derek in on Izzie’s condition, and tells him that she is unsure if she can respect or love him if he will not try to save their friend. She leaves all of Izzie's scans with Derek – will this be enough to persuade the doctor to step back into his scrubs?

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Comments (12)

  • Liz

    over 2 years ago


    All the repeats of CSI, L&O, NCIS are on before midnight and yet C5 can't put this on at a decent time. It is very tedious to have to watch on my laptop before 8am as otherwise it eats up my broadband allowance. I don't believe that C5 read these comments apart to moderate them, they just don't care.

  • Nu

    over 2 years ago


    can't even get the adds to start, demand 5 i think you need to send some staff off to the BBC to get some training on i media.

  • Carol Graham

    over 2 years ago

    Carol Graham

    I totally agree with all the above can you at least tell us what bright spark had the idea of putting it on at such a rediculas time especially as there seems to be some glitch in the system and i cant see it on Demand 5 either.Please channel 5 sort it out before you lose any more viewers.

  • Neicey

    over 2 years ago


    I agree with all of the above. Why can't Five put this on at a more accessible time? If CSI, CSI NY, CSI MIami, NCIS, The Mentalist can be on around 9pm why not Grey's? Come on Scheduler's. If you want the viewers put programmes on at reasonable times and repeat them through the night!

  • Denise

    over 2 years ago


    Well at last it is fixed and I was able to watch this episode. I agree with all the above comments. Why oh why put on a great show at 4am and not repeat it at a more accessible time. Channel five show other good programmes around 9pm - The Mentalist, CSI, CSI NY, CSI Miami, NCIS so why not Grey's Anatomy. Come on Five schedulers!

  • Nicole

    over 2 years ago


    how the helll am i suppose to watch this at 4am i have to sit watching it on my laptop it is a stupid system you should swap it for something no one watches because you would get loads more viewing grey's anatomy than some of the crap you put on this channel . you should actually take the time to listen and read our views because i better no one has !! if you want viewers on this programme than move it to like 9:00pm

  • maria

    over 2 years ago


    can't watch the episode..just stopped and not able to make work again...i also got yesterday the note of "is not currently available" in the programs I was trying to watch...rubbis

  • lisa

    over 2 years ago


    I too am unable to watch it and am still so annoyed that C5 have ignored all messages stating that we want to watch Greys at a more suitable time than 4am!!! You obviously don't care what your viewers think.....

  • Susan

    over 2 years ago


    Why can I not watch this episode. I just had to sit and watch the adverts only for a note to come up and say this is not currently available - what a load of rubbish

  • Daf

    over 2 years ago


    they are obviously trying to kill it. the fact that moderators NEVER comment on the Grey's Anatomy episodes is proof enough for me that they want us to subscribe to sky. Personally I've ordered seasons 1-8 on dvd for christmas so C5, I'm sorry but you just lost one person that will no longer be watching your ads!

  • Nora Edmonds

    over 2 years ago

    Nora Edmonds

    I do not understand why this show was moved to such a hostile screening time. Does the channel need to prove that it does not get enough viewers to be able to drop it all together from its programme? Hope it is not the case. It is bad enough that House went on pay channels and Desperate Housewives are also off from Channel 4.

  • Sue

    over 2 years ago


    OH COME ON!!!! Why are these episodes never on when you want them? BBC are much better at this than Channel 5, they get the programmes online as soon as possible after airing. It sucks that Grey's Anatomy is on TV at 4 in the morning, so nobody can see it - C5 could at least get it online quicker as a way of apologising to your viewers!