Staring at the Sun


Episode Info

George (T.R. Knight) has trouble explaining to his somewhat thick-eared siblings that their father Harold (George Dzundza) must have heart surgery. When Burke (Isaiah Washington) is chosen to perform the operation, he wonders if he's up to it--and so, after a while, is George. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is profoundly affected by her young patient Mia (Brooke Bryan), who seems to prefer her allegedly abusive nanny to her mother. After calling a truce with Addison (Kate Walsh), Derek (Patrick Dempsey) shares a few words (and a bath!) with Meredith. And two other couples face an uphill climb in search of common ground.


Ellen Pompeo
as Meredith Grey
Patrick Dempsey
as Derek Shepherd
Sandra Oh
as Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl
as Izzie Stevens
T.R. Knight
as George O'Malley
Chandra Wilson
as Miranda Bailey
Isaiah Washington
as Preston Burke
James Pickens Jr.
as Richard Webber
Kate Walsh
as Addison Shepherd
Sara Ramirez
as Callie Torres
Kate Burton
as Ellis Grey
Eric Dane
as Mark Sloan
George Dzundza
as Harold O'Malley
Greg Pitts
as Jerry O'Malley
Tim Griffin
as Ronny O'Malley
Myndy Crist
as Mia's Mom
Paul Cassel
as Mia's Dad
Martin Yu
as Resident
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