Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
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Here's to Future Days 

Izzie is torn over whether to have Derek's proposed brain surgery. A soldier on medical leave asks for a radical operation so he can return to active duty. The Chief tries to lure Bailey ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill D'Elia

Writers:

Shonda Rhimes (created by), Allan Heinberg | 1 more credit »
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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
James Pickens Jr. ... Dr. Richard Webber
Sara Ramirez ... Dr. Callie Torres
Eric Dane ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Chyler Leigh ... Dr. Lexie Grey
Kevin McKidd ... Dr. Owen Hunt
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Denny Duquette
Kimberly Elise ... Dr. Rebecca Swender
Jessica Capshaw ... Dr. Arizona Robbins
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Storyline

Izzie is torn over whether to have Derek's proposed brain surgery. A soldier on medical leave asks for a radical operation so he can return to active duty. The Chief tries to lure Bailey back to general surgery with a new toy, and Mark shifts into high gear with major life changes. Written by layle

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Every episode of the show is named after a famous song. "Here's to the Future" is a song by Non REM. See more »

Goofs

Alex Karev is completely shaved while crying on the bench with Meredith trying to comfort him. After 2 minutes and a half he shows up at Izzy's room and he has hair on his face. He has hair on his face until the end of the episode. See more »

Quotes

Alison Clark: [to Izzie] Don't do it. That's my vote. Don't have the surgery. I didn't. I frigging hate surgery.
Dr. Izzie Stevens: I'm hallucinating, Allison. I have really long conversations with dead peopl and I see that aren't... Like right now, for example, I'm pretty certain there aren't birds flying over your head, because this is a hospital and that would be weird. But, that's what I'm seeing. I have a brain tumor. Am I really not gonna let them cut it out?
Alison Clark: I didn't let them cut out mine. It's like... Okay, one minute, ...
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Charmed Life
(uncredited)
Performed by Joy Williams
Courtesy of Sensibility Music
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